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'The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions & without becoming disillusioned'. Stick your prejudice. ❤#NHS❤ Views are MINE & NOT my employer's.

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@BpsmithUk @hawkins_carole @AJEnglish Cheers Bryan. Hope you're doing OK in these challenging times.This review essay on Colin Crouch's new book - which notes the inability of Crouch & the centre left more generally… https://t.co/1F9Dd8EDhC
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Retweeted by GET A GRIPSelf-esteem. https://t.co/kO3foE9QMtDonald Trump cites a made up poll of 96% support in the Republican Party. He said a health care plan would be deliv… https://t.co/C6ejuZ7HNE
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Retweeted by GET A GRIP @docrussjackson "here's Tom Harwood to explain why the scientist sitting opposite him is wrong about science"
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @MarxMedia @Twitter Sorry to hear that. And all they need is an anonymous account & an email address! They don't even have to be real!Hate to use the phrase "dumbing down", but almost every discussion about social or political issues on ANY national… https://t.co/Wo8UnfiNgz
Retweeted by GET A GRIPI had a "centrist Remainer" get in touch with my University following a reasonably candid exchange of views on… https://t.co/CWVSl9a6AYWhen you hear an analyst from the top UK international affairs "thinktanks" Chatham House, RUSI, the IISS, remember… https://t.co/lvqlBfWTtO
Retweeted by GET A GRIPHate to use the phrase "dumbing down", but almost every discussion about social or political issues on ANY national… https://t.co/Wo8UnfiNgz"Mainstream comedians (will not) be able to pretend that they didn’t respond to Corbyn’s challenge to the status qu… https://t.co/sTHc6YtCGt
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @docrussjackson This is so sad. Our young people are being let down especially, I've witnessed this 1st hand 6 mont… https://t.co/mWjPFynUjc
Retweeted by GET A GRIPViolent offences reported to West Yorkshire Police: 2011-27K 2019-114K A 323% rise! West Yorkshire Police: 505 f… https://t.co/O9n4iHsqnX
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @TallDaveSE11 @UKLabour Fair enough. Take care.I'd much prefer a Starmer-led Govt over the current crock of lying sadists. And I'm not saying this Venn diagram i… https://t.co/jyw6rzzNLWTony Blair was "someone who was held in enormous regard" until everyone realised he was continuing Thatcher's work,… https://t.co/7SkvkTUgdV @michael53021960 @BBC @FoxNews Fair enough. Did you read my thread? IMHO, what replaces it will be much, much worse… https://t.co/YaIwpllLh7 @shaunjlawson Sadly, mainstream British comedy has been punching down for quite some time now with the exception of… https://t.co/x3RrJmMSMM
Retweeted by GET A GRIP"Mainstream comedians (will not) be able to pretend that they didn’t respond to Corbyn’s challenge to the status qu… https://t.co/sTHc6YtCGtWhy are we not asking why? Peerages are pay-offs, legalised quid pro quos. He owes Lebedev for his press baron feal… https://t.co/oGskAjZRXI
Retweeted by GET A GRIP(See also SpikedOnline). But when you have a situation in which representative democracy is not in any meaningful w… https://t.co/OAO0o4dXdH @anneapplebaum When you have a situation in which representative democracy can no longer in any meaningful way be d… https://t.co/0qOhEzVVtBThe cartoon for my life: https://t.co/FaXDllfL8j
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @drunpleasant @jpjanson @BBC @FoxNews Agree. Content that responds to its original brief has been diminishing for y… https://t.co/SehE4dcdODPrivate Eye, 2015. https://t.co/AJJJmZitbk https://t.co/8UvokrGfLu
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @Topisue56 @BBC @FoxNews Ha! Maybe. I still prefer a space largely protected from commercial & advertising constrai… https://t.co/SZngnnvpcCFake campaigns & crank media outlets, paid for in part by foreign "free-market" billionaires, are dividing us & DES… https://t.co/cBuxJ6bmSN
