SubtleBlade ⚔️
8 hours ago

'Come with me to a #HomeOffice centre for #disabled #Asylum seekers. See #Britain’s hidden #shame -

Leaving disabled asylum seekers to rot in an old care home is not an aberration – it is the system working exactly as intended
#ToryPoliciesInAction #TheCrueltyIsThePoint
#ToryInhumanity #Refugees

14 hours ago

A few moments before I took this picture, I could only see the ocean and Duart Castle. Then suddenly the big hills of Mull came out of the mist, and I felt like I was inside of a time machine, bringing me several hundred years back into the past #cycling #Scotland #ferry #Mull #DuartCastle #biketour #britain #BikeTooter

Misty scenery of Duart Castle in front of the big hills of the Isle of Mull, seen from the ferry
Ian Cylkowski Photography
15 hours ago

Autumn is coming.

And with not much time before the rain fells, we got up early for a nice 10km hike around ancient Grassington, with its falls, and woodlands.

A crackin' day of timeless scenery. More photos from this day are waiting for you here -> 👍

#landscape #nature #travel #architecture #history #historical #yorkshire #yorkshiredales #northyorkshire #uk #britain #england #autumn #fall

Old stone Yorkshire buildings framed in ivy and holly, lead the way up a narrow street.
Old stone Yorkshire buildings line an old cobble street, with misty hills in the distance.
A series of powerful cascades drop down the river, above a footbridge sees some people looking down.
An ancient cobbled path, lined with dry stone walls, points down to the river with sandstone houses above, and weaving misty hills in the distance.
Russia-Ukraine Daily News
15 hours ago

Sky News:

🇬🇧 🇺🇦 The UK's PM clarifies comments made by the defence secretary that suggested #British soldiers may enter #Ukraine for training purposes.

#britain #russiaukrainewar

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
18 hours ago

🇷🇺 🤡 Former Russian president Medvedev on Sunday suggested that #British soldiers training #Ukrainian troops in Ukraine would be legitimate targets for #Russian forces, as would #German factories producing Taurus missiles should they supply Kyiv 🇺🇦

#britain #germany #ukraine #russia #RussiaUkraineWar

“It’s important that we don’t allow a situation to establish by default that somehow international #shipping isn’t allowed in that water. So I think there’s a lot of places where #Britain can help advise. [I] did discuss it with president Zelenskiy and many others this week.”

"The #French military has said its aircraft have been carrying out surveillance over the #BlackSea."

#StopRussianAggression #ArrestPutin #ArmUkraineNow #Ukraine #UkraineWillWin

22 hours ago

While Johnson is the main villain, an immoral charlatan driven purely by self-interest, David Cameron hardly fares better: an empty suit with no career experience outside politics, who prizes loyalty and PR over material achievements. Liz Truss’s disastrous 49-day premiership is foreshadowed by her inane instructions to Stewart when she was his departmental boss. #BookReview #UKpoli #Conservatives #Britain #politicians #incompetence #memoirs

Bob the Traveler
1 day ago

Ongar railway station, the furthest Underground station from central #London, closed OTD in 1994 #travel #Britain #history

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
1 day ago

🇬🇧 🇺🇦 #British troops will be deployed in #Ukraine for the first time under plans being discussed with military chiefs, the new Defence Secretary has disclosed.

#britain #russiaukrainewar

Bob the Traveler
1 day ago

Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the #London Underground closed OTD in 1994 after eighty-eight years in service #travel #Britain #history

Minoru Saba
2 days ago

《"The headquarters will be in #Britain, but for the sake of balance, someone from #Japan could head it," said one of the sources...》#GCAP
🔸Horse trading or just sharing the (expensive) jelly beans?🤔

Megalithic Portal (Andy B)
2 days ago

The wonderful view that takes in the site of the Trimontium Roman Fort complex, named after the three Eildon Hills. It was occupied from c.79- 184CE. The Roman Road that became Dere Street passes alongside the fort. #RomanSiteSaturday Trimontium is the site of one of the largest caches of #Roman military objects in #Britain, found in 117 pits. More photos from our member #Antonine on our page:

The wonderful view that takes in the site of the Trimontium Roman Fort complex
Blogfeedser 🐝☝️
2 days ago

'The cultural roots of #fascism swirled around #Britain at the turn of the 20th century, as medieval nostalgia, an obsession with hygiene, anti-semitism, and concern for the environment grew in the wake of modern development.'

