12 minutes ago

“Once again, Britain is starting to look in the eyes of the world like an unreliable ally, prone to making and then breaking promises on the wheel of its own political incompetence.

“The truth is that Britain had already become a less attractive place in which to make things, having left the EU single market.”

#Sunak #Tories

It seems that the #BibbyStockholm has now tested 'satisfactory' for the (non)presence of #legionella & repairs have been undertaken to the plumbing...

We can now expect #SuellaBraverman to get the cattle-prod out (again) to force #migrants onto the barge.

The inhumanity of the #Tories continues

PKPs Powerfromspace1
13 hours ago

Via @Supertanskiii _ 🇬🇧 Meat tax, seven bins, barefaced lies, fucking #Truss and a country that’s beyond fucked.

Why is #Sunak doing this? Tufton St? His enormous shares in fossil fuel companies? Shady #Tufton donors having shares in fossil fuel companies?

All of the above?

They’re #Tories r corrupt shithouses.

Antonio Páez
15 hours ago

Just more proof, as if any was needed, of how that horrid person Margaret Thatcher, poisoned the well of all that was good in Great Britain for decades to come.

Her evil legacy perdures.

#ukpolitics #thatcher #murdoch #corruption #conservatives #tories

Marcus Jenkins
16 hours ago

"For a brighter future."

Yup, so bright it's actually on fucking fire.

#climatechange #Tories #torydeathcult #RishiSnake #RishiSunak

PKPs Powerfromspace1
17 hours ago

@Supertanskiii_ #SuperTanskiii UKR What was this chaotic and undemocratic speech really about? Not saving us money, that’s for sure. The leak probably wasn’t accidental nor is the corruption.

They’re panicking.

This is political.

This is letting the world burn for a few votes. Give us an election, you shits.

#Tories #UK #Sunak

22 hours ago

Well OF COURSE he’s getting away with it—he’s a Tory!

I hope the Daily Fail thinks they got a good deal (an “oven ready” deal?), because his columns for them have been steaming heaps of trite shit.

#BorisJohnson #Tories #ACOBA #DailyMail

AutisticMumTo3 She/her 🌈
23 hours ago

Rishi Sunak under pressure after claiming to have ‘scrapped’ net zero measures ‘which never existed’ | The Independent


Raymond Scott Pert
23 hours ago

Britain delays ban on gasoline, diesel vehicle sales to 2035

> The ban on sales of new gas and diesel vehicles will be pushed back five years from its original planned start date in 2030, bringing Britain in step with Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Canada, Sweden and some U.S. states, Sunak said in a speech on Wednesday. #UK #Tories #Sunak #fossilfuels

Britain has pushed back plans to switch to electric cars and vans by five years to 2035 along with a swathe of other measures to decarbonize the country. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
1 day ago

“Well,” thinks Olive, “if Rishi can gad about around the UK in a chopper, surely I can take a 158-seat airplane to New York…”

#Tories #Travel #Waste

1 day ago

‘… the panic that followed Sunak’s decision to scale back key net zero commitments will come as little surprise to No 10. “It’s a massive gamble that has divided the Tory party,” says a senior Conservative. “The village was always going to go mad,” says a government figure. “But that’s not the audience.”’

#Sunak #Tories #ClimateCrisis #NetZero

Generic white guy SysAdmin
1 day ago

@alexprichard Goes to show how weak the party-political polarization various social attitudes have been. #Tories were always more conservative, but seems until recently there was never a marked dichotomy.

1 day ago

“£15bn of public assets sold by English councils since 2010 amid budget shortfalls
An estimated 75,000 assets including community centres, libraries and swimming pools have been sold, thinktank says.” Tory cuts forcing the sale of our assets (probably often to their rich mates). #tories

Andrew Guilford
1 day ago

More people in Wales support the new default 20mph speed limit than oppose it

#20mph #SpeedLimit #Cars #Cyclists #Pedestrians #MarkDrakeford #AndrewRTDavies #Labour #Tories #PlaidCymru #GreenParty #WalesPol #UKPol

Wales' New 20mph Speed Limit

Welsh Voters

To what extent, if at all, do you support or oppose the Welsh Government's decision to impose a default 20mph speed limit on roads where cars mix with pedestrians and cyclists?

