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Newsman @WSJ. Just a lad from Leeds with a lust for markets, economics and history. My views, you're welcome to them. Fans say 'quite foxy and devious'.

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Joined Twitter 4/28/10


@willfnye I'm sure there's plenty of tech workers who do it too! @chrislean I think I come at this partly from the angle of someone who's always got a huge amount of info and enjoy… https://t.co/t6c7XAVFlW @willfnye Maybe they do, but 'restricting screen time' is a pretty powerful meme among people in that income bracke… https://t.co/zTYpdXlqBg @willfnye Sure. They read the same pretty mixed research everyone else does and consume the same media.Frankly I hope I never suffer the embarrassment of having children with a sub-1 k/d ratio. @jonsindreu Hope they're not listening to those damn Marilyn MansonsThe problem when behaviouralists start talking about screen time like it's equivalent to crack cocaine is that peop… https://t.co/nbzF2NxfBfReally just can't bring myself to treat this seriously. In terms of raising your own kids it's very much a 'you do… https://t.co/iD2BcFgQPt @benm182 Ugh damn @gerrylynch @stephenkb Aha gotcha! @gerrylynch @stephenkb That week's a mess I think, 29th and 30th way higher than they should be because of Christmas. @ColdharbourAndy @stephenkb Number of people with a new positive test resultRight now I'd be quite surprised if it doesn't get to -25% by the time Friday's data is more or less complete.London cases down 19% week-on-week as of Tuesday's specimen data. Specimen data not showing any jumps in the pipeli… https://t.co/V5LgwLwH51 @jamesinlimbo Can never remember if Slaying is Kansas or Arkansas. @Jaffer22915438 @SuspiciousPleb If the USD loses reserve status it'll be because of the economic circumstances, rat… https://t.co/vjDTsmQ20i @Jaffer22915438 @SuspiciousPleb What sort of plan do you mean? @SuspiciousPleb @Jaffer22915438 I don't see it at all. GBP had reserve status even after the financial impact of WW… https://t.co/hU03ruN0fLA sample: "@20thcentury you should make another Master and Commander film"Hate it when that happens https://t.co/hdsAw9yMSO @SuspiciousPleb @Jaffer22915438 Needs ~0 capital controls and a plentiful rates product with no credit risk, in a c… https://t.co/329uVZFWNGGuys, January 20th is 'Make them do another Master and Commander Day'. Please schedule tweets for January 20th as… https://t.co/vtjHhzScKD @russellcrowe Russell can you make them do another oneRude https://t.co/lFSIK8P9bU @SMTuffy @tomashirstecon Yeah this is really laying out what the median opinion is on lockdowns, surely. @sevanslux It could have but it didn't! How can it be queue jumping if there's nobody else in the queue? Think this is really misdirected. @sevanslux The EU hasn't even approved AZ! It's a bit of a moot point. A lot of the countries don't seem to even be… https://t.co/pLbOqvmH6S17 Jan 2020: Modellers at Imperial College London dispute China's official estimates of 48 total cases- they thin… https://t.co/SXEMp3ZDNS
Retweeted by Mike Bird @JustForReading9 @enjoyingthewind @halvorz Yesterday https://t.co/bdejo0wWHz @sevanslux Again the vaccines are different! The UK jump is clearly through deploying the AZ one. Even if what you'… https://t.co/MMXKRGC3PJ @sevanslux Isn't paying more the opposite of freeloading? Expenseloading? Regardless it's largely not using the sam… https://t.co/rDdioikRVt @sevanslux I don't see how it can possibly be considered freeloading if the EU hasn't done well on procurement!Dinged this because I wasn't aware some Moderna doses now being administered (I think the broad point still stands)… https://t.co/Td3rHQnArH @SMTuffy Ooooooh my bad17 Jan 2020 Citing Chinese government reports that there have been no new cases in the last week as well as the cl… https://t.co/yUy0OiCHEW
