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Chief Exec @bestforbritain, co-host @ohgodwhatnowpod & @bunker_pod, cross-party activist, internationalist, xenophile, humanist, vegan, FCMA/CGMA
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13 Mar
Our Prime Minister has behaved poorly towards women. And has made some dreadful comments about us. 🧡 πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
In β€˜96, while he was a journalist for the Telegraph, Johnson wrote a piece reviewing β€œthe hot totty" of women at a conference. His words:
"The unanimous opinion is that what has been called the 'Tottymeter' reading is higher than at any Labour Party conference in living memory”
He also notoriously pinned a Pirelli calendar to his desk, which featured nude photography, even tho female colleagues complained.
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20 Dec 20
I am full of rage. I can’t bear the mistakes this nasty, incompetent government keeps making.

It chose not to fight the virus, but to try and live with it. It’s no surprise therefore that the mutation almost certainly happened on these shores not elsewhere.
The government has spent the year pandering to its libertarian flank, themselves unrepresentative of the vast majority of Brits who favoured lockdown.

They put up the false binary of choosing between lives and livelihoods. And ultimately failed us on both.
I am so angry. It didn’t have to be like this. We are an island. We should’ve locked down hard, and fast.
We should’ve implemented testing sooner and better. And secured our borders with proper testing at airports and ports, followed by quarantining and retesting.
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10 Dec 20
Almost a year ago to the day, Johnson swept to an 80 seat victory in the #GE2019 and then declared β€œget ready for Brexit”.

We now know he meant β€œget ready for no deal Brexit”.

He’s failed Britain. He’s limiting our ambitions. He’s reducing our influence.
The popular vote rejected Brexit last year. More people voted for anti Brexit parties than pro, but our fptp voting system bastardises electoral outcomes meaning election outcomes are a poor reflection of what voters actually want. Johnson and Farage exploited that.
Labour and Lib Dems didn’t.
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15 Nov 20
There are currently 1,344,356 known cases of #covid19 in the UK, andΒ 51,766Β people have died.

The UK is the first country in Europe to pass the 50,000 milestone, and only the fifth countryΒ in the world to do so after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
Our population is much smaller than those countries and according to John Hopkins University, we have the 4th worst per capita deaths from covid in the world
So there can be no mistaking that out government has failed Britain badly.
It has no plan beyond lurching from lockdown to a tier system that has already proven unsuccessful. The vaccine escape route is at least a year off.
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12 Aug 20
I am unbearably sad and angry for young people.
Exam grade chaos, a horrendous U.K. economic outlook (worse than for most big economies) and a jobs bloodbath.

Previously they’d have had the right to work in 27 other countries.

But their FoM has been stolen from them.
The VERY least this negligent Cummings regime could do for them, is to secure British access to the Erasmus scheme, giving young Brits access to work experience and study abroad.

bestforbritain.org/new_poll_brits…
We risk creating a lost generation, who are uncompetitive in the world, who lack access to skills and training, and who will come to resent those who foisted this situation upon them.

Politicians can’t be allowed to neglect future voters like this
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31 Jul 20
According to a new @CBItweets poll of its members out today, 75 percent of businesses said they were either very or moderately concerned that a deal with the EU has not been reached.
21 percent said they are less prepared for Brexit now than they were in January, with that figure rising to 27 percent for manufacturers.
And @cbicarolyn says β€œWhat’s clear from this wide-ranging survey is that the majority of firms have neither the time nor resources to prepare for a non-negotiated EU exit,”
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26 Jul 20
Interestingly, my timeline has exploded with support for Layla Moran over Ed Davey in the last few days, and just before ballot papers are issued at the end of this week.

Most citing being at 6% in the polls under Davey as interim for the past 7 months, as the reason.
Whomever wins, it’s crucial they work properly with Labour and the other opposition parties now, to build trust ahead of 2024 when an electoral pact is necessary.
I’ve been banging on about a progressive alliance since coalition, and am glad to hear more people in both LDs and Labour coming around to the idea.
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