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Abandon hope all ye who enter here: the Curse of Twitter is that perception always trumps intention

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The effects of COVID 19 have hit the music industry hard, especially everyone’s favourite venues. It's a long road… https://t.co/6eI1sm0ff3
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @omddesign something like Billy Bragg in 100 Objects?Cancel culture is a myth - exhibit A https://t.co/1iZhPhcEVT
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @FidTheRed We found it in a flea market in Belgium @HanBalk It’s a hot and dusty heaven! @thisyrsmdl ThanksIt wasn't just vintage t-shirts that I found while rummaging in my basement: also came across the tin advert that p… https://t.co/7WBv9JU1GtIf only people got as annoyed about this as they do about Joe Bloggs claiming benefits. https://t.co/ICYYoqPYhC
Retweeted by Billy BraggOne thing never explained is why the commentariat are so adamant that the ordinary-voter-in-the-streets is actively… https://t.co/yLo0is3m9K
Retweeted by Billy Bragg#LetTheMusicPlay: Over 1,000 artists come together to call on government to stop “catastrophic damage” to live musi… https://t.co/5QLAvxzw2s
Retweeted by Billy Bragghuh, turns out the anti-racism organisation has actual political aims, and doesn't just exist solely to burnish the… https://t.co/jKpU6zmTpZ
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7/2
2020
@jennywrenhalse Happy anniversary JenPequeño libro, gran éxito en nuestra librería, cómo mola tu libro @billybragg https://t.co/r1MBo0AS1a
Retweeted by Billy BraggIn the actual New Deal Roosevelt hired 40,000 theatre makers on taxpayers money to perform free for the unemployed.… https://t.co/AblzzjLF0c
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @robertreed10 @Spotify It's worth a listen. It's the only time he ever advocated taking psychedelic drugsFor this week's @Spotify playlist, I'm goin' back https://t.co/1jKaC7fXF8I'm sure I saw the Gods of Data at Reading in 1989 https://t.co/U441mfFWYt @SChroscicki @ella__alexander The good news is that almost all the shirts are XL @BobAustraliaUK You'll be please to hear that almost all the shirts are XL - some are even American XL"The contract with Deloitte [who run testing centres] does not require the company to report positive cases to Publ… https://t.co/T4GkZY7ghc
Retweeted by Billy BraggBut the govt is sitting on a much more complete dataset including pillar 2, which tells a completely different stor… https://t.co/vMYYZRDbnv
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7/1
2020
Never underestimate the positive impact art has on the incarcerated community. It’s medicine. It’s a reminder. It’s a reflection.
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @zedtoo Looking good. Those colours don’t run @BobAustraliaUK Of course. @omddesign I’ve kept an example of each in my archive😂 ... 🥺 @MarinaHyde https://t.co/K9HkFAD0B6
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @GerNcork That's good! Gonna nick that one. @AltoidLover Yes, next week. @Fountainjohn It was one of manyFound a stash of BB tour t-shirts in my basement, which I'll be putting on sale via https://t.co/SLVENjU2Xs when th… https://t.co/9BIp4AdLY1Sorry to bang on about that Gove speech, but when he analyses the “morbid symptoms” of the age he fails to see that… https://t.co/k7o0EYDWFe
Retweeted by Billy BraggFDR, DOA. https://t.co/97aI1MXLGA
Retweeted by Billy BraggThe starting position for any New Deal comparison is that it cost ~40% of pre-crash GDP. Which means about £800bn o… https://t.co/6wvqLJ4hlu
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6/30
2020
This is obscene. “Moreover, if an artist cancels a performance in breach of the agreement, the artist will pay th… https://t.co/4n8UxH4x1a
Retweeted by Billy BraggAfter contracting coronavirus, the poet @MichaelRosenYes spent 48 days in intensive care. Now back at home, he has… https://t.co/jj0UbWuXsq
Retweeted by Billy BraggNot gonna lie this was by far one of my favourite parts of the whole Grand Aid Show, did not expect one of my favou… https://t.co/KfDvz6BUrH
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6/29
2020
this is absolutely required reading for anyone who cares about this country's history, survival, and evolution. https://t.co/AhgQPaOC1C
Retweeted by Billy BraggIsolation album of the Week is Shine a Light by @BillyBragg & @JoeHenryMusic. Singing songs inspired by the America… https://t.co/N3t939GHKz
Retweeted by Billy BraggAt virtual Glastonbury today, I'm playing a song on the Greenpeace stage - my cover of Jackson Browne's classic env… https://t.co/N9zbWPtcCjIn absence of @Glastonbury, you can recharge your activism with two new @GlastoLeftField debates making the case fo… https://t.co/b7bBqFtwQM
6/28
2020
Tomorrow Helping Hands Co-Founder @JimSlaven will be part of a virtual @glastonbury panel discussion on community a… https://t.co/kT8oiOJUWn
Retweeted by Billy BraggContributions to UK Economy: Fishing 1.4 billion Football 7.6 billion Aviation 22 billion Arts 23 billion You’re welcome.
