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Oliver Lewis...Highlighting failures of policy and outcomes in the UK’s system of government.

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Joined Twitter 11/23/18


You can easily assess the quality of a leader by looking at how they respond to disagreement - as something normal,… https://t.co/hktAn53hYv
Retweeted by UK public policy failureI know everyone keeps saying the current housing mini-boom is about the stamp duty holiday - but are we sure it’s n… https://t.co/eQOn2cCdQq
Retweeted by UK public policy failureShe is absolutely right. There should never have been a referendum on our EU membership in 2016. It should have bee… https://t.co/0gD1YLgSQF
Retweeted by UK public policy failureMPs food and drink have been subsidised by £2.6 million last year... not sure this will be helpful in the… https://t.co/lk4Be4XXyy
Retweeted by UK public policy failureStaggering lack of political leadership. All deep-rooted problems in this country (inequality of opportunity, poor… https://t.co/F2X22x1Wpw
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @truemagic68 @TIMGOLDFINCH He lost all credibility after breaking lock down to see his MISTRESSWhy does the media continue to give continued credence to Prof Neil Ferguson’ jingoistic inaccurate advice in this… https://t.co/yBDiaJrdyN
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @Otto_English How appropriate Otto - a socialist Government in full control of their own economy! Something you wou… https://t.co/e3mGFVr524
10/25
2020
Michael Foot's father Isaac, who served in government as Secretary for Mines in the early 30s, reportedly said he j… https://t.co/2e4jq7QZOj
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @policy_uk @RuthLeaEcon Voting Labour was the frater of the two evils. It somehow seem most Labour ward in lockdown… https://t.co/Qd89gL2Hte
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @lodeslan @BBCRadio4 @robertwilfort @LynwenHaf @EmyrHimyrs @sionedwiliam Wonderfully inspired by Mr William Morris ? 👏👏👏 @Captain_Deltic @PaulCodd @gourvisht And of course we would probably still have a large-scale rolling stock manufac… https://t.co/tJ2ovRX9li @Captain_Deltic @PaulCodd @gourvisht A superb book. I sense we were on the cusp of the ‘ideal’, perhaps with a Gove… https://t.co/Eu5MiU2fYeOur countries are being wrecked by people who will take no financial hit. Jobs secure. Expense accounts. It’s supp… https://t.co/eU6DkRAwrx
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @Captain_Deltic @PaulCodd All the specialist/experienced rail consultants I have discussed this with argue Sectoris… https://t.co/WMFQw4kP9h @BBCNewsnight @BBradley_Mans @faisalislam “Have they no refuge or resource?” cried Scrooge. “Are there no prisons?”… https://t.co/NqhCUiBH1F
Retweeted by UK public policy failurehttps://t.co/p0G63bQPxCHi @trussliz - it took us a week, but we fixed that scrutiny comparison table for you. When you include the EU and… https://t.co/LAJLz2hbLT
Retweeted by UK public policy failureTwelve friends and colleagues died this year. Yet I haven’t been to a single funeral. We need funerals. We need to… https://t.co/Uyqq7MT8uk
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @BBCNewsnight @lewis_goodall No chance... Labour is effectively now ‘The Metropolitan Party’ and can never form a m… https://t.co/RuolQxTq7R @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic 30 years of a failied and hopelessly expensive experiment has told us all we need to know… https://t.co/pfDqDAOh09 @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic ‘Less intensively-used infrastructure’ = chronic over crowding. Really great for the passenger experience 😂 @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic ... on literally any day over the past thirty years since 1993 / after Intercity was dism… https://t.co/PRR1czwzVx @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic I would literally have taken SNCF @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic 25 years of privatised disintegration at VAST public expense shows different... rail priv… https://t.co/0hxLs2QOgh @malrees @RuthLeaEcon Agree - funny how all the very poorest/poorly managed parts of the UK are in Labour-run areas ?! @NickWalshBlog @RuthLeaEcon The English average is pulled up by the extremely wealthy English regions however... Wa… https://t.co/fuRGlJcRBd @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic ...were subject to as a result of the 1993 Railways Act. @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic He’s good on campaigning on some of those things but he is a representative of the govern… https://t.co/WAQNw3kEGG @Redpoll52 @RuthLeaEcon Hate to say this to you and whilst I absolutely support a basic framework of caution for pr… https://t.co/7d6F8ioqg4 @BrexitAlex Agree great year @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic Analyses problems poorly - ignores data; history; learning from past errors. More importa… https://t.co/1Wz3PkjNA4 @RuthLeaEcon Saddest thing of all is that Wales is the poorest nation in the UK by some margin... it cannot afford to do things like this.This photo from Mark Drakeford’s Wales is horrific. Wales is now a nation that forbids the purchase of books. Miser… https://t.co/UaPrwnDNY8
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @RandomRailways @Captain_Deltic BR breakfasts were amazing ! @PaulCodd @Captain_Deltic Merriman is absolutely hopeless @SaveECRewards @Captain_Deltic Besides the quality of catering on BR especially their catering cars (which are now… https://t.co/5c7funy01V @SaveECRewards @Captain_Deltic Absolutely. @Captain_Deltic Why to politicians talk so much crap. East Coast/LNER never returned to BR sandwiches. It’s just li… https://t.co/sgAf9TaOAj
Retweeted by UK public policy failureAs so often, the question I’m left with is how - how! - do they get anywhere near being an actual MP?
Retweeted by UK public policy failureI admit I've fallen for parodies on here, believing them to be true (as reality becomes beyond parody). But when it… https://t.co/BteGUnjUaq
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10/24
2020
Wales currently controlling the virus by banning the sale of cushions and winter throws.
Retweeted by UK public policy failureWe live in a representative democracy but MPs interpretation of this word has lead to another parliament full of MP… https://t.co/tGeKYH9gki
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10/23
2020
@FogCityMidge @Hammond1987Nick @JoshBerryComedy @Hammond1987Nick @JoshBerryComedy Lol @drdavidbull #reformpartyThey’ve misjudged this horribly . Children should not go hungry . It’s a disgrace https://t.co/Ot6aa0o2ee
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @liambyrnemp @YvetteCooperMP From the very man who told the country ‘There is no money left’ ! @jhallwood I cannot believe she is 83 either! @Grumpeogh @oflynnsocial I did and completely agree - not defending that Tory MP either his speech was terrible. Bu… https://t.co/zHhSqEAyIx
10/22
2020
Am finding the Angela Rayner "scum" row grim. I hope nobody defends her on grounds of her deprived upbringing. Lots… https://t.co/SOFm3bQg5m
Retweeted by UK public policy failureThe wisdom of our older citizens! Maybe we can take a lead from women like this rather than patronising them, coddl… https://t.co/dyYtIb0x7a
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @BBCLookNorth Looks great for 83! @OSaumarezSmith @patrick_kidd WonderfulMy new out of office reply, courtesy of John Ruskin: https://t.co/EDtKpZtr1Z
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @MakeVotesMatter @policy_uk @UKLabour They should but they won't, for the FPTP system works to their benefit (as it does for the Tories).
Retweeted by UK public policy failureDo you think @UKLabour should come out in support for Proportional Representation for general elections - and why?
Retweeted by UK public policy failureA suggestion for @BorisJohnson. If you want to cheer most of the nation up in this torrid time... don't put the cl… https://t.co/oHUQrAbNtN
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @jdportes_ego @KingsCollegeLon @KingsJobs He is vile. Cannot believe King’s have not intervened. @wmarybeard Mary you are a Saint honestly. I don't know how you put up with it.
Retweeted by UK public policy failureThere appear to be a load of people out there on twitter who think that 'Romans' were 'white'. Some were and some w… https://t.co/DonejbPxib
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @JMPSimor Good point - but cements needs for a constitution here.
10/21
2020
@fugitiveink 17 degrees here ! (Montgomery) @oflynnsocial It is odd!You have no right to talk about pain or suffering if you didn't live through 90s internet speeds. None!