All respondents

Strongly support 29%
Support 17%
Oppose 21%
Strongly Oppose 13%
Net Support +12%

2019 Conservative Voters

Strongly support 28%
Support 15%
Oppose 30%
Strongly Oppose 6%
Net support +7%

2019 Labour voters

Strongly support 34%
Support 22%
Oppose 16%
Strongly oppose 17%
Net support +23%

2019 Plaid Cymru voters

Strongly support 29%
Support 17%
Oppose 9%
Strongly oppose 28%
Net support +9%

Graphic excludes "Don't know " and "Neither" responses

Redfield & Wilton Strategies | GB; Wales | 1,172 | 16-17 September
Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
1 day ago

#Jobs #Employment #Benefits #Tories

🚨*Hunt urged to copy Danish benefits system to boost productivity*🚨

The Resolution Foundation believe this will encourage workers to move to better jobs without fear of struggling on benefits if it doesn't work out.

Workers could be encouraged to take lower wages whilst they train for higher skilled jobs, knowing they'll benefit from higher wages in the long-term.

UK benefits are 14% the average wage. The scheme would cost £400m.,more%20risks%20with%20their%20careers.

Engineer training
1 day ago

#uk #rishisunak #tories #green #politics

Disappointed and surprised

Post @ Lewis Goodall  NEW: I’ve seen the agenda for today’s Cabinet RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE -“Delay the off-gas-grid fossil fuel ban until 2035 and relax the requirement from 100% to 80% of households” -“Relax the gas boiler phase-out target in 2035” -“no new energy efficiency regulations on homes”
. Lewis Goodall -“Increase the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant by 50% to £7500” -“Announce the the requirement for all vehicles to have significant zero emission capability in the period 2030-35 is to be removed” Bonfire of green measures...  IN ADDITION agenda says cabinet will commit to -“No edit change measures to reduce carbon emissions” -“Announce that households will not be required to have 7 bins to meet recycling targets” -Commit to no new taxes on passengers to discourage flying.
1 day ago

Your daily reminder that the #Tories are the #ToryPlunderParty

Their low taxes on the rich caused councils to sell £15B in public assets. Gone! For whose benefit?

1 day ago

All this wind means most of our energy came from #renewables yesterday. Just imagine if we could up scales this we could reach 100% renewable energy in a few years. Zero carbon energy by 2030 is doable.

There are so many solutions, we are so close to sustainability.

All we have to do is embrace change (and not obstruct it).

#ukpolitics #energy #sunak #tories #green #uk #wind

ZZ Bottom
1 day ago

#English should be thanking #Tories and #Brexit even more now. More people living in tents means more chances of choosing a place next to the sea.
Damn, forget that the waters around that island are all sewers.

Red Dog
1 day ago

"Vote Tory if you don't give a sh1t about your children's and grandchildren's future" seems a bold move, but you keep being you Rishi...
BBC News - Rishi Sunak delays petrol car ban in major shift on green policies
#ukpolitics #Tories

1 day ago

So it appears that the #Tories have managed to find a PM that is #Johnson & #Truss combined in #Sunak. He is a #liar like Johnson & #incompetent like #Truss...AND they still don't like him? I wonder why that could be???


Northern Ireland we have another option...let's talk about taking it?

The penny has dropped across the UK:

'many are waking up to the reality that they don’t get rich, or even comfortable, by simply working hard: they get rich by being born rich. The social mobility myth is dying – now we must demand an economic settlement that works for all'!

We can thank the #Tories for exposing the skewed & dysfunctional political economy that has shaped Britain for decades, or longer;

as an earlier post suggests:
we see active Govt. as the answer!

The #NHScrisis is being compounded by the failure of the #workforce plan to 'encourage' #nurses into the profession.... I mean why would you apply to be a an underpaid, overstretched nurse who the Govt. has abused & insulted who has to take on a significant student debt for the privilege?

The #Tories plan to wreck public #healthcare continues apace....

You'll notice the problem is actually an English issue, the devolved nations seem to have much less of a problem... hmmm, I wonder why?

Chart: Number of new student nurses down 12% from 2022. Accepted nursing applicants at university ('000).

While the numbers for the 'rest of the UK' reman relatively constance, the English numbers while showing growth from 2019-2021, then drop down again

Interestingly while the #Tories have been trying to shirk the responsibilities of government, #voters have been changing their views about what the state should actually do... the demand for more active government is on the rise.

What this suggests is its not low taxes voters want but competent & effective government.... once again, the Tories are very much on the wrong path (or indeed have demonstrated why their path *is* wrong).


