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Looking forward to reading @TerryMac999's analysis of how Big Oil shaped Britain, shortly to be published by… https://t.co/7Ifv86IQ4LI've just googled which general election saw Labour's lowest vote share since 1918. Anybody care to guess?For the record, the last time David Miliband played a prominent role in a Labour general election campaign, the par… https://t.co/3felyzxQDr @CCNiCearnaigh Me and my jokes, eh? @CCNiCearnaigh I haven't called for the removal of Sir Keir, Caroline. Not once. @charliemansell ID fakers actually do bulk discounts, causing groups of 16 and 17 year olds to club together for or… https://t.co/IzAexsRJ19Don't compare voting to schoolkids trying to buy booze and fags at the local offie. If people are on the electoral… https://t.co/5GCPONk6GSIt wasn't acceptable for the British Union of Fascists to march through Jewish areas. It isn't acceptable for Orang… https://t.co/D2hRwR4nI5
5/10
2021
@andrewsberry68 They say they want to bring me in guilty For the killing of a deputy For the life of a deputy, but I say ...Constituency Labour Parties are still banned from taking motions of no confidence in the Labour leader. But there's… https://t.co/VgkfuVdFpEWhen's the three-day social media boycott protesting racism against Diane Abbott?Now we know why Starmer won't sign the letter against fire and rehire employers. He thinks the workers are actually getting promoted.
5/9
2021
'Keir will never win as long as Labour is obsessed with votes for women, universal secondary education and state pe… https://t.co/NqYxRagne5Is it just me, or is social justice something you'd ideally like Labour MPs to be in favour of?I was around in the 1980s. Believe me, the 'Labour is too woke' thing is just a rerun of the 'lesbians and gays are… https://t.co/oqxPPQbRhiI don't want to be unduly controversial here, but what if Labour voters actually like Labour politicians offering Labour policies?
5/8
2021
The day Hartlepool found somewhere else to go | My analysis of yesterday's crushing by-election defeat for Labour,… https://t.co/RnoGejMFSiProminent Twitter accounts are now arguing that 'the test for Starmer' is whether or not he proscribes Momentum or… https://t.co/DMSwhvLNW8 @MCDownes5 Lying? Peter Mandelson? Surely not. @Coastguard And it is genuinely the case that there was real enthusiasm for Corbyn on Hackney council estates. I kn… https://t.co/LZiyqsdZmgFormer Hartlepool MP Peter Mandelson famously once claimed working class voters have got nowhere else to go. Well,… https://t.co/1DxLxiS8h3Lord Mandelson just claimed on R4 that 'not a single voter' in Hartlepool mentioned Brexit and 'the one thing they… https://t.co/Bvt7Kp6tnpFour out of five Hartlepool voters didn't vote Tory. That's worth remembering, too.Almost 60% of the electorate in Hartlepool didn't vote. Next time, Labour must offer them something worth voting for.
5/7
2021
Peter Mandelson said to Peter Hain: 'Your preoccupation with the working class is wrong. They've got nowhere else t… https://t.co/QPQWFiFY4h @labour_lives Of course not'Global Britain' is blocking moves to suspend patents on Covid vaccines. Let the bodies pile high, so long as it's in the third world.