#TheRestIsHistory 372. The Birth of British Fascism

The Japan Times
2 days ago

The cost of a full English breakfast has risen to the highest level on record even as broader measures of inflation ease, in a sign of just how hard it is for British consumers to shake off rising food prices. #business #economy #economicindicators #food #britain #england #uk

oatmeal 🐧
3 days ago

Britain’s Grave Historical Responsibility for the Palestine Tragedy, Arnold J. Toynbee (June 1, 1968)

"To my mind, the most damaging point in the charge-sheet against my country is that #Britain was in control of Palestine for thirty years – 1918-1948 – and that during those fateful three decades she never made up her mind, or at any rate never declared, what her policy about the future of Palestine was. All through those thirty years, Britain lived from hand to mouth, admitting into #Palestine, year by year, a quota of Jewish immigrants that varied according to the strength of the respective pressures of the Arabs and Jews at the time. Those immigrants could not have come in if they had not been shielded by a British chevaux-de-frise. If Palestine had remained under Ottoman Turkish rule, or if it had become an independent Arab state in 1918, Jewish immigrants would never have been admitted into Palestine in large enough numbers to enable them to overwhelm the Palestinian Arabs in this Arab people’s own country. The reason why the state of Israel exists today and why today [1968] 1,500,000 Palestinian Arabs are refugees is that, for thirty years, Jewish immigration was imposed on the Palestinian Arabs by British military power until the immigrants were sufficiently numerous and sufficiently well-armed to be able to fend for themselves with tanks and planes of their own. The tragedy in Palestine is not just a local one; it is a tragedy for the World, because it is an injustice that is a menace to the World’s peace. Britain’s guilt is not diminished by the humiliating fact that she is now impotent to redress the wrong that she has done."


Russia-Ukraine Daily News
3 days ago

🇬🇧 🇷🇺 UK sanctions #Russian officials involved in recent sham 'elections' in the Ukrainian oblasts of #Kherson, #Zaporizhzhia, #Donetsk and #Luhansk, and in illegally annexed #Crimea

#Sanctions also target officials involved in last year’s sham 'referendums' staged to legitimise the attempted annexation of #Ukrainian territory

#britain #ukraine #russia #RussiaUkraineWar #russianwarcrimes

3 days ago

#JeremyCorbyn | The future of #Labour and the Left in #Britain | The Big Picture

His successor Sir #KeirStarmer has defined his leadership directly in opposition to Corbyn, leaning towards the centrist ideals of another former leader, #TonyBlair.

So what remains of the Labour that once promised revolutionary reforms to #Britain’s #welfare, #climate and foreign policies?

#politics #corruption #democracy #plutocracy

3 days ago

Petition to: William, Prince of Wales. Bring back Britain's rainforests in your newly inherited estate! #Britain #nature #environment #rainforests

Dave Underwood
3 days ago

On & on & on. The constant lying.

Tories: first tell the lie, then later quietly say "I misspoke" or, as in this case, have the paper that published your views apologise!

#UK #Britain #ukpol #ukpolitics #Tories #GTTO

3 days ago

It might seem a bit odd, but I’m genuinely mortified to hear about this.

I’m sure to many it’s probably going to be remembered as ‘that tree from Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves’. But it was more than that.

A landmark. An icon. A photo op. It’s on postcards and souvenirs.

It’s been there for hundreds of years. Now felled on purpose for some hitherto unknown reason. Gutted.

#Britain #HadriansWall
#SycamoreGap #Northumberland

CelloMom On Cars
3 days ago

"The case - filed in September 2020 against the 27 #EU member states as well as #Britain, #Switzerland, #Norway, #Russia and #Turkey - is the largest #ClimateCase ever to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights (#ECHR) in Strasbourg.

Backed by the British-based Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), the Portuguese applicants, aged between 11 and 24, want a legally-binding decision that would force states to act."

Dave Underwood
4 days ago

Here we go again, Tories favouring the rich and doing nothing for those that are struggling. This time they want to get rid of the Inheritance Tax.

Despite the fact 96% of families will never pay it, and it brings in £7 billion a year for public services. 'Forecasts estimate this will rise to £15 billion in ten years.'

When will the Tories stop being so craven to their wealthy paymasters?


#UK #Britain #ukpol #UKPolitics #Tories #GTTO

Open Book Publishers
4 days ago

📢#OutNow in #OA: 'After the #Miners’ Strike: #A39 and #Cornish #Political #Theatre versus #Thatcher’s #Britain: Volume 1', by Paul Farmer

In this rich memoir, the first of two volumes, Paul Farmer traces the story of #A39, the #Cornish #political #theatre group he co-founded and ran from the mid-1980s to the early #1990s.

Farmer offers a unique insight into #A39’s creation, operation, and #artistic practice during a period of convulsive #political and social change.

The reader is plunged into the national #miners’ strike and the collapse of #Cornish #tin mining, the impact of #Thatcherism and ‘#Reaganomics’, and the experience of touring #Germany on the brink of reunification, alongside the influence on #A39 of writers #BertoltBrecht, #JohnMcGrath and #KeithJohnstone.

