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Labour. Democratic Socialist. Opinions for @ipaperviews - https://t.co/aT7u2wqWAT Opinions for @guardianopinion - https://t.co/fpyJJ3bTyI

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Lovely to see #ThankYouJeremy trending. This to me was Jeremy's finest speech as leader: at the @DurhamMiners Gal… https://t.co/t4v8tLlQL4Polling for @LabourList suggests that policy consensus is well embedded 🌹91% for public ownership of rail, mail, en… https://t.co/zG02ZR92QLAnd today @JonAshworth and @KeeleyMP have written to the Government urging them to take urgent action to protect th… https://t.co/CwXacuPhYp10 days ago @jeremycorbyn called on Government to publish a "comprehensive plan for social care" to include: *askin… https://t.co/AY9Xj3iMWWIf you missed it, @lewis_goodall's #Newsnight report on care homes and the #coronavirus was both excellent and harr… https://t.co/zym1mgI76WFair words by @JohnRentoul too "He overturned my assumptions about politics... I assumed he could not win a general… https://t.co/uYQ8GisGqhHave a comment piece in @theipaper today to coincide with Jeremy Corbyn's last day as leader ... ... which you can… https://t.co/yLv1AGhFMX
4/3
2020
#clapforkeyworkers was brilliant - huge love, appreciation and solidarity in our Croydon street!Me on Jeremy Corbyn's legacy for @ipaperviews "a mass membership party and a socialist policy consensus that coul… https://t.co/aknN5vz3fDThe problem, Robert, is huge gaps remain in protection schemes for employees, self employed & many others. I’ve sub… https://t.co/110kurK0Ls
Retweeted by Andrew Fisher @MattChorley Drop the Dead Donkey, The Wire (series 3? at least), A Very British Coup, The Deal, @LabourRachel Thanks Rachel - and indeed we must!So in the words of the brilliant @SkunkAnansie, "yes it's f***ing political, everything's political." https://t.co/nyWQ0tQRCEAnd politicians make life or death decisions every day: Deregulate the housing and construction industry and you g… https://t.co/QN5WjSuEcBThey are administrating the country and have people's lives in their hands. It's not about who is affable, a loveab… https://t.co/BNRb3mEYkUBut it's not just the press ... This is no time to rally round the government, #clapforBoris or suspend democrati… https://t.co/ckRcIFinmpAfter a week of docility even the right-wing press has woken up to serious Government failings in the #coronavirushttps://t.co/aq2zGifEndJohn Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus cri… https://t.co/TwCx3BAop6Manolis Glezos 1922-2020 ✊ - what a life! *Fought the occupying Nazis - was put in a concentration camp *Fought the… https://t.co/tq8LY5ZY94 @dames1968 Of course they can. But when they are the sole two cohorts of people that comprise your group, it's prob… https://t.co/ZPnn1boReoIronically, it was Corbyn who was prepared to fight passionately for one of New Labour's best policies: tax credits… https://t.co/p37G2rnQFT @DawnButlerBrent I'm so so sorry for you and your family. My deepest condolences ❤️ @Daddy__c0o1 Please do us a favour and leave with your offensive conspiracy theory nonsense https://t.co/FrPyGLu7JKVote for Croydon - the best borough in London! https://t.co/NnnpSIgJhc
Retweeted by Andrew FisherThread 🧵... on the reality of (lack of) PPE at two London hospitals - and the huge strain our magnificent NHS worke… https://t.co/gLgYSfW3CL @Ashley_Walsh No! Nobody should claim to be the sole voice of a diverse working class. But Labour represents the i… https://t.co/s0N8Agh0JC"When there is a crisis, money can be found ... But the damage done by austerity is plain to see: our NHS went into… https://t.co/HgAHiBHpyz @CriminaLawyer Perhaps not (you might be right on their backgrounds) but they're not touting themselves as the sole… https://t.co/Zj7PQjdNy9 @Ashley_Walsh Sure, but he's not presenting himself as the authentic voice of the working class in the party (and t… https://t.co/e5w4a4kZDG @Daddy__c0o1 No need for that. His views on whether a state of Israel should exist are utterly irrelevant (or what… https://t.co/fGBJ1ynMBA @MrMutantes I see your point, but I think it's about elevating that sense of care that we have for our children and… https://t.co/3JkpPGDORaAsked what socialism meant to him Jeremy Corbyn replied: "It is an obvious way of living. You care for each other,… https://t.co/PT1N9csqZ6'Asked in 2015 what socialism meant to him Corbyn replied: "It is an obvious way of living. You care for each other… https://t.co/xeBnQssR8u
