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Ed Gillett @ehgillett South London

I write things & make documentaries about politics, music, communities and culture. Repped by @cbrotherstone for book stuff. He / him. hello@edwardgillett.com

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Joined Twitter 7/20/10


Today is 9 years since the Metropolitan Police shot and killed Mark Duggan. Since then 357 people have died either… https://t.co/pLQUHXU6H9
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @elle_hunt Yep 100%. Think Swan did a good job of playing dumb / appearing to cede points without actually doing so. @elle_hunt You’re right, it’s the setup / shooting style / tone. None of the deference or stiffness of traditional… https://t.co/Cwl9fW5d8qas they're a charity and all, is this even legal? https://t.co/PP9SRgKmlD
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @garethspencer @owenhatherley @PCS_Southbank Would read in an instant, hope this happens. @ElenaBGoico @TMOWilkinson Nothing on there to suggest otherwise - I'd say go for it.The South Bank Centre plans to make 400 of its 577 staff redundant this week, &, when it reopens in 2021, to model… https://t.co/zD9vB56a6X
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @jamesdgreig @RachelConnoll14 https://t.co/fuTzRAbdmOFrom the Archive: The Intimate Lives of Genoa’s 1960s Trans Community https://t.co/cGfaISXhj5 https://t.co/j1HMFeZCLK
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @MorlockP “Normal” people don’t have an extra home lying around spare. Doesn’t automatically make them aristocrats,… https://t.co/SdkVk80DbV🚨Breaking news🚨 We've got the Home Office to stop using its racist algorithm to sift visa applications! The algor… https://t.co/LSsWIb65a5
Retweeted by Ed Gillettthe way bill callahan absolutely breaks this man with just two words https://t.co/K7j55UeVOS
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8/4
2020
This is beautiful, thank you for your perfect psychic timing @David_Rudnick @JahDuran https://t.co/TH2timmAg1 @tubbsOreally @frances_morgan US Postal Service have been having massive delays for months, so if it was posted fro… https://t.co/r7cxp0EGE9 @robertsharp59 @Clarice007 @HelenRSimmons @leongreen These are completely different things though? Providing legal… https://t.co/jhJuUsnVA1 @robertsharp59 @HelenRSimmons @leongreen It's particularly galling after five years of being told Corbyn (who, what… https://t.co/2RzgOfJLhO @robertsharp59 @HelenRSimmons @leongreen The tories bringing her into the tent because she gets up the right people… https://t.co/LMYEZGe5Xp @robertsharp59 @HelenRSimmons @leongreen She and the rest of the RCP / Sp*ked lot aren't interested in free speech… https://t.co/VpZGVQzWXY @robertsharp59 @HelenRSimmons @leongreen Thanks for replying on this Rob. I think all these points are fine in the… https://t.co/Ro6U1Ch3QFOKAY. This is a thread, but it’s worth it I promise. On Reddit today, user u/NoNoNo_OhOhOh posted a page from accl… https://t.co/dZs5C3CJgw
Retweeted by Ed GillettGod, this is an incredible piece of writing. Furious, beautiful, unspeakably sad. https://t.co/VROB93YrJ0 @posthuman @GuyHornsby @DJ_MRTG @jedhallam @mike_ohmara @FarawayMatt I think questions about whether giving someone… https://t.co/JhJ25fAaCu
8/3
2020
@2lefty2wefty @tom_usher_ Delighted to see, on checking back in, that this lot are continuing to have an absolutely… https://t.co/V7WQXSeavI @willjennings80 @jamesdgreig All true. I have sympathy for her inasmuch as she’s been thrown under the bus a bit -… https://t.co/nYvVuQYruS @jedhallam @mike_ohmara @FarawayMatt I think the big difference is that SLM is a major industry player in Manc via… https://t.co/2GTL4QzSXTEsther McVey out for a nice relaxing drive https://t.co/4Sw6bTYA91
