• states Train drivers are on £59,000 some on £79,000 and they want to go on strike” @BorisJohnson tells @SkyNews Another Tory that twists the facts to suit their agenda. Train drivers have not been on strike. They are in ASLEF the train drivers union. which hasn’t called for strikes. They can’t work safely because RMT workers which comprises support workers have been striking.
  • a tree house built for his son Wilf in the grounds of Chequers with, wait for it, bullet proof glass, at an estimated cost of £150,000 hoping the cost would be met by Tory donor Lord Brownlow. (Don’t forget the decoration of his No.10 flat). https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/boris-ducks-questions-over-150-000-bulletproof-treehouse-he-wanted-for-son-wilf/
  • Thursday 23rd June 2022 should be designated “Tiverton/Honiton Day”
  • The Conservatives lost their Tiverton and Honiton “safe” seat in yesterday’s by election. The LibDems overturned a 24,239 that’s 24,239 majority a 29% swing away from the Conservatives. It’s the biggest swing in any election since George V1 was on the throne. Johnson, interviewed in Rwanda stated “voters are concerned about the cost of living, inflation and fuel prices”. He’s really from the planet Zog if that’s what he thinks. The Tory candidate Helen Hurford hid herself in a dance studio after the election result was announced rather than face awkward questions from the press. It would have been woefully embarrassing had she faced the press! Oliver Dowden, the Tory Party Chairman has resigned. The Tory Party is in complete disarray. Labour retook their former Red Wall seat in Wakefield. No surprise there. Labour voters realised the error in their ways. More here. https://www.indy100.com/politics/tory-lost-by-election-hid-dance-studio
  • There has been nonsense put out by the right wing media (and unfortunately taken up by some SL members) of why Lord Geidt felt it necessary to resign. It had nothing to do with steel tariffs. Read here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61847902
  • To those who don’t receive the newsletter, I’ve posted it here. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLBH/bulletins/31b13d1
  • To those who don’t receive the newsletter, here it is, listing things that are/will be scheduled. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLBH/bulletins/31b13d1
  • The INjustice Secretary’s plan to abolish rights set out in the ECHR. A great video here explaining it’s merits. https://youtu.be/ptfmAY6M6aA
  • Is the day Johnson will get the message when, according to polling guru John Curtice the Tories are set to lose by elections in Wakefield and Tiverton & Honiton. I wonder what excuses the Tories will spout out. None that will get away from the fact that their days are numbered in my opinion. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entry/boris-johnson-facing-double-defeat_uk_62b402ede4b0c77098b74b92/
  • Chris Patten says Johnson’s election victory leading the Tories at the next general election, (yes, and the moon is made of cheese) would be a disaster for the Tories and more importantly, the UK https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-chris-patten-conservatives-b2105761.html
  • Chief Executive of Ryanair “This Government couldn’t run a sweet shop”. https://twitter.com/bestforbritain/status/1539170022295277568?s=21&t=q8VB8axkNGW-ANvjtdkm3w
  • Mr Gove. Overdone the sherbet? be it in liquid or powder form. 🤣 https://twitter.com/johndalton6011/status/1524689901584850944?s=21&t=q8VB8axkNGW-ANvjtdkm3w
    For vasectomies is ridiculous so………….
  • Summer Fayre. This Saturday 18th June. Fun for all. See you there.
  • Courtesy The Independent Placing a cloth over your baby’s pram in heatwave ‘could risk sudden death infant syndrome’ Covering a buggy with a blanket to shield children from the sun may increase danger of overheating, charity warns Parents should avoid covering their babies’ prams during hot weather as it could raise the risk of overheating, according to advice from a charity as temperatures soar.  Covering a pram or buggy with a blanket or light cloth could lead to overheating, which increases the chance of sudden infant death syndrome, according to the Lullaby Trust. The trust, which works to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, said putting a cover over the baby makes it more difficult for parents to monitor their child’s temperature and check if they are getting too hot.  It advises parents to instead use a parasol or sunshade clipped to the pram, as well as checking if babies are getting too hot by feeling their chest or the back of their neck. The heatwave is expected to peak on Friday, with temperatures in London reaching 91.4F (33C). They will reach 80.6F (27C) in Cardiff, before thundery downpours at the weekend.
