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The Twitter account that's always 20 points ahead of the Tories. 'Dry humour and intellectual content' - John McDonnell.

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Joined Twitter 8/7/15


@mauricegran No. Nor Chalker.Staggering by today's standards, but only one single Thatcher era cabinet minister was a woman. How many of you cou… https://t.co/Dw2G9WF3iTYou know what constitutes 'wrecking' a Labour leadership, Mr Miliband? 80% of Labour MPs voting no confidence, staf… https://t.co/7053AvkYzbJeremy Corbyn could have beaten the Tories. He just couldn't beat the Labour Party.Ralph Miliband always used to argue that Labour had nothing to offer the working class. And to be fair, David Milib… https://t.co/hTsYMztS9eThe refugee crisis in the Middle East is a consequence of Britain's participation in the illegal invasion of Iraq i… https://t.co/qWKmTT9LNfIt's absolutely safe for Conservative Party conference to reopenHelen Whatley insists it's 'absolutely safe' for schools to reopen. But the public school she sends her kids to is… https://t.co/YFuNheY68T
8/10
2020
Dunno if there's a causal link, but when Labour is funded by the super-rich and backed by the Murdoch press, it alw… https://t.co/iOH6b8f811The short list for the new chair of the BBC includes Andrew Neil, Amber Rudd, Nicky Morgan and Charles Moore. Will… https://t.co/vh45RIzojoBetter a Labour Party funded by unions and members than a Labour Party funded by Bernie Ecclestone, Richard Desmond… https://t.co/PCnMlEkauB
8/9
2020
The people we need to stand against arrive in Britain by private jet. Not dinghies.Still think it's a pity I didn't land a job at Labour HQ. I might be incompetent, terminally lazy, disorganised and… https://t.co/2ftkMDq2rELabour has selected a Corbynista candidate for the John O'Groats by-election. I've just organised a rally for her in Land's End. @lukeakehurst Happy to report I won £800 on Starmer as next Labour leader. Factionalism is factionalism, but betting is betting.
8/8
2020
You can disagree with someone politically without wishing them dead in a fireI know Diane Abbott as my constituency MP, and can testify that three decades of sustained virulent racism has left… https://t.co/hkLANSI8tc
8/7
2020
Amazing how 'the brand' was totally unscathed by tuition fees, PFI, the Iraq war, bailing out the bankers and an ex… https://t.co/iD4ZzLrIY8
8/6
2020
If we'd have had 'broadband communism', millions of poor kids wouldn't have missed out on Zoom lessons during the l… https://t.co/Cj8UfkG8VY
8/5
2020
@DAaronovitch Yes, but what's the story?
8/4
2020
If - in one single week - a former Labour MP had been convicted of sexual assault, a Labour donor charged with inde… https://t.co/YNC5UTupTSMan in his 50s not arrested after 65,000 coronavirus deaths
8/2
2020
So proud to live in a country where the humble immigrant son of a KGB boss can rise to the highest rank in the land… https://t.co/Q7H4yoYlHzNot a single low-paid NHS support worker on the list of new peers, then?Attendance in the House of Lords should be paid at the same rate as Universal Credit. After all, it's enough to live on, isn't it?It's a good job Prince Andrew isn't a teenage hacker from Bognor Regis, because he'd certainly be extradited then
8/1
2020
Labour's media problem isn't RT. It’s Murdoch and the Mail. It’s Panorama and Newsnight. It’s this country’s top te… https://t.co/HaNzGEPMVY
7/30
2020
Until people of average means are given legal aid when sued for libel, English defamation law remains grotesquely t… https://t.co/1PxQMXI5T0Annunziata Rees-Mogg knows the price of a bag of potatoes in Tesco and the value of nothingJacob Rees-Mogg said that the poor lacked the common sense to get out of Grenfell. His sister Annunziata counsels t… https://t.co/suEzQwBwHS
7/29
2020
For the first time in decades, millions of British voters describe themselves as socialists. That is a gain; let's not dissipate it.Lots of Labour MPs are today tweeting about the 75th anniversary of the Attlee government. I wonder how many of the… https://t.co/Roq9lBwyd4Tony Blair's 'rare interventions' are about every other week or so right now
7/26
2020
Using what looks like a grime star's drug-fuelled mental health breakdown as a stick with which to beat Corbyn is a… https://t.co/MHQU9pZnogIt's not Jezza's political supporters who are 'obsessed with Corbyn'. It's his detractors.Labour MP Nadia Whittome takes only the average workers' wage and gives the rest of her salary to local charities.… https://t.co/iXs2xsGyrvAt least two wealthy men each donated £100,000 to Keir Starmer's leadership campaign. We didn't see a plethora of '… https://t.co/oixeXRDTaN
