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May 21 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🔴 Rishi Sunak spends £500,000 of taxpayers’ cash on focus groups ‘to repair his image’ independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Researchers have been hired to carry out two focus groups and one national online poll each week until February 2023 – taking the total outlay over two years to more than £1.35m, Labour has said
May 21 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
🔴Exclusive: Hospitals across the country have set up food banks and emergency “hardship” loans as health leaders warn staff are “struggling to feed their families” independent.co.uk/news/health/ho…
Six NHS trusts have set up food banks or launched food vouchers for workers as part of efforts to help staff cope with the rising costs of living
May 20 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
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The true horror of Russia's war in Ukraine | On The Ground with @Beltrew. This documentary contains scenes viewers may find distressing. The Independent feels that these stories need to be told - however harrowing. independent.co.uk/tv/news/ukrain…
Ukraine defences have repelled Russian forces from parts of the country. But as soldiers retreated, Ukrainians have returned to find areas destroyed by shelling and signs of possible war crimes. They have recounted scenes of torture, execution and sexual violence.
Boris Johnson – live: Sue Gray report ‘to name No 10 Partygate rule-breakers’
Downing Street source brands prime minister ‘a man of little or no integrity’ over handling of scandal 👇🧵
“It’s a joke,” one No 10 source told The Independent, saying that the prime minister had “told people to ‘let their hair down’ and enjoy their drinks which they’d earned for ‘beating back the virus’”.
May 19 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Rebekah Vardy has arrived in court for the expected final day of her libel trial against Coleen Rooney 🔴
🔴 Boris Johnson published an article by Michael Gove arguing that British men had been subject to a "collective cuckolding" and should learn to embrace male chauvinism independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
The 2001 piece was published by then Spectator editor Johnson, who gave it front-cover billing under the title: "The male eunuch – what the wimpy British can learn from the chauvinism of the French"
May 4 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The unbearable memeification of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial independent.co.uk/voices/johnny-…
"Call it naïveté, but I didn’t think one of the most high-profile domestic violence trials of our era would be chronicled by way of TikTok videos, cut up into soundbites and layered with songs. I didn’t think people would laugh about any of it"
Ukrainian civilians reveal horrors of Russian torture chamber independent.co.uk/news/world/eur…
For 10 days, survivors of this room – all civilians – say they were starved, tortured, subjected to multiple mock executions, threatened with rape and forced to sit in their own excrement by soldiers under Trostyanets station