Read and download for free and/or purchase in paperback and hardback editions at

Cover of After the Miners’ Strike' on a 3D image of a tablet, a phone, and a book.
Russia-Ukraine Daily News
4 days ago

🇬🇧 🇺🇦 #British defence minister Grant Shapps discussed how to bolster Ukraine's air defences during talks in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president's office said on Thursday.

#britain #ukraine #russiaukrainewar

:redstar: Spartacus
4 days ago

Welcome to 2023, the year of shoplifting in the #uk
The economic crisis seems to have reached its peak in #Britain, where the rate of store thefts this year increased by 26% from last year, prompting many, whether admitted it or not, to conclude that the UK is going down the drain!!

Mitex Leo :verified:
4 days ago

I don't think UK's Online Safety Bill will protect anyone but corrupt politicians 🤔

#OnlineSafetyBill #SafetyBill #Privacy #PrivacyMatters #Uk #Britain

4 days ago

With Rosebank, #Britain appears willing to leave #climate plans in tatters

"The #Labour party had said it would ban any new oil & gas extraction in the #NorthSea. However, it says it would not revoke any North Sea oil & gas licences granted by this government"

They will fail us!

Change = The #GreenParty is a democratic organisation in which our members decide our policy, opening up politics to those outside the Westminster Establishment.

Dave Underwood
4 days ago

I am deeply ashamed of this ghastly Tory government's actions.

The Tories' decision to drill for new fossil fuels is unconscionable at a time of global climate crisis.

#NotMyGovernment #UK #Britain #Climate #Tories #GTTO #StopRosebank


Rosebank will create more CO2 than the combined emissions of 28 countries in the Global Self

We need to #StopRosebank

The biggest field deserves the biggest fight.
CelloMom On Cars
4 days ago

"#Britain’s #energy needs could be met entirely by #wind and #solar, according to a policy brief published today by Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Wind and solar can provide significantly more energy than the highest energy demand forecasts for 2050 and nearly ten times current #ElectricityDemand."

Wind and solar complement each other through the year, with solar output high in summer and wind output high in winter.

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
5 days ago

🇷🇺 🇺🇦 Moscow claimed on Wednesday that Washington and London helped #Ukraine orchestrate an unprecedented strike on the headquarters of the #Russian Black Sea Fleet in annexed #Crimea last week 🇺🇲 🇬🇧

#russia #usa #britain #russiaukrainewar

Jan Penfrat
5 days ago

This headline is gold.

#Politico #Brexit #Britain

Politico headline: "After Brexit, Britain and Europe embrace ever-closer union"
5 days ago

Asking the Impossible: UK Government Wants to “Safely” Break Facebook Encryption

After passing the Online Safety bill, the UK government is pressing Facebook to "safely" break its encryption.

Last week, we reported on the disastrous passage of the Online Safety bill in the UK. The bill is pr

#Privacy #Security #britain #encryption #Facebook #Meta #OnlineSafetyBill #UK

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
5 days ago

🇬🇧 🇷🇺 The Everton Football Club owner, Farhad Moshiri, received more than £400m from Alisher Usmanov companies in the run-up to the #Russian billionaire being placed under #sanctions, documents suggest, raising fresh questions about the financial ties between the two men.

#britain #russia

6 days ago

#SouthKorean President Yoon Suk-yeol will pay a state visit to #Britain in November, commemorating 140 years of bilateral relations. This will be the first state visit since King Charles III's coronation.

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
6 days ago

🇬🇧 🇷🇺 Three men and two women, all citizens of #Bulgaria, will appear in court on Tuesday after being charged with conspiracy to conduct #espionage

#russia #spying #britain

Meanwhile, at the British libdems' party conference, the party's vice-president Amna Ahmad is speaking right now with a peacefully-sleeping baby on her chest.

#politics #politicsuk #britain #british #uk #libdems

Tim Richards
6 days ago

New at my Patreon... Trudging up the slopes of beautiful sculpture gardens outside Penzance, I'm looking for art - but it's very much hidden among the trees:

Cornwall's secret sculpture garden

#Cornwall #UK #Britain #Garden #Sculpture #Art

Signpost in a garden setting, with an arrow and the words "Through the woods to the top".
Kay Elúvian
6 days ago

I live near Manchester, I periodically need to be in London. It's 200 miles / 330km away.

To take the train: £192 (220 EUR) + 3 hours each way.
Bus/Coach: £24 + 5h out, 7h back.
Fly: £127+ 3h each way.
Drive: £40 in petrol + 4h each way.

In France, to go from Paris to La Rochelle (300 miles) would take *3 hours* and cost *£90 / 100 EUR return* by train.

There's literally NO GOOD OPTION.

#britain #ukpolitics #publictransport

1 week ago

In comparison w/the #UnitedStates, a relatively small proportion of #police officers in #Britain carry #firearms. They require a special license to do so & are deployed only in limited situations. “Where firearms support is needed, it is carried out by specially #trained & #accredited firearms officers known as authorised firearms officers,” the guidance on the Metropolitan Police’s website states.

