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Boris Johnson in the US is objectively doing more work for Ukraine than most people could - particularly in convincing Republicans (who now control the House) of the need to back Zelenskyy to the hilt. Braindead British commentators won't even acknowledge the good this can do.
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Ever wondered how a nuclear #submarine is powered ? This simple diagram explains it clearly
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Remarkable failure of successive governments to explain how much *more* than £350m every week the NHS is now getting compared to 2016.
Replying to @LukeTryl
Widespread feeling that we’d fluffed Brexit. Conversation turned to the £350 million (the political slogan with the most cut through I’ve ever heard) and where was it, given the NHS’s struggles.
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141bn 2015/16 -> 182bn 2023/24 That’s 41bn more, adjusted for inflation. Or 788m more every single week.
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I tried putting the chinese text in ChatGPT and bam, this is basically perfect. Certainly very readable. Every news organization should now have access to automatic international coverage. All content should basically be consumable in every language.
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I just watched Sam Smith's new music video. What's the fuss supposed to be about? Basically tame compared to Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, Nikki Minaj, or Cardi B. Has a certain section of Twitter just missed the last 40? years of music videos?
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'We are all Brexiters, we have to look at what we have on the table and fix what we can through the existing agreements.' Gina Miller says Rishi Sunak is being 'dishonest' in claiming the UK has signed 72 Brexit trade deals. @thatginamille
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'They do this all the time with Boris Johnson, we could be looking for the next manager of Chelsea and they would put their money on Boris Johnson.' William Kedjanyi from Star Sports Bet goes through the latest odds of who could fill the Tory Party Chairman vacancy.
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If we're to do a Brexit day in the future - of all of the dates to pick 23rd June seems most apt. 31 Jan falls at a miserable time of year, and represents extension after extension forced on the country by a rotten hung parliament and a bad faith EU.
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After all the US doesn't celebrate its independence day on the anniversary of the day it finally signed a peace with the British Empire (September 3, 1783). It celebrates its ratification of the Declaration of Independence (4th July, 1776).
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I am *obsessed* with looking at Zone 1 flats I can’t afford.
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Worth noting why IMF says it expects UK recession in 2023. It isn't Brexit, tax rises, high public spending, or too much past austerity. It's 3 connected things: a) High UK exposure to natural gas b) A large loss of labour force participation during Covid c) Rate rises cos of (a)
Replying to @CarverEmily
They criticised unfunded tax cuts in Sept, specifically the contradiction between tight monetary policy to control inflation and loose fiscal policy, borrowing to stimulate growth. Their analysis now does not contradict that. It's worth listening to what they said.
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Boris Johnson's post-Prime Ministerial life isn't all too different from his Prime Ministerial one.
It was a pleasure to meet with @OMarkarova at Ukraine House in Washington and take questions from the Ukrainian media. 🇺🇦🇬🇧 #UkraineMustWin
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🍪🇪🇺NEW: The Government says Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will remove the EU rule that mandated the need to manually and relentlessly click 'accept cookies' for websites running harmless cookies. Consent mechanisms will remain for "more intrusive" tracking.
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The logo colours explained
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Nice to see you Steve, just a note - if you want *any* daytime broadcaster to show you or your message in the background of a shot, don't include swear words on your signs. Ofcom doesn't take too kindly to it. We've got a duty to cut away.
Gbeebies on College Green. Tom Harwood. They cut the live broadcast… no idea why?😂😂😂
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“We were able to licence that vaccine faster than any other European country” “Let’s look forward to all the other ways we can change our country and our economy for the better. Improve the ways we are able to do things: pharmaceuticals, financial services, genetic engineering”
Time to turn the tables on the gloom-mongers, and exploit the benefits of Brexit. Remember that vaccine rollout! Happy Brexit Day!
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The UK of course chose to opt out of the EU's vaccine procurement programme too. Derided at the time by Remainers. In reality it delivered a big Brexit-inspired dividend. order-order.com/2020/12/21/b…
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Rachel Reeves asks Excheq Sec “Can he explain why the UK is still the only G7 economy that is smaller than before the pandemic? Why is the UK the only G7 economy with its growth forecast downgraded this year? Why are we at the bottom of the league table both this year and next?”
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