In light of Liz Truss' resignation, I made a chart to explain UK politics for anyone confused pic.twitter.com/uBweUvQU0o— Lapis (@DegenerateThing) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss lasted 4.1 Scaramuccis— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 20, 2022
Just been sent this… Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/4u9z5rb18t— Anthony Hamilton 🏴 (@1974Hamilton) October 20, 2022
“The King has asked me to become Prime Minister because this nonsense has gone on long enough.” pic.twitter.com/eFL3fgSfVL— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) October 20, 2022
Can a lettuce enter the Conservative Party leadership contest?https://t.co/PyFo7ugNXP— Daily Star (@dailystar) October 20, 2022
If Larry Kudlow thinks Truss is OK, no wonder she crashed and burned.
Gotta agree with Larry. Liz Truss and Kevin McCarthy have a lot in common. Bye bye Liz and bye bye Kevin. You don’t get wreck our economy the way Liz wrecked the Brits. https://t.co/2bVtqavavP— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) October 20, 2022
just two edgelords living in the moment pic.twitter.com/iouBxhGnkI— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) October 20, 2022
The only good thing about Boris Johnson maybe coming back as British PM is that he is fully supportive of Ukraine.
This isn’t a party. It’s a suicide cult for clowns. https://t.co/jrp63BzyGz— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) October 20, 2022
I have never seen a weaker or more craven leader than Kevin McCarthy. He will do what his crazies in the caucus demand. And that will be a cut off of aid to Ukraine. https://t.co/QQbAOeB5tm— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) October 21, 2022
Turning to Canada, the longer the POEC goes on, the more questions are being asked about police incompetence:
NEW: Biden responds to notion that GOP might not fund Ukrainian effort—— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) October 20, 2022
"These guys don't get it," Biden said. "It's a lot bigger than Ukraine. It's Eastern Europe. It's NATO. It's real serious, serious consequential outcomes. They have no sense of American foreign policy."
I was thinking about this. It could well be true, but I’d add this as important context: the original baffling failure was wildly misunderstanding what was headed their way. The panic that flowed out of that planning failure is where Luke’s theory takes over. https://t.co/JtnTxJeJRl— Matt Gurney (@mattgurney) October 21, 2022
A fascinating 60-tweet thread from Kurt Phillips (ARC Collective) gathering together all of his Karen Convoy coverage from January to now.
But it was a “peaceful protest.” https://t.co/fOygbIQeun— Dale Smith (@journo_dale) October 20, 2022
2. The occupation in Ottawa eventually inspired anti-vaxx/anti-mandate people to block border crossings in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, slowing and in some cases stopping international trade. pic.twitter.com/ctE4CJNChA— Kurt Phillips🧛♂️ (@ARCCollective) October 20, 2022
Here is his conclusion:
4. Political figures, including those regarded as mainstream (or at least previously so) tied themselves to this movement seeing the occupiers as a potential base of support. pic.twitter.com/IvNOJxPDLK— Kurt Phillips🧛♂️ (@ARCCollective) October 20, 2022
57. First we see that the circumstances surrounding the pandemic were perhaps the most significant radicalizing events in my lifetime.— Kurt Phillips🧛♂️ (@ARCCollective) October 20, 2022
Second, social media and the dissemination of conspiracies has had a corrosive impact on democracy here and abroad.
Oh, and also tomorrow you will hear a lot about the phone call transcript just posted on the Mass Casualty Commission website, of RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki’s teleconference with Nova Scotia RCMP on April 28, 2020.
59. Fifth, but not finally, what was created out of the occupation isn't going away. It is going to be a part of political discourse for better or worse (I'd suggest worse) for years to come.— Kurt Phillips🧛♂️ (@ARCCollective) October 20, 2022
These transcripts are just a damp squib, not a smoking gun. They definitely do not demonstrate that there was political interference from Liberals; nor that Lucki insulted or demeaned NS officers. Thanks for posting these.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) October 21, 2022
Transcripts of the calls are here - you can also search the MCC site for "audio recording of April 28) and the call should pop up (again in three parts)— Cat Tunney (@cattunneycbc) October 20, 2022
Part 1 https://t.co/BgcU2KLwO7
Part 2 https://t.co/ZY3hzUD1Zg
Part 3 https://t.co/LojyFIoQjq