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4/2
2020
@LesleyG78347579 It's not my creation and there's several errors in it. Must look into how to edit I suppose ... @twlldun Well as the son of a single parent whose education was entirely state funded I'm ok with it actually, and… https://t.co/SIfMQHtMY4 @JYDenham I didn't set the test, I corrected someone else's incorrect claim. @JYDenham @richsheff It didn't and I never claimed it did. What it can claim is to have rebuilt party membership an… https://t.co/X3I2YXB4yr @LesleyG78347579 Never been to Cambridge Uni, sorry. @MattBirdLabour But not always accurately it seems? Or perhaps I wasn't clear enough🤷‍♂️ (if the latter my apologies) @mick_sputnik The idea the party has lost touch with the language, culture & priorities of working class lives when… https://t.co/e4YiGyka19 @mick_sputnik Good Q. Firstly, I think the miserableness of not giving credit to any of the candidates - all of who… https://t.co/J67P3OC5WpBREAKING: Statement by @FrancesOGrady and Britain’s health and social care unions on the lack of personal protectiv… https://t.co/kNq6G7XEVA
Retweeted by Andrew Fisher @Alfster18 Yes, as it happens. But I don't think a) that makes me right about anything; or b) that makes me parti… https://t.co/YgaoAHsGiP @MattBirdLabour No, I didn't but I am saying that if you're a self-appointed group of academics and peers chastisin… https://t.co/eu4h36QBqB @tangenteroja No, I don't think it does. But BL bases its credibility on being something it is not @richsheff I think you're confusing New Labour with Blue Labour (very different whatever you think of either) @richsheff I must have missed that era of Labour history when Blue Labour won an election. When was that? @VeeCee30 But I don't hear either of them claiming a faux authenticity. Also why bring it on to them. My post was… https://t.co/hQJjXVMU0t @MattBirdLabour No, I'm saying if you're an academic and in the House of Lords you're part of an elite And Blue La… https://t.co/zrSMqaQH80If people aren't sure why I'm having a pop at Blue Labour - the tweet thread they did today is below ... https://t.co/w6mY8NXloHFrom "green shoots" to "slightly concerning" in the daily #coronavirus press conference ... @jeanremyduboc More so than any other political party ... but the trade unions, representing 6 million workers are… https://t.co/QXswqGtu53 @DrCharlesEvans Wikipedia is very unreliable - anyone can make up any old nonsense and post it there @DrCharlesEvans There's nothing wrong with going to Cambridge (I didn't) but I'm also not claiming my political vie… https://t.co/8P8XKaBhY8 @jeanremyduboc No hatred, and nothing wrong with doing an MA or going to Cambridge (I didn't go to Cambridge in ans… https://t.co/hf1ieBSyM2Ah, Blue Labour, the authentic voice of the working class founded by Cambridge-educated professor and peer, Baron G… https://t.co/uswFV9wLm5Thanks to the technological wizardry of @DaniS1006 you can hear me interviewed by @rowenamason for the Guardian… https://t.co/Ypjs4ZiGvfIf shops selling clothes are non-essential and have had to close...Then warehouses for online clothes sellers shoul… https://t.co/Z2zYFWrGuo @mcintosh_kim The idea that staying in an unhappy or unstable (let alone abusive) relationship is better for childr… https://t.co/dqRmYTcploNo Recourse to Public Funds means she can’t apply for universal credit, get support from her local council or ... c… https://t.co/qHQGIAffJy.@MayaGoodfellow on how the #coronavirus crisis is affecting migrants in the UK "But the standard financial assist… https://t.co/NGAy0L6vz0"The manager said they didn’t know what the protocol was" "All we have for PPE is the generic paper mask, gloves a… https://t.co/1EPuPzOW2tThese are heartbreaking stories from inside care homes across the UK: "with staff warning they are at “breaking po… https://t.co/WJMftKNm2DThe @WHO tells us ‘test, test, test.’ Yet we’re still not testing at levels the Prime Minister promised. NHS staff… https://t.co/kDKbe6QyL1
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4/1
2020
I've written to the Prime Minister with a plan for immediate action to improve the safety of our NHS and care worke… https://t.co/ShyPxZ9zwB
