Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla)

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Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer.

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/carolecadwalladr

2012-07-28 14:06:01

THREAD: Takeaway messages from our  @Independent SAGE weekly briefing today. (TLDR: cases going up but slowly, act now, ditch central test and trace system, go local and drive cases down for opening schools) 1/9

We are LIVE! Please join us for our weekly briefing either here on Twitter or on YouTube. Prof  @Christina Pagel is updating us on latest figures &  @Andy Burnham will be joining us at 1.50pm to discuss situation on the ground in Manchester. This week we are focusing on Test & Trace

I am so pleased that  @RT UK is now marked as ‘Russia state-affiliated media’ so that we can now see how closely the Kremlin’s talking points & agenda align with Nigel Farage’s

“I sympathise with their frustration at seeing these scenes.”
 
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a record number of migrants were intercepted crossing the #EnglishChannel on Thursday.

“I sympathise with their frustration at seeing these scenes.” UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a record number of migrants were intercepted crossing the  #EnglishChannel on Thursday.

It’s ok. I’m sure the  @TaxPayers' Alliance Taxpayers’ Alliance are on it, am I right  @Shahmir Sanni?

If you want to know where £100m of your tax payer money went, and why Pestfix are trying to block the  @The Good Law Project - please write to them to make sure they know about how much we care about transparency with public funds.

After a 3-month FOI battle we reveal that the energy minister met major Tory donor and Aquind director Alexander Temerko. A month later the department for business declared Aquind’s £1.2bn project “nationally significant”.  @George Greenwood & myself https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/energy-minister-met-russian-donor-alexander-temerko-despite-warni...

Latest files in WhatsApp/NSO case: WhatsApp demanding NSO comply with discovery requests despite NSO appealing latest decision by judge that allows case to proceed. Among documents requested: all info about creation of WhatsApp accounts that were later used to target 1,400 users

My new book Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics is out today! 

What started as a phone call with @AdamRamsay in early 2017 has become an actual book. Can't quite believe it. (To celebrate here's a wee thread)

My new book Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics is out today! https://amzn.to/30zzLam What started as a phone call with  @Adam Ramsay in early 2017 has become an actual book. Can't quite believe it. (To celebrate here's a wee thread)

@Independent SAGE lays out why pushing to zero is best strategy for economy & health. Those advocating ‘herd immunity’ should explain exactly how it will work, how health services will cope, advice for re-opening schools & workplaces & level of acceptable death/illness.

Spoiler: they were the wrong kind of masks. The problem with this government isn’t just that it is grossly grossly corrupt. It is also grossly grossly incompetent

The second is that, apparently, Government was prepared to enter into a £252m contract – the largest we have yet seen for the purchase of PPE – with a £100 company owned by an adviser to Liz Truss (although, see above, you’re not allowed to know that anymore). /10

The second is that, apparently, Government was prepared to enter into a £252m contract – the largest we have yet seen for the purchase of PPE – with a £100 company owned by an adviser to Liz Truss (although, see above, you’re not allowed to know that anymore). /10

Until the sectarian warlords and holdovers from the civil war leave the scene and allow the many capable civil servants and technocrats who still remain to get a grip on the situation, Lebanon’s tragedy is unlikely to be alleviated. https://on.ft.com/2PoSaQN

QAnon is a dangerous conspiracy theory whose adherents claim, among other things, that the world is controlled by a politically powerful group of child sex traffickers. And yet Facebook continues to allow this ideology on its site: https://www.adl.org/blog/hateful-and-conspiratorial-groups-on-facebook  #StopHateForProfit

So many people helped with this: teams at  @UCLH are doing extraordinary work combing research & care. Healthcare staff finding ingenious work-arounds to so many new problems. Worth bearing in mind that we still do not have an adequate testing or contact tracing system

Tonight at 9pm we’ll be watching @BBCOne #survivingthevirus with @xandvt at @CNWLNHS and @DoctorChrisVT from @HTropDis here at UCLH helping during the peak of the #pandemic
🙏 our patients & staff for sharing important stories about #Covid_19 at such a difficult time💙

Tonight at 9pm we’ll be watching  @BBC One  #survivingthevirus with  @Dr Xand van Tulleken 🏳️‍🌈 at  @CNWL NHS FT and  @Chris van Tulleken 🏳️‍🌈 from  @The HTD here at UCLH helping during the peak of the  #pandemic 🙏 our patients & staff for sharing important stories about  #Covid_19 at such a difficult time💙

11 yrs ago, I returned to Lebanon where I’d lived previously to write one of those ‘Beirut so hip’ articles. It *was* breathtakingly hip. Also: breathtakingly corrupt. Looking at the images of a city destroyed, I can’t help think: this is where it leads. This is the road we’re on

11 yrs ago, I returned to Lebanon where I’d lived previously to write one of those ‘Beirut so hip’ articles. It *was* breathtakingly hip. Also: breathtakingly corrupt. Looking at the images of a city destroyed, I can’t help think: this is where it leads. This is the road we’re on

Geordie Grieg, editor of the Daily Mail, helped Evgeny Lebedev (pictured, left) whose peerage is praised in this article buy the Evening Standard, then become his editor, and still sits on the Standard’s board of directors.

MAIL EXCLUSIVE: Russian envoy’s chilling warning #TomorrowsPapersToday

MAIL EXCLUSIVE: Russian envoy’s chilling warning  #TomorrowsPapersToday

This appears pretty unsalvageable. I'm struggling to wrap my head around how they would make up for the lost capacity. The regional food and aid chain will have to be reconfigured. I imagine some smart people are on it, but whatever they come up with, it'll be super vulnerable.

This appears pretty unsalvageable. I'm struggling to wrap my head around how they would make up for the lost capacity. The regional food and aid chain will have to be reconfigured. I imagine some smart people are on it, but whatever they come up with, it'll be super vulnerable. https://twitter.com/tobiaschneider/status/1290716494528155648

Solidarity & 💕 to the Lebanese this morning. 25 years ago I was living in Beirut as it struggled to recover from civil war. So many struggles since. But this is overwhelming. A tiny country with >1 million refugees. Years of corruption had left it on point of economic collapse

This is devastating. Lebanon was already spiralling, in the midst of a political and currency crisis with accelerating COVID-19 cases. People were going hungry - and that's the city's largest grain elevator right there.

This is devastating. Lebanon was already spiralling, in the midst of a political and currency crisis with accelerating COVID-19 cases. People were going hungry - and that's the city's largest grain elevator right there.

The Senate has the power to turn him down. The Germans have the power to refuse him. Time to use these powers.

Indeed. Pass on my congratulations to the Russian ambassador

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