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Aaron Bastani @AaronBastani England, United Kingdom

Author of FULLY AUTOMATED LUXURY COMMUNISM. Writer / Journalist / Broadcaster. Co-Founder @novaramedia

1,366 Following   76,802 Followers   121,281 Tweets

Joined Twitter 8/5/09


@sean_antrim A lot of the political class doesn’t have much time for anywhere other than London and, on a good day, Manchester.The fifth biggest economy in the world should have basic public transport infrastructure like this. To often invest… https://t.co/QaSQZsoYYg @MarcOPolosBeard @IanLaveryMP Read about the ‘authoritarian personality’ - it may well describe you! @IanLaveryMP Well done Ian. Time to rebuild socialist organisation in every part of the country!Barry Gardiner was loyal and would always face whatever was asked of him from his party’s leader. That really can… https://t.co/S7wthPgsAV @BarryGardiner @Keir_Starmer Class act as always Barry 👍🏽Generally speaking an apology and contrition is enough but many won’t take official advice seriously because an off… https://t.co/G1YXc1dtZf @SabrinaMahfouz This is a great idea.For left the next three months matter more than last three. It’s easy to see what happens now: recrimination, bit… https://t.co/s3iyuUlHVh @Bibbing90 I’ve replied to a couple. @CorrieDrew @Keir_Starmer It was a good interview. What else can I say other than what I think! @Benjwestwood @CreldBrumple @Keir_Starmer You can, and bare with me here, increase taxes.If Momentum don’t sort themselves out, and quickly, they’ll no longer be a political variable. This is no joke, and not said lightly!Majority of Labour members are on left, & they think politics and economic program of the likes of Progress and Lab… https://t.co/KjizAaRXW9A lot of people who voted for Keir Starmer appear to be angry that...their preferred candidate won? Can someone e… https://t.co/KiRyFTFJ8P @DocMelbourne The Observer is a waste of time. Very good call! @Jayoberoi2 @Keir_Starmer ‘Go away?’ You tweeted at me! @Jayoberoi2 @Keir_Starmer I’ve written a book called ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. The idea I’m trying to now… https://t.co/F9DLkXXQHw @Jayoberoi2 @Keir_Starmer I don’t think ‘centrists’ have produced anything of political substance for a decade, now… https://t.co/JWh6R4dHfxStarmer did pieces in the Sunday Times and Mirror on Sunday but not the Observer. Can’t fault that. Circulation o… https://t.co/XMm356vmIU @kittyharmless Run along to where? Why do you think it’s okay to speak to people like that? You’re angry your can… https://t.co/uYwSbFev86 @Jayoberoi2 @Keir_Starmer Yes, political media is where all the money is. Especially on...the radical left. I’d lov… https://t.co/m3OT4EDl2k @kittyharmless Surely that would mean performative outrage when actually my honest view is he was good? It’s fine… https://t.co/d5arwUNbCx @Benjwestwood @CreldBrumple @Keir_Starmer https://t.co/JFwvFDgmOI @kittyharmless You watched the interview? What did you disagree with?Re backing government on a potential prohibition of outside exercise this is not politically or legally enforceable… https://t.co/0B0oVeWMq6They literally don’t have any policies. In a situation with high budget deficits they have no idea or plan beyond d… https://t.co/yz6zKzpwgp @CreldBrumple @Keir_Starmer A mistake by labour to support it. @sheffield_tug @Keir_Starmer Nice where we are!What the left will have to get used to is someone who isn’t your figurehead and who will often do things you don’t… https://t.co/YTSVvESLv1Impressive from @Keir_Starmer on #marr. It’s day 2 & challenges ahead, but I saw something for first time in a whil… https://t.co/PQYPXX6IMC @TheRedRoar You’re angry about...winning.This wont be politically enforceable or manageable. The government has *really* screwed up the situation and is n… https://t.co/GBE14v7UEY @wills_mclellan 10 million have been laid off in two weeks.This captures just how bad Coronavirus is going to get. I still don’t think most pundits and