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Militant Socialist & (L)Marxist ... the Principle of Equality ... Liberté, EGALITÉ, Fraternité! _ ❤️ #Socialism ❤️ #Brexiteer *Shireen Abu Akleh🖤*
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Apr 28 7 tweets 4 min read
Do you live in #Sheffield ? #sheffieldissuper !

If so, HAVE I got good news for you!!! 😊😊😊

🗳️#LocalElections2022🗳️

#TUSC #Socialism #Socialists @TUSCoalition Sheffield Hallam Co. Const.:
*Crooks and Crosspool MDW - Isabelle France

Sheffield South East Boro. Const.:
*Woodhouse MDW - Simon Jenkins
*Darnall MDW - Diane Spencer
Apr 23 26 tweets 6 min read
Tonight, I'm going to assemble a risotto con funghi porcini in stile giardino con la pancetta!

There has been an argument recently about how to add the liquid?

I have a simple rule: if you have to ADD liquid, your risotto is already struggling. 😊 (1) So, a simple rule of thumb - 3 cups/ glasses of liquid per two people.

1 cup of plain almost boiling water to rehydrate the dried porcini mushrooms.

1 cup of very hot chicken stock - we always have our own chicken stock!

1 glass of Soave for the risotto ... 😉 (2)
Nov 1, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
A thank you from Colin Gardner and #WorkersPartyGB in ward GORRELL, Canterbury, and an update:

Huge thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. 75% of our goal completed in well under a week, a magnificent show of support. (1/4) This weekend gone the first batch of campaign material was received in Canterbury - 3,500 leaflets for residents and Colin and the team have been out speaking to residents and distributing this material.

Please follow: @WPB_Canterbury (2/4)
Oct 31, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Today's THE LONG READ:

Can PR save democracy?

"In the ERS’s analysis of different PR systems, the winner in every case was the minor party ..."

By our own @davmidd

creatingsocialism.org/can-pr-save-de… via @Creatingsociali What was the really remarkable thing about the 2017 Election?

Was it Corbyn ? I suggest not - although he WAS clearly the catalyst ...

Was it Twitter ? Perhaps, although possibly not in the way that you imagine.

What was really, really remarkable, was the NUMBER OF ACTIVISTS.
Oct 14, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
FOA @ScouseSocialis2 , & anybody else: Every trade unionist, anti-cuts campaigner, community activist and all those who want to see an alternative to austerity politicians can become a TUSC candidate. But voters should know that any councillor elected under the TUSC banner will: (1) Oppose all cuts and closures to council services, jobs, pay and conditions. We reject the claim that 'some cuts' are necessary to our services or that the Covid crisis is a reason for austerity.
Oct 6, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Will the left ever again espouse self determination, as they did in the days of Peter Shore, Michael Foot, and the great Tony Benn?

Or will they forever whine on, about how the neoliberal, neo-colonial, fascist EU needs to save them from themselves? (1/2) The answer to this question is fundamental to the prospects of there ever again being a Left Government. Because, while the middle class "left" moans about this or that problem with Brexit, the working class are being killed off by the Establishment. (2/3)
Sep 21, 2021 13 tweets 12 min read
OK, listen up, please? 😊 Here follows a thread - please read all of it. (1/11)

You are all aware that I, and others, have been stewarding this:

#ScrapNHSBill

Petition: Protect the #NHS , Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care:

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5810… So, we got to the 10,000 eventually, which forces a response from the Government.

The response was puerile, facile and lied as well, particularly about the so-called "consultation". 😒

So we pressed on. (2/11)
Sep 19, 2021 15 tweets 4 min read
Everybody who sees themselves as being left, should be made to reflect on two simple, but intensely germane, facts about the Labour Party. 1.) But it was not to be. Council Labour Groups were strongholds of the right-wing. Out of more than 7,000 Labour councillors only 400 or so had supported Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid. (@TUSCoalition , No Cuts Peoples' Budget)
Sep 18, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
15,543 signatures. 😊 Target for today: 15,600?

@mikecoulson48 @POSH_JOCK @JujuliaGrace @EveryDoctorUK

Petition: Protect the #NHS , Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care:

#ScrapNHSBill

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5810… 😂😂😂

Our target today is 15,600!!!

