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Many people sacked, cutbacks everywhere and charges on the horizon. Ads will come soon enough, selling the idea that paying more, will grant those who do, access to the special club. A little insight into what would happen if the NHS was ever fully privatized. #TwitterLayoffs
Finished Shuggie Bain. A book that lives up to its billing. Places that have fallen between the cracks provide the backdrop to relentless lager and terrifying adolescence. 5 stars. Add it to your list. #books #MustRead #bookerprize
The Chancellor's job role Vs. Jeremy Hunt's qualifications. Everything is going to be OK, Jeremy studied economics at college when he was 16 🤦‍♂️😂#torychaoso#politicscAP
THE ENTIRE PLANET: you are wrong. LIZ TRUSS: I have to do what I believe in. #ThickLizzie 🤦‍♂️
We need a leader to stand up to energy companies and give them the option of coughing up, or fucking off. What we've got is an ex Shell employee running a racket that's going to profit from fracking. #LizzTruss #CostOfLiving
The question is not, 'should Shell pay MORE UK tax?' The question is, 'should Shell be made to pay ANY tax?' Shell hasn't paid UK tax for years... #PMQs #LizzTruss
It took Liz Truss 15 seconds to subtly switch from "I get things done", to "I'm determined to get things done". #PMQs
Let me explain to you why and how people are getting screwed by energy bills in the UK. Many people literally do not get how this works and are rightly confused. Let me provide a relevant example.
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Just watched the great film "It Follows". Watched it imagining the evil pursuing the innocent is the physical embodiment of the incoming responsibility of marriage and children. Terrifying. Run, while you can. #films
Family holiday. Lugging luggage to the coast with kids. Wrestled the kids and luggage onto the train. That's my coffee. Left behind on the platform. Didn't take a sip. #parenting #summerholidays
What a bunch of horribly weird twats. The Rich Guy, the 'get things done' girl, shit action man, Penny Who. And Kemi, who actually comes across as human. No idea what her policies are, but at least she moves and talks like she still has a soul. #LeadershipDebate
GET THINGS DONE. GET THINGS DONE. GET THINGS DONE. GET THINGS DONE. GET THINGS DONE. GET THINGS DONE. #LizTruss #LeadershipDebate
Just walked by a man who lives on the end of my street. I see him from time to time. He was walking his dogs. I nodded, made eye contact and confidently said "EVENING". It's 11AM, ffs.
A few seconds mentioning he is stepping down. 5 minutes of self-promoting waffle. 2 minutes of self-pity. No apologies, no contrition. Classic Boris. #BorisJohnson #BorisResigns
How painful must it be to play the songs created with dead friends? We scream for the songs we want. Macca hears the friends he lost. #glastonburyfestival2022
But with 50mins left, it's time to start playing hits and stop trolling the audience, right? Macca is God. But, yaknow, let the mortals in a bit. Right now Paul sits in a small tent. With a pint of warm milk. We need BIG STAGE. STOMPING. MDMA, HEY JUDE, etc. #glastonbury2022
Paul returns to centre stage. Explains his baby now has 4 kids of her own. Then says, to himself and the entire world, "where did it all go?". And that's from a man who has squeezed more from life than arguably anyone in history. FFS. #Glastonbury2022 #macca
What a void Paul will leave when he's gone. No one left to play those hits. Has there been someone so famous for so long, who has avoided controversy? A pop star, a rock star, a legend, living. But above all that, for all his power, not a criminal or a cunt. 👏�#glastonbury202222
Still trying to prove he's bigger than The Beatles. Could have come on playing 'A Little Help From My Friends', with Beatles on screen & Spent 2hrs playing every hit ever. Went with farms. But, Macca is 80. He is God. He gets to do what he wants. And rightly so. #Glastonbury2022
Kier Starmer - bland. Exactly what a politician should be. Quietly improving what he can. It's time politicians stopped being bumbling celebs, and got back to being bland. Dull, reserved politicians can indicate a country isn't being run by drunk, ego-fuelled clowns. #votebland
A smoking ban may well curtail the freedom of the smoker, but isn't smoking an addiction and don't addictions inherently curtail freedom in the first place? I'd like my son to grow up in a smoke free country. Let's face it, #smoking was a pretty bleak idea in the first place.
Ronnie's greatness may be uniquely defined by his age. 46 now and getting better. Whose to say he won't be competing in his 50/60s? As the years roll on, Ronnie could become one of the most fascinating sportsman of all time. Imagine if he's 70 and still competing. #bbcsnooker
82% pot success for Judd Trump. Against the best to ever hold a cue. That's terrible timing. #bbcsnooker #Ronnie #SnookerWorldChamps
Will Smith added more violence to an already too violent world. A 53 year old man acting like a teenager. Chris Rock couldn't speak afterwards because he was afraid. I hope Chis rejects all attempts from Will's PR team to turn the slap into a promotion for brand Will. #Oscars
Don't want to panic anyone but the man in charge of our economy is unaware of how to buy goods with money
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Coming to the end of this. I know a lot more about trees. It really does feel like a book all should read. I have a new appreciation for the magnificent wonder of nature that grows all around us. Add it to your list. #books #theoverstory
I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth. Please watch and share.
