Fighting Dizzie Lizzie Truss and corrupt right-wing populism. EU rejoiner. Reclaiming Labour for centre ground. Starmer must back Progressive Alliance to #GTTO.

Yorkshire and The Humber
Joined September 2016
As a Labour activist I fought Hezza for years. Challenging 'Tarzan' became an obsession. But on Saturday he almost brought me to tears. One of the most powerful, emotive, pro-Remain speeches I've ever witnessed. A veteran Tory grandee savaging May and the Brexiteers. Devastating!
Michael Helseltine's speech at the #PeoplesVoteMarch shows up Michael Gove & Boris Johnson for the posturing, casually destructive clowns that they are. God help us if either of them becomes PM. #Marr #Ridge
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BREAKING: The American Freedom Tour, the company that puts on for-profit Trump rallies, has cancelled events all over the country and now faces BANKRUPTCY after failing to pay vendors and speakers. This is marvelous news!
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The entire audience put their hands up when Richard Bacon asked them if they were worried about their financial situation now. The entire audience. Even Fiona Bruce was like ‘you can’t ignore that’. #bbcqt
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At least with the first wave of austerity the government tried to convince us that 'we're all in this together' and that good times would return. Not even a pretence of that this time.
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I think the argument here is that we've all been living it up at the expense of the richest people in society and now it's time for that to end.
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The calculation must surely be that releasing the OBR report would have a *worse* effect on the pound & the markets than continuing with the secrecy & obfuscation. When you look at what the secrecy & obfuscation did to the pound & the markets last week, this truly beggars belief.
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There’s something obscenely immoral about a governing party telling us we’re all too spoiled and reliant on the state so it’s cutting public services for our own benefit, while they themselves roll around in their trough handing out extravagant treats to their wealthy friends.
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Simon Clarke is flagging return to austerity in @thetimes interview. But where’s the mandate? Boris Johnson pledged govt would "not go back to the austerity of 10 years ago" in June 2020. Truss said in July 2022: “I’m very clear I’m not planning public spending reductions”.
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Left it too late again. But if you are both pissing yourself laughing at the Tories tanking in the polls and sighing in despair at what they’re doing then follow and I’ll follow back. We need a Labour government🌹 #followbackfriday
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The Levelling-Up Secretary says the poor should be given less fat in order to fund better claret for High Table #dickens
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Liz Truss insists she’s got an ‘iron grip’ on UK finances. Could be why Bank of England has just done a £65 billion bailout to protect pensions
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Very troubling to see India abstaining on this issue - troubling for future alliances, troubling for their own and regional security. A principle of annexation undermines almost every border in the world.
UNSC Countries that abstained from condemning #Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s territory 1- China 2- Brazil 3- India 4- Gabon Russia vetoed and failed resolution
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So #ThickLizzy now admits their budget caused the financial chaos but insists she knows what she is doing? She refuses to release the OBR report, presumably because it shows she does NOT know what she is doing. And we are supposed to feel reassured? The woman is mad #LizTruss
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Mick Lynch(RMT) - "People on this picket line haven't had a pay rise in 3 years... but rail bosses are raking it in... & they'll get the full benefit of Kwasi Kwarteng's tax break for the super rich... & I'm sure the people of Britain will be outraged at that" #BBCBreakfast
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Weird. Just read this piece from ⁦@trussliz⁩ on how govt is on the side of Sun readers, and measures it’s taken, but there’s no mention of lifting the cap on bankers bonuses, or cutting top rate of tax from 45p to 40p. Must have slipped her mind 🤔 thesun.co.uk/news/19972195/l…
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After 12 years of cuts, Simon Clarke says the Conservatives need to trim the fat on the welfare state. Cuts in living standards for those who can’t afford to pay for food and heating. Meanwhile, tax cuts for the wealthiest and for the most profitable companies. #ToryBritain
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There’s no ‘fat to trim.’ After a decade of cuts everything’s down to the bone already. There’s been no investment in people, in skills, in infrastructure. And now she’s making us all pay for her wonky ideology, chronic incompetence, recklessness and ineptitude.
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Worth remembering how fragile Truss’s authority is within the Conservative Parliamentary Party. #Truss only polled 50 (came 3rd in the first ballot, squeaked through to the final 2 coming second to #Sunak. She has no mandate from the British people nor Con MPs
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Liz Truss says her mini-budget takes advantage of the economic "opportunities" of Brexit. A new poll for @BylineTimes finds that 62% of people believe Brexit has made us all worse off, while 61% of decided voters say they would now vote to rejoin the EU. bylinetimes.com/2022/09/30/l…
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