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Dear Pet-Parents in Pet stores

Hello! Service dog handler here.

Like you, we are here at Petsmart/Petco/literally any pet store that is visited by pet parents ever, because we need to buy supplies. Toys, treats, food, you name it. We have dogs. We’re here to buy dog supplies, and possibly supplies for our other pets.

But it doesn’t mean that our service dogs are “Off-duty” just because they are in a store that allows all pets.

They’ve still got their vests or gear on. Maybe they don’t. It’s not law that our dogs are marked. But they’re still on duty.

But ESPECIALLY if it’s readily apparent that the dog is a service dog…

DO NOT, LET YOUR PETS, COME UP TO OUR DOGS.

They’ll ignore them, but it’s very distracting when there’s someone breathing down your neck.

Don’t stand there and say “no, come on bella, you can’t say hi to that dog”, while still letting your dog come up and sniff and get in our dogs faces.

Pull them away. Walk away. Don’t allow your dogs to get in our dog’s faces. Our dogs will ignore them, but again, it’d be pretty weird if you were trying to ignore your co-worker while they’re standing an inch from you, breathing down your neck and staring at you.

It’s creepy.

And it’s frustrating.

Lead your dogs away. If you can see that a dog is a service dog, don’t let your dog get in that dog’s face. Especially if your dog is the rude, pushy type.

ESPECIALLY if you see a patch that says SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING. Because you could possibly be setting that dog’s training back.

Please, control your dogs. And don’t let them get in my dog’s face while she’s working. It’s frustrating and I WILL give you the evil eye.

I don’t care if your dog is friendly. Please, give my dog space to work. You don’t have to give us a huge wide pass in an aisle, just don’t let your dog interfere with mine.

independent.co.uk
Almost every big claim Donald Trump just made was false
Donald Trump has completed his first ever speech to Congress as President. And almost every major claim made in it appeared to be false.

Andrew Griffin at The Independent:

Donald Trump has completed his first ever speech to Congress as President. And almost every major claim made in it appeared to be false.

He appeared to wrongly claim that he was responsible for a vast reduction in the price of the F-35 jet, as well as falsely characterising a report into the problems of immigration.

The President’s speech made contested claims about the value of immigration, his success in office, his plans for tax reform, and healthcare coverage.

While much of the speech was focused on the same rhetoric that Mr Trump led his campaign with – including a commitment to bring jobs back to the US and boost the military – he also made a number of factual claims about his work as president.

Here are some of those false claims in full, as fact checked by the Associated Press.

TRUMP: “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.”

THE FACTS: That’s not exactly what that report says. It says immigrants “contribute to government finances by paying taxes and add expenditures by consuming public services.”

The report found that while first-generation immigrants are more expensive to governments than their native-born counterparts, primarily at the state and local level, immigrants’ children “are among the strongest economic and fiscal contributors in the population.”

The report found that the “long-run fiscal impact” of immigrants and their children would probably be seen as more positive “if their role in sustaining labour force growth and contributing to innovation and entrepreneurial activity were taken into account.”

TRUMP: “We’ve saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price” of the F-35 jet fighter.

THE FACTS: The cost savings he persists in bragging about were secured in full or large part before he became president.

The head of the Air Force program announced significant price reductions in the contract for the Lockheed F-35 fighter jet Dec. 19 — after Trump had tweeted about the cost but weeks before he met the company’s CEO about it.

Pentagon managers took action even before the election to save money on the contract. Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the aerospace consulting firm Teal Group, said there is no evidence of any additional cost savings as a result of Trump’s actions.

TRUMP: “We will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.”

THE FACTS: Trump has provided little detail on how this would happen. Independent analyses of his campaign’s tax proposals found that most of the benefits would flow to the wealthiest families. The richest 1 percent would see an average tax cut of nearly $215,000 a year, while the middle one-fifth of the population would get a cut of just $1,010, according to the Tax Policy Center, a joint project by the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute.

TRUMP: “Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labour force.”

THE FACTS: That’s true, but for the vast majority of them, it’s because they choose to be.

