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So grotesque hard-right ideologue & Tory darling Katharine Birbalsingh is finally giving her first speech as the Govt's Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, having been appointed in October 2021 - to the hard-right Policy Exchange think tank.

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In her speech Birbalsingh will say that success is often too narrowly defined as stories of people rising from humble backgrounds to elite jobs & will call for more focus on smaller steps up the ladder, such as 'the children of unemployed parents getting stable work'.
I'm sure you remember the Govt's controversial whitewash report of the Commission on Race & Ethnic Disparities, written largely by hand-picked culture war ideologues & given a brief to play down both structural/systemic & institutional racism in Britain.

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Very disappointed that @teamdb haven’t been down to the Tesco Express at Westminster to appraise the booze line-up and predict which bottles attendees would have brought to the BYO #No10Party.
My suggestions in the thread below…
@BorisJohnson 17% ABV Napa Cabernet. Overblown crowd-pleaser that was fun in the past but not something you want to entrust centre-stage; now something of a joke, falls apart quickly on close inspection and fails to deliver on the promises or claims of the back label.
@carrielbjohnson Tequila. She may have to hold her nose but, consum(at)ed quickly, it has a transformational effect when it comes to instilling instant unwarranted influence.
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#PrimeMinister do you really understand the seriousness & gravity of what you’ve done?

You have today signed the unnecessary death warrants of 1000s of innocent ppl & consigned many 1000s of others to long term debilitating illness.🧵
@BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet @sajidjavid
2-Despite the determination to use a #RideTheWave analogy…

THIS IS NOT A GAME!

The lives (& avoidable deaths) of ordinary people may not bother you #PrimeMinister but they do bother my #NHS colleagues & I, & it pains us not to be able to care for people appropriately & safely.
3-The #NHS is NOT “in danger of being overwhelmed”

IT IS OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW!

How anyone w/ even an iota of understanding of healthcare can’t see, that for ppl having an MI or other v serious event the need to make their own way to 🏥 is both UNSAFE & UNACCEPTABLE!
#nhscrisis
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Senior Tories explaining the illegal parties.
More pics emerging
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I see the line is he joined briefly, virtually. Just a reminder there are at least 7 known party events. This is about the whole regime, not one Xmas quiz master. Also, his denial based on being advised that parties he didn't know about were within the rules is clearly a big lie.
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There's something about the #DowningStreetParty furore that's been bugging me since it kicked off, and I finally figured out what it is

All the media types/platforms condemning Johnson for disrespecting grieving relatives? In my experience, they've not treated us much better

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I lost Dad to Covid very early in the pandemic, so I've been part of the 'grieving relative' demographic for nearly 2 years. This government has essentially spat in our faces on a weekly basis since then.

Much the media now going all fire-and-brimstone didn't bat an eyelid

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It might be just my subjective experience, but as someone from the grieving relative community with a pre-existing media profile, I figured mainstream media types would be interested in my perspective.

Nope, not so much.

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And a one, and a two, and a three…

🎶On the twelfth day of Christmas, Boris Johnson gave to me…🎶

🎶 Twelve major U-turns... 🎶
mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
🎶 Eleven backbench rebellions... 🎶

theguardian.com/politics/2021/…

#ABorisJohnsonChristmas
🎶 Ten-mile queues at customs... 🎶

thesun.co.uk/news/13458305/…

#ABorisJohnsonChristmas
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On December 18, Downing Street officials allegedly held a Christmas party in breach of Covid rules. @Bigissue spoke to frontline workers about what they were doing on the same evening as they battled to protect others: bigissue.com/news/politics/… #PartyGate
Bonnie Milnes was working in care on December 18, and was forced to stay away from her family to keep her client safe. “The party at number 10 highlights how much of a joke Boris makes of looking after the British public,” she says. bigissue.com/news/politics/… #downingstreetparty
@merseyview says it's clear the government “care very little” about people if they “can so brazenly flout the rules they put in place and then sneer about it”. On December 18, she was working in overstretched adult social care services: bigissue.com/news/politics/…
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Angry northern woman here!!! #JohnsonOut you lying cheating snivelling bag of blubber !!!! RESIGN NOW and take your minions with you!!! Your a disgrace people died while your people partied #downingstreetparty Kids went hungry till a footballer stepped in. You
Wanted to pump shite into our rivers #TorySewageParty the people in Afghanistan died while your people where on holiday #Afghanistan your people amended the #nhsbill making the poorest suffer. Kids have been thrown into schools without thought for their safety #SafeEdForAll
The list goes on the #excluded !!! the corruption in your party on your watch. You are the head, yeah I know knob head but the buck stops with you 🤬🤬🤬😢
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"We don't need a criminal investigation."

YES WE DO @Keir_Starmer. Fuck sake, you have one shot at this.

#downingstreetparty

Here's a story that isn't being reported because we're too busy talking about a party last December.

The Third-Country Asylum Partnership will see Asylum Seekers in the UK flown to overseas processing hubs.

Costly, inhumane and against international law.
3/ For clarity, Keir Starmer did ask Boris Johnson at PMQs if he'd give Police everything Downing Street have on the #downingstreetparty should there be a criminal investigation.

Johnson said he would.

I do reckon the backlash from his comments this morning changed hos position
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He's physically & emotionally incapable of not smirking while lying through his teeth.

Is it a psychological disorder?

He thinks it's all just a jolly game - & he's been getting away with it all his life.

150,000 people are dead.

#downingstreetparty

Boris Johnson: "All I can tell you is that all the guidelines were observed."
#downingstreetparty
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