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#Firefighters to go on #strike across the #UK after union members vote for action | 1h ago
- More than 80% of members who voted backed strike action across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland when they were balloted last month.…
#UK #Teachers set to #strike after pay #talks with #Tory ministers collapse | Jan 30
- Despite years of falling take-home pay, the government offered most teachers just 5 per cent for 2022-23 — about half the rate of 40-year-high double-digit #inflation.…
Tiny #Britain is sinking.
Who will be on strike on walkout Wednesday? | Jan 30
- 100s of 1000s of workers will go on #strike on Wednesday in separate disputes over pay, jobs and conditions - the biggest day of industrial action in more than a decade.…
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I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a group of #Tory voters about the #NHS.

The consensus was that "we can't afford to keep pouring money into the NHS. It's inefficient, & needs a good manager to wade in & sort it out."

A 🧵 1/11
They went on to discuss nurses (mixed reviews between very caring, & spending their shift at the nurses' station huddled around a computer, rather than being on the ward), & the difficulty of getting a face-to-face meeting with a GP.
They also compared the NHS with healthcare in France, where apparently there is a similar shortage in GPs, but no problem in arranging an appointment.

The general view was that healthcare in France is superior to that in the UK.
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Austerity has led to excess deaths through poverty. Austerity has led to David Cameron’s Big Society Actually meaning #FoodBankBritain. And it’s not just the unemployed using food banks. Wages for hard working people is so poor, and inflation so high that teachers and nurses are
using them to feed their families too. #FoodBankTories
The #Tories have run down schools and run down the #NHS. Schools aren’t properly supported or ventilated. Staff turnover is ridiculously high. Burnout is commonplace.
The #NHS has been deliberately run down in order to justify selling it off. #Covid was deliberately mismanaged to justify selling the #NHS off. Billions of pounds were given to Track and Trace during the pandemic while Nurses and Doctors of colour were forced into frontline
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#Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority | 1h ago
- Making a hastily scheduled statement outside #SesameStreet 10 office, Truss acknowledged that “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”…
#SesameStreet Elmo's World:
You've got mail.'
#SesameStreet Elmo's World
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🚨Liz #Truss ha annunciato le sue dimissioni da leader del Partito Conservatore.
Con soli 45 giorni di servizio, Liz #Truss diventa il primo ministro in carica meno politicamente longevo nella storia del Regno Unito.
#Truss ha iniziato la sua dichiarazione affermando di essere entrata in carica "in un momento di grande instabilità economica e internazionale". La Gran Bretagna, ha detto, è stata "frenata per troppo tempo da una bassa crescita economica".
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Ciò che vediamo ora in #UK (ministri licenziati, neo-premier già moribondi, moneta in caduta, tassi in salita, doppio deficit colossale di bilancio e con l'estero, un paese nel suo labirinto) ha un nome e un cognome: è il frutto delle menzogne del populismo nazionalista (1-segue)
Hanno raccontato che la #Brexit era recupero di "sovranità", era "take back control" e stanno perdendo il controllo. Hanno detto che l'integrazione europea era la causa dei loro mali e senza Europa nessuno vuole più avere sterline, perché UK ha perso il suo export (2-segue)
Credevano che l'Europa fosse sinonimo di crisi finanziaria e crescita debole, mentre staccarsi dall'Europa avrebbe creato una "Singapore on Thames". Potremmo dire che ha creato caos, populismo e una supponenza e arroganza che stanno affossando #UK ancora di più (3-segue)
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@UnrollHelper "Liz Truss’s and Kwasi Kwarteng’s 2012 free-market treatise Britannia Unchained has shot up the sales charts, hitting the top spot on Amazon rankings for books on “economic conditions”. It costs £19.55 for the paperback."

Read/Download FREE here 👇…
@UnrollHelper Ought to come with a health warning for the nation's economy!
@UnrollHelper “The key is to make sure that failure is survivable,” is one of the book’s insights. “In the early stages of a project, failure need not be a disaster.”

"This is likely to provide scant consolation to Tory MPs facing the threat of losing their seats at the next election."
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1/13: 🚨BREAKING NEWS: #LizTruss is the next #PrimeMinister. What could Truss's #HumanRights record mean for the future of the UK?…
2/13: "Truss has a track record of voting against human rights progression in the UK and as prime minister will make policy decisions that will radically change rights protections. The first targets? A new #BillOfRights and the European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR)."
3/13: "One of Truss's most controversial votes has been against retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of UK law following #Brexit. She remains a member of the Conservative government which proposes to repeal the #HumanRightsAct (#HRA)."
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Quella di oggi sarà l'ultima giornata "piena" da primo ministro 🇬🇧 per #BorisJohnson. Ieri ho scritto della competizione per succedergli nel Partito Conservatore e a Downing Street.

