Peter Jukes Follow 304,096 128,435
Dramatist wrenched out of fiction 10 years ago by the fierce urgency of fact (& Murdoch crimes). CEO Byline. Personal views here. @BylineTimes newsletter below
@peterjukes @fascinatorfun See also Johnson’s attempts to get Jennifer Arcuri and Carrie Symonds into lucrative jobs, whilst in extra marital relationships with both
@alexhallhall The UK electorate were admired around the world for their common sense and pragmatic approach to government. That illusion was broken with Brexit because of the lies and deceptions that the voters believed. This loss of respect will take decades to recover.
If your entire Government's 'Foundational Myth' is based on a Lie (Brexit) and every single MP of your Government was specifically chosen because of their willingness to repeat that Lie, then that lie needs a host of other Lies to support it, until 'everything' is a Lie.
💣💥 💥⚡ #Trump's Early Russian Connections: 30 years of the #KGB surveillance. Facts, links, interviews. #Helsinki2018 @WendySiegelman @dcpoll @peterjukes @lukeharding1968 @ushadrons @AlexandraChalup @Vladdich @grantstern @patrickLSimpson @brexit_sham https://medium.com/@ZarinaZabrisky/trumps-early-contacts-with-russia-d92eea2f5c3c
If Sunak replaces EU REACH rules, which requires that Pharma companies prove drugs are safe & work, with US rules that allow them to withhold evidence then Sunak’s hedge fund Theleme will make even more money @carolvorders https://twitter.com/carolvorders/status/1619709849226592257
MODERNA WITHHELD TRIAL DATA on booster shot to win $5bn USA contract
RISHI SUNAK Signed UK gov deal with Moderna before Xmas of £1 billion while refusing to say how much profit he has personally made from shares in Moderna via his hedge fund Theleme
Zahawi’s behaviour in taking a #SLAPP case against @DanNeidle does not seem to have formed part of this investigation. Ministers using such tactics to evade scrutiny should surely be investigated for breaching the Seven Principles of public life and for abuse of position? https://twitter.com/drhannahwhite/status/1619640747787161600
Sir Laurie Magnus finds that Nadim Zahawi has committed a “serious failure to meet the standards set out in the ministerial code” breaching requirements for openness, honesty and leadership (full findings here https://bit.ly/3kQMkKW)
This is a really interesting and concerning post re an FBI higher up accused of taking bribes from a Russian oligarch and the implications of that indictment. https://twitter.com/timothydsnyder/status/1619359250853294081
In April 2016, I broke the story of Trump and Putin, using Russian open sources. Afterwards, I heard vague intimations that something was awry in the FBI in New York, specifically counter-intelligence and cyber. We now have a suggestion as to why. 0/20
No 10 refuse to say if Rishi Sunak overruled advice when he reappointed Suella Braverman
🔴 EXCLUSIVE from @janemerrick23
Michael Dougan Follow 2,729 66,228
Professor of European Law, University of Liverpool Joint Editor, Common Market Law Review Second Violin / Viola, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra All views personal.
Super piece on The Big Think by my great colleague & friend @MichaelSpitze20 - exploring ideas from his transportive book The Musical Human:
The neuroscience of loving music https://bigthink.com/series/explain-it-like-im-smart/your-brain-on-music/
Enjoyed our rehearsal tonight with @ConductorRobin preparing for our Winter Warmer concert on Sat 4 Feb @TungAuditorium
A big programme including Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony 2 & Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 with the amazing Maria Luc.
"A Winter Warmer with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra on Saturday 4th February 2023" - including Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto & Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No 2
Is Sunak correct to assert that the war in Ukraine has "nothing to do with Brexit"?
A few thoughts...
Don't tell me *another* prominent Brexit champion has been accused of conduct fully consonant with the standards we have come to expect from a common or garden-variety dishonest, grasping, grubby toerag...
Good to hear Starmer criticise the Tory-Brexit purity cult: fanatics will never be satisfied; any concession only fuels more extreme demands. Would be even better if his criticism extended beyond NI Protocol to cover, er, the entire calamity of Brexit - for the UK & beyond...
Disgraceful to hear Brexitist Hoey on Newsnight STILL peddling such outright lies about nature & implications of NI Protocol. Parroted also by DUP spokesperson. So irresponsible to use inflammatory scare stories to fuel unionist insecurity & prolong political instability.
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SODEM. Fighting for our future. #ProportionRepresentation #ToriesOut. To help keep us going: https://t.co/E0IohD1SaN…
374 years ago today at 2pm… someone lost their head!
100 days of Sunak
Zahawi: ministerial code
Sunak: no seatbelt
Chester by-election: lost
Tax: Highest for 70 yrs
And he's literally the best they've got
Why do you flag up Dan Neidle as a “Labour” supporter when you do not flag up the chairman of the BBC, Richard Sharp, as a “Tory” supporter?
Asking for those who expect fairness and honesty from a national broadcaster.
It's Sunday, for once I'm starting the day enjoying a nice human being doing a good thing.
This is beautiful 💜
Your scales showed you as 17stone 2lbs (109kg) but it was just a picture of your scales with the weight, I'm 95kg... either your scales are lying or you were? You're big but not over 100kg
Weigh In Tomorrow.
But a little treat tonight.
Just the one though
If you can be sacked as a minister for breaking the ministerial code then surely you are also not fit to be an MP and should be sacked from that position as well? After all, why should constituents have to be represented by people found to be unfit for public office?
This was a weird one!!!
https://youtu.be/hUFaRsk9q3g via @YouTube