HOWEVER - we have already reached that!!!

*must try harder* 15,650??? Well done, my wonderful Fweeps! 🤗👍🏻❤️

#ScrapNHSBill

Petition: Protect the #NHS , Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care:

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5810…
Aug 7, 2021 25 tweets 4 min read
THREAD.

The Government "response" to the petition "Protect the NHS, Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care". Those of you who signed this petition - if you did not, please do now - will have received an email in response this morning. To dignify it with a full-on critique would, in my view, be a mistake.
Aug 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Smashed it! 11,211 signatures on waking up!!! 😁

Today's target 11,300. 😊😊😊 @mikecoulson48

Petition: Protect the #NHS , Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care:

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5810… @GNev2 @sterling7 @MarcusRashford
Jun 4, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Nicholas Wilson (Mr Ethical) first told HSBC subsidiary HFC Bank in 2003 that charges they were adding to debts were illegal. They ignored him. He has campaigned ever since.
change.org/p/hsbc-hsbc-to… 2006 - NW reported his employers, Weightmans Solicitors, to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. They sacked him and referred to him as 'Mr Ethical'.

#MrEthical
Jun 3, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Well, now, back to back, belly to belly, well, I don't give a damn 'cause I done dead already, back to back
Belly to belly at the zombie jamboree
Belly to belly at the zombie jamboree

#WeBackBeckett Image One female zombie wouldn't behave
She say she want me for a slave
In the one hand she's holding a quart of wine, in the other she's pointing that she'll be mine

#WeBackBeckett
Jun 3, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Warning
by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/warning/ I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
Jun 2, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
A very long thread on aspects of the recent history of the NHS. 😊😊😊

The first attempt at removing democratic control of the #NHS was by Kenneth Clarke, when he was health secretary, 1988 - 1990. But that failed completely. So we move on to Virginia Bottomley, who succeeded in removing the last vestiges of democratic control during the reorganisation of the NHS, prefigured here: "Health of the Nation" api.parliament.uk/historic-hansa….
May 26, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
"À la recherche du temps perdu"

We are living through an era, analogous to 1868 - 1924, when the Labour Party was formed.

The Whigs fell apart from internal corruption(sounds familiar?), and while the Liberals were formed, many of the same people were involved.

thread 1/8 Subsequently, Lloyd George was also hugely corrupt, and the Liberals themselves fell.

The Labour Party entered Parliament in 1924, nearly one hundred years ago.

Ramsey McDonald was merely another carpetbagger, and it took another World War to see real change under Atlee.
2/8
May 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
#SOCIALISM - as seen by our centrist friends

#SOCIALISM - the reality: a story about love.

May 7, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
The seat of Hartlepool includes the town of Hartlepool itself and the nearby villages of Hart, Elwick, Greatham, Newton Bewley and Dalton Piercy. The by-election was called following the resignation of sitting MP Mike Hill, and is the first since the current Parliament was elected in 2019.

There were sixteen candidates on the ballot paper - the most for any UK Commons by-election since 2008.
Feb 15, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Friends, subjects, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Labour, not to praise it.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Labour. The noble Keith
Hath told you Labour was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Keith disinterred it.
Here, under leave of Mandrakesom and the rest–
For Keith is an "honourable" man;
So are they all, all "honourable" men–
Come I to speak in Labour’s funeral.
Feb 6, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Does anybody have an interest in the #NHS ? 😊😉

Now I have your attention, may I show you @AllysonPollock 's superb #NHSReinstatementBill ?

It's here: allysonpollock.com/wp-content/upl…

It's complete. But the previously tabled attempt in 2018 was gerrymandered into submission ... The Bill would:

• reinstate the government’s duty to provide the NHS in England,
• re-establish NHS England as a special health authority with regional committees and
modified functions,
Feb 4, 2021 14 tweets 8 min read
We REDS are no longer 😉
Under your bed -

We are STANDING -
in your local WARD!!! 😊😊😊

***LOCAL ELECTIONS, May 2021***

Communist Party plans biggest electoral campaign since 1983

challenge-magazine.org/2021/02/03/com… Opposition to cuts – investing in public services and sustainable jobs in manufacturing.

Implementing a Zero-Covid strategy.

Restoring power to education authorities.