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Aug 12 10 tweets 6 min read
1/ Thread:
@UKLabour's dire response to the energy crisis and the false premise on which it is based...
#energybills #EnergyPrices 2/Incompetent messaging:
Announcing their policy drive, Labour confirmed that they weren't yet "on it", while criticising the gov. for not already doing more. politicshome.com/news/article/l… #energybills #EnergyCrisis #EnoughIsEnough Image
Jul 1 12 tweets 6 min read
1/ Thread on a self imposed predicament faced by the establishment, which consists of 2 main problems:
A) #Johnson
B) #littlekeir 2/ Faced with the possibility of a @jeremycorbyn led Government, the establishment turned to explicitly incompetent and corrupt but reliably populist #Johnson as the one man who could stop #Corbyn. The reasoning was probably this: However bad #Johnson would turn out...
Jun 29 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ Still not convinced this is going to happen. The Tories are allegedly planning for GE in August next year (& they may well have been assured of this). This will give the SNP more excuses for delay. Even if the ref still takes place in October 2023 after an August GE... 2/The mandatory General Election will then be circa 2027. By this point Sturgeon will probably have stepped down and the promise of independence will no longer her "problem" to manage. Rather than as move towards independence...
Jun 19 10 tweets 4 min read
1/The sudden support for trade unionism by the Labour right (yes, @PeoplesMomentum, that includes Rayner) tells us 3 things:
Firstly #littlekeir #Starmer has failed. His purpose was: destroy the Labour left (basically accomplished) while safeguarding the party as a vehicle for... 2/... Right wing Liberals (failed). For the second to work, the right would have to deligitimise Corbynism by providing that Blairite Labour could win elections, framing this as the only way forward.
Jun 15 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ Astute analysis by the @NewStatesman's @harrytlambert (doesn't mean he's on our side), which identifies that the #Rwanda flight as a key play in the Tory culture war, designed to draw election battle lines. There is an obvious strategy for dealing this: take it head on. Image 2/ If many UK citizens don't like the reality that people are being smuggled to our shores, an astute left wing politician would simply draw their eyes to the root cause: western wars started to expand markets for goods, services and weaponry to be traded in the US dollar.
Jun 8 20 tweets 4 min read
1/ It's very easy to dismiss this chart, allegedly by Paul Mason as nonsense. Much of the content, such as the implication that @STWuk's @JohnWRees is somehow influenced by China is bizarre. However... 2/... structure of the chart itself resembles the strategic/conspiratorial thinking of the British security services, as outlined by once infamous anti-Soviet spy Sidney Reilley, in his memoirs: pbs.twimg.com/media/FUtce1oX…
Jun 8 8 tweets 2 min read
1/ There is a bit of an issue with the British left, in that it assumes that the Empire and its institutions are somehow compatible with socialism. In reality, the reason we have lost the #NHS IS the Empire, including NATO, the Royal Family, flag waving, etc. 2/ For instance, the empire is underpinned by international finance which facilitates money laundering across borders for arms deals via the city of London, a system protected by the Royal Family...
Jun 7 7 tweets 5 min read
1/ The truth is probably not as clear cut as the MSM media would suggest. Just one poll, and an outlier at that. But it suggests that it is entirely *possible* for #Johnson to win the next election. #Labour is not where it needs to be... 2/ By elections are strange beasts. It's important that oppositions win them to show that they are successfully eating in to the support of the Governing Party. But oppositions who win by-elections don't necessarily go on to win General elections...
Jun 6 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ The idea of "balanced budgets" is a bit of a chimera. But otherwise this analysis is essentially correct. The United States is in trouble. It's power is maintained by the convertibility of the dollar, which is backed up by NATO military supremacy... 2/ so long as the US military is unchallenged and it continues to allow western corporations to access new markets the dollar will be desirable because a country that stockpiles dollars will be able to use them to trade with the greater part of the world.
May 13 10 tweets 8 min read
1/ There's a real chance that things will get even WORSE for #Labour in the coming months. Imagine #Starmer is fined for 1 or other alleged lockdown breach but isn't challenged 4 reasons set out below. Party wld go into nxt GE as a laughing stock with lame 🦆 leader... 2/ All sensible polling analysis looks at trends. It's now been confirmed that #Starmer has led #Labour backwards in the 2022 local elections. We predicted underperformance. This was easy because of the trend of by-election losses under #Starmer. skwawkbox.org/2022/05/13/bre…
May 13 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ Agree on the "unimaginable levels of hubris &. incompetence" point but nobody is going to call for #Starmer to go. All who you'd expect to do that are feting him for his "integrity". Lansman has even said the left shld defend his position. 2/ There've been many opportunities to depose #starmer in the last 2 yrs:
The withdrawal of whip from JC, Hartlepool defeat, etc.

