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American history lecturer by day. Part fearless reviewing team of https://t.co/z7oSroMpEs by night. Lib Dem. Remainer. Views my own not UoL.

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Annoyed to discover Amour has closed a month early. On the plus side that means I have got a free afternoon for the… https://t.co/Ki2aBDwG8eThornberry has apparently suggested UN should look at evidence wch would be sensible but I can’t actually find the… https://t.co/3dAgkKqAteAnother day when I wake up, look at what Lab & Tories are saying about an issue (in this case the tanker attacks),… https://t.co/hxh3aruCrA
6/15
2019
Good piece but it bears repeating that a key reason Tories are getting away with this is Corbyn/Lab inability to ef… https://t.co/pjNpncv2is
6/14
2019
Is it me, or are show runs in NT Dorfman getting shorter? @Duracell_Hobbit @wheresrunnicles No I haven’t. @Duracell_Hobbit @wheresrunnicles Let’s make a plan :)
6/13
2019
8 Labour MPs voted with the Government and 13 sat on their hands. Government majority was 11. Well done Labour. Slow đź‘Ź
Retweeted by Finn PollardReally liked Szell & the Clevelanders Forest Murmurs. Builds it to a glorious climax with electrifying trumpets just towards the end.Cooking music: Szell & Cleveland Orch in Wagner excerpts. Really liking the hard edged brass.
6/12
2019
Baffled by the idea that the endorsement of Iain Duncan Smith is considered a boost for a Tory leadership contender… https://t.co/G8ktTkYOVG
6/11
2019
Yet another vague promise from Corbyn to “evolve” his policy on Brexit. Worthless in my view. And even if he did ba… https://t.co/gfzDc2ned3In other news I don’t know who is responsible for sorting out the drainage at the entrances to the upper walkway un… https://t.co/FxQzPb47i9Thought Anna @NationalTheatre was disappointing. Both plot wise and approach wise (individual headsets) we have bee… https://t.co/XDCQsnJdSLCertainly agree on the second point. https://t.co/jATKLRCyACGreat news that Melly Still's new staging of Captain Corelli's Mandolin is transferring to the West End. No idea ho… https://t.co/Y6miVXk8euA little piece on the miniature gem Drive-by Shooting at Aldeburgh Festival @snapemaltings - https://t.co/rY6iCEDb0w
6/10
2019
Under the outrage is a deep sadness. The Good Friday Agreement, for my generation, was a miracle of a kind. A negot… https://t.co/lX4zFzIw6d
Retweeted by Finn PollardThink many Remainers did have a pretty good idea what leaving would mean but otherwise convincingly argued: https://t.co/XKePZU7nLrQuite happy to welcome Umunna to LDs or to argue we shld not stand a candidate in his seat in any GE because Brexit… https://t.co/LRR4n9yXeL
6/9
2019
Hard to see where the confessions of Tory candidates goes next: bestiality, perhaps?
Retweeted by Finn PollardNotes from the Continued Labour Insanity, or, Pivoting to support a 2nd ref? - Don’t be silly!, or, what this strug… https://t.co/ji4Fppnk2DExcellent Haydn, Larcher & Beethoven from Paul Lewis @snapemaltings followed by brilliant mini-opera Drive-by-Shoot… https://t.co/cTelvE3yvp @Clive__Webb Really sorry about this - do hope they will take steps to address it.
6/8
2019
V good from @NewYorker on what the GOP has become under Trump: https://t.co/eGHgu1DvX6Let them explain precisely what is to be on the ballot, let Corbyn say it clearly & unequivocally, let them hammer… https://t.co/vG5QyrAZHPWalk to Liverpool St for my Suffolk bound train hauntingly accompanied by Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody on @BBCRadio3 -… https://t.co/9Ks543ZsOVLooking forward to heading off to @snapemaltings for the opening weekend of the Aldeburgh Festival. Always a highli… https://t.co/j98LOf6jBa
6/7
2019
Worth a read: https://t.co/Z0Hr4HwPwR"Now we are friends." "We are more than that ... we are brothers." They were prepared to kill each other on D-Day… https://t.co/UZK5PKbfI4
Retweeted by Finn PollardThere’s a good, often v good musical performance of Janacek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared @RoyalOperaHouse unfortu… https://t.co/d5LGB4GOSyI suppose we haven’t yet reached the point where you might admit that Brexit is a key factor here and your decision… https://t.co/6gWGstUQab @Clive__Webb Really sorry to hear this. I wonder if it’s worth checking with the editors in case others are affected and going from there.
