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The Tory Sleazy Party: A 🧵#ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern #TorySleaze
This is Rob Roberts in 2021 he was found to have made repeated unwanted sexual advances. He was suspended for 12 weeks he was allowed to return in October 2021 he is the MP Delyn 1/ Image
This is Matt Hancock he broke social distancing rules and had to resign after being caught on camera kissing his aide in his ministerial office he is the MP for West Suffolk 2/ Image
This is Owen Paterson he was found by parliament’s standards watchdog to have committed an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules. He was the MP for North Shropshire he resigned in Nov 2021 3/ Image
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Choose sleaze. Choose greed. Choose lies. Choose Porn. Choose misogyny. Choose sexual harrassment. Choose rule-breaking. Choose lawbreaking. Choose cover-ups. Choose stitch-ups. Choose misleading Parliament. Choose misleading voters. Choose deception. Choose Denial.
How do they keep getting away with this shit? By getting their billionaire non-dom & foreign chums Rupert Murdoch, Jonathan Harmsworth & the remaining Barclay brother to continue the longest running anti-progressive #propaganda campaign in world history.

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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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This is your daily reminder that Germany 🇩🇪 which has 20 million more citizens than the UK spent less than 1 (one) Billion pounds on their Track and Trace system. And didn’t run out of money.

The Tories spent 37 Billion pounds and ran out of money.
It vanished in Tory companies
2/5 As a reminder: The total cost of running the state of the United Kingdom is 101 Billion pounds. The Tories intentionally spent 37 Billion pounds, more than a third of the total state budget on a failing system. It never worked properly. But they knew this. Some “consultants”
3/5 for Track+Trace earned thousands A DAY. (!)
Money had to be “burned”/ given to Tory Donors in the quickest , most wasteful ,ineffective way, so that that money -the absolutely UNBELIEVABLY AND RIDICULOUSLY HIGH SUM would be ready and waiting once the pandemic was over and
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He's physically & emotionally incapable of not smirking while lying through his teeth.

Is it a psychological disorder?

He thinks it's all just a jolly game - & he's been getting away with it all his life.

150,000 people are dead.


Boris Johnson: "All I can tell you is that all the guidelines were observed."
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"SNP have accused Conservative government of “shafting” Scotland as it emerged the European Union has awarded Ireland almost €1 billion (£850m) for compensation for Brexit, while Scotland has been given just £172 million from a UK fund set up to succeed a major Brussels scheme."
"The party said that ahead of the EU referendum in 2016, leading Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Michael Gove promised that the Scottish Government would be given £1.5bn in funding."
"Vote Leave campaign’s main leaflet in Scotland said: "Scotland sends more than £1.5 billion, a year to Brussels."

A much BIGGER LIE than the £350 million on the little 'ol red bus!!
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"The big risk for the Conservatives, which they appear blissfully unaware of, is that by attacking the devolution settlement and traducing the promises made to Scotland in 2014 in an effort to secure a No vote,"
"...they are weakening even further an already fatally damaged set of arguments which the Better Together campaign deployed in that year's referendum."
"Following their British nationalist and xenophobic Brexit, the Conservatives have rendered totally implausible the argument that a No vote is a vote against nationalism."
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Two years ago, we published a deep dive into MP’s additional income. Second jobs are now in the spotlight, and #TorySleaze is trending, so we’ve re-run our code to see much MPs in the current Parliament have earned. This chart summarises, with Conservatives highlighted blue…. Image
… demonstrating that this is principally a Conservative scandal. Also note that second jobs – the focus of media attention - are not the only source of additional income. Other one-off opportunities, such as giving speeches and writing articles, can be lucrative too. Image
Theresa May is comfortably the largest earner (she gives a lot of speeches), followed by Geoffrey Cox. They are emblematic of a broader trend: prominent ex-ministers often take-up well-paid work once they move to the back benches.
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Today is #WorldKindnessDay.

While the world of politics involves a lot of debate and disagreement, this doesn’t mean it ought to turn a blind eye to gratuitous attacks and pile-ons.

But try telling that to this government. 1/
People blame social media for the unkindness that dominates our political discourse. But the tone is set at the very top and in this Government, positive examples of kind and responsible - or even civil - political discourse are rare. 2/
Example: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has engaged in notorious Twitter mud-slinging, even encouraging a pile-on on @SadiqKhan because he dared to weigh in on hate speech. 3/16…
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Hear me out and legal knowledge welcome …. If you live in social housing paid for by the gov. You move out of that house and rent it out, pocketing the cash……that’s against the law right????

So if your an MP your rented accommodation is paid for by the gov. 1/
You then rent it out and pocket the cash….. is that therefor against the law!!!!! If not why not???? What’s the difference???? 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
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It’s all imploding. This is their own propaganda organ’s front page. Tory MPs will ditch Johnson sooner rather than later, they often eat their own leaders. Abysmal state for the UK to be in as #COP26 gasps for breath
#TorySewageParty #TorySleaze #ToryBritain #ToryBrexitDisaster
Boom 💥
Even the Express has had a spiritual lobotomy. #BrexitHasFailed
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Tweet this clip from @campbellclaret far and wide, all day long.

It is time to put an end to this abysmal charade.
#TorySewageParty #ToryBrexitDisaster #TorySleaze #ToryBritain
There were plenty of warnings when he was Mayor of London. It’s a pity so many people don’t follow the news isn’t it. #ToryBritain
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God this is mortifying. In front of the whole world, when you are trying to exercise diplomatic leverage at a pivotal moment.

