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#Truss? #Brexit? #Covid? Who is really to blame for the #Tories’ ‘fiscal hole’?
The succession of PMs have all spoken out on who or what has caused the state of UK finances. They’re all partly right, but conveniently miss out one or two other key reasons
theguardian.com/business/2022/…
/2 The #Cameron/#Osborne #Austerity years
The austerity of the coalition government and post-2015 Conservative administrations allowed many public services to fall into a state of disrepair. The #NHS was ill-prepared for the #Covid #pandemic
/3 and it has become clear that the absence of slack in the health system has caused huge knock-on effects for the #economy.
Analysis by the #HealthFoundation found that by the second quarter of 2022, 200,000 older workers (age 50 to 69) had left employment due to ill-health
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🔴 #RussianUkrainianWar Secrétaire du Conseil de sécurité russe Nikolai Patrushev :

✔️ Littéralement dès les premières minutes après les rapports d'explosions sur les gazoducs #NordStream1 et #NordStream2, une campagne active a été lancée pour accuser la #Russie. Cependant 🔽
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force est de constater que les #USA sont le principal bénéficiaire de ces attaques. La participation à leur planification et à leur mise en œuvre, selon le ministère russe de la Défense, a été devoliée par des représentants des forces navales britanniques. ✔️ Il est 🔽
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impossible de ne pas prêter attention au message SMS, qui à l'époque, la Première ministre britannique Liz #Truss, après l'explosion des gazoducs, signale immédiatement au secrétaire d'État américain Anthony #Blinken que "c’est fait".
✔️ Selon des informations, des travaux 🔽
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'De klus is geklaard,' stuurde Liz Truss naar Anthony Blinken na het opblazen van #Nordstream 1 & 2.

Zelfs de best beveiligde mobiele telefoons kunnen gehackt worden, maar #Truss lijkt haar telefoon niet echt goed beveiligd te hebben. Damage control voor #MI6 nu.
Britse pers onthulde op 29 oktober dat de hacking reeds ontdekt werd tijdens de zomer en dat de telefoon van #Truss in quarantaine werd gelegd. Vóór de aanslag op #Nordstream dus. Maar dit soort informatie kan enkel door de inlichtingendienst gelekt worden.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
De vraag is waarom de Britten dit nieuws niet in de zomer vóór de aanslag op #NordStream publiceerden?
De Britse timing van dit nieuws op 29 oktober komt overeen met de timing van de Russische claim op 29 oktober dat er bewijs is dat de Britten de aanslag hebben uitgevoerd. Image
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The #Braverman #leaks have wider implications that speak to basic technological & governmental competencies for elected representatives & officials alike! Thread....
order-order.com/2022/10/31/rea… via @GuidoFawkes
@GuidoFawkes 1. Why was the Minister of State for the Home Office, a department responsible for national security, not herself aware of the #cybersecurity risks which attend e-mails.
2. Why was #Braverman not #briefed accordingly upon taking up the role? Or if she was, why take the risk?
3. Why would she even think asking someone to delete an email was sensible? Any business person would know that:
a) they are virtually impossible to retrieve ad hoc: &
b) this violates the electronic record.
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#BREAKING Sunak appointed Britain's PM by King Charles III: palace ImageImage
#UPDATE Britain's King Charles III on Tuesday appointed new Conservative leader Rishi #Sunak as the second prime minister of his reign, shortly after accepting the resignation of Liz #Truss

📸 Sunak is greeted as he arrived at Buckingham Palace for an audience with the King Image
#BREAKING UK's new PM Sunak vows to fix Truss's 'mistakes', warns of 'difficult' choices ImageImage
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Non sarà #Borisback, con sommo dispiacere dei cronisti politici, alla disperata ricerca di personaggi - caratteri - da raccontare. Precipitarsi a Londra dai Caraibi non è bastato. Rovinare la vacanza alla moglie Carrie - chissà come l'avrà presa, i vicini di casa ricordano
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nitidamente le sue urla, qualche anno fa, nell'atto di dare al povero #BoJo del viziato per un po' di vino versato sul divano (e che sarà mai!), e subito dopo il "crash" del suo portatile scaraventato chissà dove (non solo gossip, c'è dell'epica).
Boris si fa da parte
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dalla corsa per la leadership dei Conservatori (e dunque del governo del Regno Unito).
Per ora, per l'unità del partito, per il bene del Paese. Sì, ma chi lo conosce assicura che il motivo è un altro: "Johnson si ritira da una corsa solo se è certo di non poterla vincere",
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1 soutien inattendu et majeur dans la course pour devenir leader Tory et PM en Grande Bretagne: Kemi Badenoch, étoile montante du conservatisme culturel droitier, issue de l'immigration nigériane, vote Rishi #Sunak. L'ébauche d'un tout sauf #BorisJohnson? thetimes.co.uk/article/kemi-b…
2. Le ralliement de #Badenoch à #Sunak semble indiquer qu'1 éventuel duel avec #BorisJohnson- toujours pas candidat- ne se fera pas sur 1 clivage modérés/radicaux chez les conservateurs mais bien plus sur le degré d'adhésion ou de rejet de la personnalité et du style de l'ex PM.
3. #Badenoch, qui a étonnamment brillé lors de 1a précédente course au #leadership en juillet sans se prononcer alors entre #Sunak et #Truss, joue aussi clairement le coup d'après #BorisJohnson s'il est écarté. Très jeune (42 ans), elle peut mener l'aile droite Tory à l'avenir...
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Why do tax cuts have to be "funded"? Why not just cut government? 🤷 #Truss
All Liz Truss & Kwasi Kwarteng did was try to reduce the tax burden on their citizenry & let people keep more of what they earn.

