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Theres been lots of talk recently on the role of Hedge Funds profiting from shorting the £ with #NoDeal Brexit & channelling funds to PM @BorisJohnson bylinetimes.com/2019/09/11/bre…
@BorisJohnson While obviously of concern, the focus on no-deal £ short selling misses the bigger picture of financial deregulation, & the #Brexit shock being seen an opportunity by the #CityofLondon financial elite to slash "red tape" & lower taxes express.co.uk/news/politics/…
@BorisJohnson In response to Johnson's "let's spend £350m extra a week on the #NHS" claim, Dominic Cummings suggested Vote Leave would not have won without it news.sky.com/story/boris-jo… #Brexit
@BorisJohnson We know that between 10 May and 23 July, Johnson received £655,500 in donations. Of these, two thirds – £432,500 (65%) – came from hedge funds, City traders or the very wealthy bylinetimes.com/2019/09/11/bre…
@BorisJohnson What if these Hedge Fund backers were after more from Boris Johnson than a short one-off payday for tanking the £ pound? What if they wanted a slice of that extra £350m p/w Boris pledged for the #NHS..?
@BorisJohnson Turns out that back in April 2017, the FT reported: "the #NHS is considering borrowing from Hedge Funds to pay for new buildings & equipment because of public spending cuts" ft.com/content/b84280…
@BorisJohnson Boris Johnson has just pledged to build 40 new hospitals, even though in truth, the capital budget barely exists across the #NHS to fund 6. How will Johnson fund the hospitals? What role will his Hedge Fund donors play..? mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
@BorisJohnson I wrote this piece for the @Independent in 2018 when @PhilipHammondUK said [rather unconvincingly] he would "end #PFI." independent.co.uk/voices/budget-… #NHS
@BorisJohnson @Independent @PhilipHammondUK Boris Johnson has two choices. Either fund a new generation of hospitals, using fraudulent #PFI schemes, he previously described as "looting" or, to get his Hedge Fund donors to fund the new #NHS hospitals... ft.com/content/b933fb…
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