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Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist, formerly BBC social affairs editor. Her latest book, with David Walker, is Dismembered, following on from Cameron's Coup

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Volvo warns that the paperwork and bureaucracy involved if UK insists on a go-it-alone regulatory system afetr Bre… https://t.co/FRUaEzh7h2
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1/27
2020
New European’s Tim Walker makes a useful point about Bercow peerage row as dead cat distraction from flip flop Spen… https://t.co/GxhBQj2yyr
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeFormer 'red wall' areas could lose millions in council funding review https://t.co/JA7bVcKVy1
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeI went to #Camden Market this morning and bought this blue candle that I will lit on my window on #Brexit night as… https://t.co/7MH0qTC80g
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee#Britain’s embassy to the EU in Brussels, the “UK Permanent Representation to the EU”, commonly abbreviated to “UKr… https://t.co/puuUYoZpMe
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeWestminster Central Call as crowded as ever I’ve seen it for @GrassrootEurope conference looking forward not backwa… https://t.co/VaddKRg792
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeSo the Chinese are building a new hospital in a week. How is the lying charlatan getting on with the 40 phantom hos… https://t.co/R7EmvP1Pbi
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeHere at Central Hall Grassroots for Europe jam-packed with those who won’t let Johnson tear us away: Brexit next we… https://t.co/EVsfyGY6ejAbout to speak to a packed Central Hall in Westminster - organised by grass root pro EU activists - saying this sto… https://t.co/9xbvddKlVZ
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1/25
2020
If even renowned chef is refused residency after living in UK for 23 years, hundreds of thousands EU citizens will… https://t.co/bhXZYy7mAxRenowned chef refused residency after living in UK for 23 years https://t.co/GwI6kLCkElTo Keswick in March to discuss our new book #The Lost Decade. Join us! @tbtlake @Ways_With_Words https://t.co/A4N1rKHF3yApart from the fact Nick Clegg seems to have lost the ability to speak plain English, this is demonstrably untrue https://t.co/TQKFMtEAld
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeU-turn by Javid after FT interview. Tells Davos he wouldn't would not seek to move UK regs away from EU ‘for sake o… https://t.co/XdR6SSGc9U
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee“This election posed the question: how much does that middle care about the poor? Johnson seems confident that they… https://t.co/kfdLdBMAM0
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee#The Lost Decade in Scotland, too? Let's discuss when we launch our @FaberBooks in Glasgow @AyeWrite https://t.co/dWuJKUWBUBHow much does middle-England really care about the poor? @pollytoynbee very good on the parliamentary politics of p… https://t.co/lW78QE8XlN
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1/24
2020
Very disappointed that some banks are hiking rates to levels twice as high as credit card interest rates - and pena… https://t.co/mi7FqQpizR
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee.@Barclays has given more money to #fossilfuels than any other European bank since the #ParisAgreement. Add your vo… https://t.co/ll0waWLsBG
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeBoris Johnson is relaxed about poverty because he thinks voters are too | Polly Toynbee https://t.co/nFKQ1R1S7JBullingdon braggadocio at PMQs shows PM doesn't think voters care much about poverty: is he right? https://t.co/DyWrosFslB
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeBullingdon braggadocio at PMQs shows PM doesn't think voters care much about poverty: is he right? https://t.co/DyWrosFslB @vicderbyshire Cummings. He said this in 2004 "There are three structural things that the Right needs to happen in… https://t.co/D1abcgQcTK
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1/23
2020
To Keswick in March to discuss our new book #The Lost Decade. Join us! @tbtlake @Ways_With_Words https://t.co/A4N1rKq3EY
1/22
2020
#The Lost Decade out soon @FaberBooks. Come to @AyeWrite and the Mitchell Library on March 14 https://t.co/dWuJKUF0w1A lot granular detail and quotes from real live business execs https://t.co/CZWRdS63Xd by @pollytoynbee Yet bosses… https://t.co/r1VtnfjLPh
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1/21
2020
'They spit on it just because it's European' - we're being told to commit economic hara-kiri just to hold the nasty… https://t.co/4NKqN6XeUm
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGuardian front page, Tuesday 21 January 2020: ‘Perilous times ahead’ for BBC as director general says he will quit https://t.co/zPSbRKPvyY
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee#The Lost Decade https://t.co/94RNUJxQC5
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGetting Brexit done? The reckless Sajid Javid way... https://t.co/3Ev9CblTUG
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeA Brexit Party MEP who has only just worked out what Brexit actually means #Genius https://t.co/wUI4WXMHHW
