Source: The BBC
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.
The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.
With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61585886
This is going to hit a hard hit nation very hard
This is not a shock of course, but even for those who are not monarchists she has been a steady head of state for decades.
Graphic mine - created from a thread by @MarkJacob16 on Twitter
Meanwhile at the Trump rally last night Trump brands Biden 'an enemy of the state' in front of his fascist white supremacist enablers.
And of course...
You do not have to dress like a brown shirt to look like a fascist.
Kwasi, Cleverly, Braverman & Coffey in the big 4 under PM Truss
FFS we are really fucked.
American cousins, consider the Trump cabinet on libertarian steroids during a cost of living crisis where inflation is going to hit 20% - with tax cuts for the rich and the morons get big jobs for sucking new leader ass - welcome to the UK. These people are fucking stupid and dangerous and we are fucked
Financial Times today
The United Kingdom of Freezing Brexshit
It was inevitable. Putting our country in the hands of the absolute worse of us - Thatcher sold it all off, because of cause she did, and then this lot - up to their eyes in mutually beneficially relationships with big business ensure they were never going to regulate sufficiently - and Brexit just helped this pernicious profit driven deal between the libertarian right and the net present value crowd. For the rest of us - drink shit and choose between heating and eating, is the end result of gifting these far right brexit loons the keys to our democracy.
We knew this would happen in 2016 - but hey Project Fear (as in Project Facts) was an effective label to drown out the advice of, you know, actual experts, in favour of populist right wing rhetoric of sunlit uplands once we got rid of Johnny Foreigner.
Even though we warned of this - (and of course Covid and Ukraine have exacerbated the effects of Brexit, but it is not a coincidence that we are the only G7 nation with double digit inflation and 80% increase in heating costs) - it is shocking and distressing that the impact is now upon us with a violence of outcome that is not only harmful for the most vulnerable in our communities, but will inevitably lead to excess deaths (put let their bodies pile high in the streets, right?).
It is so bad, that I cannot even be bothered to say we told you what would happen and you did not listen. Many many families in the former red wall seats in the industrial north, who voted Brexit & BoJo with much gusto, are going to go cold and hungry in this new coming winter of discontent, and as James O'Brien says - 'contempt for the conman, compassion for the conned'. For many they are going to need much more than our compassion, they will need practical financial support to pay the bills and feed their kids as the cost of living crisis continues to rain unconstrained Brexshit shit on all of us. The next resident of number 10 - Liz Truss, of course, - has no intention of helping the 'idle workers' as she has labelled us. She could not give a Brexshit shit about any of us. But hey, 'culture wars' and 'woke', there is that👀
Winter has come.
At what point will it be enough for the cult. I mean come on?
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