Life ❤ is the most precious thing...but can be all too short...and must be lived to the fullest...inspired by the hope of each new day!
#FBSI #FBPE #RejoinEU
Oct 2, 2022 • 107 tweets • 34 min read
@UnrollHelper "Liz Truss’s and Kwasi Kwarteng’s 2012 free-market treatise Britannia Unchained has shot up the sales charts, hitting the top spot on Amazon rankings for books on “economic conditions”. It costs £19.55 for the paperback."
"The ecological destruction Liz Truss plans to unleash on this country is not collateral damage. It is not a byproduct of her economic programme. It’s a mark of true faith, a sign that she is following her ideology to the letter."
"For fundamental to this doctrine – neoliberalism – is the belief that everything on Earth can and should be turned into something else."
"As the virus accelerates it evolution, the humans capitulate. For two and a half years, the virus has been outrunning our response, getting progressively more and more transmissible, reaching a level of infectiousness that few pathogens have ever attained."
"Instead of taking a stance of getting ahead of the virus, and out-smarting it, people have succumbed."
Some may think humans are an infinite resource, i.e. plenty more where they come from.
However, it takes many years/cost for each new life to reach maturity/productivity.
"Britain is doing the right things by Ukraine, but we should never forget that it is not our people who are fighting and dying."
"In the eyes of Conservatives, there is still a pragmatic case for retaining Johnson. Yet if the future of Britain and public faith in our politicians are to count for anything, the alternative principled case for removing him must be recognised as imperative."
Apr 6, 2022 • 215 tweets • >60 min read
"Britain is a nation that’s changed night and day since 2016. It was a quiet, prosperous nation that became a haven for Right-wing populists, a breeding ground for racism, and a hub for misinformation. None of which is a coincidence."
"It’s the byproduct of nationalism, racism, and demagoguery. And if it sounds similar to post-2016 America, that’s because it is. Both countries began their ascent down the black hole of authoritarianism at the same time for a reason."
Mar 22, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
@MarinaHyde Mebbe, there are those that invested so much personally in the fantastical notion of 'Taking Back Control' that on delivery of Brexit and the realisation that they have even less control and have literally, physically and mentally LOST IT! 🤪
@PeterStefanovi2@cachatburn1 UNLESS UK Government FACE FACTS and acknowledge the REALITY of the damage done to UK Economy by #Tories' pet projects: Austerity and Brexit to name but two, UK Government don't have a cat in hell's chance of addressing the FALLOUT and ensuing INFLATION and POVERTY.
@PeterStefanovi2@cachatburn1 If only UK population could overlook yet another 'photo-op' from an inconsequential apology for a man, and perceive instead an individual that places no higher regard for anyone or anything else but, his own survival & self-entitlement!
"Asked if he agreed that the people of the UK, like those in Ukraine, would “choose freedom, every time”, Sunak replied: “I do think people in this country prize their freedom. Of course they do." "
"And there’s lots of different ways they express that, whether it’s through elections, through referendums, and other democratic means.”"
Mar 18, 2022 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
"SUSPENDING work on an independence referendum because of the invasion of Ukraine would be like handing Putin “an effective veto over democracy in Scotland”, an SNP MSP said."
"It comes as a poll by Savanta ComRes found that 59% of respondents felt talks on the timing of a second referendum should stop during the war, compared to 29% who believed they should continue."
And what did other pollsters find?
Feb 19, 2022 • 262 tweets • >60 min read
@chrisriddell50 My first thought when I saw this today was whether your colleague @MartinRowson might regard these events as, 'a storm in a fur cup'!
...evidently, there are agendas but, some are too quick to impose their interpretation on events - they hear but don't LISTEN!
"In the last few weeks, the benefits to Russia from its sabre-rattling must have far exceeded the Kremlin’s expectations. It has produced a traffic jam of presidents, prime minister and ministers making their way to Moscow."
Feb 16, 2022 • 48 tweets • 10 min read
"YOU can practically smell the panic from die-hard opponents of Scottish independence as they realise that Theresa May's "precious Union" is about to crumble to dust, ..."
"...thanks largely to the arrogance and contempt of those self-same Anglo-British nationalists who claim to love Scotland and this so-called Union."
Feb 13, 2022 • 40 tweets • 10 min read
"The growth of UK betting sector since then has created billionaires, such as Bet365’s Denise Coates and Betfred’s Done brothers. At the other end of the scale, what starts out as a harmless flutter has driven countless customers into financial ruin, family breakups, and worse."
"The betting industry promotes its wares predominantly through advertising on TV, social media or via wall-to-wall sponsorship of football clubs."
Propaganda uses the same media and targets people in a similar manner!
Feb 12, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
"Climate change is terrifying, so why don’t we do more to stop it? Read any headline on the climate crisis, and it seems unbelievable that we’re not all chaining ourselves to the headquarters of oil and gas companies, or at least hammering on MPs’ office doors. But we’re not."
"Even if this were “just” about future generations, they matter too. Because they are our children and grandchildren, and because they are people. Take the least controversial moral rule you’re likely to find: don’t seriously harm other people."
Feb 11, 2022 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
"Omicron is not the same disease as Delta and Alpha. While it is unbelievably infectious – just look at how many of your family and friends will have had it recently – it is not as dangerous now. That is not to say it can be trivialised, however."
"If you have not been vaccinated, you will still be at risk; severe Covid pneumonia in healthy people remains primarily a disease of the unvaccinated."
Jan 25, 2022 • 32 tweets • 32 min read
@Haggis_UK As always...#LiarJohnson muddies water with obfuscation and evasion...aimed to confuse/brainwash members of the public including MPs of ALL parties - political, if any clarification is needed!
#OfficeGSBrown "this a moral issue" is root of the crisis at heart of UK Government!
@Haggis_UK With all due respect, does @CrispinBlunt seek to trivialise and deflect attention from the central rot at heart of UK Government under direction of #LiarJohnson?
Jan 25, 2022 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
"Boris Johnson suffered another major blow to his authority on Monday after a Treasury minister staged a dramatic public resignation over the government’s decision to write off £4.3bn in fraudulent Covid loans."
"Theodore Agnew, a Treasury and Cabinet Office minister, called the oversight of the scheme “nothing less than woeful” and accused officials of “schoolboy errors” on multiple fronts."
Jan 24, 2022 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
"Officials working in No 10 claim they have held back information from Sue Gray’s investigation into the partygate scandal due to a “culture of fear” surrounding the probe."
"Three sources told The Independent they have not divulged messages and pictures on their phones after a senior member of staff told them to remove anything that could fuel speculation in the wake of the first party revelations."