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Since 2015, Owen Paterson MP has been a paid consultant to Randox, a diagnostics group
Paterson, MP for North Shropshire, has disclosed that he is paid £8,333 for 16 hrs work as an advisor a month by Randox, totalling more than £500,000
committees.parliament.uk/committee/290/….
#lobbyingscandal
2017
Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under review
At the time, it raised the possibility that hundreds of people could have been the victims of miscarriages of justice
theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/f…
December 2018
More than 40 drug driving prosecutions quashed over manipulation of data at Randox forensics lab
Police called the scandal the worst evidence breach in “living memory” and fear that the figure could double
archive.md/OSZYH
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On Dec 12th 2019 I cried.

Every #Tory MP who signed up to #GetBrexitDone” however utterly sh*t it was, at THAT MOMENT, sealed our fate.

Personal ambition & greed trumped any sense of public duty or responsibility.

ANYTHING @BorisJohnson wanted to do was made possible.
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His wealthy backers & sycophantic MP & media facilitators rubbed their hands w/ glee, no-one could touch him now!

A man lacking any moral compass who dreamed of being king, a terrifying combination, both disastrous for the UK & lethal for many 1000s.

He simply does not care!
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From #Sewage on our beaches to the collapse of the #NHS, he does not care.

From sitting maskless & asleep beside #DavidAttenborough to departing #COP26 in a private jet, he does not care.

For the 1000s of avoidable #COVID deaths & 1000s more w/ #LongCovid, he does not care.
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I just scrolled through a month's worth of @UKLabour tweets. 100s.

Not one word on #Brexit or #BrexitFoodShortages.

Not one.

The largest progressive party in Europe. Silent, as the #VoteLeave regime destroys the country.

The biggest failure of opposition in my lifetime.🤦
@Keir_Starmer: You demand we embrace the far right coup which has enabled obscene corruption, destroyed our influence, decimated exports, eroded standards and accelerated the gap between rich and poor.

Come to my door and tell me why. Follow me and DM me for the address.
Think I'm making it up? Try it for yourself. You'll wear your thumb out looking for a mention of Brexit in @UKLabour's official twitter feed.
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@PickardJE The issue isn't that Turkey had a stalled EU application.

No. The issue here was a simple racist, xenophobic message:

74 million turks (and 'terrorists'!) -> 🇬🇧

Using Racism & xenophobia to instil fear every step of the way.
@PickardJE Look! If Turkey joins, Syria and Iraq will be 'flooding in' too! More brown muslims! #VoteLeave and save the nation from them.
@PickardJE There was a danger people may not have spotted the inference, so they made it clearer:

Look at those red countries. Syria!! IRAQ!!!!! COMING HERE!!!!!!!

And it's going to be "a deal"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Evil EU, plotting to flood blighty with terrorists)
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1/. “Some may argue decisions made by the Dutch govt were just a series of errors of judgement. They were not. They were deliberate decisions. To allow the maximum number of people to get #COVID without overwhelming hospitals.”@SylvanaBIJ1

Sound familiar?
2/. The Dutch #COVID19 strategy mirrors the British👇

Described as “a masterclass in framing & gaslighting” PM Rutte announced in March their ‘strategy’ was #herdimmunity then tried to deny it

Is the involvement of shadowy company, Palantir, in both strategies pure coincidence?
3/. Palantir, who rptdly taught #CambridgeAnalytica about data scraping, are in charge of the #COVID Data Store in the UK together with #FacultyAI the firm Cummings used for the #VoteLeave referendum campaign

Palantir are doing the same in dozens of other countries #PalantirPlan
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In this chilling 2013 interview, @BorisJohnson admits he’s not really bumbling

“I’m hard as nails” he says

He also tells us “a terrible truth about politics & human nature”

That you can “make a good case for any course of action.” #HerdImmunity #COVID19
When the subject moves to ethics, @BorisJohnson becomes more guarded

Asked whether he believes one "can derive the ethics from the science" he avoids answering

Perhaps he’s aware that discussions of genomics can easily slip into the subject of eugenics.
I know!

