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The trouble for Blue Labour is that the government is already doing just what they advocateIn recent decades, hundreds if not thousands of socialists have been expelled by the Labour right. And not one sing… https://t.co/iqSZRspZsPReading Tweet after Tweet calling for a purge of the Labour left. And I thought we were supposed to be the fucking Stalinists. @andymurphy1961 Absolutely great book
12/14
2019
Swinson could have backed an emergency Corbyn minority government and secured a second referendum in the early mont… https://t.co/cmJzkYcDyLAs someone who was politically active in the 1980s, I've been here before. So I know how devastating tonight will b… https://t.co/DaYsFOFlGd
12/13
2019
Canvassing for Labour all day and I've only been told to f*ck off once. Clearly the rightwing media is no longer as powerful as it once was.
12/12
2019
I remember when the Tory party openly said it wanted to smash the NUM, hang Mandela, keep gay sex criminal, send im… https://t.co/nmL2WiYV8b
12/11
2019
If Boris Johnson wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fal… https://t.co/Nl3ZWHhr1v
12/9
2019
@AdamMar08980412 Yeah. Life's more interesting that way.Gordon Brown was easily the most intelligent Labour prime minister ever, and the one with the clearest commitment t… https://t.co/mtfhn4L6cc @launchburycla Evil extremist geography professor!
12/7
2019
So to sum up here, eight Labour MPs have gone from 'my problem with Jeremy Corbyn is that he can't beat the Tories' to 'vote Tory'Turncoat Labour MP Joan Ryan once said: 'When I was growing up the most important figure for me was Nelson Mandela'… https://t.co/4RDriVJPw4
12/5
2019
To be fair to Jezza, I don't suppose the Queen has ever attended many Stop the War Coalition meetings either
12/4
2019
In case you needed additional motivation to go canvassing https://t.co/sxBqtTVCdRJohnny Mercer has got things precisely the wrong way round. The real issue is not how a leftwing Labour government… https://t.co/FWLPWnc5Tp
12/3
2019
You know which Tory candidate I'd like to see Hugh Grant campaign against? Gove, actually.
12/2
2019
Look at the Lib Dems under Jo Swinson and remember that that is what Labour could have been under Liz Kendall
12/1
2019
For me, one of the most worrying aspects of the Corbyn cult is its total rejection of core mainstream political bel… https://t.co/mR9quMP3uy
11/30
2019
Five former Labour MPs have now endorsed Boris Johnson. I guess anyone expelled for 'Red Tory' Tweets is owed an apology.
11/29
2019
Labour has promised to plant two billion trees in Britain by 2040. And that figure isn't even including the billion… https://t.co/udb6lVzTFq
11/28
2019
The biggest weakness of the Corbyn movement is that it is too ideologically fuzzy and doesn't have a cadre. Hence t… https://t.co/HSxmdIkvqt
11/26
2019
I'm at that stage of the election where I swing between 'we're totally f*cked, Johnson's gonna get a landslide' and… https://t.co/a7lYGi6XDCTo be fair, 40 fictitious hospitals staffed by 19,000 fictitious nurses is the kind of political offer we've come t… https://t.co/dnMAvVx7w8
11/25
2019
I've always been a strong defender of the BBC as the world's best broadcaster. And it's precisely because of that t… https://t.co/mxuwkIoPCA
11/24
2019
Hi .@joswinson, here's a Tweet from the man your party is asking me to vote for as Lib Dem candidate in Hackney Nor… https://t.co/l6TonVmOci
11/23
2019
Liz Truss says she doesn't want to politicise social care. After the way my late mother was treated, I bloody well do.
11/21
2019
What's the difference between Laura Kuenssberg and a tightrope walker? A tightrope walker's livelihood depends on h… https://t.co/IJLDbgXNVDCharlie Kennedy was a better Lib Dem leader pissed than Jo Swinson is soberThe Arcuri affair is not about a tawdry Saturday night dalliance with coked-up rent boys, downloading porn onto a H… https://t.co/xcnPCNMWZj
11/18
2019
Another key difference between the Bolsheviks and Labour is that Lenin and Trotsky both had their own private train… https://t.co/DXOUad9rMpAn Observer editorial this morning has backed the coup in Bolivia. If that country's white supremacist, Christian f… https://t.co/5uPmxv3Ng9I'm well-versed in both British and Russian political history, and it needs to be stressed that there are important… https://t.co/rfzO2Ec5xN
11/17
2019
£7.6m in taxpayer cash for the restoration of a Rees-Mogg family stately home. Anybody got a figure for how much pu… https://t.co/O3zviY29BF
11/16
2019
Another good thing about Labour's universal broadband offer is that Damian Green will be able to work from home
11/15
2019
If workers cannot withdraw their labour, they're not employees, they are slaves. #Solidarity with #CWU.
