Monthly Archives: June 2017

Expert structural engineer: ‘#Grenfell is about corruption NOT building regs’

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
Paul Follows is a hugely experienced Consulting Structural Engineer, Forensic Specialist and Residential Refurbishment Designer who has taken a keen professional and personal interest in the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower and its aftermath. Earlier this week,…

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LibDems bend over for the Tories to maintain austerity

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
It seems to be getting remarkably little attention, but while most of the Queen’s Speech votes in Parliament on Weds and Thursday were won by the Tories 323-309 because of their DUP supporters, the first…

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Exclusive: Gardiner on the Queen’s Speech EU ‘tantrum’: ‘unhelpful’

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Labour’s ‘smiling assassin’ media-terroriser Barry Gardiner Softly-spoken Labour MP Barry Gardiner, who terrorised mainstream media interviewers during the General Election campaign with his pinpoint attacks on their bias and poor journalism and talked at length to…

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Umunna’s EU amendment. Nothing to do with his front-bench rejection, of course

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Chuka Umunna’s grandstanding on his unwinnable EU amendment on Thursday was only ever going to serve the purposes of one person: Chuka Umunna. But it was nothing new. Just after the General Election, Umunna was…

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Video: council aborts mtg as press present. Way to improve public trust #Grenfell

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Tory-led RBKC (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) council cancelled a council meeting tonight because a judge had ordered the council to allow press to attend. In a context of shredded public trust nationwide and…

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Cheering Tories say we don’t deserve opinion as they cut rescue services pay

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A very revealing exchange on Twitter between journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Gary Streeter following the Tories’ shameful decision on Wednesday to vote down a pay increase for public sector workers, including the same…

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#SchrodingersCap Tory chaos as May u-turns on her #uturn

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
Theresa May’s government clearly doesn’t need a ‘coalition of chaos’ – she and her party are more than capable of chaos without any help from anyone. Faced with an always-strong (but now at last recognised…

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