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Aspiring MP for Ruislip N&P #ProgressiveAlliance #Eco #QPR #Sustainability, Rescue dog parent, #Inclusive #Boosters Science and facts. Not a Tory.
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Feb 8 5 tweets 1 min read
Every single Conservative politician, Parish, Town, Borough and County Cllr, candidate, MP and Peer who continues to support Johnsons appalling behaviour is unfit to hold any kind of elected position. This is no longer a joke. It's not a game, a karaoke sing-a-long or the cut and 'thrust' of normal politics. The lies, corruption and deceit in itself should see Johnson and his cabinet resign in absolute shame, but his complete refusal to withdraw his
Dec 19, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
So Johnson gives Liz Truss the 'posion challice' of negotiating the NIP, two things, 1) she'll fail as it's impossible, and 2) she'll resign as the 47 Ministers before her have - thus ending a burgeoning leadership challenge. This Liz Truss... The 'clean global Brexit' and the ERG will be telling us that 'this is a disgrace' 😏
Dec 15, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Poll of polls. Let me know what you're all thinking please. This is one of four in this thread. Please retweet 👍🏿 - Next PM - Poll 2. When will the next GE be?
Nov 20, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Like so many, I am greatly concerned about the Parliamentary debates on Mon/Tues related to the NHS. Particularly the "removal of statutory duty to arrange provision" It was very clear that a number of Brexit obsessives had their "eye" on the NHS, the profit potential in Pharma and tertiary provision. Under this Bluekip version of the Tory party, little would surprise any of us.
Nov 11, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
The Johnson Govt 'rap sheet' is starting to read like a book now. It's increasingly clear that they are misusing their clear influence afforded to them by the tax haven media Barons to simply re-write any "rule" in their way. This is (not coincidently) happening in many walks of life simultaneously. Clearly they want to get away with as many projects at the same time, so defenders of democracy, and ungagged journalists can't properly focus on any particular line. In the HO, the ministerial code was abused to keep Patel in post, despite the stench of
Jul 20, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
I've decided that I am pro #COVID19 passports. And here's why. I'm unconvinced by the 'it's illiberal' argument. I think in times of crisis, public health has priority. I have a right, being of a certain age - to be protected, and I wish to protect you. The u-turns and fiddling while Rome burns attitude of the Govt sees the public at greater risk than necessary. Equate this to the gun lobby argument in the US. Those pro state they have a right to bear arms, and the anti argument is citizens have a right to be protected from
Apr 8, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
How did this work out for Northern Ireland? You won't go down in history as a Napoleonic/Curchillian visionary, but a devious, shambolic liar who 'very personally' played a part in destroying the hard won peace of a country 'supposed' to be part of the UK. Yeah, I'm pretty angry. No apology for that I'm afraid. Anyone, cross party with a modicum of sense knew that this was the inevitably disasterous consequences of leaving the SM/CU. This is going to cost many lives, and for what?
Jan 1, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The Mails dangerous propaganda:

1. Fireworks were fine en masse on VE day, Brexit day, and are clearly not political.

2. It wasn't the EU flag, it's the Council of Europe flag, we were a founder member.

3. What on earth is the issue with the NHS logo?

#BrexitReality Their staff have literally given their lives, under a disorganised Govt to save lives. Inc: that of the Mails cheerleading favourite son.