Retweeted by Billy BraggWhat does a mask do? Blocks respiratory droplets coming from your mouth and throat. Two simple demos: First, I sn… https://t.co/wSxIkjKjWf
Retweeted by Billy BraggCatch my three song set on the NME stage at virtual Glastonbury, covering a @taylorswift13 song and more https://t.co/0Wljm4hEIdThe second of our new @GlastoLeftField @Glastonbury debates is to follow this Sunday; 'Back to the Roots: Covid Com… https://t.co/vvn4R0qcxsIn absence of this years @Glastonbury, you can recharge your activism with two @GlastoLeftField debates making the… https://t.co/AHCLydqZfg
6/27
2020
Hosting this at 8pm for any film lovers! @WhiteRiotFilm2 is 🔥🔥! All about the #RockAgainstRacism movement! I’ll be… https://t.co/hQjnwnYie2
Retweeted by Billy Bragg🤐 No10 won't say how many times Boris Johnson met Richard Desmond in months before his £1bn scheme was approved 🤐… https://t.co/QxGeJuMsHh
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME And what does your observation say about me? @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME You don’t think it could possibly be construed as an ad hominem attack? @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME "I didn't actually even have an argument" I don't think you needed… https://t.co/0AS9jRW5lD @janicelongdj My niece played on @billybragg’s Leftfield stage Stage a couple of years back. Struggling since after… https://t.co/F68NXMtU7B
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME I was simply trying, by use of the meme, to point out to you how ridi… https://t.co/gmGAOExvTE @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME I can understand why you don't reply to memes, because, with your pro… https://t.co/525eZ54uc6Thanks so much for these songs of angry optimism, hope and affirmation @billybragg. Just what I needed today, when… https://t.co/3bSxGN7mxp
Retweeted by Billy BraggAll that clapping. All those NHS badges. Performative nonsense. https://t.co/ONRV6fXd9U
Retweeted by Billy BraggHa ha… these new lyrics to the Great Leap Forward are just perfect… listen to @billybragg y'all! https://t.co/Ub3CgbwsfW
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @falanouc @AndrewTrendell @taylorswift13 @NME https://t.co/IDvmR131cEI'm taking part in a Q&A tonight, discussing the Rcok Against racism movement in the light of Rubika Shah's new fil… https://t.co/3PLrOcMZnLLadies and gentlemen, the legend @billybragg covering fellow legend @taylorswift13 for @NME. For those missing Glas… https://t.co/TzumVH2UlX
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @sparky_callum That was a great night - to be in Belfast the night Thatcher resigned was incredible!Here's the transcript of Trump's response when he was asked what are his top priorities for a second term. https://t.co/XKMawRiXFs
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6/26
2020
@sparky_callum I saw The Jam at the Nashville in April 1977, the week their first single came out. @WhiteRiotFilm2 Festival Special with @edfilmfest and @cineramageddon Live Q&A on 26 June 8pm hosted… https://t.co/Fi5Nctj0kN
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @Theatre_Royal_ @steve_lamacq This picture is just so joyous!I feel it’s important for me to clarify that, when talking to The Independent, I was inaccurate in my assumption of… https://t.co/LV3CjaLoXn
Retweeted by Billy BraggRelive the legendary Rock Against Racism movement with @edfilmfest's WHITE RIOT live event, tomorrow at 8pm!  With… https://t.co/yMKbMP2YuP
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @DomeCerabona We're working on finding a publisher in ItalyMy latest book 'The Three Dimensions of Freedom' is now available in Spanish and Catalan translations https://t.co/aagX7HP8dg#ThisMachineKillsFascists «Bragg explica que va ser llavors que va entendre que allò no anava d’entreteniment. Que… https://t.co/hE6eaZAeqa
Retweeted by Billy BraggGrand Aid, tonight at 8pm to help raise funds for @TheGrandClapham. @frankturner, @billybragg, @beanstoast and mo… https://t.co/Ea82o3wl04