Data from John Curtice's research via the FT

Chart: Public perceptions on the responsibility of the government have changed - UK share of adults replying that the government definitely should.... (2016 & 2022)

In all areas: 'Provide health care for the sick'; 'Provide a decent standard of living for the old'; 'keep prices under control'; 'provide industry with the help it needs to grow'; 'reduce income differences between the rich & the poor'; 'provide a decent standard of loving for the unemployed'; & 'provide a job for everyone who want one', there has been a major increase between 2016 & 2022.
Marcus Jenkins
1 day ago

Nothing says "we love money more than our children" than delaying the introduction of electric vehicles by five years.

#Tories #stopburningstuff #RishiSnake #RishiSunak #stopburningstuff #JustStopOil #bigoil #torycorruption #evs #torydeathcult #climatechange

Rishi Sunak delays petrol car ban in major shift on green policies

Linda Sgoluppi Artist
1 day ago

I'm still in Wales and yesterday on a narrow road was passed by a tanker from a small town heading in the opposite direction to me, A friend who is often on the road said it was a sewerage tanker taking it's load to dump at sea. Apparently it is a daily occurrence with that and other trucks making many daily runs. Think about it, and about who lifted restrictions so Water companies could get away with it. #DirtyBritain #WaterCompanies #Tories #Sewerage #Pollution #Mastodon #Fediverse

Linda Sgoluppi Artist
1 day ago

I'll give #Sunak this: He's managing to move peoples attention (and we know attention spans are short) to his agenda rather than folk remembering what and what party got this country in such a dire mess in the first place.#Starmer isn't exactly putting much clear blue water between the #Toties and his party at the moment either. #Sunak #Politics #Tories #Raac #Covid #Corruption #mastodon #fediverse

John Earle
1 day ago

Why do useless Tory MPs think they deserve so much more pay than life-saving docs? | Vox Political

Money grabbing arseholes, perhaps?

#junior #doctor #Conservative #Tory #Tories #MP #pay #wages #

Markus Popp 🇪🇺
2 days ago

The #Tories should not get in another government in the next 100 years.

They messed up the UK more than was considered possible.

EV not Petrol
2 days ago

Go Britain. Burn and flood and keep voting for these jokers. They have destroyed your kids future, your businesses and are sending you back to the 70s….and you voted for it.

You really have got nothing to lose. To think that #childrenofmen is turning out to be a documentary.

#sunak #brexit #tories

Rishi Sunak announces U-turn on key green targets

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


Very true. But it doesn't make it right.

However, wasn't #Brexit all about the UK making it's own decisions? 🤔

Well now's a perfect chance for the #Tories to prove it. 🤷🏾‍♂️

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


It seems simple enough to me. Get #ProportionalRepresentation advocates to agree on a preferred version, & that's what presented as the alternative to first past the post.

We haven't got a #Labour government, so how can they be terrible in government when the #Tories are in power?

Robert Shrimsley (FT) sums up the 'problem' for the #Tories:

'The bitter truth for Tories is that they have lost the economic hook that pulled in those younger voters [the aspiration to be home-owners] while doubling down on political positions that alienate a significant portion of them. One of the two may be manageable. Together they are indeed a bet against the future'!

The Tories age-defined supporter base (to be frank) is dying off & only 21% of #millenials would vote for them! Oh dear.

As the FT observe, #RishiSunak's shifts on (or watering down of) commitment to #NetZero, 'will exacerbate the general uncertainty & lack of trust in the government to stick to its commitments that have led to business investment flatlining since 2016'!

I would hesitate to say Govt. successive declarations & UTurns are the *only* reason for the UK's #investment problem but the FT is surely right that it is a major contributing factor....

#Tories, party for #business?
not so much!

@ NovaNaturalist
2 days ago

Rishi Sunak is now retreating to policies that will accelerate climate breakdown, in a desperate grasp at populism.

It seems timely to remind ourselves of the time the UK civil service spoke its mind about the arrogant and offensive truth twisters in power.

#UKPolitics #tories #civilservice

A screenshot of a famous deleted tweet from the UK Civil Service from May 2020. "@UKCivilService
Arrogant and offensive.

Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters?

17k Retweets 18.9K Likes"
Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

#Sunak #Tories #Tory #CONservatives #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #GlobalBurning #NetZero
#SevenDustBins #MeatTax

If we were ever under the illusion the Tories gave a rat's arse about climate change, today's insidious net zero sidestep from Sunk proved not even planet earth burning will stop them trying to slither under a snake's belly to win #GE2024.