Retweeted by GET A GRIPFascinating insight into the #DefundTheBBC online campaign: it tries so VERY hard to seem spontaneous, but in reali… https://t.co/NyMIVCsEoJ @DefundBBC @BBC Fascinating insight into the #DefundTheBBC online campaign: it tries so VERY hard to seem spontaneo… https://t.co/iF1ndfddFDFascinating insight into the #DefundTheBBC online campaign: it tries so VERY hard to seem spontaneous, but in reali… https://t.co/FpnLCYx4WO @pipehugger @BBC @FoxNews In the last week alone I've watched the Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, & listened to insigh… https://t.co/MW6464BvFOOne in five new Tory MPs have worked in corporate lobbying or PR, including for private healthcare, representing ba… https://t.co/io72GLN9Jn
Retweeted by GET A GRIPReactions to world events had #SpafferDePfeffel Johnson been leader: Titanic "Showcasing the UK!" Bhopal Gas Leak… https://t.co/fYkHv7lIdu
Retweeted by GET A GRIP @pipehugger @BBC @FoxNews It's fine to disagree. Like I say, I can't stand much of it, but even with its enormous… https://t.co/vH6B2xWsPx @Unicorn_999 It's all in the thread mate. @nermal2097 @StephenKing Strange times.Fake campaigns & crank media outlets, paid for in part by foreign "free-market" billionaires, are dividing us & DES… https://t.co/cBuxJ6bmSN @brexitparty_uk @DefundBBC I can't stand @BBC's news & politics output but it's preferable to foreigner Murdoch, wh… https://t.co/Ucg182UvvK @DefundBBC I can't stand @BBC's news & politics output but it's preferable to foreigner Murdoch, which is what we'd… https://t.co/hHTdfXavek @DefundBBC I can't stand @BBC's news & politics output but it's preferable to foreigner Murdoch, which is what we'd… https://t.co/s0gJAgh6pb @DefundBBC I can't stand @BBC's news & politics output but it's preferable to foreigner Murdoch, which is what we'd… https://t.co/SYwnimsWfSI can't stand the @BBC's news & politics output (see THREAD) but much of it's other output is WORLD CLASS! For me… https://t.co/RDDQ4MJiYv @pipehugger @BBC @FoxNews I can't stand the @BBC's news & politics output (see THREAD) but much of it's other outpu… https://t.co/FL3UdnJcKh @jjsmclaughlin @BBC @FoxNews Oh mate. I can't stand the @BBC's news & politics output (see thread) but much of it's… https://t.co/Z3YXJL6nAD @Rich_Slurp The lie bit wasn't about the Russian funding - which let's face it, you'd be raging about if it was goi… https://t.co/D4wSESbeFjIt's impossible to tell if this troll account is real or not, but it's trying to defend liar Boris Johnson's lies d… https://t.co/Mq1DEnxtmOSuspicious account behind a suspicious campaign pushing for replacement of our imperfect but world class @BBC with… https://t.co/kd7Qt99wt1Reactions to world events had #SpafferDePfeffel Johnson been leader: Titanic "Showcasing the UK!" Bhopal Gas Leak… https://t.co/fYkHv7lIduReactions to world events had #SpafferDePfeffel Johnson been leader: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill "A stunning v… https://t.co/Hpmx0uFnYg
Retweeted by GET A GRIP"Holding a Black Lives Matter Sign in America's Most Racist Town" : ⚠️Offensive language -Take a few minutes to wa… https://t.co/IA1NwkWI2b
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Retweeted by GET A GRIP @StephenKing Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West). Not strictly a 'milk float' but a linguistic, l… https://t.co/OFXn41parR..that bears in a distinct way over all individual bodies – this is the utopia of the perfectly governed city. The… https://t.co/QN4grgA4Fy"Two ways of exercising power over men, of controlling their relations, of separating out their dangerous mixtures.… https://t.co/oaNaTYphbQ"The first (leper community) is marked; the second (plague community) analysed & distributed. The exile of the lepe… https://t.co/r8BeT4K5tY"were the constricting effects of a power that multiplied, articulated and subdivided itself; the great confinement… https://t.co/yJ0wtNmA1AThe leper was caught up in a practice of rejection & exile, left to his doom in a mass among which it was useless t… https://t.co/TD60mj1HeI"Rather than the massive, binary division between one set of people and another, it called for multiple separations… https://t.co/OJ8pDL1ISA...regulation into even the smallest details of everyday life through the mediation of hierarchy, assuring the func… https://t.co/2PntRyruHh...