11/13
2019
What's the difference between Switzerland and Laura Kuenssberg? Nobody ever questioned Switzerland's neutralityPerhaps the number one best possible way to help Britain's armed forces is not to send them into illegal wars on th… https://t.co/tHoXNyaghX
11/11
2019
Thanks to Corbyn and McDonnell, Labour is so intellectually hegemonic that the Tories have been forced to adopt a w… https://t.co/nkg0hBbXOaRemember when Newsnight photoshopped Corbyn wearing a Russian hat, against the backdrop of the Kremlin? It'll no do… https://t.co/HZJH9yPOAEWhen Tony Cliff wrote State Capitalism in Russia, he probably never envisaged the day when the Conservative Party w… https://t.co/HNpo0xUduU
11/10
2019
OK, is it just me, or is it a little odd for the Greens to get into bed with a party whose leader's major donors include a fracking company?Ian Austin could have asked people not to vote. He could have asked them to spoil their ballot papers, perhaps by s… https://t.co/MQbjSgtfa8
11/7
2019
Hearing that Theresa May has launched a new career as an inspirational speaker makes me realise that maybe I should… https://t.co/AdlGAIycD91996: Tony Blair branded a Stalinist https://t.co/d1KsdhOPcr 2007: Gordon Brown branded a Stalinist… https://t.co/LBASwpUsCiWhat's more Stalinist than doctoring videos to discredit political opponents?
11/6
2019
Does Jacob Rees-Mogg have any opinion on the common sense of the Tory council that deliberately clad a social housi… https://t.co/ah3FwoX8P0
11/5
2019
Electoral wins for the left in Mexico, Bolivia, Argentia, massive left-led street protests in Chile and Ecuador; La… https://t.co/6cThqfPtcpI've got an idea. After Iain Duncan Smith is voted out next month, let's make him wait until 75 before he gets a pe… https://t.co/bxOpNX9MztI'm struggling to see any ethical difference whatsoever between Lib Dem 'two-horse race'/dodgy bar chart leaflets a… https://t.co/MxEVsPf0my
11/4
2019
I know it's a long shot, but maybe Jo Swinson would consider standing down all Lib Dem candidates if Labour promise… https://t.co/kKVCsvYyj1It's tactically wrong for parties of the centre-left to criticise billionaires, because zero-hour contract workers,… https://t.co/ZnqZf26hjq
11/1
2019
Jo Swinson is qualitatively to the right of Thorpe, Steel, Ashdown, Kennedy, Campbell and Cable, and probably even… https://t.co/2c9ejyUOkwIn 1997, 2001 and 2005, I voted New Labour, despite the blatantly corrupt trade in honours, endless paeans of prais… https://t.co/3myty9FcMPI'm a prominent advocate of tactical voting. The best tactic is to vote Labour everywhere.
10/31
2019
The Lib Dems should demand a high price for giving Boris Johnson the general election he craves. At the very, very… https://t.co/xxcD49zSY9
10/28
2019
Misidentifying bodies found dead in the back of a truck as Chinese rather than Vietnamese is a clear modern iterat… https://t.co/etX6o7KyQZ
10/26
2019
Rory Stewart is so obviously desperate for London street cred, I'm surprised he hasn't taken to campaigning in a Pearly King jacketRalph Miliband always argued that Labour had nothing to offer the working class. And to give him his due, David Mil… https://t.co/5kf15l9OUM
10/25
2019
I'm reading a book on the social history of Victorian London. Apparently the city was in the grip of a huge housing… https://t.co/NPnNAP4PHb
10/22
2019
If I were a Labour MP, the first question I would ask myself on waking up each morning would be 'what can I do to a… https://t.co/MMzKM6i5Fr
10/18
2019
Labour has 500,000 members. If each of us knocks on 26,000 doors, we'll be able to canvass at least 13 billion peop… https://t.co/VPa9Mz2ORz
10/14
2019
Why do newspapers reserve the designation 'gutsy woman' for politicians and athletes? A woman working two jobs to r… https://t.co/5r3rQY5PPQ
10/13
2019
I don't remember electing Boris sodding Johnson to run this country, either https://t.co/ZOKQAY3jhXAccording to Boris Johnson, the world can thank Margaret Thatcher for the end of Apartheid. And there was me thinki… https://t.co/BdkYNtp3XB
10/8
2019
The Lib Dems might as well rebrand themselves as I Can't Believe It's Not Tory!
