Si Jewell (@dev_anscharius)

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Software developer. DDD, CQRS & event sourcing everywhere! Remainer / rejoiner. Brexit was always a stupid idea and getting more stupid by the day.

Pamber Green

2012-04-26 10:11:16

🚨🇪🇺🇬🇧🚛🤦‍♂️🚨 UK chemical industry warns of £1bn cost to duplicate EU regime - this a worrying example of “all pain, no obvious gain” result that flows from pursuing a super-sovereigntist  #brexit. Stay with me. 1/thread. https://www.ft.com/content/a1c4a5dc-f627-4689-97ae-909d4aaf6162

How relevant is this to both the UK and US right now

"If you want to rip the heart out of a democracy directly, if you want to go right at it and kill it, what you do is you go after facts.” #tbt to @TimothyDSnyder explaining how modern authoritarians take over

"If you want to rip the heart out of a democracy directly, if you want to go right at it and kill it, what you do is you go after facts.”  #tbt to  @Timothy Snyder explaining how modern authoritarians take over

#over50s
Whoever wrote this has a point

 #over50s Whoever wrote this has a point

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

1. Weeks after Russia report warned of Russia's dangerous, growing influence, Boris Johnson rewards his patron & newspaper editor, Lebedev, with a peerage giving him direct lifetime access to Britain's power networks. It's a gigantic stuff-you to the country.

Evgeny Lebedev & Claire Fox in the Lords.. At this stage it does matter if you’re Conservative or liberal - you’ve lost. Britain is now sold to Putin cronies & powered by Koch funded toxic Spike culture war. This is not my country anymore. What’s more it’s not yours either.

No one would argue with putting in place local action to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. But announcing measures affecting potentially millions of people late at night on Twitter is a new low for the government’s communications during this crisis.

If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attention | Carole Cadwalladr https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/26/with-facebook-we-are-already-through-the-looki...

If you talk like a Russian asset & walk like a Russian asset, it doesn’t matter what your motivations are, you are a Russian asset. Boris Johnson’s response to  #RussiaReport reveals a huge national security problem: his name is Boris Johnson. My latest: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/26/the-russia-report-shows-we-have-a-security-pro...

There were 123 #COVID19 deaths in the UK yesterday, all in England

On the day lockdown was announced, there had been 55 deaths

Yet today, people are going to gyms without masks!

“[It seems they] are content with a certain level of death." @devisridhar

There were 123  #COVID19 deaths in the UK yesterday, all in England On the day lockdown was announced, there had been 55 deaths Yet today, people are going to gyms without masks! “[It seems they] are content with a certain level of death."  @Devi Sridhar https://t.co/CP4ma7Sd9E

12/. On 8 March, I stumbled into the  #COVID19 scandal & have been up to my neck in it ever since. It was clear that the country was taking the wrong path. We knew They knew They knew we knew And yet they carried on. I call it the  #HerdImmunityScandal.

This tweet was taken down from the House of Commons Twitterfeed ‘because of concerns about impartiality’. It is a fact. Something the government seems to have a problem with.

This tweet was taken down from the House of Commons Twitterfeed ‘because of concerns about impartiality’. It is a fact. Something the government seems to have a problem with.

We have now heard back from lawyers for Michael Gove on the lucrative contract he gave to long-time associates of his and Dominic Cummings. They make no attempt to defend the legality of their client's actions. It's as if he thinks himself above the law. https://rebrand.ly/above-law

Dictionary discovery of the day: ‘empleomania’ (19th century) is the manic desire to hold public office, at whatever cost.

And on EHIC cards, see https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36461683: Vote Leave “claims it would be in the EU's interests to continue this [the EHIC] arrangement as the UK has given more to other EU countries in medical costs than it has got back, and to suggest otherwise was ‘scaremongering’.”

A reminder of Vote Leave’s promise. “We will have a new UK-EU Treaty based on free trade and friendly cooperation. There is a European free trade zone from Iceland to the Russian border and we will be part of it.” (http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/briefing_newdeal.html)

TELEGRAPH FRONT: Britain close to abandoning hope of Brexit trade deal #TomorrowsPapersToday

TELEGRAPH FRONT: Britain close to abandoning hope of Brexit trade deal  #TomorrowsPapersToday

"This is actually a threat to our democracy."

