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1994 stirbt Tochter Jasminka der Familie J. bei einem Brandanschlag auf eine Notunterkunft in Köln
2021 droht der Rom:nja-Familie J. die Abschiebung nach Serbien (1/3)
#GadjéRassismus #Abschiebung
Dragan J.:„Fast meine ganze Familie hat schwere Verbrennungen, meine Tochter ist gestorben und dann sowas. Da muss man das alles durchmachen und dann sagen die, ihr müsst wieder dahin zurück wo Krieg ist. Das ist eine Katastrophe“.(2/3)
#Spendenaufruf #Abschiebung #GadjéRassismus
Mehr als 27 Jahre: Abschiebeandrohung nach Serbien, Unsicherheit & ohne Gerechtigkeit
In ständigem Austausch & Rückkopplung mit der Familie organisiert die #OBR eine #Spendenaktion.
Unterstützen Sie die Familie J. jetzt mit einer Spende!
#Abschiebung #GadjéRassismus (3/3)
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FWIW, I’m relatively relaxed about the fiscal costs of #Covid: borrowing will drop sharply as the economy recovers, the #debt burden is manageable, and there’s no need for #austerity to pay for it.

But this isn’t a green light to abandon fiscal responsibility altogether… (1/12)
For a start, the long-term outlook is more worrying.

The #OBR’s Fiscal Sustainability Report (July) includes scenarios where unchecked increases in public spending on health, adult social care and pensions could see debt balloon to more than 400% of GDP in 2070... (2/12)
In the meantime, even if the government doesn’t face the same financial constraints as a household, high public spending and borrowing still has other costs, including the poor allocation of resources and the risk of runaway #inflation… (3/12)
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FWIW, I’ve been comparing my UK economic forecasts with those of the #OBR. There is a much more positive story than the Chancellor told in Wednesday’s #SpendingReview #SR20 📢

Let’s start with the near-term outlook… (1/8)
The #OBR assumes that the economic impact of #lockdown2 will be ‘three-fifths’ that seen during the first lockdown, when #GDP fell by 25% in March and April. This means that lockdown2 would take the level of #GDP back to 15% below its pre-Covid peak… (2/8)
Given that #GDP was 8.2% lower in September than February, and assuming little change in October, this is consistent with a fall of around 7% m/m in November, which is what’s in the #OBR’s ‘central forecast’. This seems about right to me... (3/8)
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#Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

01 - #Tories admit and apologise for a doctored, misrepresentative video of Kier Starmer. Tory MPs like @JohnnyMercerUK leave it on their feed and actively continue to spread.
@JohnnyMercerUK #Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

02 - #Tories Boris #Johnson gets booed out of Addenbrooke Hospital by staff and patients alike, unmentioned by #BBC, who were right there.
@JohnnyMercerUK #Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

03 - #Tories MP Jacob Rees Mogg blames #Grenfell victims for their own deaths. It takes him four days before he's forced to retract and apologise.
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