Qui sotto vi aggiornerò con tutte le ultime notizie.

#Truss #Sunak #Conservatives
Come sarà per Liz #Truss (grande favorita) diventare primo ministro del Regno Unito? Lord O'Donnell, già segretario di gabinetto, non usa mezzi termini: "Per la persona che varca la soglia del numero 10 è il momento clou della carriera, il più importante della vita".
Atteso a minuti l'annuncio del successore di #BorisJohnson a capo dei Conservatori e del Regno Unito. Si va verso la vittoria di Liz #Truss.

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Disaster capitalism and super-elitism. A 🧵 Let’s examine what is happening. Energy prices are out of control. An absent government. Brexit. Systematic corruption and plundering of the nations assets. NHS being made to fail, inflation out of control.
Workers earnings deliberately eroded and driven down over 12 years; citizen and workers rights taken away
Massive increases in Executive earnings. Huge payouts to shareholders…whilst some people in employment require state benefits and in some cases food banks to survive
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THREAD: #Rwanda, is it the best choice?

As we have all had had time to mull over the extraordinary revelations from last week, we thought it might be now a good time to dissect through some of the issues
This thread will focus on Rwanda in relation to the #PritiPatel deal. 1/
Most of you will have heard of #Rwanda from "Hotel Rwanda" a film that tells a bit about the Genocide that happened in the country in 1994 - in 100 days between April-July - >800,000 Tutsi people were killed in a national Genocide.
Rwanda has been rebuilding itself ever since. 2/
Why is it important that we dissect this deal from the #Rwanda angle?

Well put simply - its because the British gov #BorisJohnson #PritiPatel are deliberately not telling you, if they did, most Britons would be appalled & disgusted at how bad the scheme is for RW & refugees. 3/
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Let’s get this clear.

#RwandaMigrationPlan has been labelled a breach of international law by the #UnitedNations

It also wasn’t costed. So, rightly, because of illegality & failure to cost - the #CivilService refused to implement. This resulted in @pritipatel issuing ….
…. a ‘ministerial direction’. Which means she personally takes responsibility for anything going wrong.

If it goes wrong & she’s sued the taxpayer pays the cost. The ministerial code is overseen by @BorisJohnson - so she won’t get the push as he wanted her to do it.

So, if it goes ahead, we have a breach of international law & the taxpayer pays for it & she won’t loose her ministerial job despite accepting personal responsibility.

On top of this, the policy would be checked out by @SuellaBraverman a lawyer. She won’t stand down ….
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"Britain is a nation that’s changed night and day since 2016. It was a quiet, prosperous nation that became a haven for Right-wing populists, a breeding ground for racism, and a hub for misinformation. None of which is a coincidence."
"It’s the byproduct of nationalism, racism, and demagoguery. And if it sounds similar to post-2016 America, that’s because it is. Both countries began their ascent down the black hole of authoritarianism at the same time for a reason."
"Actually, two reasons: Boris Johnson and Donald Trump."

"Two men who are similar in more ways than they are different. Two men who redefined Western politics for the worse."
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The situation in the #NHS is as bad as I’ve ever known it.

Multiple HCWs in our area are off sick with #COVID - nurses, consultants, GPs…all likely to be triple vaxed so they should avoid serious illness but still a risk of #LongCovid.

The impact on ALL HEALTHCARE is HUGE!
Operations, procedures, investigations, treatments, therapies….are delayed & cancelled every single day.

Waits for urgent care in A+E/UTCs is ⬆️, pressure on the ambulance service⬆️.

Care ACROSS the #NHS is being negatively affected by staff absences & a lack of beds.
Care in some areas is no longer safe, in many it can only be described as ‘adequate’.

As @RachaelMaskell points out, hospitalisations are ⬆️….A LOT! Even admissions for other problems will be made more challenging if the patient has #COVID19.

Yet @sajidjavid does nothing?!
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"Asked if he agreed that the people of the UK, like those in Ukraine, would “choose freedom, every time”, Sunak replied: “I do think people in this country prize their freedom. Of course they do." "
"And there’s lots of different ways they express that, whether it’s through elections, through referendums, and other democratic means.”"
#Halfon MP: “The way I see it is the prime minister was saying we’re a vibrant democracy. We’re such a vibrant democracy, we’ve had a referendum. Ukraine wants to be a vibrant democracy and the Russians are trying to stop that.”
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My 1st cancer mutation erupted 2017, a 2nd eruption mid pandemic 2020. Every aspect of my personal life, health, my home, savings, possessions and income went into The C

The stats predict 1 in 2 people will get #cancer, my local #Tory MP & NHS know I’ve been homeless for 2 years
Not once have they offered me £350 with my housing costs, covid financially ruined my chances of housing myself and why I’m living in a motorhome fighting two genetic cancers and wrestling with three different councils and the nhs for help and support, they all know
That since 2017 my mental health has been battered by cancer and its after effects, I was self employed at the time and living my best life, worked hard and contributed to the government since 1985. Covid finished my finances off after paying for scans, a victim of business fraud
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@chrisriddell50 My first thought when I saw this today was whether your colleague @MartinRowson might regard these events as, 'a storm in a fur cup'!

