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Annmarie Collins
I’ll never give my vote to Tory #Starmer if he’s still leader at the next general election!
He and those back stabbing Tory enabling plotters masquerading as Labour, instead of attacking these cruel, inhumane, lying Conservatives attacked Jeremy,
their twice democratically elected leader and should be prime minister, how Tory #Starmer demanded he resign after his first landslide leadership win, was part of the coup and backed ice cream man Owen Smith, who along with private healthcare lobbyists are on his staff,
one now on his shadow front bench!
How he pressured Jeremy to go against his better judgement to back a people’s vote which lost staunch Labour seats and the election and now he’s not going to oppose Johnson taking us out with no deal,
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At the end of February 2020, there were 32,890,000 people in paid employment or self-employed work in the UK - officially a record high.

However, there had been just under 500,000 jobs threatened due to #Brexit and the economic uncertainty that (disaster) would have on the UK.
Then came the #Covid19UK lockdown (too late imho), and jobs started to be threatened at an alarming rate.

Campaign groups, trade unions and even the media have talked about a #Tsunami of job losses or how the UK economy is #haemorrhaging jobs.

As of today 12,380,550 #jobs and
#apprenticeships have already been lost or are at risk of bring lost - that is an unprecedented 37.65% of the UK workforce.

The @Conservatives government lead by the failing, compulsive liar @BorisJohnson has provided a number of support packages to boost the economy and protect
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“I thought perhaps there was a time when a PM making a false statement in Parliament would apologise..” @MichaelMarmot on #childpoverty #healthinequalities2020 @ToynbeeHall @equalitytrust @FairLondon
“Our lives depend on public health...” says @khankfarza in her critique and talks about the need to understand racialise #trauma and address hierarchy #healthinequalities2020
High level of community involvement in health initiatives but lack of presence in the research highlights @khankfarza #healthinequalities2020
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@nzingaretti @sole24ore IL #PEPP ATTUALE VALE 6 #MES. La #BCE ha quasi raddoppiato il PEPP, da 750 a 1350 miliardi (di cui 230 circa per l'Italia), METTENDO ALL'ANGOLO L'USO DEL MES. Consideriamo che, allo stato attuale, meno di 240 miliardi dei 1350 messi a disposizione sono stati impiegati... 1/3
@nzingaretti @sole24ore ... Con questa aggiunta la capacità di tiraggio è enorme. Il rendimento del #BTP è andato giù. Caro ´@nzingaretti, avete ridotto la #sanità ai minimi termini coi vostri PIANI DI RIENTRO. Fate bene ora ad ammettere di aver sbagliato, ma per cortesia abbandonate uno... 2/3
@nzingaretti @sole24ore ... strumento fallimentare (#Grecia docet) come il #MES, legato all'#austerity. Non è ora di cambiare? 3/3
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Gary Miller: if you read nothing else today.

If you voted them in, you’re an idiot.
If this shit doesn’t make you seethe with rage at the level of criminal negligence, you’re an idiot. If you think “Boris is doing a good job”, you’re an idiot. Below, is an accurate timeline
of recent events. People need to be put in prison, regardless of who they are.
I know It's unfathomable people are still defending this shower
December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus.

January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care.

January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting.

January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting.
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THREAD on @BorisJohnson's #returntowork announcements & the implications for worker health and safety. /1
To much anticipated fanfare, on Sunday night @10DowningStreet announced the begginning of the easing of the lockdown, including the new policy of encouraging some people to go back to work. The shift is in emphasis; the law hasn't changed. But the shift is not insignificant. /2
In his speech the PM acknowledged it was not safe to take public transport & go into work, but nevertheless encouraged those who had no alternative to do so. /3
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#JennyHarries is simply a mouthpiece for the #Tory government's #Covid19 #HerdImmunity policy. Here she ignores the fact that there was no large-scale #TestAndTrace during the containment phase in the UK (unlike China, South Korea, Denmark, etc.) & lies about the #NHS's... /1
...preparedness for the #pandemic after 10 years of #austerity & cuts, suggesting that it is possible to "clinically manage" the #coronavirus (ignoring public health systems overwhelmed in Italy, Spain & now the US, who have not had effective test & trace programs). So when... /2
...#JennyHarries is asked in Downing Street press conferences about comparisons with other countries she has to lie again, claiming it is not possible to make any meaningful comparisons without providing any scientific evidence for such a claim. Of course @JohnsHopkins differ: /3 Image
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New coronavirus measures announced by @CMO_England :
1) Anyone with new onset persistent cough or high fever in themselves *or in their household* to self-isolate for 14 days.
#COVID19 1/n
2) Everyone: social distancing, avoid non-essential contact with other people & unnecessary travel.
3) Vulnerable groups - from weekend plan is for them to be shielded from social contact for 12 weeks. 2/n
Vulnerable groups defined as: Those over 70, people with chronic health problems - adults who would normally be advised to have a flu jab, pregant women. #COVID19 3/n
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What happened to the magic #debt-threshold effect on #GDP growth in the #UK that George Osborne talked about following the #financial crisis and was used to justify #austerity? Image
In fact we show that Keynesian fiscal deficit spending to spur growth does not necessarily have negative long-run consequences for output growth, so long as it is coupled with credible fiscal policy plan backed by action that will reduce the debt burden back to sustainable levels
We also find no evidence for a universally applicable threshold effect in the relationship between public #debt and economic #growth. You can read our @restatjournal paper on "Is there a #debt-threshold effect on output growth" here: doi.org/10.1162/REST_a…
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The last #GeneralElection confirmed to me that the majority of people in the U.K

