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Russ Oct 15
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46. This is the third absolute deadline imposed by the British that has been missed because the British have temporarily inverted arse and elbow 47. This didn’t stop Cabinet Office minister Lord Agnew from berating haulage businesses for not being ready for Brexit on 1 Jan
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Russ Oct 15
Replying to @RussInCheshire
48. The Road Haulage Assoc pointed out we have only 1,668 of the 33,000 EU Haulage Permits we need on 1 Jan 49. Software to control our borders won’t be ready until 4 months after 1 Jan 50. And the govt is “still in the planning stage” of the “Kent Passports” we need on 1 Jan
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Russ Oct 15
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51. And construction of Kent's “world’s largest lorry park” is behind schedule, so probably not ready on 1 Jan 52. Fortunately the govt is well-prepared, and plans to install 1000s of Portaloos in Kent, the garden of England, to be used by lorry drivers trapped in 2-day queues
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Russ Oct 15
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53. And our food standards will still be fine, as Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi tweeted “Our manifesto was clear. We will not compromise our animal welfare and food standards” 54. He then voted to compromise our animal welfare and food standards, as did the rest of the Tory Party
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Russ Oct 15
Replying to @RussInCheshire
55. And then govt used an obscure rule to deny MPs a vote on whether to allow chlorinated chicken 56. Meanwhile, 20 years after North Sea Cod became so overfished the WWF declared it “economically extinct”, Tory MPs voted to reduce protections designed to let fish stocks recover
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Russ Oct 15
Replying to @RussInCheshire
57. So, after Brexit, our current plan is to accept tariffs that will destroy our manufacturing sector, and border delays that will destroy farming exports and imperil food supplies, and destroy the farming sector ... all so we can go and catch a fish that doesn’t exist
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Russ Oct 15
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58. But at least we’ve now "got back control", and therefore we can level up the playing field by implementing the govt's landmark “digital tax” policy on giants such as Amazon 59. This week it was announced Amazon will be exempt from the digital tax
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Russ Oct 15
Replying to @RussInCheshire
60. Speaking of tax exemptions, it was revealed Dominic Cummings has had a £30,000 council tax bill “written off” because he built the house illegally, so it doesn’t count as a real house, or summat. Sorry, my hurricane-force sarcasm briefly turned me more northern.
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Russ Oct 15
Replying to @RussInCheshire
61. And on the subject of extreme dodgy dealing, let me direct your attention to Robert Jenrick, who set up the £3.6bn “Towns Fund” for the 101 most deprived town, and then gave the maximum grant of £25m to his own constituency, which is the 270th most deprived town
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Russ Oct 15
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63. His explanation was that he, Jenrick, did not make the decision. It was made by a colleague, Jake Berry. 64. Jake Berry also got money for his constituency. By a dazzling coincidence, that decision was made by – you guessed it – Robert Jenrick
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Russ
65. Finally: at a meeting led by Liam Fox, the TaxPayers Alliance (insanity-pushers to the Tory Party) advocated cutting pensions immediately because half of old people “won't be around to vote against you in the next election”, and the other half “will have forgotten by then”
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Valli 🌏 One planet, one race. WATER AID Oct 15
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Stellar thread; stellar work. Many thanks.
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Peter_M Oct 15
I’ve had three bottles, two spliffs and an acid tab and I’m still crying (not with laughter 😢)
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Steve Smith Oct 15
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You missed 62, go back and start again.
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Tanya Smith Oct 15
please compile
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Shane Woodhouse Oct 15
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TimE Oct 15
Unroll, please!
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#3point5percent #FBPE #BLM #VoteBlue #EU #MaskUp Oct 15
please unroll
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