...evidently, there are agendas but, some are too quick to impose their interpretation on events - they hear but don't LISTEN! Image
"In the last few weeks, the benefits to Russia from its sabre-rattling must have far exceeded the Kremlin’s expectations. It has produced a traffic jam of presidents, prime minister and ministers making their way to Moscow."
"They may be issuing warnings against a Russian invasion of Ukraine, but the reality is that for the first time since 1991 Russia is once again being treated as a superpower to be feared, cultivated and never disregarded."
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look at the share a handful of RW billionaires (who don't pay UK taxes on their profits) control
Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations
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"The growth of UK betting sector since then has created billionaires, such as Bet365’s Denise Coates and Betfred’s Done brothers. At the other end of the scale, what starts out as a harmless flutter has driven countless customers into financial ruin, family breakups, and worse."
"The betting industry promotes its wares predominantly through advertising on TV, social media or via wall-to-wall sponsorship of football clubs."

Propaganda uses the same media and targets people in a similar manner!
"The gambling industry could not exist unless the bookmaker or casino had a better grasp of the odds than the punter. That’s the foundation upon which the industry is built, and it’s a bargain that – unless they are completely delusional – the gambler enters into knowingly."
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1/ Thread on why #Labour is on course to lose and what it's current trajectory and strategy suggests for its future:

It's tiny lead is declining, suggesting, as many of us have explained previously, support is soft. The softness of #Labour support is a feature of "strategy"...
2/ #Starmer wants to win over former #Tory voters alienated by #Johnson's more than usually explicit corruption. As #Corbyn was aware (and demonstrated more effectively than Miliband and Brown) , winning an election requires expanding #Labour's supporter base...
3/ But this isn't what #Starmer is doing. His strategy seems to be based more on out of date 1990s dogma than actual electoral politics. It assumes that swing voters won't be attracted to #Labour if they percieve it to be "too left wing"...
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"On Thursday, William Wragg, the chair of the public administration committee, claimed there had been attempted blackmail involving threats to funding in the constituencies of his fellow Conservative MPs who backed a confidence vote on Boris Johnson’s leadership."
"No 10 dismissed the allegations and said they would only be investigated if any evidence was presented."

This raises the questions: "Who would investigate the 'concerns raised'" and "Does No 10 not consider it relevant to question alleged actions of Whips?"
"He added: “I think the claims have been unsubstantiated, as the prime minister said, he hadn’t seen any evidence. I haven’t seen any evidence of this. Any allegation of that seriousness should be looked into and would have consequences if it is found to be true.”"
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1/10 #BREXIT – A LONG VIEW IN A SHORT THREAD: The EU (previously the EEC or Common Market) was the lifeboat that Britain jumped into (very enthusiastically) after the Empire sank and the prospects for further exploitation of our former colonies receded. #Max12to1
2/10 Any good history of Britain post-WW2 (e.g. Ben Pimlott’s biography of Harold Wilson 👇 – highly recommended) shows how fundamentally shattered the British economy was after 1945. We have never really recovered. #Max12to1…
3/10 The economy lurched from crisis to crisis under both #Tory and #Labour govts, with the balance of payments in particular disarray as we struggled to come to terms with the over-valuing of our currency in a world that now looked to the mighty dollar instead. #Max12to1
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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…


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”


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!
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Mr Javid, I read your @DailyMailUK article w/ interest🧐

The word that keeps popping up in discussions on whether the #NHS is/will be overwhelmed is ‘THRESHOLD’.

As a HCW I am keen to understand what the THRESHOLD for increasing PROTECTIONS is?

@sajidjavid @BorisJohnson
Is it the number of patients in intensive care units?

We all welcome the news that #Omicron appears to be causing less severe disease but hospital admissions for #COVID19 are clearly rising & this will still affect the ability to provide safe non-COVID care.
This v informative update from @ChrisCEOHopson today paints a stark picture of how finely things are balanced especially when staffing levels are factored in to the equation.

It’s really worth reading!

@SC_HealthSocial @NHSEngland @FRSAMatthew @wesstreeting @profchrisham
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