5/6
2021
@lukeakehurst I hope soFor a numbskull who's barely registering in the polls, privately educated rightwing Laurence Fox is getting an awfu… https://t.co/wVqr0GMqRJ @standard_and You lot are a stuck record. At least, I think the gramophone had been invented by then.Labour needs to win the battle of ideas. First step; come up with some ideas. @southlondonscum You're right that most voters don't care. But the starting point for politicians has to be clarity… https://t.co/T1tR2iCTxg @standard_and My favourite neoconservative topless actressI'd really like to hear an intelligent journalist sit down and talk big ideas - Burke, Marx, Mill, Crosland, Hayek,… https://t.co/YdzKwIchMx @lordofintent ... and deft use of the whammy barLabour's entire campaign has been built on the 'don't vote Tory' argument. If there's one lesson from the Corbyn ye… https://t.co/RRXKUIlYwRWhen 50% of the voters in a predominantly working-class constituency plan to vote Tory, they're sending the Labour leadership a message
5/5
2021
@andrewjburgin @ht4ecosocialism Will my grade B O-level French see me in good stead? @andrewjburgin @ht4ecosocialism No. What even is it?'Voters have no excuse, with Keir Starmer and his frontbench a thoroughly electable, decent and honest alternative,… https://t.co/UwQ8FEZRc6
5/4
2021
A generation has grown up to accept that mass homelessness is inevitable and there is no alternative to it. It isn't, and there is.
5/3
2021
Why put homeless people through the humiliation of begging to find £15 a day? Make hostels for rough sleepers free. @MichaelEzra Could you get by on just £160,000 a year? I mean, if you really, really had to?It's easy to mock Boris Johnson, but ask yourself this; would *you* be able to get by on just £162,000 a year?
5/2
2021
Boris Johnson voted against a Labour amendment forcing landlords to ensure their accommodation is fit for human hab… https://t.co/uERaULupjxI bloody hate it when unmarried mothers living in taxpayer-supported accommodation expect other people to pay for refurbishments
4/28
2021
Labour didn't 'lose votes under Corbyn'. It lost seats, but it actually gained votes.
4/26
2021
@Coastguard Starting to like it, actually. Took a bit of getting used to, though.
4/25
2021
London Labour has a 23% lead over the Tories among the middle-class electorate. And a 1% deficit with working-class… https://t.co/5OV5lqrc4W
4/23
2021
Number of ventilators Dyson actually supplied to the NHS: none, zero, nada, zilchThere are demands to arrest XR activists for smashing windows at HSBC's offices in Canary Wharf this morning. Not o… https://t.co/7DTdCKYBws
4/22
2021
If fans can control football clubs, workers can control societyIf fans should control football clubs, shouldn't members control the Labour Party?
4/21
2021
How did we ever get to the point where the Labour Party is having to have a major debate on how to appeal to the working class?
4/19
2021
Not one single Labour fundraising scandal throughout the Corbyn years. And that's no accident.'In five years, Arlene Foster has arguably done more to advance Irish unity than Gerry Adams' - The Economist. Ouch.
4/18
2021
Remember when Corbyn had an eight point poll leader and Labour MPs still argued that he was 'unelectable'?Labour's 14% poll deficit is the worst recorded by any Labour leader one year into the job since the emergence of m… https://t.co/dOFm10kRcv
4/16
2021
'The dreary old passive voice "mistakes were made/no rules were broken" defence has already been advanced, and the… https://t.co/dIfLAwBFILAn Old Etonian improperly texted the former head boy of Winchester to ask for a £400m loan, so another Old Etonian… https://t.co/hPqbelLxY4
4/15
2021
David Cameron's greatest achievements: Brexit, Universal Credit, trebled tuition fees, bedroom tax, benefit sanctio… https://t.co/OablcBEZiMIt's a good job David Cameron hasn't made a fraudulent benefit claim, because he'd be looking at custodial for that
4/14
2021
Both people who stack shelves at Morrison’s and people who care for older and disabled people are doing essential w… https://t.co/6TduqJBcsWThe Tories are not going to hold a press conference one day and announce 'we're privatising the NHS'. They'll do it… https://t.co/010HjMV2sZIf you can't tell the difference between a taser and a gun, you shouldn't be equipped with eitherFunny how American cops never mistakenly gun down rich white people
4/13
2021
The big difference between the Tory sleaze of the 1990s and the Tory sleaze of the 2010s is the lack of public outrageBefore Cameron became Tory leader, his estimated net worth was £10m. After he left the job, his estimated net worth was £40m. I say no more.David Cameron must have enough money to live well for the rest of his life without ever having to work again. Why w… https://t.co/Ks3LF7xjW6 @petduff I'm not sure, but possibly
4/12
2021
Instead of building a new royal yacht, why not buy Jeffrey Epstein's old one secondhand? Prince Andrew can vouch for how nice it is.We need a government that prioritises Grenfell Tower over Greensill Capital @jonburkeUK Yeah, legend has it that Lee Morgan wept the first time he heard Farage's trumpet breakCorbyn never had to tell the Murdoch press he isn't a Tory
4/11
2021
@Yeah_ThatBloke It's almost as if that border had been clumsily gerrymandered or somethingThere's no small irony in calling Prince Philip a 'public servant' when the royal family employs 1,000 actual serva… https://t.co/YBDW1rBVQ2 @standard_and 'Srsly dude'. As the internet used to put it 20 years ago.Eight days of national mourning for Prince Philip? Christians only get four days to mark the death of Christ.