6/6
2019
D-Day veteran Eric Chardin: “Brexit worries me. It would be an awful shame if what we’ve gone to so much trouble t… https://t.co/pg6ovzFEBv
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6/5
2019
“stop banging on about Brexit” - the gall of the man. I mean the sheer gall of it: https://t.co/us5XrbSRSR @BBCRadio3 And what a glorious encore!Judging by tonight’s Philharmonia concert on @BBCRadio3 I’d say things bode well for them with their new chief cond… https://t.co/568pLvHV6sReading 2019: A Day in the Night of America by Kevin Coyne. A bargain at a recent St Giles booksale. A brilliant jo… https://t.co/J8PA3shtUnSo it seems Corbyn is really going to be allowed to carry on just as before despite the debacle of the Euro electio… https://t.co/bHjvN6F7LiFile under: Thornberry loyally falls back into line. https://t.co/ksGDyN0FkFMeanwhile in Washington: https://t.co/2sYxh4UV22This looks worrying: https://t.co/my86REEhwJ
6/4
2019
@RobertWHil1 @Tonywauk Actually I liked that Gloriana. @eggsbened @Tonywauk I have liked some of his work very much - Lady Macbeth for ROH, Into the Woods years ago, The Hairy Ape.Massively enjoying the endless live commentary on someone getting off a helicopter. "And here we can now see the P… https://t.co/1GQ1Cdrc15
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6/3
2019
Ticciati got some lovely effects in Damnation of Faust at Glynde but I do feel that it could have done with just a… https://t.co/CmW6iBbfgmBaffled by the decision to put the devils dance in the Glynde Faust curtain call. Weird and ineffective. @RuthElleson Certainly think that applies to the piece. And I don’t think I’d say prod was disjointed - it all fits… https://t.co/1ayFOlfMk4As for the Jones Faust parents are enjoying it, Dr M and I are less convinced. I feel just rather unengaged by it -… https://t.co/v5oaH3iMbnSitting in a light but persistent drizzle in the Glynde supper interval surrounded by a lot of other people valiant… https://t.co/axehL5NM9bFascinated to discover from the Glynde programme that Melly Still’s My Brilliant Friend is belatedly transferring f… https://t.co/cYkj1ITXUXV interesting thoughtful thread on the current political position: https://t.co/q54n5eqCotI see what passes for @UKLabour normality these days has resumed: Corbyn & Co reverting to view that election debac… https://t.co/jTVi7WZHfd
6/2
2019
Further disturbing stuff on the Electoral Commissions response to complaints related to E.U. citizens denied their… https://t.co/Mhtgfd2umQ @NationalTheatre That should of course have been Young Vic. @NationalTheatre Show has some flaws - the opening Jamaica scenes drag, too much direct address of audience where a… https://t.co/bLj3fM1UpXSmall Island @NationalTheatre is strongest in its evocation of the two central marriages. Is convincing about world… https://t.co/M6LnHdceaM @BillBadger1976 Thanks for passing that on - would explain it. Hope they won’t lose the intimacy of the current space.The problem for Lab is I think there is mounting evidence that simply sorting out the Brexit policy (even if that c… https://t.co/0azyWZFav6
5/31
2019
Corbyn's on 15% for best PM. Incredibly he's *still* behind May even after she's literally had to resign as PM beca… https://t.co/Z9dzcy8MJg
Retweeted by Finn PollardAnd the Corbynistas cry: “It’s just a flesh wound!”: https://t.co/ABa74gXBciIf true, extraordinary. And I will be delighted because it suggests people are not buying the Corbyn line: https://t.co/IsVq795b5bWhy it is still the right thing for Labour members/voters to switch to the Lib Dems: https://t.co/gmuuoMfxF6
Retweeted by Finn Pollardwhy would anyone vote for this fudge? https://t.co/PRy2hgKVVh