4. The BLM logo. Here the tongue biting exophobes take any opportunity to attack anyone who may alter their 'white Tory' first narrative.
Dec 6, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
The country is on an absolute knife edge. The single biggest political decision since WWII, rests it seems with a chancer who doesn't want a job he well knows he's not fit for. He knows ND is a catastrophe. The entire cabinet knows. Their advisors know. 👇 So it comes down to this. He signs the thinnest of deals (requiring) a 'pause' extension, and Labour votes to pass Parliament - and watches the Red Wall Brexiteers and the Brexit nutters eat themselves, or he crashes the country he claims to love into an abyss
Oct 10, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
It appears to be over for Trump. If so: Johnson & the ERG won't be far behind. My thoughts on the importance of Trumps re-election to Johnson and the Atlantacists like Fox and Davis... The internal market bill is likely to be currently 'parked' awaiting the POTUS outcome. If Trump wins - then it's literally the middle finger to Northern Ireland
Sep 27, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The words 'fighting for the best #Brexit deal for Britain' is a complete contradiction in terms frankly While others may take this view, I can't see the evidence behind it, after a lot of careful reading & listening. I will always be entirely pro our membership of the EU.
Aug 21, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
To be clear about no-deal #NoDealBrexit They agreed to the 1st deal offered to May, as a border in the Irish Sea was the only route 'out' of the EU. Marginally, they appear to favour some kind of bare bones arrangement, but for the first time, they ARE prepared to crash the country, and society by having no trade terms, jumping blind off the the moon they howl at. The hundreds of MRAs cannot and will not be negotiated in time - so whatever happens now - catastrophe is an absolute guarantee
Aug 17, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
I'm the first to air my suspicions about this shoddy corrupt cabal in No. 10 but this u-turn is a complete shambles (though clearly welcome) and definately comes under the 'massive cock up' category. The dead cats have run out, the lies are exposed, the corruption undeniable the incompetence is spine-tingling. These lunatics who are slaloming towards no-deal, with no discernable plan, crashing the economy and deliberately damaging our standing in the world - have weaponised the forces, VE & poppy day, politicised MY flag, crashed the union
Aug 9, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
The BBC goes full Fox with Johnson says... Patel says...the r/w media are salivating at the chance of tonnes of inches of (not so) casual racism as a few dozen souls try to come to the UK to fill vacancies that desperately need filling. It's a dead cat, of course but a more important one than usual. As many UK Covid deaths per day as Europe combined, contract corruption leaking daily from the dyke - and no trade deal with the US or EU (or hardly anyone else) meaning that 600+ treaties come to an end in a few weeks, which will
Aug 1, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I put my phone down last night, I am planning to have 70,000 voters to represent soon (from all sides). I am livid over the complete subversion of democracy... The names touted to become an entirely unelected Govt defender are frightening. It's a Trumpian political appointment And nothing more. Press spokespeople should be neutral - or how can the media be (they aren't) and here, right in front of us, is that rabbit hole... And we are being pushed into it. With Fox, Stewart & Hoey literally laughing at us - not with us. I want more democracy, not less
Jun 22, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
So what do we do? A short thread..

We are being made absolute fools of. They mislead with impunity, they seem to not care about getting past the current daily disaster. There are few (if any) policies that can or will mend this. The moderates were disengaged in order to deliver a fallacy, a fantastical cheating lie that they lumped on the clear majority. Still not ONE proven definite benefit to throwing away our security and prosperity. Not one I can see. We are being dumbed down, mislead and ignored. The more they get away with, the more they will
May 28, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
My short thread: Brexit, and why we WON'T leave no-deal. How & why Johnson resigns, and what comes next. Just my theory - up for discussion. We are heading towards year 5 after the referendum, and the failure to release the Russian report is significant. If there is nothing of note to damn the campaigns, then why not release it? It's illegitimate to Brexit without seeing it.
May 3, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Step by step guide to 'calming down' a sustained bot/troll attack. With explainers, and pictures. Moment (used to use, not recently) and the r/w use now, the 'marked tweet' system:

1. You write a tweet that triggers todays algorithm, Johnson's baby, S#n front page, new app /1 2. It will be a while. 2-4 hours usually.
3. First, a moderate reply comes, from a decent follower number account. See 1st pic.
4. It's decent - you engage.
5. Handles, usually more ardent, & extreme who you have never engaged with 'like' the tweet, randomly /2
Feb 21, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The odd thing about Question Time woman: she got her Brexit. Got the cull on immigration she is desperate for, and a hard right Tory Govt to enact it. Why is she so angry? What more does she want? 'Word/quote wall' responses to this include:

Mass deportations
Public hangings
Fury
'Project'
Final solution
War
Closed borders
Never be happy
Just the beginning
All white Britain
Wants blood
Frustration
LGBTQ+
Disabled
Foreigners

And many mentions of 'Facism'