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David Merritt @butwhatifitsall Cottenham, Cambridge

Just an average, pragmatic left-leaning atheist. I support the underdog, despair at where we're at politically. All views my own. RTs don't signify agreement

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Joined Twitter 4/13/15


@MatthewPWoods I try hard to avoid generalisations about people, but my attitudes are hardening in the face of the evidence. @matmcg207 @butwhatifitsall @DanGreef @GavinWilliamson And we also have too many 8’s so here’s a 7...oh and a third… https://t.co/hXuU5fymcG
Retweeted by David MerrittLast night’s announcement by @GavinWilliamson is extraordinary. After months of defending the system devised by… https://t.co/c44uvcBWqt
Retweeted by David MerrittNo wonder they want to talk about immigrants. https://t.co/q8g78vyrSV
Retweeted by David MerrittIt's worth asking where the white supremacy, nationalism, Islamophobia and vile bigotry stalking the UK comes from.… https://t.co/gXwusqabFo
Retweeted by David MerrittLukashenka “won a resounding victory in the election” - Really @BBCNews ? He achieved a fraudulent victory through… https://t.co/Jbe08Bcrf1
Retweeted by David MerrittWhat really blows my mind is that I’ve seen some people on here suggest the Tories are making a big deal of the sma… https://t.co/1hPKDfxZSc
Retweeted by David MerrittFuck. Me. Backwards. https://t.co/oEBkpiCJml
Retweeted by David Merritt▪️Track and trace catastrofuck ▪️Hundreds of millions to pals for failed PPE ▪️Still no app ▪️School return unsafe… https://t.co/fQved7dyFO
Retweeted by David Merritt4 new cases in New Zealand and the dissolution of Parliament delayed. Over 1000 and rising new cases in England and… https://t.co/o5iEAdHakW
Retweeted by David Merritt“Getting rid of an independent Department for International Development during a global pandemic is irresponsible,… https://t.co/n2e263AohJ
Retweeted by David MerrittPreliminary planning for the massive spaffing of track-and-trace cash in Serco's direction started back in *January… https://t.co/pUVw4fKzSz
Retweeted by David MerrittLeave voters and Tories are bastards. https://t.co/PhLR3Q66Ny"Johnson's father applies for French nationality so his grandkids can live & work in EU" SOURCE: https://t.co/7FUhS5BoQM
Retweeted by David MerrittTory Govt hypocrisy writ large: Patel harangues the French (who've so far picked up 5x as many souls in dinghies i… https://t.co/E2rsPgED6z
Retweeted by David MerrittWill A level students at private schools find their grades lowered as much as those at state schools and 6th form colleges.
Retweeted by David MerrittWorst death toll from Covid in Europe Worst Recession Worst transparency & fraud on Covid spending Worst attempts a… https://t.co/syhGDRcELR
Retweeted by David MerrittThe government isn't attacking refugees because it's important to them. Farage gave them an opportunity to distrac… https://t.co/LJpemhkJ3K
Retweeted by David Merritt @butwhatifitsall @DanGreef @GavinWilliamson It is absolutely clear that those in power have such little respect for… https://t.co/bq9JJhwk4L
Retweeted by David Merritt @DanGreef @Niamhms23 @GavinWilliamson They were determined not to copy Scotland’s lead & so made another huge error… https://t.co/S2CDze35qHI can’t turn the radio on. I have heard some pretty stupid things from education secretaries in my time, but never… https://t.co/XF0QDuoSLE
Retweeted by David MerrittIt's a criminal offence to leave an animal locked in a vehicle in conditions like we see today (resulting in illnes… https://t.co/MnyHSy01eK
Retweeted by David MerrittThe largest death rate in Europe and now the deepest recession in Europe. Why @BorisJohnson ? https://t.co/Z6qPSjIb0L
Retweeted by David MerrittWhat we're seeing now is depressingly familiar. The grim cold-hearted cynicism of Farage, the craven desperation of… https://t.co/oo24xePOzK
Retweeted by David MerrittHands up if you’d rather swap Boris Johnson for a boatful of migrants. 🤚🏼
Retweeted by David MerrittThe government has learned not to make a big deal out of death and pestilence. Sure that the media will forget - r… https://t.co/jKNTn3tmr8
Retweeted by David Merritt @DAaronovitch “Is ambitious, is Lady Macbethlike” God forbid! I hope this was tongue in cheek because your misogyny sounds front and centre. @afneil Oh how lovely. Ben & Jerry's are showing some humanity that this government (and you) are lacking and this… https://t.co/aLSpA6irIg
Retweeted by David Merritt`Priti Patel has branded Ben and Jerry's ice cream "overpriced junk food" after the company criticised her stance o… https://t.co/CRII7aqDrg
Retweeted by David Merritt @challam19 Well, they obviously do, which is the most disappointing thing.
