Former Customs & Excise Commissioner; husband, father & grandfather. Author of over 40 books, mostly detective stories set in C&E. Composer & musician.

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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
25 Republican Senators voted against paying our troops. Absolutely disgusting.
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I wish every single person in the West would listen to Putin's speech. Obviously, that won't happen so let me summarise as a professional translator for 10+ years. He states, as he has done from the outset, what his intentions and complaints are in the plainest terms possible.🧵
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
Now that Putin has tried to annex more Ukrainian territory the size of Portugal, I hope those in the West who last February explained his invasion as a defensive response to alleged NATO expansion will have the decency to admit their hypothesis was wrong.
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
The death toll of the Russian strike on Zaporizhzhia rose to 30, 88 were injured - National Police (as of 19:41, Sep 30) Among those killed there are 11-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy. A three-year-old girl was injured. 📷t.me/UA_National_Police/7969
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Min. 23 🇺🇦 civilians killed, 28 wounded as Russia strikes humanitarian column in Zaporizhzhia. 16(!) S-300 missiles were launched Ppl were heading to rescue relatives, deliver aid to 🇷🇺-occup territories euromaidanpress.com/2022/09/… 📽️ Dep. Head Pres Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko/TG
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Friends, the speed at which Starbucks stores are filing for union elections in a heavily under-unionized industry is major. And don’t lose sight of the fact that this effort is being led by young people. Among all the doom and gloom, we can always find hope in worker power.
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At least 30 people were killed and 88 wounded by a Russian missile strike on a convoy of civilian cars in Zaporizhzhia Oblast on Sept. 30, according to police. “Only absolute terrorists can do this,” Zelensky said. 📷Dmytro Smolienko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
They crashed the economy with unfunded tax cuts for the rich. Now this guy turns up to tell us we’re living in a “fool’s paradise” and they’re going to “trim the fat”. How much longer can we be expected to put up with this?
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
Coffey’s study into inequality, Kwarteng’s economic predictions, Liz Truss and the inquiry into Boris Johnson. This Government is blocking the publishing of absolutely anything that might be negative for them. It is unprecedented and it is a dictatorship, not a democracy.
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
BREAKING: Amy Coney Barrett did not disclose her husband’s legal work on a court ethics form. This is after we learned that Clarence Thomas failed to disclose $700k of Ginni Thomas’s pay from the far-right Heritage Foundation. SCOTUS needs a REAL code of ethics. Now.
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The illegal annexation proclaimed by Putin won’t change anything. All territories illegally occupied by Russian invaders are Ukrainian land and will always be part of this sovereign nation.
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⚡️Ukraine is submitting an application to join NATO using the expedited procedure, - President @ZelenskyyUa after the meeting of Natinal Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
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I strongly condemn Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. It is a serious violation of both international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty.
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Kherson is not Russia. Zaporizhzhia is not Russia. Luhansk is not Russia. Donetsk is not Russia. Pass it on.
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Joe Biden: "We will give Ukraine the weapons it needs to recapture all its territories."
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
1) The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Thomas Waite has told the BBC that a recent increase in COVID hospital admissions in England is a "wake-up call" heading into autumn. There was a 47% increase over the week leading up to Sept 26th compared to the previous week.
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
BREAKING: Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene is caught on a leaked tape saying "I'm sick of these Black bastards" about Black deputies on the force and threatening to "clean house and be done with it." RT IF YOU THINK THAT HE MUST BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!
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Richard Hernaman Allen retweeted
Bombshell report on #C4News. Turns out there's significant evidence the Tories' flagship 'Free Port' may be poisoning the North East coast, and has been completely ignored, and guidelines waived.
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Don't forget about these courageous women who were saving the lives of servicemen and civilians in #Mariupol up until russia took them hostages in April. The medics of hospital #555 must be released along with all other Ukrainians who are still in captivity #prisonersVoice @ICRC
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Take note of all the Republicans who are siding with Russia and assisting Putin with his disinformation warfare. They are traitors. Plain and simple.
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