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Laura Shields @mediawhizz Brussels, Belgium

'Unsparing & sweary’ MD: @redthreadeu. Press: @britishineurope. Une maman à Ixelles qui s’inquiète de l’air que son fils respire.

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@piersmorgan @barrycagreen 70% of the public are clearly not fair minded in that case. @bucksfreepress yes'Reasonable people' is this government's equivalent to Osborne and Cameron's 'hard working people'. And no less patronising.No Laura. Stop there. Just ask him if he agrees it's bad for the government's credibility....and stop. He's wea… https://t.co/UsYyMBTUX7 @jmassengale CCHQ has always done this. When it was the Olympics they were putting out tweets about how amazing th… https://t.co/nx4hpMmkqYThank you Martin. (Grits teeth). I think I love Martin.Hancock: 'We have the BEST data and the BEST research'. If we're so great at stuff how come we have the worst ou… https://t.co/LlB5A0wcwEIs it just me or does anyone else shudder when Hancock says 'we have ramped up domestic production'? Everything is… https://t.co/O7VJ87lIeP @mrjamesob Also, because even at a time of crisis he's still obsessed with his image as some kind of visionary.The British are finally experiencing what's it like to have the British rule your country
Retweeted by Laura Shields'To put it in the complex intellectual terms it deserves, some street heckler once shouted at David Hasselhoff: 'Oi… https://t.co/tGs2JSajyb @561Marie @SimonUbsdell Thucydides. Murdoch would be flattered to be compared to him.NEW: I understand @TomTugendhat has also been excluded from tomorrow’s Liaison committee grilling of the PM, alongs… https://t.co/xlmnrLLsFS
Retweeted by Laura Shields @SimonUbsdell I'm sure he would. He was an elitist old snob and very coercive in his approach to ideas and writing history. @SimonUbsdell Thucydides definitely appealing at the moment.Anyone who refers to Media "scum" on my Tweet feed will be blocked. It is not an acceptable way to refer to anyone.
Retweeted by Laura Shields @SimonUbsdell I find myself going back to the classics more and more. Particularly at the moment when we could all… https://t.co/zqxp9cuDjJ @SimonUbsdell lucky you. I originally wanted to call my company Metis but unsurprisingly, someone else had already taken it. @SimonUbsdell It really is. @SimonUbsdell What's your area of specialism? @SimonUbsdell I think you are probably right, although I like the whole alternative heroism/meta storytelling/punni… https://t.co/oknRbKZyKR @SimonUbsdell It is. The human drama is so powerful. I had forgotten that that is what makes it compelling (not al… https://t.co/1jMxweYyNitoo. How can I spell psychopath and not too? FFS @RichardBentall Indeed. I have been on the lookout for them ever since reading @WillBlackWriter 's book. I am prett… https://t.co/h0o7AeXyPq @SimonUbsdell Do you listen to the Literature and History podcast? I'm listening to the episodes about the Iliad at… https://t.co/2tUy1E1T8OI'm finding myself using the word psychopath all to frequently these days. @SimonUbsdell I think he's already done that part. @SimonUbsdell Quite. And Odysseus generally wasn't hubristic unlike Agamemnon or Achilles. Plus, his plans actually… https://t.co/JANkaUQo9A @SimonUbsdell And Odysseus was a liar with psychopathic tendencies.do tell me again how this is a bubble story nobody cares about https://t.co/FD6gkwlFg2
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsThis explains a lot. The more you lie the easier it gets. Becomes second nature. You don't even realise you're doin… https://t.co/G2kEXxF0YH
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsAs the PM, Gove etc have been saying it seems that people ARE making up their minds about what to think. https://t.co/lBqdHanVDoCummings today: “Last year I wrote about the possible threat of coronaviruses and the urgent need for planning”.. a… https://t.co/fnTRcfBsxw
Retweeted by Laura Shields @joymorrissey You are a terrible disappointment Joy. I wrote you this letter today. This disgraceful tweet prompts… https://t.co/aEQ8lwnqR4
Retweeted by Laura Shields @RemainerNow @SouthBucks4EU @tfoale @mediawhizz @BeaconsfieldLi1 @BeaconsfieldLab @GreenZoeHatch See here. Which pa… https://t.co/nWRBSbGFMc
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsDominic Cummings and Boris Johnson have lost control of the fear factor in their public pandemic messaging… https://t.co/capBU9nuqy
5/26
2020
Loving @IainDale taking no shit from the tweeter who said he was just the same as the other 'scum media'. (summary… https://t.co/3BMBKNEIee @JonnElledge I think this may be what he was referring to @JonnElledge https://t.co/UIhhscVyDM“It’s time to move on,” is never said by people who genuinely have no more questions to answer.
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsHas Johnson emerged from his fridge yet?From a friend: Give him his due- he has established that the best way of testing whether your eyesight is good enou… https://t.co/okMvdMSVSi
