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Journalist. Politics and sometimes food - but mostly for political point-scoring.

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Great piece from @rachshabi on how recent months have led so many people to reconnect with and revalue what are the… https://t.co/4TygZDt2ai
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8/11
2020
@Park_People Thank you, very kind!What’s being reclaimed is the sense of open public spaces enjoyed without the mediation of a paid-for event - my p… https://t.co/mWD9GXnj8t
Retweeted by rachel shabiI see we're trapped in that endlessly inane stage where people who don't experience racism pronounce their own soci… https://t.co/8FiEtLyfAg
8/10
2020
What’s being reclaimed is the sense of open public spaces enjoyed without the mediation of a paid-for event - my p… https://t.co/mWD9GXnj8tSanctuary in the city: how urban parks🌳saved our summer. City parks and green spaces have ‘become living rooms’ dur… https://t.co/JaGb4DuodZ
Retweeted by rachel shabi @JonnyR_Labour Thank you! @sianushka Thank you! Agree, such a lifeline as gardens for gardenless this year @123BeckyW Thank you, that’s really nice to hear @MaeveShearlaw It’s brilliant but Brockwell also wins London parks : ) @cliffordsinger @poltheoryother Thank you Clifford, glad you liked it!My piece on how parks became so important in this pandemic https://t.co/hV6kDRkkcb
8/9
2020
@kazmahoney That’s so nice of you, thank you x @JulieAForshaw @poltheoryother @nybooks Thank you!The piece is here by the way https://t.co/pyfqJ4vS5D https://t.co/FZMzqRsx5oI joined the excellent @poltheoryother podcast to talk about my @nybooks piece on the privatisation bonanza of the… https://t.co/skfiPlnO9Q
8/8
2020
80,000 kids. 80,000. https://t.co/Te010xOFrm @DarrenMelia1 One of my fave cities! Thanks you too @TheFenz Oh thanks! @farrellreporter I know right, Brits are so melodramatic about it! @stevietgrant But of course ; )It is dry heat, people. Dry heat is fine.
8/7
2020
"Many here saying that they have been attacked, by their own government." @France24_en's @Leila_MA tells us of the… https://t.co/GVt1nkak6X
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8/6
2020
@Mali_womble Overloaded I think, works eventually or the app 🙏Lebanon will need much help to deal with this unimaginable disaster in Beirut on top of Covid and economic collapse… https://t.co/kv1X1lpqPw
Retweeted by rachel shabiHard to keep remembering it doesn’t have to be like this. It really doesn’tIts always incompetence, corruption, negligence, standards-slashing or cost-cutting isn’t it. Inflicting avoidable… https://t.co/Zek7YUaDAeLebanese officials knew about the ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut’s port and were “well aware of the dangers it p… https://t.co/Dx1Hh4fxLb @antissa @NasriAtallah It is unimaginable, just devastating. My heart is with you allI have been breaking down every hour for the past 12 hours. Dozens are dead, thousands are injured. The city is des… https://t.co/4XjDFAxVVf
Retweeted by rachel shabi @sarahbia Don’t know for Leb Red Cross, but you can to the disaster relief fund here https://t.co/DEC0biSVE3 @stevo5june It works, but overloaded I think. The app might be better
8/5
2020
@pottymouthpup @cricket_maj National worked for me. I guess it might get overloaded...?Lebanon will need much help to deal with this unimaginable disaster in Beirut on top of Covid and economic collapse… https://t.co/kv1X1lpqPw"The incident could not have occurred at a worse time and has hit communities who were already suffering from COVID… https://t.co/o62wrlQOOR
Retweeted by rachel shabiHere is a list of local and international organisations you can donate to in Lebanon. Foodbanks, medical charities,… https://t.co/NDyZt7kHwq
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8/4
2020
Allyson Pollock brilliantly critiques why private sector solutions to public health challenges end in chaos. https://t.co/4hbhGoZWvQ
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8/1
2020
@miqdaad Eid Mubarak! Can you use your apparent omnipotence to sort the beaches thank you ; ) @a_leesha1 Your tailor rocks and so do you, Eid Mubarak!Came on here to wish everyone Eid Mubarak, but see we’re getting blamed for new lockdown in the NorthofEng 😡So blac… https://t.co/hWrzjItXOg
Retweeted by rachel shabiThe government blaming Bame communities for Covid spikes is unforgivable. It is blaming communities for being on th… https://t.co/yyrRozUHMCShall we have more corrupt bare-faced cronyism or reform the Lords already @piercepenniless Jesus
7/31
2020
@samwetherell That's really nice, many thanks!🚀📢NEW PTO EXTRA!!📢🚀 - @rachshabi on her recent article in the @nybooks - 'The Pro-Privatization Shock Therapy of t… https://t.co/iUPKpe5OwF
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7/30
2020
@HelenNickols Hello, you too - and thanks!
