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David Aaronovitch @DAaronovitch beside my Macbook

Times columnist, broadcaster, dad, dog-owner, author of Voodoo Histories and Party Animals. Concocting a thriller.

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Thanks to many for this. @DAaronovitch's #TheBriefingRoom on #Covid19 & Sweden is excellent. Myth busting and deep… https://t.co/8zmDouuQ0l
Retweeted by David AaronovitchTomorrow's @TheNorthernEcho front page tribute to Sir Harold Evans - the greatest indeed https://t.co/gEukVFBodI
Retweeted by David AaronovitchWhat is the reality with #COVID-19 in Sweden. ⁦@DAaronovitch⁩ spoke to a group of us in The Briefing Room tonight f… https://t.co/0gcPPX6zlN
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @MattChorley @Geoffrey_Cox @andreajenkyns @StigAbell @AasmahMir @Dannythefink @TomTugendhat @LindsayHoyle_MPhttps://t.co/zrqz78s2AG @MattChorley @Geoffrey_Cox @andreajenkyns @StigAbell @AasmahMir @Dannythefink @TomTugendhat @LindsayHoyle_MPhttps://t.co/sutnxyJg77This episode of The Briefing Room presented by @DAaronovitch examines Sweden's approach to #Covid_19 and its impact… https://t.co/ej0TnBekCX
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @AndrewPRLevi @stephenpollard Hold on. This isn't a dictatorship. There are protocols you know.NEW. Crossroads moment has arrived for vulnerable London, says new report: https://t.co/nVNnjW53cz.
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @stephenpollard It's a poser for the Learned Elders, Stephen. Which side do we rig the match in favour of? @FerretKeto @GerHerbert1 @BBCRadio4 There are thousands of papers. Why not listen to the programme and see if you t… https://t.co/pSpn67CxHO @Ed_Owen @DivockOrigi @LFC @BBCSport Clever diversionary tactic. And one for @GaryLineker.Excellent briefing room ⁦@DAaronovitch⁩. Proper balanced analysis from experts. #contextiseverything More please! https://t.co/VHyTQ0i2QA
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @harrisonmaxwell Alas, it’s not about fairness. @Eric05Bee @BBC_CurrAff I was walking, so it was an hour. And Michael Gove was, the last time I looked, a senior go… https://t.co/43Q0pgMeh7A very interesting episode of The Briefing Room on @BBCRadio4 now about Sweden and the Pandemic @DAaronovitch expl… https://t.co/O4XJqh2nDB
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @Bassaces1 @thhamilton @Modern_Lockey @mrianleslie I’m banking on this being a competence election. @verycentrist Have you noticed how no one ever does that? @TheSimonEvans Heaven forfend. @michaelwhite Let’s carry on with that thought. Who are the Rishi stoppers? @TheSimonEvans Nope. I sense this is not the moment.Sit back with a glass of wine.. https://t.co/S6QpA65CDl
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @NeilMerriman By then it’s done. And we’ll be in the undoing phase. @BriW74 True. @TheSimonEvans That half the equation thing, you just made that up.Take him seriously not literally, they said; Adults will take over they said. Stop this Trump derangement syndrome… https://t.co/Ks8Mt2C3wx
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @NeilMerriman Why?I'm beginning to wonder whether, in the event of a Johnson implosion, Rishi Sunak is actually stoppable.Great payoff par from the Times obit of Harry Evans, quoting his wife Tina Brown. https://t.co/GE8f40lXXq
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @SteveCorroon @BBC_CurrAff And a good thought too. @PaulOak69938612 @NickCohen4 Tell me all about how wonderful Donald Trump is, Paul. Take your time and use as many… https://t.co/Z9g2GQIFs0 @MatthewPWoods @NickCohen4 He really does.Sweden decided not to lockdown to fight Covid-19 - is the decision paying off? @DAaronovitch explores the effectiv… https://t.co/dPscgkrZIK
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @NickCohen4 Wasn't that embarrassing. @BuckoHaram You hope. Anyway, isn't it time for you to dress up in toy battle fatigues and practice waving your assault rifle in the mirror? @NickCohen4 Actually there have been complaints.False claims that Joe Biden used a teleprompter to help him answer interview questions are circulating online https://t.co/1H90h4CDjV
Retweeted by David AaronovitchI misread this poll and began to feel gloomy. Then I read it again. https://t.co/29BZ5EDLH9'The biggest tragedy is that we all have to live with the consequences of its failure: a powerful Conservative gove… https://t.co/fHwWve18nZ
Retweeted by David AaronovitchIn which the good John Lloyd tries to do the right thing and gets shouted at for his trouble. https://t.co/ODLkGhPhdk
Retweeted by David AaronovitchAfter @BorisJohnson was asked in parliament why Germany & Italy are doing better on Coronavirus than UK and replied… https://t.co/87IrqpeFtr
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @TomChivers I think that’s the sensible way of looking at it. @CharlishNicky Thanks. But worth remembering that "cancelling" is only one manifestation of intolerance. @DouglasKMurray What's sinister about Hope not Hate? @TomChivers True. Oh, and good luck on Saturday. Come on you reds!"If the supposed grown-ups in the room are debating like this, no wonder the discussion is in such a state." Perfec… https://t.co/6jHd4AZtz6
Retweeted by David AaronovitchWe are excited to announce that Sir David Spiegelhalter @d_spiegel will give a webinar "Communicating Statistics i… https://t.co/ocwtiMMLzA
Retweeted by David AaronovitchIt is @MattChorley's birthday tomorrow, so we asked friends of the show to sing to him. Can you guess who is sing… https://t.co/AIhNm38YPu
Retweeted by David AaronovitchThis is key: who knows what will happen but many experts believe the final results may take *days if not weeks* to… https://t.co/VScdKu5bbm
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @SueRubenstein1 Thank goodness I didn’t do that, then. And shame on those that did.Left-Right street. Or where Grayson Perry gets it wrong on liberals, but right on dialogue. Me for @thetimes online… https://t.co/ZMlyDHCXK8