1 week ago

Signal CEO Reaffirms Exit of UK if Ordered to Break Encryption Via Online Safety Bill

The CEO of encrypted chat service, Signal, has reaffirmed that they will leave the UK if they are asked to break their encryption.

Fallout from the UKs disastrous passage

#Business #Privacy #Security #backdoor #britain #encryption #EndtoendEncryption #OnlineSafetyBill #Signal #UK

Signal logo, a chat balloon
1 week ago


Joey Grostern, Sam Bright in DeSmog

"#DeSmog has previously revealed that the Conservative Party received £3.5 million in donations from fossil fuel interests and climate science deniers in 2022, while two-thirds of the directors in charge of the party’s multi-million-pound endowment fund have a financial interest in oil, gas, and highly polluting industries."

#FossilFuels #politics #Britain #capitalism #ClimateCrisis 

#Britain to #Ukraine; "Are you sure you want to join the #eu why not hang around with us instead?"
And Ukraine smiles and backs away slowly, having just noticed Britain has shit itself and is pretending it hasn't.

CelloMom On Cars
2 weeks ago

"Rishi #Sunak’s weakening of #Britain’s #NetZero targets has prompted ire among ecologists, #business leaders and many of his own MPs. "

Challenged to take a stand,
"#Labour said it would work with industry to meet the 2030 target, arguing that families would ultimately be better off because #ElectricVehicles had much cheaper lifetime costs."


2 weeks ago

#UK's Online #Safety #Bill finally passed by parliament.

The government (#Britain) has said the bill does not ban end-to-end #encryption."
"Tech #companies have said #scanning #messages and end-to-end encryption are fundamentally incompatible."

Who is right?

2 weeks ago

‘Not What You’d Expect in a Democracy.’ How #Britain Is Waging War Against #ClimateProtesters

By Yasmeen Serhan/London
December 16, 2022

"As the #ClimateCrisis worsens, and as the international efforts to mitigate its effects continue to fall short, activists like #CameronFord have become more daring. Over the past year and a half, the 32-year-old British carpenter has blocked highways by gluing himself to roads and chained himself to an oil tanker.

"Like most #environmental campaigners, Ford never wanted to do anything that could land him in jail. 'I was hoping to emigrate to Canada one day,' he says from his home in Cambridge. But Ford changed his mind about the need for bolder activism after attending a talk hosted by the climate group #InsulateBritain last summer. 'It made sense to make that stand earlier, whilst there was still a chance that we could actually mitigate the worst of it, rather than once it’s too late,' he says.

"Ford is hardly alone in that view. Other British protesters like him have gone so far as to tunnel under major infrastructure projects, throw soup at famous works of art, and scale a 190-food bridge—all in a desperate bid to draw the public’s attention to the looming climate catastrophe.

"But their democratic right to protest is now at risk as the British government declares war on tactics that it regards as disruptive and, ideally, illegal. Draft legislation that the House of Commons approved in October [2022] would pose unprecedented restrictions on the right to #protest in #England and #Wales.

"'When [#ClimateCollapse] is what we face, I believe the only thing that would curtail us is the death penalty,' says Ford, 'because the alternative to us not standing up is death.'"

#GreatBritain #Fascism #ClimateAction #ClimateActivism #ACAB #WaterIsLife #Oligarchy

demï7en 🎗
2 weeks ago

@fulelo Remind me, when was the last time #Britain was a leader, or at least somewhat proactive, in tackling the potentially existential challenges to *their* way of life:

🔹 the degradation of environment (global warming and various types of pollution) and
🔹 the threats to liberal democracy (inequality and rising authoritarianism)

#UK #UnitedKingdom #GreatBritain

Ian Cylkowski Photography
2 weeks ago

Time for some history and English cultural heritage.

Every September volunteers for Heritage Open Days organise events and open up usually private buildings to celebrate the culture and heritage of England. We ventured to the historic Appleby-in-Westmorland to check out some of the ancient buildings.

It was fascinating!

Loads more photos, plus some history, available for you right here -> 👍

#travel #autumn #fall #architecture #heritage #uk #britain #england

Soft light gently illuminates for stables, resplendent in green finery from the 18th century.
An old English council chamber, lined with paintings and photos of former mayors, with oak furniture and green carpet.
The golden nave of Appleby church, lined with pews and arches with gentle lights above.
A 17th century cobbled courtyard, with plants in the middle, surrounded by small almshouses around with bright red doors.
BluePeony :bow_blue:
2 weeks ago

#Britain’s #monarchy is dying, and no PR can save it | Politics | Al Jazeera

> The world mostly ignored the anniversary of #QueenElizabeth’s passing, a reminder of how little the royal family means.