10/7
2019
Britain has a prime minister who has actually admitted class A substance abuse, sexual assault, vandalism and consp… https://t.co/o3RfjkhdJBYet to meet a panda that sexually assaults women journalists, unlawfully prorogues parliament, conspires to get peo… https://t.co/TMiuVhbcaI
10/5
2019
Sorry, people of Ireland. We owe you an apology for the stupidity of our Conservative Party.
10/2
2019
Let's be clear, a 'points-based immigration system' is a wealth-based immigration systemPosh kids can't cope with prison, they say. Then again, neither can the young men found hanging in their cells at F… https://t.co/SxNPFBtP3J
10/1
2019
People are still mocking Diane Abbott for stumbling over figures in a broadcast interview two years ago. I'm guessi… https://t.co/qzG1ALYt6UA clumsy pass is when you ask for a date and get turned down. Drunkenly groping a woman's inner thighs is sexual assault.
9/30
2019
Pensions should pay enough for pensioners to live on. I mean, that's hardly an intemperate revolutionary socialist demand, is it?
9/29
2019
I rejoined Labour after Blair stood down, because it's the only electoral alternative to Tories, and because of the… https://t.co/uTflLb5h8DWithout googling, can you name a single noteworthy Lib Dem policy beyond revoking A50?For the first time in decades, a major political party is advocating a benefits system that isn't expressly designe… https://t.co/zlFQXjOiPK
9/28
2019
I'm so old, I remember when national newspapers reported opposition leaders' conference speeches
9/25
2019
Good job Boris hasn't done anything really serious like watching telly without a licence or knocking out quarters o… https://t.co/AcbTLqPw8I
9/24
2019
A once-great party, now riven by factionalism after its leadership was seized by an extremist clique now determined… https://t.co/SFnDl6H7zQ
9/21
2019
If journalists held Boris Johnson to account, Labour activists wouldn't have to
9/18
2019
Not saying that the Lib Dems like to have it all ways, but they're probably the only party to run with the foxes, h… https://t.co/eEup5FVCxmJo Swinson famously once wrote a two-page article in the Daily Mail, making the case for a monument to Thatcher. I… https://t.co/AIK0N8CNMV
9/16
2019
Why is VAT charged on tampons but not private school fees, anyway?I'm intensely relaxed with VAT being charged on private school fees
9/13
2019
Why are the Tories cool with handing over Britain's mobile telecomms, nuclear power stations and stock exchange ove… https://t.co/H5ZVK2DrNCDominic Cummings is intellectually indistinguishable from thousands of spittle-flecked rightwing bloggers posting l… https://t.co/WQFupmgPh8
9/11
2019
Of all the Tory press smears against Jezza, the claim that he chose a new pair of specs in a bid to look more like… https://t.co/YTmm2ezT2M
9/9
2019
I've known Jeremy Corbyn since the mid-1990s, and can testify that he's the most mild-mannered bloke you could ever… https://t.co/qX7bVpOVhG
9/8
2019
The Liberal Democrats now operate on the same basis as the French Foreign Legion; they'll happily recruit deserters… https://t.co/xgJm8sYJJ3
9/5
2019
The Conservative Party is now too right wing for Michael Heseltine and Kenneth Clarke. Just let that sink in.If Jezza plays his cards right, we could come out of this with a radical Labour government and a Tory party shatter… https://t.co/Rx4OgkE4gU
9/3
2019
William Golding's Lord of the Flies sees a bunch of public schoolboys break out into vicious in-fighting after taki… https://t.co/WwkioHYXtZ
8/31
2019
The Financial Times has this morning called for a Conservative government to be 'brought down'. If that paper moves… https://t.co/lh4L1bG0iU
8/29
2019
Corbyn has the capability to readmit Alastair Campbell to the Labour Party in 45 minutes https://t.co/MO129KDrKQ
8/22
2019
No room for Diane Abbott in Caroline Lucas's all white fantasy politics cabinet of ten women, then?
8/11
2019
A party of half a million can win an election; it can knock on more doors, it can raise more money, it can win over… https://t.co/g14GQilOMCCorbyn built Labour into Europe's largest political party. And after four years of non-stop hostile coverage from t… https://t.co/MmEh3PzFEF
8/8
2019
Jeremy Corbyn secured millions more Labour votes - literally millions more Labour votes - than Blair in 2005, Brow… https://t.co/jmYIHg7aXR
8/5
2019

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