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Mar 27 45 tweets 11 min read
#THREAD

More than a year since @elonmusk bought @X with a promise to "defeat the spam bots or die trying", the problem is worse than ever, with much of the bot traffic casting doubt on climate science.

Here's what Mr Musk doesn't want you to know...

abc.net.au/news/science/2…
Image One morning in January this year, marine scientist @ProfTerryHughes opened @X (Twitter) & searched for the Great Barrier Reef.

"I keep an eye on what's being tweeted about the reef every day," Professor Hughes, a leading coral research expert, said.

Mar 26 15 tweets 7 min read
#THREAD

FACT: The extremist @Conservatives appear to be led by delusional racist liars.

"London has become the crime capital of the world"?

According the Crime Survey for England & Wales, you're LESS likely to be a victim of crime in London than across the country as a whole.
Image In London, 14.9% of people experienced a crime either to their person or household year ending September 2023, compared to 15.7% nationally.

The latest homicide stats position London not as "crime capital of the world", but as having the 237th most homicides/capita of any city. Image
Mar 26 7 tweets 4 min read
#THREAD

On 16th June 2016, Nigel Farage launched ’s Breaking Point poster. The same day, Jo Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair who shouted "This is for Britain".

Four days later, UKIP Leader Farage spoke at a public meeting in Gateshead under this backdrop: Leave.EU
Image Current Reform Party leader, multimillionaire Richard Tice, was a founder & co-Chair of & Leave Means Leave. The similarities between the Breaking Point poster & a Nazi propaganda film picturing large streams of Jewish refugees as a threat, are undeniable. Leave.EU


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Mar 21 48 tweets 13 min read
#THREAD

I'm old enough to remember when @BBCPolitics shows had serious panelists on, were well chaired by politically savvy people, & were worthy of being taken seriously.

This week on the increasingly clickbaity #bbcqt, for his TENTH appearance in ten years, is Rod Liddle... Image The damaged & troubled Rod Liddle has forged a career by using grotesque rhetoric designed to outrage decent normal people.

A young Liddle considered becoming a teacher, but decided against it on the grounds that he "could not remotely conceive of not trying to shag the kids." Image
Mar 14 35 tweets 11 min read
#THREAD

The UK Government's new definition of extremism is straight out of Orwell's 1984: its focus is ideas - thoughts - not actions.

Effectively, Thought Police will ban from contact with Govt any groups who exhibit Thought Crime (political thoughts unapproved by the régime).
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Michael Gove wants to use parliamentary privilege to name groups under his new definition of extremism, despite government lawyers warning him about the legal implications of doing so.

The @Conservatives are the most dangerous extremist group in Britain.

theguardian.com/politics/2024/…
Mar 13 5 tweets 3 min read
#THREAD

Ever heard of "campaign organisation" "End Mass Immigration"? Me neither. Until an account under the name of 'Dr Alan Jerome Harper' (a character from Two & a Half Men), which asserts the Govt is "left-wing", replied to a tweet.

What's this got to do with #TuftonStreet?

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Anyway, in the @X bio of "Dr Harper", there's a link to something called "End Mass Immigration", which describes itself as "a campaign organisation that has been set up by a group of immigration experts from academia, think tanks, politics and the media."

endmassmigration.uk
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Mar 9 26 tweets 8 min read
Who is Fiyaz Mughal? Image The Government's new anti-Corbyn advisor in extremism, Fiyaz Mughal, who in Robbie Gibbs' Tory-supporting Jewish Chronicle welcomed the grotesque Shawcross #PREVENT review.
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Mar 8 44 tweets 18 min read
#THREAD

One of the things I ❤️ about social media is its serendipity.

Researching the fake Winston Churchill quote ‘"The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists”, I came across an amazing women called Margaret Ethel Storm Jameson…

#InternationalWomensDay Image A similar quote appeared in a review of In the Second Year, Storm’s 1936 dystopian novel, which offers a vivid premonition of a British fascist regime five years in the future, modelling its narrative on the events of Hitler's second year in power & the Night of the Long Knives. Image
Mar 7 14 tweets 6 min read
#THREAD

Telegram is based in Dubai, as is one of the two biggest shareholders of GB "News": investment group Legatum Ltd, which funds the free-market think tank, Legatum Institute. The other is "Christian" hedge funder Paul Marshall, who recently deleted his Islamophobic tweets.
Image Marshall has repeatedly liked & RTd extremist content from an array of far-right & conspiracy theorist accounts, endorsing tweets that call for mass-deportations & which suggest a civil war between “native Europeans” & “fake refugee invaders” is imminent.

hopenothate.org.uk/2024/02/22/rev…
Mar 4 17 tweets 7 min read
#THREAD

Antisemitic Islamist extremism?

#Gaza demonstrations, attended by several hundred thousand protestors, have seen almost no disorder.

Matt Twist, Met Assistant Commissioner: “The overwhelming majority of people on these marches are there to do so lawfully & peacefully”. Image On 8 November 2023, then Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, wrote a provocative & inflammatory article in which she described the Israel-Gaza protesters as “hate marchers” & suggested there was a perception that senior police officers played favourites when it comes to protesters. Image
Feb 29 6 tweets 2 min read
#THREAD:

'Democracy in Times of Ochlocracy', by Jesús Padilla Gálvez:

For some time now, there has been an increasing scepticism regarding the effectiveness of democracy, and its ability to represent citizens through elections.

philarchive.org/archive/PADDIT Elections are the central mechanism of political decision taking.

