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1/ Here’s how I feel about the language used by @BBCNews @SkyNews @LBC and all the other British media RE: #channeldeaths

I came here at the age of 5, my family were refugees escaping the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi!
I’m currently a taxpaying contributing British citizen
2/Seeing the way the #ToryCorruption government uses connotations and terminology to whip up a frenzy from their xenophobic and racist voters (and Britons at large) makes me feel sick
This country was built by White people and PoC alike! And will forever be that way going forward
3/ PoC/ BAME such as @sajidjavid @SadiqKhan @pritipatel etc all came here as economic migrants seeking a better life - few years ago Sajid and Sadiq were competing about whose dad came with the least in their pockets!

Ultimately the HUMANS who died could have been their parents
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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.

#ToryBritain

theguardian.com/world/2021/nov…
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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Just been considering what UK would have looked like 5 years on from 2016 if the Brexit vote had gone the other way...
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We need to face the reality that something was building up in the UK - dissatisfaction with the state of politics as it was.
We had Corbyn on one side, who, though I don't see as extreme, some do. The Tories were moving right to try to stop the loss of RW votes to UKIP.
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Britain was becoming a nation of extremes with the moderates in the centre of politics, Blair, Brown, Clegg, Miliband, discredited or disrespected.
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The Government trick voters into believing they're all FOR free-speech & AGAINST "nanny-state" interventionism.

But the Right has a recurrent obsession with pro-censorship, anti-free-speech legislation, & make repeated attempts to control what people see & hear.
I'm going to put to one side the BANNING of teaching of anti-capitalist views in schools, the concerning "free speech" measures introduced to CONTROL debate in Universities & the disproportionate obsession with antisemitism between 2015 & 2019, as I've written about these before.
Following the original video nasties moral panic in the mid-1980s, Mary Whitehouse & other right-wing reactionaries, supported by the frothing right-wing press, campaigned to ban some horror films available on video, & tough legislation was introduced restricting choice. Image
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This thread explains why Ken Clarke’s comment about elected dictatorships should be taken seriously.

We still have time to save UK democracy, but we do not have time to waste.
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Ken Clarke said:
“Boris is … impatient with constitutional constraints. He gets angry if courts or parliament interfere. We are dangerously close to the “elected dictatorship” that Lord Hailsham warned us about half a century ago.”
theneweuropean.co.uk/tim-walker-int…
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And it is not mere anger and impatience – he is busy dismantling all those safeguards.
99-percent.org/saving-democra…
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There's a beautiful strategic opportunity on the horizon for Labour. #TorySleaze is such an utterly repulsive thing to good people, that it not only pits them against their own party, but against their own campaigning press. The politicised campaigning press, like the DM, Sun, /1
Telegraph, Times, Spectator, have not been able to ignore corruption. Why? Because they lose their audience and their power. Therefore they are themselves in a rare position of real weakness. As the Tory Party sinks, there may be a commercial incentive to abandon them, and /2
flip to Labour "The Sun votes Tony Blair", or whatever. Remember? So then what? Why do any deal with them at all? Should Starmer rock up to the Murdoch Durbar and prostrate himself before the withering emperor? No. Tell him to get lost-- force him to stick with the Tories. /3
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Can I make a suggestion to @Keir_Starmer and @UKLabour ?
Pick a hash tag based on corruption, like #JohnsonTheCorruptPM or #ToryCorruption and hammer it across all of your large accounts. And don't stop.
Leader included. You've got huge power to use the new world of social media if you do it right. Not based on press barons like Murdoch and others. Make them an irrelevance.
Also, maybe someone can help me. Twitter is for the elderly. But is Keir on Instah, TikTok or suchlike? Maybe @campbellclaret needs to duplicate tree of the day to TikTok? Will @KarlTurnerMP be showing off his abs, or bikini on instah? Take the plunge.
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Without apparently noticing the irony, #JohnsonthecorruptPM claims that the Conservatives are the party of law and order...
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... what he means is that he is making sure that there is one law for the party and quite another for us ...
99-percent.org/what-is-happen…
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... where he and his donors can plunder the UK without interference from the courts or anyone else.

