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Chris Kendall @ottocrat ///regal.massaged.dragons

Anglo-Schwäbisch eurocrat (personal capacity) - maker of EU foreign policy & spätzle - guerrilla knitter - cross-Channel commuter - host @cakewatchcast

2,663 Following   25,657 Followers   107,144 Tweets

Joined Twitter 12/25/09


The fact that EU foreign policy decisions are taken unanimously forces it to go at the pace of the slowest, & China… https://t.co/oegaGrByKM
Retweeted by Chris KendallSorry Kirsty my uncle was so gutless he died. https://t.co/nRKnp7NSBm
Retweeted by Chris KendallWell this would hardly fill you with confidence in the police… 😳 https://t.co/IvAruXMS8U @ottocrat Reminds me of the phone calls you regularly field working on a newsdesk from the families of criminals, b… https://t.co/S0FqZUYzH7
Retweeted by Chris KendallThread. This is what happens when there is no moral leadership and no competent leadership. FCDO people are good bu… https://t.co/Cqn2X5r8WaAnd serious allegations from Mr Marshall with regards to the govt’s efforts on Pen Farthing’s animals: “There was a… https://t.co/G6aq9Wvmhk
Retweeted by Chris KendallIt’s not *calling* MPs liars that "filters down into the public" and causes distrust. Doesn’t this just say it all… https://t.co/gclMDeF6eM
12/7
2021
figures https://t.co/C8GRZdzoScThis disgusting article is now too old for Rod Liddle to want to read it. https://t.co/Xv02SGKDWQ
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @jackschickler @eoghanwalsh Can you imagine? Pay for Russian gas only in Conchita banknotes. 💪#SoftPower @jackschickler @eoghanwalsh Conchita Wurst! Now that’s what I call a reserve currency.“Admits” is doing a lot of work here. Not only was Brussels perfectly aware that Johnson’s Brexit deal would cause… https://t.co/AyfSVVbvgOMy dad still gets these scare-tactic mailers from the @NRA — even though he was murdered last year at age 92 by a m… https://t.co/VXbuMJshU8
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @jackschickler @eoghanwalsh …Sophie Scholl?? Simone Weil? Definitely needs more women - but my cultural reference p… https://t.co/TKl09cC3SW @eoghanwalsh @jackschickler Hildegard of Bingen @from_hackney @podgyfingers If you can’t see the difference between a confirmatory referendum and one that seeks to… https://t.co/9JulmAyhvN @from_hackney @podgyfingers Nice deflection. The referendum fell ridiculously short of international norms. “But yo… https://t.co/vp8zLfcSD7 @from_hackney @podgyfingers When you’re proposing a seismic change to the national constitution, you seek a super m… https://t.co/mfPXwMFvi5In a further development, he’s learned the word “coconuts” but he hasn’t quite got the letters in the right order a… https://t.co/xoCtfY54kbOh my. What do you see? https://t.co/f4BLpIxIj9
Retweeted by Chris KendallHere is a record of that glorious moment when I joined the Liddle legion of honour 😇 https://t.co/5E6Vms83C4
Retweeted by Chris KendallBrexit is playing out better than the world’s autocrats could have ever imagined, eroding our standing, dividing al… https://t.co/IY64veDoSU
Retweeted by Chris Kendall😂 https://t.co/VKsllAASdc
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @jamesannan don’t leave me hanging @cazzrhughes Nope @OthelloFloof She looked sour and miserable! 😂At the doctor’s with my 3yo. He just pointed at a lady in the waiting area wearing an eye patch and yelled ARRR PIRATE HARR HARR. 🏴‍☠️🤦‍♂️ @jamesannan https://t.co/QEMiBp5Oc6My beloved just asked for the Furry Lees sheet music for Christmas 🤦‍♂️ @PaddyBriggs What’s 7 billion take away 65 million?Funny. Gorbachev says there was no promise & we keep his papers from the time a state secret. We can't understand… https://t.co/wXKGvKE8l5
Retweeted by Chris KendallToddlers make the BEST face covering enforcement officers on trains “DADDY! DADDY! THAT MAN DOESN’T HAVE A MASK O… https://t.co/kDxby6nC3e