& the figure under which they had been recognized, allowing a quite different truth to appear. But there was als… https://t.co/f9BQadNNRZ"A whole (European) literary fiction of the #festival grew up around the plague: suspended laws, lifted prohibition… https://t.co/n6AZ2AsNEz..in which power is exercised without division, according to a continuous hierarchical figure, in which each indivi… https://t.co/WO8CGQgAoc"This enclosed, segmented space, observed at every point, in l which the individuals are inserted in a fixed place,… https://t.co/cBBFaYbqMqFoucault attributes the plague with not just the beginnings of formalised surveillance & panopticonism, but also st… https://t.co/A8skU3UNFQ"Inspection functions ceaselessly. The gaze is alert everywhere: 'A body of militia, commanded by good officers & m… https://t.co/j6Vq5AZvPH"These are 'people of little substance who carry the sick, bury the dead, clean and do many vile and abject offices… https://t.co/0ozjTp7D9k"If it is absolutely necessary to leave the house, it will be done in turn, avoiding any meeting. Only the intendan… https://t.co/DaUEHEOpS5"Small wooden canals are set up between the street and the interior of the houses, thus allowing each person to rec… https://t.co/mNpvBYrScv"The syndic himself comes to lock the door of each house from the outside; he takes the key with him and hands it o… https://t.co/YH0400fHk3"Each street is placed under the authority of a syndic, who keeps it under surveillance; if he leaves the street, h… https://t.co/HsV2bPKZTf"First, a strict spatial partitioning: the closing of the town and its outlying districts, a prohibition to leave t… https://t.co/IDz9JwqCvASeveral academics reflecting on #cornonavirus have focused on Foucault's writing on panopticonism in his masterpiec… https://t.co/q22Or3Ck5FReactions to world events had #SpafferDePfeffel Johnson been leader: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill "A stunning v… https://t.co/Hpmx0uFnYgSo why has Trump been banging on & on about #Hydroxychloroquine? Why do you think? $$🤡$$🤑$$😱$$ https://t.co/iz0p5P1DCH
Retweeted by GET A GRIPViolent offences reported to West Yorkshire Police: 2011-27K 2019-114K A 323% rise! West Yorkshire Police: 505 f… https://t.co/O9n4iHsqnXSo why has Trump been banging on & on about #Hydroxychloroquine? Why do you think? $$🤡$$🤑$$😱$$ https://t.co/iz0p5P1DCH"On the same day data showed the UK has the highest rate of excess deaths in Europe, Boris Johnson hailed the gover… https://t.co/h32N2RxQch
Retweeted by GET A GRIPThere has been no pandemic leave until now so whose fault is the spread of the virus? https://t.co/lgWakDNFlO"On the same day data showed the UK has the highest rate of excess deaths in Europe, Boris Johnson hailed the gover… https://t.co/h32N2RxQchIn the ten days since this tweet, we've had #SpafferDePfeffel called out for lying during #PMQs, a hedge fund manag… https://t.co/IG1ydLn80i
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8/3
2020
We are heartbroken to announce that today HS2 Ltd will be taking legal possession of our Calvert Jubilee nature res… https://t.co/Z9guNsXUgg
Retweeted by GET A GRIPI’m receiving numerous messages like this at the moment from junior practitioners. It is utterly heartbreaking. The… https://t.co/UCr1u0Vcyn
Retweeted by GET A GRIPI have identified 25 tweets mentioning #DEMOCRATSAREDESTROYINGAMERICA that were tweeted by inauthentic accounts. Mo… https://t.co/tdnlEYUyce
Retweeted by GET A GRIPI cannot & will not accept that a PM can tell Parliament blatant untruths & not be held accountable for it. You don… https://t.co/wzo2Ds2LHx
Retweeted by GET A GRIPSpot the difference. https://t.co/tl3xTzswuK
Retweeted by GET A GRIPSay goodbye to legal right to challenge UK govt. A Panel to examine the power of judicial reviews has been appointe… https://t.co/ckQkKdWSt8
Retweeted by GET A GRIPAnd the very rich get much richer. Over half of American households have lost income during the pandemic, while 491… https://t.co/Eii7Xb4i3L
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Retweeted by GET A GRIPMark Francois, feared missing, located at country residence. https://t.co/zxJsHUOstk
Retweeted by GET A GRIPI see Penfold AND Mark Francois are trending! 🤔 https://t.co/7T2ip7F2hsAnother Tory MP invited an intern to ‘fool around', suggesting ‘fun times, no strings attached’, & the 9 month late… https://t.co/4GBVf2lvNiIn the ten days since this tweet, we've had #SpafferDePfeffel called out for lying during #PMQs, a hedge fund manag… https://t.co/IG1ydLn80i
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