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A Govt-approved Covid testing provider (Cignpost Diagnostics, which trades as ExpressTest) is being investigated by the UK’s data privacy watchdog over plans to sell customer’s DNA for medical research.

How long before it's linked to #ToryCorruption?

thetimes.co.uk/article/testin…
Two minutes on Google: Nick Markham is Co Founder of covid testing company Cignpost Diagnostics & was the former deputy leader of the @Conservatives in Westminster council. In 2020 he was appointed Lead NED at the DWP, where he works closely with & advises the Secretary of State.
Obviously there's *nothing to see here* when a well known Tory, working closely with Government, profits from his proximity to & support for a catastrophically corrupt & failing crony Government.

theguardian.com/world/2020/apr…
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Message from2019:Imagine a new deadly airborne virus swept across the world that without simple protection, would result in death & long term disability for millions. Imagine if powerful rich companies didn’t care, especially as
Affording the temporary protection meant disruption to cash flow. Would you believe it if I told you that the elite decide to dupe the population into thinking it was all a hoax, a bit like a cold, and normalised the idea that the most vulnerable weren’t worth saving,
That preventable death & disease wasn’t a thing? And that great chunks of society fell for it? That despite over 5 million deaths globally, mounting evidence of harm, vaccines, still the elite got their way? 2021 update: it happened
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BREAKING NEWS: Harper Colllins state that they are NOT in talks with Matt Hancock about a book deal.

#ToryLies

Did Matt Hancock MP create an entirely fictional story?

Mr Hancock last night told the Mail: 'I have been approached to write a book, but no decisions have been made.'

Is this is case of an elected MP creating a fake story to distract from #ToryCorruption scandal?

#HancockLied
"Ex-health secretary in talks with HarperCollins over blow-by-blow account of 'heated' lockdown rows with ministers, aides, scientists and medics"

The Daily Mail puts this firmly on Matt Hancock's testimony, direct words to the Mail.

#HancockLied

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
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Hear me out and legal knowledge welcome …. If you live in social housing paid for by the gov. You move out of that house and rent it out, pocketing the cash……that’s against the law right????

So if your an MP your rented accommodation is paid for by the gov. 1/
You then rent it out and pocket the cash….. is that therefor against the law!!!!! If not why not???? What’s the difference???? 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
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Just how deep does #ToryCorruption run in Britain?

Has the UK Government appointed Ministers based on their knowledge & direct experience of Corporate 'divide-and-conquer' strategy?

What has this got to do with UK Home Secretary Priti Patel?

tobaccotactics.org/wiki/priti-pat…
Priti Patel is one of the most controversial politicians in modern UK history.

She's a hard-right populist nationalist free-market fundamentalist, who has broken the Ministerial Code on at least three separate occasions, including "strong evidence" of bullying civil servants.
Priti Patel is perhaps best known for her relentlessly inflammatory, divisive, toxic & dangerously irresponsible rhetoric, especially around the demonization of asylum seekers & migrants, & those who professionally or otherwise have a responsibility to support or defend them.
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Boris Johnson's brother was made a director of Dyson just two months before the PM ordered 10,000 Dyson ventilators on 26th March 2020 with no tender

Jo Johnson became Director a month *after* Covid reached the UK

#ArrestThePM #CrimeMinister #ToryCorruption #JohnsonTheCorruptPM Jo Johnson became Director a month *after* Covid reached the
If you would like to make an official report about Boris Johnson to the Conservative Party so it is registered and kept on record for 5 years, as it must be legally and may be used in any future case against him, please email:

complaints@conservatives.com

#JohnsonTheCorruptPM Conservative Party Code of Conduct
The BBC Reported the Dyson order on 26th March 2020, worth an estimated £250,000,000 of Taypayer money.

Covid hit the UK on 23rd January 2020 and the contract was awarded on 26th March 2020.

Between those dates, Jo Johnson was made Director of a Dyson company.

#JohnsonOut Coronavirus: Government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson
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Tory MPs have been writing “sponsored content” online for the Betting & Gaming Council, a lobbying group campaigning for the gambling industry.

Of course they have.

