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Victoria Atkins (Conservative Justice Minister) said on @BBCNewsnight last night that they are going to "reform GDPR so that businesses find it easier to manage data".


#ToryBritain #BrexitReality
As a software engineer of 25 years specialising in web software of exactly this kind, I have an intimate understanding of GDPR, data privacy and data security in computer systems.

GDPR is an excellent piece of legislation and should not be amended.

It protects us from data theft, identity theft and from big business playing fast and loose with our private data.

Deregulation, which I read as a relaxation of standards, would put us all at risk of exploitation by big business and the nefarious.

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Tories have compromised national security, rewritten laws to accommodate inhumane policies that Putin would be proud of, punished the most vulnerable in society, destroyed British trade, replaced EU funding with crumbs and allowed energy firms to reap profits while overcharging
your families with astronomical bills. Post Brexit, they've allowed all England and Wales rivers to be pumped full of shit, done limp dodgy trade deals with countries on the other side of the world, deals that will see cheap food banned in the EU flood the UK market because of
Brexit deregulation. They have opened up free market chaos that will ensure multinationals will eviscerate British farming and replace the NHS with US style Healthcare that will see your family selling their homes for any major operations.
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UK is run by the Vote Leave regime wallowing in an oligarchs paradise, Patel stopping the Russian Golden visa scheme is too little too late. This is a Govt of the super rich, obscene wealth riddled with abuses of power and innate corruption. UK trust on the world stage
drastically diminished, a monetised coup in place, political influence openly commodified by corporations replete with privately sub contracted donations to ensure that disaster capitalists dictate policy.
The 2000's clearly show the massive influx of Russian money into British politics came with Russian values, a Faustian deal whereby the cultural colonization by oligarchy has totally compromised and handcuffed the UK to Putin.
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#THREAD Putin, Corbyn & Russian money...

In Parliament on March 13th, 2018, after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Corbyn drew attention to the Govt “resisting Labour’s amendments to the Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering Bill that could introduce the so-called Magnitsky powers”.
The @Conservatives responded with cries of “shame” & “disgrace”, which were loudest when Corbyn attacked them for having so many extremely wealthy Russian donors giving them huge amounts of cash.

But ignore the backbenchers, & listen instead to Putin's actual opponents.
What do those brave men & women around the world risking their lives to fight Putin have to say? A cursory look will tell you that what they have to say sounds rather more like Jeremy Corbyn than anything then PM Theresa May or any other Tory at the time had to say on the matter.
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80,000 PIP decisions overturned last year - during the pandemic.

That's not 'human error' - it's systematic, state-sanctioned cruelty, & the deliberate persecution of some of Britain's most vulnerable people.

Utterly despicable. 🤬
In 2018 the Tory govt admitted they spent £200million fighting to stop people getting sickness & disability benefits: at least 4,600 disabled people were wrongly stripped of their benefits & it was found guilty by the UN of “grave & systematic violations” against disabled people.
As long ago as 2016, it was widely reported that a UN inquiry concluded that #austerity policies introduced into welfare and social care by the UK Tory government amount to “systematic violations” of the rights of people with disabilities.…
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Why vote Tory?

Let's say Johnson's broken moral compass, his rule breaking and lies to voters, Parliament and the Queen are "priced in".
Let's say the jury is out on the #Covid19UK response, highest deaths in Europe, strong vaccine rollout along with accusations of massive corruption and incompetence.
What have the Tories given us to justify a vote in their favour?

+ 10 years of austerity and wage stagnation that delivered a higher national debt than they started with.
+ Unaffordable housing and homelessness.
+ Increased poverty, inequality and insecurity.
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Please enjoy this recently resurfaced video starring the MP that the voters of Beaconsfield chose over Dominic Grieve, and stop asking why this country is done.

Johnson has of course just appointed her as a PPS.

You’re welcome.
#ToryBritain #idiocracy
I really hope Nadine Dorries doesn’t now feel she needs to trump her colleague in some form to keep the PM’s attention. 😬
Yes, of course former B movie actors can be MPs. It’s just that the alternative was Dominic Grieve, who is a serious and knowledgeable person, who cares about things like laws and good governance, that sort of thing. This is the MP who wants a pic of the Queen in every house. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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I think we can safely say that everyone in England lost that last election in so many ways.