However, there is a clear tendency to exploit electoral processes by populist politicians.

Feb 28 31 tweets 7 min read
#THREAD

In 'The ‘Will of the People’: The Populist Challenge to Democracy in the Name of Popular Sovereignty',
Schmidtke analyses how right-wing populists claim to represent the “voice of the people” & express “popular sovereignty” as a way of challenging liberal democracy. This hypothesis is illustrated by an investigation into the political discourse of the Alternative for Germany, considering how this populist actor has developed a political strategy claiming to speak for the “people” in an authentic & immediate fashion.

journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09…
Feb 27 45 tweets 10 min read
#THREAD

Go woke go broke?

#Capitalism has always had a relationship with virtue, going back to the beginning of modern industrial capitalism, & well before “virtue signalling” became a slogan of the free-market fundamentalist anti-woke crusaders.

theconversation.com/critics-of-wok… “Corporate virtue signalling” is a phrase of our time. Bud Light was accused of it when it hired TikTok personality and trans woman Dylan Mulvaney to promote low-cal beer.

edition.cnn.com/2023/07/21/bus…
Feb 26 60 tweets 15 min read
#THREAD

Over the last week, Suella Braverman, Robert Jenrick & Lee Anderson have all mobilised vile anti-Muslim hatred rhetoric.

This thread is focused on the @Conservatives' refusal to accept the definition of #Islamophobia offered by the APPG on British Muslims back in 2017.

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In October 2017, Conservative Baroness Warsi, in an oral question in the House of Lords, asked the Government whether it had a definition of #Islamophobia.
Feb 24 10 tweets 4 min read
#THREAD

Toxic billionaire-funded right-wing #propagnda channel GB "News" - 'Britain's Fox News' - is being allowed to break impartiality rules by Tory-led @Ofcom, which is accused of not treating all broadcasters the same, & of delaying investigations.

theguardian.com/media/2024/feb… GB "News" is bankrolled by bigoted evangelical Christian billionaire Paul Marshall, whose hedge fund has £1.7 BILLION invested in fossil fuels, & Dubai-based investment company Legatum, founded by billionaire Christopher Chandler, who made a fortune in Russian gas in the 90s. Image
Feb 20 8 tweets 4 min read
#THREAD

That Nigel Farage & much of the British "news" media can just lie to us & spread dangerous #disinformation without consequence, undermines truth, British values, & democracy.

Is The Centre for Migration Control (appeared in December) ANOTHER #TuftonStreet lobby group?
Image The dodgy CMC report is profoundly misleading. I'll largely leave the debunking of such a partisan, misleading, opaquely-funded #propaganda report to others.

If you really want to know the FACTS about immigration to the UK & employment, look here:

migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/resources/brie…
Feb 19 7 tweets 2 min read
#THREAD

Increasingly flustered & desperate computer-hacker & gaslighting right-wing Tory extremist Kemi Badenoch has criticised Michael Sheen over comments he made about Port Talbot steel plant in an interview promoting new drama #TheWay - first episode TONIGHT at 9 on @BBCOne! Badenoch is trying to deflect from her #HorizonScandal row with the former Post Office chair by using a Mail article to attack the actor Michael Sheen by referring to a quote in a Times interview about the drama, in which Sheen was not even directly criticising the government! 🤣 Image
Feb 19 21 tweets 6 min read
#THREAD

A list of members of European Research Group of Tory MPs was published in 2018, following leaked WhatsApp messages.

The list was not definitive because of the group’s informal structure & varying interpretations of what level of participation constitutes membership.
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A definitive list of Tory ERG members is hard to find, & many new Tory MPs elected in the 2019 general election joined the group.

ERG subscriptions are taxpayer-funded through Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)-funded pooled service.

opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-…
Feb 18 12 tweets 3 min read
#THREAD

You may not know much about Eylon Aslan-Levy, a controversial British-Israeli figure, who currently serves as official Israeli government spokesman, and has been serving in that capacity since the start of 2023 Israel–Hamas war.

Allow me to elucidate... Levy was born in London, went to University College School before studying at Cambridge and Oxford, where he studied PPE, & became a campus reporter for the Jewish Chronicle.

He moved to Israel in 2014 at the age of 23 to join the Israeli military during the 2014 Gaza War.
Feb 15 5 tweets 2 min read
#THREAD

The UK economy has long suffered from chronic levels of underinvestment, spending much less as a % of GDP than other G7 countries.

Yet Hunt is considering slashing billions of pounds from public spending plans to fund pre-election tax cuts - AKA bribing the electorate. Image The UK economy has suffered from chronic levels of underinvestment compared with those economies that have delivered larger improvements in living standards over the past 25 years – such as France and Germany. Image
Feb 15 19 tweets 7 min read
#THREAD

On February 6th – launch day of the disgraced extremists' initiative unironically called the ‘Popular @Conservatives’ – privately educated multimillionaire GB “News” propagandist & part-time MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, wrote this very revealing diatribe in Conservative Home... Image Praising fellow right-wing extremist populist nationalists like Trump, Meloni & Milei, while without a shred of irony simultaneously denouncing a “governing elite”, multimillionaire Mogg used ConHome to attack individuals & organisations he feels are somehow holding Britain back. Image