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6/25
2020
UK: the UK police do not have a racism problem UK police: https://t.co/yp4PYJxkOV
Retweeted by Billy Bragg#iAmProvidingAService when I’m checking CD’s, catheterising female patients, dressing wounds and monitoring for sig… https://t.co/5dxExKVbB8
Retweeted by Billy Bragg1,000s of student nurses stepped up to help fight Covid-19 Contrary to what the Health Minister said, they have cl… https://t.co/PplEoXlMIn
Retweeted by Billy BraggBe part of #SaveTheGrand tomorrow evening and help London's oldest entertainment venue @TheGrandClapham re-open. T… https://t.co/QLSmIaBhR5
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @clapping_one @Spotify Sure. DM meTakes published in the Daily Telegraph this week: - I May Destroy You is so good, it makes us believe black people… https://t.co/iDii3etd9y
Retweeted by Billy BraggGood news for people circulating a petition to get me sacked from The Guardian: I'm not actually employed by The Gu… https://t.co/rr8U8cisSk
Retweeted by Billy BraggThis week's @Spotify playlist for your delectation https://t.co/oQpQD9lklMPlease read our Open Letter to the UK Government here: https://t.co/jf8yD2PdUV #saveourvenues #dotherightthing
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6/24
2020
@alienep Because my partner has a compromised immune system. I’ve been shielding her and will continue to do so.With new cases of Covid-19 still running at around 1000 a day, some fear that easing lockdown now could be dangerou… https://t.co/YCm1rQ39qh @HardingDh @LabourList If the party is going to make patriotism a central plank of its narrative, defining it in th… https://t.co/4Fa6Rfja93 @HardingDh @LabourList Because, whether we like it or not, identity is increasingly replacing ideology as an influe… https://t.co/ileUkoNCkdDon’t be that guy (by Nathan Place) https://t.co/5AVK5blbht
Retweeted by Billy Bragg🍊🍊🍊 Why do the far-right push outlandish conspiracy theories? It’s to make the possibility of ‘random’ acts of po… https://t.co/4e5Vkj13p2
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @BluWhaleLimping The problem for England is that it is often difficult to see where Britishness ends and Englishnes… https://t.co/eq22MdBYk7
6/23
2020
@wirralphil1 @AmandaRichardTS @LabourList I’d appreciate it. Either that or withdraw your remark. Forgive me if I don’t wait up. @wirralphil1 @AmandaRichardTS @LabourList ‘Love to but can’t’ doesn’t really cut it. If you can’t be arsed to back… https://t.co/CfJgzrNs0R"I'm ashamed and embarrassed" Burnley's Ben Mee responds to an offensive banner flown over the Etihad Stadium befo… https://t.co/7fuPGIyopv
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @wirralphil1 @AmandaRichardTS @LabourList Really?? Can you give me an example? @imajoebob Never a good idea to agree with stupid people, especially in capital letters. @wirralphil1 @AmandaRichardTS @LabourList I supported him. @HardingDh @LabourList But we also need progressives too. Patriotism isn't an ideology, it's a personal sense of be… https://t.co/sr9U2DWQj6 @BluWhaleLimping I recognise that patriotism is a Marmite concept, but for me it's a pride that England is the most… https://t.co/TZOvGfIoBOImagine spending all that money to tell people you're a racist. https://t.co/BBWdO3lwMS
Retweeted by Billy Bragg @BluWhaleLimping You don't have to love your country, it's a matter of personal preference. But those of us who wan… https://t.co/oyFZwYN0Yy @PaulOak69938612 I don't think they actively dislike it, they just have a blind spot when it comes to the P wordWARNING: Trump is telling us that he’ll refuse to accept a loss this November as legitimate. We need to believe him… https://t.co/dFta4y4bz3
Retweeted by Billy BraggThe writer seems to have no grasp of the fact that modern identity is inherently a personal construct: we each find… https://t.co/bZ0dE0KzCd
6/22
2020

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