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8. “If you’re surprised by the rise of the right, you weren’t paying attention” @Gary Younge “Populist nationalists leads the way on intn'l political cooperation” @Elif Şafak / Elif Shafak "We built a psychological warfare tool" to hollow out democracies @Christopher Wylie 🏳️🌈
"If you're interested, & I'll fund it somehow, I think you're the perfect guy, what we'd like to do is help knit together a populist nationalist movement throughout the world." Bannon talking to @Nigel Farage re alliance with Orban, Sisi, Modi & Duterte.
1. Orwell’s 1984 opens with Winston Smith writing in his diary about a film he’s seen. “One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Med. Audience much amused”. Responding to #Farage’s “shocking invasion” tweet, someone suggested sinking the dinghy.
I’ve seen it all now. A group of Tory MPs write to a Tory Health Secretary trying to blame me for a decision which their own Tory Government made. So self-serving to politicise a serious public health issue like this. Not sure it merits a response but I will send one later.
Why do boundaries matter? In Westminster they often decide who wins. As the ward boundaries move, the reds win control of our fictional town council, then the blues win it, even though nobody changes their vote. We want to change this, join us here: https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/join-the-movement/
Every penny this hero raised for the NHS has been lost to Liz Truss' mate who has a company worth £100 on paper.... Let that sink in. #PPEcorruption
All you need to do is log on to Twitter at 6pm on Monday 10th August and head to the @The Good Law Project account where it will be streamed live. But if you do want a gentle reminder on the day, sign up to the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ppe-procurement-fiasco-live-panel-discussion-tickets-116001217765
. @Adam Wagner Simple answer - YES! An extremely important thread from @Jo Maugham QC which exposes the lack of transparency & pitiful procurement practices where our public money is going to HMG's cronies https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1291244082145177600
Andrew Mills. He’s an advisor to the Board of Trade but you’re not allowed to know that any more. After we started talking about him the Board of Trade stopped publishing its members. But you can still see them on the Web Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20190724044659/https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/board-of-trade /2
Hungarian Parliament passes bill that gives PM Orbán unlimited power & proclaims: - State of emergency w/o time limit - Rule by decree - Parliament suspended - No elections - Spreading fake news + rumors: up to 5 yrs in prison - Leaving quarantine: up to 8 yrs in prison #COVID19
This is horseshit. Lying POS the pair of them. I have no idea who this is I do not care. Trying to gloss this corruption is despicable
Imagine if you signed a massive contract in your job, having dismissed all calls from colleagues who wanted to examine it more closely. Then, nine months later, you start whining about having missed crucial stuff in the ‘fine print’. Your feet wouldn’t touch the ground.
This #covid19 graphic is gutting Lockdown *instantly* flattened the curve for #Toronto's richest/whitest areas. For poorest/most racialized (top 2 lines), it kept rising Today in @Toronto Star, we dug into @Toronto Public Health data to unearth this & more 1/3 https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/08/02/lockdown-worked-for-the-rich-but-not-for-the-poor-the-un...