8/12
2020
Kamala Harris is going to dismantle Mike Pence and it's going to be fucking awesome
Retweeted by David Merritt48 years ago amidst tremendous cynicism, sexism and hate Shirley Chisholm became the first Black women to make a ru… https://t.co/X5TqF3ITzl
Retweeted by David Merritt @IanDunt Which in many cases we helped cause.Propaganda! https://t.co/DbdEfRpeL9Well done @Channel4News for behaving like decent human beings and abiding by maritime law. I hope @BBCNews and @SkyNews are watching.
Retweeted by David Merrittand sorry for mass tweets but even if you believe, which I don't, that refugees cannot be integrated into the UK, o… https://t.co/Xui93hJIXu
Retweeted by David Merrittsometimes my heart just breaks. I cannot imagine the despair behind putting yourself and your child in a rubber din… https://t.co/gU6VYbk2x9
Retweeted by David Merritt @MrMutantes Happy birthday. It’s going to be a hot one! @RussInCheshire @RadioX The Navigator by Hurray for the Riff Raff. A nailed-on classic with great tunes and righteo… https://t.co/fsRgaerMm3Lie, after lie, after lie. Fake news, fake history, fake stats, fake vox pops, fake personas. Cover-ups, whitewashe… https://t.co/vreUFfO5AV
Retweeted by David Merritt @patricklohlein As long as they don’t hire tax inspectors; that’d have the Tax Dodgers’ Alliance shitting their pants. @AndrewKnight226 “A historian has claimed”. Good grief.Reporter: “What do you think of refugees?” A: “I think we should show tolerance and compassion. They must be despe… https://t.co/YvOvjgwnMq
Retweeted by David MerrittHow are we supposed to make our country a more empathetic place, when the media constantly interview ill-informed a… https://t.co/Ibp39MJmGc
Retweeted by David MerrittSome of the most desperate people on earth turned into light entertainment. Britain, 2020. https://t.co/dmDvmHVe3t
Retweeted by David Merritt @montie Oh, they do, Tim. @the_tpa Billions of taxpayer's money being given to Tory-linked, inappropriate companies to supply inadequate PPE.… https://t.co/Qi0AlqD3on
Retweeted by David MerrittNow, how will England deal with the same problem? https://t.co/nd8cwM3i5O
Retweeted by David MerrittTory minister says £90,000 salary left him "counting the pennies" - Mirror Online https://t.co/s8a8lzoSh5
Retweeted by David Merritt @commer2stroke Leave said there would be huge financial benefits to leaving EU. That was a lie. Everything Remain s… https://t.co/LTz3Na5eSZThis is the most extraordinary thread you’re ever going to read. It’s about how my friends and I spent over 115 hou… https://t.co/GsHGZEYAT5
Retweeted by David MerrittJust so that no one thinks I’m making money from abuse victims ...ALL my fundraising goes to @nia_endingVAWG DIRECT… https://t.co/pnxxRv8f5X
Retweeted by David MerrittThe Prime Minister defended Dominic Cummings' trip to Barnard Castle saying he “followed the instincts of every par… https://t.co/TPyWqxrNPR
Retweeted by David Merrittbecause of course it won’t, because they dismantled the last one as a piece of “brexit got done” theatre earlier th… https://t.co/Ru5Zb29FuZ
Retweeted by David MerrittThis is why Trump is totally baffled by how to beat Biden. His old tactics don't work. He can say crazy stuff like… https://t.co/DVG5EyDOrN
Retweeted by David MerrittYour reminder that Enoch Powell actually got fired from the shadow cabinet for that speech and the Times called it… https://t.co/hsQJshHiOJ
Retweeted by David MerrittThread: The results of the Attitudes to Transgender People published by the EHRC yesterday thankfully show that pre… https://t.co/PZTFsxnWkA
Retweeted by David Merritt @iainmartin1 Confused thinking. It’s not a religion, it’s a reasonable & only moderately inconvenient precaution to… https://t.co/QL9pUJeqCg @HKTweetie @lulichill @wmarybeard @IngramGlynis I don’t know. Like I say, no ideal options, but you sound pretty su… https://t.co/JQ7WG4NBIp @Cat_n_Bagpipes @GilesMacDonogh I noticed that - it jarred. @GilesMacDonogh I thought in a civilised country we talked about 'unemployment' rising... The decisions that a com… https://t.co/FQ2xw2CKdL
Retweeted by David Merritt @shahmiruk It wasn’t a shit book, and if you can’t see how prophetic it’s been about totalitarianism and populism a… https://t.co/ZOBYeUF6N4Actually, got that wrong. Should have said, I don’t know whether to be most concerned about crushing democracy in L… https://t.co/sYkHYkTmAu
Retweeted by David MerrittDon’t know whether failing nation state Lebanon or crushing protestors Belarus or Trump prepping election theft or… https://t.co/mQyuezu912
Retweeted by David MerrittIf only there was some way of knowing why Health Minister and former head of Public Affairs at Serco, Edward Argar,… https://t.co/d1q16yYUVk