Retweeted by Chris KendallOver dinner our 12 year old asked who she could write to about how bad covid is in schools. We said for her to writ… https://t.co/6JKECG19BV
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Retweeted by Chris Kendall @glynmoody …forming a pleasing syzygy with союз!This is a full frontal attack on the constitution. They will stop at nothing to crush the institutions that hold th… https://t.co/jQM7zhJldb
Retweeted by Chris KendallLast Christmas, two people I know were dismissed for gross misconduct because they met up after work for drinks. I… https://t.co/MiiIMTwAtt
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @bartond87 I’d be happy to help it fail if that were needed but it’s not, it’s failing quite nicely all by itself. @ianbetteridge @katebevan Perhaps I’m being naive. But that branding feels wrong. Then again I never had a BBC Micro. @ianbetteridge @katebevan Yes but as I mentioned to another person I object to the licensing arrangement here, if i… https://t.co/fKEGliuda7 @AndreasKjeldsen I don’t remember that even being a thing??Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters?
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @jonny_b69 I’m aware of that, that’s not the point. If you’re using the branding of a service I already pay for, th… https://t.co/FiOxN0zuvmCannot happen soon enough https://t.co/2orCZ6Y16HIf I die from COVID I want my remains scattered in front of 10 Downing Street. But here’s the important bit, I don… https://t.co/3alkcopkIp
Retweeted by Chris KendallExpect double-talking announcements as the Conservatives work to deflect their reputation as strong on being crimin… https://t.co/A1bbJGkyYqSo it’s crime week this week. While behind the noise Johnson wants Ministers to be able to over-rule court decision… https://t.co/0XG08at0am
Retweeted by Chris KendallAnyway it’s a chore but ctrl-a ctrl-c ctrl-v and @paprikaapp are your friendsI will never understand why the BBC don’t offer a global subscription option for non licence-payers to be able to a… https://t.co/2asgg4Rnqv @dg_davies @bbcgoodfood I already pay. Gouging me for yet more ain’t gonna happen.“Dear subscriber, that thing you find quite useful and one of the only bits of our content that you actually still… https://t.co/23kQw0gN5S @mat8iou In this case, I ALREADY PAY A SUBSCRIPTIONI've heard there was a magic bus With weasel words, so we made a fuss, But you don’t really care for experts, do yo… https://t.co/qpjAJoHpeW
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @ottocrat This is a good line https://t.co/0CNEkizTtP
Retweeted by Chris KendallI've heard there was a magic bus With weasel words, so we made a fuss, But you don’t really care for experts, do yo… https://t.co/qpjAJoHpeW*chokes* https://t.co/gd1r8VGwEP“Shit, this Number 10 covid-breach party is killing us with the middle class, we have to kill this ‘do as we say, n… https://t.co/2i0EHg2zhNIf half of us are trying to make it fail, wouldn’t that make it the will of the people? https://t.co/CgLaY1hc2d
12/6
2021
@krisowe My very first reception was in 1984 on a French exchange, I was 14 and dropped a glass of pastis I had bee… https://t.co/wMxdfd2Vg8 @finlayson_vera Good grounding in the endless sleep deprivation and constant exhaustion of early parenthood certainly"Police, what's your emergency?" "I'd like to report a burglary" "When did it happen?" "Next Thursday" https://t.co/ufwdkydPah
Retweeted by Chris KendallIf I’m being totally honest, my usual strategy is find someone I know and can tolerate, manoeuvre them to a point d… https://t.co/K0MHUJXEJRThis said, they’re not all bad. Like the one thrown by the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa on Queen’s Day, with a never-end… https://t.co/sCnJ3kbBYt(aside: there are never ferrero rocher pyramids)(Unless there are ferrero rocher pyramids obviously)This is exactly how I approach diplomatic functions. https://t.co/ugJ5JzLfIVThe United Kingdom’s National Pig Association reported piglet culls amid the fallout from COVID-19 and Brexit. https://t.co/Ff1V145y2M
