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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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Tim notes the UK has seen the highest ever recorded Covid-19 cases, an increase of 47% in a week! #ToryCovidDisaster
1 in 24 people in Britain currently have Covid-19. The highest rates are in London, Scotland and the South-East.
Deaths however are below the average for this time of year, so at least its not killing so many of us. Still, 622 dead in the last week... imagine if that was on planes or trains? We'd be outraged!
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All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) since 2018 are are taking dark money from corporations like British American Tobacco and Big Tech along with Arms manufacturers & Healthcare
Weapons makers and private firms donate £13m to get exclusive access to MPs opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-…
businesses. Since 2018 over £25 million in donations from the private sector to APPG's, these are massive conflicts of interest that are the result of post Brexit deregulation and will harm the public sector irreparably. Private donors remain hidden with no accountability
This all amounts to insidious 'back door' lobbying with one Tory MP telling openDemocracy 'I am not releasing anything to you.' In times of crisis disaster capitalists get their foot in the door of democracies and aided by the right wing wreak havoc while cost of living soars.
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Tories attacks on the disadvantaged cannot conceal their endless subcontracting scams with taxpayers money, next 2 years £25billion goes to corporate tax incentives. Yet these breaks will absolve corporations of improving public services. Those less well off are made to pay 1/1
as this Govt continues its course of cruel punishment of the welfare state with cuts on UC, fuel/food price hikes causing soaring energy bills/hyperinflation. All during times of crisis, in the past people used to pull together, now Tory populism and greed cause division 2/2
and resentment. This is a grotesque state of affairs where the contrasts between rich and poor widen on an almost daily basis. The Tories show no remorse followed by empty campaigning promises that never see the light of day. They believe they are special, that they deserve 3/3
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This shows why traitors like Matthew and Sarah Elliott vested interests in changing UK politics to far right libertarianism takes years of serious planning Read/RT #ToryScum
Brexit-Loving Koch Acolytes Are Getting Rich Off Climate Change Denial in the UK splinternews.com/brexit-loving-…
Elliotts took funding from Koch and Mercer to pave the way towards smaller Govt and climate denial/deregulation, remember how #COP26 went tits up? The Tories have opened the floodgates to intense fossil fuel mining in the north sea, paid by corporate free market libertarians.
Sheer number of right wing think tanks supposedly non profit are keen to hide who their funders are, it is a scandal of the highest degree that corporate money dictates Govt policy, Brexit would not have happened if legislation was in place to stop disaster capitalist wreak havoc
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Message from2019:Imagine a new deadly airborne virus swept across the world that without simple protection, would result in death & long term disability for millions. Imagine if powerful rich companies didn’t care, especially as
Affording the temporary protection meant disruption to cash flow. Would you believe it if I told you that the elite decide to dupe the population into thinking it was all a hoax, a bit like a cold, and normalised the idea that the most vulnerable weren’t worth saving,
That preventable death & disease wasn’t a thing? And that great chunks of society fell for it? That despite over 5 million deaths globally, mounting evidence of harm, vaccines, still the elite got their way? 2021 update: it happened
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Keyworkers & #NHS heroes who got us through 2020 despite @Conservatives not providing PPE are in poverty & going to foodbanks

Billionaires buds of @BorisJohnson like Serco have made Billions.

Our NHS is on it's knees as the bodies "pile high"
How is this
"taking back control"?
"Rising levels of fuel and child poverty rightly hit the headlines but they are not the only struggles people face in 2021.

Food poverty, which is a shortage of money to put the basics on the table, is a shameful indictment of modern-day Britain."

dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-…
"Outsourcing firm Serco has seen profits leap after it was boosted by Covid-19 Test and Trace contracts and acquisition activity.

The London-listed firm said its operating profit increased by 31% to £116 million for the six months to June."

From August.

walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/s…
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1/10👋Morning @krishgm, a number of issues are being completely missed out of current #Covid19 discussions.

Despite protestations from @sajidjavid & @Conservatives to anyone who knows anything about healthcare, this is no longer just about #Covid_19.

ALL HEALTHCARE WILL SUFFER!
2/Everything from cancer care to care for non-urgent but life-affecting conditions is already being affected & will inevitably be more effected if we continue with the current #DoAlmostNothing approach.
@doctor_oxford @doctorshaib @dgurdasani1 @Zubhaque @Dr2NisreenAlwan
3/When the entire system is under such extreme pressure, as it is RIGHT NOW, there is nowhere for ppl to turn.

Across the UK, ppl are waiting for advice, for appointments, for treatment, for ambulances, for therapy, for help RIGHT NOW!

@theAliceRoberts @chrischirp @martinmckee
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We haven't done one for a while so shall we have a #BriefingDrinkingGame for the #DowningStreetBriefing in a bit?

Let's try and guess the buzzwords

- Next Slide Please
- Plan B
- Personal Responsibility
- Save Christmas
- Protect the NHS
- Sports Analogy
- Jabs In Arms

[cont]
More #BriefingDrinkingGame #DowningStreetBriefing buzzwords

- Schools are safe
- World beating
- Something about Brexit and Vaccines
- Flu
- We're better than the EU
- Some really complicated looking graphs
- Probably blame Nightclubs for something

[cont]
Even more #BriefingDrinkingGame #DowningStreetBriefing Buzzwrods

- Something about Pubs to appease Weatherspoons
- NHS not under pressure
- R Number
- Blame the North of England for something
- Moan about Scotland, N. Ireland & Wales
- NHS doing a wonderful job

[cont]
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