Be warned! Be prepared! Campaigning for the next #GeneralElection has unofficially begun & the battleground is the climate! 😳

Rishi Sunak starts electioneering as planet earth burns

It's 'Conference Season' in the UK, where after a solid fortnight of work after the Summer hols, Politicians run off to some city to talk loudly in a room full of people who are hungover.
The #Tories are in #Manchester, hence the police on the roofs overlooking the convention centre, as witnessed by a friend of ours staying in a hotel.


Photo of the skyline in central Manchester a red circle and and green circle are around two buildings on which Police were spotted, cavorting and tethered.
2 days ago

@AnthonyFStevens I agree it'll be better than #Tories but it'll still be awful. Without PR we'll never have any change for the better.

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


I think a #Labour win will be best all round. It won't be perfect, but nothing in life or politics is.

Anything's gonna be better than the #Tories, so it's quite a low bar to overcome to be fair...

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

@MutualityWSDEs @OliverNoble

1/ I tell you what's counter-productive, I share news on the damage the #Tories are doing to the #UK, & the solutions #Labour are proposing.

HOWEVER, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I get descended upon by #Corbynista's who skip straight past the #Tories who're causing the carnage, & go straight for #Starmer! 😳

I get it! You HATE the guy & blame his & other Labour MP's calls for a confirmatory referendum, on your Messiah Jezza losing badly in #GE2019.

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


The point WM keep making is #Scotland got their wish in 2014 & the Scots rejected it.

The #Tories have used the same reasoning for not having a confirmatory #Brexit vote, as they have for not granting another #ScottishIndependence referendum

How you get around this is beyond me. I honestly don't know what the answer is seeing as polls show roughly the same figures to remain part of the #UK as they did in 2014

It's up to the Scots to make a stronger case I guess 🤷🏾‍♂️

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

@Hadenuff @benchwhistler

Your wishes for you & yours are no different to my wishes for me & mine. I totally get why the Scots want independence from Westminster.

I've never understood why countries want to own & control others. Hopefully you'll find a workable mechanism to achieve your wish by stripping away any doubts amongst your people & extolling the virtues of self determination.

After all, isn't this the very same reason why the #Tories foisted #Brexit on the #UK? 🤷🏾‍♂️

Oh cool, they've rolled out 'comedy character' Jacob Rees Mogg to heckle the Auto industry again, in case you thought the Brits were serious about anything.
And it really is a character he's playing, you want to talk about 'hollow men', there's one whose whole life is a sad act.

#UKPOL #RishiSunak #Tories

Jacob Rees Mogg, walking down a path, photoshopped to accentuate the way his expensively tailored suits don't fit him, presumably as affection...the dumb cunt fuck.
Andrew Guilford
2 days ago

As Rishi Sunak scraps Net Zero policies in a desperate attempt to ensure he loses the next election by slightly fewer votes, here’s what the changes will actually mean

#RishiSunak #FossilFuels #ClimateChange #NetZero #Tories #Labour #GreenParty #UKPol

2 days ago

Offensive to scientists, businesses, green groups, and most of the general public, #Sunak's abandonment of #netzero targets makes the #Tories look like a party headed to a bunker in which they might survive as a residual dark shadow of their former selves, through the evisceration they face at the next GE, and on into the extended Tory winter that may follow, with a jaundiced core of fringe support

Btw I sense that Farage intends to swallow them whole, as soon as they are small & rotten enough

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

@Hadenuff @benchwhistler

Where is this laid out as concisely as this, & why hasn't it enthused most Scots to make the call for another referendum?

The polls in 2014 were 55% - 45% & this was borne out in the #ScottishIndependence #Referendum.

The polls are only marginally better now after the huge damage the #Tories have caused at 53% - 47%.

Scottish Independance Poll September 2023
Vivienne Dunstan
2 days ago

I've recently been reading much more about #climateChange. And it is the most horrifying thing ever. The planet is facing an existential crisis. Without rapid huge changes it will be barely liveable in for future generations. Watering down hugely #netZero policies is not responsible politics. Nor is pretending that doing so can still deliver the required results. Shame on #Sunak. Shame on the #Tories. We need to act decisively now. #climateCrisis #globalWarming #globalBoiling

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


Challenge for the sake of challenging? 🤔

#Starmer is picking his battles carefully. What's the point in giving the #Tories the gun & ammo to shoot yourself with, when they've got a 70+ seat majority?

