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Give Peace a chance !
3 Aug
Several weeks back we issued judicial review proceedings against Michael #Gove for his decision to award an £840,000 contract to associates of his and Dominic #Cummings, without any advertisement or competitive tender process.
Last week we got back a letter from #Gove’s lawyers, refusing to provide any information about #PPE contract how it was awarded (despite being bound by a duty of candour). Instead they refuse to engage at all with the proceedings - and challenge our right to bring them.
We already knew from his trips to and around Durham that #Cummings didn’t think the rules applied to him; does #Gove now feel the same?

Well, they may consider themselves above the law, but we do not.
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16 Jul
How can this go unchallenged ?
if after reading go storm the houses of parliament and sack on the spot the entire Gov't
I don't know what it will ☹

£252m of public money given to #AYANDA CAPITAL, registered in Mauritius for tax dodging, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
£186m of public money given to #UNISERVE LTD of Essex, the UK’s largest privately owned logistics and global trade management company, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
£116m of public money given to P14 #MEDICAL LTD of Liverpool, which had liabilities exceeding assets by £485,000 in December 2019
with just £145 in cash and at the bank, for #PPE that never appeared.
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10 Jul
🔴Another anonymous statement from an A&E consultant in #Surrey🔴 We will see many of these pop up in the near future and hopefully after the very real fear of job/career loss, people won’t choose to remain anonymous. For now, please trust these statements are genuine...
"Staff only wear face coverings/ masks & social distance when public facing, as soon as they are out of public view, the masks come off and social distancing is not observed. Indeed jokes are made about the measures, and I have heard staff express amazement that despite warnings
on packets and at point of sales, telling people masks are totally ineffective and dangerous , the public still buy them, because a politician has told them too."

Released 08/07/20.
I am a consultant at a major , regional hospital in Surrey. By major you can take that
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16 Jun
The Drunkard of Europe

JASON MICHAEL
IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF MY LIFE. I know for a fact it was the worst day in at least two people’s lives. In the early hours of the morning the phone rang. On the other end of the phone my friend was speaking to me in a stranger’s voice
. Her husband was beside himself with shock and grief, and she was calmly explaining to me what had happened. I say ‘calmly,’ but this wasn’t calm. It was emotionless, a sort of thousand-yard stare of a voice, producing something that sounded for all the world like the person
I knew while she was somewhere else. This voice was absent, it was hollow, and this voice woke me up. Their beautiful baby daughter had died in her sleep.An hour later I was standing by this little angel’s cot, receiving her into my arms from her mother.
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11 Jun
Big news – #openDemocracy has just forced the #UK government to end the secrecy over its massive #NHS data deals with private tech firms.
After weeks of legal letters, 13,000 signatures and daily pressure from our reporting – and just hours before we were due to sue –
the government finally caved and released the documents we’d demanded.
Now we all get to see what Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and controversial AI firms Faculty and Palantir are doing with our personal health data.
Even better - our pressure has already forced the government
to introduce new safeguards to stop private firms profiteering from our personal information.
But the work is only just beginning. We’ve got hundreds of pages to scour, far more questions left unanswered.
It’s painstaking work but it gets results Can you donate to keep us going?
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9 Jun
✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽🖤🤎🖤🤎✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
#Blacklivesmatter

So what has protesting accomplished?

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:
Minneapolis bans use of choke holds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.
👉🏾Dallas adopts a "duty to intervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney general said the state will update its use-of-force guidelines for the first time in two decades.
👉🏾In Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a police reform work group.

👉🏾Los Angeles City Council introduces motion to reduce LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.

👉🏾MBTA in Boston agrees to stop using public buses to
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31 May
Gary Miller: if you read nothing else today.

If you voted them in, you’re an idiot.
If this shit doesn’t make you seethe with rage at the level of criminal negligence, you’re an idiot. If you think “Boris is doing a good job”, you’re an idiot. Below, is an accurate timeline
of recent events. People need to be put in prison, regardless of who they are.
I know It's unfathomable people are still defending this shower
December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus.

January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care.

January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting.