Dominic Grieve says the UK should have investigated whether Russia interfered in the 2016 EU referendum, as there were "clear signs" of this happening in other electoral processes "from 2014 onwards".

Latest:

"This is actually a threat to our democracy." Dominic Grieve says the UK should have investigated whether Russia interfered in the 2016 EU referendum, as there were "clear signs" of this happening in other electoral processes "from 2014 onwards". Latest: https://trib.al/eLVRV6s

Number 10 spox: "We haven't seen any evidence of successful interference in EU referendum." Journalist: "Nor have you looked for any. The whole point is nobody has looked. The question is why haven't you looked, then you can answer that question in a more convincing manner."

Russia Report- The New York Times It raised a fundamental question: Who is protecting the country’s democratic system? “No one is,” was the answer given by the authors. MI5.⁉️. MI6⁉️. No one⁉️ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/world/europe/uk-russia-report.html

This is a huge deal. At the end of the transition period, the Amazon marketplace will effectively no longer allow you to continue stocking in the UK and selling into Europe (or vice versa) as you do today. https://tamebay.com/2020/07/amazon-fba-brexit-bombshell-efn-and-pan-european-fba-ends-for-uk.html

EXPOSED: The Secret Elite Group Worth £50 Billion Funding the Tory Party @PeterKGeoghegan

EXPOSED: The Secret Elite Group Worth £50 Billion Funding the Tory Party  @Peter Geoghegan

This is a massive scandal, perhaps the biggest so far under this government. The secret, under-the-counter contracts given to really weird companies to deliver PPE and other pandemic services. It needs more exposure. Please RT and circulate. Thanks. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/15/coronavirus-contracts-government-transparency-...

'If you won't approve my conduct as ethical I'll get a Head of Ethics who will.' https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/15/civil-servant-in-charge-of-bullying-inquiry-into-pr...

400m customs declarations at an average cost of £32.50. £13 BILLION I make that. £13bn in costs to UK biz that simply doesn’t exist today. Where does that go? Higher prices? Fewer jobs? Less production? Who pays for this?

Tory MP Owen Paterson is paid £100,000 a year by Randox Laboratories to work for them as a "consultant". The govt awarded Randox a £133m contract to analyze covid test kits without putting it out to tender. Welcome to the UK

Another layer of mystery to Dominic Cummings’s relationship with the data science firm now creaming off millions of pounds of government contracts. Cummings’s private company used Faculty for a £250k contract in 2018/19. Doing what? Neither party will say https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/12/revealed-dominic-cummings-firm-paid-vote-leaves-ai-...

Yesterday we issued proceedings in the High Court against  @Michael Gove. You can read those proceedings, which allege both breaches of procurement law and apparent bias in the grant of a lucrative contract to longtime associates of Mr Cummings, here: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/a-river-to-my-people/

So why do so many public contracts end up with friends of Dominic Cummings?  @The Good Law Project is judicially reviewing the grant of a lucrative, backdated, public affairs contract, granted on a handshake, with no competition, to old mates of his. https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/a-river-to-my-people/

The EU's Brexit guidance makes for a sobering read & puts the blame for the coming shock squarely on the British govt. This is a *must read* for every single UK citizen, every business, every traveller... | Anthony Robinson  @Byline Times  @Best for Britain #OneCrisisAtATime https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/eu-launches-its-own-shock-and-awe-campaign-early/

Michel Barnier has now replied to that ERG letter led by Mark Francois.

...and there are some lovely bits of dry humour in this reply. Enjoy. 2

Michel Barnier has now replied to that ERG letter led by Mark Francois. ...and there are some lovely bits of dry humour in this reply. Enjoy.

Angela Merkel: “You cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation...the limits of Populism are being laid bare.”

Angela Merkel: “You cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation...the limits of Populism are being laid bare.”

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