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Joined Twitter 11/28/14


How to socialize: a few tips from me on the BBC website. We underestimate this virus - it causes strokes, heart pro… https://t.co/13XDxYEfWL
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @reglasgow_web Excluding many disabled people who cannot cycle or walk any distance. @Dan_Edge Currently advising MPs on a few access issues around easing lockdown & I so wish I could do a parliament… https://t.co/vQrSk6TJPg
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @MayorofLondon How are many disabled people who rely on cars going to get about & park ? We are not all able to cyc… https://t.co/tclmZ9Uz7iNo, the arguments I make for face coverings are not “eminence rather than evidence based” as the letter published i… https://t.co/jMh9FJg4cG
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennA national charity has announced it will support legal action against health secretary Matt Hancock and his refusal… https://t.co/qKwRNof9kX
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennGood on you, Prof Van Tam. https://t.co/hMTNXvFwVs
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennCOVID is not and should not be an excuse to remove or reduce the rights of disabled children #SEND
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @HollieAnneB At least you didn’t get asked where your carer is!& they expect the over 75 to buy a license! https://t.co/Rf7kPL72UFDuring the 10 years of austerity when disabled people were targeted, the UK public said nothing. During Brexit when… https://t.co/Q2NCSwugmi
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @trishgreenhalgh That would not be a good look!Even our parking spaces have gone as a result of queuing systems outside supermarkets, B&Q etc, from pictures seen.… https://t.co/sY6rroCzo8We’re in no position to pause cancer research and trials to focus on Covid. Cancer kills 165,000 in UK annually. Th… https://t.co/VCjvJPK9Jq
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennNo follow up Q today, nor did the PM allow Vallence or Whitty to answer question about whether they were worried a… https://t.co/FINFOQegJe
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennWell I do and as I’m in charge of my own opinion I’ll stick with that. https://t.co/szIgKnliPF
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @vicderbyshire Can't get a dentist or use public toilets due to #Lockdown? Welcome to the world as severely… https://t.co/yRoUIkV8ks
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennI was pleased about this. I rang my dentist today to make an appointment for a check up for our family of 4. They s… https://t.co/ggyTcx9ht1
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennCoronavirus Diagnoses In Staff Drop By Half After Boston Hospital Requires Masks For All https://t.co/3fPl56lgqw
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5/30
2020
Could someone please set my little jingle to music? (boss mask btw) https://t.co/nPpDbVhuYp
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennSo the chancellor just said everyone can cycle ....am I going to break it to him or do the disabled community want to do it in unison?
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennSo, is your MP letting Cummings get away with it? Relying on boredom and short attention spans? We shouldn't let th… https://t.co/puSd5M07Ub
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @Johnedw247 @SarahPRennie Peak time concessions depends on issuing Council, as already pointed out wheelchair users… https://t.co/JbjGT0Im0g @AmyJonson12 Safer at home! We don’t know how many others are doing what DC did!"But isn't access the law?" Yes, & it has been for decades, but the law is meaningless if it isn't upheld. It's up… https://t.co/WbfvIZIfHg
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @EmmaSpagnola @Morrisons Obviously doesn’t think Equality Act applies, like my local Council who has just cut on st… https://t.co/ZTVZ1Qw8WwScientists, politicians, academics and advisers reveal the inside story of ministers’ desperate battle with the vir… https://t.co/CNkvvwfMEL
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn“We're removing the option for you to travel before 9.30am to ensure that passengers who rely on our transport netw… https://t.co/flpBRRO54t
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @SarahPRennie In many areas of UK the extra concessions on disabled bus passes were removed along time ago. Saves t… https://t.co/FHivlFMhmE @SarahPRennie That tends to assume disabled people do not work. @AmyJonson12 As long as we are not in the extremely vulnerable group or have CV, or live or been incontact with so… https://t.co/3BMZ7vBcvVWord of the day is ‘bloviator’ (19th century): a speaker of empty rhetoric and blower of hot air; someone who talks… https://t.co/LW0kdOIL1E
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennProud to stand in solidarity with disabled comrades against Cummings. ‘How can we ever go out if rules aren’t enf… https://t.co/VPPqaagNT0
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennThos womam is absolutely shocking. I despair that we have such an amateur as the minjster for care. Their are too m… https://t.co/QC7edr4U9f
