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C4 news tonight leading with data leak from Trump's 2016 campaign database: “a major investigation reveals data leak & evidence that 3.5m Black voters were marked as ‘deterrence’ in a bid to stop them going to polls."
“In one of biggest database leaks ever” C4 reveals that 3.5 million black voters were targeted in Wisconsin by Trump campaign and other swing states. Clear racist voter suppression.
#C4News have obtained a huge cache of Trump 2016 campaign database. They had a group called “Deterrence” they knew wouldn’t vote for them and so they tried to stop from voting.
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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(THREAD) So, let's talk: mental health of Y13s, because this week, everybody remembers we exist!
1. We 'left' school in March. No/little contact with school after, no work, no purpose.
2. Exams cancelled. Nobody knew anything for 2 days.
#AlevelResults #alevels2020 #alevels
3. 5 months of waiting for results. Blamed by Y12s for 'taking up uni places'. 5 months of listless boredom, time with our thoughts.
4. SQA Results come out- everyone panics.
5. Students can take their mock grades. We were told. At 22.30. On the 11th.
The mock grades are unfair for multiple reasons (who does better in mocks?), but also the fact people cheat, people see the question papers, leaving lots of students feeling stupid.
6. Results Day? Haha you think you can see teachers? Noooo, not quite...
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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

2/10

@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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2016: "The easiest deal in human history"

2019: "We have an oven ready deal"

2020: 👇👇👇

#BrexitReality

@lbc #newsnight #PMQs #r4today
@LBC REMEMBER 2016 when Boris Johnson said the Remainer claim that we could end up with a no deal Brexit was "totally and utterly absurd"...

#BrexitReality

@LBC #newsnight #PMQs #r4today #C4News
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"There has however been speculation that this report was going to reveal either that Russia had interfered in or sought to influence the referendum, but this committee's view it's worse than that..."

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#RussiaReport

@lbc @mrjamesob #bbcpm #C4News
"the report reveals that no one in govt knew if Russia interfered in or sought to influence the EU ref because they did not want to know. The UK govt has actively avoided looking for evidence that Russia interfered...

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#RussiaReport

@lbc @mrjamesob
"..we are told that they have not seen any evidence, but that is irrelevant if they haven't actually looked for it"

#RussiaReport

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@lbc @mrjamesob #c4news #bbcpm
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Professor @JeremyFarrar says SAGE took the decision that there should be a lockdown on 13 March & they “advised govt to impose a lockdown on 16 March”.

13/3 was a Friday

16/3 was a Monday

Did they not want this to disturb their weekend!? #COVID__19 #COVID19 #coronavirus #COVID
On the 13/3 - the SAME day SAGE advised a lockdown - John Edmunds (of SAGE!) was dismissing the need for lockdown!

“For what gain?” he asks @mattfrei

The man with his head in hands is @tomaspueyo whose modelling showed lockdown is vital. #COVID19 #COVID
The 13/3 was ALSO the day that @BorisJohnson told Italy’s PM that “he wants #herdimmunity.”

On 12/ 3, @Peston wrote: “The strategy of the govt is to allow the virus to pass through the entire population so that we acquire herd immunity.”

The govt didn’t correct him. #COVID19
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1). Patrick Vallance tells the @CommonsSTC that SAGE advised the govt to impose lockdown measures “as soon as possible” “on the 18th or 16th of March, I can’t remember”

Remarkable that he doesn’t recall the date.

He fails to explain why the govt wait a week before locking down?
2). Professor @JeremyFarrar, who is a member of SAGE, does remember.

He has just clarified that on 13 March - with #COVID infections doubling every 2-3 days - SAGE decided a lockdown was needed.

They advised the govt of this on 16 March.

UK locked down on 23 March.
#COVID19
3/. On 10/6, @neil_ferguson who did the modelling presented on 16 March, said locking down a week earlier could have saved 20,000 lives.

Modeller, Prof Edmunds, told #Marr: “We should have gone into lockdown earlier…I think that has cost a lot of lives.”
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1) Ystdy, in order to explain what the PM had really meant when he said care homes "didn't really follow the procedures", No.10 said "the extent of asymptomatic transmission wasn’t known.”

@Dr_PhilippaW asked him about it on 11/3, & on 22/4 Hancock said👇
2). It’s true that we didn't know the exact extent of asymptomatic spread, but @MattHancock said on 22 April it was “very significant”.

