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I voted Green yesterday, and I'm happy with my decision.

Gains made by @LibDems & @TheGreenParty, while @UKLabour massively underperformed, sends a strong message that Starmer needs a #ProgressiveAlliance to be PM.

He won't listen though.

#r4today #bbcaq #LE2022
@LibDems @TheGreenParty @UKLabour This is what happens when you provide no meaningful opposition, have no policies, & no personality.

What is the point of @UKLabour?

#LE2022 #r4today #bbcaq

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I hate to say it, but it really feels like this is going to be a good night for Boris Johnson.

#LocalElections2022 #bbcaq
I've never been more delighted to be wrong, but at least I was taking a punt in the middle of the night based on evidence.

This extraordinary gaslighting from @Daily_Express, a rag that actually dares to call itself a "newspaper" really ought to be illegal.

#bbcaq #Leveson Image
@Daily_Express I mean, even the Daily Boris understands that the Tories have taken a real punishment beating at the polls.

*Nonetheless, the morons on @LBC are still making the story about the opposition leader being *investigated* over a clearly legal curry in the office.

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Religious fundamentalists in the US are morally no different to the fascist fundamentalists of Islam.

The antediluvian and misogynist views of both are an affront to decency and liberal democracy.

#RoeVsWade #RoeVWade #ReproRights
"I don't care if you're a Christian. In fact, I will fight for you to have your religious liberty & practice your Christianity... I don't believe in Christianity which means that you don't get to dictate how I live my life based on your religion"
#RoeVsWade #RoevWade #ReproRights
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@ChrisMasonBBC @BBCRadio4 @BBCPolitics #bbcaq #bbcaa
Surely you must know Chris Mason, that the nub of the issue about sex and gender is the demand by @StonewallUK and their allies, for instant sex SELF-ID with no process, and no questions asked.
Providing the opportunity for ANY man for ANY reason to get immediate access to women's spaces. That's where sex really must not be superceded by gender.

#sexnotgender

Women can't identify out of our oppression as a sex class, and men cannot identify into our spaces.
It's happening already without any change in legislation, in courts, in prisons and in hospital wards.

The innocuous question about whether gender supercedes sex, allowed the panel to talk about it being right to allow those with gender dysphoria to live the life they wish...
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After 9 days, >10 refugees have arrived in the UK. The online & phone system does NOT work (takes 4 hours to fill in an application with a further MINIMUM 3 day waiting time, THEN you have to go to Lviv to collect the VISA in a WARZONE? #bbcaq @BBCRadio4
My mistake, LESS than 10 but that figure is generous in itself. An application was finally filled out over the phone at 9:09pm from a relative yesterday (the system went live at 4pm yesterday.) So given the further 2 day MIN waiting period & VISA collection, nobody has arrived!
Wow, did not expect such a huge response! Please could you all retweet the below document outlining the flaws of the UK gov’s Ukrainian refugee effort to MPs/News channels, thank you! @Channel4News #bbcqt #RussianUkrainianWar #RefugeesWelcome
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Oh dear, BBC Any Answers is inviting callers to talk about GP access.

Happily not GP-bashing so far...
Oh dear, I spoke too soon. Ignorant non GP medic talking about how few hours GPs work, and about dreadful GPs who work part time.

Pass me the stemetil...

He needs to read @mancunianmedic bmj.com/content/375/bm… in @bmj_latest
@mancunianmedic @bmj_latest "I'm a retired teaching hospital consultant and I worked damn hard… BMA is run by the GPs"

I'm finding it hard not to swear.

@BBCRadio4 #bbcaq #bbcaa
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Cut to picture of #KyleRittenhouse posing with white supremacist proud boys and doing the white power hand signal

"Shame" on someone, certainly, but it ain't Joe Biden

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Sickening to see the far right in the UK & US celebrating this guy - he took a military rifle to a protest in a different state and shot three people, killing two

#KyleRittenhouse

#bbcaq #c4news
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Free speech hypocrisy #THREAD

The Right on:

Critical Race Theory: 'Has NO place in Universities!'

