1/. This diagram shows how the US & UK govts appear to have a joint/parallel #COVID19 strategy, giving military-backed data-mining company, #Palantir, access to heath data on a mass scale

Palantir, founded by right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel, has links with #CambridgeAnalytica
2/. According to #CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower, @chrisinsilico, in 2015 he was tasked by Steve Bannon to build a psychological warfare tool designed to use big data & social media to drive open cracks in societies & hollow out democracies.

It worked!
3/. Thiel not only backed Trump in 2016, but Palantir employees reportedly worked with #CambridgeAnalytica, harvesting Facebook data ahead of the elections

At the start of 2017, Trump appointed three Palantir employees, to key roles in his administration.
4/. In early 2017:

Palantir's Kevin Harrington, became Dep Assistant to the President for stategic planning

Michael Kratsios, Palanitr's chief of staff, became WH deputy chief technology officer

Justin Mikolay, moved from #Palantir to Special Assistant to the defense secretary
5/. In 1996, Carl Sagan warned:

“We’ve arranged a society based on science & technology, in which nobody understands anything about science and technology. And this combustible mixture of ignorance & power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces.”

That time is now.
6/. The Mercers, who funded #CambridgeAnalytica & Breitbart, are funding a right-wing social media site, Parler

Bannon was chair of Breitbart & VP of Cambridge Analytica which together helped make Brexit happen & - with help of Palantir - won it for Trump
7/. In Sept, the govt quietly launched #GenomeUK, putting genomics at the heart of govt policy for the next decade.

Genome research has HUGE potential social & cost benefits, not just in medicine.

In the right hands, it is vital.

But scrutiny is needed.
8/. "The UK offers companies...active life sciences & increasingly expanding access to rich longitudinal data from the NHS’s 65 million patients."
Dept of Trade/NHS "Invitation to Invest"

You can opt out but this option isn't available not during #COVID19 nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-…

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21 Nov
“There is no point having a merry Christmas then burying friends & family in January.”

Director the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre & @IndependentSage member,
@GabrielScally #COVID19 #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving2020 #holidays #coronavirus
‘I don’t think it will do that.’

Hancock says he doesn’t think allowing families to gather at Christmas will lead to deaths

We don’t care what @MattHancock thinks

We care what experts & scientists advise

Why hasn’t the govt published any #JBC minutes?
Since July, the UK’s #COVID19 response is run by the secretive #JointBiosecurityCentre

The #JBC doesn’t share the science that leads them to take decisions

They haven’t released any minutes in 7 months

This lack of transparency makes proper scrutiny of govt decisions difficult
Read 5 tweets
20 Nov
1/. This afternoon, #Denmark came a step closer to finally recognising the simple fact that sex without consent is rape

Incredibly, only 9 countries in Europe recognise this!

Amnesty are campaigning to change this & Denmark shows us how it can be done!
2/. “This change didn't happen by chance. The demand was led by survivors who told their stories & lobbied to try & ensure no other woman would have to endure what they had suffered" @Helle_Jac @amnestydk

See rape survivor & activist, Kirstine, in 2019👇
3/. To support survivors, @amnesty undertook research & published reports which identified barriers to justice for women

“Changing these dangerous rape laws is a major step towards ending widespread harmful myths, stereotypes, stigma & endemic impunity for this crime” @AnnaMBlus
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20 Nov
Priti Patel is one of the co-authors of the 2012 book, Britannia Unchained, alongside Dominic Raab, Elizabeth Truss, Kwasi Kwarteng & Chris Skidmore

They write that “the British are among the worst idlers in the world”. Their plan: to get the UK out the EU & embrace science/tech
I find it hard to imagine @trussliz, @DominicRaab & @pritipatel being the intellectual heavyweights behind this scary libertarian manifesto

@KwasiKwarteng no doubt helped it but the main author - a man very much involved in this govt - i believe is Skidmore. #GreenwichSpeech
No wonder @pritipatel is smirking!

The vision set out in #BritanniaUnchained is coming into being, #PritiPatel #Prittster
Read 4 tweets
19 Nov
In March, I asked why the director of a UK company making PPE were exporting all over the world but hadn’t had orders from the UK

NHS frontline staff were dying

Were million pound contracts being held back to give to govt-linked companies that had no PPE procurement background?
“There were no gowns, visors, swabs or body bags in the govt’s pandemic stockpile when #Covid19 hit UK.”

“The govt ignored warnings from advisers about shortages.”

“NHS staff are being put at risk because of the shortage of PPE.”

Report by @BBCPanorama.
In April, @Channel4News has seen the inventory of the UK govt’s pandemic PPE stockpile. Almost 80% of respirators were out of date when #coronavirus hit.

The UK had had a three month head start to prepare for #COVID19

Covid wasn’t an “invisible mugger”
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17 Nov
Last week, I started this👇 thread on how #Trump appears to be gearing-up for military action against Iran

Today, @nytimes revealed "Trump asked senior advisers in a meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against #Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks.”
Any military orders by #Trump are transmitted through the secretary of defense

By replacing Esner with Miller & giving top Pentagon & Intelligence jobs his allies, Trump appears to have created a chain-of-command that would support military action in Iran
Trump is also increasing sanctions on #Iran pledging “a steady stream of sanctions through the end of the administration”

Sanctions are not dangerous in themselves, but the enforcement of sanctions - checking cargo etc - will undoubtedly ramp-up tensions.
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16 Nov
“The revelations from C4 #Dispatches...are breath-taking. It amounts to criminal negligence. Pure & simple.” @globalhlthtwit on #LockdownChaos

To understanding how the #ContractScandal fits into a much bigger & more sinister plan👇#Palantir #DidoHarding #SERCO #HerdImmunity
This diagram👆shows how the US & UK govts appear to have a joint/parallel #COVID19 strategy allowing the military-backed data-mining company, #Palantir, to control heath data

Parler, the SM platform is funded by the Mercers who funded #CambridgeAnalytica who worked with Palantir
“It’s very hard not to be speechless about this.”

Dr Tom Lewis on viewing #Dispatches footage taken by an undercover journalist exposing unsafe practices & “VIP processing” for paying customers, in the Randox testing labs. #LockdownChaos #COVID19 #coronavirus #Palantir #COVID
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