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>Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms.[fn 3] He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022[fn 4] upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. As Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay from 1952 to his accession, he was the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history,[2] and the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title from 26 July 1958 until his accession.[3][fn 5]

>Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, the first child of his mother and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; he was the first grandchild of King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, both of which his father attended as a child. He later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced after they had each engaged in well-publicised extramarital affairs. Diana died as a result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married his long-time partner, Camilla Parker Bowles.

>As Prince of Wales, Charles undertook official duties on behalf of Elizabeth II. He founded the youth charity the Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors the Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. He has advocated for the conservation of historic buildings and the importance of architecture in society.[4][5][6] A critic of modernist architecture, Charles worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.

>An environmentalist, Charles supported organic farming and action to prevent climate change during his time as the manager of the Duchy of Cornwall estates, earning him awards and recognition from environmental groups.[7][8][9][10] He is also a prominent critic of the adoption of genetically modified food.[11][12] Charles's support for homeopathy has been the subject of criticism.[13][14] The conduct of his charity, the Prince's Foundation has also attracted criticism, following allegations concerning the offering of British citizenship to donors and is the subject to an ongoing Metropolitan Police investigation into cash-for-honours allegations.[15][16]


>The police watchdog has launched a homicide investigation into the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba by armed Metropolitan police officers in south London.

>The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said this followed its review of the evidence gathered so far after the incident in Streatham Hill on Monday night.

>The 24-year-old was driving a car which was first rammed before being boxed in by police. He was killed by a single shot that entered through the driver’s side of the windscreen of the Audi.

>The watchdog has previously confirmed that no gun was found in the vehicle. It has now emerged that the car, which was flagged as being linked to a firearms incident days earlier, was not owned by Kaba.

>“Mr Kaba died after a single shot was fired by an MPS officer from the specialist firearms command while police attempted to stop and contain the vehicle he was driving,” the IOPC said.

>“This followed the activation of an automatic number plate recognition camera which indicated the vehicle was linked to a firearms incident in previous days. The vehicle Mr Kaba was driving was not registered to him.”

>The watchdog said its investigation was continuing and added: “As this is now a criminal investigation, we are limited in what further information we can provide.

>“The launch of a criminal investigation does not mean that criminal charges will necessarily follow.”

>It said: “We have notified Mr Kaba’s family of this latest development. We continue to ask that people avoid speculating about this incident out of respect for Mr Kaba’s family and for everyone else affected.”

>The family had already called for the officers to be placed under criminal investigation by the IOPC. In a statement on Wednesday, they said: “The family of Chris Kaba seek a homicide investigation into his death from the outset.

>“We have today told the IOPC of that demand and that we do not want any delay as has happened in other fatal shootings – otherwise we and the wider public can have no confidence that the police will be held to account.

>“We are devastated; we need answers and we need accountability. We are worried that if Chris had not been Black, he would have been arrested on Monday evening and not had his life cut short.”

>The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Friday night: “My heartfelt sympathies remain with Chris Kaba’s family, friends and loved ones, who are having to come to terms with a young life cut short.

>“I fully understand the grave concerns and impact of Chris’s death on Black Londoners across our city and the anger, pain and fear it has caused – as well as the desire for justice and change.

>“I appreciate that there are many unanswered questions and I want to reassure all of London’s communities that I will continue to push for these to be answered.”

>Met assistant commissioner Amanda Pearson said: “My thoughts and sympathies remain with Mr Kaba’s friends and family with this news. I also know how concerned our communities are and how they will also be affected by this significant update. We share their concern.

>“The Met is co-operating fully as the IOPC work to independently establish the full circumstances surrounding the shooting.”

>The force said the officer involved was not currently on operational duties due to the formal post-incident process, and a senior officer would carefully consider their work status.

>Pearson added: “I absolutely understand that this shooting is a matter of grave concern, particularly for our black communities.

>“I also know what a difficult and often dangerous job firearms officers in particular do every day to try to protect the public. They understand and expect that on the very rare occasions they discharge their weapons they will face intense scrutiny. I don’t underestimate the impact on them of this development.

>“I’d urge the public to allow the IOPC the time and space needed to progress the investigation.”
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Feels like the entire city has turned up, even the grey vote


going to head out soon


Good scenes in Manchester. Will upload photos later. There was some fucking hench gigachad in a bright green RMT football kit, couldn't get a photo tho.


Now everyone is moving to the strike picket lines to support the railway strikers.