That 94 million figure includes everyone aged 16 and older who doesn’t have a job and isn’t looking for one. So it includes retirees, parents who are staying home to raise children, and high school and college students who are studying rather than working.

They are unlikely to work regardless of the state of the economy. With the huge baby-boomer generation reaching retirement age and many of them retiring, the population of those out of the labor force is increasing and will continue to do so, most economists forecast.

It’s true that some of those out of the workforce are of working age and have given up looking for work. But that number is probably a small fraction of the 94 million Trump cited.

TRUMP: “Obamacare is collapsing … imploding Obamacare disaster.”

THE FACTS: There are problems with the 2010 health care law, but whether it’s collapsing is hotly disputed.

One of the two major components of the Affordable Care Act has seen a spike in premiums and a drop in participation from insurers. But the other component, equally important, seems to be working fairly well, even if its costs are a concern.

Trump and congressional Republicans want to repeal the whole thing, which risks leaving millions of people uninsured if the replacement plan has shortcomings. Some critics say GOP rhetoric itself is making things worse by creating uncertainty about the future.

The health law offers subsidised private health insurance along with a state option to expand Medicaid for low-income people. Together, the two arms of the program cover more than 20 million people.

Republican governors whose states have expanded Medicaid are trying to find a way to persuade Congress and the administration to keep the expansion, and maybe even build on it, while imposing limits on the long-term costs of Medicaid.

While the Medicaid expansion seems to be working, the markets for subsidised private health insurance are stressed in many states. Also affected are millions of people who buy individual policies outside the government markets, and face the same high premiums with no financial help from the health law.

Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says “implosion” is too strong a term. An AP count found that 12.2 million people signed up for this year, despite the Trump administration’s threats to repeal the law.

But a health care blogger and industry consultant, Robert Laszewski, agrees with Trump, saying too few young, healthy people have signed up to guarantee the stability of the insurance markets.

TRUMP: His budget plan will offer “one of the largest increases in national defence spending in American history”.

THE FACTS: Three times in recent years, Congress raised defence budgets by larger percentages than the 54 billion dollars, or 10%, increase Mr Trump proposes. The base defence budget grew by 41 billion dollars, or 14.3%, in 2002; by 37 billion dollars, or 11.3%, in 2003, and by 47 billion dollars, or 10.9%, in 2008, according to Defence Department figures.

TRUMP: “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offences since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home - from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and yes, even the World Trade Centre.”

THE FACTS: It is unclear what Justice Department data he’s citing, but the most recent government information does not back up his claim. Just over half the people Mr Trump talks about were born in the US, according to Homeland Security Department research revealed last week. That report said of 82 people the government determined were inspired by a foreign terrorist group to attempt or carry out an attack in the US, just over half were native-born.

Even the attacks Mr Trump singled out were not entirely the work of foreigners. (name withheld out of respect for the victims), who along with his Pakistani wife killed 14 people in the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, was born in Chicago.

It is true that in the immediate aftermath of September 11, the FBI’s primary concern was with terrorists from overseas feared to be plotting attacks in the US, but that is no longer the case.

The FBI and the Justice Department have been preoccupied with violent extremists from inside the US who are inspired by the calls to violence and mayhem of the Islamic State group. The Justice Department has prosecuted scores of IS-related cases since 2014, and many of the defendants are US citizens.

Things Rohan Kishibe has done in the spin-off mangas
  • Accidentally impersonated a Catholic priest.
  • Been told he looks like the Mona Lisa.
  • Bought a mountain.
  • Became broke due to buying said mountain, thus having to live at Koichi’s house for a certain amount of time.
  • Had to sell his anime figures due to said mountain-buying.
  • Creeped on his neighbor’s holiday party.
  • Saved his editor’s life by eating corn.
  • Went seafood poaching with Tonio.
  • Bumped into a bunch of people on the subway due to literal cellphone bugs.
  • Had a brief, teenaged summer romance with one of his ancestors.
  • Fought zombies at the Louvre.
  • Found out his grandma’s Gucci handbag had a stand.
  • Got his wallet and passport stolen by his tour guide while visiting a winery in Italy.

anonymous asked:

Can you bring service dogs in training anywhere? How do you go about doing that if so?

