Don't want my children to grow up thinking corruption is in any way normal and that all politicians are corrupt. They're not.

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Why does MSM amplify lethal Tory campaign to label regulation as 'red tape' or negative. Regulation gives people life (Grenfell); income (minimum wage); right to equality, clean air/water, decent food, housing, transport. Why is MSM ignoring positive aspects of public regulation?
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Good grief.
Westminster Voting Intention (Red Wall): LAB: 61% (+12) CON: 23% (-11) LDM: 7% (+2) GRN: 4% (=) REF: 3% (-4) Via @RedfieldWilton, On 3-4 October, Changes w/ 19-20 September.
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People underestimate how restful Conservative Party conference speeches can be…
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To consider regarding nuclear blackmail: when you give in to it, you empower dictators to do it again, encourage worldwide nuclear proliferation, and make nuclear war much, much more likely.
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But even venture capitalists know they don’t get rich on their own. Public investment - in education, infrastructure, skills, health - is vital to create growth. It’s time this government remembered that age-old truth: when the strong help the weak, it makes us all stronger.
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It’s all there in Britannia Unchained, co-authored by Liz Truss and Kwarteng: the pound can collapse, borrowing and mortgages can soar, pensioners can freeze, kids can go hungry, as long as the economy is ripe for venture capitalists freed from regulation and, ideally, tax.
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I'm seeing some misunderstanding the benefits debate as if it were workers v unemployed. Roughly 40% of those who receive Universal Credit get them as in-work benefits to top up low incomes. Many others too have disabilities or mental health problems making work difficult.
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Ask a member of the public who was the greatest Italian painter of the 20thC and the chances are they would say Modigliani. If you ask an artist, it's almost certain to be Giorgio Morandi. Morandi painted bottles as if they were landscape, and landscape as if it were bottles.
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Suella Braverman just said to her conference: “Don’t get me started on the lawyers.” She qualified and practiced as a Barrister. She became AG, and head of the Bar. UK law is a beacon. It matters to so many people. An ex AG rubbishing it demonstrates terrible values.
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What's happening in Thurrock deserves more attention. A council recklessly borrowed £1bn from other (apathetic) local authorities and then risked it all on secretive and ultimately disastrous money-spinning deals. Now there's no choice but to give it hundreds of millions more
BREAKING: Thurrock Council has been given permission to borrow nearly £850m from the public purse as an “urgent solution” to meet its debt repayments, mostly to other local authorities
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BREAKING: Thurrock Council has been given permission to borrow nearly £850m from the public purse as an “urgent solution” to meet its debt repayments, mostly to other local authorities
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Archaeologists uncovered part of a majestic mosaic at the #Roman baths in Plotinopolis, Greece (Thrace), 2nd c. CE. #Archaeology
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Tufton Street alumni are now scattered across government as special advisers. Here are the graduates of opaquely-funded libertarian think tanks now in the corridors of power. 📝 @BylineTimes
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