No, you challenge them when they're patently wrong & you bide your time with issues you disagree with, but don't want to give them a free political hit if you oppose

They've been desperate to drag #Labour into a #Brexit & #Immigration war, but until this week, Labour resisted

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


This is the issue Michael. You're completely missing the point that in opposition, all #Labour are is an ideological talking shop.

In order to effect change, we need power first BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! Only then & with a large workable majority can Labour express themselves.

As things stand, the slightest sniff we give the #Tories, they use it as an ideological smokescreen to blindside & distract the public

Nope! Labour are giving the Tories nothing, as they devour themselves

2 days ago

@krans @AnthonyFStevens agree,
Fortunately the #tories are doing a good job destroying their own party (along with the country)

What comes after #GTTO is far more important longterm than the final twitches of a dying #tory govt

2 days ago

@jackLondon @AnthonyFStevens
Poverty, inequality and Austerity destroy lives
Whether delivered by #Labour or the #Tories

Being less bad than the utterly corrupt, self-serving and incompetent #tory government isnt any kind of achievement

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago


Your choice mate. The "Socialists" haven't gone anywhere. It seems they just infest the political wilderness with their bitterness & bile, & would prefer another 5 years of #Sunak's #Tories than a #Labour government led by anyone else but Jeremy #Corbyn.

His Messiah-like leadership & the cultist disciples who followed him was always gonna end in tears.

Why don't they just reform under the #SocialistWorkersParty with Corbyn as leader, & Abbott & McDonnell as their executive? 🤔

2 days ago

@AnthonyFStevens @krans I have nothing good to say about #labour in opposition because they havent said much in "opposition"

The #tories are terrible - didnt i just say that ...
and that #Starmer will be less terrible

That doesnt make me a #Corbyn #cultist or a bastard #Tory

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

@OliverNoble @krans

Stop moving the goal posts. You know NOTHING of what GB Energy plans to do, or what size it will be.

This is a very clever move by #Labour. #Nationalisation, WITHOUT mentioning Nationalisation.

Stop being so bitter, twisted & negative Oliver. You've nothing good to say about #Labour in opposition, but say NOTHING about the #Tories who've been in power for 13 years & have caused the mess the #UK's in!

We see you mate 👁️ You'd rather another 5 years of #Sunak than #Labour 🙄

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

#Conservaties #Tories #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has summonsed his entire cabinet as open warfare breaks out over his plans to roll back on the #UK's #NetZero targets!

An urgent news conference has been called for this afternoon! ♻️ 🕊️ 🌳 👀

Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
2 days ago

#Labour #CONservatives #Tories #Tory #Starmer #Sunak #GTTO #GeneralElectionNow

Please Like & Boost.

🌹🇪🇺 ❎ 🗳️

General Election Now!

As the #Tories award #AvantiWestCoast an extended deal to run the troubled line (while being the worst performing franchise in the system), one can only marvel at the continued tolerance for failure that can be underpinned by ideology... its a marvel, but of course is a key part of the country slowing becoming the poor backwater of Europe.

That #RishiSunak is happy to 'water down' (a phrase widely being used in reports that apparently the #Tories would prefer not to be used) measures to reach #NetZero, tells you that at the back of his mind is the assumption that he & his rich chums can buy their way our of the effects of the #climatecrisis.

Not only is this a lack of leadership on the #environment, it also misunderstands the direction of younger people's #political views;

its a short-term political gesture & yet more wrecking!

Adrian Fry
3 days ago

@simon_brooke Yet still the #Tories uphold the myth of Trickle Down Economics. It's a #lie to fool the 'hard of thinking' into voting for them. Sigh...

On Wednesday, the #NHS #strikes reach a crescendo with the two separate #Doctors walk-outs dovetailing so all doctors are out on strike.

I know I keep saying this, but its worth repeating.

The #Tories are not only engineering the general #NHScrisis they are goading the Doctors into continued action, to serve the political Tories narrative...

Don't be taken in... this balme for these strikes lies with the Govt.


The #Tories can be simply understood by focussing on their view of #luck:

No-one has good luck, so the wealthy are being rewarded for their efforts, and the poor are victims of their own lack of effort.

But, when bad luck manifests, the poor have brought it upon themselves & should not be compensated, but the rich have been caught our by a 'act of god' & should receive some form of damages.

So, ask someone what they think about bad luck & its consequences and you'll know who they are!

