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Journalist. Politics and sometimes food - but only for political point-scoring. Wrote Not the Enemy - Israel's Jews from Arab Lands

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Quite disproportionately upset about that earlier misplaced apostrophe @rachshabi This is a very good summary from a Durham resident, trade unionist and Labour member https://t.co/cksGkTBKiX
Retweeted by rachel shabiI mean, what does he think the Durham Miners’ gala is?Thought I’d check the state of political debate on TV, found a Tory MP accusing Labour of culturally appropriating… https://t.co/bIJqajFcdB
1/23
2020
The Tories are trying to strip away child refugee rights further. Because there are already so few safe routes, tho… https://t.co/GhfESwCRTw
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1/22
2020
@likelearninguk Wow @susiesymes1 Oh my god, you get extra mango pickle @iraqicalli @MariamAlNajafi Do it! @kazmahoney It is (health warnings aside!) @SofiaBarbarani Fine but date syrup is even better! @mrmarksteel What can I say except I’m sorry. And come for breakfast. @DrunkenStallion @lolcurlz Please put your places in this thread thank you! @JSChamberlain2 Bulgarian pastries are wonderful @Elizrael Better than date syrup? No way! @MariamAlNajafi Totally, game-changer @supergutman Won’t “aubergine” also be problematic?Iraqis win at breakfast. The endIraqi Jewish breakfast: pita stuffed with slow-boiled eggs, salad, fried eggplant and mango pickle… https://t.co/UplaW5CaYtIraqi breakfast: kahi pastry with kaymak (clotted cream), date syrup optional https://t.co/lw4WkfPPYy https://t.co/4PSlcMtOAs
1/20
2019
An excellent thread. Read it alongside this by @rachshabi https://t.co/4BdqC3HoMg https://t.co/FHPjLx2lr7
Retweeted by rachel shabi @D_Raval I guess that’s public private partnerships : )I’m fine with progressive patriotism. Also why not inclusive nativism, qualified diversity, cautious illiberalism a… https://t.co/rGLbBTE1UI
12/30
2019
Conservatives created a "Climate of chaos" during the UK election. How does Labour move forward in this climate aft… https://t.co/oXXQQybkgs
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12/28
2019
My piece for the Guardian: As Labour found out, if the left doesn’t challenge and dismantle nativist forces, it ris… https://t.co/LHzdIsNjJOMy last for 2019. I’m less interested in the immediate future of the Labour Party than how we think and talk about… https://t.co/rofFHaerJX
Retweeted by rachel shabiI think if an Eastern European premier announced a major project that was mostly money they’d already allocated, to… https://t.co/FnRDNFCRfE
Retweeted by rachel shabi“How can we begin to tackle racism when people are silenced whenever they talk about it?” https://t.co/fDDLPSh2Q3
12/24
2019
Voters want government to ban zero hours contracts, raise tax for higher earners and protect workers’ rights - all… https://t.co/iNnM7AL5p0
12/23
2019
The darkness has been further unleashed since Johnson got his majority. I’ve had to block over 200 accounts in the… https://t.co/XwHgNSGYgd
Retweeted by rachel shabi @jonlis1 So petty and pointless, this just does me inA staggering act of government cruelty, with no possible justification except to perpetuate their ghoulish culture… https://t.co/hWd1HQgLAv
12/22
2019
Doing the Sky papers review this evening, 10.30 and 11.30pm
12/21
2019
This should be headline news everywhere. Photo ID means voter suppression, on a huge scale. 3.5 million people in t… https://t.co/AtFqLwMnB2
Retweeted by rachel shabiI'm sorry. It's a coping mechanism https://t.co/2Y49lFsEwDI’m really proud that this photo, showing so much defiance, is in my family archives, taken by my great aunt whose… https://t.co/714W4gpFSz
Retweeted by rachel shabi @Okwonga And also... no, that was it. That was the plus side.On the plus side, last Sunday's Stormzy-edited Observer is a brilliant thing and includes @Okwonga's excellent pie… https://t.co/beUWbOmOjzHearing #r4today say the Tories are introducing an immigration 'points system', which isn't really the case. Astoun… https://t.co/lEl3fIirAv
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12/19
2019
Three generations of #Windrush family struggling to prove they are British https://t.co/mukgL7l424
Retweeted by rachel shabi @SCynic1 My point is more on the inanity and misconstructed, populist framing of “not liking Britain enough” emergi… https://t.co/YTg8QCuFNy @RabbleChck Both are about relationships with modem British artists. One, as PM, promoted that on a world stageMe for @guardian “It’s possible to call for a new political & economic settlement in northern towns w/o throwing… https://t.co/ZXtMGe2VgS
Retweeted by rachel shabiLabour should leave being "socially conservative" to actual Conservatives. My piece on what went wrong for Labour a… https://t.co/BibFwg8JHJ"Not patriotic enough" = wants to end poverty and homelessness, tackle regional divides, boost national arts "Patri… https://t.co/ZPQ50yVbYg
12/18
2019
Corbyn launched a £1bn charter for British arts during the election campaign, which truly smacks of disdain for the… https://t.co/7ofF9damrfAlso would love to know why Blair’s Cool Britannia is cited as left patriotism, but Corbyn’s grime and rapper backing, not so much?Newsnight now channeling straight up nativist nationalism in a package about Corbyn supposedly not liking Britain -… https://t.co/1BgKNyqVMo @nadinebh_ I meant to say at the time: your piece last week was brilliant, every word @omaromalleykhan A classic of the genre @omaromalleykhan Oh man @BUDDHA44M Thanks this made me smile (much needed!)Here’s my piece on what just happened to Labour https://t.co/jP6zX6eKDZ"There’s plenty of time to analyse the structural problems, the personal failures and, more positively, the road to… https://t.co/CIRv0Ai2bR
Retweeted by rachel shabiWhen, if ever, do we get past this stage of the political cycle where people with home counties accents explain the… https://t.co/zIJmrjeea0If we're doing What Went Wrong (for the sake of learning from mistakes) - wrote this after Labour conference this y… https://t.co/TEmbzRxFWV19: The number of Labour MPs who voted for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal after he promised to protect workers' rights… https://t.co/P89NYXSRmg
Retweeted by rachel shabiAt a time when anti-Muslim hate has been emboldened by Boris Johnson's win, it is beyond deplorable for the Jewish… https://t.co/bkoloGOcwPSo there it is, you can't even vote the fuckers out any more. They do what they want, and we handed it to them. https://t.co/VgfzqudAm0
Retweeted by rachel shabi @RobBurl What about Strictly though?
