FTR this is the text of the Lord's Amendment 45 to the Environment Bill regarding sewage discharge from storm overflows which 268 Tory MPs from Johnson's Government voted against.
Lords Amendment 45 would've placed a new duty on sewerage undertakers in England and Wales to make improvements to their sewerage systems and demonstrate progressive reductions in the harm caused by discharges of untreated sewage
It would also require the Secretary of State, the Director of Ofwat (the economic regulator) and the Environment Agency to ensure compliance with the duty
through the exercise of their respective functions
In typical Team Johnson style, UK government spent all of CPC21 going on about how they were "getting on with the job" and then their Golden Leader straightaway sodded off to Spain on his hols courtesy of a friend he put in a high place 🙄
leaving the country in 🤬 chaos
Almost admire the brass neck of the Tories, to go through #CPC21 & onwards with the line that they are "getting on with the job"
& then have Boris Johnson sod off to Marbella to put his trotters up 🙄 while the the crises, corpses & cases mount up back in Blighty.
"the Rough facility accounts for about 70 percent of UK storage capacity and a lack of new-build to replace it will increase dependency on imports over the next few years, boosting wholesale gas market volatility and prices, analysts and traders said."
"The effects could be compounded by potential changes to energy supply terms with EU countries if Britain leaves the internal energy market when it quits the European Union"
This was a political choice for Boris Johnson's Brexit
Not just families on low incomes who will be hit hard by Boris Johnson's Government cutting this vital lifeline October 6.
A million+ people living solo with no-one to help them share the burden of Brexit inflation #KeepTheLifeline #KeepTheUplift
I note with frustration that although I stepped back from Brexit once it finally happened, next up came the Coronavirus pandemic, which sucked me back into giving a shit online & trying to stop the misinformation & disinfo
Made a whole new load of friends who felt the same duty
But still got sucked in to the virtual world all the time instead of being present IRL
Lost so much time I long for, just being a good mum & friend to my folk
Working hard at the library to help students get set with the tools for learning
"The Government always intended the £20 per week increase to be a temporary measure... It will not be incorporated permanently into the standard rate.
This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes "🙄
"with restrictions eased and we are ramping up our recovery, the Government is rightly shifting its focus to supporting people to move into & progress in work as quickly as possible."
That is no use to people who need help now.
Jam tomorrow, but never jam today. #KeepTheUplift
"the importance of employment... in substantially reducing the risks of poverty. In 2019/20, there was only a 3% chance of children being in absolute poverty (before housing costs) if both parents work full-time compared with 42% for 2-parent families with only PT work"
Boris Johnson lies
"I try to tell the truth in a way that is whole & entire & as clearly as I can & I think that is the secret of, uh, success in politics
I think it is Tony Montana in the film Scarface who says: ‘I always tell the truth even when I lie" theguardian.com/politics/2014/…?
I made this last night because I had so many photos of #BrexitFoodShortages from yesterday's trip to the supermarket.
It's a bit shit, so very Brexit.
Needs a jaunty soundtrack
Things can only get worse...
I've been keeping notes on #BrexitFoodShortages for the past month or so.
Up until now this Sainsburys store has regular gaps but a low footfall in the 2 months since EUSS locked in.
In 2 weeks time it needs to help feed 10Ks students too.
The biologist part of me is angry that I did not include the detail that by advising his followers to avoid those committed to health promotion, Prison Pallor is advocating a path of *negative* selection aka purifying selection, not positive selection.
Next up on Infowars: Paul Joseph Watson explains how you can keep Covid at bay with these exclusive food supplements 🙃