#Braverman UK-Pakistani grooming claim misleading, says press regulator
The vile Home Sec reprimanded for a #rightPopulist bit of hate speak toward those of a different ethnic group
Baroness Warsi, the UK's first South Asian cabinet minister, warned that Ms Braverman's rhetoric had "emboldened racists" and was putting British Asian families at risk.
Home Office research published in 2020 found group-based child sexual offenders were mainly white
People are already dying thanks to mismanagement of the #NHS - getting rid of the far right BS and ending the strikes will start to fix that
I rather doubt the much-quoted "poorer parents" who pay fees for private education will take advantage of such a loophole - it will be the usual tax-minimising multi-millionaires....they can only put their child down for Eton after conception & it is a one-off loophole, assuming it works at all - despite having an overall majority since 2015 the #toriesOut have not unbanned fox-hunting or removed inheritance tax so I doubt once taxed the tax on #schoolFees will ever be lifted
#Sunak could limit 20mph zones to target driver vote
After claiming he's more concerned about potholes than a strategic update to national rail network a few days ago, PM repeats bid to become a #council transport "supremo" by obsessing on what's not the business of Whitehall - presumably as national policy is a smoking ruin in all directions and he needs new worlds to conquer (sarc)
After 13 years of "the party of sound money" being in charge, this is where we are.....
And of course GDP growth is bumping along either side of zero, and inequality has measurably increased
It is not future generations that will be worse off - it is current ones!
Absolutely the worse period of govt in my lifetime - bar none!
Dear Rishi, the 1960s called. They want their transport policy back.
Apparently, having not learned from their slapping down by OfCom over the right of the party interviewing itself as "news", GBNews is having Lee Anderson interview Suella Braverman - two of the most intellectually lightweight racist homophobic bigots in the current cabinet (a crowded field I know) having a love fest over Braverman's hatefest... woohoo
“Support the Five Demands to build a real alternative”
via Jeremy Corbyn & the Peace and Justice Project
“We need an alternative.
Our schools are crumbling, our NHS is on its knees, sewage is dumped in our rivers and refugees are scapegoated for an economic crisis that they didn’t create.
That’s why our Peace & Justice Project has brought together five demands to build a today and a tomorrow for the many, not the few.”
- A REAL PAYRISE FOR ALL
- DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
- HOUSING FOR THE MANY
- TAX THE RICH TO SAVE THE NHS
- WELCOME REFUGEES AND A WORLD FREE FROM WAR
instead he talked about local bus links & improving roads by fixing potholes.
Adding most journeys across the NW were made by car, he said repairing potholes on the roads was "priority number one that people raise with me".
that is what Sunak is - a would-be council chair
He'll not know the "long term future" till it hits him in the eye - at #2024GE when we are rid of this inadequate
It looks like we're getting close to the "Cones Hotline" stage of a failing Tory government.
#HMRC investigating tax affairs of one of Tory party’s largest donors
The broad-ranging inquiry by HMRC calls into question whether the Tories should accept funds from Lord Bamford in the run-up to the general election, & casts a shadow over more than £10m he & his family have given to the party over the past 20 years
He bankrolled the #vacuumOfIntegrity & Vote Leave
Brother Mark Bamford, a major Tory donor in his own right, is also under investigation
I don't think the Tory party exists any more. Those people have coagulated into warring factions, at least one of which, the one on top at the moment, is out and out Nazi. As in OED 2a. "In extended use: a believer in or sympathizer with the aims or doctrines of Nazism or any similar doctrines. Also more generally: a person holding extreme racist (esp. anti-Semitic) or authoritarian views, or behaving in a brutal and bigoted manner." #toriesout #bigots
Glasgow has that awful elevated motorway runnng above the city for through traffic - a bit like the Westway, though London thankfully stopped ripping itself apart to accommodate mass private motoring (which must surely in the fullness of time abate in favour of more communal transport)
Yes it sounds like a straw man argument
COP26 President Alok Sharma to stand down as MP at next election
One of the #tory MPs who it not actually a rat is nevertheless leaving the sinking ship....
175,000 people waiting for outcome on asylum claim
How about doing something about that rather than making stupid speeches?
But then - that means way more will have claims for asylum accepted by the courts
For the world really is as bad as these numbers suggest; a shame our govt spent the "overseas Aid" budget on UK hotels
Yvette Cooper says #Braverman has "so totally lost grip of the asylum crisis at home, that she is choosing to target and lash out at LGBT+ people to distract from her failures instead".
Cooper says LGBT people make up 2% of UK asylum applications (BBC checked - 1.5% of asylum claims last year included sexual orientation as part of the basis of the claim)
"We must come together and ask whether the international conventions and legal frameworks designed 50-plus years ago are fit for purpose in an age of jet travel and smartphones,”
50 years ago was 1973.... I seem to recall we had jet travel then, and had done for some time.......and quite why this is relevant to a concern we are letting too many gay people flee persecution is beyond me....
#minority and #coalition govts are a comparative rarity in UK politics thanks to #FPTP & it is odds against the question arising - more likely that for some reason the #toriesOut retain their majority (please, no!)
Here you go. £149,000 for Rees-Mogg to peddle his right-wing rubbish on GB News to a scant audience, but over only five months. Pro rata, that's 11 times the UK median annual pay.
Of course, he understands the cost of living crisis and the lives of the little people. *Of course* he does.
Courtesy, 'Private Eye'.
Which annoys you most about Rish! Sunak? #toriesout
(pls boost for further reach)
Latest Tory propaganda piece. No more pretend newspaper titles.