Retweeted by Mike Bird @Kav_Kaushik Sounds like they're doing testing now rather than tested them in the initial phases? Sort of seems to… https://t.co/LISz4P74m2 @Kav_Kaushik Isn't it that they didn't test the vaccine on children?"In the second wave we acquired much more evidence that schoolchildren are almost equally, if not more infected by… https://t.co/gHgzk3U1nA"Politicians are used to accountability. The guilty people within the media are not. The truth is, the Covid-scept… https://t.co/hkfFpKatmr @realKunalAShah @JeffLonsdale Of course. I'd like them to think about how high that risk really is, the dynamics by… https://t.co/63Kl57ACVU @realKunalAShah @JeffLonsdale Reminds me of that aphorism about Brazil being the economy of the future - debt crise… https://t.co/f22sQUwz9t @HK_rtang Too long to count, 95% from last year.Having discovered the joy of blocking, the risk is becoming a bit block-mad in 2021. Initially it was just really u… https://t.co/Vg5O6piNvqOldsters in England today are being given jabs at the heavenly Salisbury Cathedral while the organist plays Bach an… https://t.co/OzwJLCUEX8
Retweeted by Mike Bird @kentindell While there hasn't been rampant inflation for a while, we never know when Derek Robinson may rise from… https://t.co/1SqM69azBP @Carlsonsports @TomMcTague Yeah I'm talking longer-term, it says 2024 in the tweet @econobaker It's something that is actually poisonous to Rightist thinking IMO (ofc all sides have their pathologie… https://t.co/4jtOBvRQDi @declamare @DanielPhilips1 @BendyGardiner I was honestly a bit Thinking face about the additional tramissibility wh… https://t.co/Gk8cbgqnjM @DanielPhilips1 @BendyGardiner @declamare Yeah I'd been wondering that. Just spitballing but could higher viral loa… https://t.co/7mxGzcN76fSeems to be very difficult to shake the paradigm here - that the Sensible Position is found in addressing potential… https://t.co/AptY5H8scu @Carlsonsports @TomMcTague I'm talking about the economic recovery here, there's no doubt both countries will end u… https://t.co/BvgFKWXkrU @fairandresolute Yes @the__dude98 They're slow learnersIn 2024 the same people who've spent the year wibbling on about UK windfall taxes and the dangerous deficit and the… https://t.co/DiNJlPmlpy @PurveyorMonk https://t.co/4fn0Y7mXFthttps://t.co/u6u57VkuYG https://t.co/1Y9iJslugT
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It's the right thing and I'm glad they may finally be arriving to better policies even at this absurdly late stage,… https://t.co/0kUBtHBauyIt has been 312 days since the WHO declared a pandemic https://t.co/1y11VnZVGEHuge anti-restriction sentiment coming... Soon! Soon... soon? https://t.co/amYMkmu1ndhttps://t.co/3LVwV1gaZh @YesItsMe_1234 D-1 usually very low, but everything from D-3 is functionally as close to complete as matters (unles… https://t.co/3TCLtqYypf @rupasubramanya Whatever it is, it's not the vaccines. Far too few to make a dent so far.London case data. Even accounting for the unusually high numbers on the 29th and 30th (Christmas testing delays) it… https://t.co/jZrkr4hBTt @mjturner1975 Literally just splitting the difference between those two over NY and the four over Christmas. Not perfect but better. @mjturner1975 So for these figs I've done what I always do - average Jan 1st and 4th, and seperately the 24th, 25th… https://t.co/bdEzxekBEw @mjturner1975 Yeah there'll be a few for the 11th, but really just a trickle unless there's some unknown bottleneck @yngvlgrn This one's definitely been the worst for me @keenan_martha @OwenJones84 They're not there because none of their UTLAs had the highest growth rates! @LibDemLaura I only know because I had exactly the same thought! @Ilmarinen7 