12/17
2019
Doing the paper reviews with BBC news channel this evening, on in a bitBrexit: divided the country; broke the union; helped break trust in parliament, judges, the media; helped divide La… https://t.co/F7BkcQfeWh @adampayne26 And wore a flat capI and others had to deal with exactly this type of idiot throughout the 80s. Now he's back and I'll have to spend t… https://t.co/QGeg3zxAFL
Retweeted by rachel shabiThe success of the right wing media and the propaganda campaigns of the Conservatives & UKIP in the last while has… https://t.co/RxDdKDCyF6
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12/16
2019
Blue Labour, or Sure I Like Indian Food But Do They Have To Stay Now We’ve Got The Recipe
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12/15
2019
Came too slow, but it's hard to see how on Brexit Labour could have taken any position other than a second vote - a… https://t.co/Vn58KfpKKBHeartbroken for the millions who will now suffer hardships and cruelty. And the many who pounded streets in the col… https://t.co/EqsYFoD2C7Labour/ the left needs to look at what went wrong, no doubt about that. But also, the big victor in this election… https://t.co/VxB0q24zMmIf you’re feeling powerless this morning, go over to your local food bank and donate. There’s going to be a lot of… https://t.co/hsOFBizs0s
Retweeted by rachel shabi"The left must now find the space to grieve and think simultaneously. It’s not about us. It’s about the more hopefu… https://t.co/vgWFsnLSBr
Retweeted by rachel shabiThe question has to be how do you make working and middle class people divided by region, history, experience and o… https://t.co/DOqxFGGu0f
Retweeted by rachel shabi @NadiaWhittome Congratulations Nadia!One thing you won’t see discussed by the UK political pundits or even most politicians is that the climate is even… https://t.co/PaFjPiaREi
Retweeted by rachel shabiLabour lose Kensington to the Tories - gutting. 150 votes in it. Lib Dems got around 9000
Retweeted by rachel shabiBREAK: Laura Pidcock has lost Durham North West
Retweeted by rachel shabiJo Swinson lost her seat, to the SNPLabour lost Don Valley, now a Conservative seat (for the first time) @faizashaheen Devastating, what an absolute inspiration you are to so many ❤️Jeremy Corbyn, speaking in Islington, says he won’t lead his party into another election, but will remain as leader… https://t.co/708hVGyb8U
Retweeted by rachel shabiCities of London and Westminster held by Conservatives. Labour and Lib Dems split the voteRuth Smeeth in Stoke-on-Trent on @skynews. "I've definitely lost"
Retweeted by rachel shabiWest Bromwich West: Con GAIN CON: 50.5% (+10.8) LAB: 39.5% (-12.6) BREX: 5.3% (+5.3) LDEM: 2.7% (+1.8) GRN: 1.9% (… https://t.co/FeKWAzLCjH
Retweeted by rachel shabiScunthorpe, Redcar both gone ToryTerrible. Awful. https://t.co/x6JAkbc0UbSome people are laughing at the idea that 'it wasn't the policies' but take a moment to look at some of the polling… https://t.co/wUdLKZ4JBY
Retweeted by rachel shabiThe Tories have conceded in Canterbury, I’m told
Retweeted by rachel shabiSome good news at last https://t.co/e1tETwnRkjLabour: all the innovation, thinking and ideas on dealing with wealth inequality, regional inequality, stagnating w… https://t.co/7J0vEbp5VqLabour holds Stockton North though it's now a marginalPutney goes to Labour!Leicester South: Lab HOLD LAB: 67.0% (-6.6) CON: 21.8% (+0.2) LDEM: 5.5% (+3.0) GRN: 3.3% (+1.0) BREX: 2.4% (+2.4)… https://t.co/nZHxz7vvxm
Retweeted by rachel shabiMy thoughts are with the homeless. The migrants. The people of colour. The NHS patients. The climate activists. All… https://t.co/quKL49BWHC
Retweeted by rachel shabiKnowsley: Lab HOLD LAB: 80.8% (-4.5) CON: 8.1% (-1.2) BREX: 6.1% (+6.1) GRN: 2.3% (+1.4) LDEM: 2.0% (-0.1) Turnou… https://t.co/2cxLEKQ0Js
Retweeted by rachel shabiPeterborough gone to the ToriesDarlington has gone Conservative as well. Another serious swing from LabourWorkington now Conservative my godWansbeck: Lab HOLD LAB: 42.3% (-15.0) CON: 40.3% (+7.6) BREX: 7.8% (+7.8) LDEM: 6.3% (+1.6) GRN: 3.0% (+1.3) Full… https://t.co/N4ll1yCe4X
Retweeted by rachel shabiAnd that means becoming a more active, grassroots force in communities, rebuilding trust and strength for the long haulThe giant movement that sprung up nationwide to campaign for Labour is an inspiring networked force that will only… https://t.co/tMNqaoa6DqAlso: Farage will be on our telly screens for ever
12/13
2019

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