The "problem" is this would've created economic growth, and the central banks and pension funds have already placed their bets in the other direction.
Our governments have created such a monetary problem over the last few decades, with endless QE and the recent trillions & trillions, that the think the only way out of this is… tanking the economy.

Think about it: what an absolutely insane predicament these fools have created.
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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.”
timescolonist.com/national-busin…
#SesameStreet Elmo's World:
You've got mail.'
#SesameStreet Elmo's World
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Der Rücktritt von #Truss zeigt 🇬🇧 , dass wir vor den Trümmern des "modernen Konservatismus" stehen.

Der Trend aus 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 bestätigt sich.

Keine Überraschung, aber in dieser Deutlichkeit doch heftig - und vor allem kein Gewinn für die Demokratie.
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Ein konzeptloser Konservatismus, weil ein permanentes "Migranten sind Hauptproblem!" nicht nur falsch ist, sondern auch keine Richtung vorgibt - UND die Energie für reale gewaltige Herausforderungen (Klimakrise, Gesundheitssystem & demographischer Wandel...) wegnimmt

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Ein daher planloser Konservatismus, weil die Probleme ja nicht verschwinden - aber wer "Cancel Culture" oder "Migration" als Kernprobleme aufgebaut hat, kommt davon nicht wieder weg. #Glaubwürdigkeit

Mit #Ukraine, #Klimakrise & #Energiewende einfach zu viele Zielkonflikte

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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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🔵 NEW: #LizTruss will be entitled to claim up to £115,000 per year from the taxpayer for the rest of her life once she leaves office, despite likely being one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in history.

nationalworld.com/news/politics/…
🪙 The Public Duties Cost Allowance allows former prime ministers to claim back money toward the cost of maintaining activities in public life.

Former PMs have claimed back millions through the scheme since it was set up in 1991 following the resignation of Margaret Thatcher.
🤝 The costs are a reimbursement of expenses for necessary office and secretarial costs arising from their position in public life.

“The allowance is not paid to support private or parliamentary duties. PDCA is in addition to any constituency office which they maintain as MPs.”
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Se pensate che il caos politico sia all'ordine del giorno solo in Italia allora non sapete cosa sta accadendo in Inghilterra, dove la premier Liz #Truss ha appena licenziato il suo Cancelliere dello Scacchiere, l'equivalente del ministro dell'Economia, Kwasi #Kwarteng. Image
Trattasi di mossa disperata da parte del primo ministro, decisa a sacrificare il suo uomo dei conti per provare a salvare se stessa. Dopo poche settimane a Downing Street, infatti, i Tories che l'hanno issata alla guida del partito sembrano averne già piene le tasche. Image
Nei corridoi di Westiminster gira voce che 20 e + parlamentari siano pronti a chiedere le dimissioni di #Truss, favorendo l'ascesa di un ticket composto dall'ex Cancelliere dello Scacchiere, Rishi #Sunak, e dalla leader dei Comuni, Penny #Mordaunt. Image
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#BREAKING UK's Truss appoints centrist Hunt as new finance minister
#UPDATE British PM Liz Truss has appointed Jeremy Hunt, a former candidate for the Conservative leadership, as her new finance minister in place of sacked Kwarteng. She is expected to stage a major U-turn on her right-wing economic plan following turmoil on financial markets.
#BREAKING UK's Truss says govt will U-turn and raise corporation tax
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I’m in #Prague for tomorrow’s 1st summit of the new #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity.

The 27 🇪🇺 leaders will be joined by #Truss, #Erdogan, #Zelensky & others.

The big question: what the hell is this thing? The answer depends on what happens tomorrow in a battle between 🇬🇧&🇫🇷. 🧵1/9 Image
The idea is that this is a wider European bloc which will include countries not in the EU, either because they’re waiting to join, they don’t want to join, or they’ve left (🇬🇧).

