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Sing like no one is listening. Dance like no one is watching. Wear a mask like you just don’t care. #FBPE
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13 Sep
I think it is time to demand an apology of those promoting this wibble. Rational scientists, no not you anti-vaxx for adolescents asshats, need to speak up, do so loudly, demand apologies and that this nonsense pre-print be removed. Now will be soon enough.
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12 Sep
‘The government and its senior officials claim Covid should be regarded as similar to influenza and that we have to “learn to live with it”.’

This is a ‘plan’ to allow them to ignore COVID and do next to nothing, as now. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
‘The delay in vaccinating young people is all the more surprising given that the government and their advisers have put all of their eggs into the vaccination basket.’
‘The Sars-CoV-2 virus has de facto changed the definition of fresh or purified air. As other countries are doing, the government should respond to that altered reality and fund an urgent programme of improving workplaces before winter arrives.’
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5 Aug
“Let the bodies pile high in their thousands.”

Boris Johnson
“Operation last gasp.”

Boris Johnson
"I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were actually a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you'll be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands."

Boris Johnson
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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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18 Jul
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.
Read 4 tweets
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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19 Apr

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
Read 4 tweets
20 Mar
‘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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19 Mar
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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31 Jan
UK applies to join trans-Pacific trade group ft.com/content/000afd… via @financialtimes
‘Britain’s application to join a trade group in the Pacific while ending free trade with the EU — Brexit has spawned vast amounts of trade red tape and border controls — is one of the apparent paradoxes of UK trade policy.’

It’s not a paradox. It’s stupid.
‘Another UK government study in 2018 suggested that trade deals with non-EU countries and blocs such as China, India, Australia, the Gulf countries and south-east Asia would only raise British GDP by a total of 0.1-0.4 per cent over the long term.’

More stupid.
Read 4 tweets
31 Jan
COVID is airborne. Don’t go inside unless there is no alternative. If you work from an office, should you be?

Government, a business declaring itself safe because it has spaced its employees out more than before and has hand gel is insufficient.

‘Two different research groups have recently demonstrated the presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 viruses in aerosol samples from patient rooms. ... these studies very likely underestimate the amount of viable airborne virus available for inhalation by others.’
‘Exposure to small airborne particles is just as - or even more - likely to lead to infection with SARS-CoV-2 as the more widely recognized transmission via larger respiratory droplets and/or direct contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces.’
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6 Jan
I bet they are fun at parties.
And you’ll always find him in the Capital at parties! 🎶
Can you imagine after the arrest when the police are doing the line up! I think it was number three.
No wait, it was number two.
Read 5 tweets
6 Jan
I have a dream...
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Read 8 tweets
4 Jan
Two Flags Johnson.
Third lockdown = First Lockdown
Remote learning for most.

Exams? Buggered.
Read 13 tweets
20 Dec 20
@13sarahmurphy Swiftly. Firmly. Clearly.
I would explain what was necessary and why and from day 1.
I would have coordinated & cooperated with other countries.
I would not lie.
I would not blame others for govt error. There will be error.
Every household would have received masks in March.
@13sarahmurphy I would have reviewed pandemic plans as soon as the WHO declared a public health emergency. I would immediately have invested in local PPE capacity. I would be regretting underfunding the NHS for 10 years. I would have asked the NHS to plan for the emergency on Jan 30th.
@13sarahmurphy On Jan 31 I would have talked to PHE & Public Health teams planning to urgently increase test and trace resources.
I would have developed and put in place a plan around international border control & setting up internal ‘borders’ to quarantine areas of the UK to contain spread.
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16 Dec 20
Don’t tell me that COVID doesn’t affect children. Our schools need to be much safer than they are.
‘Strikingly, sC5b9 levels were abnormal even in children with minimal disease or an incidental finding of SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggesting that any exposure to SARS-CoV-2 may be sufficient to induce elevations in this biomarker.’
‘Elevations in sC5b9 correlated with evidence of renal dysfunction, implying that higher levels of terminal complement activation were associated with renal injury.’
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10 Dec 20
There is no Australian option. You might as well call it the North Korean option. Oh to have a PM that could be trusted and respected. Mr Johnson is not such a person.
Australian relationship.
Australian style deal.
Australian solution.

What a bullshitter he is.
An Australian style failure of statecraft.

A one in a million chance of an Australian style deal.

There is no plan for an Australian style deal because we are going to get a great deal.

Johnson is a liar.
Read 4 tweets
31 Oct 20
Christ, Johnson is on for seconds and already sounds like a complete dipshit.
Covid is increasing across most of the country.
Cases in over 60s going up.
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29 Oct 20
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Hast thou virtue? acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.
Benjamin Franklin
Virtue is the fount whence honor springs

Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great
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17 Oct 20
Country Blues

Stop all the clocks, put away your smartphone,
Liars stop lying with your lies overblown,
Silence the fools and muffle the spin
Bring out the coffin, untruth did win.
Let the planes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message '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.
Read 4 tweets