So I've been reading the headlines from this morning about the budget.

From the Guardian: Britain should prepare for new age of austerity, warns Simon Clarke

>He also said the prime minister was “enjoying having the chance” to enact policies that “she believes is right”.

Is Truss genuinely trying to speedrun a vote of no confidence? Is she really so ideologically aligned that she's completely incapable of reading the room on this one? Labour would probably bring back austerity anyway, but they would at least try to hide it.

With Scottish independance referendums on the table again and Sinn Fein more popular than ever in Northern Ireland, she has made the most unpopular choice possible, one so bad that the Tory party is now 30 points behind Labour in the polls.

I'm not even sure what else to say, except that all this would be laughable if we weren't the ones getting fucked over by these decisions.


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Got these in Manchester, again shamefully I couldn't get a photo of RMT gigachad.


she's pulling what is known as Yeltsin.


In the time before the Early Modern period, The British isles a literal backwater. We got into scraps with the French and Spanish occasionally, and of course we were in a good geographical position to start plundering the new world, but we weren't even the main player where that was concerned for a long time.

Today we have no heavy industry, and we aren't particularly mineral-rich; when all of the stuff we paid for with our empire is privatised, I worry that we'll end up as a backwater again, but this time there won't be any clawing ourselves back out. Who knows though, maybe we'll have a real proletarian revolution in a hundred years or so?


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Glasgow reporting in. Good show out, lots of fighting talk, diverse crowd not just your usual lefties. Chanting 7.5/10 sometimes strong, sometimes lacklustre. Pretty funny that the crowd about halfed when the football started but can’t be helped. Green brigade out in some numbers which is a good sign.

A good bit of talk about actually organising not just turning out for rallies. Remains to be seen what they intend to do about that/ if they are doing. Really hope they do.

Still yet to actually meet and SWP member from Glasgow and yet they had two big tent things and loads of placards.


I can’t even begin to express the amount of unimaginable horrors Britain wrought upon the world in that period.


Doesn't change the fact, that the economy was socialist during this period. Socialist economies can be employed to negative ends, see USSR in Afghanistan.


How many new ages of austerity can Britain endure before she goes back to the middle ages?


The USSR made a colossal mess of Afghanistan and was merely a few years from collapsing in on itself at this point.

The U.K. has always been run by finance capitalists and it has never not been run by finance capitalists. It is entirely different to the USSR, even revisionist at the time as it was.

There is no such thing as socialist apartheid support. There is no such thing as socialist Zionism. There is no such thing as socialist support for the various anti socialist regimes that the U.K. backed during that period.

We had a social Democratic economy that was born from unavoidable necessity post WW2 that was immediately dispensed with once the country was marginally back on its feet.

Notwithstanding the fact that during the quoted period there was a Tory government and miners strikes etc


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I'm not entirely sure what the answer is, but sometime in the next century we'll start suffering from serious brain drain, probably to China, and once that starts happening we're well and truly fucked. I guess it'll get to the point soon where the only people who get proper education will be the ruling classes because state schools will be so severely underfunded, and the same with healthcare.

Wages will stagnate and because we are still finding it hard to attract foreign labour the natives will have to start working for starvation wages (this is basically already happening, and Truss' recent comments about how we need to be more productive and essentially stop expecting so much are to prepare us for this eventuality). At that point we'll have a poorly educated, unhealthy, and overworked population a bit like the population of the isles in the pre-modern era.


There are signs of a possible brain drain already: so many nurses i know are going to australia & new zealand. Tbf mass emigration from Britain has been the historical norm since the 1500s, the post-war consensus has been more of an exception than a rule.


Ngl seeing the turnout in mid sized towns (Norwich, Luton, Plymouth) is kinda unique, You never normally see organised political activity in places like that. E!E is doing something unique in that sense.


I tried going to the one in London but there was no-one there


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This is Ashford in Kent, a real Tory strong hold. EiE didn't even hold a rally here.


Chance of all this energy getting funneled and then dispersed by the Starmer electoral machine.


That makes no sense with the rising level of trade union militancy. What the RMT is suddenly gonna stop fighting because Starmer is in power? lol


They should be doing these with increasing frequency. I know the 5th of November is going to be a big date because a load of strikes start then but we should be building to weekly protests.


At the end of the day there's another day dawning
And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise
Like the waves crash on the sand
Like a storm that'll break any second
There's a hunger in the land
There's a reckoning still to be reckoned and
There's gonna be hell to pay
At the end of the day


Corbyn arrived too early, fuck. What a joke.


