In the news thread

Obviously no introduction needed as we’ve all heard the sample right :+1:

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https://x.com/premnsikka/status/1773248321986990407?s=20

The usual shit then. Selling all the utilities off has been so badly done that for once I think all sides of the political spectrum should agree that it has been a shitshow. No amount of anecdotes about power cuts in the 70s or bad sandwiches on British Rail trains can work now.

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FFS

The details of this are just shocking

How on earth does this explanation justify anything? targeted a van full of aid workers on the assumption that one ’ terrorist ’ might be in there?

Israel are completely out of control

https://archive.ph/R2kYS

I’m not sure if I’m even surprised that the US are still sending weapons and money to them.

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They send way more to Israel than they do to Ukraine.

Big statement
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-secretary-state-blinken-says-ukraine-will-be-nato-member-2024-04-04/

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They can’t join until the war is over though, right?

Yeah, but saying it out loud is a move in itself.

Israel says it has recovered body of a hostage from Gaza Israel says it has recovered body of a hostage from Gaza - BBC News

Woah, that’s going to change things a fair bit right?

A critical person might look at the timing of that…

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Yeah, potentially another excuse for yet more bombing. What a mess.

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The Angela Rayner things seems very silly of the Tories considering the focus it puts on them and their mates. 1500 quid? Some serious brass neck these Michael Fabricants
https://x.com/barry_halverson/status/1776878043715252381

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Desperate times for the Tories now.

Why isn’t this whole thing a bigger story? Why is he resigning rather than being chucked out of everything pending police enquiries?

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Hopefully it blows up soon. How many rotter can be in parliament.

Oh, lots and lots.

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More energy company profits announced yesterday.

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/vitol-posts-13-bln-profit-2023-ft-reports-2024-04-08/

Privately owned, tax dodging, regime bribing, Swiss head quartered, UK-managed Vitol group made $13 billion profit last year. I wonder how much of that will make it into the UK tax coffers?

These are the same guys prosecuted for ‘oil for food’ dodginess, and who paid Serbian warlords millions to secure oil contracts.

Almost unbelievable that this company is still operating let alone making record profits with barely any scrutiny due to them being a private company. This is a clear case where the world needs to know exactly where this money is going because they are selling natural resources we all need and can’t choose not to consume, and I would bet my house they are not paying as much tax as we all think they ought to!

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Can you imagine if it was a Labour MP. Someone higher up has definitely been caught up in it. Incredible they’re treating this guy like a victim professionally. Any job at any level you’d be gone.

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Private equity is fucking this country so bad. Nothing is safe.

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