The word 'Conservatives' appears nowhere, other than in the tiny lettering of the necessary publisher details. Sunak appears incicentally, in one photo.
Seems like the Tories are going for a 'vote-for-faces, not parties' strategy. 😂
It's hardly surprising, is it, that Braverman, the most fascistic government minister in recent times, would come out and imply armed police officers can shoot members of the public with impunity.
No better position for the likes of Braverman than to have a personal force who could shoot people who oppose her, without consequence.
If I were an armed officer, I'd be far more concerned about this lurch to the Nazi right than proper accountability.
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?
Well i thing there is a fair amount of selective editting in your comments..... much of the text concerns preventing any repetition of the #vacuumOfIntegrity imposing whitehall's will on devolved matters by primary legislation in the Palace of Westminster
The fact #snp fans attack #labour but do not bother with the #toriesOut speaks volumes about where they see the threat to their political dominance, but nothing at all about the relative merits of the parties
In contrast to #toriesOut who have done nothing in 13 years
#scotland is not a region, but a separate country with 1000 years of history before 1706 - this is not just a matter of politics & economics but also cultural identity
So long as they are tied to #England scots will be subservient to Whitehall & the independence will appeal
UK skips signing leaders' statement on climate action
the UK, a founding member of the group, has been accused of abandoning climate leadership for not signing the statement or speaking at the summit
What a surprise!
#sunak has made his choice.... .he is part of the global right wing that does not give a shit for the rest of us
Sunak has shown the same trait as Johnson. While his predecessor prorogued, #RishiSunak has simply waited for recess. The result is the same, a lack of scrutiny and debate. He has no respect for Parliament and its MPs, nor the electorate. #ToriesOut
I suggest you wait and see how terrible #labour actually is in power; not long to go now
They would have to go some to be as bad as the #toriesOut
I'd rather talk about the latest #toriesOut madness - Cobyn is history (or rather a small footnote for dedicated history nuts) and we will be dull about the current leader as we largely agree on him....
Nice see #truss pop up again, just in time for the Tory conference, eh?
What is she on? Truss & the IEA remind me of Chavez - totally nuts and destined to trash an entire country were we stupid enough to allow her power......
Maybe..... I don't pay that much attention to US politics.
In our own continent we've a rash of right-wing populism that is worrying - Slovakia the latest in play, but it is happening everywhere, with moderate left & Social Democrats in retreat
Deeply depressing! We may well see #toriesOut get closer to this model
Some of your posts lead me to think I might be more "left" that you..... It has always been the case that on balance card carrying members are to the left of #labour voters who are not party members ( similarly #toriesOut members are further right than non members voting for their party)...
His predecessor did that every week practically - fat lot of good it did. I think Starmer & Rayner are doing fine, taking apart the #toriesOut and building their offering to be solid and tempt many floating voters to support them
We are nearly thru the phony war that started with the eviction of the #vacuumOfIntegrity - the far left have already thrown their toys out the pram and even News International are accepting it will be #labour in #2024GE ....
It can (in theory) take place in January - but it must be CALLED by 17th December - read the link
In practice, having an election campaign over Xmas would piss a lot of floating voters off - the #toriesOut will not do that
...As for which way the #toriesOut go following defeat, last time they had a sane leader who took them Right (Hague == Gove) , then 2 nutters ( IDS & Howard == Suella & Priti??) before the greasy Cameron (= Shapps?) conned enough he was "liberal" so he could impose Austerity on the poor & reduce tax for the bankers who caused the 2008 crash
We’ve seen in recent years how little the Tories cared for the lives of the elderly, disabled, poor and ethic minorities during the pandemic…now we learn they put saving money ahead of keeping children’s lives safe in state schools.
It’s little wonder they want their own handpicked civil servants when they repeatedly ignore the warnings of the current ones.
If you look at who the Trustees ('Council Members') of the RSPB are, it becomes clear that it was easy for the Tory gov't to lean on at least some of them. Some have a string of government committee appointments and clearly enjoy the resulting kudos.
Simply whisper 'we might drop you for criticising the government', and compliance is usually guaranteed.
This is what fascism looks like.
According to Feargal Sharkey my water provider Anglian Water paid £4.6 billion to shareholders between 2012 and 2022.
But you will find no mention of that in the BBC’s ‘balanced’ reporting on the funding of Anglian’s very belated infrastructure project to keep the taps on in the East.
Privatisation created monopolies in water industry which were a license to print money for shareholders. Make it stop.
Interesting opinion piece in today's Guardian by Will Hutton.
Feels like so much of where we're at can be explained by the sizeable gap between UK's self-image & reality. Cognitive dissonance seems to make people either aggressively nostalgic or dissociate completely.
Confronting the reality of where we're at isn't doom-mongering or defeatist. Surely diagnosis is the necessary first step towards treating the illness.
It will always be the case that most migrants lacking leave to remain will be those who arrived legally on tourist visas & simply failed to leave again....the boat people thing is just #showBoating to the #farRight by #toriesOut desperate for all the #nativist votes they can get
It won't be enough, guys! You are on your way to oblivion in #2024GE and good riddance!
The fact that our elected representatives are lobbying for us to leave the European Convention on Human Rights tells us everything we need to know about this government. #ToriesOut
"Oliver Dowden suggests Fire Brigades Union’s concerns over asylum seeker barge politically motivated."
Since quitting Twitter, my political rage levels have admittedly dropped a lot, but this headline in the Guardian has got them right back up there...
So apparently fire fighters accurately assessing risk and expressing concern about a 'floating death trap' is woke now too.