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Changes to #UniversalCredit in #Budget2021 see the loss of £20 (#KeepTheLifeline) "mitigated" with a reduction in the UC "taper rate" from 63p to 55p.

Let's look at what that means, who that helps and who that hurts.

#poverty #ukpolitics #benefits #UKPoverty #foodbanks

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It means that now instead of 63p being deducted from Universal Credit for every £1 earned, only 55p will be. Meaning claimants in work are 8p better off per £1 wages earned.

That offsets that £20 for some. Who though? How many 8p's are needed to reach £20?

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It's actually £250 that is needed in wages every month, to offset the £20 cut. Or to put it another way, that's 59h work a month on the apprentice minimum wage, or 29h on the min wage over 23.

At age 23, if you work 7h a week you should be better off with the new rates?

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Given everything that’s been happening in the world, I think it’s time to revisit the subject of #ActiveMeasures.

Not just for Soviets anymore.

A 🧵.

#USpoli #cdnpoli #UKPolitics #EUpolitics #nzpol #auspoI #Brexit
When the Kremlin launched its weaponization of social media prior to 🇺🇸 2016 election, there was great concern that other malignant actors would quickly adopt these techniques.

They did.
Now, not only state-actor operations, but for-hire malign influence operations are reaching epidemic proportions as well, in countries around the world. (nytimes.com/2021/07/25/wor…) #disinformation #propaganda #ActiveMeasures
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A Chronology of The Stupid & Wrong Things @AlexanderDowner Has Said About COVID

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#auspol #insiders #UKPolitics
March 10, 2020 "The panic about coronavirus is madness..."

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#auspol #insiders
March 10, 2020

Compares COVID to the flu

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#auspol #insiders
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This is VERY serious & unacceptable:

UK PM withholding Intelligence Committee report on security threat of Russian interference in upcoming (12 Dec!) general election.

What is Boris Johnson hiding?

#DefendingDemocracy #GE2019 #UKPolitics #HybridWar

theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Chair Intelligence & Security Committee:

PM Johnson's press office* come up with "whopping lies" on why report can’t be published now.

*Linked to #Cummings, Johnson's chief adviser, who is now facing questions over his activities in... #Russia.

#GE2019

thetimes.co.uk/article/labour…
UK PM blocks report on Russian election interference — until *after* the election ?!

What is Boris Johnson hiding ??

Yet *another* UK election that's not free & fair.

Unless it leaks...

Voters deserve to know the truth!

#DefendOurDemocracy #GE2019🗳️

theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
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By @southfronteng
Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 15, 2019 (Map Update) southfront.org/military-situa…
🗣️After 18 years of illegal occupation by the US-led coalition😲🤨😏🤔?
🗣️Why is ISIS increasing day by day🤔🤨😏?
🗣️Can anyone guess what's really going on in Afghanistan🤨😏?
🗣️This is easy!
🤬@USArmy = #ISIS‼️
🤬 #USA🇺🇸& allies OUT Of Afganistan NOW🤬!
english.iswnews.com/6384/pictures-…
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1/ What is our BLUEPRINT FOR BREXIT? #Brexit #efta #marr #Peston #bbcaq bbcsp #bbcqt #UKpolitics
2/ Its all laid out here, but it is a pretty long document in fairness: efta4uk.eu/wp-content/upl…
3/ Here is a simplified version. Part one:
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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Please to hear the indefatigable late Robin Cook's resignation speech was chosen to start speech week on @BBCPM today.
Well worth listening to if you missed it.
#bbcpm #iraq #robincook #blair #UKlabour #UKpolitics
The speech is still remarkably prescient on so many levels:
Of the need for unilateralism and how Britain can't go it alone.
Of how this wasn't an objection to any and all military intervention.
Of how the problems although bit fully crystallised could be foreseen in advance.
Of how those who disagreed should not be seen as traitors.
Of the need to listen to the reports from experts.
The idea that an enemy can simultaneously be seen as well and on the verge of collapse, but still seem as a clear and present danger.
The list goes on.
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