Hiya!

No, service dogs in training (SDiTs) can not and should not go just anywhere with you.

The wording on this question concerns me for a few reasons, so let me preface by saying this is not a how-to on bringing your pet with you everywhere you go. If you are puppy raising or fostering for a service dog organization, consult them directly.

I am only knowledgeable on US law, I can direct you elsewhere if you live in a different country, just let me know. I inserted a breakpoint to save people miles of scrolling If they don’t want to read.

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Venezuela's indigenous people leave jungles homes to try survive on the city streets of Brazil

Hundreds of indigenous Warao people from the Orinoco Delta have left Venezuela and are now trying their luck on the gritty streets of Manaus – Brazil’s Amazonian metropolis – where they live in derelict buildings and tent camps and are forced to make a living by begging from passing motorists.

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Many have made the long bus journey from northeastern Venezuela to Manaus, a city of two million people where local authorities are scrambling to help them find shelter, food and medicine. “Everything is gone in Venezuela,” said Abel Calderon, a 32-year-old Warao who is acting as spokesman for the impromptu community now living under tarps, tents and other makeshift lodgings around the city, some of them under a highway overpass.

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Local authorities have declared a social emergency and called for support from the federal and state governments for what they have called a “humanitarian crisis”. Many Venezuelans have been deported after having crossed the border due to concerns about vagrancy and begging, local media reported, while local hospitals and public services have been put under strain.

Calderon says the Warao chose Manaus because it was the closest city in Brazil where they could look for work or assistance from local authorities. So far, city officials have helped with food and medicine while also asking Brazil’s federal police force to accelerate documentation that can help the Warao find jobs or formally register with social welfare programmes.

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The Warao faced hunger and hardship in their villages along Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. They have traditionally used their fishing skills to survive – for nourishment, for barter or by selling the fish for cash. But Venezuela’s economic and political instability mean people can’t afford to buy their fish, and there is nothing in the shops to barter them against.

Calderon said he wants to stay in Brazil, saddened by the hardship and increasingly stark reality in Venezuela, where the economic woes and mounting unrest in recent weeks has led to dozens of deaths in political protests. “It’s sad in Venezuela,” he says. “There everything is finished. Here we could work and stay.”

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May floundered on her record on police cuts, on funding for our NHS and schools

A Jeremy Corbyn spokesperson, responding to Theresa May’s appearance on the Sky and Channel 4 #BattleForNumber10 debate, said:

“Theresa May floundered on her record on police cuts, on funding for our NHS and schools and on her manifesto policy on social care that didn’t last more than a few days before it was amended with an unspecified cap. It’s no surprise she had no answers because the Tories plan to continue the tax giveaways to the wealthy and big business while offering no new funding for public services.

"There is a clear choice in this election about the kind of country we want Britain to be - between Labour’s plan to transform Britain for the many not the few, and a Conservative Party that has held people back and put its wealthy backers first.”

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Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena in England ended in tragedy when an explosion killed 22 people, including children, and wounded 59 others. At a press conference this morning, police said they believe a lone man, who died at the scene, conducted the attack using an improvised explosive device. Police are investigating whether he was part of a wider network. A representative confirmed that Grande herself, who has tweeted a statement, wasn’t hurt. Police said they were treating the attack as “a terrorist incident.” The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, says the city will hold a vigil for the victims tonight. Police have asked the public to avoid the city center while emergency services continue to work at the scene.

tax fraud is such a disgusting crime like people don’t pay taxes just for the sake of paying taxes, like that money actually goes to the government and the government isn’t some sort of independent institution, the government=the people and when people don’t pay their taxes they’re stealing from the people, they’re stealing from public services, education, health care, they’re stealing while that single mother of two earns “enough” money to have to pay taxes, while some parents can’t afford certain things for their kids but they still have to pay taxes. committing tax fraud is not only stealing from someone, it’s stealing from an entire population that has needs that are supposed to be covered by the taxes you didn’t pay

FUCK

Betsy Devos is cutting the Public Service Loan Forgiveness plan.

