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End-of-life care should not simply be about prolonging a painful death argues ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ in a thoughtful & thought-provoking OpEd. She raises important issues which deserve careful public debate. Both practical & ethical issues at stake here theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Thought provoking opinion piece from journalist ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ here about rationing of expensive end of life treatments and conflict with public opinion/misunderstanding about end of life theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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@pollytoynbee⁩ on decisions re allowed pricing levels for end-of-life drugs. She refers to poss Assisted Dying Bill at WM. Holyrood has current Assisted Dying Bill which will be opened to public consultation very soon. ⁦⁦@dignityindyingtheguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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#EndOfLife care should not simply be about prolonging a painful death | @pollytoynbee “For decades, public opinion has backed the right to #AssistedDying. The great majority want the right to end their own lives at a time of their choosing.” theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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When you cut aid by 78% (this year’s cut in aid to Afghanistan), a doubling announced today is still a 56% cut in real terms. A disgusting game of smoke & mirrors in the face of a humanitarian disaster.
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Apologies for previous tweet. Appears there are some women among those in the plane, though cropped picture hid them.
Are our pension funds paying these fees? "..private equity industry had taken $230bn in performance fees from funds raised in 2006-15, but had only generated returns roughly equal to that of a cheap index fund that tracks smaller stocks." ft.com/content/6d85c0…
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The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan has laid bare the magnitude of western hubris - strong @pollytoynbee blast on the failure of aid & arms to deliver change theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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An insightful summary by ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ ‘The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan has laid bare the magnitude of western hubris ‘ theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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“Levelling up” is a vacuous slogan until government taxes to redistribute, ends austerity, invests in public services and systematically tackles the structural causes of social and economic inequality. Let’s hope @pollytoynbee is right and the government’s bluff is being called. twitter.com/pollytoynbee/s…
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Sobering article by @pollytoynbee in @guardian on @BorisJohnson window dressing highlighting chasm between his “windy targets and actions” ⬇️ British voters across all parties seem to be calling Johnson’s bluff on ‘levelling up’ | Polly Toynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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British voters across all parties seem to be calling Johnson’s bluff on ‘levelling up’ theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Bravo for LBC’s James O’Brien! He wins Ofcom battle with Institute of Economic Affairs. Now BBC should ban IEA until they reveal who finds this right wing lobby. theguardian.com/media/2021/aug…
LBC’s James O’Brien wins Ofcom battle with Institute of Economic Affairs theguardian.com/media/2021/aug…
EVENT: Selfish baby boomers? Miserable Gen X? "Snowflake" millennials and Gen Z? Join @BobbyDuffyKings, @pollytoynbee, David Willetts, @vickyspratt and @benatipsosmori to learn why we need to drop the stereotypes and focus on more rigorous analysis ➡️ ow.ly/4VQE50FBIcc
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“What kind of Conservative is Johnson, anyway?” asks @pollytoynbee. A "rift" in the party has "revealed a new animosity towards its leader", she continues. Today's digest of Instant Opinion from the press: theweek.co.uk/news/opinion/9…
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.@pollytoynbee: “The Tory party.. usually adapts itself just enough to modern circumstance and just in time, but the groans of grinding gears from under its bonnet suggests the necessary adaptation this time may be an ideological stretch too far.” 🤞🙏 theguardian.com/commentisfree/…Bp
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EVENT: Generations: Does When You're Born Shape Who You Are? Join us for the launch of the new book by @BobbyDuffyKings, featuring @IpsosMORI data, with our expert panellists @pollytoynbee, David Willetts, @vickyspratt and @benatipsosmori ➡️ ow.ly/3NOK50FBIlj
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The pandemic has opened up a deep rift within the ⁦@Conservatives⁩. It will grow ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ ⁦@guardiantheguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Huge congratulations to the Prime Minister for introducing something that has only existed for the entirety of my career in criminal law. And well done The Express for this sensational scoop. #FakeLaw
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These words are dire on a number of levels - not least because of the avoidable deaths that were to follow. twitter.com/paul__johnson/…
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Yet again, ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ captures my thoughts perfectly (and far more articulately than I could ever manage. #FreedomDay #FreeDumbDay theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Such well informed, wise & brave NHS leadership from you Nick @Nickhulme61 @ESNEFT @htaylor_helen Deserving the acclaim of @pollytoynbee Guardian Journal front page today. Saying what needs to be said loudly & clearly. Stay strong & such example to other NHS leaders. twitter.com/Nickhulme61/st…
