Retired teacher, exiled scouser

Joined March 2014
Next time Johnson boasts about UK help to Ukraine, remember this.
The feds flagged $650,000 funnelled from Russian account to Johnson election campaign, since Feb the UK has paid £250mil to Russia for oil . Before the election they sent enough money to buy 8,000 Russian tanks Julia . Did you forget ?
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When talking about reducing the “attainment gap” between state and private schools this is the graph you need to have in mind- the gap in funding between state vs private kids. It’s more than doubled since 2010- through a combo of ⬇️ real terms state funding and ⬆️ school fees.
Exclusive: Nadhim Zahawi says Britain should be proud of private schools and not ‘tilt the system’ to ensure more from state schools go to Oxbridge He says it should be based on merit alone & that the focus needs to be on improving state schools thetimes.co.uk/article/57a66…
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All the white wingers saying cooking on a budget is easy, let’s see it. I want your shopping list & 7 day meal plans, to include all 3 meals drink & snacks. Has to meet 5 a day fruit & veg, daily vitamin RDAs, protein targets & fibre. Off you pop, I could do with the competition.
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If you genuinely think someone who offers to resign IF they have broken the law is worse than someone who won’t resign WHEN they have broken the law you’re a big part of what’s wrong with this country.
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NEWS FLASH! It’s not a dislike of “hard maths” that puts girls off studying or pursuing careers in maths + physics. It’s outdated and damaging stereotypes that close doors on many talented girls and women. Ready to hear about some of our most inspiring women physicists? 🧵
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EXCLUSIVE: @YouGov polled whether voters think Boris Johnson has or hasn’t lied about partygate. 78% of voters think he has lied Including 61% of 2019 Tory voters, and 51% of those still saying they would vote Tory More on @TimesRadio from 10am
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Replying to @Rob_Kimbell
Check out the view of the Financial Times
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This is great research (and impeccable timing). There are only 70k non-doms BUT - 1-in-5 top earning bankers are non-doms - 1-in-10 residents in the City / Westminster/ Kensington are non-doms warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/econom…
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It’s a new book! Two Jewish cousins write to each other during WW2, one in London, the other in Poland.
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Here's the conclusions of the @resfoundation team's great/sleep-deprived analysis of yesterday's Spring Statement. It's not pretty
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As usual, the replies to those pointing out the racism involved in the Child Q case are full of people shouting "Bollocks!" or "what about Muslim rape gangs?" Well please allow me to retort. Settle in... 🧵
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P&O Ferries furloughed 1400 of its staff during the pandemic, costing the taxpayer £10m. They also asked us for a £150m bailout. Its parent company then paid out £250m to shareholders. Now pandemic's over, they're sacking the British staff we supported. rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-calls-fo…
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One of my fave football chants was actually from Norwich fans v Chelsea years ago 🎶 We’ve got a super cook, you’ve got a Russian crook 🎶 Indeed
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Last night MPs voted to SCRAP next month’s National Insurance rise - but despite crippling rises in energy bills, Soaring fuel & food prices & inflation at a 30 year high @BorisJohnson says he’s going to ignore the vote & go ahead with it anyway Why is this not reported today?
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We spend four days asking refugees arriving at the Polish border crossing at Przemysl to show us the things they just couldn’t leave without. Here’s what they told us...all 33. ow.ly/O1a450IbaEn
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