are either brain dead conformists or sociopathic sadists who like to torture vulnerable people.

I despise working class @Conservatives voters.

They are no different to Hitler's enablers.
They fetishise over the bravery of a past generation who fought two World War's trying to destroy the assholes that working class @Conservatives are.

That populism which enables the wealthiest to divide the poor.

To get the poor to kill others based in a flimsy absurd ideology.
I have no respect, no compassion whatsoever for working class @conservatives voters.

My only enjoyment now will be their self destruction under @Conservatives oppression and stealth #austerity.
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Thread on yesterday’s debate in the House of Lords. A male, Conservative Peer has said what *some* Women’s organisations have been to afraid to say. I’m only part way through the transcript this is part 1.
Many of us have watched the direct attack on single sex spaces and how invariably the male toilets remain unaffected and women’s are converted to “gender neutral” i.e Mixed Sex. Or we are told those with urinals are suitable for both sexes. They are not.
The Question. 👇
Where is the research? Who is disadvantaged? WOMEN! For safety, dignity and privacy. For the record there are many male people who do NOT like mixed sex facilities. And YES there are many strange men in this world and every woman has met them.
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...@bancaditalia CODADEPAJA
I prestiti TLTRO di #PopBari dal bilancio 2015..."anche a nome delle nuove controllate" chiesti ulteriori 516 milioni in 3 mesi...
Evento in stile
#ECB/@bancaditalia 's Ponzi Scheme... 👏👏
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i look at the world of the Middle Earth, and what’s changed since landmarked Middle Ages is computers, cellphones, and cars.. everything else remained the same..
torture ✔️
Christian inquisition ✔️
royal/ executive assassinations ✔️
religious crusades ✔️
religious delusion ✔️
Tory austerity ✔️
Republican Puritanism ✔️
illegal state surveillance ✔️

#MiddleEarth
where do Tory austerity & Republican Puritanism really come from?
do they stem from economic budgeting conservatism?
do they come from moral concerns?

of course not..

they originate from #predatory neurotype that is neither moral nor ethical..
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I want to share a new paper. Its relevant to #GE2019. The findings are quite exemplary of the misguidedness of much of economic & social policy under the #ConservativeParty. It should be a harbinger to wary voters: there is more of the same under the Tories & with #Brexit. 1/..
The short summary: the reform to housing benefit from 2011 onwards was intended to save the public purse hundreds of millions. But quite the reverse happened: not only did it create huge amounts of misery and agony, it also ended up not saving the public much money at all. 2/..
What happened? From April 2011 onwards, local housing allowance was massively cut from covering up to the median level of rents, to only cover up to the 30th percentile of market rents. Here is a map of how this affected households in terms of expected losses per week. 3/..
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@bbcquestiontime @IBlackfordSNP Thank you so much for speaking up for #50swomen #waspi. £271-400billion was taken out of the NI FUND as treasury stopped paying in their share around time of bank crash. More than enough to provide decent pensions #NHS & benefit funding.
Govts chose NOT to do this @davidhencke
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There are a multitude of reasons not to vote #ConservativeParty, but here's another one for you. It's long been known that Tory #austerity has been responsible for the deaths of disabled people, but they have now been implicated in the deaths of infants too.
Three Universities have conducted a study that shows welfare cuts have led to rising poverty, and rising poverty has led to around 570 more infant deaths than would be expected.
" In the most deprived local authorities, the previously declining trend in infant mortality reversed and mortality rose, leading to an additional 24 infant deaths per 100 000 live births per year (95% CI 6 to 42), relative to the previous trend"
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So why I think the #GE2019 is really not done yet. A short thread. The summary: I think a hung parliament is still a very likely and a desirable outcome for the UK. I first present some evidence on the former, and then my view on the desirability on the latter. #Brexit
1. Most opinion polls now point to a #Cons maj, including yesterday's @YouGov MRP. MRP is great in the tool box, but still relies on raw polling data. Here, bit.ly/2q0iSFW, I argue here that YouGov samples for BES do appear structurally different and potentially biased
2. Opinion polls are still mostly conducted at national level, ignoring constituency-level factors. My PhD student @EleAla shows that in UK, turnout tends to be systematically lower the "safer" a seat is. And this effect is increasing in the poll national lead of the incumbent..
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Hard factual headlines will follow this one:

"Tories have maxed up UK state debt by 2.5 times in just 9 and half years!" This is unprecedented in peacetime!

1/15
"Despite #Tory #Lies to the contrary? UK #economy is flat on its back, and likely to fall further - GDP was just 0.1% in the 6 months to 30sep19 being our worst showing since the financial crash!"

2/15
GDP(Gross Domestic Product) = total output of UK #economy, on which vital tax-take depends. HMG needs our tax (from companies, employees, householders) to fund OUR public services. Flat GDP growth (low % uplift) means less capability to fund services on which we depend!

3/15
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🚨 NEW POLL

IPPR/@YouGov public attitudes poll finds a 60% majority in favour of significant changes to the way the economy is run with just 2% for the status quo

Support for fundamental economic reform cuts across party and Brexit divides THREAD 1/6
ippr.org/research/publi…
There's profound scepticism about the economic settlement across all parties

59% agree the economy mainly works for people with high incomes & for big companies

56% agree the gap between wealthy and the rest has widened too much (2/6) bit.ly/IPPRpoll
After nearly a decade, public support for #austerity appears to have evaporated

61% said cuts to spending have damaged vital public services - a view shared across all parties (3/6)
bit.ly/IPPRpoll
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On my way to Berlin for the launch of @ForumNewEconomy. I ll be talking about "Why #Brexit votes happen: An evaluation of the impact of #austerity".
Unfortuantely, there is much more I would like to say... but can't within 10 minutes. So here is what's missing out...
In the run up to 2016 #EURef, the UK was actually slowly and gradually becoming more pro European if you believe 30 @EurobarometerEU studies since 2000.
The 2016 #EURef is culmination of political developments with UK's electoral system playing a crucial role. Here a short thread why & how #austerity induced voter shifts affected election dynamics, pushing Cameron into holding #Brexit referendum:
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🗣️"How is it social housing if I can't survive on a teaching assistant salary?"

Today #ReclaimTheAgenda is highlighting #precariousness in working class & BME/migrant communities.

For example in our 78 research interviews most people were in work but struggled to make ends meet
Housing #precariousness is also a major worry, with many waiting indefinitely to secure decent living conditions.

On top of employment and housing insecurity, public service cuts and #austerity have eroded the safety net.

We Are Ghosts (2019) report 👉🏾 bit.ly/2NwBx4n
@CLASSthinktank Runnymede & @CLASSthinktank's report We Are Ghosts (2019) found that public sector workers are demoralised by severe cuts.

Often they have workplans and targets that fail to centre the dignity of service users.

#ReclaimTheAgenda

We Are Ghosts 👉🏾 bit.ly/2NwBx4n
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Hello, good evening and welcome to our third Mental Health Question Time of 2019

WATCH LIVE from 6pm elfi.sh/mhqt-physical

TWEET your questions/comments to #MHQT

QUESTION: Fit for purpose: how can mental health care professionals support physical health?
@osborn_ucl @UCLPsychiatry @CoProNorfolk @NSFTtweets @FGaughran @MaudsleyNHS @SimonGilbody @MHARG_york @Andy__Bell__ @CentreforMH @simranNMHIN @PHE_uk People living with mental illnesses have an increased risk of developing a physical illness compared with the general population, AND when they experience ill-health, they have poorer access to adequate medical services #MHQT
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Not all stories need to be about posh men. Not all stories need to be about people shouting at each other. The 'we hate each other', 'divided Britain' story. I spend more than half of my working life on @funpalaces #funpalaces. I talk to people across the UK all the time. 1/10
They live in villages & towns, cities & countryside. In 2018 Lead Makers (those who take the lead on #FunPalaces) were most likely to live in the most deprived third of postcodes. 56% of Maker teams incl people from an ethnic minority. 2/10
They are all ages: 40% #FunPalaces Maker teams incl people under 18, 41% incl people over 65, and 22% incl people under 18 AND people over 65. So they are the people in UK supposedly divided by age & by ethnicity. 11% of Lead makers have a disability or health condition. 3/10
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