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGetting Brexit done? The reckless Sajid Javid way... https://t.co/3Ev9CblTUGTo @AyeWrite and the Mitchell Library on March 14 to talk #The Lost Decade with @Exauditor77 https://t.co/dWuJKUWBUBDeconstructing this disaster in waiting should be the biggest story bar none in UK. Unbelievable economic suicide! https://t.co/wH82pW7SNi
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeOff to one of Scotland's and the UK's great libraries (the Mitchell) to talk #The Lost Decade with @Exauditor77 https://t.co/dWuJKUWBUB
1/20
2020
Joining Europe "would end 1,000 years of British history". It is amazing how so many Labour bigwigs of 1950s, 60s w… https://t.co/ujGEC0pttA
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee‘We don’t simply need to change the lead singer, we need to change the entire music we are playing’: @SadiqKhan tel… https://t.co/M4IICIYs78
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee @ColonelCohiba @Joe_Dromey @pollytoynbee Northern Ireland, minimum wage, historical investment in health and educat… https://t.co/7A7YDuJUfh
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee @pollytoynbee : “End the sectarian nonsense that’s going on. We need a leader that will melt away the divisions.”… https://t.co/aDBenqdM4v
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeJohn Curtice - for most voters, the details of anti-semitism issue passed them by, but if you can't govern yourself… https://t.co/FGLxipPhAA
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeEmbarrassing student politics! https://t.co/0qzaalkNEC
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeSuggesting the last Labour Government was merely part of ‘40 years of Thatcherism’ is historically illiterate and u… https://t.co/XLr0BhHHmW
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee“Not all businesses will benefit from leaving the EU” says the chancellor of the exchequer Understatement of the year! #Brexit #bbcnews
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeSajid Javid bares his fangs. Promised his job after the election by Fuck Business Johnson, the quid pro quo is his… https://t.co/cpzSP5Wxym
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeJavid’s comments point to big trouble ahead for fragile UK economy...Brexit Far From Done. Brexit: 'No alignment' w… https://t.co/fS301RKiD9
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeA very forceful question from @pollytoynbee: "are you serious about winning? Are you committed to doing what it tak… https://t.co/OWVm1ZSeO0
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee. @pollytoynbee uses the #FEPSFAB20 conference to call for CLP reps on the NEC to not be from a slate but to stand… https://t.co/LtvNV5y1CB
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeLoud support at #FEPSFAB20 for @pollytoynbee’s call for an end to factionalism in @UKLabour. Hear, hear! https://t.co/8ZBxtifxPW
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1/18
2020
@GaryAlessio @BASHH_UK @TheSexDoctorUK @JohnMcSorley10 Thanks. So many unseen unglam corners of the NHS are disinte… https://t.co/p3nw5RGUNOStartling stat from the IFS: the 4 hour A and E waiting time target saves 15,000 lives a year, especially strokes a… https://t.co/kRrKcIbU1R
1/17
2020
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Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeRead what BASHH President, @JohnMcSorley10, has to say on sexual health wait times in @pollytoynbee's latest articl… https://t.co/ocdOytq11F
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee'Descends into farce'? It never rose above it. Embarrassed for my country! https://t.co/BMRorwDkwl
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGreat idea from @pollytoynbee. Get Royal Mail delivering all mail order. One van, not loads spreading pollution. I'… https://t.co/V7ZcUhflGV
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeHow might A&E departments without targets work? Look to sexual health clinics https://t.co/pVTp8cVS6tOnly until 5pm today to register as a Labour supporter and get a £25 vote on the leadership: (You can join as a ful… https://t.co/RQHyI8UDtg @ThatTimWalker Let this tweet be read by any politician promoting public celebration of Brexit day: no way to unite a broken country.Protest works. Here's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the Telegraph, no less, warning against fossil fuel investment as… https://t.co/BiytL81XXI
1/16
2020
You have until 5pm on Thursday to register as a supporter and have your say in the Leadership Elections.🌹 Here’s e… https://t.co/iqrdUbkA2H
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1/15
2020
Despite her SDP history and her attacks on the Labour left, I can agree with @pollytoynbee on this. ...and isn't… https://t.co/RbByhbN6Bt
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGood point from Rachel Sylvester: Labour leader candidates are too glum. Hearts on sleeves OK, but need a some Cava… https://t.co/i80gPDw5n9"Proportional representation is now mainstream [labour] party thinking. Candidates need to realise the value of bu… https://t.co/gMxkdDJMGh
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1/14
2020
Labour’s leadership contest opens up at last to electoral reform | Polly Toynbee https://t.co/pN4JLTDx95How this leadership contest opens Labour's windows to the fresh air of pluralism, progressive alliances and - at la… https://t.co/Mv8IJvohGj
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeHow this leadership contest opens Labour's windows to the fresh air of pluralism, progressive alliances and - at la… https://t.co/Mv8IJvohGj
