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Policy editor @theipaper, a @Time Person of The Year 2017, #allotment / #knitting blogs👇

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Just reading award-winning garden designers @hugo_bugg and @charlotteharris describe begonias as "back in fashion"… https://t.co/y3jDTu3UwG @HennessyKesewa @East_of_Dulwich @PalmerAlan @Tweet_Dec @susiemesure @theipaper yes that's the one, K Libretto and Daughters
7/5
2020
@MediaGuido Ahem https://t.co/2gshWsNH75 @DanielHugill @TheMontyDon @TateEtcMag so many of my favourite things! My issue is in my hall where I left it under… https://t.co/5NVMPeaKt4 @phyllis_hotmail cat/unicorn :) @DanielHugill @TheMontyDon @TateEtcMag Love Cedric Morris! And Monty too, obvs @cfinnecy Ew @politicaldani Hello Sergio 👋 @PalmerAlan @Tweet_Dec We have a butcher in East Dulwich called K Libretto and Daughters. @susiemesure wrote about… https://t.co/TfPsFGOQQlPlease say hello to the David Bowie of the cuddly toy world. Her name is Heather. https://t.co/klaGonpXfP @PaulLomax ExactlyHerein lies the problem. People can assess their individual risk. But it’s not about _their_ risk in a pandemic. It… https://t.co/pQwNVCKAT8
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @typically_blunt retweeted! Hope she can get something back @janemerrick23 I'll follow you if you give my daughter Maddie at https://t.co/lcIlAnTFc9 a 'plug' for stories with… https://t.co/QmHT244WSp
Retweeted by Jane MerrickThis was such an uplifting story about a brave little girl standing up to a bully. I don't remember the location. B… https://t.co/EBbySTbALfOn #BBCSaturdayLive this morning a woman named Susie in her 60s wanted to say thank you to Sally Jones. When Susie… https://t.co/HA8pgM67Eq @OllyBarter @MatthewWells yes think it is that, Perovskia. And best to cut back after flowering as Olly says. @mpencharz Yes, totally.At some point overnight I reached 80,000 followers! Thank you. The 80,000th was this garden centre who according to… https://t.co/AJen8AdoBEI just don’t get this https://t.co/MKg4HuKj1T @VivGroskop @RevRichardColes #bbcsaturdaylive @BBCRadio4 was the name of the 7 year old girl who stood up to bullie… https://t.co/AFoAIS0sXGThey literally hid in air raid shelters and underground stations. https://t.co/eIPBb59Lsp
Retweeted by Jane MerrickDo not listen. This is shit advice. I have nothing to do with this. In the wise words of my wife. “What has chan… https://t.co/YhOlc8rKP4
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7/4
2020
@JM_Wentworth Thank you @RomanM08634567 Yes. The official death toll as reported by the BBC and everyone else is 44k. Of course the real to… https://t.co/hck6cM92gMCheap and disgraceful suggestion, very easy block https://t.co/Gdes6EYJiIMoronic https://t.co/Bzw7HtWegkIt’s quite extraordinary that some people are accusing me of speaking for the government by simply *factually repor… https://t.co/EMxG3pDbQI @Dave_O_Leary77 That’s the official death toll. Yes the real toll is going to be higher. Don’t you dare accuse me o… https://t.co/TkClTK3uMR @smokejack Hi Jim, you know the difference between having a view and reporting what is happening? No? Do you need some help?Quick plug: I'm a freelancer, not currently working and no idea when I will be. Loads of people in the same positio… https://t.co/r267950hFb
Retweeted by Jane Merrickto be fair 'contact tracing' is a bit of a tongue twister https://t.co/1CcZfONu3a
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @jamesrbuk Totally, all of thisThe two big mistakes the government have made on this in my view: (1) reopening pubs on a Saturday, vs a Monday (2)… https://t.co/0v3LjbNTY7
Retweeted by Jane MerrickThe candle will be lit at 9pm as part of the government's marking of the NHS' 72nd birthday. No10 will also be lit… https://t.co/x1YtBgxGPrNEW: a candle will be lit on the steps of Downing Street tomorrow for the 44,131 people who have died in the UKWithout emergency measures the arts are at risk of dying in this country https://t.co/N3xWT2Ef7ZThis feels like one of the bleakest press conferences since March. Is it because we thought we would be in a better… https://t.co/xR9ZWnrPpHWhitty says of the lockdown easing that this is "absolutely not a risk-free next step" and calls for people to be "really disciplined"Whitty says the possibility of a second wave "will exist with us for a very long time" and there are "a lot of preparations going on"It's great having a press conference with the PM, Whitty and Vallance but disappointing not to have the slides when… https://t.co/RBjospWKai @yngvlgrn yes definitely two ways of looking at it. On the one hand, why hasn't it decreased, but on the other, we… https://t.co/YWo5oHAZzXThe R value for the UK has remained unchanged for seven weeks. https://t.co/Fjoqh8WeGZBoris Johnson says that local lockdowns such as that in Leicester will be a "feature of our lives for some time to come"As we can't call these "air bridges" should we be calling them "air jetties"? https://t.co/m9PzTmXksm @uncleporkie yes I know! And there are many pubs that have these licences, including Wetherspoons..."Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama" are all in the list of travel corridor… https://t.co/71EGISCs3X
