Dramatist wrenched out of fiction by the fierce urgency of fact (and R Murdoch). Co-Founder of https://t.co/frGs791BR8 Executive editor https://t.co/oBvwFjxX3r
21st Sept CSA & CMO advised that UK could face 50,000 Covid cases by mid-Oct & 200 deaths/day by mid-Nov. These based on SAGE 'Reasonable Worst Case Scenario". Were widely derided at the time. Both have proved underestimates of true infections & deaths. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/uk-coronavirus-update-chris-whitty-patrick-vallance-50000-cases-a4552171.html
Today is the day the last 7 days-1398 deaths (and that’s 28 day cut off).
200 a day & ahead of schedule (Vallance suggested November)
We shall all see JHB’s character now.
Will she climb down or is she so weak in character and reasoning that she keeps spouting more rubbish?
Out on a limb here, and seem to be in a small minority, but I actually prefer #BoratSubsequentMoviefilm to #Borat — lots more politically relevant on misogyny, anti-semitism, QAnon — and it kind of has more of a heart @SachaBaronCohen
It seems to me that the more aloof/wealthy/disconnected the journalist/PR/celebrity, the more blasé they were about Coronavirus. Those who don’t live in big houses, or in the countryside, and live everyday lives and know a lot of doctors were a lot more cautious. Is that fair?
@WritesBright @peterjukes @GoodLawProject And the only thing better than a redacted contract (or redacted supplier name) is a contract for a redaction tool!
Always said this was critical. Johnson wants to join a Transatlantic Trumpocratic Alliance. Without T with Trump, he will be Rump
Johnson will wait for US election result before no-deal Brexit decision https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/24/johnson-will-wait-for-us-election-result-before-no-deal-brexit-decision
Professor of European Law, University of Liverpool Joint Editor, Common Market Law Review Second Violin / Viola, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra All views personal.
Some Johnson quotes from Oct 2019 about his revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. What is now apparently an EU threat to UK sovereignty was - at the time, in Johnson's very own words - a great deal for the UK, a chance to get Brexit done, indeed... a "real Brexit".
This official statement is objectively untrue. The Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland explicitly provides for the direct creation of customs and regulatory barriers between NI and GB as from 1 January 2021. This Government negotiated and ratified, but now lies about, it.
There will be no border in the Irish Sea between GB & NI. The NI Protocol explicitly prevents the creation of one. More than half of NI's external trade is with the rest of UK, which is why the UKIM Bill guarantees businesses in NI will have unfettered access to rest of UK market https://twitter.com/SJAMcBride/status/1319896643811016707
I'm immensely honoured to be giving this year's Mitchell Lecture at the University of Edinburgh - on the theme of the UK Internal Market proposals and their damaging impacts both on devolution and for the island of Ireland.
Just got a new (well, 2nd hand) piano to help pass the lockdown winter (well, besides teaching & finishing book & violin). It's marvellous. If you're looking for a new hobby: take up an(other) instrument! And support your musicians through adversity by having online lessons!
What does the UK #InternalMarketBill mean for devolution and the Union?
Find out in NEW report by @DanielWinc @hayward_katy @McEwen_Nicola @AileenMcHarg @johunt @mdouganlpool
Just had it pointed out: the Daily Express has a wee habit of quoting me out of context in their Europhobic propaganda. I wonder if they can misquote this one: "The Daily Express is a disgusting hate publication that poses a direct threat to the future of UK democracy".
As #InternalMarketBill begins its second reading @UKHouseofLords our new report with @WalesGovernance @UKandEU answers 10 questions raised by the Bill, exploring the impact of the Bill for devolution and the relations between the governments of #UK
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Founder of SODEM (Stand Of Defiance European Movement) #FBPE #2020MarchForEU #NotGoingAway #SODEM #NationwideActionNow
Look which nasty Tory is on #Newsnight
Tory MP David Morris claimed £1,400 for driving in the UK while on official foreign trips' | via @telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/20/tory-mp-david-morris-claimed-1400-for-driving-in-the-uk-while-on/
What about the criminals exploiting the vulnerable people here in the UK too? The Conservative Party - it's about time they were investigated fully.
My statement on the tragic loss of life in French waters.
Current tariff on soy sauce entering the UK from Japan - 0%. Tariff on soy sauce entering UK after UK-Japan trade deal - 0%.
Not a good look when you can't trust a government social media account to tell the truth. https://twitter.com/tradegovuk/status/1321187022883663873
The bakers used a lot of soya sauce in the first challenge on #GBBO, so it's a good thing it will be made cheaper thanks to our trade deal with Japan 🇯🇵
@tradegovuk It shames this country that the Department for International Trade is lying to the public. The tariff is the same. Soy sauce will not be cheaper. Are you a civil servant? If so, you should be fired as should this government.
So 19 hours a day 7 days a week & still failing means she is not up to the job. Duh! #CorruptToriesOut
Someone who is working 19 hour days, 7 days a week and doing this badly needs to find another job. #kayburley https://twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1320991714593640448
The Tory Cabinet playing the race card need look no further than Johnson's quotes to find the racist. #CorruptPrimeMinister #RacisPrimeMinister
Just retweeted correction . It is Wednesday 28th. Thanks.
@snb19692 Hi Steve, Weds is 28th. Did you mean Thurs 29th or Weds 28th ?