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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after PM's aide tried to ban selected reporters

Political journalists walked out of No 10 Downing Street this afternoon in protest at the government planning to give a briefing on the EU only to selected reporters – banning The Mirror, i, Huffington Post, PoliticsHome, Independent and others from attending.

Reporters on the invited list were asked to stand on one side of a rug in the foyer of No 10, while those not allowed in were asked by security to stand on the other side.

After one of Boris Johnson’s most senior advisers, Lee Cain, told the banned reporters they must leave the building, the rest of the journalists decided to walk out rather than allow Downing Street to choose who scrutinises and reports on the government.

Among those who refused the briefing and walked out included the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, ITV’s Robert Peston and political journalists from the Daily Mail, Telegraph, the Sun, Financial Times, and Guardian.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/feb/03/brexit-news-boris--johnson-speech-barnier-cabinet-ministers-claims-uk-does-not-need-trade-deal-with-eu-ahead-of-pms-speech-live-news|]

Solidarity!!! Good oh - they need to know that we will not out up with the same shot that Trump pulls. Stop covering them until all press get the sames opportunities.... they need the oxygen so I am going to suggest that the journo's will win this fight. When even the big beasts are fucking them over... it is a battle number 10 cannot win. Did they really think our journalists would put up with this shit? This is not Trumps America!!!!

Time for Cummings - cause you know this is him - realises that the fifth estate will not disappear cause as the most libertarians of libertarians does not like what they say about this administration. And this was a civil service briefing... not even a politic one. Ridiculous.

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

wo lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace.”

The 2015 landmark Paris climate deal asks both rich and poor countries to take action to curb the rise in global temperatures that is melting glaciers, raising sea levels and shifting rainfall patterns. It requires governments to present national plans to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).


[link:https://apnews.com/0de2df48946e41f27b4e6acd1169a5c2|]

Well done to Greta and as a bonus Twitler is going to go insane... first Obama and now Greta. Marvellous!

It is clear that the "R" stands for Russian (Stooges)...

Given their egregious behaviour in the hearings, in the face of overwhelming evidence of Trumps high crimes and misdemeanours, one may conclude, with increasing certainty that every Republican in running this election will be supported by a tidal wave of propaganda – all the way from their friends in Moscow. After all, someone has purchased their attack on democracy and the rule of law, and the pretend billionaire that is Trump could not possibly afford it. All roads lead to Russia… and if they get away with this one has to wonder who won the cold war after all...

GOTV and no matter who VOTE BLUE!!! Please…

It's all relative, right?



Of course you cannot save democracy by doing shit to disrupt it like this ... but this idea does have a nice ring to it. Heh.

Police investigate Happy Brexit Day poster telling council tenants to speak English or leave country



Police are investigating a Brexit poster which demands people living in council flats speak English or move out.

A photograph of the notice, which was headed “Happy Brexit Day”, was shared widely on Twitter after it was spotted by a resident of the building in Norwich on Friday morning.

A typed A4 sheet of paper was placed on a fire door in Winchester Tower, a block of 95 flats owned by Norwich City Council, on the day the UK left the EU.

[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-day-racist-poster-speak-english-norwich-council-norfolk-police-a9313126.html|]

Oh look...bigots and xenophobes have been emboldened by Brexit. Our fundamental values under attack. This is just the start of a torrid period I fear.

GOP lawmaker can't identify where the constitution says socialists 'either go to prison or are shot'

The Montana Republican Party is facing another scandal over the use of violence to settle political disputes.

“A Billings Republican legislator said Saturday he believes the U.S. Constitution calls for the shooting or jailing of those who identify as socialists,” the Billings Gazette reports.

At a gathering of the state party on Friday, Garcia reportedly said the constitution requires jailing or shooting socialists during a Q & A with former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

“You know, Montana’s a great state,” Zinke replied.

“We have to do something,” Garcia urged.

On Saturday, Garcia was asked about his remarks.

“So actually in the Constitution of the United States (if) they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot,” Garcia claimed.

The newspaper noted, “Garcia could not to point to where in the Constitution it says socialists could be shot or jailed.

Emphasis mine
[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/gop-lawmaker-cant-identify-where-the-constitution-says-socialists-either-go-to-prison-or-are-shot/|]

Fruit loop. But being a fruit loop is not funny anymore.

For him and his ilk the constitution is just the same as the bible. Deniers of democracy lay claim to it saying whatever bollocks they want it to get away with their far right nasty. . . and just like with the bible the far-right devilish fuckers consider themselves experts on the matter all the while never even having been arsed to read the two main documents they claim gives them the right to be the awful human beings they are. Go figure...

When is King Trump the 1st Coronation Occurring?



Founding Fathers be like

No Witnesses. No Evidence. No Rule of Law. Welp,

Never a fan of Maggie but on this she speaks truth to the current bollocks both sides of the pond



A stopped clock is right twice a day after all. The idea that even she would be spinning in her grave at the recent turns of event in both our countries is a really scary thought, considering how much Reagan and Thatcher worked together to try and demolish our very notions of society and community. This is how far our nations have changed in the last 40 years... time for the bloody pendulum to swing back towards sanity please

They think they get to decide a new definition of justice. Well fuck them.

What the world is seeing, and how dangerous this is, as we bear witness to the impeachment proceedings, in the county who is supposed to be the leading democracy of the west and the leader of the free world, is gobstopping… shall we examine the evidence, my friends…

A self-righteous mob of perjurers who have been explicit that they will not partake in evenhanded decision making in this matter, irrespective of the fact that they took an oath mere days ago swearing to be impartial. They can do this because regardless of what they do, they know that there are no consequences to their literal taking the piss out of and undermining the whole system of checks and balances that the constitution provides.

They are doing this because in 2020 America they can get away with it. The shining light of hope and freedom that used to emanate from America’s shores is but a spluttering ember right now. Uneven justice is no justice and I am sure that is part of the plan for the far-right coup that is certainly underway… As Pelosi says ‘Trump will be not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. And you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation’. That message needs to be shoved into the faces of republicans everywhere… every single day. They think they get to decide a new definition of justice. Well fuck them.
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