Turns out, Elizabeth’s decade after decade after decade tenure as monarch was as ephemeral as a gust of wind and, truth be told, much less serious than the results of that weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Sure, there were the familiar TV-friendly rituals confirming that Elizabeth had, in fact, been remembered. But they seemed tired and performative.
Charles is the head of a pedestrian, dysfunctional family that seethes with petty grievances, jealousies and contempt.

The House of Windsor’s supposed devotion to “service” is a fig leaf meant to disguise just how inconsequential and disconnected “The Firm” is from the taxing, day-to-day lives of most Brits.
Elizabeth devoted her comfortable life to travelling first-class, shielding her family’s vast wealth from the taxman, managing her family’s pristine, sprawling estates, being feted at lavish state dinners by virtue of luck and primogeniture, caring for her dear dogs and horses, and burnishing the mirage that the British monarchy remains an exemplar of constancy, charity and benevolence.
Charles is the head of a pedestrian, dysfunctional family that seethes with petty grievances, jealousies and contempt.

The House of Windsor’s supposed devotion to “service” is a fig leaf meant to disguise just how inconsequential and disconnected “The Firm” is from the taxing, day-to-day lives of most Brits.
Russia-Ukraine Daily News
2 weeks ago

🇬🇧 #Britain on Friday officially proscribed the #Russian mercenary #Wagner Group as a #terrorist organisation, after announcing the move last week, which will make it illegal to be a member or to support it.

#russia #terrorism

Stuart Herbert
2 weeks ago

Good morning!

While walking between #SteelRigg and #Windshields on the #HadriansWall path, I spotted this tower to the north.

It's called #Hopealone, and it seems to be a comms #tower. With the open #landscape around it, I thought it made for an eye-catching 25:9 shot.

#FujiFilm #XH2 #Northumbria #Photography #LandscapePhotography #ManMade #Britain #England #UK #BlackAndWhite #Monochrome

This is wide shot of Hopealone, a communications tower that stands in the open wilderness to the north of Hadrian's Wall.

The tower appears to be of a metal lattice construction, arranged in three tiers. As we go up the tower, each tier is smaller than the last, until the top tier is little more than a vertical mast.

It towers (pun intended) above the trees around it.
Vivienne Dunstan
2 weeks ago

Todays postal arrival, bought with some birthday money: Literary Hauntings, A Gazetter of Literary Ghost Stories from Britain and Ireland. From #TartarusPress. #Books #GhostStories #Gazetteer #Literature #Fiction #Geography #Psychogeography #Bookstodon #Reading #ShortStories #Ghosts #Hauntings #Britain #BritishFiction #Ireland #IrishFiction #Horror #BritishBooks #IrishBooks

The paperback book resting on a red sofa. The book has a cream dust jacket cover, with a spooky ghost like picture in the middle bottom of it.
Stuart Herbert
2 weeks ago

Once dusk has given way to true darkness, the majestic #TheKelpies dominate the Scottish sky.

You can find the previous shot in this series here:

#photography #Fujifilm #XH2 #TheHelix #Falkirk #Scotland #Britain #UK #NightPhotography #Sculpture #art

This is a photo of The Kelpies as dusk turns to darkness.

The Kelpies are 30 metre-high metal sculptures of two horses' heads, built as a public art installation at The Helix in Falkirk.

At night, they're illuminated from within, the lattice metalwork allowing the light to pour out.

Against the dark Scottish sky, the detail really stands out.

The sculptures change colour constantly, gradually fading into reds and blues before coming back together to be lit synchronously in white.

The light from the sculptures is so bright, it spills out to light up the specially-constructed canal lock basin that they reside within.
Oakland Privacy
3 weeks ago

Facial recognition could transform policing in same way as DNA, says Met chief

Britain’s most senior police officer has predicted that facial recognition technology will transform criminal investigations as much as DNA testing has done, a prospect described as dystopian by human rights campaigners...

#UK #Britain #facialrecognition #protest #chillingeffect #CCTV #privacy

"The Labour Party is afraid to mention Brexit - it was a catastrophe and everybody knows it deep in their bones"

Comedian @stephenfry gives his views on the impact of Britain leaving the EU

Courtesy of: #BBC

#LabourParty #Britain #Brexit #EU #StephenFry

"The Labour Party is afraid to mention Brexit - it was a catastrophe and everybody knows it deep in their bones"

-Stephen Fry
Gamliel Fishkin ☑️
3 weeks ago

@davidnjoku I do not know much about life of black persons in the contemporary United Kingdom, but please read the real story of Abram P. Gannibal, man born in Africa and lived his life successfully in Russia in the 18th century.
The greatest of the Russian poets, Alexander Pushkin was his great-grandson. Also, many British aristocrats descend from him.