Retweeted by Andrew FisherAnd apparently there isn't even a UK shortage of the chemicals and industry doesn't appear to have been contacted b… https://t.co/H30OhEjJHFDr Jenny Harries admits at Gove press conference that PPE issues remain, but claims it's a "distribution problem" r… https://t.co/rfOU0LQnvENew York state (with 1/3rd of the population) is doing twice as many tests per day as the UK.Gove claims there is a global shortage of chemicals needed for testing ... But other countries are doing far more… https://t.co/TyICwRFY4ISo rather than providing doctors with PPE, the Government is threatening them for exposing the lack of PPE? Shamef… https://t.co/0QID5Zs6EZPut VAT on school fees ... End charitable status ... ... but until we can the scandalous advantages given to priva… https://t.co/P7CIP0em8thttps://t.co/khEHgCzuSP https://t.co/k5sFgD2X18“We must act to fix the roof when the sun is shining” - George Osborne "Unfortunately, as we are now discovering,… https://t.co/OVpfUXxJZbI know he's come down with #coronavirus but this is a bit harsh from the Guardian this morning... https://t.co/1YrkoEM7W7
3/31
2020
I am so sad to hear that my old comrade Ted Knight has died. He was one of the finest and most courageous socialist… https://t.co/1MDLZGfRrP
Retweeted by Andrew FisherReally upset to hear that Ted Knight has passed away - I met Ted through @CroydonAssembly and was always impressed… https://t.co/Ykgr6K4MnG
Retweeted by Andrew FisherGoodbye my dear comrade and friend, Ted Knight (1933-2020). (Red) Ted was a socialist and a fighter to his very las… https://t.co/pmzVKFkwY6
Retweeted by Andrew FisherHe was dedicated to the labour movement and socialist politics. He really encouraged me, inc. to write my book, and… https://t.co/02UPA3NhWgReally sad news that Ted Knight has passed away. As well as leading Lambeth Council when Thatcher was attacking l… https://t.co/4QPXjgHPOsThis is what happens when a government is more concerned with public relations than public health. https://t.co/wqr86bYpQc
Retweeted by Andrew FisherIf you have a few minutes to spare, you can listen to me and Margaret Beckett assess the legacy of Jeremy Corbyn on… https://t.co/hm7LKpycPh
3/30
2020
@33mate33 That also proves my point, thanks. Adjusted for RPI, JSA lower in 2012 (before four year benefit freeze… https://t.co/kLazrgcj3V @33mate33 OECD data, publicly available if you want to check... @33mate33 Take one example: In 1967 unemployment benefit was worth 28% of average earnings. Today JSA is worth… https://t.co/YYu4ctpNqn @33mate33 It's called research. I wasn't born in 1939 either but am fairly conversant with the key facts of the Second World War.Benefits were relatively more generous and had less conditionality in the 1970s. Housing costs were cheaper too w… https://t.co/3LU2uhgNek @Darren1705 Personally similar, but please consider many people do work full-time jobs and have to claim housing be… https://t.co/VJ6QCCtGpr @rowlands_jeremy No but it includes your tweets ;-) @PortobelloPatti @MFIJake Yes of course all of those are essential public services @no_coercion @MrNicElliott No, because you have no democratic authority to do so and are not accountable @ThePrizeForce @ArnoldLabour My point in previous tweet that my opening tweet wasn't a direct quote. He was clear i… https://t.co/MUrKxFYqqV @MrNicElliott @no_coercion It does to me @ThePrizeForce @ArnoldLabour I am not 'Labour', I was paraphrasing in a tweet what a Labour politician said! @Gazzard101 The UK has one of the least generous welfare systems in Europe. e.g. In Ireland unemployment benefit… https://t.co/I6VEES8nC4 @ThePrizeForce The Government has already ordered all non-essential retail to close - that should apply to factorie… https://t.co/mQEmmnWN0O @fukitrolfe But there isn't housing available at the level of their new means (leaving aside the fact you wouldn't… https://t.co/ct0iKVWT8Q @no_coercion That pays for the NHS which is currently saving lives. Taxes pay for a civilised society. @ThePrizeForce Of course. The issue is people travelling into non-essential work and workplaces that are not enforcing social distancing @BulfordMassive Socialists back trade unions to defend the wages of all working class people. It's the slashing of… https://t.co/TF937vdtps @martyonline Agree with your first sentence - too many people (and businesses) don't have security. What do you put… https://t.co/BhmIDQl7PG
3/29
2020

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