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I'm tired of reading lies about a wonderful warm kind human being.

This is who @jeremycorbyn is. 👇🏻


An ex service gentleman meets @jeremycorbyn they talk about the help ex soliders need
And end the conversation with him telling Jeremy
"I love you mate
You're a star"
"Look around this crowd
We are young, old,
We are Black,
We are White,
We're disabled,
We are the whole wonderful mosaic of diversity& inclusion

Racism divides
When you've created that sense of hate
You haven't built a house,
You haven't built a school" @jeremycorbyn
"Forty-two years ago, antifascists beat back a violent, far-right mob that had descended on a diverse neighborhood of North London.

Among the antifascist organizers was a young Labour councillor named @jeremycorbyn."

From 2019

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Never forget Medpro was created by Tory peer Michelle Mone’s husband Barrowman, 2 WEEKS before they got the £203million covid contract. NHS staff were forced to wear bin bags… Mone & hubby bought a yacht, didn’t any pay tax. They say Tories aren’t corrupt… FFS! #ToryCorruption
I’m gonna keep on this. As you know I’ve been tweeting about Mone for months. I will not let this go. What sort of person profits from ripping off our NHS? Tories allowed it!!! #ToryCriminals
I want accountability, I want consequences, I want justice for our NHS. #SaveOurNHS #ToryCorruption
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On February 1st, thousands of workers are taking strike action against the Tories’ Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, & against the destruction of education & health as well as for a wage that protects from the #CostOfLivingCrisis.
This is the first time since the 2011 N30 pensions strike that so many unions have taken action together.

In #Leicester, the March and rally appears to be taking the same form that it took in 2011. A march through the town centre, & a rally at the Athena Events Venue. I was at that march & rally, and filmed it.

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The Tories have ruined our NHS. It is now a 2 Tier system those who are well off enough to have private health and have adequate healthcare & those that don’t & can’t get treatment they need.
A colleague of mine told me about his friend who he was going to see after work.
His friend (56) collapsed in the street and ambulance took to A&E the doctors told him@ there was a blockage in his heart but unable to have surgery at the hospital due to availability of surgeons and told to go home and rest not to do anything strenuous stay downstairs not under
Under any circumstance go upstairs or anything that might stress his his heart. His family rung around other hospitals to try and get him surgery, earliest he could get an op was a month. Fearing death he decided to contact Nuffield Health. He has no health insurance they said
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Very little publicly available info on Kate Andrews.

This site claims she attended Christian Heritage School from 2000-04, & Green Farms Academy from 2004-08, completing an MA (Hons) in International Relations & Philosophy at St Andrews in 2012.…
Good news tho! If you're rich you can hire Kate Andrews to give talks!

Prior to her new role as Economic Editor at the tax-avoiding non-dom billionaire-owned #Spectator, Kate was Associate Director for the #55TuftonStreet free market think tank the IEA!…
"Kate has also worked as Head of Communications at (#55TuftonStreet's) the Adam Smith Institute and was an intern at Townhall .com and worked on the Romney for President and Linda McMahon for Senate campaigns in 2012." 😬 ImageImage
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Why is the NHS failing? A 🧵

This is shocking but entirely predictable.
"higher demand and planned reduced facilities"

Please read, share AND ask your MP why they have let this happen and how they will save it?
1. There are simply not enough beds
Unbelievably total hospital beds has HALVED over the last 30 years (source Kings Fund)
UK has one of the lowest acute beds/popln than ANYWHERE in the World (Source FT)
Hospitals can't increase beds w/o government agreement which doesn't happen
2. The population is growing
Predictably UK population has grown year on year
Increasing by 11 million over the last 30 years (source ONS from
In 15 years ONS predicts this will be 75 million (no planned inc in beds btw.)
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Tory Links to Private Health Care firms. All info is in the public domain. This is only what we know about so may not be complete. A 🧵/1
#SaveOurNHS #ToriesDestroyingOurNHS #FundTheNHS #ToriesOut180 #SupportTheStrikes #SupportOurNHSWorkers
Steve Brine serves as a “strategic advisor” for Sigma who won a lateral flow contract in April 2021 worth £100k. He is paid £20k a year for 8 hours a week. He is MP for Winchester and chair of the Health & Social Care Committee /2
Ranil Jayawardena had his office space paid for by Serco for £19k in 2021 they were one of two firms behind the failed £37billion “test and trace” saga. He is MP for NE Hampshire /3
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Away in The Commons
The MPs did sit
Voting for bills that would
make the people's lives sh*t
We need fair pay and staffing
The workers did cry
But the ministers didn’t listen
And did nothing but lie
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Key points about the #NursesStrike - a thread from a nurse!