The SCG has now closed ranks around him. Hard to see a legit pretext for challenge from the right, other than "he is useless"
May 12 11 tweets 5 min read
1/ If #Ukraine is winning this war, why are so many additional weapons necessary and where are those already supplied going? rumble.com/v14fh3w-the-us… #ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar 2/ Also interesting is the sheer level of investment the US is pouring into weapons for #Ukraine implies that that the #UkraineRussiaWar is in fact strategically very important for the United States. It is a proxy-war that the USA literally cannot afford to lose. But why?
May 12 5 tweets 4 min read
1/ With those who are what they appear to be, there's less to analyse & expose than there is of people who pretend to be something they're not. That #Johnson is a liar is part of his brand. Their sense of entitlement an explicit part of their ideology #partygate #beergate 2/ With regards to #Partygate/#Partygatefines is it really news that the dishonest, self-serving #Johnson Tory Government broke the rules they themselves and expected others to follow? #beergate
May 9 6 tweets 4 min read
1/ A thread on why this is a stupid idea:
Starmer doesn't want to quit.

What if #Starmer is found to have broken the and fined and decides he doesn't want to stand down? That would look even worse. 2/ Fines aren't the only penalty for breaching lockdown laws, so it is feasible that #Starmer can be found to have broken the law but not fined. inews.co.uk/news/uk/covid-….
His reputation would be ruined but would he still stay on to drag Labour down at the next election.
Feb 4 17 tweets 9 min read
1/ Been an awful week for #Tories in Westminster but in real elections in the real world #Labour has been crashing and burning. OK, so local by elections aren't individually representative of national trends... 2/ But taken together, the results show a clear swing AGAINST #Labour that isn't being picked up in opinion polls between them.
If you have to choose, go by the actual results cast in real elections.
Feb 3 5 tweets 1 min read
1/ Succinct but fair analysis. The UK's response to the 2008 crash - cutting back the state and using quantitative easing to fund a massive debt bubble failed. The so called "recovery" (which benefited ]private finance more than people) was also a bubble that's now about to pop. 2/ Quantitative easing has been maxed out (if it continues, we'll be in negative interest rates). So now the Government is raising interest rates while private debt is at historic highs. Can the economy afford this?
Feb 2 10 tweets 4 min read
1/ It was shocking at the time & remains so now that the Momentum "left" considered this a legitimate position People said at the time: "what else was she supposed to do?"
Not excuse #apartheid.
PPL who said so at the time were dismissed as "cranks."
#AmnestyInternational 2/ It's wrong to single out RLB, a decent person badly advised. Rather, it illustrates a broader problem on the soft left of British politics: a desire to be accepted by the establishment & mainstream media. Too often, positions are not taken for reasons of truth & accuracy...
Feb 1 10 tweets 4 min read
1/ To call this "full fact" is misleading. It omits that, prior to the conclusion of the investigation #Starmer commissioned into his own CPS, he claimed he'd been assured that that "the decisions were the right decisions based on the information and evidence then available" 2/ Later, investigations concluded this claim to have been incorrect and that "mistakes were made". justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/media/…
Jan 31 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ Wait, wait, WHAT??? (a thread) 2/ "Corbyn's critics and his supporters on the left have been to blame" novaramedia.com/2018/07/29/how…
Jan 30 15 tweets 8 min read
1/ Thread on why #Labour is on course to lose and what it's current trajectory and strategy suggests for its future:

It's tiny lead is declining, suggesting, as many of us have explained previously, support is soft. The softness of #Labour support is a feature of "strategy"... 2/ #Starmer wants to win over former #Tory voters alienated by #Johnson's more than usually explicit corruption. As #Corbyn was aware (and demonstrated more effectively than Miliband and Brown) , winning an election requires expanding #Labour's supporter base...
Jan 23 20 tweets 6 min read
1/ Didn’t get to finish the full thread last week, so here it is again: the imperial ideology of Eugenics from the British Empire to today.

This clip is from Pilger's superb Utopia: johnpilger.com/videos/utopia.

This thread explains the ideological origins of this appalling racism. 2/ The ideology of Empire is Eugenics. Transhumanism is a modern branch of Eugenics advocated by Jeffrey Epstein. He held meetings with famous scientists & academics to discuss his ideas. Apparently, he wanted to "seed the human race with his DNA". nytimes.com/2019/07/31/bus…