George Monbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot )

George Monbiot

Bio “I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
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Twitter Web App : Tom Harwood of Guido Fawkes all over the media today defending Dominic Cummings. Here he is in May insisting Ferguson should go for a much lesser offence.

It staggers me that the BBC keep inviting this political activist for hire on and pretend hes a journalist

Twitter Web App : Let's hold the line against the pandemic and protect each other, regardless of what this useless government says and does.

Twitter Web App : This Thursday at 7pm George Monbiot joins us on YouTube & Facebook Live to talk about the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on our society and the systemic change we need to be able to respond to it. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: buff.ly/3cYEiXC.

Twitter Web App : Ok, I’ve slept on it again and it still feels like portraying Cummings as one of the few responsible parents in the country is the most galling response any of us could imagine to this situation.

Twitter Web App : Listen again. Cummings must have fled north in first 24 hours. Before ‘he collapsed’ & spent ‘day after day in bed’. So to be clear: at point he was so terrified for safety of child he had to make dash, his wife had mild, uncertain symptoms & he had none twitter.com/carolecadwalla…

Twitter Web App : So #dominicCummings walks outside my house with the virus while I am denied a visit to my Dad in a care home in #BarnardCastle and he dies 5 days later. Horror Movie. twitter.com/guardian/statu…

Twitter Web App : Just a reminder to everyone who thinks its mad for Cummings to believe he can brazen this out
* he was held in contempt of Parliament for refusing to testify, without consequences
* Vote Leave broke electoral law, without consequences for Cummings
theguardian.com/politics/2019/…

Twitter Web App : Why Dom Went To Durham - A Movable Feast:

1. For my elderly parents to provide childcare

2. No, for my sister to provide childcare

3. Ok, no one provided childcare, but I was ill

4. No, my wife was ill. I thought I was ill. But I wasn’t. Until I was.

5. My uncle died.

6. ? twitter.com/harrytlambert/…

Twitter Web App : I’ve not seen my severely disabled Joey since lockdown started and have followed the rules precisely.

But Cummings, sick with Covid-19, goes to Durham twice with his wife and child to see his parents.

I’ve never been so angry at the actions of a UK government

#CummingsMustGo

Twitter Web App : Their allegiance is to capital, wherever it resides. Faced with a choice between the wishes of an offshored hedge fund or the needs of desperate people in the UK, they will always side with the hedge fund. Their loyalties are elsewhere.

Twitter Web App : Johnson, Cummings and their colleagues seek to rule this country without belonging to it. They are like the colonial governors of an overseas territory, laying down laws that apply only to the natives, showing nothing but contempt for the people they instruct.

Twitter Web App : Wasn’t sure whether to tweet this. So painful I find it hard to hold back the tears. But on 7 May my mother died alone in a care home. This government is grotesque #dominiccummings

Twitter Web App : As one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few short minutes tonight, Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control COVID-19.

Twitter Web App : It is very hard to provide scientific advice to a government which doesn't want to listen to science. I hope, however, that the public will read our papers (publicly available at gov.uk/government/gro…) and continue to make up for this bad government with their own good sense.

Twitter Web App : Be open and honest, we said. Trashed.
Respect the public, we said. Trashed
Ensure equity, so everyone is treated the same, we said. Trashed.
Be consistent we said. Trashed.
Make clear 'we are all in it together'. Trashed.

Twitter Web App : The longer Johnson tries to brazen this out, the more it looks like he too should resign. He has proved repeatedly that he's the worst person to have in charge, at the worst possible time. If he gave a tenth of a damn about this country, he would let someone competent take over.