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Back in 2010, the NHS had virtually no one waiting for more than 18 weeks; ...govt has also quietly dropped the 18-week measure from its NHS bill. The national list had risen to 4.5 million people before Covid struck, caused by a decade of austerity.' @pollytoynbee today
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Rock n Roll Politics is live at the Greenwich Theatre tonight .. at least Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will be free to attend as part of their post ping duties. A lot going on…greenwichtheatre.org.uk/events/rock-n-…
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I just signed a petition calling on the UK government to match the EU's ban on #singleuseplastic. Will you add your name? you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/the-… via @38_degrees
Is the European Court of Justice racist ? A stimulating ⁦@pollytoynbee⁩ comment, which however neglects that perceptions in the whole EU are quite different. ⁦@EUCourtPresstheguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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@Humanists_UK @pollytoynbee I am a practicing Christian, but I totally support @Humanists_UK in this. This judgement is shocking and wrong .Thank you @Humanists_UK for your public position on this - and also for your @theAliceRoberts 's work on Covid-19 and @IndependentSage, working for truth & humanity.
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'British humanism, also campaigning for political secularism, will have none of it... Humanists UK devotes itself to protecting the private religious freedoms of believers it profoundly disagrees with.' A great read, by our Vice President @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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@Exauditor77 @pollytoynbee @FaberBooks Huge thanks to you both for giving such a fantastic talk. A real pleasure to welcome you to Buxton.
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Fabulous visit @BuxtonFestival -- sun, great audience, great interviewer (Gerry Northam) and lively response to #TheLostDecade @pollytoynbee @FaberBooks
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'British humanism, also campaigning for political secularism, will have none of it... Humanists UK devotes itself to protecting the private religious freedoms of believers it profoundly disagrees with.' A great read, by our Vice President @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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@pollytoynbee potentially thousands of students will be starting university, living in halls, without the protection of both vaccines because of when they were born in the academic year. The Govt are doing nothing to help these students. petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5911…
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The European ruling on headscarves opens the way to rank discrimination. Humanists like me believe in people’s right to express their religious identity - or lack of it - however they see fit writes @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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'As a humanist, I wish people to be free of all religion and superstition. I live in hope that future generations will shed subservience to their gods and heavens, opting instead for reason in the here and now, in this one-time-only life on Earth.' @pollytoynbee
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Here's a great humanist perspective on secularism and freedom of religion and belief from @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Excellent piece in @guardian by @pollytoynbee in reaction to wrong-headed @EUCourtPress decision and religious symbols in the work place. Basic error: "neutrality" is a myth and a construction. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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The public pound is precious and needs to be spent with maximum effectiveness - and equity fabians.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
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Michael Gove among string of ministers with access to isolation avoidance scheme mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
NEW: In our new pamphlet, Prizing the Public Pound, @Exauditor77 and @JohnTizard make the case for fundamental reform of the way spending decisions are made and checked. bit.ly/3xH9FA1
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NEW Fabian report - Prizing the Public Pound David Walker & John Tizard propose how LABOUR shows it can be trusted with public money -At the centre, a new office for wise spending, between HMT & CabOff -Locally, a new place audit office to look at public services in the round twitter.com/thefabians/sta…
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‘Every minister and councillor should read this report’: writes @Meg_HillierMP in the foreword to our new pamphlet, Prizing the Public Pound, by @JohnTizard and @Exauditor77 bit.ly/3kn8ja6
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The public pound is precious and needs to be spent with maximum effectiveness - and equity fabians.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
It’s not about the ties of the taking a knee to BLM - who defaced war memorials in London. Right wing idiots use the poppy - should I drop that? It’s about empathy with our fellow countrymen who suffer appalling abuse. Empathy. What it’s like to be them. It’s not hard.
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Good from @pollytoynbee who quotes partner Richard Atkinson about appalling impact of trial delays on all involved. @UKLabour should turn law & order against Tories as an issue. People care about closed courts & PS buildings as bye elections show. theguardian.com/uk-news/commen…
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