The PSLF is the main reason I’m in the career I’m in. It says “if you make a certain number of minimum payments to your federal student loan while doing a job classified as a public service*, we will forgive the rest of the loan.”

And OH NO, that fact that they’re getting rid of this isn’t enough! Because! The PSLF specifically advises you to pay the absolute minimum you can on your loans so you save the most money!

SO I’VE BEEN PAYING MOSTLY JUST THE INTEREST FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE MAIN PART OF THE LOAN IS ALMOST ENTIRELY INTACT.

That is thousands and thousands of dollars of my money, gone. 

That is what little I’ve been able to save up, gone.

Dreams of a house? Gone.

Dreams of a family? Gone.

Dreams of any kind of retirement savings? Gone.

I owe $60,000 and the reality of this hasn’t even fully hit me yet. How am I supposed to recover from this?


*things like government, law enforcement, teaching, medical, and nonprofit jobs. Any job where you’re furthering the needs of the community over business, mainly.

independent.co.uk
Nine out of 10 voters reject Theresa May's claim election is about Brexit and say it's about public services
PM sought to switch the spotlight away from public services after her U-turn on the Tory manifesto social care plan.

Nine out of 10 people reject Theresa May’s idea of a “Brexit election” and insist that it should also be about public services, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.

ORB found that for only 15 per cent of people, choosing the best prime minister will be uppermost in their mind when they decide how to vote in the election.

Ms May has framed the election as a presidential-style contest between her and Jeremy Corbyn. She has put Brexit centre-stage and sought to switch the spotlight away from public services after her U-turn on the Tory manifesto social care plan dubbed the “dementia tax”.

According to ORB, 90 per cent of people agree that the election should not just be about Brexit but also public services – Labour’s preferred ground – while only 10 per cent disagree. Some 89 per cent of people who voted Tory in 2015, and 88 per cent of those who backed Leave in last year’s referendum, agree that it should not just be a “Brexit election.”

However, when asked to name the single most important issue in their mind when deciding how to vote, more people (24 per cent) opt for Brexit than any of the other six options offered. The economy, including living standards, is not far behind on 22 per cent, followed by the NHS (19 per cent); the best candidate to be prime minister (15 per cent); security, including defence and terrorism (8 per cent) ; social care, including pensioners (4 per cent) and education (2 per cent).

Older people are more likely to rate Brexit their top issue than young adults. Some 31 per cent of over-65s say it is their single most important issue, compared to 20 per cent of 18-24 year-olds and 17 per cent of 25-34 year-olds.

The two top priorities for young adults are the economy and the NHS, highlighting Labour’s need to mobilise young people – the group least likely to vote. The economy is a less important factor for older people; only 11 per cent of over 65s make it their top issue, compared to more than 30 per cent of 18-34 year-olds.

Brexit is the most important issue for 2015 Tory voters (34 per cent) but only 12 per cent of Labour’s then supporters agree. For them, the NHS and the economy will most influence their vote (both 31 per cent). Brexit is the number one issue for people who backed Leave in last year’s referendum but Remain voters name the economy.

The Conservatives have a strong lead when people are asked which party has the best policy on Brexit: 47 name the Tories and only 19 per cent Labour. One in five 2015 Labour voters thinks the Tories now have the best approach to Brexit.

In another hopeful sign for Ms May, voters back her “no deal is better than a bad deal” mantra by 66 per cent to 34 per cent. Although Labour opposes this idea, some 62 per cent of its 2015 voters back Ms May’s argument. So do 52 per cent of Liberal Democrat supporters and 58 per cent of those who voted Remain last year.

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wickedsquared  asked:

I was wondering if you have advice on making a resume with no experience? Like, I know I'm gonna need a job in the very near future but I have no clue where to start on the resume when I've never had a job before. Could you please help?

Okay! So- building a resume with no experience! It can sounds like an impossible task- but I assure you it’s not. When I worked in HR, the only reason I really looked at people’s “past employment” section was to determine how long they’d stayed at past jobs (anything less than 6 months always got my attention).  The great thing about being a high school student looking for a first job, is that you are essentially a clean slate. There are many employers who value that in a fresh face. 