7/25
2020
A donation to the Corbyn legal fund isn't a donation to a food bank. But it *is* a donation to a Britain that doesn't need food banks.Labour are planning a new disciplinary offence so they can move against Corbyn. He's going to be charged with bring… https://t.co/EoVSy3r7qf
7/24
2020
@charliemansell *groans*Jeremy Corbyn was libelled by every major newspaper and broadcaster in Britain, every day for five years. Now he's… https://t.co/EkLHCMAca6 @Maomentum_ Now *that* is a disciplinary offence we can all get behindI'm more pessimistic about the future of the Labour Party than I have been than at any time in over four decades of political involvement
7/23
2020
My mate's just been kicked out of the Labour Party. They found out he voted Labour at the last two general elections.
7/22
2020
@parsifel43 @LabourHub Thank you, FloydWhite Labour needs to speak truth to Diane Abbott impersonators https://t.co/RXdBfB5A2V via @LabourHubSo Universal Basic Income takes away the incentive to work, but trust funds don't? @Swanswan0307 @BanjoProvoker I sometimes make jokes on TwitterIf only there had been a party at the last general election which warned us that the Tories were planning to sell off the NHS!
7/21
2020
@Coastguard Is it the master copy?Mocking Diane Abbott for being 'stupid', for being overweight or for who she dated 40 years ago is a liberal surrog… https://t.co/qxGutYdVc6
7/20
2020
Anyone who comes across hard evidence that the Tories are planning to privatise the NHS has a moral duty to make it… https://t.co/YtiXBBorSkA single mother in taxpayer-supported housing gives birth out of wedlock to the child of a feckless father with a h… https://t.co/ADgt0NC44B
7/19
2020
If centrism isn't a big enough demographic to sustain a national newspaper, it isn't a big enough demographic to su… https://t.co/9OmuA3qKsV @jaqjacjak I sometimes make jokes on Twitter @Dannythefink I'm saying that the electorate largely builds its perceptions of politicians on media coverage. And a… https://t.co/nvwdvj8mvx
7/18
2020
To be fair to ITN, one reason they have never doorstepped Rishi Sunak is that it's hard to know which of his 12 houses to stand outsideThe real issue is, was Corbyn right to expose Tory plans to sell off the NHS? And the answer is, yes.
7/17
2020
@Dannythefink ... and the political leanings of Rupert Murdoch and the Barclay Brothers have nothing to do with it?
7/15
2020
@Dannythefink 'Public perception of politicians is largely a function of media coverage' seems a plausible hypothesis to meA Labour leader who doesn't face a barrage of hostile media day in, day out will tend to poll better than a Labour… https://t.co/PwTdCk3GIE
7/14
2020
Ending free bus travel for London kids is a £15 a week tax on kids getting to school. The Tories are hitting the po… https://t.co/Lu0KXtIXJp
7/13
2020
Interviewer: 'Is Labour in favour of rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm wo… https://t.co/XWVfWCIESEIf the Labour Party is serious about winning the next election, it's going to have to face up to the need to win over Labour voters
7/12
2020
The death threats to Dawn Butler don't seem to be generating as much outrage as the brick through Angela Eagle's window
7/10
2020
If Labour had won the last election, British people would now be getting a £10 an hour minimum wage instead of a £10 meal deal voucher
7/9
2020
Remember when care homes were run by local authorities on a not-for-profit basis, workers had decent terms and cond… https://t.co/btnRCoOkp0
7/7
2020
Never forget that if the Tories had prevailed in 1948, the NHS would not have been launched. Don't let them claim o… https://t.co/dTzMO9kCYD
7/5
2020
The people we need to fight arrive in Britain by private jet, not in the back of refrigerated lorries or flimsy inf… https://t.co/x7KQX0t92yTower Hamlets' decision to sack its entire 4,000-strong workforce once again puts the role of Labour councils centr… https://t.co/0DN7uZyLrQ
7/4
2020
Universal credit sanctions restored in the middle of the worst pandemic Britain has faced in a century. The Tories… https://t.co/TAvYrhewKS
7/1
2020
How utterly depressing to hear trade unions described as a 'faction' in the Labour Party. That is all.Britain has systematically defunded the NHS and defunded education. But it's only defunding the police that is controversial.