What a shitshow!

We lost because we have a Chancellor protecting the profits of energy companies at all costs. 30% of children are already living in relative poverty.
We lost because we now have a proven Liar in charge of running the country, which is now a global laughing stock.
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What's the name for a country where there's
1 rule for the rule makers & another for the rest of us?

A country that claps for #nhsheroes but can't pay them

A country that hates babies fleeing our bombs, not the people selling them

A country with 1.8 million destitute children?
A tale of 2 #Covid UK
England has:

- 10 million adults /4.2 million children in poverty
-10 million "precariously employed"
-5.5 million paid below living wage
-4.7 on furlough
- 22,000 fewer NHS beds
-4.5 million waiting for treatment

1,000 Billionaires made
"A firm that was set up by a former secretary of Baroness Mone has been awarded a £122 million contract to supply PPE to the NHS – just 44 days after it was set up.

PPE Medpro was started by Anthony Page on the day he quit as the.."

From 2020

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I’ve just watched some of the clips of Nadine Dorries ‘debating’ in Parliament today.

If you’ve put someone like that in charge of your nation’s culture you’ve basically conceded it no longer has one.

Truly pitiful.
#ToryBritain #ToriesOut #JohnsonMustGo #idiocracy
Populism isn’t very popular.
They constantly purport to speak on behalf of the ordinary neglected silent British voter but the vast majority of ordinary neglected silent British voters want to be governed by anyone but the Tory Party. Our voting system is a total farce, a dark comedy of errors. #ToriesOut
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OH MY GOD. This is a total car crash for the government. Finally.

Could almost cry with relief.

This nonsense is coming to an end. It really is. Soon.
#WhoWasAtTheParty #whoattendedtheparty #torylies #ToryCovidCatastrophe #toryliars #TorySewageParty #ToryBritain
Excoriating discussion between @tombradby and @PaulBrandITV on @itvnews just now. This is mainstream prime time news, not the allegedly leftie Channel 4. And Stratton was their colleague at ITV once.

Disaster for the Tories. Absolute disaster. #whoattendedtheparty
And @Peston also now demanding a list of #whoattendedtheparty

Tick tock……
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And… Boom💥

A few days after the party that wasn’t a party that didn’t happen even if it was within the rules, which it wasn’t.

There are always receipts. Always.

Now, the list, the fines, the resignations. #WhoWasAtTheParty
#ToryLies #ToryBritain
Now that it’s confirmed on the record that it took place, there is no reason not to release the list of attendees, and take swift appropriate action. This is going to run & run until that happens so may as well get on with it. #whoattendedtheparty #ToryLies #ToryBritain #COVID19
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#THREAD on press responses to Arthur.

Some people DO need removing from society.

It's often impossible to know exactly what caused or motivated their despicable behaviour: some have been abused themselves, others have psychological problems, there may even be biological causes.
Whatever the cause, some behaviours are intolerable, & it's only right that they should be removed from society.

But it is often impossible to be 100% certain about what motivated a person to engage in cruelty toward children.

There's certainly something wrong with them.
However, certain sections of the press are imho deeply irresponsible in their reporting of child abuse.

What I object to is the predictable, instant, & speculative demonisation of social workers, police officers & doctors by some sections of the press, without knowing the facts.
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England’s "flagship" test-&-trace service is STILL spending more than £1m a day on private consultants - an “eye-watering” waste of taxpayers’ money that is failing to cut Covid infection levels.

The average DAILY contractor rate is £1,100.

Dr Jenny Harries, CEO of the UK Health Security Agency, who is responsible for test & trace, told MPs in July there was a “very detailed ramp-down plan” to cut the number of consultants.

But latest figures show that at the end of October it STILL employed 1,230 consultants.
New contracts worth millions of pounds are STILL being awarded to private consultancy firms, despite repeated pledges to curb their use.

