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#PoliceBill: The Lords have blocked the #Tory plan to outlaw #protest

This is a bit huge, isn’t it? Members of one House of Parliament have shown that they are capable of listening to the public, and have voted to block a plan by the Tory government to outlaw “noisy” and/or “disruptive” organised … Continue reading

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Self-Employment Support Scheme appeal dismissed

Image: Wikipedia R. (on the application of Motherhood Plan) v HM Treasury [2021] EWCA Civ 1703 In a judgment handed down on 24 November 2021, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal concerning the lawfulness of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme … Continue reading

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Starmer again refuses energy nationalisation – after campaigning on public ownership in leader contest

Labour leader rejects nationalised energy even as public faces soaring bills for private profit Keir Starmer has again rejected the idea of renationalising energy companies, even though a caller to LBC pointed out that huge rises are driven by private … Continue reading

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Video: Kill the Bill activists ‘zoom bomb’ Patel Q&A. Host: ‘no idea how these leftists got in on the call’

Hard right Home Secretary and supporters have no idea how to react when faced with actual questions Home Secretary Priti Patel was nonplussed when activists against her fascist policing bill – which will criminalise ‘inconvenient’ protests with prison sentences of … Continue reading

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Stable-heater Zahawi rushes to deny #OperationRedMeat to save #BorisJohnson’s bacon

Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, wants us to know that he is refusing to recognise suggestions of an “Operation Red Meat” strategy to save Boris Johnson’s bacon. Zahawi, who himself is no angel after trying to get the public to … Continue reading

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Video of #KillTheBill activists on #PritiPatel chat is funny – but also shows she can’t answer real questions

Here’s an insight into the way your Tory overlords behave. Priti Patel went on a video chat with what she thought was a group of Conservative supporters. You can see it on Skwawkbox. No doubt she was expecting a few carefully-vetted … Continue reading

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Protests across the UK as the Tories move to ban… protest

Take a look at this clip from the BBC’s Question Time, in which an audience member points out that, while the possibility of removing a prime minister may be very exciting, it is also a distraction from major issues – like … Continue reading

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Why are the #Tories handing £270 million pounds to #privatehealth if #Covid19 is declining?

Can anybody make sense of this? Sajid Javid has ordered NHS England to give up to £270m to private hospitals in case of an omicron surge, all of which they will keep even if they treat no patients & despite … Continue reading

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Is this the reason #DowningStreet #police aren’t being grilled about all those parties?

Take a look at this image: For those who can’t see well or read from images, the text states: “This is Bas Javid. He’s the brother of Sajid Javid the Health Minister. He’s also the Assistant Commissioner for Professional Standards. … Continue reading

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Labour has lost 200,000 members and £8 million in dues

NEC member’s admission confirms what left always knew: mass exodus followed start of Keir Starmer’s tenure as leader Labour’s membership has tumbled by around 200,000 during Keir Starmer’s short regime as Labour leader, according to an admission by a longtime … Continue reading

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