But there are already such groupings, like the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the OECD in Paris. Image
What’s the point of the EPC then?

The idea is that, unlike CoE & OECD, this will be a forum for heads of state and government to meet and discuss major issues.

Such leader meetings don’t happen in those other organisations. Image
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Here we go again! The 1922 committee will stop at nothing to get their man Rishi as PM. What is playing out now is a conspiracy to bring down #Truss by MPs loyal to Rishi supported by the 1922 committee. They will stop at nothing until their man is the leader. 1/10
There is no way Rishi can become Prime Minister without the help and support of the 1922 committee, as they control the rules and the processes to elect a new leader. 2/10
The big problem is that Rishi is not popular with the members who have already rejected him as their leader. So 1922 will have to elect Rishi by blocking member's votes and eliminating them from the leadership campaign. 3/10
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In a response to Richard Murphy's blog posted over the weekend, I think this is very insightful as to why the Tories are being so #cruel over #welfare #benefits and #CostOfLivingCrisis Support (a 🧵)... /1
/2 There is a new comment on The #Tories are now the most #rightwing governing party in the developed world:
"It could be worse than that. Maybe the rather tepid move to Labour in the polls is because of something darker.
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Good morning
Screeching 45p U-turn
In a story that broke at just after midnight last night, the Sun revealed that Liz Truss had called in Kwarteng for crisis talks and that the pair had drawn up plans to scrap the 45p rate cut.
Fittingly: Today is economy day at the conference
/2 Politico London:
Where we are: As the 2nd day of the Tories’ gathering in Birmingham dawns, #Truss’ first budget is in tatters with its central policy about to be ditched, her first party conference as PM is descending into chaos, and her position is considerably weaker.
/3 How we got here: A Tory rebellion against the decision to scrap the 45p income tax rate — paid by those earning £150,000 or more — rapidly picked up steam on Sunday, with more than a dozen backbenchers breaking rank during the day
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Truss refuses to rule out public spending cuts as she defends substance, but not presentation, of mini-budget [and throws Chancellor under the bus]
Here are the main points from the Liz Truss BBC interview with Laura Kuenssberg.
theguardian.com/politics/live/… #TrussFails #TrussMustGo
/2 #LizTruss admits she should have ‘laid ground better’ before mini-budget and says cabinet not consulted about 45% top rate #TaxCuts : Truss defended the government’s controversial mini-budget in its entirety, accepting that the presentation could have been improved
/3 , but giving no indication that she wants to change the substance of it. Asked if she was committed to getting rid of the 45% top rate of tax (the most controversial element), she said she was.
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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 👇

pdfdrive.com/britannia-unch…
@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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"I do accept that we should have laid the ground better." Truss
She thinks it's a comms problem. Sigh.
Saying "I want to reassure people" repeatedly is profoundly unreassuring. #Truss
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It could easily be true - remember this?

Did Boris Johnson’s easily available phone number pose security risk?
Analysis: texts are a popular route by which hackers can launch malware attacks to bypass corporate – or state – security teams, say experts
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2021/…
In an update to this story I posted over the weekend, this broke yesterday:
#Truss’s personal phone number ‘for sale on the internet’
The Mail on Sunday said the numbers of 26 senior ministers are available on a US website containing stolen data.
#hackers #MI5 #SecurityRisk /1
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Voters abandon #Tories as faith in #Economic competence dives
Conservative MPs urge Liz Truss’s removal from No 10 after poll reveals British public’s fury over tax plans
theguardian.com/politics/2022/… #KamiKwasiEconomics #TrussFails #ToriesOut
/2 The survey by Opinium – which also reveals that Labour has extended its lead by a massive 14 percentage points in the last week alone, from 5 points to 19 points, and that Truss’s ratings are now lower than Boris Johnson’s at the height of the #PartyGate scandal
/3 Concerns were also voiced by Tories on Saturday after Simon Clarke, a key Truss ally and the levelling up secretary, signalled that #welfare would be cut as part of plans to bring public spending back under control.
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The #Tories are now the most #RightWing governing party in the developed world
~ Richard Murphy
This is really quite staggering, but explains a great deal.
taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2022/09/3…
From the comments: "At least it simplifies the electorate’s decision at the next election. It’s becoming a simple binary choice between supporting decency or supporting the contemporary Tory Party, you can’t do both." 👍 #RightWingWrong #TrussFails #ToriesOut
/2 "The Johnson government was further to the left than depicted, whilst the #Labour and US Dems (especially the latter) should be further to the right.

The idea that #Biden leads a centre left government is nonsense."
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