Anti-Capitalism - 'Has NO place in schools!'

Pro-Palestine - 'Has NO place in Universities!'

Gender Critical feminism - 'These views MUST be heard in Universities!'

#bbcaq
Free speech is obviously extremely important. But it requires intelligence, context & nuance - not culture war rhetoric.

Would *anyone* support giving a public platform to paedophiles promoting child rape? Or terrorists promoting murder? Or neo-Nazis promoting another holocaust?
Please don't assume that I'm saying there isn't a problem with discussion of some issues. The debate around Kathleen Stock makes it crystal clear that there is: some claim she's transphobic & should be sacked, while others passionately disagree & insist her views should be heard.
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Matt Goodwin is a lobbyist for the libertarian tax-dodgers of the Legatum Institute. They love doing culture war BS.

Legatum represent US Libertarian billionaires, fund GB News, & downplay climate change.

I do wish #bbcaq would let their listeners know.

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"Goodwin’s Bore: Pretending that the right-wing press isn’t obsessed with the culture war is ludicrous... but being ludicrous is Professor Matthew Goodwin's greatest professional strength. And he'll eat a book of your choice to prove it."

brokenbottleboy.substack.com/p/goodwins-bor…
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I do wish #bbcaq would let their listeners know what an outsider shit-stirring culture wars crank Matthew Goodwin is before unleasheing his divisive rhetoric on us.
Matt Goodwin is a lobbyist for the libertarian tax-dodgers of the Legatum Institute. They love doing culture war BS.

Legatum represent US Libertarian billionaires, fund GB News, & downplay climate change.

I do wish #bbcaq would let their listeners know.

li.com/bio/professor-…
"Goodwin’s Bore: Pretending that the right-wing press isn’t obsessed with the culture war is ludicrous... but being ludicrous is Professor Matthew Goodwin's greatest professional strength. And he'll eat a book of your choice to prove it."

brokenbottleboy.substack.com/p/goodwins-bor…
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So unhinged shit-stirring free-market culture wars plank Matthew Goodwin is now on #bbcanyquestions spouting his one-sided divisive rhetoric.

Follow the money.

#bbcaq
Matt Goodwin is a lobbyist for the libertarian tax-dodgers of the Legatum Institute. They love doing culture war BS.

Legatum represent US Libertarian billionaires, fund GB News, & downplay climate change.

I do wish #bbcaq would let their listeners know.

li.com/bio/professor-…
"Goodwin’s Bore: Pretending that the right-wing press isn’t obsessed with the culture war is ludicrous... but being ludicrous is Professor Matthew Goodwin's greatest professional strength. And he'll eat a book of your choice to prove it."

brokenbottleboy.substack.com/p/goodwins-bor…
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Shapps told @bbcbbcaq yesterday that "We have doubled the number of places available for HGV drivers to get tested; in other words twice as many tests as before the coronavirus". What did he mean?

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He plans to change the testing regime so that drivers can qualify to drive a rigid lorry and an articulated lorry in a single test rather than two. Does he assume that enables testing centres to offer twice as many tests?

#bbcaq

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A training company boss points out that moving straight from a Fiat 500 to an articulated lorry will require a longer course, and is almost certain to produce more failures. It will not double the passes.

#bbcaq

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Shapps told @bbcr4today this morning that "We have doubled the number of places available for HGV drivers to get tested; in other words twice as many tests as before the coronavirus". What did he mean?

#bbcaq

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@BBCr4today He plans to change the testing regime so that drivers can qualify to drive a rigid lorry and an articulated lorry in a single test rather than two. Does he assume that enables testing centres to offer twice as many tests?

#bbcaq

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@BBCr4today Or is it that some parts of the tests - reversing, uncoupling/recoupling the trailer - are to be done by the trainer, not the test centre? Will that get him the numbers? It certainly might get him some conflict of interest.