Honestly IoW and Cornwall is partly an issue of starting with a very low base, I presume.To avert further tiresome replies - yes, these are the UK figures, not the English figures alone. Only one non-Engl… https://t.co/GhbNYr1P44 @LibDemLaura The three Cs is an anglicisation - but it's one by the Japanese govt. It's sanmitsu in Japanese but si… https://t.co/JJ4OAriu7J @MoanWhingeMoan @OwenJones84 These *are* the UK figures. The UTLAs with the largest growth are all English, bar Mid… https://t.co/RlDfflJdtv @alexjrich @MWStory It is indeed, incredibly naive. You are working backwards from something someone quite clearly… https://t.co/G7cendTGA6 @alexjrich @MWStory If you're not interested in what the leading lights of the government's Covid strategy were say… https://t.co/BeWroLaHQD @alexjrich @MWStory Frankly I think that sort of back-bendingly generous interpretation is quite disingenuous. @keenan_martha @OwenJones84 That'll be news to the people of Midlothian @alexjrich @MWStory This is a real 'who do you believe, me or your lying ears' thing. Vallance was on TV saying tha… https://t.co/s63K6JeSx4Almost every upper tier local authority in the United Kingdom which was recording explosive growth in new Covid cas… https://t.co/dJG8HzbYVjExplaining where my salary comes from when friends say 'I try not to read the news because it's so depressing' https://t.co/fhSmM51T5g @ilikebigtusks Fair play. As I say that's not how I mean in but I appreciate that may be what people think. The abs… https://t.co/A82xeemEhvThis account is going to be so great/harrowing https://t.co/kUnJ2DdEW2 @ilikebigtusks I think that not saying that out loud was the problem - if they had, they'd have also had to do the… https://t.co/itUQN2Bt2L @ilikebigtusks I don't think that is the implied criticism, at least not to me. The criticism is that they wanted t… https://t.co/1aSUhGJxxdCOVID vaccine doses per 100 people, *per day*: 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 1.05 🇮🇱 Israel 0.73 🇹🇷 Turkey 0.4 🇬🇧 UK 0.3… https://t.co/CW1481cueN
Retweeted by Mike Bird @ilikebigtusks I guess this is just semantics about what "strategy" means. We agree that they ruled out the possibi… https://t.co/gs709pslA6 @aljwhite @JeyyLowe What is the use of saying 'suppression will create a second wave' if you don't think mitigation… https://t.co/F7rH6sTnjv @JeyyLowe @aljwhite Bang on, it's the not saying it out loud that was the crux of the problem. If they'd said 'wait… https://t.co/73bXtDBr3r @tanyahamiltonuk Cases didn't start to drop - this is growth in daily new case numbers, so anything below 0% is a higher daily caseload. @aljwhite "SAGE was unanimous that measures seeking to completely suppress spread of Covid19 will cause a second pe… https://t.co/rNUVUpLZpb @aljwhite I read this at the time and frankly found it more unhelpful than not- the curve-flattening strategy *requ… https://t.co/i2nMNBLVhaRise of the Coronavirus Cranks https://t.co/qv9FyYuyPs @christwattering @post_liberal get a grip @christwattering @post_liberal I regret asking! It really doesn't make a difference whether you're measuring the ju… https://t.co/KfftnrjRcj @christwattering @post_liberal I'll regret asking, but how?We have strayed so far from the light https://t.co/vYuYfbaEvl @TGSRPM All from the govt dashboard. https://t.co/MONRw2G0RPThe 9th and 10th of January were the first days in London where the cases fell back into four figures for 19 days.… https://t.co/0XkcF8tfEW"Efficacy rates for trials in Brazil were lowered to 50.4 per cent, only just above the World Health Organization’s… https://t.co/5aM142ycNvFrom yesterday's caseloads - clear drop in new Covid cases in the where the new strain is overwhelmingly dominant a… https://t.co/blW29c2pKj
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