Utterly embarrassing. #COP26 #ClimateCrisis #TorySleaze #TorySewageParty
I am always delighted to see how the liberal metropolitan elite has been totally smashed up in favour of ordinary working people in the north of England. 👀 Image
My word. Contrast that embarrassing corruption word salad with this desperate, deeply felt plea from a tearful former President of Ireland, who can actually see through the spin and sees how serious this all is. She is now President of @TheElders.
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Shortly after a Tory MP was first elected in 2005, a business which he owned 72% of was sold for £13million - yet now he's facing bankruptcy proceedings over unpaid taxes that could result in him having to step down?

How do you burn through TEN MILLION?…
I (clearly) don't know how bankruptcy works, & the article doesn't really explain. So you can run up £5k of debt - even though you have enormous wealth, & you just get to keep it? Can someone explain it to me please?
Vibes. ImageImage
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Last week @BorisJohnson charted an Airbus A321 to fly him back to London so he could dine at the Garrick Club with someone from the @Telegraph. This week he can't get back to London for the HoC corruption debate because the train isn't fast enough. He's just taking the p¡ss. 😡
Here's @AngelaRayner detailing this incident last week. I'd like to know who paid for that flight? Was it Johnson, a party donor, the Daily @Telegraph or tax payers? #TorySleaze #JohnsonMustGo #StandardsDebate #ToryCorruption
Can't quite get my head around how so many of you have liked this tweet. Thank you one and all. 😊 I have read that Johnson skipped the #StandardsDebate on legal advice. Also, we need to know who paid for that private charter flight?
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Lucy Allan MP: "The biggest threat to our democracy was the period 2016-2019, when elected representatives were doing their utmost to thwart Brexit & block THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE."

37% of the *electorate* voted Leave.

Excerpt from a 1932 article on Fascism by Benito Mussolini:
Strong emotions distort "the will of the people".

This is why dictators like Hitler & Mussolini - & other politicians, journalists & broadcasters - make strong emotional rather than rational appeals to the electorate: emotion - especially fear - nearly always trumps rationality.
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MPs could be banned from having consultancy jobs like Owen Paterson’s under plans for a clampdown on #sleaze being considered by the Commons standards committee.

It tells voters everything that 28 of the 30 MP's who could be affected are @Conservatives.…
Andrew Mitchell, £182,600 for 34.5 days
Julian Smith, £144,000pa for 62-84 hrs
Chris Grayling, £90,000 for 240 hrs
Alun Cairns, £60,000pa for up to 224 hrs
Ruth Edwards, £60,000pa for 192 hrs
Stephen Hammond, £60,000pa for 50-100 hrs
Steve Brine, £58,392pa for 288 hrs
David Davis, £50,848 for 184 hrs
Sir John Hayes, £50,000pa for 80-90 hrs
Sir Iain Duncan Smith, £45,000pa for 174 hrs
Damian Green, £40,000 pa for 288 hrs
Tim Loughton,£37,000pa for 144 hrs
Daniel Kawczynski, £36,000pa for 360 hrs
Andrew Percy, £36,000pa for 72 hrs
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Eustice keeps repeating complete inaccuracies. Independent Stds Commissioner investigates allegations of MP wrong-doing, Stds Cttee reviews evidence, MP can make representations (as OP did), take further evidence &if nec. send back to Commissioner. That IS an appeals process.
Extraordinary a govt Minister so woefully misleading (a generous interpretation) about a rigorous system of holding MPs to account to standards in public life.
There is an appeals process, OP did give evidence, the character witness statements were considered.
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And on my opposite number, it is embarrassing for him to be saying "it's unfortunate that the two things became conflated" [Owen Paterson and appeals process].
He literally conflated them himself. In his own speech on Weds.
And I told him so at the time.
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In May, Boris Johnson was under investigation by the standards watchdog over £15,000 Caribbean break.

Now he won't declare cost of the holiday he took in the £25,000/week Goldsmith property, held by an opaque offshore structure based in tax havens.

#TorySleaze #ToryCorruption

2018: breached Ministerial Code by starting a £275K/yr newspaper column three days after quitting as Foreign Secretary.

2018: ordered to apologise for failing to declare £52K of income on time.

2019: 11 months late registering his 20% share in a property in Somerset.
Like so many of his former teachers, friends, colleagues & employers, the Parliament’s Standards Commissioner has accused Boris Johnson of a “lack of respect” for the system adding: "I do not accept that this was an inadvertent breach of the rules."

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Bloody hell. Every word of this. I hope more moderate Conservatives speak out like this, louder, and more often. This government of mini Trumps is on the ropes, and hasn’t the brains to change course or any compass to navigate itself out of its cesspit.🔥
This is where power-crazy nationalist flag shagging populism leads.
Their propaganda rag not even playing the game today. #TorySleaze
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That time Nadine Dorries warned of a "tidal wave" of immigrants coming from Yugoslavia - which hadn't existed for 20 years.
Shortly after she tweeted this.
Dorries: "My faith isn't something that's a big thing. Do I believe in God? Yes. Do I believe that Jesus lived? Yes. Do I pray? Yes. Do I pray often? No. Am I a sinner? Yes. Frequently. Daily. Minutely. So what does that make me?"

A lying hypocrite?…
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