Most of us switch-off at the mention of “genomics”, but it is crucial to understanding how the world is transforming & how “super forecasters” see the need for society to transform too

This thread👇offers a potted summary of just some of what is going on. #GenomeUK
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The #BrexitDeal is better than #NoDealBrexit in the same way that shooting yourself in the leg is better than gouging your eyes out with a rusty spoon.

But congrats to the tories who gambled the country to silence the ERG, lost, and reinvented themselves as UKIP to survive.
We now begin a period where the British are second-class citizens in their own continent, less free than Romanians, with less say over our continent than Malta. Where uniquely, British businesses fight with one arm tied behind their backs with red tape, delays and costs.
Our buying power has withered overnight. We're paying almost double for our #COVIDVaccine than EU citizens. Supporters of the #VoteLeave regime demand you clap like seals as their second-rate trade deals trickle in, a notable absence being a US trade deal after 4 years.
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It's an obvious fact, but it needs to be said:
A brexit that Boris Johnson openly says he needs to break the law to fix, and which Tory Brexiteers are quitting their jobs in protest against, would never have won in the 2016 referendum.
"If you #VoteLeave on 23 June, I'll step back and let a remainer handle it for 3yrs, condemn a deal she rejects then use it when I'm PM. After 4yrs of social unrest, I'll promise to end the chaos in an election then break international law to try keep control of Northern Ireland" Image
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As support for #Brexit drains away, the 52% support withered to just 32% and falling, the country's finances short by £130 billion (before #COVID19), and with a #NorthKoreaBrexit looming that bears no relation to what #VoteLeave sold...

Got a feeling #RejoinEU is going to trend.
Don't get me wrong. We have massive domestic problems to address first, and frankly, we won't win #FPTP without a historic alliance, and selling that is hard. (Do help though!).

But imagine being a #Brexiter today. Their win looks more and more like when a country loses a war.
On the day that the #VoteLeave regime set the clock ticking to the most damaging form of Brexit in January, resolve to lay the foundation for a better future:

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Let's talk about the UK government's #coronavirus #contacttracing app, which is being trialled on the Isle of Wight as of tomorrow. @MattHancock, the UK govt's Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, was promoting the app on #R4Today this morning.
Matt Hancock urged everyone on the Isle of Wight to download the app, saying it would be an "incredibly important part" of ensuring #CoronavirusLockdownUK restrictions could be eased. /2

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-525400…
The idea behind these apps - which are in use in other countries already, though the take-up is nowhere higher than 20% - is that it works on your smartphone via your Bluetooth connection & uses your smartphone's ability to measure distance between it & another smartphone. /3
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It is a monumental day in the Brexit process and one that I bitterly disagree with. There is NO excuse for Govt not to apply a reciprocal tariff for grains. 99.8% of households eat bread made with 85% British wheat. And we have a huge harvest surplus of grain.
And then there's eggs. We consume 13 billion eggs a year. 90% produced here. 56% Retail, 23% Food Service 21% liquid and dried egg. And now 0% tariff on all imports. We'll be importing eggs that would be illegal for our farmers to produce here.
And all fruit and vegetables NO reciprocal tariff.
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💰Banks, Farage, Bannon & Trump

Banks’s affairs have also fallen under scrutiny outside the U.K. Banks, Wigmore, and Farage came to public attention in the U.S. shortly after the 2016 elections.
#Brexit #2016Election
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑In London, few days after they were photographed with Trump outside of Trump Tower Banks and Wigmore again met with Yakovenko the Russian Ambassador, detailing their meeting with Trump & passing on contact info for members of Trump’s transition team.
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑Yakovenko was expelled from the US as a Soviet spy in 1986.
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💰Arron Banks - Panama Papers

