Claire Keohane (@ClaireKeohane)

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Kernow

2011-07-30 09:40:42

I retweeted this y’day but retweeting it again today. The peerage list is an inflection point. The old rules are dead. Decency, shame, accountability. We the press, public & parliament need to take serious stock. This is a Trumpian moment. Johnson has changed politics. So must we

Serco received 108 million for 12 weeks of contact tracing and possibility of 408 million pound extension.

Just had this email from @PHE_uk.

Asking me to work 12h shifts assessing new COVID tests. 

Unpaid. 

Meanwhile SERCO contact tracers pick up £14/h (of taxpayer money) doing nothing all day everyday. 

Maybe start paying scientists doing CRUCIAL & highly skilled labour a wage?!

Just had this email from  @Public Health England. Asking me to work 12h shifts assessing new COVID tests. Unpaid. Meanwhile SERCO contact tracers pick up £14/h (of taxpayer money) doing nothing all day everyday. Maybe start paying scientists doing CRUCIAL & highly skilled labour a wage?!

The actions of authoritarian leaders are an urgent political issue for the UK, writes  @Paul Mason https://www.newstatesman.com/international/politics/2020/07/why-actions-authoritarian-leaders-are-ur...

Grayling was, obviously, supposed to keep a lid on the Russia Report until *after* the KGB colonel’s son & the oligarch’s bagman had been put in the Lords. But no matter. Left with a choice between looking corrupt & not looking corrupt, Johnson has once again been true to form.

"The government is turning a lot of its fire power now onto the public, with draconian surveillance measures now it looks like are being put in place, but it's not playing its part which is to make sure that public health systems are effective."

@AllysonPollock, #IndependentSAGE

"The government is turning a lot of its fire power now onto the public, with draconian surveillance measures now it looks like are being put in place, but it's not playing its part which is to make sure that public health systems are effective."  @Allyson Pollock,  #IndependentSAGE

How are Trump and Johnson, Cambridge Analytica and Palantir, Covid and election-meddling linked?  @Carole Cadwalladr Hours before... https://www.undercovid.org/articles/palantir

A second wave? Or a resurgence of the first? Please join Independent SAGE for our weekly science briefing at 11.30am tomorrow. We will analyse this week’s figures, compare the 4 nations & answer questions from press & public. All welcome!

Let me get this straight. Different households cannot meet in each other’s homes, but those same households can meet each other in the pub? 🤔 This is beyond parody.

Our civil liberties are on brink. This is not a drill. There is no excuse for snatching women off the street and throwing them into unmarked vans. To not protect our rights is to give them away. It is our responsibility to resist authoritarianism.

BREAKING: We're receiving reports that at least one protester was abducted off the streets today by unmarked “officers” — this time in New York City.

These dangerous, abusive, and indefensible actions must stop. Law enforcement must be held accountable.

BREAKING: We're receiving reports that at least one protester was abducted off the streets today by unmarked “officers” — this time in New York City. These dangerous, abusive, and indefensible actions must stop. Law enforcement must be held accountable.

Three things that have shocked me the most in the past few months ⬇️ 1. The staggering levels of corruption in UK, at all levels. 2. Our leaders' indifference to national suffering. 3. That the above points have become normalized, and not criminalized.

In June 2018 the then defence secretary Gavin Williamson promised that 50 Afghan interpreters who had served with British troops on the front line in Helmand would be granted visas for themselves & their families. 2 have been allowed to come to Britain so far.

Is there a more tragic sight than Oxford educated James Dellingpole, roaming supermarket to supermarket hoping to be ejected for not wearing a mask, and being squarely ignored at every turn.

BREAKING: Boris Johnson launches new cycling initiative after six-month trial of constant backpedalling.

Do NOT let supermarket staff take your temperature by scanning your forehead, it actually erases your memory. I went in the supermarket for lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber and came out with chocolate and wine instead.

This chap’s been more blot than copybook for months. When sycophancy to a dishonest PM is prioritised over standards in public life, we all lose. And when the PM’s closest aide is allowed to treat rules with contempt, there are no standards to be held to. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/robert-jenrick-claimed-100-000-expenses-for-third-home-0szhp8lzh

It's been a year of repeated failures, daft slogans and 'world beating' incompetence. You've failed on coronavirus, Brexit, Huawei, Russia, the NHS, the "union" of the United Kingdom and leadership. It would help if you told the truth, because you are widely distrusted.

A year ago, I stood on the steps of Downing Street and pledged to get Brexit done, and unite and level up the country.
 
It’s been a year of extraordinary and unprecedented challenges. But I believe we can be proud of our country and what we’ve achieved together 🇬🇧

A year ago, I stood on the steps of Downing Street and pledged to get Brexit done, and unite and level up the country. It’s been a year of extraordinary and unprecedented challenges. But I believe we can be proud of our country and what we’ve achieved together 🇬🇧

Dominic Cummings has just taken charge of all government data. What could possibly go wrong?

Dominic Cummings has just taken charge of all government data. What could possibly go wrong?

Every word of this is the truth...

Every word of this is the truth...

Every single MP worth their salt should have been saying this. Every single one - no exceptions.  @David Lammy deserves so much respect for doing so when others parroted the 'respect for democracy' nonsense.

Every word of this is the truth...

Every word of this is the truth...

Thank you for all your support - it makes the world of difference to our work. We are so nearly there, so please retweet to help us with the final push!  #IndependentSAGE  @Sir David King

Today, Independent SAGE is launching a crowdfunder to support our work. 

Prof @ReicherStephen explains why we continue to speak out. 

We believe the number of people dying is both avoidable & unacceptable. 

Thank you 🙏

Today, Independent SAGE is launching a crowdfunder to support our work. Prof  @Stephen Reicher explains why we continue to speak out. We believe the number of people dying is both avoidable & unacceptable. Thank you 🙏 https://gf.me/u/yf7jxg

Watching the Murdoch documentary. Tony Blair schmoozing on his yacht is embarrassing. All our Prime Ministers have been terrified of Murdoch. Murdoch was terrified of Corbyn. That alone should have won him the election.

The local public health teams identify 99% of the contacts of those they test. But they don’t get data from those tested by Deloitte. And Serco have managed only 59000 contacts in 6 weeks ie <1 contact per tracer per fortnight. A £10 billion shambles.

Exclusive: Leak reveals test and trace system is failing in major outbreak sparking a scramble by health chiefs this weekend: 
 #TomorrowsPapersToday

Exclusive: Leak reveals test and trace system is failing in major outbreak sparking a scramble by health chiefs this weekend: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-test-and-trace-uk-blackburn-darwen-contacts-nh...  #TomorrowsPapersToday

Why do we have to put up with this Serco, Deloitte, Lighthouse Lab, McKinsey nonsense which has messed up the creation of a Find Test Trace Isolate Support public health shield? Just move resources to regional Health Protection Teams, local authority public health + GPs. Period.

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