January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting.
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20 Apr
Hi
@MattHancock ancock - owner and sole shareholder of supply chain coordination ltd - private ltd co. He holds 21000001 shares - nominal value - £1 each. The company provides procurement of PPE to the NHS etc. sccl.nhs.uk 1/4
beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/108817… Hancock funds company with revolving credit for which interest is payable. He has not declared his interest in the company here gov.uk/government/pub… 2/4
Do not know whether he is or needs to be registered with the FCA in terms of providing credit facilities.
Thw company was originally called Friars 728 ltd.
Emily lawson is one of his directors recorded at companies house 3/4
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18 Apr
I have 200,000 medical Gowns 25g 35g. Protective suits, ICU suits googles face shields. gloves. masks etc. I'm being ignored by UK & Welsh Gov. NHS England & Wales. others countries buying whatever I can offer. it doesnt make sense, why
@MattHancock
is ignoring smaller business
Richard Jones
@Richard12545678
Is being ignored by #MattHancock ..?????????
He has Emailed #NHS England & #NHS Wales -
Medical Isolation Gowns 25g & 35g Non-woven polypropylene, L--2XL (Blue & white)Sterile. 200,000 of each Gown Lead
2 weeks.Nobody in Gov replied.?????????????
Richard Jones
@Richard12545678
Is being ignored by #MattHancock ..?????????
He has Emailed #NHS England #NHS Wales -
Medical Isolation Gowns 25g & 35g Non-woven polypropylene, L--2XL (Blue & white)Sterile. 200,000 of each Gown Lead
2 weeks.Nobody in Gov replied.?????????????
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3 Mar
I often question why I am expressing opinions on social media .? I am not a politician, just an ordinary everyday person ..But, I can put my hand up for my Children & Grandchildren to say .I did my upmost to challenge, change & make this world better for you .
I resolutely refuse to be complicit to #Tory Gov Economic Murder of vulnerable people, I tried hard to keep our magnificent #NHS for your future care & safety.
It is A Labour of Love & My Duty as a Mother Grand Parent & concerned Citizen of the #UK #Britain
I know I am not alone worrying about the sheer lack of real & decent #governance. The toxic level of #greed & #Corruption & Lack of Accountability ...& worst of all the disgrace of the #Tories #Media & #Press Blaming All their woes & shortcomings on Immigrants & Refugee's
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16 Feb
YOU ARE BEING MANIPULATED, AND OUR DEMOCRACY DESTROYED,
BY #BRITAIN'S 'JEWISH' 'BOARD OF DEPUTIES' !

THE BIG LIE OF 'ANTI-SEMITISM'.

This LIE destroyed Jeremy #Corbyn, Labour's chances of winning the recent General Election ... and handed power, and control over your lives,
to the ultra-right wing Tories.

#Britain's democracy and your democratic rights, in other words, were stolen by the undemocratic, unrepresentative, ultra-right-wing 'Jewish' Board of Deputies.

- - - -

HOW A TINY MINORITY IN #BRITAIN ARE NOW CONTROLLING BRITAIN!
It will shock you to discover that in a country with a population of more than SIXTY SIX MILLION PEOPLE, there are ONLY 260,000 JEWS!

That means that LESS THAN 0.1% OF THE PEOPLE IN #BRITAIN ARE JEWISH.
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1 Feb
SC Cook to Save Royal Glamorgan Hospital A&E

For people who didn't see, this is what the brave nurse from the hospital said at the meeting last night:

“I’m a staff nurse in Royal #Glamoragn A&E.
I’m very nervous so bear with me, I’ve never done public speaking before.
My main point is you [Health Board management] said it’s going to be safer to change it to a minor injuries unit or close it by night. I regularly look after a corridor of patients and it was 2 days ago I had a full corridor sick patients. These people are coming by ambulance.
These sick people, what happens to them if we’re closed by night? They’re gonna come in, then end up in #Bridgend, on an Ambulance outside. What happens then?
People who are sick by night, got #sepsis, who are having a heart attack. What happens then? They’ll die.
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8 Jan
"We have been seriously warning about this for some time. The #US Congress must act immediately and forcefully without further delay,"
the group said in a statement obtained by The Independent shortly after the president struggled to pronounce words and sniffed repeatedly while delivering a scripted statement on the #Iran crisis at the White House.
Mr #Trump, they said, is "psychologically and mentally both dangerous and incapacitated" and has a presentation that is "consistent with a person who, when his falsely inflated self-image is questioned, or when his emotional need for adulation is thwarted, lashes out
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25 Dec 19
electoralcommission.org.uk

If you voted via post using the freedom of information act you can request what happened to your postal vote. Searching for the 'freedom of information act'

Too many things about this election don't make sense! Numbers make sense don't they?
Let's talk numbers then..

1. All polls online I saw suggested #corbyn was more popular with the public as a future PM.
Not just ones in left wing groups. (60-70% roughly)

2. All public rallies #corbyn held were utterly rammed to the barriers. Thousands.
The only room Boris filled in the run up to an election was a fridge. I'm not sure about these numbers. It would be nice to know, anyone know for certain?

3. Boris hired people to use bots to do much of his online dirty work and mis informing.
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17 Dec 19
Bloody hell !
A #British #Tory MP #PririPatel suggesting the way to get a deal with the #EU is starve the people of #Ireland

it has emerged that former #Conservative Party minister Priti Patel suggested that the #UK should use the threat of food shortages in #Ireland
to persuade the #EU to drop the backstop demand.