"The scientific evidence DOES show that asymptomatic transmission occurs & that is one of the very significant challenges this virus presents."
3). On 9 April, Patrick Vallance said 30-50% of those infected by coronavirus could be asymptomatic carriers.

This was at a time when people were being transferred from hospitals to care home without testing.

20,000 care home residents died of #COVID19
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I’ve been speaking to Patrick Hutchinson, the man carrying an injured stranger during clashes yesterday between far right & anti racist activists.
“His life was under threat” Patrick said. “so I put him on my shoulders and marched towards the police” @channel4news #c4news @ 530
Patrick said:

“i know nothing about the man i saved. I think he was partially drunk, i think he was partially unconscious.

“it was a scary moment - but you don’t think about that at the time - you just do what you've got to do"

@channel4news #c4news @ 530
Patrick Hutchinson:

“I’ve been thinking to myself - if the three police officers who were standing around when George Floyd was murdered had thought about intervening and stopping their colleague - George Floyd would still be alive today”

@channel4news #c4news @ 530
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1/. The recommendations the govt - & Public Health England - chose not to publish.

@ProfKevinFenton’s research on the disproportionate impact of #COVID19 on BAME people found that explicit consideration of racism & structural disadvantage was essential in any response. #C4News
2/ “When Equalties Minister @KemiBadenoch was asked about it she said: ‘We put a black professor in charge of the review.’ But critics say there’s no point in doing that if you ignore his work. She also said PHE didn’t make recommendations b/c they weren’t able to.” @darshnasoni
3/. “The #coronavirus report is a total shambles & betrayal of BAME communities which have given their lives. #COVID19 is not racist but it has exposed structural & systemic racism.”

Ex-BMA leader, @KailashChandOBE, tells @jonsnowC4 on @Channel4News following leaking of report.
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1/. In March, @Telegraph ran a piece warning that: “Those questioning the govt’s #coronavirus strategy are not only wrong, they’re a danger to the rest of us.”

Its intent seemed to be to shut down scrutiny of decisions made the govt.

But is part of a deeply disturbing trend.👇 Image
2/. A week earlier, the same paper claimed we’re leading the fight against #coronavirus because “UK is empirically the most capable country in Europe at dealing with an epidemic.”

A week later, when the govt appeared to pivot away from #HerdImmunity, they questioned govt policy. ImageImageImageImage
3/. For the last 9 days we’ve been subjected to undignified & somewhat insulting spectacle of our govt trying to convince us black is white

Then on Wednesday, an MP said something that should send a chill down the spine of everyone who values a free press
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Trying to make sense of the #COVID19UK crisis isn’t easy...but don’t give up!

Our team of dedicated researchers have put together a flow chart showing some main errors:

* Poor preparation

* Late modelling

* Poor risk management

* Lack of testing data

We also offer solutions
These newly released documents sent to SAGE on 25/3 show a shocking spike of hospital admissions rising exponentially in 1st week of March.

When SAGE & COBR met on 2 & 3 March would they have known this?

When did @neilfergusson flag NHS capacity issues? twitter.com/messages/media…
This report 👆was delivered to SAGE by the #COVID19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN) which collates clinical information around hospital #coronavirus admissions of in the UK.

One of their members is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Van Tam, who is a SAGE member.
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“It had nothing to do with it not longer being appropriate to test. You just didn’t have enough tests so you gave them all to the NHS. But there you have Jenny Harries telling us it wasn’t an appropriate mechanism. Now we know from @RobertBuckland that was a lie.” @piersmorgan /1
Contact tracing was halted on 12/3 due to a huge testing capacity shortage.

Even frontline NHS staff & people in care homes weren’t able to get tested,

On 26/3, Jenny Harries said community testing was "not an appropriate mechanism as we go forward”. /2
There are two crucial issues here:

1) Why were the public being not told the real reason for changing testing policy?

2) Why was there such a lack of capacity when the UK had had months to prepare?

On 13/3 #C4News showed how UK was EXPORTING tests!👇
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Twenty two residents died here.

The majority of staff have still not been tested.
The virus likely tore through Highgate Care Home in February.

We were all living our lives as normal.

Manager Jennifer: ‘We were completely unaware.’
In early March residents began to fall ill.

Highgate was among the first care homes to suffer a major outbreak.

