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note the detail in this, that should have had similar action in UK; ( PPE Scandal) but has not done so, despite at least two court cases; Mone etc remain uncharged.
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Adding a second part to this thread, from yesterday; start of part 1 here👇
The last tweets of yesterday's thread deal with Russian relationships with Middle East, and also; Special Economic Zones, so adding some more on the events from #SPIEFF on that, as an start for today.
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Welcome to the 2nd #BoondoggleBen thread, a continuation of Monday's work.

If there is anyone out there with more technical ability than me, I'd be grateful if you could sort a thread unroll

Firstly, a classic of the genre:

On Easter Monday last year, @TheNorthernEcho disgracefully connived with #BentBen to run a fake story about 1,000 new jobs at a new cable factory in #Teesside.

Scott Hunter of TVM was on their case:

In February 2023, Ben's corrupt crony Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston, was fighting a (doomed) re-election campaign, and he needed a boost from a #BentBen Bob-The-Builder Bullsh!t Bingo press release

#BoondoggleBen #ToriesOut315…
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Hi everyone

Welcome to my #BoondoggleBen thread.

Today's theme is an exploration of #BenHouchen's cynical, repetitive stunts regarding future Infrastructure projects which will never exist.

So, before I go further, a brief recap of his MO....

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....As follows:

A press release/photo op dutifully carried verbatim by his local client media @TheNorthernEcho and @TeessideLive

A huge "cash boost" which can never be fact-checked, verified or audited

A word-salad of bullsh!t bingo buzz phrases such as....

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#BentBen's word salad:

*⃣Job Creation*⃣High Wage jobs*⃣Highly Skilled Jobs*⃣Good Quality Jobs*⃣CleanEnergy*⃣
NetZero*⃣Hydrogen*⃣Low Carbon
*⃣Carbon Capture*⃣World Leading*⃣World Beating*⃣Innovation*⃣Shovel Ready*⃣

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1/3 Energy giants BP and Equinor agreed to press ahead with plans for £1.5bn development in #Teesside #Freeport after demanding a guarantee they are not becoming involved in a project marred by corruption.

#Houchen #corruption…
2/3 "Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, who is running the #Teesworks project, confirmed that a “bespoke clause” was inserted into their legal agreement, at the request of the two energy firms."
3/3 “BP and Equinor wanted assurances, given the noise they were hearing,” he (Houchen) told The Yorkshire Post. “We were able to provide those assurances and they signed the deal last week. Now they’re investing north of £1.5bn on this site. If anything, it exonerates us.”
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1/ Mr Hunt added: “(#Teesside) is best example in the country of how if you have people who care about how businesses flourish you can really transform an area that has in the past been left behind.”
"Hunt also announces an extra £400m for “levelling up partnerships” in areas including Redcar and Cleveland and Rochdale."…
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2020 was the 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 on record for Britain's electricity system - but we need to keep going

This is our 10 Point Plan to put the UK at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution

Cutting emissions. Creating jobs. Building new industries.

⚡️ Produce enough offshore wind to power every home, quadrupling how much we produce to 40GW by 2030

👩🏾‍🏭 Supporting up to 60,000 jobs

Read the full plan 👉🏾…
💧 Develop 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030

🏘️ First town powered entirely by hydrogen by 2030

Read the full plan 👉🏾…
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💡🦾🖥️ Hey it's a NE tech thread! 💡🦾🖥️

People have asked which North East digital tech companies I mentioned on today's Digi Drive launch - firms across the region which have been innovating as a response to the pandemic. There are no doubt countless examples but here's a few:
Teesside 3D Visualisation, interactive digital media and digital consultation pioneers @Animmersion caught my eye in April when the team launched virtual, interactive events tech.…
Next up was leading no-code, drag & drop enterprise app builder @nutshellapps which is helping @networkrail go paperless!…
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1/20 Good afternoon. I’m Antony Firth and I’m going to tweet about ‘Steel on the Seabed’. I’ll be referencing work with @HistoricEngland @HE_Maritime @honor_frost @SouterNT @HeritageFundNE @citizan @IoSIFCA @tynetotees @ukchp. Many thanks to all & to organisers of #SWOS20! Image
2/20 By ‘Steel on the Seabed’ I mean #shipwrecks from the period c. 1850-1950 – a period of numerous radical transformations in ships but also in the communities whose lives they touched. These historic steel artefacts within the marine environment still reverberate. #SWOS20
3/20 In 1832 before most were even built, Lyell surmised ‘It is probable that a greater number of monuments of the skill and industry of man [sic] will be collected together in the bed of the ocean than will exist at any other time on the surface of the continents’. #SWOS20 Image
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