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @BBCPolitics The quality of this debate. God help us.Sometimes I worry that the people in charge of this country just aren't very good at politics.
Retweeted by UK public policy failureMy husband got Covid@ end April after 6 wks of lockdown.Neither of us interacted w. anyone - just supermkt & petrol… https://t.co/Ko3Mswva2V
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @AvonandsomerRob Really slumming it then ? @MandSnews“You can’t say that” has become more and more prevalent in our society. Freedom of speech is the hill I will die… https://t.co/K28VeWM47S
Retweeted by UK public policy failureMaiden speech in House Of Lords by the undisputable democrat @Fox_Claire... Congratulations to Baroness Fox of Buc… https://t.co/oM7jl956LY
Retweeted by UK public policy failureAn absolutely brilliant maiden speech by @Fox_Claire. I wouldn’t have expected anything less. I hope you do find su… https://t.co/ISnpcUSu5r
Retweeted by UK public policy failureKnock 'em dead Claire. First of many quality interventions I know. 👍 https://t.co/vak7NbD2FC
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @Fox_Claire Give them hell m’ lady @LesleyKatonJagged nerves today as my first time speaking in the Lords - just a couple of minutes for maiden speech but still f… https://t.co/vZy5NFYnKv
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @PrinceofAyr @2primates @vote_leave Nasty Remainer strikes again... you will never learn, which is why you keep losing. @PrinceofAyr @2primates @vote_leave Sorry appalling how ? @PrinceofAyr @2primates @vote_leave I really did... @_Liam_Walker_ Please explain why people “need” their cars for school run? Surely the children live in catchment ar… https://t.co/OVPJFhB91u
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10/20
2020
@HazzaR1997 Tories do it on the sly ! No better than Labour at their hateful games. FPTP as you say... @Janetmhill @LBC Agree‘In my 47 years in Parliament, under 9 prime ministers, I have never seen trust in a government fall so far and so… https://t.co/NeKPxqABL8
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @2primates @PrinceofAyr @vote_leave Well none of these people have jobs anymore... because we have left the European Union. @PrinceofAyr @2primates @vote_leave How do you presume to know who I vote for? As it happens I voted Lib Dem. @rapsiencyn @TiceRichard @MarkDrakeford Don’t deny the UK has issues... but the Welsh Economy is in dire straights… https://t.co/44ccfo0Yi5 @GeorgeTrefgarne I am teacher calibre class - white, middle class. LSE, KCL and Oxford educated... they would not m… https://t.co/9cGAv1ZzrA @TiceRichard @MarkDrakeford Wales’ economy as fragile as it is - it will be even weaker and poorer still after this.Wales Labour boss @MarkDrakeford setting fire to Welsh economy, torching hundreds businesses & burning many thousan… https://t.co/6JE9QdXRcu
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @2primates @jeremy_hume @vote_leave Page numbers ?????!! @JeremyCliffe Yes but what you omit to say is that these deep structural problems CAUSED the electorate to vote for… https://t.co/mej7WDmMTU @2primates @vote_leave Page numbers please......... @jeremy_hume @2primates @vote_leave No you are not! @DanaNawzar Reported. @2primates @vote_leave Direct me to which page numbers relate to ‘direct evidence of criminal activity’. Because if… https://t.co/h4QAvUMHYy21 Vietnamese teenagers, mostly girls, have vanished from British private schools in the past four years. Some were… https://t.co/WMTxwXknZF
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10/19
2020
@YardleyShooting Germany introduced different interventions in different areas so they could asses which were succ… https://t.co/67i2m5v9IA
Retweeted by UK public policy failureI've considered many factors, but sorry, there's something very suspicious about comparative covid death rates betw… https://t.co/24iFvkKk1v
Retweeted by UK public policy failure @TiceRichard They absolutely would.If there was a democratic vote, I think people would choose to abolish the whole of the HoL. https://t.co/HENNJ5YCoS
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10/18
2020

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