Manager Jennifer: ‘Nobody has dealt with it in Scotland in a care home. We were the first. So it was very difficult to get anybody to give you advice 100%.’
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‘There was a terrible feeling of dread’

Dr David Hepburn @apnoeaboy a month on from our last interview

The ICU consultant’s latest compelling account of treating Covid-19 patients.

Rarely have I interviewed a better communicator in any field of work

In my latest interview with David Hepburn, from @AneurinBevanUHB Royal Gwent Hospital:

• How patients are ventilated
• Physical toll of ICU
• ‘Intensive care delirium’
• Relative youth of patients
• ‘Constant fear that one day it might be one of us’

This extended version of the interview was filmed by @daibaker & produced/edited by @c4marcus
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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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NEW: GP alleges some care home residents who die with #COVID19 not being included in the official death toll in “final insult” to the dead.

Full story #C4News tonight.
GP whistleblower, who practices in the South East of England, told @Channel4News they were aware of suspected #COVID19 deaths in which reference to the virus had been left off official paperwork.
GP whistleblower: “I know GPs writing bronchopneumonia or frailty of old age on death certificates when they strongly suspect Covid, to avoid running into problems."
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A whistleblower has told @Channel4News they fear Coronavirus is sometimes entirely left off death certificates in care homes and in the community, meaning the true number who die from the virus may never be properly recorded.
The whistleblower, who is deeply involved with the registration of deaths within the South of England, said they feared the true number of deaths in care homes was equal to the number of hospital deaths in their region in the last week.
Whistleblower told Channel 4 News they felt:

*GPs were under too much pressure sometimes taking “the easy option” in omitting Coronavirus from death certificates

*GPs were not putting the “actual cause” of death on some certificates

*GPs on occasion resorting to “guesswork”
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The mystery of the ‘collapsed deal’ between the @WelshGovernment and a Covid-19 testing company.

I’ve been trying to find out a little more...
On Sat @BBCWalesNews reported that a deal had collapsed which would have seen the Welsh Government provided with an extra 5000 #COVIDー19 tests per day by an unnamed company...
Early on I was told it involved the Swiss pharmaceutical & diagnositcs company Roche…[a claim backed up by other well-placed sources]
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1/3. On 13 March, @Channel4News reported on a new rapid #coronavirus testing kit - made in the UK - that diagnoses #coronavirus in 10 minutes!

They aren't available in the UK yet.

#NHS staff can't get tested.

But this report shows test kits being sent to Bahrain. #covidー19
2/3. It seems utterly bizarre that boxes of rapid #Covid19 test kits are being exported around the world, whilst frontline #NHS staff have to risk their health without PPE or tests.

It would be great if @cathynewman & #C4News could ask @MattHancock what the logic is behind this.
3/3. Watching this the govt's U-turn is very stark.

"As the WHO urges countries to step up testing for #coronavirus, the UK appears to be adopting a different approach. Ystdy (12/3) it said it would only test people in hospital." #Covid19 #Corona #Covid
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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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A good day to bury bad news:

"Government’s secret Garden Bridge report withheld from publication"

Grant Shapps' Dept for Transport is refusing to release an internal report on Boris Johnson's cancelled Garden Bridge project

#PoliticsLive @lbc #newsnight
bit.ly/2Ub3eCN
@LBC "The report has been suppressed on the grounds it is protecting the interests of the Garden Bridge Trust, which developed the project but which has has been in liquidation since April last year.

The report is understood to have warned the project had a funding gap of up to £75m"
@LBC "& advised ministers against putting more taxpayers’ money at risk by extending the government’s guarantee of the trust’s cancellation liabilities.

In the same month the report was drawn up, the trust avoided collapse by adding five months to its accounting year"

#PoliticsLive
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Johnson's govt finally publishes *some* economic analysis on a UK-US trade deal:

Economic benefit is expected to be £3.4bn - equivalent to 0.2% of UK GDP*

*This is unchanged from analysis by May's govt in 2018

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#r4today @lbc #newsnight #PoliticsLive
gov.uk/government/new…
The UK economy in 2019 was £2,200,000,000,000 (£2.2trn).

The govt thinks a US-UK trade deal us worth £3.4bn.

This is Brexit's sunny uplands.

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#r4today #politcslive #Newsnight #c4news
Govt analysis says Scotland and North East will benefit the most from tariff free access to US.

Where's the cost of a no deal, currently called an [imaginary] "Australian deal" by our lying govt.?

Here's the 2018 govt analysis.

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@lbc #r4today #politicslive #c4news
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