#bbcaq

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If you think the big reason Conservatives hate the BBC is because they can't profit from it, you're hugely mistaken

Of course, there are some juicy assets to carve up & sell at a discount to their friends & family there, but that's not what drives Tory hatred

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#r4today @lbc
The reason they loathe the BBC is because it stands as a bulwark against the essence of their ideology

Whether news or drama, every show the BBC produces shares the same basic principles

Racism: bad
Poverty: bad
Hate: bad
Caring: good
Society: good
Facts: good
..and so on

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But worst of all it's popular.

It's seen as jewel in the national crown, not only by most at home, but globally, & thus very difficult to destroy

In recent decades, foreign billionaire press barons have combined their muscle with secretly funded right wing lobby groups..

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Let's look at Johnson's record since he has been PM:

- illegally porogued parliament
- only appears to announce good news otherwise hides from public scrutiny
- took 2 week holiday during a deadly pandemic
- tried to force herd immunity & untold deaths on us

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@LBC #r4today
- lied about 'following the science' & as a result over 30,000 people died unnecessarily so far
- tried to blame scientists, medical staff and care homes for the deaths he caused

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@LBC #r4today #c4news #newsnight #bbcpm #bbcaq
- apparently got away with funneling trips & public ££ to a woman he was having sex with while married & in public office
- enabled Cummings to break lockdown law & helped to cover up for him
- enabled Jenrick to break lockdown law & helped to cover up for him
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@LBC #r4today
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Hey Google, define 'mental decline'.
Dr. Birx's reaction when Trump asks his science advisor to study a COVID19 cure using UV light inside the human body, & injecting disinfectant, is all of us.

#TrumpVirus
#TrumpLiedAmericansDied

@lbc #r4today #c4news #bbcaq #Newsnight

"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & details & data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit”

Actually, Dr Birx is part of the problem.

@lbc #r4today
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Boris Johnson's #Covid19 response is a study in "dither and delay".

"Britain was given a head start to tackle the coronavirus as it spread through other countries.

Much of that time has been wasted"

@LBC #c4news #bbcaq #Newsnight

All 'journalists' who repeatedly told us Boris Johnson was "following the science", even tho' his actions contradicted those of almost every other nation, & criticism of him was biased & insincere:

You were wrong, & 1000s will now likely die because of it
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After #bbcaq, a listener asked why nobody is checking temperatures at Heathrow, unlike airports in many other countries. Public Health England told us it wouldn't be very effective because it takes as long as 14 days for coronavirus sufferers to have any symptoms. Image
They say they have introduced "enhanced monitoring", which means having medical staff at airports to meet direct flights from countries such as China and Iran, giving information about symptoms to passengers and encouraging them to say if they are feeling unwell.
Recent UK academic research ran simulations that suggested temperature checks at airports would catch just over half of coronavirus-infected passengers. eurosurveillance.org/content/10.280…
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Sajid Javid says prorogation of parliament would be "trashing democracy"

@lbc #c4news #newsnight #r4today

In June 2019 Amber Rudd said Boris Johnson proroguing parliament would be outrageous and ridiculous

@lbc #c4news #Newsnight #r4today #bbcpm #PoliticsLive #bbcaq

And here's secretary of state for health and Johnson lickspittle, Matt Hancock, saying prorogation would go against "everything that those men who waded onto those beaches fought and died for"

@lbc #c4news
#wato #Newsnight #r4today #bbcaq #politicslive
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Daniel Hannan just asked why the EU didn't demand a (Irish) Backstop in the EU-Canada deal.
Give me strength!! #bbcaq
The Irish Backstop keeps Northern Ireland (UK) & Ireland (EU) in the same Tariff/Regulatory system so you don't need security at the border because that would break the Good Friday Agreement which brought peace after 3,600 deaths.

NOT THE SAME AS CANADA, DAN!!
@DanielJHannan
@DanielJHannan Sadly Daniel Hannan has blocked me (twice) since I tweeted this:
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