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Tory Cabinet Thread


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2 minutes ago, Creator Supreme said:

Amazing people, but how sick that they are needed at all, and that it's getting worse.


Yeah the social and health cost of people living increasingly chaotic and precarious lives is a ticking time bomb. 

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The audacity of Tories of giving after raynor for some alleged financial irregularitiy is off the scale. 

It's not clear what and if she has actually gone anything wrong,but she is getting both barells.

That creepy fucker Guido fawkes has actually posted her birth record on twitter.

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5 minutes ago, Arniepie said:

The audacity of Tories of giving after raynor for some alleged financial irregularitiy is off the scale. 

It's not clear what and if she has actually gone anything wrong,but she is getting both barells.

That creepy fucker Guido fawkes has actually posted her birth record on twitter.

Have a look at the Marina Purkiss thread, she rips the fuck out of the Mail on Sunday and the Tories over the Rayner story on that cunt Jeremy Vine's show.

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11 hours ago, Kepler-186 said:

Another piece in The Guardian, this time a bit closer to home.

 

“I don’t want anyone to feel the despair I felt’: the woman feeding Liverpool from an ice-cream van

When Michelle Roach’s son was seven months old, she found herself unemployed and diagnosed with cancer. She couldn’t afford food. Now, she is determined that no one should ever have to face that same agony

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/feb/27/i-dont-want-anyone-to-feel-the-despair-i-felt-the-woman-feeding-liverpool-from-an-ice-cream-van

 

Of course there’s the bit in The Wire when Bubs is with the journo at a church run food kitchen and the journo asks if all of the people there are homeless and Bubs replies they’re mostly working poor. That would’ve been 2006/7 maybe? And now look at us. And they want to make it even harder. 
 


 

 


 

At what point do we rage? At what point do we say enough is enough and trash Parliament? 

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33 minutes ago, Creator Supreme said:

Have a look at the Marina Purkiss thread, she rips the fuck out of the Mail on Sunday and the Tories over the Rayner story on that cunt Jeremy Vine's show.

Yep saw that but they are really going after her

 

 

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6 hours ago, Anubis said:


 

At what point do we rage? At what point do we say enough is enough and trash Parliament? 


They know things will get a bit tasty soon hence the new draconian anti strike, anti protest and harsh surveillance laws. 
 

 

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Tories in one rule for me shocker. 
 

Behind the UK’s effort to blacklist critics


By Jem Bartholomew

 

Last April, Dan Kaszeta was sitting at his desk when he got an ominous email. Kaszeta is an American chemical-weapons expert who has worked for the White House and the Secret Service. Now based in London, he was scheduled to speak at the Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference, run by the UK government, in May. He planned to talk about the risks posed by such weapons in Ukraine, Egypt, and North Korea.

 

But then he received the email, sent by one of the organizers: “Rules introduced by the Cabinet Office in 2022 specify that the social media accounts of potential speakers must be vetted,” the message read, to check if they had “ever criticized government officials or government policy.” The email went on: “It is for this reason, and not because we do not value your technical insight, that I am afraid that we have no choice and must cancel your invitation to the CWD conference.”

 

Kaszeta was confused. He had taken to Twitter to register his disapproval of the UK’s increasingly draconian immigration and asylum policy, but that seemed irrelevant to his work on chemical weapons. He told a friend, the British journalist Edward Lucas, that he’d been disinvited over his past tweets. Lucas was shocked. “This is bad on every level,” Lucas told him.

 

Worried that secretive blacklisting rules were being deployed across the British government, Kaszeta went public in May and launched a legal challenge. “I basically came around to the conclusion that the government was doing bad stuff, but they had effectively pulled the pin on a hand grenade and handed it to me,” he told me. “So I can either hold on to it, or throw it right back.”

 

It was a big domestic story; Kaszeta was soon on the front page of the London Times. “My mother, bless her, in Mesa, Arizona, practically fell out of her chair,” he said. His decision to challenge the murky rules would help expose a practice of snooping and blacklisting that stretched across at least fifteen state agencies. It was directed right from the top, the Cabinet Office, which is the center of power and rulemaking in the British government. The revelations from the Kaszeta affair exposed practices that were criticized as resembling “the plot of a dystopian novel.”
 

The story also revealed the administration’s hypocrisy, given that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had made attacks on cancel culture and “woke nonsense” a central part of his public message.

 

The blacklisting seemed to be particularly fervid in Britain’s education department. Reporting from The Observer revealed that at least nine child-development experts had been surveilled and had their invitations to speak at conferences challenged or rescinded. Carmel O’Hagan, an expert on modern languages, requested the data collected on her, and discovered that officials had compiled an Excel spreadsheet of her Twitter interactions and accused her in internal emails of having “an axe to grind.”

 

Kaszeta hired lawyers from the Leigh Day firm to press for a judicial review of the snooping rules. Tessa Gregory, the partner who took on the case, believed the practice was dangerous, and was certain that a judge would find a slew of legal and human rights violations in it. “This kind of vetting, where people are disinvited just because they have different political views than the executive of the day—that absolutely has to be got rid of,” Gregory told me. "It was all operating secretly, without any of us as members of the public knowing about its existence, which is why it was particularly pernicious.”

 

Initially, the case seemed to be progressing well; Kaszeta got an official apology in July. But before a judge could scrutinize the lawfulness of the secret file-keeping and blacklisting, the government ordered the policy withdrawn. Without an active policy to challenge, the judicial review was dead. The Cabinet Office did not reply to a request for comment from CJR. In November, a spokesman for the office told The Observer: “The government is committed to protecting free speech. We are reviewing the guidance and have temporarily withdrawn it to prevent any misinterpretation of the rules

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1 minute ago, skend04 said:

 

There's literally only 10,000 of them. The level of influence on national politics is insane.


I read this yesterday and it sort of explains how we’ve got where we are. Long read but well worth it. 
 

‘Well grubbed, old mole!’: The press, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the propagation of neo-liberalism in the UK“

 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/14648849211015853

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Section_31 said:

Hasn't that Guido twat got some kind of Russian connection? Rule Britania etc.

He was at uni and pals with people who wore hang Mandela t shirts but apparently he never did. Some of them are high up Tory operators now, real black ops shit. 
 

 

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6 minutes ago, Arniepie said:

I've only came across him on twitter 

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I think he had a column in that rag. His journalists (if you can call them that) are then platformed by the BBC. For example a then unknown Tom Haywood (now the idiot political commentator on GB news) was strangely given a slot on BBC question time shortly after working as a researcher/journalist for Staines. He went on to be platformed on all the major TV channels spouting his dim-witted right wing nonsense. 

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1 hour ago, Gnasher said:

 

I think he had a column in that rag. His journalists (if you can call them that) are then platformed by the BBC. For example a then unknown Tom Haywood (now the idiot political commentator on GB news) was strangely given a slot on BBC question time shortly after working as a researcher/journalist for Staines. He went on to be platformed on all the major TV channels spouting his dim-witted right wing nonsense. 

someone shady  is defo funding him

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