So here it is. After the euphoria, the @FinancialTimes @FTMag long read of how @BorisJohnson did his Trade deal with the EU. Tl:dr...not so much “build back better”, more “build back the borders” - stay with me/1.
Replying to @mikebutcher: "Trade will be slower, more expensive and less flexible."
Looking for an upside to Brexit? There isn't one. https://t.co/…
Turn on the radio to hear that 11 UK government MPs support UsforThem, an opaque outfit that has pushed pseudoscience theories about Covid to argue for schools to open.
Last week 10k+ people in UK died with Covid and UsforThem are shaping media narrative on Monday morning? Wild
Replying to @PeterKGeoghegan: Now Today presenter is quoting anonymously funded Institute of Economic Affairs arguing against keeping universal cred…
Now Today presenter is quoting anonymously funded Institute of Economic Affairs arguing against keeping universal credit uplift.
I wrote a BOOK about how small amounts of money and lobbying warp British political debate. And yet am still amazed at how easy and ubiquitous it is.
💥 Hotel quarantine is coming
Ministers will meet on Tuesday to sign off on mandatory quarantine for arrivals into UK. But there’s a Cabinet split on whether it should be for *all* arrivals or certain countries with new strains of Covid-19.
Replying to @paulmasonnews: Go long Tory-owned hotel chains tomorrow lads....
@GoodwinMJ Labour is increasingly silent or supplicant to issues around veterans or the military. It’s not a hill they’re prepared to die on. The result will mean either a military that goes unchallenged politically or the military will increasingly become an icon of the right. Likely both.
I support a federal UK. But it looks increasingly as if federation will be created not by the UK government but rather by the EU, with the constituent parts of the UK all rejoining the EU at different stages as separate states. Northern Ireland has already in effect done this
The Daily Mail is asking readers to donate to their “Computers for kids” campaign which will help Computacenter wipe used laptops for £15.
We note however that Computacenter was *already* awarded £96mm to *supply* these laptops
Replying to @c_laptops: Completely unacceptable, Computacenter is currently a vacuum of taxpayer £ and distributing late, virus-ridden, unsafe machi…
Completely unacceptable, Computacenter is currently a vacuum of taxpayer £ and distributing late, virus-ridden, unsafe machines to kids
Please ask your generous friends and family to avoid this scam and find a local refurbishing org instead (easily located on Tech For UK's site)
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