4/10
2021
With the heaviest of hearts, I have decided to resign from the Conservative Party and resume my previous career in… https://t.co/srPAsuhSuJAn Old Etonian former prime minister texts the billionaire former head boy of Winchester to discretely ensure his £… https://t.co/BqbNPiHLrrPity Rishi Sunak couldn't 'push the team' to see if they could come up with more than 1% for NHS workers
4/9
2021
Remember Britain before Thatcher, with all those secure well-paid jobs, ample housing, properly-funded NHS and soci… https://t.co/thEyanscsU
4/8
2021
Gordon Brown lost far more seats for Labour in 2010 (91) than Corbyn did in 2019 (60). Not a fact that's often mentioned.Some of the MPs calling out the CWU Hartlepool poll for 'undermining Labour campaigning' undermined Labour campaign… https://t.co/b8IDylp0GQ
4/7
2021
Polly Toynbee warns against 'mistaking Starmer's strategy for vacillation'. I suspect she's mistaking Starmer's vacillation for strategy.Looks like that bloody Corbyn is now costing Labour seats it won twice under his leadership
4/6
2021
Tony Blair lobbies for Kazakhstan; David Cameron lobbies for Greensill Capital; Jeremy Corbyn lobbies for peace and… https://t.co/UOkQvPAdDxIf we can provide a twice-weekly coronavirus test for everyone in England, we can provide enough to eat for everyone in England
4/5
2021
I read the Bible cover to cover and didn't see a single reference to the Union Jack. It's almost as if Christ was ashamed to be British.
4/4
2021
Elections can be won from the right, the left and the centre. That goes without saying. But the entire point of the… https://t.co/uV8134I22J
4/3
2021
Christ would not have claimed the cost of heating his stables on parliamentary expenses https://t.co/WQV9pY9bc6
4/2
2021
@Lizdlabour ... which was somewhat better than it might have been. And that's high praise these days.
3/31
2021
It's almost as if the BBC's decision to ignore the Arcuri revelations was in some way influenced by the recent appo… https://t.co/1SLExPZPdAThree of my four grandparents weren't English. No-one has ever questioned my Englishness. But then again, I'm white.
3/30
2021
If a woman politician had six kids by three men and conducted multiple affairs while her partner had cancer, we'd h… https://t.co/55nFxilNfkThe homeless and the hungry should be a bigger political priority than statues and flags
3/29
2021
If any prominent Labour politician were found to have allocated £126,000 of public money to a lover, their career w… https://t.co/04euTqwD14From Keeler to Arcuri, the Tories would say that | Me, for .@LabourHub https://t.co/cir08101eWPaying for sex with free school meal vouchers doesn't happen. Prime ministers paying for sex with £120,000 in public money certainly does.
3/28
2021
Look, the five and half grand Priti Patel spent at Primark is nothing compared to the £340,000 pay-off for the civi… https://t.co/BzbRAOziGR
3/26
2021

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