They are unfit to govern.

We need to #ChangeTheSystem

#ToryCorruption

theguardian.com/politics/2021/…
They include Jack Brereton, MP for Stoke-on-Trent South and a government aide who wrote an article published on the ConservativeHome website on Monday urging ministers to make sure the gambling review does “nothing to put the industry’s competitiveness at risk.
Mark Jenkinson wrote one of the sponsored pieces in July. He declared an Ascot hospitality box in June worth £1,400, paid for by the BCG.

ERG member & ex-UKIP candidate Jenkinson, along with Ben Bradley, is often in the news for his grotesque views:

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Private equity firms spent £33BILLION buying up British firms in the first half of this year!

£530m takeover of 178yr old LV, founded to help Liverpool’s poor bury their dead, by US private equity firm Bain Capital means LV would no longer be owned by its 1.2m members.
Private equity refers to investment funds organised as limited partnerships that buy & restructure companies not publicly traded on a stock exchange.

Private equity predators have become notorious for taking quick profits while slashing jobs & leaving behind long-term problems.
There is a debate around the distinction between private equity & foreign direct investment (FDI), and whether to treat them separately. The difference is blurred on account of private equity not entering the country through the stock market.
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Shortly after a Tory MP was first elected in 2005, a business which he owned 72% of was sold for £13million - yet now he's facing bankruptcy proceedings over unpaid taxes that could result in him having to step down?

How do you burn through TEN MILLION?

theguardian.com/politics/2021/…
I (clearly) don't know how bankruptcy works, & the article doesn't really explain. So you can run up £5k of debt - even though you have enormous wealth, & you just get to keep it? Can someone explain it to me please?
Vibes. ImageImage
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Another day, another significant development in *by far* the most anti-democratic, authoritarian & corrupt UK Govt in living history.

They want toxic divisive unhinged BBC-hating crackpot Paul Dacre to head @Ofcom & regulate broadcast media - including the @BBC.

#ToryCorruption
Some of Paul "Independent" Dacre's earlier work...
Should he become @Ofcom Chair, I'm sure @BBCNews & @BBCPolitics - as well as all the other broadcast media - will be treated with the kind of compassionate, intelligent, sensitive & nuanced non-partisan independence & objectivity that Paul Dacre has used throughout his career.
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Last week @BorisJohnson charted an Airbus A321 to fly him back to London so he could dine at the Garrick Club with someone from the @Telegraph. This week he can't get back to London for the HoC corruption debate because the train isn't fast enough. He's just taking the p¡ss. 😡
Here's @AngelaRayner detailing this incident last week. I'd like to know who paid for that flight? Was it Johnson, a party donor, the Daily @Telegraph or tax payers? #TorySleaze #JohnsonMustGo #StandardsDebate #ToryCorruption
Can't quite get my head around how so many of you have liked this tweet. Thank you one and all. 😊 I have read that Johnson skipped the #StandardsDebate on legal advice. Also, we need to know who paid for that private charter flight?
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Lucy Allan MP: "The biggest threat to our democracy was the period 2016-2019, when elected representatives were doing their utmost to thwart Brexit & block THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE."

37% of the *electorate* voted Leave.

Excerpt from a 1932 article on Fascism by Benito Mussolini:
Strong emotions distort "the will of the people".

This is why dictators like Hitler & Mussolini - & other politicians, journalists & broadcasters - make strong emotional rather than rational appeals to the electorate: emotion - especially fear - nearly always trumps rationality.
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We need to Sack Rees-Mogg.

The Chairman of the Commons Standards Committee says he should resign.

Jacob Rees-Mogg talked for 45 minutes in favour of a #TorySleaze motion that was opposite to the rule of law to protect Owen Paterson #ToryCorruption

Sack Rees-Mogg

#SackReesMogg
Should Jacob Rees-Mogg be sacked as the Leader of the House of Commons?

#SackReesMogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg is an important piece to take off the chess board as Leader of the House of Commons.

Please do not listen to people who say it will not happen. They do not understand what we are doing or how we do it.

You pay his wages. Withdraw your consent.

#SackReesMogg
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