Jumped-up baldy. Editor-at-large of https://t.co/wOraaKxK8o. Host on @OhGodWhatNowPod. Author of 'How To Be A Liberal'. Columnist at The New European and the i.
Who could have predicted that an incredibly divisive Brexit pushed through against mandates in Scotland and N Ireland by English Conservatives would have led to this? I'm shocked.
But at least some lad from Vote Leave nicknamed Sonic is on it. Should all be fine so... https://twitter.com/hendopolis/status/1353107001757356034
SUNDAY TIMES: REVEALED - our disunited kingdom #TomorrowsPapersToday
Careful what you wish for - the Devon fish exporter facing ruin who regrets voting for Brexit. Hope he survives. Others won’t.
Rotting fish, lost business and piles of red tape. The reality of Brexit hits Britain
Lots and lots of people on sidewalks of Tverskaya, leading to Pushkinskaya square and the Kremlin. This must be the biggest anti-Putin rally in years. People are enraged.
Investigations @openDemocracy. Author of Sunday Times best-selling Democracy for Sale. Political Insight. Chair @FerretScot. Irish.
ICYMI: Here’s last weeks scoop by me and @PeterKGeoghegan for @openDemocracy ⬇️ https://twitter.com/opendemocracy/status/1353453758865420289
Did you miss our big #darkmoney investigation from this week?
Tory donor Lord Ashcroft’s outsourcing firm lands £350m vaccination contract.
Covered in the Times, Guardian and elsewhere.
@PeterKGeoghegan All-Island Deprivation Index, though little dated as it's based on 2011 data, would suggest there is some merit in their argument. The main diff is at the bottom-end & rural. Poor areas in North more likely to get targeted-area interventions. See report at http://trutzhaase.eu/deprivation-index/the-2011-all-island-hp-deprivation-index/
I don't think this is going away soon - decision to open a coal mine in Boris Johnson's PPS's constituency (first deep coal mine in 30 years) deeply complicates UK leadership at COP26 and our efforts to get other states to phase out coal/ go carbon neutral https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/climate-change-tsar-alok-sharma-seethes-at-robert-jenrick-over-cumbria-coalmine-cqkzvt25b
@PeterKGeoghegan @cjhumanrights One more on 'Quality of life'
Would like to see the data to back this up as I'm *very* sceptical about (Lord) Paul Bew's assertion that living standards are higher in Northern Ireland than the Republic.
Actually I'd go further, and suggest it's nonsense.
"You don’t need to be a philosophy professor to see the logical inconsistency in all this. “Global Britain” and “levelling up” aren’t two sides of the same coin, they aren’t even the same currency" - @PeterKGeoghegan
The Gov spent £228m on deals to supply laptops to vulnerable kids. £200m went to firms run by Tory donors
Kids are being provided with faulty, substandard devices & in some cases containing malware.
Many are still without.
By me & @RachelSmethers for @GoodLawProject ⬇️ https://twitter.com/goodlawproject/status/1353296763491377152
NEW: It appears the price charged by Computacenter for some of their devices is almost twice what it should be.
The Covid gold rush continues for those with links to the Conservative Party. https://goodlawproject.org/update/computacenter-laptops/
How Not To Be Wrong: The Art Of Changing Your Mind https://t.co/7Rxm9z1aeZ
There is plenty of support for growing more of our own food. Tell your local supermarket we want more U.K. produce. I am pressing the government to get behind our farmers and fishing industry. Not much choice of U.K. cheeses, fruit and veg in some shops.
There's a torrent more tabloid outrage being poured on me tomorrow, of the exact kind I assumed last September.
Anything and everything I want to say about it is in my pinned tweet from then.
And to the people in the other reality - I'm sorry you ended up there x https://twitter.com/RufusHound/status/1307324648875528192
Occasionally for different reasons, people trawl through my timeline (I've been on this site for 11 years, so that's a fair bit of material) to find stuff that they can take offence at or inspire offence in others with.
Your lies got people killed. You have blood on your hands. https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1353234895880007680
All jokes aside, @Sethrogen is a moron.
It’s your party that believes in govt power: to shut your business, to oppress your faith & to censor your speech.
Anyone who disagrees, they try to cancel.
BTW, a lot of folks in Hollywood are conservative—& muzzled by the fascist Left. https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/status/1353229446975606786
This isn’t a Twitter “feud.” @tedcruz tried to overthrow our government. He inspired a deadly mob to storm the Capitol. And I think that deserves ridicule. So fuck him.
I always remember @mrjamesob pondering what will come next after certain parts of the media, and what I see as the varying faux anger for hire columnists, can’t blame immigrants any more for what’s going wrong with this country. Pretty clear they’re now declaring war on the woke.
Analysing Johnson's stupid photo more closely than Johnson's stupid deal seems to sum things up.
Very good response from @lisanandy here on Robert Jenrick's absurd "statues" article last week.