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsThis is the impunity defence dressed in COVID clothing. The tone is modest, the voice is low key, there is respect… https://t.co/SjygTkfnu2Even career psychopaths can flick an empathy switch. Despite the bizareness of his account, there are aspects of C… https://t.co/ytCw1qMCC3 @alnellus I wonder if he's getting a hernia supressing all his anger and contempt for the journalists. @alnellus Weapons grade bullshit @alnellus Indeed. But it's that whole innocent bewildered: 'I don't really understand what I am doing here' tone.... @JuliaHB1 No common sense?This reminds me of Rupert Murdoch at Leveson.2. More breaking into jail from Cummings: 'Of course I don't think people are stupid'. 'No I wasn't looking for l… https://t.co/nkSjo2QptCThis is why journalists have to be sceptical/cynical. They need to be immune to surface level sympathy storiesDid you see that @jonworth @bespokespeechesCummings repeats the negative: 'I don't think there's one rule for me and one for everyone else'. Possible headlin… https://t.co/SiJT9TNxGP @HughSykes He’s feigning media naivety (Unaccustomed as I am to being in the public eye etc). It’s all part of the appeal for sympathyIn case it needs saying this is a direct appeal to the public not journalists or Twitter. He has never ‘respectfu… https://t.co/xgXGVHSqp3 @bespokespeeches Total BambiThe mother of Dutch PM Mark Rutte died on May 13, and it has just been made public. He couldn’t see her in the week… https://t.co/OlE8jzPtAf
Retweeted by Laura Shields @Sime0nStylites Why make a statement though? @bespokespeeches I know I'm tuning in to see if he can @bespokespeeches Even with Dominic Cummings? I would be fascinated to see if he can flick the empathy switch enough… https://t.co/6l2glPYbPY“There was a time in American public life when atonement was seen as a form of strength. Recently, though, a new p… https://t.co/HjdTXZ3CSP @Kinsellas @TVRav @mrjamesob @afneil @piersmorgan Hmmmmm. That implies they have really sophisticated approaches to public communication?If anyone dares utter the words “women are too emotional to be leaders”, I will just reference Jacinda Ardern smil… https://t.co/IuP7z5ZHSw
Retweeted by Laura Shields @OllyGibbs BrilliantThis morning I find myself agreeing with the Daily Mail front page, enthusiastically liking most of @piersmorgan’s… https://t.co/R1nzhZXZIk
Retweeted by Laura Shields @UnhelpfulMark It's also what CCHQ should be telling them. It's basic common sense. Ah.Can none of these MPs think for themselves? The first PR rule of adapting central messages is to personalise them… https://t.co/IV8OuOUdQISTOP IT WITH YOUR CUT AND PASTE PRAVDA POLITICS! Grow a backbone and serve your constituents. cc @mrjamesob @afneilhttps://t.co/HjPHGGEpgi
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsWrote to my MP https://t.co/y5xfH3wu8c
Retweeted by Laura Shields @tug I am so sorry for your loss. Terrible to deal with death under these circumstances. Appalling to have to deal… https://t.co/km0eqv4Fg2The damaging thing about this whole issue for gov is that Cummings instantly loses any right to tell others they ar… https://t.co/M1hgyLLH8M
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsDAG's first law of clarity: If a thing has to be described as "clear" then it is not DAG's second law of clarity:… https://t.co/E3mniUyu2l
Retweeted by Laura Shields @itsoorbilly @GuitarMoog To a large part of the apolitical as well as right wing public, yes he is/was. I agree tha… https://t.co/tV8An7TGk7 @bespokespeeches You can feel the rhythm of the poetry. It's great. @GuitarMoog Yes but who? None of them are any more competent. And far less likeable than Johnson. @MarkJohnstonLD @NickCrosby @ottocrat @GuitarMoog He does but he hasn't been brought down by any lies yet. I agree… https://t.co/LuKE68HCvj
5/25
2020
@SarahWestonRD Yes really exploitative on all fronts. @ottocrat DoThe Prime Minister has treated the British people with contempt. One rule for Dominic Cummings, another for every… https://t.co/ajexSz8Xmj
Retweeted by Laura Shields @ottocrat I thought I wouldn’t like it because of the animals in captivity point. But I don’t find the freak show o… https://t.co/ZHGpFzpi26Anyone else find that Tiger King made them queasy? I don’t find it kitsch and compelling. Just sad and seedy.As one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few sh… https://t.co/jU6y9aIbae
Retweeted by Laura Shields @soniapurnell Oh Sonia, I’m so sorry. Sending lots of love xxx @cabinetofficeuk Hang on, weren't they just following their instincts? Don't we like that kind of thing in government? @GuitarMoog @mrjamesob @RemainResistant It's a great campaign tactic to create information chaos but has blowback… https://t.co/s8xKkMpddR @GuitarMoog @mrjamesob @RemainResistant I just sometimes wonder if we overcredit them with too much competence when… https://t.co/GD2oL6TVaG @GuitarMoog @mrjamesob @RemainResistant I think it's even more simple - just style it out and brazenly stick two fi… https://t.co/Vq27MPwP0sThis was a test of the Prime Minister and he has failed it. It is an insult to sacrifices made by the British peop… https://t.co/pWhFzNOZ3I
Retweeted by Laura Shields @Nigella_Lawson Time to make some brownies?What a crock. That's half an hour of my life I'm not getting back.Great question from Gary GibbonThey do. And a thought of all this talk of the PM's credibility and reputation being on the line? Really? For ma… https://t.co/3JRmdcugwBTime to mention casually that I had to spend a lot of time at university w Dominic Cummings and he a)showed no huma… https://t.co/2GfBzvrBDN
Retweeted by Laura Shields @hugorifkind @StephenMcGann Yup borderline infanticiders in this household.I honestly had no idea my parental instincts were so terrible.
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsLockdown unenforceable, after this Johnson statement
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsSo the Prime Minister is now telling the nation that those who stayed at home, ill and afraid, when they might have… https://t.co/MxmbI2bG8t
Retweeted by Laura ShieldsFrom the Sunday Times today, to those who say people are not bothered by what Cummings did. "A YouGov poll yesterda… https://t.co/hExJZ6kwkQ
Retweeted by Laura Shields @arusbridger @A50Challenge JohnsonianThere cannot be one rule for Dominic Cummings and another for the British people. https://t.co/ji9m9vg3WS
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5/24
2020

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