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The Lebanese have been robbed blind for years. At end of last year, they finally had enough. Nothing was working. Mass protests took to streets. But it was too late. And now a vast modern city is in ruins facing a perilous future. So..how late is too late?https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/beirut-explosion-news-lebanon-corruption-deaths-latest-a9655286...
Nobody knows. Nobody is pressing Serco for answers. Parliament has gone on holiday. If Labour is holding the govt to account on this, I missed it. Test & trace is entire foundation of our entire virus suppression strategy. AND IT DOESN’T WORK
Prediction: total shitshow come Sept when public realise implication of what’s happening re schools. It’s why #ZeroCOVID is only game in town & why every day we fail to pursue it is another day wasted. We are approaching failed state level of incompetence https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53638083
Read and share this thread. This is undermining not just the election but the Constitutionally-mandated Postal Service. If Trump can’t control Americs, he intends to break it.
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
The BBC "struck the wrong note" by depicting Sunak as a superhero... what kind of note? Subservient sycophancy to those with power - unthinking bias to the right - let's make this a teachable moment: could they have done the same with Anneliese Dodds?
Niche but important. 2 v serious US investigations into Facebook were precipitated by Cambridge Analytica scandal. SEC has serious powers, it really was possibly that Facebook execs were looking at jail time. But FTC commissioner here suggests a deal was cut...👀👀👀
It’s my opinion Facebook paid $5B to FTC and buried a smaller SEC settlement to avoid Zucka/Sandberg depositions/role in a cover-up (involving insider trading, foreign interference in elections, consumer data harms, etc). Yesterday FTC Commissioner @Rohit Chopra implied same worry.
Very grateful that this brave young man decided to speak to @Channel 4 News about his terrible ordeal it took a lot of guts and we are very happy we were able to share it with all other broadcasters
We've been telling you for YEARS that as a malignant narcissist he will cause chaos, destruction and death, and usher in a kleptofascist pathocracy in America. But we were just mental health professionals, right? What do we know...
Belarus pro-democracy uprising is the story that has everything worth paying attention to, even if you are not into Belarusian affairs.
I wrote this last month. Insight from @Sarah Kendzior @Jason Stanley and @Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Worth reading right now. Trump Lied About the Election He Won. Imagine if He Loses. https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-lied-about-the-election-he-won-imagine-if-he-loses?source=twitte... via @The Daily Beast
International evidence could hardly be more clear: if you control the virus, spending in restaurants, entertainment venues etc bounces back. If not. It doesn’t. @Financial Times tracker https://www.ft.com/content/272354f2-f970-4ae4-a8ae-848c4baf8f4a