“It is Johnson who sets the tone.”
@campbellclaret spot on with this.

The attitudes of those at the top of any organisation always filter down through the management layers and if allowed to persist will also affect how people at the bottom act. 1/

The danger is the moral vacuum spreads and infects people. If the prime minister tells lies to get himself out of trouble, why should someone junior bother to tell the truth. If the cabinet are doing a shitty job why should their advisers be held to account. 2/
If the cabinet engages in wholesale mistruths to defend the boss who just swans around doing not a lot, why should the local backbench MP bother to spend a second helping a constituent or local group? He/she isn’t going to get into trouble! 3/
This is why we really need @UKLabour and all opposition parties to get on British TV screens at every opportunity night and day, telling it like it is. Revealing truth, highlighting lies. Shining a light on chaos and importantly explaining with passion what SHOULD be done! 4/
The trouble with moral vacuums is they grow and more layers of society become in danger of slipping in. Don’t @ me about Parliamentary majority. I am not stupid. The battleground for political integrity has to be taken out directly to people and beamed in on their TV. /end

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What we have seen under Tory government - in no particular order and not comprehensive

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1. Interfering with report on police corruption connected to a murder
2. Windrush scandal
3. Wholesale damage to British import/export industries because of brexit
4. Wholesale removal of people’s rights through Brexit
5. Mistakes leading to higher covid death toll than necessary
6. Austerity impacting millions of lives
7. Appalling Brexit outcomes for farming, fishing, finance.
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If you haven’t got a job on the line, a business on the line, a life’s work on the line, it’s very easy to sit there shouting at those who just don’t understand why the opposition parties are letting them simply go down without even an acknowledgement that is happening. 3/
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I totally agree with this very well expressed piece. At the core of brexit was always that willingness amongst too many supposedly mature people to blame the problems they saw with things like housing on the Eastern Europeans in particular that came to the UK. 1/
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Let’s see how quickly people get fed up with cabbage for dinner again! Thread 1/
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I have no issue facing the fact that we have been unable to stop Brexit from happening but no amount of desperate self delusion spouted by MPs will hide the fact that Britain has damaged its own prospects by leaving the biggest trading bloc in the world!
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