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @gabrielszatan I mean I'm owning myself here as well, let's face it. @gabrielszatan AnCo are Obama: simultaneously over- and under-rated, once cutting-edge but now seen as a bit naff a… https://t.co/PrtgQnNuJQ @gabrielszatan Resolutely unloveable and tainted by a faint sense of crassness despite doing lots of objectively good things? Nailed it. @gabrielszatan I’ve always been a bit suspicious of AF, given they’re an amalgamation / triangulation of multiple o… https://t.co/2N9blQ8q24 @jedhallam I think the interview’s pretty revealing tbh, for exactly the sort of reason you state. @jamesdgreig Well quite! If the mayor’s office are going to create the job, then they need to buy into the ideas it… https://t.co/lKWC5t5HWDHer failure to achieve very much in the role is less a reflection of her skills (she comes across elsewhere as like… https://t.co/gZra4FHNJSI don't think she's cut out for the job, but then who would be? It's a complex and deeply gimmicky position: all so… https://t.co/tS0ELJY2jSHaving had a handful of interactions with Amy's office when trying to get responses for stories, chasing for weeks… https://t.co/sKODgld4zxSeeing your incredibly talented friends realise longstanding projects and put spectacular work out into the world:… https://t.co/i43DJWJ1bd @_her_moth_ YES cannot waitLove to string words together https://t.co/GB34g0tsrv
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8/2
2020
@Basic_Chunnel https://t.co/Tjy7i9NIzF
8/1
2020
@robertsharp59 Assumed you were better than this idiotic take, Rob. She’s entitled to whatever opinions she chooses… https://t.co/0zM8x55bZmhackney / 1995 / roseberrys / jungle https://t.co/OIExXx6C69
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @MarthaRoseMac Amazing stuff! James is a great guy. Will definitely be checking this out at some point.not sure who needs to know this but the u.s. marshals are currently auctioning off fyre festival merch seized from… https://t.co/TEvfnH3Btp
Retweeted by Ed GillettIt's quite some honours list when giving your *own brother* a peerage probably isn't even in the top five most eye-… https://t.co/P3ZpDflXpf
Retweeted by Ed GillettAbsolute state of these people https://t.co/GW6hH1V89U @2lefty2wefty @tom_usher_ Oh noes teh cultuwal marxism makes my hoomin do a saddy sad @AlisonDennison And then, of course, the inevitable denouement when they’re starting to cotton on, so in a panic yo… https://t.co/E8E933jqyI @AlisonDennison Right, until you keep bumping into them in the same park and have to make up increasingly elaborate… https://t.co/zGH1HuEEI7 @AlisonDennison Also bold move on the fake dog chat, they could have started asking about names and breeds and such… https://t.co/gFfK5ufwtr @AlisonDennison I mean, he may well have been, but on his soul be it if so. You’re in the clear. @AlisonDennison I have done this (the reminding) several times, it is 100% The Right Thing To Do. I have been remin… https://t.co/M9H3bE2heS @ChristinaMcMc Yep it’s completely absurd and infuriating. @ChristinaMcMc I think basically as long as you’re white and spending money you can do whatever you like as far as… https://t.co/dEh4W2qPt1 @BstVlblTchnlgy Thanks, you too. @WhereToNowSound I've spent a decent chunk of the last 18 months wondering what the fuck I think I'm playing at, tb… https://t.co/LknwnVLVcd @tony_poland Yep, you're right, gotta believe in myself lol. @WhereToNowSound Oh mate. It's the pits isn't it. @tony_poland Ah mate thank you. Yeah, v tricky right now but also my CV is a bit all over the place: charity comms,… https://t.co/NwOje0U8dVOf course, literally within seconds of posting this I got a fantastically encouraging email about a Big Exciting Se… https://t.co/5d1ONsuBtR @tony_poland A variety really: some TV and film stuff, some charity stuff, some broader content production or proje… https://t.co/SsPu3B6i3R @HollyMConnolly Absolutely dire. Have you seen Unrelated? I put off watching it for ages after my Relentless Bullyi… https://t.co/qvWlkdBuBm @HollyMConnolly THANK YOU. The souvenir was *rubbish* and yet everyone acts like I'm losing my mind when I present… https://t.co/1BfkbqY0AnHaving gone through this cycle a few times in the last 9 months, there really are few things as utterly demoralisin… https://t.co/FsmxfGxERX @tom_usher_ Henlo am bear i luv chocerlates an travelling and Signal Boosting Racists lol https://t.co/FrtxuVgzWMGood morning to everyone except Ethnonationalist Teddy Bear Twitter, which is of course a thing that actually exist… https://t.co/cmeqci5MynImagine being in a cell right now, no fan, poor ventilation, for most of the day. We’ve been working with @psn_ldnhttps://t.co/4xXUpG90sm