Retweeted by Jane MerrickSpaghetti oops is when you drop half of it on the floorAnyway, I’ve just made myself laugh by asking my daughter if she wants “spaghetti oops on toast” so that’s the most… https://t.co/4JY8wO8H0kNo10 says they are allowing pubs to open at 6am tomorrow because they didn’t want them to open at one minute past m… https://t.co/uvDBgQ0SBVWhy the plan for televised lobby briefings may be good for democracy. @janemerrick23 https://t.co/Xk0witjQHX
Retweeted by Jane MerrickAn unthinkable situation! One of the country’s most loved venues, if not THE most loved? A national tragedy waiting… https://t.co/XuGF3gBjHo
Retweeted by Jane MerrickThe part of this that we journalists should be alarmed about is NOT televised briefings. I’m not opposed - I think… https://t.co/wZFkH1BcDW @Sean_Kemp All the Trumpian signs were there and yet we missed it
7/3
2020
Daughter has just reminded me that whilst I was reading to her last night I fell asleep and said “I don’t want any… https://t.co/YWoAXAInW5EXC @theipaper It's looking like a not-so-super Saturday with just 7% saying they will go to the pub this weekend… https://t.co/g2NlbKvyXu
Retweeted by Jane MerrickNEW: Sir @Keir_Starmer has told @BBCNews he regrets his use of language in calling the Black Lives Matter movement… https://t.co/zgo0awUBi1
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @emmavj @greenmiranda @gabyhinsliff Thank you! @greenmiranda @gabyhinsliff @emmavj Sorry I missed this, do you have the link please? @matthewchiles Am so angry! I think our school will approach it very sensitively, from my chats with Ms B @ChairmanMoet Ah, hope she’s doing ok @jessbrammar Thinking of you Jess, it must be really difficult.I knew I should’ve ignored this 😡plans to re-integrate children into school life as sensitively as possible and expect some misbehaviour and disrupt… https://t.co/CeFuzrZ0PmTalking about bad behaviour and disruption just shows how little the government understands about the impact on the… https://t.co/vNXdkoIQsKThis paragraph from the DfE guidance is so depressingly centralising it is hard to believe it comes from the govern… https://t.co/t2fADCJ4ch @Northernbred1 @_Simon_B_ I’d like to see your evidence for saying most teachers have stayed at home, because that… https://t.co/1rkHiReUtg @JonquilLucy I can’t ignore it. It was a tweet in anger at how awful the situation is. @JonquilLucy I do, that’s my point @Peradventur3 Yes it’s the government I’m angry with, to be clearWhat a story https://t.co/OsNQ3pch1c @gary_rae Ha!I get so angry about the schools situation I wonder whether it’s better just to ignore the whole issue altogetherClare Wenham. Footage of Scarlett, Clare's credibility consultant, putting the finishing touches to her presentatio… https://t.co/ZYK6qqhKSu
Retweeted by Jane Merrick.@haynesdeborah on what happened: "After that happened, I was obviously just dying inside and was really embarrass… https://t.co/jrFGmqevx2
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @estwebber and who gets the armpit? @clarewenham @BBCNews @haynesdeborah Great choice Scarlett!We’ve decided on a shelf for the unicorn. Thanks to all for kind words normalising the work-parent balance that s… https://t.co/AMIlkclsk0
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7/2
2020
stop it. STOP IT. https://t.co/i4bT2q8oluNot sure I fancy raising a glass when so many people are still dying every day. https://t.co/O6LSbkJhq0
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @LCGillatt @haynesdeborah No worries ☺️ @LCGillatt Oh sorry it’s not me! Kudos to @haynesdeborah @ThanePrince @clarewenham @haynesdeborah Yes I can see that. At difficult times I have called on my mum and I’m rea… https://t.co/1b96FxiG6i @ThanePrince @clarewenham @haynesdeborah sympathies, I feel the same and have been in tears this weekI’ve had a tough week so far on the homeschool/work front so thank you to @clarewenham and @haynesdeborah for makin… https://t.co/r8fDTcL04u @SVaughanAuthor yes that was so lovely.Both *SKY NEWS* and *BBC NEWS* had invasions by young children within 30 minutes of each other. Magnificent. https://t.co/qMZwYszH6c
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @cornwallchar @tanyajoseph am almost in tears"Yes. You can have two biscuits." is the war cry of all working parents everywhere when they just need to get on https://t.co/rN17WDhcWpprops to @clarewenham @cornwallchar @tanyajoseph my heroineand also hats off to Christian Fraser for handling it so well @tanyajoseph yes! I need to know who she is to send my admirationSome of these days may feel cold and empty, but one day you’ll look back at them and be thankful you kept on keeping on through it all.
Retweeted by Jane Merrick @scottygb I bow to Scarlett's mummysolidarity with this warrior queen and her daughter https://t.co/9b2V0oturfSerious concerns raised by the RNIB and other organisations about the legalisation of e-scooters on Britain's roads… https://t.co/mszFYrluzVgood to see Ned Stark talking coronavirus vaccines at the Commons science and technology committee https://t.co/1quVzaybHU @colin2908 Read my tweet and tell me where I indicate which side I’m taking on this? Ok? 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻I’d like to congratulate former journalist Boris Johnson’s ongoing dedication to the profession by committing news… https://t.co/MQc1km0KtF
7/1
2020

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