#Africa #England #Britain #GB #UK #Russia #history #biography #Gannibal #AbramGannibal #Pushkin #AlexanderPushkin #poet

Alexander Hay
3 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

3 weeks ago


Reality is: #Brexit #Britain under the @conservatives has become an irrelevance within the context of global superpower power-playing!

It will take the UK a very long time to extricate itself from the wreckage of 14 years of Tory misrule - & I have * zero* confidence that a @UKLabour government under ‘Sir’ Keir (#KidStarver) #Starmer is up to the job of ‘building back better’!

To the contrary, I fear they will just manage our decline slightly more effectively but just as corruptly!

#ToryCorruption #ToriesUnfitToGovern #Sunak #Johnson #May #Truss #Cameron #Austerity

Helen Pugh
3 weeks ago

The world seems very quiet right now. Has everyone melted?

#heatwave #IndianSummer #autumn #Britain #uk

Dave Underwood
4 weeks ago

I think Tax Justice UK are right when they say as part of addressing chronic Government underfunding we need:

'[N]ew wealth taxes levied on the super rich (those with net assets over £10m) – & existing taxes like Capital Gains updated so the super rich pay the same tax rate as working people.'

#UK #Britain #ukpol #Tories #GTTO #uktax

Ian Cylkowski Photography
4 weeks ago

It's the end of the summer holidays.

Just as a heatwave arrives!

So we got up nice and early to hike to Colwith Force, snapping some gorgeous woodland and waterfall scenery. Added extra, swirling mist and fog burning away from the mountain tops.

Plenty more photos from this day are waiting for you right here -> 👍

#landscape #photography #photo #photographie #nature #travel #autumn #fall #lakedistrict #cumbria #uk #britain #england

A double spot waterfall emerges from a thick woodland, showing signs of autumnal colours.
A view from right next alongside a crashing waterfall, seperated by crags, and its river winds off into the distance.
A winding path cuts through a field towards a forest, with mountains barely visible above as the mist and fog swirls around their tops.
A country lane, framed by bushes, trees, and dry stone walls, leads the eye towards the rust-coloured craggy fells in the distance on a sunny day.

"Tory and Labour are two cheeks of the same arse" — a Scottish MP just stated during Prime Minister's Questions session in Parliament.

#britain #british #news #pmq

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
4 weeks ago

#Wagner, the #Russian mercenary group, is set to be proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK government - meaning it will be illegal to be a member or support the organisation 🇬🇧🇷🇺

#britain #russia

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
4 weeks ago

🇺🇲 🇬🇧 #Russia warned Tuesday it will treat any US move to station #nuclear weapons in the UK for the first time in 15 years as an “escalation” after media reports indicated plans to deploy the bombs on #British soil.

#usa #britain #nato #belarus

4 weeks ago

In our continuing series of "how post-#brexit #Britain descends into a banana republic (possibly soon without bananas)", on today's episode we take a look at the state of the prison conditions in this third world country:


Ian Cylkowski Photography
1 month ago

A change of plans meant rediscovering the incredible Kingsdale.

Arguably one of the "crowning" (sorry) features of Kingsdale is a pair of giant boulders teetering near the valley's western edge. They are known as the Cheese Press Stones.

Loads more photos from this hike are waiting for you, right here 👍

#landscape #landscapephotography #photography #photographie #photo #autumn #fall #yorkshire #northyorkshire #yorkshiredales #uk #britain #england #nature #travel

Two giant white boulders frame and centre a flat-topped hill in the distance with fluffy clouds and blue sky above.
A grey winding road moves through the flat-bottomed valley and beneath the valley's hillside, lined with limestone scars and boulders.
Limestone boulders and pavements criss-cross through the valley with a hill in the distance.
A cluster of large white boulders fill the frame and point towards a large hill in the distance on a sunny day.
SubtleBlade ⚔️
1 month ago

Five ways #kleptocrats can keep hold of their #UK assets

Politicians’ promises to rid #Britain of ‘#DirtyMoney’ in the aftermath of #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine haven’t come to fruition #ToryPoliciesInAction #MineyBeforePeople #DirtyParty #LoopholesForDonors?

"Imperial Federation - Map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886. Statistical information furnished by Captain J.C.R. Colomb, M.P. formerly R.M.A. Mclure & Co. Queen Victoria Street, London. British territories coloured in red. (Published as) Supplement to ''The Graphic'', July 24th, 1886. (Inset) Map of the world showing the extent of British territories in 1786." #Map #Maps #Cartography #History #Histodon #Histodons #British #Britain #Empire @histodon @histodons

1 month ago

Of course the British royal family has history in forgiving and protecting sex offenders, all the while attempting to rewrite history in the process. Lord Mountbatten for example (Charlie boys favourite uncle). Bare in mind the British royal family are also the head of the church of England. #princeandrew #britain #royalfamily

Aral Balkan
1 month ago

It would appear that “former Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach has threatened the University of Cambridge with legal action after a historian named her as a descendant of merchants who enslaved his ancestors.”