The test-and-trace system has a £37 BILLION two-year budget - equivalent to almost a fifth of the annual #NHS England budget.
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Easiest deal in history, overseas aid 0.7% of GDP, 40 new hospitals, Northern Powerhouse Rail, HS2➡️Leeds, no tax rises, pensions triple lock, 350 million/week to NHS, boost for 🇬🇧 fishing, Erasmus scheme safe, EU citizens secure, no Irish Sea border.

All promised.

All broken.
Feel free to add others, they won’t all fit in 240 characters. #ToryBritain
And in many ways the most accidentally hilarious broken promise of all. #TorySewageParty #ToryShambles #idiocracy
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It’s all imploding. This is their own propaganda organ’s front page. Tory MPs will ditch Johnson sooner rather than later, they often eat their own leaders. Abysmal state for the UK to be in as #COP26 gasps for breath
#TorySewageParty #TorySleaze #ToryBritain #ToryBrexitDisaster
Boom 💥
Even the Express has had a spiritual lobotomy. #BrexitHasFailed
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Tweet this clip from @campbellclaret far and wide, all day long.

It is time to put an end to this abysmal charade.
#TorySewageParty #ToryBrexitDisaster #TorySleaze #ToryBritain
There were plenty of warnings when he was Mayor of London. It’s a pity so many people don’t follow the news isn’t it. #ToryBritain
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God this is mortifying. In front of the whole world, when you are trying to exercise diplomatic leverage at a pivotal moment.

Utterly embarrassing. #COP26 #ClimateCrisis #TorySleaze #TorySewageParty
I am always delighted to see how the liberal metropolitan elite has been totally smashed up in favour of ordinary working people in the north of England. 👀 Image
My word. Contrast that embarrassing corruption word salad with this desperate, deeply felt plea from a tearful former President of Ireland, who can actually see through the spin and sees how serious this all is. She is now President of @TheElders.
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So, the week began with the PM taking a private jet from #COP26 for dinner with Charles Moore, a climate sceptic, continued with him ordering the demolition of a system that’s investigating him, and ended with a refusal to deny Paterson, whom he sacrificed, might become a Lord.👌
I stubbornly refuse to believe we can’t do better than this. #torybritain
Oh for god’s sake. 🤯
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4.4 MILLION adults in England & Wales work for gig economy companies (15% of working adults - up from 6% in 2016).

Low-paid, challenging, insecure & exploitative work, with very poor working conditions, has been normalised in free-market #ToryBritain.…
“Gig work can offer flexibility, but many workers also experience lower pay & poor working conditions".

Millions of workers now have to rely on casual & insecure jobs to make ends meet - often on top of other work.

“Gig economy platforms are using new technologies to carry out the age-old practice of worker exploitation. Too often gig workers are denied their rights & are treated like disposable labour.”- Frances O’Grady, general secretary of @The_TUC.

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What an ugly day. Urgh. Burning it off on the piano is the only way I know how to retune my own energy sometimes. Hope it calms any equally angry people a bit! 🎼🕊🕯
#music #piano #musicislife #wednesdaythought #meditate #improvise
Sums it up. Maybe it should be the name of my tune. 🤔 Image
Good night all. Here’s to a brighter tomorrow. It couldn’t be much darker than today. Could it? 🙏
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Following allegations of Russian interference in our #BrexitBritain democratic processes, here’s ‘Rule Britannia’ cheekily re-imagined as a Russian romantic piece, complete with Soviet nostalgie colour scheme. 🇷🇺 🎼
#SundayThoughts #music #piano #sundayvibes #musicislife
I love the #StoolBritannia hashtag. 😂💩
There is possibly a series of Soviet treatments of popular #flagshagger 🇬🇧 tunes to be done actually.
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Here’s @RoryStewartUK on March 12, 2020.

All talk of ‘hindsight’ is dishonest gaslighting of the highest order.
#ToryCovidCatastrophe #COVIDReport #toryshambles #ToryBritain
It’s grim that the PM is sunning himself whilst all this #ToryCovidCatastrophe news swirls around. Like a trial in absentia in which the dictator has fled to another country.
Criminal negligence
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