Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser


Journalist and author of Shredded: Inside RBS the Bank . . . . . . 'Read it and weep' @martinwolf_ 'Zola-esque' @Bill_Jamieson 'A masterpiece' @UniMainz_Angl_P

32307 followers  •  887 follow  •  Europe/London  •   http://ianfraser.org

"WHO has highlighted the importance of breaking chains of transmission. This will involve intensive contact tracing and community follow-up to improve rates of isolation, and more financial support for those asked to self-isolate. " @IndependentSage [ on the UK's Covid strategy]

I was getting a sense of déjà vu with Rafael Behr's 'heart attack' article.

Reminds me of the sale of indulgences by the pre-1517 Catholic Church.

Important letter from @IndependentSage  in today's The Sunday Times. "The government’s ultimate strategy on the coronavirus is obscure. Public statements by ministers intimate a lifting of restrictions after priority groups are vaccinated. We consider this very dangerous"

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"First, it relies on the false premise that protecting the vulnerable renders the virus innocuous. " @IndependentSage [ on the flaws in the UK government's strategy on coronavirus] 2/7

"Second, high levels of circulating virus, especially as vaccination rates increase, create conditions that favour the emergence of vaccine-resistant mutations. @IndependentSage [ on the flaws in the UK government's strategy on coronavirus] 3/7

Third, while reducing mortality, it will not significantly relieve pressure on critical care, where 75% of patients are 70 or under. @IndependentSage [ on the flaws in the UK government's strategy on coronavirus] 4/7

"Boris Johnson's government must urgently set out a plausible and comprehensive strategy to bring cases down and keep them there. " @IndependentSage [ on the flaws in the UK government's strategy on coronavirus] 7/7 - ends

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Eight Twitter accounts, over 6 days, with an average follower count of 28. Why did they all tweet exactly the same thing?

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Why did Boris Johnson's government channel £252m into the Mauritius-based "family office" of ex Kleinwort Benson banker Tim Horlick, ostensibly to buy "facemasks", when the outfit focuses on "currency trading, offshore property, private equity and trade financing"??

Nigel Farage is an outrageous liar. On #bbcqt  tonight, when pointed out he'd advocated the Norway model in the build up to , he played #EUrefdumb , saying "I never mentioned Norway". But he did, over and over again

Watch this video. @GeorgeMonbiot  explains how Britain sits at the centre of a global network of corruption and how the Tories are unequivocally corrupt.

They're back—this time with bonnets and separate bells

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Dom Cummings's cottage isn't his Dad's after all. He is named on the title deeds as the property's owner. If it's a second home, surely Classic Dom did break lockdown rules in moving there.

A large flock of sheep marches cheerfully out of obscurity and into the Turkish city of Samsun during coronavirus lockdown

Yesterday's Sunday Times revealed that Boris Johnson's government doctored a video in order to hide the fact that, on 2 March, the PM was urging Brits to go about "business as usual ". Well, here's the part they cut out. via @brexit_sham 

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