Retweeted by Finn PollardElsewhere I do wonder what’s going on at Hampstead. Jude closes tomorrow and currently nothing announced for the ma… https://t.co/6WaiCLwTFkFantastic news that Elliott’s Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is transferring to the Bridge. Missed opportunity for the NT.At one and the same time, both breathtakingly disingenuous and utterly delusional https://t.co/Ujn83eoGU2
Retweeted by Finn PollardHow many elections does @UKLabour have to lose before it stops pedalling this line “we’ll do a better Brexit than t… https://t.co/tQ8g8LrIWjAnd of course it also continues to let the Tory leadership contenders off the hook because Corbyn continues to argu… https://t.co/UZFXAHzdnCI shouldn’t be surprised by Corbyn’s Labour any more & yet reaction to Euros does surprise me. Are they so arrogant… https://t.co/ikzYj85vPN
5/30
2019
This is stretching the definition of 'new'. https://t.co/KftBes5OAB
Retweeted by Finn Pollard @Limericking We’re finally hearing from Bob, Who’s carefully laid out his prob. “I can’t charge the Prez,” He duti… https://t.co/QPVrHM3GXU
Retweeted by Finn PollardThe Tories eleven (and counting) candidates for PM reveals not so much an embarrassment of riches as a richness of… https://t.co/ifgaAlltAv
Retweeted by Finn PollardGetting? It started silly and at this not even halfway stage it is already ludicrous and setting its sights on star… https://t.co/68X6X0CH7HIn other news it’s just wrong that while the endless Portillo railway series are all on DVD apart from the two Pali… https://t.co/kXAjPCIdDoI’ll probably be drummed out of my profession for this but I’ve always thought Edmund Morris’s Dutch (the only one… https://t.co/RJTbS7v4zQIn just 4 years, Jeremy has TRANSFORMED Labour from a party that had lost an election with just 30% into a party th… https://t.co/UUYU0SxZMu
Retweeted by Finn PollardJust watched Michael Palin’s Confessions of a Train Spotter doc (his first travel one). Marvellous. Poetically narr… https://t.co/ioSV5K4J5lMatt of the day, 29 May 2019 https://t.co/38uuxwOplN
Retweeted by Finn PollardI see the Lab civil war has moved from Twitter to the Guardian comment pages...Great to get Lotte Lenya in Weill’s magnificent Pirate Jenny from @BBCRadio3 @PetrocTrelawny on my walk in. Can we… https://t.co/YjEhDuOn9uBeautifully done. And spot on: https://t.co/oFVxvJSEmS
5/29
2019
Terry Pratchett’s hat and scarf are on an empty chair in the front row of the @GoodOmensPrime world premiere, as pr… https://t.co/FYcF8FlJhT
Retweeted by Finn PollardGood piece: https://t.co/CKk8jeMbVKThe other point concerns rules. First this one seems to be open to interpretation. Second there seem clear double s… https://t.co/I3aFRBROHgThe Corbynistas usual choice of denouncing people for having that different perspective is not I suggest the approa… https://t.co/ItJ5hqtWNxIt isn’t that people siding with the latter in a dispute now between the Corbynistas and those individuals or group… https://t.co/aG6qoGG5KMI suspect a big problem for Corbynistas is once they’ve formed a view of person (Campbell = Blairite + Iraq) or org… https://t.co/v5Ruen4TmfThe number of people Lab either thinks it can win an election without or arrogantly assumes will resume supporting… https://t.co/6VRBDrggFLGood thread: https://t.co/vNiapw5pzxWhen are the BBC debates for the @LibDems leadership context BTW? https://t.co/d8gXdF4VZC
Retweeted by Finn PollardHa! https://t.co/Ok0j69tveUI thought expelling Campbell was a strategic error but it is being publicly shown to be so much more rapidly and cl… https://t.co/F9sdl57SzPAnd again well: https://t.co/24BwDNz7XXWell: https://t.co/RJt93EURqmExcellent dissection: https://t.co/bLsGFGDPfbHa! https://t.co/Vpl7K8ZV3STo all the @UKLabour staff, MPs, peers and councillors who told me they were not voting @UKLabour fear not; as I be… https://t.co/0Wp308Sb8L
Retweeted by Finn PollardExcellent thread: https://t.co/Ys71F7oBJcAnother striking and relevant nugget: https://t.co/CcT2ZUZXtk
5/28
2019

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