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Italian kids welcoming Ukrainian refugees into their school. A lovely moment amongst the rockets and bullets. #UkraineWar #Refugees twitter.com/CHUDOUO/status…
Don't be a drunk parent of a 6(ish) yr old and watch this. Or do. But know you'll be sobbing at the horror. If history has taught us anything, it's that we learn nothing from history. Both an important film and a truly awful experience. Our worst, is unbearable. #TheBombardment
The UK website to help Ukrainian refugees states the government will take fingerprints, photos and other info and "may share this info with private sector organisations in the UK & overseas". Boris doesn't want to help, but reserves his right to profit from the suffering. Awful.
Whoever said writing is like bleeding onto a page, was onto something. But writing is more like bleeding out all over the desk. Then flooding the carpet, the room, house and world in blood, veins and hope. Only to suck all that back up and into yourself when you close the laptop.
If we're not prepared to call Putin's bluff on nukes, haven't we already lost? Send the British Army in to save Ukraine and inspire USA & NATO follow. China trade 10x more with EU than they do Russia. Push Putin back and there is no-one behind him to catch his fall. #worldwar3
My wife has taken the kids to the inlaws. I'm going tomorrow. The house is QUIET. At first, it was peaceful. Now it feels like an ominous warning of what's on the life path ahead. Getting old is brutal. Kids leaving the nest, is brutal. One day, this silence will be all there is.
Swiss photographer René Robert froze to death on a busy street because he fell and, for nine tragic hours, he looked homeless – invisible, dangerous. — #AJOpinion by @craigstone_aje.io/bnkgba
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“Blindness is compliance. Silence is permission”. Powerful piece by @craigstone_ aje.io/hs57wx via @AJEnglish
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Thanks to all for reading and sharing my article for @AJEnglish about photographer René Robert. Another tragic story I fear will soon be forgotten. Another opportunity for society to look in the mirror that will, instead, be swept under the lumpy carpet of yesterday. #AJOpinion
"René died from hypothermia in the middle of a busy street after he fell and was ignored by passersby for more than nine hours. René Robert did have a home. But for those nine hours, he appeared homeless, so he was invisible." — #AJOpinion by @craigstone_ aje.io/hs57wx
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If there is ONE article you read this week, let it be this. “our collective indifference was exposed for what it’s always been – an act of violence.” @craigstone_ Wake up. There are many more René’s who could be saved. twitter.com/AJEnglish/stat…
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Swiss photographer René Robert froze to death on a busy street because he fell and, for nine tragic hours, he looked homeless – invisible, dangerous. — #AJOpinion by @craigstone_aje.io/2tzmxk
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.@craigstone_: "If indifference was the gun that fired at #RenéRobert, then the bullet was fear. Fear allows us to turn our indifference to homelessness into a form of deluded self-protection." aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/…
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How society’s indifference murdered a man in Paris aje.io/hs57wx via @AJEnglish #homelessness #poverty #news
So, the report on number 10, by number 10, is going into number 10, to be checked by number 10, before it's released by number 10? What is the point? Money and time wasted, just to hear excuses and self promotion. But this time "in a report", so it must be true. #SueGrayReport
A terminally sick girl called Hope finds a tunnel under her hospital bed, which takes her into the mind of a snail. An emotional slow crawl, into friendship, love and the grief of losing everything. #EWPP
Me, hanging out with with all of my friends, now that I have children.
Woke up this morning to the radio talking about the cost of living rising a further 5%. It infuriates me the index that they use for this calculation, which grossly underestimates the real cost of inflation as it happens to people with the least. Allow me to briefly explain.
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Yes, YESSSSSssss, let's distract them with Gary Lineker, while we KILL ALL THE BEES <evil laugh>
The BBC: Boris went to a party, and sorry, but he's impartially shit. Here is the evidence (years of evidence). The Tories: Let's close the BBC! Ban protest! Curtail freedoms! The paid for bots: We agree, ban the BBC! Gary Lineker is a monster! The people: FFS. Just resign.
Writing a novel is like dragging a pebble up a hill. Sometimes the pebble feels like a piano, sometimes it feels like a feather. Sometimes, the hill is a mountain and the mountain is on fire and the rescue chopper has crashed and the path down is blocked by a wolf made of gluten.
Why is the media helping the conservative party frame public outrage around one man, Boris, when there were hundreds of tory MPs present? The public now call for the acceptable sacrifice of Boris, instead of laying the blame at the feet of a party rooted in greed. #BorisOut #news
The year ends. And so all of the misery, sickness and suffering is reset to begin all over again. Hurrah. #HAPPYNEWYEAR
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