Oh, my… It would be a damn shame if more people knew of this so please do not boost this post.

#AntoinetteSandbach #SamuelSandbach #Sandbach #british #slavery #britain #slaveOwners #tories #tory #conservatives #uk #cambridge #colonialists #colonialism

Grant Denkinson
1 month ago

At #BiPrideUK23 on Saturday in #London there will be a chance to pick up the #book Purple Prose: #Bisexuality in #Britain Edited by Kate Harrad (2016). I'm one of the chapter curators. (event is also #Online #Hybrid)
#UKBiBook #UK #Bisexual #Community

1 month ago

And I think this is the home of the owners of the two horses from my last post: A manor near Kilmelford #cycling #Scotland #manor #biketour #britain #BikeTooter

A manor in front of a big mountain in rural Scotland

Caught up on the whole #LucyLetby thing and the thought that keeps coming into my head is how eerily normal she looks in her photos 😐😵

#SerialKillers #Britain #SerialKiller

1 month ago

These two horses on a green near Kilmelford told me: 'Oh, it's too hot in Scotland in the summer' 😉 #cycling #Scotland #horses #summer #biketour #britain #BikeTooter

Two beautiful dark brown horses hiding from the sun under a small tree near the fence, where I met them. Very friendly and elegant animals
kravietz 🦇
1 month ago

A question to #Britain history fans: my father is writing an article and he stumbled on a reference about “royal stables near London” where some MoD armoured division was stationed, likely until 1970’s. I tried to find it but none of the obvious locations (Royal Mews etc) rings the bell. Any ideas? 🤔

2 months ago

I cannot decide which one is the best of these four pics 🙄 can you please help me? From an elevated terrace at Kilmartin, looking back into the direction of Lochgilphead across the lush green farmland #cycling #Scotland #sheep #biketour #britain #BikeTooter

From an elevated terrace at Kilmartin, looking back into the direction of Lochgilphead across the lush green farmland and alot of sheep
From an elevated terrace at Kilmartin, looking back into the direction of Lochgilphead across the lush green farmland and alot of sheep
From an elevated terrace at Kilmartin, looking back into the direction of Lochgilphead across the lush green farmland and alot of sheep
From an elevated terrace at Kilmartin, looking back into the direction of Lochgilphead across the lush green farmland and alot of sheep
2 months ago

Every day, Britain slips closer to the dystopian end-times world from Children of Men…

(seriously, what kind of psychopath thought up the idea of putting them on a barge?)

#ChildrenOfMen #UK #Britain #Refugees #AsylumSeekers #BibbyStockholm

Prof Kemi FG
2 months ago


Oh, word? Is that why most people filing for bankruptcy due to medical bills are college educated homeowners in middle class professions and why more than 10% of adults at or above 400% of the poverty line owe medical debt? Unless you're redefining "those at the bottom" to mean "bottom 90% of the population," which lol lmao.

Anyway, nice try, but tell your co-workers at Kaiser Permanente to come up with better talking points.

#M4A #healthcare #SinglePayer #NHS #UK #Britain #Tories #USPol,%20by%20the%20amount%20of%20debt%20individuals%20owe,%202019

A land of concentration camps, e coli infested rivers and where the government is so keen to pretend away a pandemic that they'll deny the public up to date vaccines for #COVID this winter because that would be admitting it hasn't 'gone away'

And nobody in #Westminster wants to fix any of it, we just aren't worth the effort it seems.

Prof Kemi FG
2 months ago

British people, I cannot explain adequately what absolute hell the American healthcare system is. You know how people say: "at least in the US, you can get fast treatment. At least in the US, you can choose your doctor. At least in the US, you can get the most innovative treatment"?

Lies. All of it.

The US healthcare system excels at one thing only, and that's bankrupting people.

#M4A #healthcare #SinglePayer #NHS #UK #Britain #Tories

Tim Newman
2 months ago

Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian etc what are we currently in? Other than an absolute mess that is.

Charlian? #uk #britain #monarchy

I once had to travel around Britain for work, and let's just say I royally mangled Cheltenham and the Brits were far too polite to correct me.

#UK #Britain #Languages #Travel #English

CelloMom On Cars
2 months ago

"#Britain on Monday committed to granting hundreds of licences for #NorthSea #oil and #gas extraction.
Britain has a target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said even by this date the country is expected to get more than a quarter of its energy from oil and gas."

