Rwanda, nothing makes sense | Ian Dunt
Here's a thing I don't understand about British (and American?) right-wing politicians.
RIGHT-WING POLITICIAN: We don't want low skill immigrants like fruit-pickers or care workers. Our people should stop being lazy and start doing these jobs.
RIGHT-WING POLITICIAN: We want to attract the brightest talents to our country - doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs.
ME: Wait, why don't you want our people to do *those* jobs?
Does Russia need to interfere with the UK Elections next year considering both Red and Blue teams will keep the Brexit rot going?
The Big Lie will continue in the same way that British Officer in Bridge Over The River Kwai thought building an excellent bridge for the Japanese would really show them who the boss was....
"Far-Right terrorists explode bomb in London Suburb"
Lawrence Fox's boys strike again
"Stop the bots" the rat-like British PM says
Fine, I'll have a word with the Orcas and we'll take out every fucking superyacht in British waters.
This is basically another example of Tories promoting ideology and policy over realities…
At least she admits that most people close to the issue disagree with government policy - she tries to say it’s because we don’t understand the law around Self-ID, but we do - all too well - that’s why we want it to change
Just seen Badenoch’s tweet about changing the countries whose documents will be accepted for gender recognition -
“Too many people do not understand the law when it comes to self-ID. I have engaged extensively with LGBT groups in my role as Minister for Women & Equalities. But many of these groups support self-ID, which is not Govt policy. ”
‘Everything is in jeopardy’: how new UK visa rules will tear families apart | Guardian
Once again the civilised World (rapidly shrinking by the day) is in awe of the supposed 'Democracy' of the Americans.
Why is this traitorous POS running for government? How is letting that happen serving Democracy?
The Xenophobia of the British nation, cutting our noses off to spite our ugly little brit faces.
Imagine preferring the misogynistic horror of Saudi Arabia to this shit stained island!
"we're world beating" lies a Tory spiv
So, Sunak’s press conference had this -
“And spurious Human Rights claims – you’d better believe we’ve blocked those too … because we’re completely disapplying all the relevant sections of the Human Rights Act.”
So, I think, what we need to be asking Sunak and other Tories is “are we saying it is now “The Humans (That We Happen to Like) Act” - and therefore utterly meaningless - or are small boat arrivals just no longer considered Humans?”
Not actually sure what the point of that was. Presented nothing new, did nothing to appeal to the ERG, and did nothing to sway public discourse to provide him cover.
Instead, he just appeared weak, childish, and petty. If anything, he fuelled the rebellion on the vote and a potential leadership challenge.
Bonkers. He's politically inept.
“You’ve attacked lawyers, judges, civil servants, the head of the Metropolitan Police, people who are worried about deaths in Gaza, you’ve attacked the homeless, you’ve attacked migrants as being part of an invasion.
Isn’t the truth you’re a headline-grabber who does it by spreading poison…?”
– Nick Robinson to Suella Braverman
This is unlikely to be an election announcement.
Rather I think this will be a message to his own party that the vote will be treated as a confidence vote — or, in other words, "Support my bill or else I'll let Starmer take your seats."
...which is much the same thing, really.
Hey, #BritishMuseum here’s a nice thing to do.
Just a thought, what with gift giving this time of year, returning **human remains** kind of a nice thing to do.
#repatriation #firstNations #AusPol
This law is abhorrent. The idea that the govt can just decide that a certain group of people no longer have human rights goes against the very point of human rights. It goes against the very idea of the rule of law.
This bill should die at the first stage, and anyone who supports it should lose their seat.
This is how fascism progresses.
New Rwanda bill gives ministers power to disregard some human rights law - BBC News
Interesting read, drawing international connections.
Why does the spirit of Remain survive? Because it is about so much more than Brexit - Rafael Behr https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/dec/06/remain-spirit-brexit-referendum-party-politics
"Robert Jenwick resigns over his desire to break International law and torment refugees"
That's the headline.
British Politics in 2024
"We should be allowed to be as cruel to Foreigners as we like"
And that's it. That's all that's discussed, that's all that is done. Everything else is left to rot, the Economy, the Environment, the NHS, it can all go to hell so long as we're talking about 'the Foreign Horde'
The Tories won brexit on Xenophobia and that's the only trick they have.
Makes me wonder what the fuck Labour are doing, copying this Xenophobia and silencing dissent.
Poisonous little troll, she hides from the Public so what would she know about our voting intentions?
The majority are sick of this story, we're worried about the Cost Of Living Crisis, real stuff like that.
Not the Great Replacement Theory Sue Ellen reads every night, they're obsessed with Xenophobia and cruelty.
While the Tories and their media buddies obsess over being cruel to refugees and the #Rwanda plan, not a single issue that genuinely affects British voters is being dealt with.
"Cost Of Living Crisis?"
Nah, fuck that. Pick on a minority instead, then ignore the majority of people who aren't interested in pointless cruelty
BREAKING: UK Government is being sued over its refusal to stop selling weapons to Israel despite evidence of civilian killings
That thing about Western (Anglo) Democracy where you can't actually criticise any moderate politician for fear of "letting the bad guys in", no matter what they do or say.