First, make sure your resume has a good introduction/summary.  This is a beginning section that consists of 2-3 sentences about you that the employer can look at and get a good idea of what you’re all about.  
An example:
”Highly motivated high school student seeking to utilize and enhance my skills while serving the public in the customer service industry. I am keen to pursue a position that will compliment my studies and provide me with a career opportunity ”.   
Make it sound like you want to be in this for the long haul- that you are eager to do the job, and that you want to use and develop the skills you already have.  

Instead of focusing on your job experience, you are going to have to focus on skills and education. We’ll talk about skills first! There are essentially three types of skills that go on resumes: Job-related, transferable, and adaptive. Job-related is pretty self-explanatory- it’s skills you have developed that relate to the specific job for which you are applying.  Transferable skills are ones that you have learned in work or education fields that are applicable to others. And finally, adaptive skills are those that are behavioral - personality traits and characteristics that determine your work style.  Adaptive skills are the hardest to substantiate, and you should try to avoid showcasing them too heavily on your resume. Here’s some examples of each type:

Job-Related
(say you’re applying to work in accounting):
-Have worked with (program used at company)
-Experience with financial planning and budgeting
-Extensive work with Microsoft Excel
Transferable:
-Personnel management
-Equipment Operation
-Forklift certification
Adaptive:
-Personable
-Honest
-Team player

If you have taken any computer classes (and even if you haven’t- you’re a student, your life is built around computers!), focus on your proficiency in typing and data entry.  Mention your affinity for technology and your ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.  

Now, onto education! Since you’re still in school, this section is basically going to consist of one entry- your current high school. The best part about the education section of your resume is that it doesn’t end with just naming the school- you should also include: clubs, extra curricular activities, awards, honors, and your GPA if it’s decent.   If you school has given you any “work” experience (volunteering, fund raising) you can include that either right there under the school, or in a separate “volunteer work” section.  

Here’s some links that can help you further!
Example high school resume
How to write your first resume
Seven things to know before writing your first resume
How to build your “skills section” 
How to include volunteer work
How to write a resume when you have no work experience
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I hope this helps!!!


Nine out of 10 voters reject Theresa May's claim election is about Brexit and say it's about public services

Nine out of 10 people reject Theresa May’s idea of a “Brexit election” and insist that it should also be about public services, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.

ORB found that for only 15 per cent of people, choosing the best prime minister will be uppermost in their mind when they decide how to vote in the election.

Ms May has framed the election as a presidential-style contest between her and Jeremy Corbyn. She has put Brexit centre-stage and sought to switch the spotlight away from public services after her U-turn on the Tory manifesto social care plan dubbed the “dementia tax”.

According to ORB, 90 per cent of people agree that the election should not just be about Brexit but also public services – Labour’s preferred ground – while only 10 per cent disagree. Some 89 per cent of people who voted Tory in 2015, and 88 per cent of those who backed Leave in last year’s referendum, agree that it should not just be a “Brexit election.”

However, when asked to name the single most important issue in their mind when deciding how to vote, more people (24 per cent) opt for Brexit than any of the other six options offered. The economy, including living standards, is not far behind on 22 per cent, followed by the NHS (19 per cent); the best candidate to be prime minister (15 per cent); security, including defence and terrorism (8 per cent) ; social care, including pensioners (4 per cent) and education (2 per cent).

Older people are more likely to rate Brexit their top issue than young adults. Some 31 per cent of over-65s say it is their single most important issue, compared to 20 per cent of 18-24 year-olds and 17 per cent of 25-34 year-olds.

The two top priorities for young adults are the economy and the NHS, highlighting Labour’s need to mobilise young people – the group least likely to vote. The economy is a less important factor for older people; only 11 per cent of over 65s make it their top issue, compared to more than 30 per cent of 18-34 year-olds.

Brexit is the most important issue for 2015 Tory voters (34 per cent) but only 12 per cent of Labour’s then supporters agree. For them, the NHS and the economy will most influence their vote (both 31 per cent). Brexit is the number one issue for people who backed Leave in last year’s referendum but Remain voters name the economy.