The claims are described as outrageous in light of the suffering endured during the Great Famine - exacerbated by British trade policy - when up to a million people died.
Ms Patel comments are linked to a leaked report which said that there was the possibility that food exports to #Ireland could be disrupted in the event of a hard #Brexit.
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13 Nov 19
Baroness Warsi (the first Muslim to
attend Tory Cabinet meetings).

THEY, CLEARLY, KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE TORY PARTY, how #racist, #xenophobic, and nasty this #Conservative Party really is, they were right at the top of it, #BaronessWarsi ... the #Cons Party's most sen fig
Some key things to understand. Andrew Lansley (1st quote) was in the #Cameron Cabinet.
Baroness Warsi was Tory Chairman for this, Theresa May Government. Her comment, (2), was made LAST SUNDAY, her other quote (3) was from 2016.
She was so disturbed about the disgraceful attitudes she could see all the time that she decided to blow the lid on her own, rabid, Party. Her incendiary comment , in 2016, about there being "a simmering UNDERBELLY of #Islamophobia" came from her own experiences dealing with
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25 Oct 19
A #conservative "working" #peer has made an astonishing claim that he handled billions of pounds of #terrorist funds at the behest of the #Bank of England during his business career, with the #IRA as his "biggest client".

Lord James of Blackheath also claims
that he is in touch with a secret organisation which he called Foundation X, with vast sums of money at its disposal, which is prepared to lend billions to the British government, interest free, to help reduce the deficit, but he has been unable to get ministers to believe him.
His claims were ridiculed as coming from a man who has lost touch with reality when he voiced them in the House of Lords this week, but a government minister, Lord Sassoon, said that they had been the subject of "detailed discussions".

Lord James told peers: "I have had one
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22 Aug 19
Shadow chancellor backs calls to prosecute Iain Duncan Smith over WCA deaths
By John Pring
Labour’s shadow chancellor has called for Iain Duncan Smith to face criminal charges over allegations that his failure to address a coroner’s concerns about the “fitness for work” test led
to the deaths of disabled benefit claimants.

John McDonnell (pictured) made the call during a speech to the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in London on Friday (19 May), and his backing was reportedly greeted with enthusiasm by the audience of disabled trade unionists.
The Scottish-based grassroots group Black Triangle, backed by many other disabled activists, has led calls for the former work and pensions secretary to face a criminal investigation for misconduct in public office following his apparent refusal in 2010 to address a coroner’s
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19 Jul 19
Anya Darr says
I've come to the conclusion that whether we like it or not the Labour Party is now two parties and there is not really much hope of us ever coming together.
I honestly believe that the majority of the members while being delighted Corbyn got in and was looking to
redirect the party back to its founding principles, were quite happy to try and reach across to the loosing side and draft a manifesto we could all agree on. In fact we expected that of them!
Corbyn definitely has done his best to include them especially initially but we
underestimated their distaste for internal Democracy and Socialism which they clearly thought they had expunged from the party. Now we have the majority of the membership plus a minority of the PLP & House of Lords plus LOTO on one side fighting on the important issues of the day
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17 Jun 19
Journalist and peace campaigner #JohnPilger says there was “not a shred of evidence” to suggest #Iran was responsible and nobody should trust the #Trump administration.

Mr #Pompeo, without presenting evidence to support his claim, said his allegations were “based on intelligence
, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation” and more.

President Donald #Trump repeated the claims today during an interview with Fox News, alleging that a video proves Tehran’s guilt.

The video is said to show an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
boat approaching one of the tankers and removing an unexploded mine from its hull. But the ship’s Japanese owner contradicted the #US interpretation yesterday, saying footage showed something flying at the boat above the water line #Trump promised the US won’t “take it lightly.”
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2 Jun 19
Does it occur to people that #Tory #Conservativ Cuts are directly targeted towards ..
Aged, Unemployed, Single parents ,Low paid , Sick & Disabled people , & CHILDREN ?
Can you see a pattern emerge ? All the Vulnerable people especially in #Labour run areas...?
the Cuts have been imposed even more severely ...
The only conclusion is ..

If you do not Work ? The #Tories will do all in their power to Kill people...Including CHILDREN )

I repeat they will actively work towards vulnerable people's demise & Death !
The language from the #Conservatives #Tories ?
They actually call people ...non productive & Useless Eaters ! I repeat ...Useless Eaters ...

If I was wrong & this was only a few top #Tories who were knowingly pushing people to Starvation ,Suicide & Death with their #Cuts
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