Are we all children or something? Are their positions that tenuous that a single toot saying "I don't agree with this policy" will bring them down?
If so, then they've already lost, haven't they?
Noticed the drama & pearl clutching but hadn't read the story. Clearly many others hadn't either. Jesus you made Phil drop the f bomb for the very first time in the years of doing his politics channel.
Maybe don't believe any old shite you read in The Torygraph is the takeaway here.
"Israel Reopens the Gaza Slaughterhouse"
"Phase One of Israel’s genocidal campaign on Gaza has ended. Phase Two has begun. It will result in even higher levels of death and destruction"
"It plans to finish the job... to render Gaza uninhabitable, to see its 2.3 million people driven out in a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing via starvation, terror, slaughter & infectious diseases"
Animals other than humans oust their bully leaders.
Humans vote for theirs.
Leader animals come in two categories. The bullies are the minority & they usually don't last very long before they are ousted, killed or kicked out of the group. The others have true leadership capacities: they break up fights, keep the peace & defend the underdog.
You'll notice that like with the public support for being cruel to refugees, handing back the Marbles and for action on Climate Change, it doesn't matter what the majority think, Westminster will just 'dismiss' that in the arrogant, anti-democratic way they do and then expect that to be the end of the matter.
Does that sound like a Democracy to you? Doesn't to me. 😔
Britain is not a serious country, don't ever listen to us.
"COP28: inside the United Arab Emirates, the Oil Giant hosting 2023 Climate Change Summit"
Documents show "the UAE hosts planned to advise a Colombian minister that Adnoc “stands ready” to help the country develop its oil & gas reserves.
Echoes of when the UK expanded "its North Sea oil fields less than two years after urging the world to raise its climate ambitions as summit host"
Do oligarchs & their puppet govts care? Pfft, no!
A Corrupted COP
"New revelations show just how bad the oil countries really are"
COP28 host nation, UAE, "used its official position to leverage new oil & gas deals around the world... a timely reminder that there are entire nations that essentially operate as oil companies, with precisely the same attention to morality as Exxon or Shell."
The UK is backing down from its climate ambitions at COP28.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak does not share his predecessor Boris Johnson's concern for the environment and has announced a number of retreats on key measures to achieve carbon neutrality.
From Peter Geoghegan:
'The more I think about it, the more I think this is a complete scandal.
Donors can now give £11,200 to British political parties anonymously, while parties can spend more than ever.
Welcome to the dark money election - brought to you by the Tory government'
Why do only pensioners get the winter fuel allowance? Do the disabled or those with children who cannot work not seem vulnerable enough to need heating? #UKPol
Do all politicians now read the same book about running the country or something?
Do they not get taught that state spending on infrastructure is a net benefit to the economy? If we don't invest in ourselves, why should others?
All they seem to do is treat the country like it has a credit card rather than a sovereign currency.
Labour unlikely to meet its £28bn green pledge at all - BBC News
With a shorter summer, how would schools get the large building maintenance projects done that currently happen during summer? Or major IT refresh work?
If we lose that time, it means we then need to plan for out of hours work during term-time, splitting projects up, or bringing in temporary provision, all which cost significantly more.
I’m a teacher, and even I think we should cut the long school summer holidays | School holidays | The Guardian
“The current Labour Right is so constitutionally incapable of winning a political argument, so inflexible in its phobic attitude to the Left, so wounded in its entitlement to rule, and so traumatised by the brief loss of power to Corbynism, that it can't even affect magnanimity in victory.
An excerpt from (@leninology) Richard Seymour’s: https://mastodon.world/@leninology/110854888760806546
The west's climate-catastrophe plan:
* Silence & gaol dissenters;
* Impoverish & brainwash the rest;
* Impose forever wars & prison-camp epidemics to kill as many as possible (eg, Gaza).
Welcome to 21stC global fascism.
Psychopaths care for nought - even their own children - except power
Most are old men; they'll die in relative luxury.
"Even if billions perish in the coming climate catastrophe... we shouldn’t be too concerned"*
Russia didn't just invade #Ukraine they invaded the UK & US as well. The difference is. The Ukrainians bravely defend their country with their lives, while the UK & US facilitated, supported & rolled over. Here in the UK the government made an oligarch a Lord (for life). They launder their money, ignore assassinations on UK soil, let them interfere with our elections & of course #Brexit Putin's master plan of hobbling us.
Watch: Israeli children sing, “We will annihilate everyone” in Gaza
"Israel’s national broadcaster Kan uploaded this song to X (formerly Twitter) in which Israeli children sing in celebration and support for the Israeli army’s mass extermination campaign of Palestinians in Gaza.
"The sweet faces of children make an incongruous accompaniment to the genocidal lyrics of the so-called Friendship Song 2023"
“Dark money” has surged into UK anti-abortion groups in recent years, aiding controversial activism and raising questions about overseas political influence inside the country.
According to data shared with Euronews by the Good Law Project, "shadowy" funds - where the source is obscured and not fully disclosed - nearly doubled for the UK branch of the "hate group" Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) from 2020 to 2022.