- More Nurses than ever are leaving the profession
- England along has over 46,000 nursing vacancies
- Staff shortages effect us all
- understaffing compromises patient safety

#FairPayforNursing #EnoughIsEnough #NHS
@theRCN and it's members will ensure patient safety throughout any strike action.

For many years patient safety has been at risk and Nurses pour in extra time and energy to try and minimise that risk, but it gets harder and harder and something has to change. @SouthEastRCN
Nursing pay has been rising below inflation for years meaning real term pay cuts. This correlates directly with less nurses staying in the job.

Nursing requires a degree to enter, and experience takes many years to gather. We have to retain and fairly pay experienced nurses
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Tory MPs: 1)#traindrivers are not on strike; 2)the voters created their own #TacticalVoting scheme + executed it because they wanted to spell out just how much they want anything but #ToryLiars; 3) we like our #HumanRights...leave them alone; 4) loyalty to a liar will end careers
5) smashing things up/ defunding, then claim to be fixing stuff is not a sustainable strategy and we see what you're doing.#SaveOurNHS
6) your Twitter bubble may love hideous policies like #RwandaDeportation..the country as a whole does not;7)#foodbanks are not a photo opp but a
source of shame; 8) we aren't stupid...unlike your front bench; 9) we know where levelling up money goes and why...10) not mentioning #Brexit doesn't make it less of a sh*tshow.
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1/ Peri-retirement in NHS & Pension Tax 🧵 + free tool- #doesntpaytostay

This is a *super* important thread. Sorry it's complicated, pls read ALL carefully & share/RT. Its vitally important you #knowYOURnumbers so @BMA_Pensions built a free tool to help - you could save >£100k Image
2/ @TheBMA @BMA_Pensions have been saying for years, that its crucially important we RETAIN the senior experienced workforce. There are a number of important levers to do this, including pay, pensions & pension taxation. Image
3/ As the annual & lifetime allowances have been whittled away over the years, the number of senior doctors opting for early retirement has increased as it simply #doesntpaytostay- particularly for those affected by BOTH the annual & lifetime allowances Image
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1/33 Retirement age in the NHS & Pension Tax 🧵 - FACT vs FICTION

This is a *really* important thread. Its complicated, please read ALL carefully & share/RT

The graphic below is meant to describe the same doctor, one is (I believe) completely incorrect. Read on find out which Image
2/33 As @TheBMA @BMA_Pensions & others have said, its crucially important we RETAIN the senior experienced workforce. There are a number of important levers to do this, including pay, pensions & pension taxation. My thoughts on how to do this below Image
3/33 Government are rightly looking at ways to encourage this too... but I thought I would fact check some of the figures they have stated on "late retirement", & make some helpful suggestions for their new website.… Image
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If there’s ANYONE at @educationgovuk @CommonsEd with a heart or a conscience, please understand that forcing millions of unvaccinated children into mitigation-free schools day in day out is a level of #WilfulNegligence I didn’t imagine possible in modern 🇬🇧.

If you’re unsure of what that means for CROWDED, POORLY VENTILATED, INDOOR SPACES, like SCHOOLS…

❗️#ThinkSmoke ❗️

@halfon4harlowMP @peterkyle @KateGreenSU @sajidjavid
@RCPCHPresident @ChildrensComm @NAHTnews @karamballes @10DowningStreet
Whether the motivation is a flawed #DeliberateMassInfection policy to reach “Herd Immunity” or part of a wider plan to crush & crash the #NHS (hastening #NHSPrivatisation ) by letting #COVID “rip” … is wholly unacceptable, unethical & immoral to “experiment” on our young.
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Why are so many willing to let the NHS go under?
I have found a lot of bad assumptions at the heart of those who want to see the NHS fail and a new system take its place. A few tweets to add to the debate..
Some argue that no health system has copied the NHS.
The reality is that most high-income countries have copied the NHS-model and have a very similar model. Few have however, managed to make healthcare provision the sole duty of the state...
Although in 2012, I believe this current government pushed through an amendment to make it NOT the responsibility of the Health Sec.
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When government policy is not evidence based and is not in the interest of the patient...we must speak out.

#YourNHSNeedsYou #FBNHS
@dgurdasani1 @trishgreenhalgh @doctor_oxford @theAliceRoberts @mikegalsworthy @YourNHS2021 @NHSMillion @docrussjackson @PeoplesNHS @NurseSayNO
As panic gripped a rudderless nation, worst-case scenarios were being projected and simulations cast doom over the healthcare service’s ability to cope, the relative unknown fatality of this new infection foraging the globe loomed over our heads.
It was March 2020, and within this culture of fear, speculation became an acceptable basis for decision-making. Fear of needing to ration became rationing itself; protecting the NHS became failing to protect the people, and government policy suddenly became 'clinical guidelines’
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The government's £6bn NHS investment for waiting lists is...