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennDisabled politicians – including both govt and opposition MPs – have joined campaigners in expressing anger at the… https://t.co/A093ILCRb4
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennMan at bus stop to me, a wheelchair user:”What happened to you?” Me:”Excuse me?” Man:”Why are you in that thing?” M… https://t.co/zuHXicCpnz
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennOh Lordy. This is... not excellent. https://t.co/YYNX5f6qhe
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennMost of the Darlington town centre already a no go area to many older & disabled people. If you can’t manage car pa… https://t.co/4s3AZiQZO6Darlington is closed to many Disabled People with mobility issues. The Council. appears to have shut off most of t… https://t.co/Yv7QPmfAwb#Coronavirus: Concern over government’s #diabetes advice to Commons Speaker https://t.co/EcNA0ketEF
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennOf course, this accessible area belongs to a brand new train fleet of non-level boarding trains, meaning that regar… https://t.co/IK2AoVgycG
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennLots of excitement about “might”. The reason for this is that the police don’t determine breaches; they form an op… https://t.co/WTaqyp2X5f
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennThe Prime Minister, backed by all his most senior cabinet ministers, said Cummings didn’t break lockdown rules, whi… https://t.co/1WKYtmOXz1
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennWow. Boris Johnson blocks Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance from answering questions on Dominic Cummings f… https://t.co/LN7sTt16do
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennI missed 6 weeks of Chemo whilst @MattHancock stood there telling us all that cancer services would not be affected… https://t.co/4lPTI0u9cC
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennWhat’s the right expression for stopping journalists asking questions at a government press conference?
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennIf the R rate is still high, are you @BorisJohnson lifting lockdown to take the focus off Dominic Cummings? Are you… https://t.co/ij6lLUjn09
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @ayeshahazarika May be it wasn’t just his soon that needed pee in wood on return from Barnard Castle? Is doing some… https://t.co/TY8fV83oaXNo.10 says the PM regards the Cummings issue “as closed” because the police have decided not to take action against… https://t.co/rbokmDDk7o
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennThis is not a real news conference. The Chief Medical Officer & Chief Scientific Officer have either been gagged &/… https://t.co/uIHOjtjkp8
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @samrenke What does a disbled person look like? Could be interesting!6-12 months, really?, why?. @Michelle_CRUK https://t.co/FHjMx3I5lO
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennRight...any more MPs grown a backbone so they can stand up and be counted? You can't pretend to serve your constitu… https://t.co/ntL7vDEiqN
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn“So follow the guidance, until you can’t?” “You should follow the guidance and that’s been the case all the way th… https://t.co/hFQL4BZ2AX
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5/29
2020
Hard not to get a #girlcrush on this lady. Shame only 5 million have seen the performance that got her on the BBC’s… https://t.co/iKe2VTeUVt
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennWhen are family carers going to be seen and heard during this pandemic ? They are doing more with less .... they ar… https://t.co/FQ9inktIqW
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennEXCLUSIVE: ITV News has obtained evidence that it was *always* the plan to discharge Covid-19 patients into care ho… https://t.co/uSkpk1WCkG
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @krishgm @Ker1244 Another decision that makes the US and THEM become very clear The police have not fulfilled their… https://t.co/HeJ5GD3hr3
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennOne MP who’s now received over 1,000 angry emails about Dominic Cummings tells me many of them are stating that the… https://t.co/RgNoIqzsfq
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennHeard again from govt on @BBCRadio4 that if you've had a negative #COVID19 result you can return to work. Not if y… https://t.co/JYYa2iS8pT
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennAnd while we're on the topic , @MattHancock, I see my "civic duty" as working as many hours as humanly possible to… https://t.co/S2w7gjjsOg
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennIt is not my "civic duty", @MattHancock, to participate in a scheme that is "test, track and trace" by name only, r… https://t.co/DXHKzksP4j
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennWhat on Earth is wrong with him? https://t.co/J3PCMXPWFL
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn7 weeks since we published this article in the BMJ arguing for the precautionary principle in relation to masks for… https://t.co/A0eSezCfrq
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennThis Government is making a right mess of this aren't they?