Retweeted by David Merritt @darrengrimes_ Do you get a book of opinions to voice when you join the extreme rightwing? Or do you just say the o… https://t.co/14ibLFji5l @darrengrimes_ Is death from Covid-19 not evil. Asking for those of us being lectured how we should behave from tho… https://t.co/IibLUOTJ9q
Retweeted by David MerrittMy car insurance came back with a 26.5% rise for next year. Called. Knocked £31 off price. Went online and got lowe… https://t.co/hx1X0l4vDD
Retweeted by David Merritt @taru_sisko Fellow imbeciles.Serco got the Test and Trace contract from the govt. Health Dept were told again and again to use local authority… https://t.co/huk3ZKwP8t
Retweeted by David Merritt @HKTweetie @lulichill @wmarybeard @IngramGlynis That’s tough. I suppose an alternative could be to aim to sit the e… https://t.co/c1xNXfOUts
8/11
2020
It's funny how Britain is totally obsessed with the 'Dunkirk spirit', but when there is an actual opportunity to sa… https://t.co/QQDkUtnvx0
Retweeted by David Merritt @Channel4News @krishgm @SallyAnn1066 @pritipatel @BorisJohnson @NickTorfaen Displacement due to war & poverty & cl… https://t.co/uApFY1tgDA
Retweeted by David MerrittIt’s almost impossible not to admire @chefjoseandres https://t.co/kap0bxJPgL
Retweeted by David MerrittEvery outsourced job has been an utter failure - from Track & Trace to the App to PPE procurement. But, in every ca… https://t.co/wbjHM5AIVK
Retweeted by David MerrittI have seen a lot to make me angry on twitter this morning but this is definitely the worst thing. https://t.co/JwSiLYjU66
Retweeted by David MerrittWhen England won the Ashes in 2005 Channel 4's free to air coverage got 7.4m viewers. England's great victory again… https://t.co/CGgduWDJU5
Retweeted by David MerrittHeartbreaking news this morning. Last night i had a few beers with my mate, left about 8pm. Got a call this morning… https://t.co/NXDwTD880W
Retweeted by David MerrittMost Brits who go abroad expect people to speak English. So we shouldn’t be surprised when - in troubled times - so… https://t.co/eSssWH9hLW
Retweeted by David MerrittA lot of folks I’ve spoken to sound like manic depressive Cassandras because they sense things are going to become… https://t.co/fbmZFhj6OM
Retweeted by David Merritt @ItsLewisBaker1 Stupid question. What’s your realistic alternative? @tedcruz I think you’re getting confused, Ted: not everyone wants your lifestyle, just to be able to survive.Lebanon government about to resign @BorisJohnson do us all a favour and follow suit. Thank you
Retweeted by David Merritt @lulichill @wmarybeard @IngramGlynis If that’s the case then taking the exams later and deferring is probably the only option. Good luck! @cupidstunt08 I did. And chalk. Also hit with a ruler. @butwhatifitsall @wmarybeard @IngramGlynis A student flatmate attended compulsory science labs, but rarely lectures… https://t.co/8igNCTie12
Retweeted by David MerrittI am a black man. I have been a police constable. The police are institutionally racist, Shaun. https://t.co/xrlrhKh8yk
Retweeted by David Merritt @wmarybeard @IngramGlynis A very astute observation. As a classical lazy student, I did as little as I could during… https://t.co/pubF9REpaYMy husband just observed, as I am sure others have, that if the govt hadnt been so keen to get rid of coursework f… https://t.co/NhJa8caZEG
Retweeted by David Merritt“We are absolutely determined to support childcare” says Boris Johnson His party closed 1,000 Sure Start Children’… https://t.co/5aNFFvNPGn
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Retweeted by David MerrittEnglish yobs refuse to wear masks on flight. Reinforcements called for flight arrival in Spain. What an embarrass… https://t.co/U3hTVNY3Zj
Retweeted by David Merritt @christopherhope @RobertJenrick @Telegraph That’s how you stifle innovation & end up with boring facsimile homes re… https://t.co/K3ngvvWP9eI wonder why the government and its MSM sock puppets are telling us to LOOK AT THE MIGRANTS! https://t.co/7m7YQqQtFm
Retweeted by David MerrittGovernment didn't enter into one contract with Pestfix - on which contract there are some startling revelations to… https://t.co/XoW9n0tpw3
Retweeted by David MerrittThis Calais MP #PierreHenriDumont is a good guy. #LouiseMinchin: Would you welcome involvement by the Royal Navy?… https://t.co/ngMtycHZOA
Retweeted by David Merritt @lewis_goodall They’re probably too busy admiring their level of corruption.
Retweeted by David Merritt @ConalBrophy @Kayayemela @DawnButlerBrent said the driver was black. I know that doesn’t fit your biased view, but… https://t.co/N4vBEtAIrj @TravellinTime @Kayayemela @vorksprungmit The driver was black. Smart arse. @Kayayemela I don't know if this is common knowledge in the UK but in the USA, deliberately entering one digit of t… https://t.co/cDsucO83i0
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8/10
2020

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