...too little,
...too late,
and raises further concerns about the priorities of this government.…
Firstly, don't be fooled. Investment into waiting lists are unavoidable. The restricted access during the pandemic mean a catch-up initiative was always going to be needed.

The first question: would more decisive leadership have led to less restriction to care and less backlog?
The second: how much have the years of underinvestment in the NHS worsened the problem?

The waiting lists have been growing massively under this government prior to COVID.

[source BBC - chart is over 10 years]
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Summary thread (for me too).

Clinical care for COVID-19 in the UK: shortcomings and lessons to be learned.


My view on what next...
Here, I summarise the threads I have written over the last couple of months.

It will tell part of the story of the UK's national response from a clinical perspective.

I have attached the previous threads only for those who wish more detail.
There are several critical failures in the clinical pandemic response, including:
1. The Herd Immunity Strategy
2. Reducing basic healthcare capacity
3. Bypassing primary care triage for non-clinical Covid triage
4. No Covid follow-up service
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Angry and tearful this morning- need to say my bit.. had to split this video in two as too long. Could’ve probably gone on for longer! #EnoughIsEnough 1/2…
2/3 (had to split into 3)..
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Our #NHS is in danger.


On the 19th June, 2015, ex-Deutsche Bank MD Sajid Javid was the keynote speaker at the opaquely funded free-market think tank IEA’s 60th Anniversary.

He spoke about how "free markets" & sound economics help "everyone".…
The IEA subscribes to a neoliberal worldview & advocates positions based on this ideology, including climate change denial, & total privatisation - in effect abolition - of OUR #NHS.

The dodgy IEA is secretly funded by Big tobacco, & IEA officers have offered "Cash for Access".
Let's have a look at what Javid said to the bankers, hedge-funders & free-market fundamentalists gathered at the IEA, a think tank funded by Libertarian billionaires & disaster capitalists keen to exploit Britain's last remaining publicly funded institutions, especially OUR #NHS.
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The following is an explanation as to why the #coronavirus #covid-19 epidemic is not just a health emergency. It is an opinion that would (if I had any followers) likely cause a divide but it's a serious cause for concern. (Thread)
The current coronavirus pandemic is being politicised not only badly, but to the extent it is damaging the entire lives of the next generation.
Young children have lost not only their learning but their social interaction which could potentially damage them irreparably growing up
Those students due to sit their GCSEs and A-Levels have been told they now won't be and to grade them the government will "come up with something".
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A four year old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on coats on the floor. This shouldn't ever happen anywhere. #BeAVoter #VoteNHS #GetTheToriesGone
Comparing Tower Hamlets CCG budgets there is an estimated annual underfunding of £270 million by 2023. That is the equivalent of 7500 nurses, or 2200 GPs, or 150 GP surgeries. #SaveOurNHS #NHSCuts
Labour will
✅ Reverse cuts & ensure adequate funding to the NHS, ending & reversing creeping privatisation.
✅ Repeal the Health and Social Care Act
✅ Ensure our NHS is never on the table in any future trade deals.
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1/4 The #Tory government has put #disabled & chronically ill people through hell the past 10 years. The reason? To stop fraudulent benefit claims and reduce cost. The outcome? Thousands of us died and thousands more suffered humiliation, #poverty & devastating health implications
2/4 The kick in the teeth is; the benefit reforms and #DWP errors actually cost more than the original fraud. On top of this, the Tory's removed all funding for vital services that many vulnerable people in society relied upon. #ToriesOut #Tories #Health #Benefits
3/4 Austerity measures were supposed to reduce debt and save the UK from financial crisis, yet National #debt is the highest it's ever been. The #NHS is on it's last breath, and many of us fear we will not survive another 4 years of #Tory lies, neglect and abuse. #VoteLabour
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THREAD: @TheGreenParty have proposed 10 bills for the first 2 years of the new Parliament.

This 👇 is how we will deliver climate justice🌱, a people's vote 🇪🇺, and a transformation of our democracy 🙋‍♀️.

Pledge 1: Climate Justice💚

@TheGreenParty will demand a Green New Deal that will decarbonise energy, housing, and transport, while providing millions of jobs. We would be carbon neutral by 2030, and we would start now. #GE2019
Pledge 2: People's Vote🇪🇺

@TheGreenParty are the party of Remain & Transform, recognising the EU's great potential in helping tackle the climate crisis and improve the lives of workers, low-income families, and refugees. #GE2019
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