The Conservatives have a strong lead when people are asked which party has the best policy on Brexit: 47 name the Tories and only 19 per cent Labour. One in five 2015 Labour voters thinks the Tories now have the best approach to Brexit.

In another hopeful sign for Ms May, voters back her “no deal is better than a bad deal” mantra by 66 per cent to 34 per cent. Although Labour opposes this idea, some 62 per cent of its 2015 voters back Ms May’s argument. So do 52 per cent of Liberal Democrat supporters and 58 per cent of those who voted Remain last year.

However, Labour will take comfort from its ratings on policies. Some 38 per cent of people say Mr Corbyn’s party has the best policy on the economy, while 36 per cent name the Tories – a sharp contrast with surveys at the start of the campaign giving the Tories a big lead on the issue. Labour is ahead among women but trails among men.

Labour is viewed as the best party on the NHS by 43 per cent of the public, including one in five who voted Tory at the last election, while only 24 per cent opt for the Conservatives.

Labour has a similar lead on social care following the “dementia tax” controversy. While 41 per cent say Labour has the best policy, 23 per cent choose the Tories. On education, Labour (36 per cent) is also ahead of the Tories (30 per cent).

Labour’s advance on policy has not been matched by Mr Corbyn’s personal ratings. Six out of 10 people (59 per cent) disagree with the statement that he is “ready to be prime minister,” including 29 per cent of 2015 Labour voters. Some 41 per cent agree he is ready for the job.

Similarly, 45 per cent of the public, including 15 per cent of 2015 Labour supporters, think the Tories have the best candidate for prime minister, while 27 per cent name Labour.

ORB interviewed online a total of 2,038 adults aged 18+ throughout the UK on 31 May-1 June. The data has been weighted to be nationally representative of the UK adult population.

That’s it. We lost.

It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I feel like vomiting.

Results are still coming in, but the Tories are returning 304 seats, and with 37 still to return, it looks like a dead cert that they’ll get at least a strong-ish minority government.

And this scares the shit out of me. I don’t understand it. I don’t understand how anyone could look at the last five years and go “yes, more of that, please.” I don’t understand how they can actually have GAINED seats from both Labour and Lib Dems. And I don’t understand what the hell we’re going to do now.

Let me be clear: I am not opposing this on a purely ideological basis. I am not scared of abstract legislation. I am scared of this regime killing the people I care about. I am a disabled, queer student who comes from a low-income area, and while am lucky enough to be middle-class and have family I can fall back on, way too many of the people I know do not have that.

Let me be clear: The current austerity measures are a joke. They disproportionately affect the poor, the elderly, and the disabled. The Tory aim is what the Tory aim has always been: class warfare and the privatisation of enterprise. Thatcher never died, kids. Not while Thatcherism’s alive and well.

Let me be clear: Every public service attacked by the Tory manifesto is one we need. We need the NHS. Believe me, as someone who has multiple neurological, physical, and mental conditions; believe me also as someone whose ambition is to work in the NHS. We need proper state education. Believe me as someone who attended an underfunded school, one whose grades fell after it became an academy. We need full benefits and a living wage. Believe me as someone who has too many friends struggling to live. These aren’t things we want, they’re things we need. They’re what makes us a society rather than just a bunch of people stuck in the same shitty country. They’re fundamental necessities of life, and they’re being undercut at every turn by an urban, Westminster-centric view which ignores the poor and the vulnerable. (And, for the record, one of the things that makes me sickest is that I even need to say this: we need the winter fuel allowance. People die of cold from not being able to afford fuel now, jesus wept)

Let me be clear: This government is not going to get better. This isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. This kind of class warfare is the modus operandi of the Conservative Party, and we’ve just condemned ourselves to half a decade more of it. And people will suffer. Our culture will suffer. People will die. And given the circles I move in, a good number of those people will be my friends, or friends of my friends. I am one of the lucky ones. And I am struggling. As a student, as a disabled person, as a human being in this society, I am struggling.

Checking the results again. 621 returned. Tories with 310.

Let me be clear: I am scared.

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