Honestly in retrospect, it was very much a bit of an accident. He ran to "change the conserversation" and had to be basically dragged to stand. It is not a surprise it turned out as it did in such a situation.


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Wakey wakey wagie time for more austerity


if Corbyn was still in the leadership Labour would be the ones on 20%.
look at events as a whole and realize that British politics is fundamentally fake. i nearly had an aneurysm today when I saw some (ITV?) bloke on Twitter saying that public opinion had shifted to favour energy nationalisation so GB energy will go down well - public opinion has consistently supported energy nationalisation for years, probably since energy privatisation and definitely since the Cameron years. but now the press and those in actual power, for reasons we can only speculate to, want things to go the other way. I'd assumed they just wanted rid of Johnson, but now frankly I'd take a punt on them just being fucking bored. You could say they want Labour to consolidate the fucking-over-everyone of the past 12 years, but I'm still very open to Labour losing the next election. I come across more prime ministerial than hamface keith.

you could go "oh, no, it's not that, it's just that events are so bad" but that would require you to believe that the public loved the government's grotesquely incompetent covid response, but then freaked out over a party. it would have you thinking that boris johnson was a lovable clown of a mayor in 2012, a grifting cunt in 2016, the statesman we all needed ready to forge a new consensus in 2019, and a clownish grifting cunt who should fuck off and die in 2022. it would require you to believe that the british people have put up with all the self-imposed Tory recessions of the past, of all the wage stagnation and mass unemployment of the past, but they're drawing the line now, after the government has already acted. none of that adds up.

this country is fake, utterly insane, and in constant pain. if it was a dog, you'd be having difficult conversations about whether to put it to sleep. but this country is nothing so sympathetic as a dog. it is a performance art piece, a testament to human spite and misery. this country is a scientific experiment to create a permanent exclusion zone around an island that radiates bleak grimness. this country is either the greatest mistake of god, or the final proof he does not exist. the most cruel of all our leaders was wilson, for he abolished hanging and with it, state-sanctioned exit from the zone.


Don’t be retarded. This could only have happened after Corbyn was ejected. Porkies no longer needed Tories when Labour became their bitch else well.


>British people having a sense of honour
Rare W tbh


So the latest Labour party clarification on GB energy seems to be it's a organization to fund "market driven solutions" to Energy issues, rather than a pure Nationalized Energy Generator and Supplier network.
Neolibs pulling a fast one once again it seems sadly.


well of fucking course Starmer wasn't going to nationalise energy. his handlers would fucking activate his suicide chip.


The wages are like 20k higher in Australia for the same healthcare positions.
Australian "Labor" party for all it's faults, never abandoned Unions for the Finance industry so it has far better workers rights and far more clear and pro-Worker legislation like their fair work system (minimum wage based union averages per industry) and stuff like "Penalty Rates" where workers get massive overtime and weekend wage rates.

You can put your job in here and see what the minimum wage is per industry. For example a McDonalds worker from using Fairwork has a minimum wage of £14.21p/h

"Penalty rates" are
>employer to pay at least 150% (time and a half) of the normal base wage for work performed on a Saturday and 200% (double time) for employees who perform work on a Sunday.

Overtime rates in Australia
>From Monday to Saturday, overtime is paid at the rate of one and a half times the employee's ordinary rate of pay for the first three hours of overtime worked on any one day and at twice the ordinary rate of pay for any overtime worked thereafter. On Sundays, overtime is paid at twice the ordinary rate of pay.
>Where a public holiday falls on a Monday to Friday, overtime is paid at one and a half times the ordinary rate of pay for the first 7.6 hours (i.e. normal daily hours) and at two and a half times the ordinary rate of pay thereafter. Where a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday and no other day is granted in lieu, overtime is paid at two and a half times the ordinary rate of pay.

Australian legislation is way more clear on workers rights than UK legislation where workers rights are simply "implied" and up to the employer to actually adhere too.


i want you to imagine, though, i want you to imagine that Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is in his bed tonight sleeping soundly, dreaming of how in 1 or 2 years he'll be prime minister. Maybe he thinks he'll have a Blair-level majority. Maybe he thinks he'll just be like Wilson, more level-headed and half recognizing only nerds will remember him. It doesn't matter, he's there in bed thinking about how he's going to kiss the king's hand (bit gay) and do all the little things, he's going to get to sit on the other side of parliament, he's going to be introduced as "The Prime Minister", he's going to become a high-flyer in Labour circles for the rest of his life. Imagine that he does this each night between now and May 2024.