Retweeted by Ed GillettGet back to work, buy your lunches. Sit beside your colleagues for 8 hours - but don’t bring them over to your gard… https://t.co/47RQUUkUJy
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7/31
2020
@torahwilcox Omg that looks so nice! @invisiblea Mine’s less than 2 years old, has started intermittently putting two spaces when I press the space bar… https://t.co/3xxZyHGGhH @blackdownLDN Yep, all of this. @tubbsOreally Absolutely fucking incredible. Howling. https://t.co/GXWHoAlTFx @KatieMalco Yep, I know that feeling. Sometime immersing yourself in it can be cathartic, right? Hope you're not fe… https://t.co/Sx40L414tU @Szuumm Possibly a factor, but if a GCSE student had come out with some of the stuff in there I'd still be appalled… https://t.co/APg7vHymZg @KatieMalco Sat and listened to this from beginning to end precisely once, decided that it's one of the greatest al… https://t.co/IUXxu7M06PStating the obvious but that Voice interview with Wiley is absolutely rancid: deeply racist and appallingly written… https://t.co/wWrYsvpsiQ @ChristinaMcMc I’ve started helping the vet out and holding him in place when he gets checked / has a blood test, a… https://t.co/IYveoc22Lh @ChristinaMcMc He’s just a very sensitive boy with high standards. Tbh if people were poking me around I’d get annoyed too. @ChristinaMcMc I regularly have the opposite, with my beautiful placid boy going semi-feral as soon as the vet appe… https://t.co/AIr6iAKoSX @sunsetandvine Hi there, I've been trying to contact someone at S+V about licensing archive ECB footage for a docum… https://t.co/XL3z6GZUVpThis should be obvious to everyone but in case it isnt https://t.co/RRYhtrfeei
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7/30
2020
Original DAT masters I’ve been recording over to my digital library but my Tascam DA30 mk2 has died on me in middle… https://t.co/pT9610j18y
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @TaylorAJP @fontainesdublin Doesn't make the general principle any less grim though, in my view. @TaylorAJP @fontainesdublin Ah yeah, you're right. UK & Ireland. From the T&Cs on their site: https://t.co/yxrRK5agDs @TaylorAJP @fontainesdublin Lol. But yeah, this just reinforces the completely arbitrary and extremely creepy way t… https://t.co/DT0YX8VN5c @TaylorAJP @fontainesdublin Lead singer was born in England. @GilDeRay For sure, that's where all of this stems from. In the absence of the whole thing being torn down, though,… https://t.co/FA04VXN6WK @drmathys_ I mean, he's presumably got a British passport so it's a slightly different issue I think? The types of… https://t.co/zT1ifUISS8 @GilDeRay Meh. Awards are mostly pointless, but I think when they claim to celebrate "Britishness" but actually act… https://t.co/O14ukxCVaWCompare and contrast to Anohni, whose family moved to the US when she was 10, but still qualified as a "British" ar… https://t.co/GhsrVNn2rLHoly shit. If you enter an album for the Mercury Prize you have to submit *passport scans* to prove your Britishnes… https://t.co/M5cpl81KEW
7/29
2020
34 years not one income statement. Do not support this despicable label or anyone that does business with them. https://t.co/SWoFAED5iS
Retweeted by Ed GillettAwesome that this is finally happening. Beyond condemnatory of the state of British political debate the kind of no… https://t.co/gGdAwud0qU
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7/28
2020
"During lockdown more than 20,000 young black men in London were stopped and searched. The equivalent of more than… https://t.co/9CTaRKgU5b
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7/27
2020
Our response to Wiley's comments this weekend. None of us can be free until we are all free. https://t.co/Yu6rUYR5Zt
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @dj_houseplant Sorry how is colonial patterns not on here otherwise yes.It’s weird that a bunch of people opposed removing statues because they thought it was ‘destroying history’ but whe… https://t.co/pFPaPeDzsQ
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7/26
2020
@CitiXen Yeah pretty sure it’s feline-specific, sorry. @PurpleCityCo None of which, as far as I’m aware, involved Scott. @PurpleCityCo Much worse. Proper threats of physical violence, not Twitter arguments.
7/25
2020

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