1/13
2020
Prepare to light a candle at 11pm on January 31st as we leave the EU. By yourself or with friends. One day we will… https://t.co/0F8D4C14iF
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeI hadn't been following it, partly because Piers Morgan is such a tawdry waste of space. But having just seen a com… https://t.co/vxj4yEA8Dk
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeSo where does the fabled ‘north’ begin? Grimsby, Derby, Stoke? https://t.co/1Zte5nGNnA
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeThis is a wonderful organisation. https://t.co/P9EDPbyUtY
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeScotland after the election and #AUOB march? Sun 12 Jan, 6pm. With John Curtice (@WhatScotsThink), @joycemcm,… https://t.co/174I17QoZG
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee @pollytoynbee @SimonFRCox Those Bloomberg numbers getting to her https://t.co/fHiDmFK82N
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1/12
2020
..don't just have a view about who'd be the best future Labour leader - have a VOTE! https://t.co/hHs4RdaRyA
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGreat meeting of constituents with @Keir_Starmer today to discuss why we need Proportional Representation to… https://t.co/CxhzhL6mz0
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee"Rebecca Long-Bailey is the only viable candidate who will build on Labour’s vision for the future, deepen democrac… https://t.co/b6WXa142aoStill time to join Labour and vote for its next leader: https://t.co/xqsvx25CPeGood to know @BorisJohnson plan is working out. @pollytoynbee @andrealeadsom https://t.co/oXUGn1hbkE
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeBad Brexit omen: Leadsom “pissed off” with business concerns over Brexit plans breaks off contact! https://t.co/Js2XtzVe7nMy exclusive - and very personal - interview with @Keir_Starmer on his plans for Labour, taking the fight to the To… https://t.co/OLV8LcV6en
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1/11
2020
Local elections are more than just a temperature check – via @LabourList https://t.co/ZJN5lHL69UCharities' plea to fix Universal Credit as more families hit crisis point https://t.co/NGuIQamemvDon't pay too much attention to climate science or you may be classified as an "ideological extremist" and sent for… https://t.co/w4YgTrXGTH
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee‘It’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up?’ - @pollytoynbee The social car… https://t.co/K05xQR1JGB
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee'Johnson promises people the “dignity and security they deserve and that no one who needs care has to sell their ho… https://t.co/01zFFxh7ub
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeSeven out of ten of our Most Viewed stories on the Guardian site concern Meghan and Harry. How depressing is that,… https://t.co/AEbNYksPTw'Boris Johnson pledged in his first speech as prime minister: “We will fix the crisis in #socialcare once and for a… https://t.co/yEFbKzWoNR
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee"The threshold for qualifying for any care at all has risen so steeply that Age UK finds 1.4 million people are not… https://t.co/iFMadeNjd2
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeIt’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on #socialcare. Will Javid pay up, asks @pollytoynbee https://t.co/cWvcC2Z0Ig
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1/10
2020
"...applying the principle of the NHS to social care – taking everyone out of life’s unfair health lottery – feels… https://t.co/WH0jJ5jnaY
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeGood question from @pollytoynbee. We know the answer - Javid has already conceded there is no financial headroom. J… https://t.co/vIFOYgksnk
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee @Car_Abrahams Thank you Caroline, and thanks for AgeUk's research showing 1.4m frail people denied social careThanks to @pollytoynbee for this - a fair assessment of where we are re social care in my view, which is a pretty d… https://t.co/xuh4SBmQEv
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeHe has no concept of a promise or a commitment https://t.co/dF4WqOqMqq
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeIt’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up? | Polly Toynbee https://t.co/USBF7m9aDaSad to hear of the death last night of Harry Fletcher, a doughty fighter for victims’ rights, voice for probation,… https://t.co/FaKgbmDupu
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1/9
2020
@amolrajan @BBCr4today @BBC Why am I not surprised John Humphrys is joining the Mail? His book already bit the hand… https://t.co/LxoJEkhauMWhy I left the Tory party - Exhibit A. https://t.co/RIRL935rFa
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeAs Alf Dubbs says "First real act of Johnson's government is to kick refugee children in the teeth" https://t.co/SmZHYI8rxS
Retweeted by Polly ToynbeeThis type of nasty, personal attack has no place in our politics. https://t.co/oxwlT4rqdy
Retweeted by Polly Toynbee*The Lost Decade* https://t.co/sVN5wceu9g
1/8
2020
@LenMcCluskey @pollytoynbee As a Unite member I will be voting for someone who can actually win an election this ti… https://t.co/uQxNABdH6N
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1/7
2020

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