Imagine that he runs a widely lauded election campaign. Imagine that there's a consensus that this time, it's probably Labour's turn. Sure, he's not polling 50/20 anymore, but with the Tories in such a shambles, they're going to pull it off. Everyone knew the polls would tighten. The Lib Dems are talking about PR, but they're little wankers who chat shit anyway. This is a Labour moment. A new Labour moment. Finally, the moment of truth, the final day. Go out and vote, smile for the cameras, then head to Labour HQ for the party. Speech ready - little Blair references. Enough talking, it's time to do.

A new rendition of Arthur. A sweeping panorama of the country. A montage of past premiers. Huw Edwards. Big Ben Bong.

"And our view is it's going to be a hung parliament. This election is too close to call. We're saying it could be from the Conservatives short by 10 of an overall majority, to Labour the largest party and short by 13 of an overall majority, and the likeliest outcome is the Conservatives short by 25…"
Imagine sitting in the room. Imagine what's going through their minds. Imagine one or two people stand up and go to the bathroom, while you go out for a smoke. A buzz, it's your phone, your friend has sent a video-link of the shadow cabinet members doing interviews with Edwards. They're talking about the moral right to govern.

In the final picture, it wasn't even close. Labour loses by 270 seats to 336. Not much for the Conservatives to celebrate, but another 5 years in opposition for the Labour. Ten years after Cameron first re-gained them a majority, they remain in power with a similar majority. A few would-be ministers go out and give interviews about how they always knew it was a big ask to go from the result Corbyn left them with to government, but you can see it in their eyes. You can see it in all of their eyes. You just regret that you went out for that smoke and missed the opportunity to drink their tears when they were still fresh.


Bold of you to believe Starmer even cares whether he wins as long as he safely wrecks any movement towards anything but neoliberal austerity.


It all depends on which way the media swing. Blair only got in through Murdoch's support. It's highly likely that The Sun et al. will again switch to begrudging endorsement of Stramer given the chaos in the Tory ranks. Another milquetoast neoliberal Labour government and years of smug libs saying "I told you we could win compared to Corbyn".



Source please


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Ofgem warning about a "gas supply emergency"


You aren't Keir Starmer, you are Kinnock in 1992.


Looks like Liz has done a U-turn on the 45p tax cut for high income earners. Here's a nice bit from the BBC live news updates, for all the wagies who might not be able to find it after they get home from work:

>Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski says he is "disappointed" that the chancellor has abandoned the plan to abolish the top rate of income tax, but he was confident the mini budget would now have the support of MPs.

>Speaking from the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, Mr Kawczinski said he had spoken to a university friend this weekend who he said employs 7,000 people and generates millions of dollars but had moved overseas due to UK tax policies.

>The MP said his entrepreneur friend said UK taxes were "so pernicious and the HMRC is so complex and aggressive to entrepreneurs like myself it's not worth the candle".

>When pressed on whether he had recently spoken to anyone in the bottom 10% of income earners, Mr Kawczinski said the question was "inappropriate" and added "I talk to benefit claimants all the time".

It's absolutely clear that no-one likes twats like this, so how do they win so often? Well, I know it has to do with propaganda, but how do you go about making a guy like this seem in-touch with the people?


I don't trust polls. Labour is leading by 10 points, maybe, in reality.


Because conservatism causes brainworms, a large amount of people just vote for who the newspaper tells them to


Nah, Geriatrics got threatened by further cuts and the almost near collapse of the Pension system. Remember, Corbyn rose to 45% polling on the back of May trying to reign in a bit of the Geriatric gravy train.
British Geriatrics may be the single most entitled voters on earth and the Tories through sheer retardation have spooked them finally.


Who's to say that isn't the real intentions but tories just don't control voting booths in secret?


it's the same picture


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> As you know I am a huge Zionist
> I am a huge supporter of Israel.

Gonna be sick


somehow this shocks you?


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Why don't people believe that just as the power dynamics of a 30 year old having sex with a 14 yr old makes it exploitative so does doing it with some impoverished foreigner, be it a romanian girl here or some cambodian female overseas be it a minor or an adult.

All prostitution is sexual coercion, the solution to prostitution is free love as advocated by Kollontai.

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