#UK #FossilFuels

2 months ago

Heyooo this is my #intro post pls boost

i'm a multiply #disabled #Autistic white #trans #lesbian living in the so-called uk (specifically on the island of #Britain), I'm Bargee, I live nomadically on a #narrowboat which I mostly successfully maintain myself. Interested in #RightToRepair and #repair more generally. A factor of the way autism manifests for me is hyperlexia (verbose speech, obsessive about choosing the exact right word, obsessed with learning new words and ways of speaking), this means my writing comes out really formal; read it as a class thing if you want but I'm working class, no now or future inherited wealth, no access to managerial or corporate power, lived paycheck to paycheck my whole adult life.

Politically speaking i'm into #greenanarchy, I love the #iww, i'm here for #familyAbolition and #policeabolition, #transformativejustice and #prisonabolition. I want an end to all colonial rule, capital, states, nations, borders and capital. In terms of the island I am on I am here for the end to the English occupation of the six northern counties in Ireland, the end of English rule/occupation/power in Scotland and Wales, and the end to all English overseas domination in all forms perpetrated under the flag of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I'm pessimistic about technology and I think it and legislation can't solve social problems.

I mostly post about disability justice, #CovidIsNotOver, queerness, transness, #ukpol, anarchism and anticapitalism.

I'm a linux user, obviously, and a #foss advocate.

I'll make a separate pinned post with a cw for sexy. Flirts welcome if you're a dyke, don't think covid is over and still mask up (or disability precludes you masking), and if you're like, older than mid twenties (i'm in my thirties). CIS AND TRANS MEN NO FLIRTING, THIS IS IN CAPS BECAUSE YOUR PEOPLE SEEM INCAPABLE OF READING COMPREHENSION.

To People of Colour: I collect my cousins, particularly white trans/disabled girls and autistics. If someone is doing a racism from an instance mine is federated with and you want collection please let me know. If I see this myself I do my best to not need asking. Being gracious and grateful when receiving criticism and asks for accountability or change in my behaviour is important to me and I do not expect your tone to be a certain way for me to hear it, and I am grateful for any time you take a chance on me and do me the generosity of feedback. I understand that feedback does not have to be complete and that a gift of feedback does not obligate the giver to provide further explanation/education/contact. I understand what diunital thinking is and do my best to employ it. I can usually keep my temper and own feelings in check when collecting and recuse myself when they get in the way of constructive action. I have no qualms with conflict, upsetting people and being "mean" where necessary, however. This paragraph is here for your informed consent and does not obligate you to like or trust me or interact with me.

A note on language: I use nondisabled, disablis(t/m) to honour the disability activists I have known and organised with in Britain, over the more common americanisms abled, ablis(t/m) but I don't care what anyone else uses. I use C(oercively)AFAB and CAMAB over AFAB/AMAB and if you're TME I think you should do the same. I don't really mind what language other trans women and TMA people use but I would encourage you to look into the terf historical useage of FAB (female at birth) and the transmasc transmisogynist useage of AFABulous, as well as to think about how CAMAB both decenters our ASAB and centers the violent upholding of cisgenderism, and think about whether this might be a useful lingustic distinction for you. But I'm not the boss of you, do what feels important/right to you.

I'm angry that after 10 years of rising up the ranks in my career and growing my wage I'm still struggling to pay bills as though my wage has over doubled from 10 years ago the mismanagement of the economy keeps moving the bar of comfortable just ahead of me.

Fucking sick of this no win #Britain. Fucking sick of 13 years of fucking #tories

Donald Roy
2 months ago


In this context I must say that though I regard the overall record of the 1997-2010 #labour government as mixed at best an achievement that has stood the test of time was the creation of the #ons - Office for National Statistics - with far greater independence than its predecessors. #ons can fairly be regarded as a world leading institution - one of very few #britain has to its name - arguably #nice - the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - is another.

3 months ago

Bloody refugees... I mean asylum seekers.. coming here expecting to have a legitimate way of entering the country to make their request to not be tortured or otherwise threatened with death. ...THE CHEEK!

#Britain wasn't built on fairness, social justice, equality or opportunity!!

It was build on being born to the right family.

Born in a warzone.? tough! Try harder in your next life!


#Rishi #Cruella #Suella

#Tory party policy

Ian Cylkowski Photography
3 months ago

Time for somewhere a little different.

We enjoyed a long weekend break in and around Marsden, nestled in the South Pennines of West Yorkshire.

Although conditions were less than favourable, I still walked away with some reasonable photos.

There's plenty more for your viewing pleasure here 👍

#landscape #nature #travel #photography #photo #photographie #westyorkshire #yorkshire #summer #uk #britain #england

Giant crags and boulders jut out from the valley side, pointing across the moorland to the distant hills and light.
A zoomed in shot of a gently sloping triangular hill, bathed in golden light, with small farms beneath it.
A rural English scene, with a stone cottage lining the side of a canal as it enters the dark tunnel underneath the hill.
Boulders and jutting crags point the viewer's eye towards the triangular shape of Pule Hill as it catches the afternoon's sun.