Q. is the #Pirola variant of #Coronavirus likely to offer the #Tories another chance to mishandle a #pandemic?

The Pirola variant is spreading, covid monitoring & data gathering has been stripped back, #vaccination *is* getting under way but is limited by capacity & demographic(s)... no social measures (#masking, #socialdistancing) are as yet being publicised.

Could this be about to be a very difficult #winter? The trouble is as yet we have no good way of knowing until well down that road!

1 week ago

Agree with her comments about the reforms but she is getting such an easy ride with this campaign to rehabilitate her image. The big papers are utterly pathetic on everything at this point.

#UKPol #Tories

Theresa May says she is ‘woke and proud’

Former PM has calls for a more sensitive approach towards gender issues

By Genevieve Holl-Allen 15 September 2023 • 2:13pm

There's a photo Theresa May, a white woman with grey short hair, big gold ear-rings, pink lip gloss. She's wearing a green top, photo is framed just above collarbone to top of head.
Anthony Stevens 🇪🇺 🇯🇲 💙
1 week ago

#Labour #Tories #CONservatives #Tory #GTTO #Brexit #China

#Starmer to #Sunak at #PMQ's

"The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, aka 'Inaction Man'" 😂😂😂

Sir Keir Starmer - Rishi Sunak
Andrew Guilford
1 week ago

How people would vote if all parties in their constituency had an equal chance of winning

#Labour #Tories #LibDems #ReformParty #GreenParty #SNP #FPTP #ProportionalRepresentation #UKPol

How people would vote if all parties could win 

Via @FindoutnowUK / @ElectCalculus, 15 - 16 August

Normal voting intention

Lab 44%
Con 28%
LD 11%
Reform 6%
Grn 6%
SNP 4%

If all parties could win

Lab 34%
Con 21%
LD 12%
Ref 8%
Grn 19%
SNP 4% / leftiestats / leftiestats

(Image by Stats for Lefties)

as @RichardJMurphy points out this morning, the #Tories wrecking campaign against the public sector, by making working conditions so unwelcoming & badly paid is having a continuing effect, with shortage of #teachers, #nurses and other key public #workers.

The game plan is clear:
attack the public services via defunding & stressing the workforce;

use #austerity to claim money is tight, to reduce real wages;

claim: 'we'd like to run better public services, but we just can't get the staff'!

The #TUC has voted for a non-compliance motion on #Tories anti-strike laws (specifically minimum service requirements).

Sometimes the #RuleofLaw is maintained by not complying with unjust laws - maintaining through #civildisobedience that the idea of the rule of law is being violated by unjust laws themselves, which those protesting such injustice should break.

This political manoeuvre has a long pedigree, from #civilrights movements across history;
can the TUC can tap into that history?

But this was the Tories' intention all along, it's GOP style voter disenfranchisement right down to the Racism and Ableism.
Can parochial Brit commentators see that or are they happy in their twee little island world, always surprised by what tricks the Tory party drops on them, having never looked beyond our shit stained waters?
#UKPOL #Tories #VoterID

@urlyman @ukfires

so back to C17th/C18th... for a lot of landowning #Tories, that probably doesn't sound so bad... they loved Feudalism

Its now clear that #VoterID requirements in local election caused impediments to #voting along #racial lines & also impeded voting by the #disabled.

The review suggests Voter ID is a 'poisoned cure' to a minor problem; but of course, this was not a bug, but a feature of the policy.

As I said, #RishiSunak is criticising #China for interfering with #democracy in the UK, mainly because that's the #Tories job!

Alexander Hay
2 weeks ago

Nothing quite sums up 13 years of #Tory misrule than this:

"...In 2014, an air traffic control training centre by #Bournemouth airport was bought to house another free school, #Parkfield, after a four-page vendor’s report. #Asbestos and #Bats were later found on the site and unexploded bombs have yet to be ruled out..."

[From: "How #Austerity (and #Ideology) broke #Britain"]

#UK #News #Politics #Tories #DanielKhalife #Wandsworth #Birmingham #BirminghamCityCouncil

Alexander Hay
2 weeks ago

The #UK government's apparent climbdown over #EndToEnd #Encryption is not all it seems.

"UK drops 'spy clause' for scanning encrypted chat, admits it's not 'feasible'

"But don't celebrate yet ... it has simply kicked the online safety can down the road, Westminster style..."

#OnlineSafetyBill #Surveillance #Tories #UKPolitics #Privacy