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When you're definitely against cancel culture.
UK civil servants have been ordered to trawl through the social media accounts of guest speakers at one government ministry, including going back up to five years to see if they have ever criticised government policy, as part of a new vetting process. on.ft.com/3vYtNiv
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The @DWP keeps secret its own research into how its policies affect claimants. Research into the benefit cap, deaths of benefits claimants, the impact of universal credit, and benefit sanctions all kept hidden despite demands from MPs to publish them bit.ly/3zNhMxq
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Lost wedding ring in Borth, in front of the lifeboat station in the sea. Same as the one pictured here. If found please contact Paul on 07802649777.
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'In the past week, Truss and Sunak have resembled a pair of drunken crewmates on the deck of the Titanic, clumsily punching each other as the ship heads towards the iceberg. Amid the chaos, the voters are left to nervously eye the flimsy lifeboats.' inews.co.uk/opinion/liz-trus…
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Exhibition on Screen: Hopper Tuesday 18th October 7.30pm This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. For all info: theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.d…
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I somehow missed this & I do this stuff for a living. Please spread far & wide.
I’ve seen a confidential document from Lynton Crosby’s lobbying firm which advises Boris Johnson to ride roughshod over every convention and standard of propriety to pack the House of Lords. [Thread] theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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We represent 96% of train drivers, but there are limits…
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Liz Truss said today that she will "change woke civil service culture that strays into antisemitism". A Truss campaign source also accused Labour under Keir Starmer of being "a talking shop for antisemitism and antizionism." No evidence provided for either of these charges.
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How on earth can a pensioner on the state pension possibly pay 50% of their income on gas and electric? And why can’t @trussliz realise that reversing the NI increase will do nothing for them? Martin Lewis and Gordon Brown are right. We need action now!
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This film outside last night’s Cheltenham hustings just goes to show how different everyone’s reality is in Britain.
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Some thoughts on Liz Truss and her resolute backing for those poor, struggling energy companies
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Asked about the huge profits being made by energy companies, Liz Truss says it's wrong to "bandy the word 'profit' around as if it is something that's dirty and evil." "We're playing into the hands of people like Jeremy Corbyn, who want to completely undermine our way of life".
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We’re about to replace a brilliant liar with a rubbish liar & it’s happening because Brexit turned half the country into people with a desperate need to be lied to. Thank goodness everything’s going so well because in other circumstances this would be a major bloody problem.
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The diabolical state of water & energy supply in the UK is *precisely* what the politics of secretly-funded free market think tanks, low regulation & small government deliver. And the two balloons vying to become PM are arguing about who’s most committed to the vampiric ideology.
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What a surprise. He’s normally so effective & proactive. Remember all those ‘big calls’ he got right?
No new measures to help with cost of living after crisis talks between Boris Johnson and energy bosses news.sky.com/story/no-new-me…
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It’s very difficult to overstate the damage the Daily Mail does to this country.
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First Liz for Leader Truss bottled doing an interview with Andrew Neil, now she’s bottling doing one with Nick Robinson. She hasn’t got what it takes to be Prime Minister and almost everyone knows it.
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Love to see it.
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Consider a retweet if you think Boris Johnson has corrupted our politics and Government.
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I’ve seldom seen anyone as ill at ease with themselves as Liz Truss. Every expression, gesture and joyless smile seems mannered and staged. It’s as if she has read a manual on how humans behave.
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