How long until the Covid Inquiry and courts realise Boris Johnson is just withholding his phone and have him arrested?
I’m betting it never happens.
He’s said he can’t get into the phone to access its WhatsApps because of security issues, and that might work with people who don’t know anything about how these things work.
As for those who do…
My husband is a mobile telecoms consultant.
This is all more Boris lies.
All he needs to do is HAND OVER THE PHONE!!! Any Apple store can unlock a lost PIN.
— Clare Price-Jones 🇨🇵 🇪🇺 🦎 (@Clucksky) July 14, 2023
If you or I were withholding this information, in contempt of a High Court order, we’d be arrested pronto.
Why is Boris Johnson still free?
If you’ve lost track of why it’s important…
WHO declared Covid an International Emergency on 30th Jan 2020…
The NHS declared its first ever Cat 4 Critical Incident on 30th Jan…
Johnson didn’t bother to attend a single COBRA meeting until 4th March!
So yes, it is important to know WTAF he was doing during that time!
— Dr Dan Goyal (@danielgoyal) July 13, 2023
So, isn’t it time the authorities took action? Why haven’t they?
Police gain access to the phones, computers and devices of drug dealers, child pornographers and other criminals every day. Why is this convicted criminal different? We have had enough of the unwillingness of the police to take action regarding this man. pic.twitter.com/Urt0bW5yQy
— Evil Imp 127 🇪🇺🐕🦺🦉 (@annasmith127) July 13, 2023
And here’s a very perceptive comment:
If Starmer was still Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the CPS, he'd be making sure that Boris Johnson was untouchable. That's how the establishment works. One big club, and we're not in it.
— Mannie Quinn (@MannieMighty1) July 14, 2023
Labour loses one of its safest council seats to left-winger who was expelled from that party
Wow, the Labour Party just lost one of its safest council seats to an independent socialist candidate in Newham.
Labour lost to Mehmood Mirza, a former Labour Party member & NEC candidate, before he was suspended from the party.
He was up against and beat the NEC's candidate, a… pic.twitter.com/ezzEy2AVt6
— Syed Siddiqi (@SiddiqiSyed) July 14, 2023
Candidate suspended by Labour trounces them in the Newham By-election picking up 43% of the vote against Labour’s 32%.
Congratulations to Mehmood Mirza.
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) July 14, 2023
Labour losing the Newham Council by election to expelled ex Labour member is good news, of course
Starmer's predictable response to these losses will be to harden his rightward goose-step to try to attract more Tories as a counter balance
— Prof Mike 🏴 🇵🇸 Annibyniaeth (@MikeDeadman3) July 14, 2023
Here’s a taxation strategy that makes sense – so of course none of the main political parties is interested
“The money you make from working hard shouldn’t be taxed at a higher rate than the money shareholders & property investors generate from their existing wealth. But under the UK’s broken tax system, many nurses & teachers pay a bigger share of their income in tax than a hedge… https://t.co/LjilTdDn62
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 14, 2023
Railways minister refuses to apologise after misleading MPs on the impact of closing ticket offices
The rail minister has refused to apologise after misleading MPs about the impact of government-backed plans to close hundreds of ticket offices. https://t.co/6MfhxvlOUn
— Disability News Service (@johnpringdns) July 14, 2023
Huw Merriman said no railway station would be unstaffed after the government-backed changes are imposed – but this is not true.
Reeves criticises Tory cost-of-living failures – but Labour won’t make anything better
NEW: Concerning ONS data on the cost of living –
47% of families struggling with rent or mortgage payments.
48% of adults cutting back on food.
It's a disgrace that Tory failure means so many can't afford the essentials. It really is time for them to go.
— Rachel Reeves (@RachelReevesMP) July 14, 2023
The trouble with this comment by the Shadow Chancellor is that Labour isn’t offering any help for the people facing these difficulties. All she or her fellow Substitute Tories will say is that they’ll need to consider the nation’s finances when they get into power.
Not good enough.
Is this the reason school absenteeism is rising?
— Judy Hamilton (@secretspartacus) July 14, 2023
Education Secretary who hasn’t bothered to study the facts behind the junior doctors’ pay dispute dares to say their pay demand is ‘unreasonable’
The Education Secretary says restoring junior doctors pay to what it was 15 years ago is 'so unreasonable', and she disputes that junior doctors start on £14/hour, despite admitting she doesn't really know much about the subject. #JuniorDoctorsStrike pic.twitter.com/MK3UZ4o9a3
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) July 14, 2023
MPs’ pay has fallen from its level 15 years ago – but only by a negligible amount, and MPs are nothing like as skilled as junior doctors (as Ms Keegan’s performance amply shows).
But junior doctors’ pay has been pushed through the floor over the same period of time.
Ms Keegan doesn’t even try to make an argument justifying this. Perhaps she knows that no argument can.
That’s especially true when you consider her total failure to support a claim that strike action doesn’t work:
Gillian Keegan, "Strikes don't work."
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, "They do work, you increased your offer."
Gillian Keegan, "Well… yes." pic.twitter.com/Rx4MnQhdbl
— Farrukh (@implausibleblog) July 14, 2023
Let’s remember that the government is spending three times as much extra money on agency fees because it isn’t employing enough doctors as it would if it paid junior doctors what they want.
The cost of paying Doctors what they're worth – £1bn
The cost of agency fees due to a lack of Doctors – £3bn
Don't let anyone tell you this is unaffordable.
— Samantha Wathen (@SamanthaJWathen) July 14, 2023
The Tory government’s strategy simply doesn’t make sense.
Possibly the most damning argument is the fact that Conservative MPs habitually pay their unqualified friends and cronies more than highly-skilled public sector workers. For example:
In What Parallel world does @RishiSunak live when it pays £45000 a year to @mercer_felicity yet in this world a junior doctor saving lives starts on £29000 and a fully qualified teacher starts on £28000 Something is so so wrong in this Country
— Lary Mary 😡 🌹🌹🌹🌹 (@larymary60) July 13, 2023
Felicity Mercer doesn’t deserve more money than a junior doctor. Whatever she does for her husband in his Parliamentary office, it doesn’t merit higher pay than a medical professional. But she gets it. And that is unacceptable.
British people resorting to pulling their own teeth with pliers is a scandal – but this comment is almost perfect
Look on the bright side.
At least they didn’t end up with the evil Jam Maker as Prime Minister. After all, he promised free dental checks etc, which would have being a hate crime against pliers. https://t.co/aqgllm3HIQ
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) July 14, 2023
The inability to access NHS dentists is indicative of the failure of privatisation in the health service, of course.
When I was a kid we had a school dentist next door to the school, our eyesight and hearing tested and a health check each term.
And nitty Norah (the nit nurse) which more or less eradicated head lice.
If we could afford it then, why can't we afford that stuff now ?
— sandra (@mrsDugskullery) July 14, 2023
It’s a very good question, considering the fact that there’s so much more money around now than there was then. Where is it all going?
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