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @BBCPolitics First they broke the law with Brexit. Now there's nothing to stop them.
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @chrismiller_uk @LouHaigh @lunaperla @UKLabour Correct. An NHS result will not be recognised. @misssadietonks It’s infuriating. And now we have to test before travel too. And those ones we do have to pay for. (Capped, at least, in 🇧🇪)This one also coincides with the reveal of a £70 million 'stealth cut' to disability support buried in the Budget -… https://t.co/VxWBPPgsQ0
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @LouHaigh @lunaperla @UKLabour Sod capping them - offer them for free, like other countries. Why on earth disincent… https://t.co/M4ZYNY0aAW
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @LouHaigh @lunaperla @UKLabour Sod capping them - offer them for free, like other countries. Why on earth disincent… https://t.co/M4ZYNY0aAWHell no, I had to get up at 5am and do a daily paper round for over a year to save up enough money for one. #luxury https://t.co/Ep7wg1wqm7 @d_r_ew @GoodLawProject Me neither. 🙄 @MJKmjk52 @ZakuFan0079 @GoodLawProject The linked donation page lets you select a one-off payment.I've just made a donation to support @GoodLawProject You can support them too here: https://t.co/1ZQb43cqxx https://t.co/oS846x8rJV @NickDelaney9 @mikeonthemarne Not sure why they bothered putting the Yorkshire Ripper on trial at all, his crimes were all in the past.https://t.co/VjGKL6QvkT https://t.co/ZFcFncjKlb @pimlicat As soon as I had it on my NHS app, I sent it to my Belgian GP and within a couple of hours it was also on… https://t.co/vLUJUiDJiR @pimlicat Mine was there within 24 hours.🤔 https://t.co/byknVWBq20https://t.co/xnOiSAfQBy
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @johnandi @cassiemonoo I have 19. At my rate of car replacement, that should last me until around 2201.Hahaha https://t.co/BN2JQlaVMY
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12/5
2021
Every country has an issue that could radically change society for the better if tackled. In the UK there’s FPTP; i… https://t.co/zvFlmOJegZFor years contrarian gammon would deface or obscure the EU decal on their number plates, helping to normalise anti-… https://t.co/6SPgWavwEn @Cabbidges It’s impossible *now*. It’s obviously possible and probable at some point, several cars hence. @QuinsUltra Like I said, they should last @nickTheWink Sure. At least, it’s probably deprecated somewhere, but I’ve always done it and lots of people do. @Grenzmauer75 In 50 years of driving on the continent I’ve never heard of anyone being fined for having the wrong d… https://t.co/r6LHZW6ZjBLucy Allan MP: never knowingly consistent. #OneRuleForThem #DowningStChristmasParty #downingstreetparty https://t.co/P6DQETbQuO
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @lucyallan Defending the rule of law and taking on a corrupt elite? I only wish my MP did her job like Neil.
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @lucyallan Defending the rule of law and taking on a corrupt elite? I only wish my MP did her job like Neil.I wonder if Rocco is still planning to expand. https://t.co/6ThFRW4JAf https://t.co/3NLx1GDbeC
Retweeted by Chris Kendall @timmycb5 https://t.co/PhyK7g1AeOPlease, if you’re thinking about replying to tell me those aren’t “legal”, just don’t. @Grenzmauer75 I wondered how long it would take someone to mention that. I’ve been driving “abroad” constantly for… https://t.co/EKoXlSx3cPThese should last me until we #rejoin https://t.co/ZjzxT2gAXl @theJeremyVine @MartinSLewis @LutonOnSunday Hang on - if I make a copy of a DVD that’s a crime but if someone steal… https://t.co/xVA68I6YU0
12/4
2021

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