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Jun 21 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ The Tories were once a mass-membership party representing the middle class and ordinary British businesses. Now the Tory elite serves only itself and its super-rich paymasters. They have no vested interest in either democracy or the laws and rules that limit their power. 2/ The Tory elite is wholly detached from ordinary society. They do not see themselves as fortunate members of ordinary society, but as the (mostly) poor relatives of their super-rich paymasters. This makes them wide open to corruption.
Jun 19 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ Since I switched to tweeting a lot about Ukraine I've lost about 600 followers instead of gaining about 1400 a month, and there is far less interest in my tweets. It's a depressing reflection of the little English mentality of many Remainers and opposition folk. 2/ The British and Western public turned their backs on Ukraine in 2014, and on Putin and Assad's crimes in Syria. That wilful blindness led to the present disastrous war. If the public fails to show interest in Ukraine now, then something far worse is likely to follow.
Jun 14 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ The emissary from #NaziRussia

"The rabble of Gondor and its deluded allies shall withdraw at once beyond the Anduin, first taking oaths never again to to assail Sauron the Great in arms, open or secret. All lands east of Anduin shall be Sauron's for ever, solely." 2/ West of the Anduin as far as the Misty Mountains and the Gap of Rohan shall be tributary to Mordor, and men there shall bear no weapons, but shall have leave to govern their own affairs..."
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Jun 14 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ In Blair's day political commentators were getting in a tizz over 'spin'. Brexit & Trump brought in something new and vastly more dangerous - the politics of the big Goebbelsian lie. We see it with Johnson, and Davis' 'Remainer Brexit' and we see it with Putin and Lavrov. 2/ Hannah Arendt, one of the foremost analysts of the rise of Nazism warned that lies destroy democracy. The political right today is dominated by kleptofascism - kleptocrats and their political and journalistic minions using fascist themes and techniques to seize and hold power. Image
Jun 14 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ Russia is the perfect example of a kleptofascist state. It is a hideous combination of criminal kleptocracy, and fascist hate, lies, tyranny, rabid nationalism, and brutal military aggression.

But make no mistake, the forces of kleptofascism are hard at work in the West. 2/ It is no accident that the super-rich libertarians and their political and media minions have allied with the fascists and bigots. The libertarians know that no democracy will give them their ultra-free market paradise. So their goal is to destroy democracy.
Jun 11 4 tweets 1 min read
Not for one second since the referendum has Labour opposed Brexit. That failure has left the debate dominated by Brexiters, and even so, Brexit lost majority support as early as 2017, and has become gradually more unpopular ever since then. The question that might be asked is how would support for Brexit have gone, and how would it go, if every TV debate about Brexit had to pit a Brexiter against a pro-European, rather than presenting two Brexiters? Would that have made, and would it make Brexit more popular?
Jun 10 11 tweets 2 min read
I follow about 37k people, I'd guess about 90% are Remainers. When I look at their latest tweets there is hardly anything about Ukraine.

This is disastrous. It betrays the Ukrainian people. It helps Putin and the enemies of democracy.

Why are so many people so blind? The collective failure of Remainers to offer effective support to Ukraine on Twitter speaks of the depressing parochialism which dominates British political culture. We, for the most part, seem to have learnt nothing from the catastrophic 1938 betrayal of Czechoslovakia.
Jun 3 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ There is still far too little support for Ukraine from Remainers and UK opposition folk on Twitter. We and the Ukrainians share a common struggle to defend democracy. But they are putting their lives on the line and we are campaigning in safety.
#StandWithUkraine 2/ If Putin can claim victory in Ukraine then the forces opposed to democracy will receive a massive boost. If he is soundly beaten then democracy will have delivered a mighty blow against its enemies. The struggle for democracy must know no borders. Ukraine is the frontline.
May 23 4 tweets 1 min read
- @Kasparov63 writes:

"The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth."

Putin, Trump and Johnson all employ this tactic. It is as if they have been reading the same propaganda manual. If you annihilate truth then you destroy people's power to make reasoned political judgements. You create uncertainty, distrust, anger and apathy. You drive people into the crude emotional politics of fear, hate, tribalism & the craving for a strong leader. You destroy democracy
May 23 7 tweets 2 min read
1/ I've been criticising Remainers for not showing enough support for Ukraine on Twitter. One example, Ukrainian groups were organising protests in London. It was like getting blood out of stone to get Remainers to retweet and share their message. 2/ A lot of people don't get that I'm talking about an aggregate of about 35k people that I follow, and think I'm personally insulting them. No! It isn't all about you!
May 21 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm very depressed by the lack of interest most Remainers on Twitter are showing in the war in Ukraine. So little solidarity with the Ukrainians who are defending our democracy.

