A quality of life worth living.
International work: Poverty, Conflict, Cities, Climate, #SDGs
Trustee Human Ecology
Author: Removing Unfreedoms https://t.co/32qlpsZl8b
Nov 22, 2022 • 14 tweets • 7 min read
How we got here. Scandals surrounding Qatar, FIFA & the #WorldCup evident over the last 9 years. A few of my tweets date back to 2013. The deaths of Nepalese migrant workers. The UN efforts to call it out. And London-based Portland PR Communications attempts to cover it up...⬇️
The appalling list of abuse was well documented. Nepalese workers lost lives, many who survived bear scars for life. Unions warned that labour conditions in the country could result in as many as 4,000 deaths before a ball was kicked. Guardian video report theguardian.com/world/2013/oct…
Nov 20, 2022 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Where I live in the UK, the Tory Govt have "temporarily" closed the post-natal services at the maternity hospital for a month.
Many believe it will not return.
Previously considered a "developed country" UK's status has plummeted. #MarchWithMidwives stroudtimes.com/video-and-pict…
World health organization states postnatal care is defined as care given to the mother & her newborn baby immediately after the birth of the placenta and for the first 6 weeks of life. The majority of maternal & neonatal deaths occur during childbirth and the postpartum period.
Sep 30, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Keir Starmer has destroyed Stroud Labour Party. It's now impossible for Labour to win this highly contested marginal seat in 2024. In the last 3 months, 10 long-standing Labour District councillors forced to resign from the party, leaving only 5 to the 20 Tory councillors!⬇️
While working internationally, I always felt so proud of the place where I lived, which set a national example of cross-party cooperation, a coalition; how to work together for the benefit of all. Sadly, Keir Starmer does not share these goals, instead has undermined its success.
Jun 8, 2022 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Last summer Keir Starmer, UK Labour leader, made headlines saying he would listen to the people. The problem was when he came to Stroud, he didn’t meet the public or the democratically elected respected Labour leader of the council nor any of the district councillors.
Local Stroud people discovered Keir Starmer was in Stroud by his photo published in the local paper of him meeting nurses at Stroud Hospital which was odd because Stroud Hospital was closed at the time for refurbishment.
Jun 6, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Quite a letter - castigating Johnson's policies: Rwanda deportations, Privatisating #Channel4, ban on noisy protests, impossibility of building nuclear power plant in 1 year. The problem is Norman voted for all of the above, and now realises he may lose his seat.#ConfidenceVote
Tragedy - the Afghan guards of the British embassy, many UK Afghan interpreters, UK Afghan dual nationals, 70+ Afghan Chevening scholars & many more have not been evacuated. Ben Wallace, MoD, Priti Patel HO did not prioritise to get them a flight at Kabul airport
A details account - "a last-ditch attempt to evacuate all the British embassy guards on one of the final flights out of Afghanistan has failed, leaving them increasingly frightened about their future." theguardian.com/world/2021/aug…
Aug 24, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
The second time Ben Wallace has misrepresented the situation in Kabul, Afghanistan that I'm aware of. The first was when he confirmed to the BBC that the Afghan guards at the British Embassy were to be evacuated when they hadn't received any help. Now this with Pen Farthing.
Interesting, in 2016 Tory MP Ben Wallace was 1 of 72 Conservative MPs who voted against Labour's amendment to require private landlords to make their homes "fit for human habitation". Wallace personally derived an income from renting out property - according to the register.
Jul 9, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
UK would've locked down early. Test, trace contacts & isolate immediately in place, NHS properly funded with PPE & 60,000+ lives & millions of jobs saved. Imagine if Guardian had not run a divisive, biased campaign against Corbyn for 2 years. "Imagine all the people living life"
Here is a long thread 1-23 by me identifying one Guardian article in August 2018 to illustrate a truly manufactured, disgraceful bias again Jeremy Corbyn. Guardian politics team churned out several of these every day.
Heartbroken about this. A remarkable journalist, a remarkable woman. Deborah Orr always dared to write on the more sensitive, complex issues with such insight and wisdom. A genuine loss to all - gone far too soon. My condolences to her family and her sons. theguardian.com/media/2019/oct…
We messaged each other on Twitter over the years. Me telling her how much I loved her articles; making request on subjects no one else would do, only to discover she was working on it. Most upsetting was the current Guardian editor ending her column. I'll never understand why. /2
Jan 2, 2019 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
Today's Guardian article against the Labour leader. Here's why I don't believe it: Poverty & austerity were #1 decisive issue in UK Brexit vote. Unless the 1,034 Labour members polled were those most affected, it's not clear if their views now changed. 1/ theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
LSE-London School of Economics Blog: Following the #EURef in 2016 an important cross-cutting observation is that Leave voting areas had been “left behind” from globalization, with the local population having been particularly reliant on the welfare state. 2/
Aug 7, 2018 • 23 tweets • 11 min read
1. Many have raised the concern of UK media bias against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. This thread looks at 1 report published Friday, 4/8/18 in @Guardian. (1/24)
2. The @guardian headline: “Antisemitism row: “Long-standing Labour MP critical of Corbyn stance quits” was the lead story on @Guardian website 4/8/18. The problem? It misled readers as George Eaton (@NewStatesman editor) explains.