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The Government are using Brexit to weaken environmental protections

Green Party member of the House of Lords Jenny Jones writes at https://leftfootforward.org/2020/01/the-government-are-using-brexit-to-weaken-environmental-protections/ The UK government has lost in the courts time after time on issues like people’s right to clean air, clean waters and clean beaches. And now, guess what? The … Continue reading

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Trump/US’s assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani: analysis

The US assassinated Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani this morning by drone attack near Baghdad airport. I present my analysis which my be revised or extended. Trump/US’s assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani is no doubt an extremely provocative and outrageous … Continue reading

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Boris “Buller, Buller, Buller” Johnson

Boris Johnson claimed today that the naughtiest thing he’s ever done is ride a bicycle on the pavement. In early September however, he alluded to his time at university by advising primary school children not to get drunk. While at … Continue reading

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The lying liar Boris Johnson and more

It is documented and established beyond doubt that Boris Johnson is a lying liar. While that is enough to establish that he is totally unsuitable to hold any high office, there is further evidence that he is a dangerous, unstable … Continue reading

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I’m a climate change scientist – and I’m campaigning for Labour this election

Simon Lewis, UCL The 2019 UK general election matters because the climate emergency means that the next decade is critical for the future of humanity. Only a Labour government can really turn things around, not just in the UK, but … Continue reading

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UK wealth inequality

How billionaires extract wealth rather than create it It is difficult to comprehend the sheer scale of UK wealth inequality, which is twice as high as income inequality. New research published today by the Equality Trust has shown that the five richest … Continue reading

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Statement on the Climate Crisis: Revised

The Earth’s climate is in crisis, it is an emergency. There is no doubt about it – scientists are in near unanimous agreement that humans are causing severe damage to Earth’s climate. This is our home and we have to care … Continue reading

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Register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December

Register to vote gov.uk Register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December. If you want to apply to vote by post in England, Scotland or Wales, register before 5pm on 26 November. If you’re going … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn to announce Labour manifesto

UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing the Labour manifesto today. While I am not and have never been a Labour member, I strongly support the current Labour party and their policies. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party are … Continue reading

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Statement on the Climate Crisis

The Earth’s climate is in crisis, it is an emergency. There is no doubt about it – scientists are in near unanimous agreement that humans are causing severe damage to Earth’s climate. This is our home and we have to … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s lies

It’s not just Boris Johnson’s lying. It’s that the media let him get away with it Peter Oborne … During a speech lasting no more than 10 minutes, viewers learn that he is building 40 new hospitals. Sounds good. But … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: F*** business

Boris Johnson appeared before the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today. The CBI are not keen on Brexit. BJ wanted a general election to gain a majority of MPs so that he can pursue a no-deal Brexit without democracy preventing … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: Disappointed at the size of your wife’s tits? Vote Tory

Boris Johnson’s misogyny It’s insulting that the Conservatives can only offer such a dishonest, arrogant, infantile and misogynist ^£$€ as their leader and prime minister of UK. In addition to the widespread recognition that truth is totally alien to him, … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson on w@@king

Boris Johnson is today presenting a general election speech using a ‘clever’ euphemism for w**king. He will say “We can honour the wishes of the people, or else we can waste more time, at the cost of a billion pounds … Continue reading

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How to campaign in a general election

Elections are well documented so that you can research what to expect online. I have been successful gambling on general elections: we’ve had general elections in 2015 and 2017 as a guide. If you gamble, I suggest that you hedge (gambling term is dutch or dutching) your bets. Continue reading

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THE STATE WE’RE IN :: Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50302392 A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis. … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal ‘would cost UK economy £70bn’

Plan would shave up to 4% from size of economy by the end of 2020s, says thinktank Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is expected to cost the UK economy as much as £70bn over the next decade compared with remaining in … Continue reading

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Labour party to consider banning private jets

Labour Party will examine proposal to ban private jets … Andy McDonald, the opposition spokesman for the transport sector, said a report from the Common Wealth think tank proposing a ban on private jets made a “very convincing argument”. “Why … Continue reading

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Johnson and Cummings under fire as police hand criminal evidence on Vote Leave to prosecution agency

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/johnson-and-cummings-under-fire-police-hand-criminal-evidence-vote-leave-prosecution-agency/ Evidence that could lead to criminal charges against the pro-Brexit campaign led by Boris Johnson and his key adviser, Dominic Cummings, has now been passed by police to the criminal prosecution authorities, openDemocracy has learned. Last year, the Electoral … Continue reading

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Police considering criminal charges against Boris Johnson

Investigation into Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri paused for police watchdog probe … Ms Arcuri is at the centre of allegations that Mr Johnson showed favouritism to help her get hold of £126,000 in public funding and privileged access to … Continue reading

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