#OtD 23 Jun 1950 delivery drivers for Smithfields meat market in London went on wildcat strike. Lasting until July, the strike was condemned by the Labour government who brought in troops as scabs to break the strike
#OtD 26 Jun 1945 Spanish anti-fascist prisoners in Britain who had been locked up alongside Nazi prisoners of war launched a hunger strike. 226 Spanish civil and French resistance war fighters were detained in Britain as enemy POWs https://libcom.org/history/spanish-anti-fascist-prisoners-war-lancashire-1944-46
Another day, another horrific Facebook breach: 533m users’ data is out there forever. NOW can we get a U.S. federal privacy law with a private right of action? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/553000000-reasons-not-let-facebook-make-decisions-about-your-privacy
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No consequences, no responsibility and certainly no shame. As Prof Chris Grey points out (https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-irresponsibility-of-brexiters.html) the Brexiters are still refusing to acknowledge their role in the chaos that #Brexit is creating in Northern Ireland, for the business community and for hundreds thousands of people here and in the EU
Woman Turns Non-Recyclable Plastic Into Bricks 7 Times Stronger Than Concrete
Small-time dealers fear Brexit could decimate antiques trade in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/05/small-time-dealers-fear-brexit-could-decimate-antiques-trade-in-uk yet another industry being destroyed by #brexit. there is not a single benefit from this madness...
“We’ve been sold a dud,” she said. “If it weren’t for Covid, people would be shouting from the rooftops.”
| International trade | The Guardian
If it weren't for Covid people would have rioted against the chaos of Brexit and asked for leading Brexiters to be tried. These people have caused more damage to the UK economy and standing in a few years than all the combined forces of anti British terrorism and states could have hoped for in a century.
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'Scottish National Memorials' (1890) - The Revolution.
"No amount of grandstanding about Global Britain can conceal the squalid mess Johnson and his cronies have made back at home" https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-great-brexit-bodge-job.html
Indeed. Some weekend reading from the ever-insightful Prof Chris Grey on the #Brexit megashambles