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A THREAD - Our brand new Corporate Plan for 2019 - 2023 is now live on our website! While it may not sound all that exciting, it’s really important as it sets out our core priorities and ambitions for the whole borough over the next four years 👇
The plan is for everyone – for you, for councillors, our staff, partners and local businesses. The ultimate aim is to achieve a good quality of life for all of our residents in a vibrant and thriving place, with strong community values and an inclusive society 👇
The new Corporate Plan is based on eight strong priorities based around people, place, economy and us as a strong and resilient council. But, we cannot do this on our own! 👇
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Let’s talk about lies.
The biggest lie here is that somehow #LocalGov can tell who would vote for Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard just by looking at their voter registration. How tf would we do that?
The second biggest lie is that this is even plausible at a technical level. In CA, voter rolls are maintained cooperatively by the CA Secretary of State & the Registrar of Voters in each of its 58 counties, respectively. Nobody ✌️unregisters✌️voters without proper documentation.
This is the documentation:…

It must be completed by the registered voter and submitted to the *County* Registrar of Voters. It doesn’t ✌️unregister✌️ them; it cancels their registration. IOW, it leaves a paper trail.
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The #BBC's @Hoskea10 digs into #LOBOloan bank debt at Sheffield City Council (from 27mins)… #Sheffield had to pay a £12.3m "breakage loan" to the Royal Bank of Scotland #RBS to escape a £20m loan.
Clive Betts, Chair of @CommonsCLG and a Sheffield MP said: "that the bank #RBS actually gets a double benefit, once for fiddling the #LIBOR interest rate, a second time when their council #LOBOloan interest rates go up"… #localgov #fraud
#Newham resident @rachel_shares said: "this country has to stand up to the financial institutions that made hundreds of millions of pounds out of them over the last decade. Who has the most power in this situation, #Barclays and #RBS, or Newham Council?"…
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(Thread) #CivilSocietyStrategy - A few observations:
1. #localgov have a stat duty to secure sufficient services & activities for young people to improve well-being. It got a few paragraphs. We've waited a long time for a Youth Strategy & focus on high quality youth work.
2. Youth work & services don't seem to seen as part of a system or a sector that involves central and local govt, social and private sector organisations which intertwines - can't have one without the others #CivilSocietyStrategy
3. It's a good start. We still need to talk about money and sustainability #CivilSocietyStrategy
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it -

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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So, remarkably today was my last day at GDS after six years so I'm going to treat/subject you to a thread...

Such mixed emotions. I've been so lucky to call this my workplace. It's been an absolute privilege so I am at once incredibly excited and desperately sad.
There's a lot to reflect on what I've done and what I've learnt in the six years since @ejhp's invitation to join @SarahPrag and @marksheldon on the team prepping to launch GOV.UK.
I spent a lot of those first months wrestling Business Link. And apparently I still can't escape it...@Shotclog reminded me he still had this folder the other day. It contains a hard drive of BL's 77,000 pages and all its associated miscellany. A white folder emblazoned with the original logo
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And so the Bloody Garden Villages look dead and buried in their current proposed form. The Government Inspector has written to the four local authorities, telling them pretty much 'could try harder'… [pdf]
Thready, thread, etc.
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Interesting call to action from @markthompson1 and colleagues for #legogovernment Who doesn't want better public services with more resources going directly to serving those in need powered by a digital commons (the what)? What we really need though is more on the how! - #thread
1) I'm a big fan of @markthompson1 and his beligerent poking of government to be and do better in the #internet age. His thinking on #platform government #paas #gaap is right on the money. However, some things to consider as part of the debate...hopefully helpful...
2) I'm not sure comparisons between government and the big #tech #innovators of the past 10 years do the #legogovernment argument justice. There are too many differences for the comparison to be helpful. Think lack of democratic accountablity for starters (more now than ever!)...
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