  • but are you perhaps consuming too much? https://www.eatthis.com/dangerous-effects-drinking-too-much-water/
  • The flight to Rwanda due to have taken off last night carrying asylum seekers on a one way trip was stopped at the last minute by European Court of Human Rights deeming the move illegal. Great news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61806383
  • The flight to Rwanda due to have taken off last night carrying asylum seekers was stopped at the last minute by European Court of Human Rights deeming the move illegal. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61806383
  • Might be concerned about the cleanliness of our rivers and beaches, would you consider signing this petition? Thank you. https://act.38degrees.org.uk/act/environment-sewage-LBDA-june22-petition?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2022-06-14&submit=true
  • Is concerned about the cleanliness of our rivers and beaches, would you consider signing this petition? There’s an explanation in the link. https://act.38degrees.org.uk/act/environment-sewage-LBDA-june22-petition?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2022-06-14&submit=true
  • Is the fifth anniversary of what was, the most disgracefully avoidable catastrophe that was The Grenfell Tower Block fire. Totally avoidable but for the greed of companies cutting corners, and government failures to ensure safety measures were upheld and adhered to. Not one person thus far has been brought to justice. It’s worth noting that the cladding company is/was a major Tory Donor. https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-anniversary-what-have-we-learned-from-the-inquiry-so-far-12633066
  • Agreed to,and signed by our government and was stated by Johnson to be part and parcel of an “oven ready deal” with the EU, is now set to be broken illegally by that same government. This won’t end well. https://twitter.com/peterstefanovi2/status/1535914228481409025?s=21&t=i6XG8ZHnF1ZWpoMvEvBp1Q
  • From Queen’s A & E with what started out as an insect bite. It got progressively worse and the pain in my leg became unbearable with me unable to bear any weight on it. It turns out I have a condition called cellulitis and have been prescribed antibiotics. I’d never heard of the condition. Has anyone had it?
  • 61,000 people in the UK own 3 properties so will receive a £1,200 windfall which they’re vaguely encouraged to give to charity. If they feel like it. That’s 73 million pounds of tax payers/our money. SEVENTY THREE MILLION Is everyone ok with that?
  • Blatantly announcing that the millionaire donors OWN the Tory Party. https://twitter.com/haggis_uk/status/1533836861361250310?s=21&t=Paociy7QjRHmG8sQy9LMFg
  • It would help if you have an Irish Passport. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/travel/travel-news/irish-passport-holders-sail-through-as-brits-left-fuming-in-huge-queues-in-spain-325085/
  • In Spain? It helps if you have an Irish passport. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/travel/travel-news/irish-passport-holders-sail-through-as-brits-left-fuming-in-huge-queues-in-spain-325085/
  • In Spain? It’ll help no end if you have an Irish Passport! https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/travel/travel-news/irish-passport-holders-sail-through-as-brits-left-fuming-in-huge-queues-in-spain-325085/
  • Children, (and adults of a certain age, myself included), have been brought up learning and using the metric system. Johnson, in what has been described by the CBI and other bodies, has decided to take the retrograde step of reverting back to the imperial system. Utter madness. https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/03/asda-boss-brands-return-to-imperial-measurements-utter-nonsense-16763135/
  • Crowds were heard booing loudly as Johnson and his wife Carrie were entering St.Paul’s Cathedral this morning for the Queen’s Jubilee service. Video included in link. https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/03/boris-johnson-met-with-huge-boos-as-he-arrives-at-st-pauls-cathedral-16762669/
  • Has now registered at our GPs surgery, opened a bank account and enrolled her eldest child in a local primary school. Well done her. I’m extremely proud of her.
  • Crates of Prosecco being delivered to the Cabinet Office yesterday afternoon with an official at the door showing them in. https://twitter.com/louisdegenhardt/status/1532030938301050881?s=21&t=Or_CiFQrD5FHpWlTg7xXOg Then this update UPDATE: Cabinet office say an order was mistakenly placed for delivery to Cabinet Office instead of another non-government address. Prosecco "being taken offsite and will not be consumed on the premises" These people are running (supposedly) the country!!
  • Do as I say-not what I do! https://twitter.com/bydonkeys/status/1529491126905864195?s=21&t=i0yvZyCN94NsDvJqBowB4g
  • Oh this is a must read. Ducking and diving at it’s worst. https://www.indy100.com/politics/tories-mp-partygate-boris-johnson
  • Romford A first? (Edited)
    Stupid football supporters without a ticket between them for a football match cross the channel to France in a dinghy. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/liverpool-fans-cross-france-dinghy-27088962
  • Watch the video in this link. Heartbreaking. https://twitter.com/covidjusticeuk/status/1530121406742151168?s=21&t=o7WhzXMlVrZuVr0b0hr5_w
  • Have a new council leader and administration in Havering with a Labour/RA coalition. Damian White has been voted out (oh my heart bleeds for him) as leader and Cllr Ray Morgon of the RA has been voted in.
  • As usual, the Daily Mail doesn’t tell it as it is. https://twitter.com/JayMitchinson/status/1529589895555174401?s=20&t=-TRdXObOQM45M7yrFov8Ng
  • Only one fine but………….. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/23/latest-boris-johnson-photos-bring-partygate-scandal-back-into-focus
  • A quote from the esteemed writer Phillip Pullman.
  • Is there no end to Tory Sleaze? A post on the Twitter account of Jonty Campbell, who has stood several times for Preston Conservatives, said: “Here’s the thing with girls 22 or under, they smell massively different to a girl of 28. Girls aged 16 to, say 23, have this buttery, creamy, slightly sweet smell that is unbelievably magnetic.” The tweet, sent on Saturday night, was met with disgust online after a screengrab of it was shared by a journalist. Andrew Pratt, chair of Preston Conservatives said: “The current tweet from [@CmdrJonty] is being investigated and a further statement will follow. This language and opinion about women and girls is completely unacceptable.” Mr Campbell has contested seats on Preston Council for the Conservatives five times in recent elections and by-elections, most recently coming second to Labour in Ribbleton ward last month. Screen grab of his tweet.