6/30
2020
I've just looked at Eton's published accounts. It had an income of £73 million in 2017. That's three-quarters of th… https://t.co/USToMwEWRIEton has 1,300 pupils and fees are £43,000 a year. I make that an income of £56m a year, tax exempt. Until every sc… https://t.co/hBygWtHzHX
6/29
2020
John Major's government abolished the Wages Council system, the closest thing Britain had to a minimum wage at the… https://t.co/ebLueKzREF
6/27
2020
This isn't about what Long-Bailey did or didn't Tweet. This is Starmer sending a clear message to the Labour left.Jeremy Corbyn wanted to requisition luxury flats to house those homeless after Grenfell. Boris Johnson leads a part… https://t.co/I8c7gcUFSoA £45,000,000 kickback for a lousy £12,000 bung. Robert Jenrick isn't even very good at capitalism.
6/25
2020
It's a good job Boris Johnson isn't a black woman, or people might start mocking his grasp of statisticsIf Norman Tebbit is right about Hitler being 'far left', why did a couple of dozen 1930s Tory MPs form the Anglo-Ge… https://t.co/UlmzYblDca
6/24
2020
Only six Labour MPs opposed the Immigration Act 2014 that led to the forced repatriation of Generation Windrush. Th… https://t.co/BuxhQ07rDWSo capitalism plunges young people in £50,000 debt on graduation, casualises their employment, gives them no chance… https://t.co/c5y5HDAk36
6/22
2020
The far right has nail bombed two street markets and a gay pub, murdered a Labour MP and plotted the assassination… https://t.co/xRIZjltwy6If Ash Sarkar can eat an ice lolly in a park, we all have to ask ourselves what else she is capable of
6/21
2020
@Taratina16 The first sentence is actually true. I was told I didn't get a relatively lowly comms jobs because I ha… https://t.co/w7kBB5Go7DI was shortlisted for a job at Labour HQ last year. The interview was going really well until the panel forced me t… https://t.co/SReQ07j0X7
6/20
2020
The last person on which to blame a 20-year decline in the Labour vote - temporarily arrested by Corbynism - is Jeremy Corbyn
6/19
2020
Corbynistas need to stop griping and actually be pleased that Labour is polling within five points of 2017I'm starting to look back on those Corbyn-era Labour poll leads with a certain degree of nostalgia
6/18
2020
Even as a Tory voter, I'm broadly OK with children being allowed to eat. But is it really necessary for them to eat every day?Under Marcus Rashford's leadership, Labour would be 20 points ahead in the polls right now
6/16
2020
While Priti Patel was being subjected to the vilest imaginable insults in the playground, one politician was organi… https://t.co/o0Jm89MPRKThere's only one MP who has opposed every single racist measure introduced by Tory, Labour or coalition governments… https://t.co/aey8S4HF4H
6/15
2020
At bottom, leftwing politics is all about hope and rightwing politics is all about fearNazi salutes in front of a statue of Churchill. Some of these guys probably failed O-level history, didn't they?
6/13
2020
An entire generation is on the move. Extinction Rebellion, MeToo and Black Lives Matter are the future of the left;… https://t.co/NMMAnensN2
6/12
2020
Sarah Vine says the Black Lives Matters protests have made her 'fear for Britain's future'. What our young people h… https://t.co/9EOWMi3BJw
6/10
2020
Nigel Farage is literally arguing that people need to take the law into their own hands to stop people taking the law into their own hands
6/9
2020
East Germans were completely wrong to pull down the Berlin Wall. It should have been removed properly with consent,… https://t.co/j1oZ396esd
6/8
2020

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