Unfreedom Day

Stop all the clocks, put away your smartphone,
Unfreedom day is coming, more grieving must be borne,
Who will silence the fools and muffle the spin?
Bring out the coffins, untruth did win.
The many liars love their lying,
But the truth is clear, 'Our Country is Dead'.
“Keep the lies simple, repeat, they’ll accept”.
The Leave liars won, all has been wrecked.
There was the North, the South, the East and West,
I loved my country, it felt best,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
But liars lie, authoritarians rise. I was wrong.
Our lives are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up your hopes; they’re over, they’re done,
Pour away our rights; the lies weren’t withstood;
The end is near now and nothing will ever come to any good.

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20 Jul
Sumption is talking nonsense on radio 4. He is denying most COVID deaths are from COVID. He is making the nonsense argument that most people die with COVID. This is an utter falsehood. He should never be interviewed again, since when he is interviewed it misinforms the public.
Approximately 90% of people with COVID on their death certificates (>150,000 people) have it identified as the underlying cause of death. For comparison, the equivalent for flu is approx 10%.
For clarity, the over 150K is the 100% figure.
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1 Jul
Bugger logic, apparently. That Nissan staying, after receiving £61million in 2019 and £100million or so in 2021 onwards from UK government & an £80million spend by Sunderland council on infrastructure, is portrayed as some sort of Leave victory does indeed bugger logic.
If my numbers are right, and assuming there is not additional government funding hidden, that’s about £40K per job we have spent to keep Nissan in Sunderland. I am not an economist but I think it fair to say that that is bad economics for the UK. Good for Nissan though.

And this nonsense from government about Nissan, intended to trick the British public into thinking government is doing a good job, appears on a by-election day.

Electoral Commission, what will you do about this? @ElectoralCommUK
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There is a long list of times that Mr Johnson has spoken to the Commons and presented ‘facts’ which were not and are still uncorrected. He has very clearly broken the ministerial code which explicitly states that ‘errors’ should be corrected at the earliest moment.
A selection of Mr Johnson’s untruths are here. There are many more.
Surely he has broken the ministerial code and should go. How could he not have? These are not corrected. They are wrong. He should have corrected himself to Parliament.
If you wish to acquaint yourself with Mr Johnson’s assault on truth you might read this
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‘A country proroguing parliament illegally here, trying to break international law there. Paying its citizens to “eat out to help out” in the midst of a lethal pandemic. A country testing its eyesight in lockdown...’ theguardian.com/news/2021/mar/…
‘A country whose leadership stitched up the NHS in the morning and then clapped for them at night. A country opening schools for a single day, threatening to sue schools, shutting schools. A country on holiday during its own emergency meetings.’
‘A country locking down too late; opening up too early. A country sending its elderly to die in care homes. A country unwilling to feed its own children. A country spaffing £37bn up the wall one moment and refusing to pay its own nurses a decent salary the next.’
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UK government accused of distorting findings of judicial review inquiry

“I would have more confidence in the government’s consultation if, in its eagerness to use the panel’s conclusions as a springboard, it had not begun by mischaracterising them.” theguardian.com/law/2021/mar/1…
‘The minister’s foreword to the consultation claims that the panel identified a growing tendency for the courts to review the merits of decisions, and to replace the reasoning of decision-makers with their own.’
Guess what? It didn’t.

Government are a bunch of shysters intent on destroying democracy.

They should all be locked up.
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