  • We should be very concerned. Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph. ⬇️ The world has just 10 weeks' worth of wheat stockpiled after Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine disrupted supplies from the "breadbasket of Europe". The UN has been warned that global wheat inventories have fallen to their lowest level since 2008 as food supplies are rocked by a “one-in-a-generation occurrence”. Official government estimates put world wheat inventories at 33pc of annual consumption, but stocks may have slumped to as low as 20pc, according to agricultural data firm Gro Intelligence. It estimates that there are only 10 weeks of global wheat supply left in stockpiles. Russia and Ukraine account for around a quarter of the world’s wheat exports and the West fears Mr Putin is trying to weaponise food supplies. Russia is on track for a strong wheat harvest this year, cementing Mr Putin’s control over the staple grain as bad weather spoils production in Europe and the US. Gro Intelligence chief executive Sara Menker warned global food supplies are being hit by a number of “extraordinary” challenges, including fertiliser shortages, climate disruptions and record low inventories of cooking oils and grains. She told the UN’s Security Council: “Without substantial immediate and aggressive coordinated global actions, we stand the risk of an extraordinary amount of both human suffering and economic damage. “This isn’t cyclical, this is seismic. It’s a once-in-a-generation occurrence that can dramatically reshape the geopolitical era.”
  • This, courtesy of The Telegraph. ⬇️ The world has just 10 weeks' worth of wheat stockpiled after Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine disrupted supplies from the "breadbasket of Europe". The UN has been warned that global wheat inventories have fallen to their lowest level since 2008 as food supplies are rocked by a “one-in-a-generation occurrence”. Official government estimates put world wheat inventories at 33pc of annual consumption, but stocks may have slumped to as low as 20pc, according to agricultural data firm Gro Intelligence. It estimates that there are only 10 weeks of global wheat supply left in stockpiles. Russia and Ukraine account for around a quarter of the world’s wheat exports and the West fears Mr Putin is trying to weaponise food supplies. Russia is on track for a strong wheat harvest this year, cementing Mr Putin’s control over the staple grain as bad weather spoils production in Europe and the US. Gro Intelligence chief executive Sara Menker warned global food supplies are being hit by a number of “extraordinary” challenges, including fertiliser shortages, climate disruptions and record low inventories of cooking oils and grains. She told the UN’s Security Council: “Without substantial immediate and aggressive coordinated global actions, we stand the risk of an extraordinary amount of both human suffering and economic damage. “This isn’t cyclical, this is seismic. It’s a once-in-a-generation occurrence that can dramatically reshape the geopolitical era.”
  • Take heed Suella Braverman & Liz Truss https://www.itv.com/news/2022-05-20/nancy-pelosi-threatens-to-block-trade-deal-over-northern-ireland-protocol-plans
  • Spent an extremely enjoyable afternoon with my Ukrainian guest Ruta and her two children swimming today. What a joy to see the children happy although they’re missing their father terribly.
  • What a speech. Brilliant. ⬇️ https://twitter.com/haggis_uk/status/1526561372791775238?s=21&t=evXhutQNMfxF_OysRhm6RQ
  • A Conservative MP Is under investigation having been accused of sexual offences including rape. Thus far, the MP hasn’t been named, but he has been told to stay away from Parliament while investigations are ongoing. In other news, there is a strong rumour making the rounds that there maybe a bye election coming in the future in my area. 😂😂😂😂😂
  • Is under investigation having been accused of sexual offences including rape. Thus far, the MP hasn’t been named, but he has been told to stay away from Parliament while investigations are ongoing. In other news, there is a strong rumour making the rounds that there maybe a bye election coming in the future in my area. 😂😂😂😂😂
  • There’s been a meeting about the new proposed development on the Seedbed Centre. This is a quote from someone who attended. When I read this, I thought, can this be real? “So the new development on the seedbed centre......meeting was tonight......900 dwellings 30 parking spaces. Architects said the residents won't need cars they will all be young business people working in London using cross rail” I guess they won't want to drive into the countryside or the coast to relax after all that commuting.
  • I voted remain in the Brexit vote and I accepted the result as most people I know did too. What I can’t accept is the downright lies and more lies that have since come to light. We now have the problem with the NI Protocol. Only a problem for the DUP actually. I’m sick and tired of commentators saying the EU are holding the UK to ransom. Johnson signed the agreement along with the EU which then placed the protocol into international law. Remember, he signed the deal! When questioned, Johnson has stated, “yes, I signed the deal, but I didn’t think the EU would fully implement the protocol”. What a statesman…….not. Read this piece and be sure to watch the videos therein. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-johnson-reminded-he-agreed-to-northern-ireland-protocol_uk_628352cae4b0c2dce6543e8e?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

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