Amazing that in the era of the 'Great British Bake Off' that Keir Starmer could not see the importance of keeping the Bakers (defined broadly) in the 'big tent', or, in the 'big kitchen', as it were.
"BFAWU emphasised that far from leaving the political scene, it intends to become more political and battle for £15 per hour for all workers, the abolition of zero hours contracts and an end to a lower minimum wage for young people."…
Going to be busy diving into Keir Starmer alienating the Bakers union in the UK … what a time to be alive. Man does not live on bread alone etc but very hard to win a general election when the bakers union wants to mill you and slice you up, toast style
Macmillan, one of the last Tory grandees, said that you never pick fights with the Brigade of Guards, the Catholic Church, or the Miners … Keir Starmer “going” the bakers as well as “people with a cervix” is just bonkers politics. Major Attlee turning in his grave as I type.
Keir Starmer has disgraced himself. Not for the first time but this is an appalling state of affairs. Never been an easier time to fall in with ‘bakers demanding more dough’ & Starmer instead went all new Blairite. Just terrible politics as Boris is told what to do by Carrie etc

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29 Sep
Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 97 ….

[Colonial plan of Sydney with Pyrmont, 1837]

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The testing results here are weirdly low - suggests that there are many (with no doubt legit reasons to be apprehensive about authorities) not coming forward to get tested.👇

Gladystan statistics for New South Wales in the past 24hrs:
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- 86.7% first dose
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Mass vaccinations getting NSW to reopening on Oct 11

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Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 95 ….

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It is the Delta strain and whether you think Daniel Andrews is the best or worst Premier - or just an overpromoted political hack - no government of an open society can do much to prevent the Delta spread except make vaccines available & jabs accessible

This by @apatrickafr is right: @GladysB really has been the hope of the side in 2021. Everyone in New South Wales has carried Australia - esp the reception of returning Australians with Plague - on our broad, blue-jerseyed back.…
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Welcome to the Sydney Lockdown day 94 ….

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#Covid19NSW #SydneyLockdown…
Gladystan statistics for New South Wales in the past 24hrs:
- NSW now at 60.1% fully vaccinated
- NSW now at 85.5% first dose
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- 93,000+ tests

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I am in Sydney & the ANZAC Memorial (like @AWMemorial & the Shrine etal) was built as a shrine for our war dead & esp the families of those who served, whose loved ones in the Great War had no grave or whose grave the families could never visit. These are thus very solemn places.
Now, reasonable people can disagree about protests. I have been in one, for the @SSFCRABBITOHS reinstatement to the NRL competition. As Souths were and are a 1908 Foundation Club, our exclusion raised many passions, but none that required violence or the desecration of a shrine.
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Robert Peel betrayed the Conservative Party & Britain when he repealed the Corn Laws. Peel’s betrayal, as Disraeli noted, was a crime against the territorial constitution & a theft of power from the country to the city.
There is a strange Twitter brain-dead-ery that pretends Edmund Burke & Robert Peel were conservatives that anyone should heed or take seriously. Burke was a Whig & he supported the Americans rebelling against their lawful King. Burke suddenly got scared when the French did same.
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If you have cable TV, you periodically have these quite bonkers American criminal cases come into the news feed, in which the very likely criminal acts and their perpetrator is mostly ignored by police in favour of doing nothing under the pretext of 'well, s/he has rights'.
Girl & Guy are gf/bf ... go away in her vehicle on long road trip. Girlfriend is then not heard of for days. The boyfriend arrives home, driving her car, but without her. He was last person seen with her. Nothing is done. Her body later found, coroner says homicide. Bf at large.
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