7/25
2020
This is the sixth demonstration of this kind in the last ten days https://t.co/Is4wuCmvau
Retweeted by rachel shabi @ZoeJardiniere I would also like smart on top, joggers on bottom to be our IRL dress codeThe scale of Islamophobia is truly shocking. New report finds racism experienced by *68%* of Muslims in the North… https://t.co/Azxyvn3MvD
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7/23
2020
.@DawnButlerBrent pressed Matt Hancock today on the £3 million coronavirus contract awarded to Topham Guerin - a fi… https://t.co/42WfSzVr7Q
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7/22
2020
Dec 19 election: Tories say the NHS is not on the table in US trade deals Yesterday: https://t.co/N8CnnQoHo3
7/21
2020
Taking a look at this and other Sundays with Sky news this eve at 10.30pm https://t.co/nmJWZfDMP9BAME journalists, MPs, anyone with a public profile - and women especially - are dealing with the most relentlessly… https://t.co/6MbiDas7sXWhich I explored a little bit here: sure, we miss cinemas, corner cafes and pub pints – but many have also discover… https://t.co/2A86aTn63mEconomic uncertainty and Covid infection rates are factors, for sure, but I wonder if the pandemic has also broken… https://t.co/VE3qWXlF9lRest in Peace and Rest in Power, #JohnLewis, civil rights icon, leader, and freedom fighter. “You are a light. Yo… https://t.co/sbSfisWYxN
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7/18
2020
The fake news that #Corbyn colluded with Russia is meant to distract. Don't let it. The government is negotiating a… https://t.co/B6myzwHVIG
Retweeted by rachel shabiChina cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization - “The campaign over the past four years in the far we… https://t.co/72KZ1WnRot
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7/17
2020
She Waved a Rainbow Flag at Our Cairo Show. Tragedy Followed. https://t.co/mXFoMGDWT4McKinsey? Seriously? The government has asked privatisation lobbyists to review what's gone wrong with NHS Test an… https://t.co/0yGJecI8bD
Retweeted by rachel shabiYes, let's ask management consultants to consider why management consultants and other outsourcing firms shouldn't… https://t.co/SID0RjWAIf
Retweeted by rachel shabiThis really should be Labour’s stated position by now https://t.co/xgTDcDrvUN
7/16
2020
@sianushka Definitely, that too @owenhatherley And also: if we don't learn /change after an actual pandemic, will we ever?Boris Johnson, ever the populist right politician, keeps conflating criticism of government with attacks on the cou… https://t.co/dOW07DBJTfAnd here's @GeorgeMonbiot with more on how the UK government used the pandemic to funnel billion pound contracts to… https://t.co/grcGYQYmnb
7/15
2020
@YairWallach @aptly_engineerd Excellent niche contentThis issue was edited by our current prime minister. https://t.co/Q08NN9KMXl
Retweeted by rachel shabiThe pandemic is being exploited as an opportunity for privatisation says @DrTonyOSullivan @keepnhspublic “They’re… https://t.co/vIL0KkHffY
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7/14
2020
Govt privatisation is purely ideological, as I noted to @rachshabi in her incisive @nybooks piece on litany of fail… https://t.co/WHRil8iTH9
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7/12
2020
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Retweeted by rachel shabiGreat from ⁦⁦@rachshabi⁩: One of the big tests for ⁦@UKLabour⁩ emerging from (this phase of) Covid will surely be c… https://t.co/rDsjsTTEBH
Retweeted by rachel shabiMust read from @rachshabi on how the Govt’s ideological drive to privatise has fatally undermined the UK’s response… https://t.co/yQeuvtd4zG
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7/11
2020
@AyoCaesar Yes! My syllable 3 onwards mangling had her in gales of laughter, every time @AyoCaesar Argh I asked my sciency sister to pronounce it like ten times yesterday and I still couldn’t get it right!‘The serial mismanagement of the crisis, as disastrous as it’s been, conceals a deeper failing, one driven by ideol… https://t.co/5VYsw36aAa
Retweeted by rachel shabi @LibyaLiberty @Nigella_Lawson Peanut "tahini"? Hend!Et tu, Nigella? https://t.co/M5YsBcImGG @AllysonPollock Many thanks AllysonSuperb @rachshabi a must read. Thank you https://t.co/f0bJErGpoZ
Retweeted by rachel shabiReally important piece by @chakrabortty about the lack of care for care workers https://t.co/DwWpUye0qg
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7/10
2020
@JoeRRyle @We_OwnIt Thanks Joe and also welcome! @NIC_ICTU @AllysonPollock @UNISONNI @UniteunionNI @nipsa @TomSullivant Thank you!The collectivism of lockdown should now be anchoring left politics, but instead it’s only showing up in TV commerci… https://t.co/lRKwDHoAbz @aditya_shz @nybooks Many thanks to you Aditya, appreciated! @DonaldHTaylor Thanks so much, very kindMy piece: it's a terrible trick of timing that, at the precise moment when dramatic change is publicly supported an… https://t.co/ghXEvvtNFs @omaromalleykhan Were those who weren't your FB friends pre-cancelled?The government are tying to use the coronavirus crisis as cover to drive through privatisation. We all need to read… https://t.co/xm4LXjiSDM
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7/9
2020
Joining me remotely for tonight's #BBCPapers are journalist & author Rachel Shabi @rachshabi & Anna Mikhailova… https://t.co/pvkKqaVRn7
Retweeted by rachel shabiMy piece: putting Covid-19 contracts in private hands undermined Britain’s pandemic response and leaves it still lu… https://t.co/A5oiAioVrtI wrote about the privatisation bonanza of Britain's Covid response for @nybooks https://t.co/J248VhhLPDThoughtful thread. Consumer warning: it’s very long https://t.co/MrHkxT5xEb
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7/8
2020
Appalling decision given the unequivocal human rights abuses being committed in Yemen by Saudi ICYMI: Saudi et al… https://t.co/D99QJbXeN8
Retweeted by rachel shabiMy partner, @trexmack , has composed a short piece of choral music (2:43) around the theme of empathy with a virtua… https://t.co/cHItTGyqyR
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7/7
2020
@OmarSalem But you could say that about anything!(Obviously RLB instance should have been a teachable moment, not a sackable one)Some examples are clear cut, but antisemitism is also a hard to spot racism - part of why its so pernicious. There… https://t.co/WgpJQVNfQA @clumberdog Reassuring, thank you! @yvonneliverbird @sansculotte99 Thanks Yvonne! Lovely to hear, hope you're keeping well
7/6
2020

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