politicians (let alone… https://t.co/45lnFjUOwY @PaulSweetCovKid @MoS_Politics @MrHarryCole @mrevgenylebedev @TomTugendhat @ianbirrell Not ‘if’, it isn’t. They hav… https://t.co/tTp1yamWm2 @PaulSweetCovKid @MoS_Politics @MrHarryCole @mrevgenylebedev @TomTugendhat @ianbirrell It’s a virus. It’s not even… https://t.co/nMFfACeeLE @MoS_Politics @MrHarryCole @mrevgenylebedev @TomTugendhat @ianbirrell If that’s how it works what does Spain owe La… https://t.co/99ECaOPXJl @GazzaLad64 @TheRomford @tonygravelwood @CharlieNash @piersmorgan Haven’t you noticed we are all relying on people… https://t.co/9rtAM9JJRc @tonygravelwood @CharlieNash @piersmorgan Clearly it’s going to be easier (thought still tough!) for someone with a… https://t.co/g2384HYP8v
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@AlexTheGuiri It might be smart to start thinking what they may look like and square with the public?Tone of this from Starmer to Johnson is good. Mistakes were made and now the government needs to be transparent abo… https://t.co/hjUROrdVDx @socialistwithaC @HarrietHarman Eliminating a deficit through cutting spending every year is austerity.United States and U.K. are the real outliers on #coronavirus so far. In the former Fox News says the economy matt… https://t.co/Y6sMaKRsWZJeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership twice, despite a war waged against him from within the party and by the med… https://t.co/NwdNzthmer
Retweeted by Aaron BastaniJust completely untrue. Sadly. But the attempts to re-write history certainly show someone won the argument. At lea… https://t.co/XKrumwUuTQ @HarrietHarman Really? https://t.co/SLDBdKjyAfI’ve seen some people say the left vote wasn’t split for the NEC vote today. Cecile Wright, who got 25,000 votes… https://t.co/UGBWC6bziXWow, FT editorial column comes out and says what everyone on the left has been saying about the last four decades f… https://t.co/ptXm82fqwF
Retweeted by Aaron Bastani @audioexpression @Keir_Starmer I often criticised him. You just weren’t paying attention when I did.Luke Akehurst after completely rinsing Momentum and Unite on data and field campaigns. Fair play. https://t.co/9ymuDg3mu3Those in public office should meet high standards, & online conduct of some MPs has been abject in recent years.… https://t.co/A0oAigwk1P @KitSproson @RosieDuffield1 It’s insulting. People of the Middle East are viewed as being of less human value. How… https://t.co/6q3E4uQVgK @PotatoSl1m @RosieDuffield1 Generally speaking i’m a free speech fundamentalist, so no.I’ll highlight this advice from the new leader @RosieDuffield1 - this is hardly model behaviour is it. https://t.co/Go3fQnOifVPeople are entitled to gloat. If you feel vindicated you should celebrate. But that people in Labour think the Iraq… https://t.co/8mAQqenF9hWhy do so many Labour MPs and figures place such a low value on Arab life? Something which led to the death of 50… https://t.co/pvCXa9CAasCongratulations, you joined the trade union movement at its historic high point - and benefitted from the struggles… https://t.co/Oxmpvjh78T
Retweeted by Aaron BastaniItaly’s death toll in last 24 hours is 681, today Britain’s is 708 and our curve is increasing. The government’s… https://t.co/dH2Mq3PdaxToday the daily number of new Coronavirus deaths in Britain overtook those in Italy, reaching 708. That’s despite t… https://t.co/UypoaLCLnT @DMiliband @keirstarmer Good thing you aren’t an MP any more, they’re being asked to demonstrate slightly more deco… https://t.co/LFOVhsH2SM @nxzsxe The Iraq War was the biggest foreign policy error since the Munich Agreement. That’s my view.The photo didn’t mark the end of much, but rather signified the beginning of 17 years, and trillions of dollars, to… https://t.co/ccR4k96iMG @jwhitetonight @Keir_Starmer Not even Blair commanded it in later years.This is a good letter from @Keir_Starmer asking party MPs to be disciplined and to embody a ‘cordial’ and ‘profess… https://t.co/514ratvAyiToday’s @FT editorial