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers
The British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar emerge as key locations in the affairs of Arron Banks, who spent £7.5m funding Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU campaign group ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
The Panama Papers show that Banks is a shareholder of PRI Holdings Limited, which Panamanian-based Mossack Fonseca set up as an offshore company in 2013.
PRI Holdings is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a UK offshore territory & int’l tax haven.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
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SERIOUS QUESTION: What are the arguments for Brexit? I'm teaching a class about Brexit later this week, and I'd like to look at both sides. But can anyone tell me (or my students) what are the main arguments FOR Brexit? #Brexit #VoteLeave
Only two replies so far: one sarcastic and one moronic. Please! Can anyone give me a serious answer? Why did you #Voteleave? And why do you still want #Brexit?
I teach English as a Foreign Language to adults. They are as bewildered about Brexit as I am. I'm very aware of my own bias. I want them to discuss the arguments from both sides, and I will use tweets from this thread (both sensible and insane) to do so. Thanks 4 all the replies.
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‼️Boris Johnson is Britain's Donald Trump

– Complete with Breitbart's Bannon and Russia Cover-Up

BORIS JOHNSON
MAIN MEGA THREAD

#Brexit #VoteLeave #BorisJohnson

H/T @paulhanley12
bylinetimes.com/2019/06/12/bor…
Boris Johnson is/was advised by Steve BANNON – Trump’s campaign manager & VP of the notorious, now-shuttered electioneering firm Cambridge Analytica, which he co-founded in 2014 w/ hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, who also backed the Breitbart sites.
bylinetimes.com/2019/06/12/bor…
📌Johnson and Bannon became friends when Johnson was still Foreign Secretary and Bannon was still in the White House in early 2017.

📌They have been in contact ever since and the fruits of this friendship have been evident for some time

bylinetimes.com/2019/06/12/bor…
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‼️VoteLeave: Electoral Fraud?

VoteLeave, the official referendum campaign that was partly funded with taxpayers’ money, looks to have committed what may be one of the biggest incidents of electoral fraud in Britain in more than a century
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
Compelling evidence provided by Shahmir Sanni, a Vote Leave whistleblower, Gavin Millar, a QC at Matrix Chambers, an expert in electoral law, told us that this was of a scale and seriousness that simply hasn’t been seen in Britain in modern times.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
📌The investigation into VoteLeave is just one of a number of ongoing inquiries into potential crimes.

Many of which were facilitated by new technology.

👉🏼Facebook. Because – and this is the key point – this is an election that took place in darkness.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
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‼️Sergey Nalobin & Boris Johnson

Suspected Russian spy Sergey Nalobin pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson
‼️So who is Nalobin?

He is a key figure in the reported Russian programme to deepen the "co-operation" between senior Conservative politicians and the Russian government under the umbrella of the CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS OF RUSSIA group.
businessinsider.com/suspected-russ…
📌The Conservative Friends of Russia group's diplomatic contact inside the Russian embassy, Sergey Nalobin, has family ties to Russia's intelligence agencies.
theguardian.com/politics/2012/…
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Vote for #Farage and get this. This man is Crispin Odey. He bankrolled #VoteLeave and made 220m when leave won by shorting the pound. Farage helped the markets to fluctuate when he 'conceded' the referendum early. You are being used to fill their pockets. #BrexitParty #EUElection
Odey also has links to Rees-Mogg. He helped Jacob set up his hedge fund, and also helped towards his election costs. They are all in this together, they pretend to care about the working-class, but in truth they are exploiting us to make more money. ft.com/content/a42110…
Thank you to everyone that has RT this so far, please keep sharing it, it may help some people change their minds about the #EUElections2019

channel4.com/press/news/bre…
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"Banks gave £450K to #Farage after Brexit vote"

Pymts for Chelsea home, Land Rover, trips to US-including to meet Trump and RNCCLE 2016🚩pymts to US lobbyist Gerry Gunster

Via "Rock Services Ltd" & "Southern Rock" 🧐

Russia ➡️"Diamond mines" ➡️Banks

theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
RECALL: BANKS: "In 12/18, So African intel officials confirmed to me that Banks, who owns diamond mines, had been the subject of two investigations by the Hawks....”

