At one point during the first lockdown, the London Tube was seeing just 7% of its usual journeys, and the rail network about 5%. Those were the people who kept the lights on - the NHS cleaners, the police support staff, council workers, engineers. It was indicative of how useful they are, and how the remaining 90% of us can do nothing without them. There'd be no newspapers without lorry drivers, no food in the shops without road repairs, no medicines without dockers, no public safety without prison officers. … [Read more...] about The public sector saved Britain this year. So why aren’t they all getting the same pay rise as MPs?
Public vs private sector
'Politicians love votes & money (not necessarily in that order). Want to get @SenLoeffler & @sendavidperdue out of their basements to demand that action must be taken to fix steal of the 11/3 GA election? Threaten to withhold your votes & money. Demand that they represent you,' Wood tweeted on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein lists 21 GOP senators who have ‘privately’ expressed their ‘extreme contempt’ for Donald Trump
In August, Snap Inc introduced a feature that lets users add popular songs to Snaps from a catalogue of music, thanks to deals with industry partners like Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. … [Read more...] about Snapchat takes on TikTok with new ‘Spotlight’ feature that lets users share their Snaps publicly for the chance to earn cash prizes
Senior figures in the renewable industry said they had difficulty securing face-to-face meetings with ministers. One senior person in the renewables industry also described how ministers seemed indifferent to an overseas renewables company that was offering to invest a substantial sum in Britain. “You’d think that would be welcomed, but there was no sign of a red carpet, let alone a cup of coffee. There was an odd atmosphere and they were not really paying full attention.” … [Read more...] about Shell and BP alone eclipse renewable energy sector on access to ministers
Twitter’s new Fleets are designed to disappear in 24 hours, but users have spotted a bug that allows others to see the ephemeral tweets past the expiration date. The issue appears to be linked to a developer app that can access Twitter’s back-end system, allowing anyone to scrape tweets from public accounts via a direct URL link … [Read more...] about Twitter bug allows users to see and download Fleets on public accounts past the 24-hour expiration date