Little English parochialism was one of the causes of Brexit. It seems to have infected many Remainers If I tweet the same old stuff about Brexit I get lots of tweet interactions and lots more followers. If I tweet about Ukraine I get very few interactions & lose followers. Very few of those I follow seem to be engaging with tweets by the main Ukrainian and pro-Ukrainian accounts.
May 12 5 tweets 1 min read
1/ The idea that Brexit will result in a buccaneering Global Britain is as deluded as Putin's fantasy that the Ukrainians would welcome the Russians with open arms.

Both are delusions resulting from a nation's inability to abandon the narcissistic pleasure of imperial grandeur. 2/ Imperialism very frequently has a catastrophic effect on the imperial power as it declines, as like drug addicts a large part of the ruling class and population have become hooked on the narcissistic supply of imperial power and glory, and cannot cope with normal nationhood.
Mar 15 6 tweets 1 min read
1/ Western supporters and apologists for Putin's aggression systematically ignore the views of the majority of people in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. They treat those people like colonialists treated 'natives', as politically inexistent. Their attitude is essentially imperialist. 2/ When the far-right & 'antiwar' left talk about NATO expansion, they totally deny the agency or even the political existence of the majority of people in Eastern Europe. They don't disagree with those people, they erase them from political existence. This is discursive genocide
Feb 25 7 tweets 1 min read
1/ Putin's war against democracy began in earnest in 2005 when he responded to the Colour Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine not with support, but by trying to ensure nothing similar could happen in Russia. 2/ In 2011 the Arab Spring showed Putin the threat social media posed to rulers like him. But it also showed him how he could use it as a weapon.

In Syria, Putin drew a red line in Syrian blood to stop the tide of revolution.
Feb 24 5 tweets 1 min read
Owen Jones is repeating the imperialist argument that Eastern European countries should have diminished sovereignty and shouldn't be allowed to join an alliance to protect themselves, because they're in Russia's backyard.

Leftists defending Russian imperialism! What next. The scummy apologists for Putin's fascist aggression and Russian imperialism must be wholly driven out of politics and the MSM. They are as bad as the creeps who stood up for Hitler until the start of WW2.
Feb 23 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ People are using the Ukraine crisis to bash the Tories, which is fine. But we must not forget that it is the Ukrainians who are threatened with war; with bombing, shelling, death, injury and homelessness. They must come first. So please promote
#StandWithUkraine protests. 2/ JOIN protests in London in support of Ukraine (If you can't join then pls retweet)
#StandWithUkraine

THU 24 Feb 5pm outside Downing Street - fb.me/e/4UV2tmwB4

Saturday, 26 Feb 12.00 at Russian Embassy - fb.me/e/1boWP85VJ
Via @londonmaidan
Feb 23 4 tweets 2 min read
There are further protests against Russian aggression tomorrow and Saturday. Please give them publicity. Far too many of us are acting as if Ukraine is a far away country of which we know little and care even less. It's an attitude which makes me want to vomit.
#StandWithUkraine Image People are using the Ukraine crisis to bash the Tories, which is fine. But we must not forget that it is the Ukrainians who are threatened with war; with bombing, shelling, death, injury and homelessness. They must come first.
#StandWithUkraine
Feb 17 5 tweets 2 min read
I think referendums should be banned in England just as they are in Germany. A large part of English society, and even of the political and media elite can't understand the distinction between democracy and dictatorship of the majority. The Brexit elite used the referendum as the Nazis used referendums, as a battering ram to weaken democratic and legal checks on government power, demonising opponents and judges as enemies of the "Will of the People". ImageImageImageImage
Feb 15 8 tweets 2 min read
1/ Brexit Myth - The 2019 election showed Brexit's popularity.

Reality - In the 2019 election 2nd referendum parties gained a clear majority of the popular vote, despite Corbyn, a poor Labour campaign and a wretchedly bad LibDem campaign. 2/ Brexit Myth - Labour was hammered for opposing Brexit.

Reality - Since the referendum Labour has never opposed Brexit. It's electoral failures since then were not brought about by its opposing Brexit.
Feb 12 4 tweets 2 min read
I utterly loathe Corbyn, Milne and Murray for serving as Kremlin stooges, constantly striving to deflect attention away from the aggression and war crimes of Russia and its allies. They are fake antiwar campaigners - frauds collaborating with Putin's kleptofascist imperialism. Inspite of my loathing for Corbyn I've voted Labour in the last two elections. Such was the appalling lack of realistic choice offered to British voters under FPTP.
Feb 9 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ Rees-Mogg is now Minister for Brexit opportunities. I guess they include his dream of slashing environmental and safety standards, Patel’s hope to slash social and employment protection, and Hannan's dream of privatising the NHS. ImageImageImage 2/ Raab, Patel, Truss and Kwarteng will be hoping their 'Britannia Unchained' dream of Asian low taxes and an Asian work ethic will come true. What they want, of course, is a tax haven for the rich and a deregulated sweatshop for the rest. Image