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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.
#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
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.
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." @Devi Sridhar https://t.co/CP4ma7Sd9E
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
"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
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 @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-...
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?
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.