reads like the last Labour manifesto. Epochal challenges now ahead, and neoliberalism has run… https://t.co/zO8owaqivy @margarethodge Making veiled threats to the new leader less than 30 minutes after he is announced. Wish I had that… https://t.co/jUkyoMxeyP @AbiWilks @OwenJones84 This guy is angry that he....won? @bbclaurak can you ask him why his oversight of the party's disciplinary procedures were so shambolic, for so long?. @CBItweets on Starmer win: "We look forward to working with Keir to reset the relationship between Labour and en… https://t.co/uJDDB4qQoPBevan and Stafford Cripps were *expelled* from Labour in 1939. If they could endure that, come back and start the N… https://t.co/gsQo4gJIPa @Demosth37460623 @henrymance No I’m saying political influence often goes beyond winning a formal contest. I’d say… https://t.co/vIkO2g15WUSome might feel this an odd headline given the last four and a half years is the only time there has been a gender… https://t.co/JvK3Hv4yoS
Retweeted by Aaron Bastani @BrianFrancisRoy @jeremycorbyn True. @lewis_goodall Hmmm. I think they are toast long term tbh. If couldn’t recover on back of last year then the scars… https://t.co/gU8P1TVGio @Pompytrunk Yep! Most consequential conservative since Thatcher. Couldn’t win a parliamentary seat. @ArieJohansen9 I’d apply the argument to Corbyn. The idea that only PMs, or people that win internal elections, sha… https://t.co/9ytdx8gUF4 @henrymance Add to that Chamberlain. You are an FT writer, I expect nuance and intelligence. Lead fatuous flippancy to the rest of us! @henrymance Low quality argument. Some of the most influential politicians of last century (and a bit): Nye Bev… https://t.co/V7WMzR2JZmLow quality argument. Some of the most influential politicians of last century (and a bit): Nye Bevan, Enoch Po… https://t.co/5VVeeZUTiNMost interesting for Labour under Starmer is it is now a party which comes out of two periods of failure (for diffe… https://t.co/U5PfgFJcgt @EdwinWine1 Read it and I’ll respond to any points you’d like to discuss. @Sid54606840 @Keir_Starmer @AngelaRayner This thing called the universal dignity of humans. @SimonZev @lewis_goodall Am I jealous how good it looks? You bet I am. @lewis_goodall Policy offer rather 😆 @mcash @LaurenJTownsend She’s great! Next time!This is completely correct. These people were dicks. No, the left shouldn’t copy their often narcissistic and destr… https://t.co/MkVbRxbVIkLabour’s leader @Keir_Starmer campaigns to abolish death penalty around world, it’s deputy leader @AngelaRayner is… https://t.co/HQIiEFxMCx @grimoire2020 @lewis_goodall He was infinitely better than Cameron. @lewis_goodall Cameron looked more like a prime minister than Brown. Starmer is better than Johnson because of cont… https://t.co/2kdTxkO6Vc @nickwat33197235 @LaurenJTownsend I mean organised socialism has been around for two centuries, so probably not. 😉Labour right win both NEC positions, commiserations to @LaurenJTownsend who is one of the most amazing young activi… https://t.co/1jdLWx67Nm @LiamDoogan The Tories lost a majority in 2017. That was because of...the opposition. No question that the 2019 res… https://t.co/sG3WJdpfaN @DocMelbourne I’m more of Bellini man!The May government suffered more parliamentary defeats than Cameron, Blair, Thatcher & Major combined. One thing… https://t.co/EarxbqTCqHWe are going live NOW to react to the results of the #LabourLeadershipElection https://t.co/6c7SrRHi2W"What we do know about the virus is that you're unlikely to be infectious when you don't have symptoms" This is ho… https://t.co/GpCLQyyj9p
Retweeted by Aaron Bastani @shirleymush It’s honestly best ignored. It’s like talking about imperial tariff barriers in 1945. In any reasoned… https://t.co/h2h48Oia5qGame knows game @jeremycorbyn https://t.co/DDGKj4lVlO @shirleymush The guy lives in an inherited house in north London. What consequences is he facing at the Times? Very curious to know.
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