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I never thought I'd say this, but can I hear more from Theresa please?

For full clarity here πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ:
πŸ’· FDR's new deal involved a total spend of about Β£600bn in today's money, not 5
🏫 NAO said it would cost £6.7 billion to "to return all school buildings to satisfactory or better condition". Johnson's plan offers £1bn
🌳 FDR planted 3bn trees, not 30mn (most of which are already planned and were in the Conservative Party's manifesto – so not news)

Anyone with any understanding of behavioural psychology could see this was inevitable after Tuesday's briefing. @[email protected]'s nuances were obviously going to be ignored, and to say measures will be eased on a future date is read as "now". πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

'...shortly before Marcus Rashford was born to a single mother who he idolises for her tireless work and sacrifices, Boris Johnson was writing that single mothers were producing a generation of "ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate children".'

I'm pleased to leadership from @[email protected] here, but this is depressing – the climate movement's silence: on insidious anti-blackness in climate activism.

I know the disposable cup isn't a good look. But my first flat white in over two months is tasting sweeter than ever. Thank you @[email protected]!

The only world leaders doing (arguably) worse than @[email protected] at handling the coronavirus pandemic are Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Jair Bolsonaro. What company our Prime Minister keeps.

From today's Friday Panel on @[email protected] As part of a green recovery, we ought to be:

🚲 Redesigning our roads for walking and cycling
🏚️ Retrofitting our inefficient and poorly insulated homes
🌳 Planting trees!

Photo of Rotterdam Centraal Station by Jurriaan Snikkers.

Really enjoyed being on @[email protected]'s Friday Panel this morning with @[email protected] Our Government is setting us up for failure so that it can blame its mismanagement of the -19 outbreak on people "who don't have enough common sense".

What shame @[email protected] has brought upon himself. I haven't seen his film and – unusually for me – I'm not going to bother. It sounds like a complete waste of 100 minutes of my life.

And I'm not just basing this on what @[email protected] has said. This piece is just the latest in a very long line of condemnations I've read.

COVID-19, viruses, xkcd link (+) 

If you need some hope, the latest xkcd comic looks at the current situation from a different perspective:

Really enjoyed this read at the weekend: "In the future, we might look back on December 2019 as the all-time peak in global carbon emissions."

If anyone out there is using my Susty WordPress theme for anything (big or small), I'd love to see a link to your site. I've seen some interesting uses of it in the wild but haven't kept a track of the URLs. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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