"This detailed @NewYorker investigation into Arron Banks, his Russian connections, and his opaque funding of the Leave.EU campaign makes an unanswerable case for a Mueller-style inquiry into whether the EU referendum was stolen."

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"If you're interested, & I'll fund it somehow, I think you're the perfect guy, what we'd like to do is help knit together a populist nationalist movement throughout the world."

Bannon talking to @Nigel_Farage re alliance with Orban, Sisi, Modi & Duterte.
“Paradoxically, this generation of populist nationalists leads the way on international political cooperation.”

@Elif_Safak adds more to #Bannon’s list: Erdoğan in Turkey, Abascal in Spain, Salvini in Italy & far right parties in Poland, France & Austria. google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg…
This was filmed in 2017 & is taken from the new documentary about Bannon, @TheBrinkFilm.

There's a moment in this clip when Farage looks towards the camera, clearly thinking: "I'm being filmed conspiring with a far-right extremist. If this ever gets out it won't look good."
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So #VoteLeave chair @GiselaStuart (who I note quit as an MP in 2017 rather than try and make brexit work) apparently said on @talkRADIO this morning that she believed there were no leave voters on the #PeoplesVoteMarch a couple of weeks ago.

Let's examine that.

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So @GiselaStuart maybe you do not believe that #RemainerNow @Will_DryOFOC was at the #PeoplesVoteMarch. In fact he now works full time fighting #brexit with @OFOCBrexit & was one of the thousands of young people leading the march. Here he explains why

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Or @GiselaStuart do you not 'believe' this little collage of evidence of leave voters @damidude @CharlesGallahe2, his brother, @hughnorris, @damidude @snoozette1 @MrsEmmaJK @andrewhardie3 all of whom are #RemainerNow &were at the #PeoplesVoteMarch on 20th Oct?

#FinalSay

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(1) Here's a short, intriguing story that is bound to be of interest to some. It involves @shahmiruk, @darrengrimes_, @chrisinsilico and @carolecadwalla. Also, among many others, @matthew_elliott, Dominic Cummings and @DanielJHannan.......
(2) It's a strange tale of how a collection of powerful, right wing, ideological #Tories took it upon themselves to employ, manage and manipulate the young, ambitious, and impressionable. Eventually using them toward a means to an end that has been decades in the making.......
(3) Wait? You know this story already? #VoteLeave set up a 'fake' company for a couple of students.... etc. etc. etc. Yes, that is correct. Except this wasn't the first time those behind the Vote Leave campaign had set up a fake firm in the name of young activists......
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Please take the time to listen & RT the hell out of trade negotiator @JasonJHunter taking @BrexitCentral editor @isaby to the cleaners on the catastrophic implications of a no deal #Brexit.

Isaby's deathly silence towards the end is something to behold:

soundcloud.com/bbcradiokent/n…
@JasonJHunter - "This happens every day in international trade, the fact that you don't know what you're talking about doesn't do you any favours.....
@isaby -
For those unaware of Matthew Elliott's groom-of-the-stool, here's Jonathan Isaby "defending" his then deputy at BrexitCentral & #VoteLeave patsy, Darren Grimes, before Grimes was found to have broken electoral law by the @ElectoralCommUK in the #EURef:

brexitcentral.com/what-you-need-…
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@zelo_street Here's a story for you Tim..... Arron Banks' 'Better for the Country' 'donated' 100k to #VoteLeave spin off Veterans for Britain.......

(Oh, and Field Marshal Lord Guthrie fell off his horse at this years Trooping the Colour)
*correction:

100k from #VoteLeave
50k from Banks
@zelo_street @peterjukes @Byline_Media @PeterKGeoghegan @AdamRamsay @carolecadwalla @openDemocracy @chrisinsilico

*Correction to the correction

The @ElectoralCommUK does record £100k paid from Banks' 'Better for the Country' to VfB. Only it was made in two payments of £50k:
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