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @KnarkyBadger @SUEG46 Durham Police say they do not fine anyone retrospectively re CV Act, & DC & family did not ap… https://t.co/DauyVrxKWo @10DowningStreet Just a pity DC did not. Was his son’s 14 days up when they went to Barnard Castle? Until DC apolog… https://t.co/kkBugJbo8E @SkyNews Not surprisingAfter 48hrs & c1000 emails from constituents expressing outage at the PM’s Chief of Staff breaking the lockdown & n… https://t.co/gIiZonDYQW
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @SkyNews @MattHancock @KayBurley Was that before or after news of DC & families trip to the NE broke? One rule for… https://t.co/eBO4SiPNjuHappy Thursday! Tonight we have Prof Anna Lawson @CDSLeeds on to explain the opportunities for change that come wit… https://t.co/JPcKodz0cZ
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @MattHancock Just a pity DC didn’t keep to guidence a few weeks ago. I wonder what that families R number is. Unle… https://t.co/5TnlwiNtk8Been overwhelmed by all the kindness, messages - and support on here - and I’ve probably missed much of it. A big t… https://t.co/U0DHkORUf2
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennShielders at risk of losing 60% of their income after many are not being furloughed, @CitizensAdvice find. This fol… https://t.co/fpbs1bPrEP
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @CortisolChaos Wait to you find a large black one on your pillow!UK has HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD. Some of my friends are in that pink line. This disease is not going to go… https://t.co/qqVziKNv0i
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @HannahPopsy Its not furry! I gather you have given up trying to teach Simbastatin? @MattHancock So it is not mandatory to self isolate only our civil duty! I am still convinced DC didn’t have legal… https://t.co/iH0ApEi6OP @Beatthemedian Keep fighting!
5/28
2020
@Telegraph What is his true role? He has led to trust being lost in the CV crisis. His trip to Barnard Castle can n… https://t.co/ASZWOUjaIWRight the way through this crisis disabled people have been discriminated against. My personal story is just one ex… https://t.co/qKqTQ3kbFF
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @ProfKarolSikora Couldn’t agree more.It makes no sense that I can soon meet my family in a car showroom or a garden centre, but us sitting apart in the… https://t.co/4Nn8OG5Zv7
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @AlansTweets If DC can break lock down, why can’t others break 2 m rule etc now we are allowed to travel? @MattHancock Just a pity DC did not isolate after wife developed symptoms for 14 days at home. If he thought he had… https://t.co/piP2ibVmdB @MikScarlet Camden pavements especially Euston Rd were never easy! Adverse camber, uneven, broken lifting slabs, s… https://t.co/myPpw1WWcM“I have great respect for bishops... (but not enough to actually bother answering their questions)” https://t.co/fe5jAODbW3
Retweeted by Elisabeth Bennhttps://t.co/meyCqgBo2D - You may have read last week that, following a threatened application for interim injuncti… https://t.co/irfhAmjNjS
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennCancer, transplant and asthma patients ‘axed from government shielding list by text message.’ Honestly, could they… https://t.co/INmJfJyGRA
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @DrFrancesRyan Original list contained names that shouldn’thave been on, & missed some who should, However those m… https://t.co/2pVPFLp6JV @AvaSantina Eyesight not exercise. Even though we had been told not to travel for exercise, there were exemptions s… https://t.co/VJb1I2VzpJ‘Mr Cummings didn’t break the rules. It’s time to move on.’ No, Minister ⁦@RobertJenrick⁩, he DID break the rules &… https://t.co/I97GxR4jDx
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @EssexCanning No I wouldn’t travel 260 moles when to do so would risk orhers lives. No I would not go on a 60 mile… https://t.co/lHE13uIO2w @CompassnInCare Both are important. At the time DC went north with CV, Durham had low incidence of CV compared to L… https://t.co/CDKcrHLNEqTake note of @trishgreenhalgh #StayHome #WashYourHands This is still very important. I had to explain all this to… https://t.co/koyOQK7ITL
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @Martin_Durkin If only he apologised ,admit his mis deed, and leave CV policy to others. Fairy tale about Barnard… https://t.co/gHmVV3DXtgAs I just mentioned at the Downing St press conference, @MattHancock and wife both tested positive with Covid-19, t… https://t.co/ubPEVcnFmb
Retweeted by Elisabeth BennAs someone who grew up trying to tell porkies to a Vicar, let me give you a tip @MattHancock - it NEVER ends well.… https://t.co/tAjScpmVm2
Retweeted by Elisabeth Benn @changermindset It is annoying, but genuine hold ups do occur, but if only they had got someone to ring & tell you.… https://t.co/6T5NVN5wCDThe best political comment on the #Cummings situation so far. 😂😂❤️❤️ https://t.co/QzusfUoUsv
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5/27
2020

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