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @MaajidNawaz I don’t make predictions!"Neither free nor fair": EU says it doesn't recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president https://t.co/slzELeBpKv
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @MaajidNawaz Good. People get entrenched here and sometimes stop being open to genuine learning. @DavidHenigUK I’m not sure Danny is suggesting meaningful local authorities. I may be wrong. @MaajidNawaz I think you could take a bit more notice of what I’m saying here, Maajid. I’m not making debating points. @MaajidNawaz The Briefing Room did a whole programme on just this a couple of weeks back. One conclusion was that t… https://t.co/hqi7CPLDxw @epkaufm It was your summary I was responding to. I’ll hopefully get round to reading the piece itself in the next few weeks. @epkaufm Yep. Blood AND soil. Always a winning combination. @SueRubenstein1 It’s a good question. But the concepts that are being dealt with by Butler here should be broadly a… https://t.co/wjL6nLiLvA @13411Fahad @thetimes He’s blocked me, so that’s a question for him.She was a top Soviet spy and a colonel in the Red Army, who had plotted to kill Hitler and sent British secrets to… https://t.co/J1DrGyHAdx
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @Alexwat51720119 Not just the grammar. I know this is a philistine sounding question, but why not say it as you jus… https://t.co/lk4D4gC63fHarry Evans was an inspiration to generations of the best journalists, an example to others, a razor sharp intellec… https://t.co/6FGtFD90ex @Alexwat51720119 You make a fair point. And, of course, the passage was chosen for its (comic) obscurity. But even… https://t.co/qK4ldRTjDPLeft-Right street. Or where Grayson Perry gets it wrong on liberals, but right on dialogue. Me for @thetimes online… https://t.co/ZMlyDHCXK8This is definitely (possibly) going to be the last thing I'll say on false positives. But it's frustrating that a r… https://t.co/NNvStyOT5Q
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @Dorianlynskey He always has been, Dorian. Only being picked by Edward Snowden to be his instrument saved him from everyone realising it.
9/24
2020
The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927. 17… https://t.co/FgEJbFN64g
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @ggatehouse And you think it’s a coincidence? Call yourself a journalist. @petemadeira None whatsoever.Since you ask, the trailer for #PassportToPimlico: https://t.co/wWyIjkc4XR #Brexit.
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @stephenburgen That’s a classic smear, weaponising accusations of femicide so as to discredit the socialist project… https://t.co/nbI5FOvClB @RocktheJJs @BethRigby I agree.Hard to argue with that. https://t.co/KX08JHpf79 @BethRigby And he's right.The can-do man who can't do anything. On government and character: https://t.co/L3IqbBCVK6
Retweeted by David AaronovitchYou know what, twitter is obviously a nasty place, but I quite like it that we're at the stage where "Not sure you… https://t.co/OJiEp9wxVO
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne That sounds very familiar. @ReidAfreid1956 Twee and contrived. And long.The @JSchofieldTrust trains and mentors tomorrow’s journalists. There has never been a more important time for what… https://t.co/rs7ARP3bXq
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne Well that’s a good point. Early on it was very much suck it and see. @BertWright1 No place better. And may I welcome you. @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne I certainly mean the first. But I suppose, subject to study of the impacts… https://t.co/bde1NMeVhv @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne And it’s interesting how some of the partisans of alternative approaches s… https://t.co/EWF0JeWI4q @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne Theoretically yes. But in reality probably not, it seems to me. Though bei… https://t.co/97ndttmEoI @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne It’s more complicated than that, isn’t it? Where the scientists differ on… https://t.co/aB8xpYfKgV @CairneyPaul @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne If a comparison of views is helpful, then fine. But what’s the listener to make of it? @TheMichaelMoran That cactus is so obviously symbolic, it’s positively obscene. @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne @BBCMoreOrLess Thanks! @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne That’s definitely a danger. But it’s possible to identify people who are ‘taking sides’… https://t.co/2epMcNG0l2 @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne Very much what we try and avoid, if possible. @ProfTimBale @BBCWorldatOne Is it helpful?This is a very weak comparision indeed. * On public support, lockdown scepticism is much more like support for UK a… https://t.co/yFwpQx3sec
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @JohnOrnaO I think there is a big gap between online discourse and public interest in exploring the history honestl… https://t.co/MMXbUivDyz
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @mattforde @Dannythefink I knows. It suck. @Dannythefink @mattforde Mes toos Mrs Durrells.BREAKING: JPMorgan is moving about 200 billion euros ($230 billion) from the U.K. to Frankfurt as a result of Brexi… https://t.co/d3piDAwt3N
Retweeted by David Aaronovitch @rexosborn Rex, watch that episode. You’ll see.It's been six months since lockdown was introduced - what have we learned about Covid-19? https://t.co/DTjskdOaqy
Retweeted by David AaronovitchI have listened to about 24 hours of @abcnews #Coronacast. But 28 mins of BBCs The Briefing Room (Covid-19: Six Mon… https://t.co/aqzV4akKze
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9/23
2020

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