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Designer, coder, analyst, painter, wazzock. Centre-left, Remainer, work in progress and maker of mistakes. Working class Manc in Cheshire #TheWeekInTory

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If he's so into white power, why is he tattooing over all his white bits? You never thought of that did you, lefties? @ibikehorsham I didn't claim it made sense, just that it happenedForgot to twerk today. Double twerking tomorrow, so I'm gonna really have to rush through all that bisexuality. https://t.co/I2V0Rz55udBreaking news: Victoria Coren-Mitchell no longer has a name or identity. https://t.co/RDpvEL6DfBWhy you can't currently do a normal retweet - it's temporary, and intended to reduce the spread of disinformation o… https://t.co/muouQe4WkJHa ha ha, this weekend the clocks go back, and ha ha ha, I am going to make a joke about them ha ha ha going back t… https://t.co/jnYQ3ASywfThey're a bunch of ex journos who only know how to grab a headline. Who'd have thought understanding how to negotia… https://t.co/rYkIufVn1i
Retweeted by RussBut rather than learn, they just start fights. It's easier. They like it. Hence Manchester. Hence judges. Hence ar… https://t.co/ay99FS7nEHSo now we have a party leader who only knows how to start a fight. He's backed by an un-sackable adviser who only… https://t.co/WnJHdVrn1fAnd Boris Johnson chose Dominic Cummings, who only knows how to fight. And then the govt drove out most of the gro… https://t.co/8hO9dosVX2The reason this is happening is: Brexit. That campaign did exactly what the govt does now - no solutions, no deta… https://t.co/aYqPSs39EeAnd then those being attacked spend energy explaining they're not lefties, they just did their bloody homework. The… https://t.co/G7O3mWRsyCAnd in each case, all they're really doing is making you question the integrity of people who observe and maintain… https://t.co/6hS90hZcmWThey start fights with the EU. They start fights with Scotland. And then with Wales. With Manchester, and then Live… https://t.co/J2qVxGM65gThe government fundamentally doesn't want to govern. It just wants to campaign. When you campaign, you don't eve… https://t.co/84T9iSXv8OI'm fine, ta. How are you? https://t.co/LjrkkHgftv
10/21
2020
Poisoning Pigeons In The Park is one of the funniest things you'll ever hear. If you don't know it, there's this se… https://t.co/PkkbfK5L35 @TheNaughtyNutr1 Eternally. @Dunc76 @NorthLeedsLife He set up the Town Fund for the poorest 101 constituencies. And then have the biggest grant… https://t.co/F5RKUmyQZo @gurney_jeffery He set up the Town Fund for the poorest 101 constituencies. And then have the biggest grant, £25m,… https://t.co/shsXhC9WZMManchester: £7.85 per person Robert Jenrick's constituency: £237 per person Garden Bridge that doesn't exist: £51,000,000 @MariaEHerrera1 About a year, and who the hell would pretend to be me?I don’t know that there has ever been a better radio moment than this: https://t.co/2ngMdzAEqn
Retweeted by RussNY Times crunched some numbers on the #USElection2020 But don't be complacent. Vote (if you have a vote) https://t.co/XsBRVsH5GX @YesMissMurphy Sounds perfect for you.Looks like I was taken in by fake news - item 3 isn't real. Sorry, I didn't fact-check enough. So just 74 incredib… https://t.co/nFJ92gj4CX @IanDunt I was 13, in a physics lesson, when I answered the question "what cause thunder" with the words "clouds ba… https://t.co/3Ep0mBTFZcNobody trolls like Dent trolls https://t.co/VBRKzs2Uws @katie_loughnane Fantastic!!I am going to be honest. I am struggling. I cannot find work and I have bills and it is all getting to me. If you… https://t.co/gnqLlJoz0U
Retweeted by Russ @essexoldbird I've tweeted about 6 times that I made a mistake. God, I wish there was an edit button."Talks failed" should be their new motto. https://t.co/Q6NjG27WhMAlso - note that if you use Amazon in the UK, you can switch to Amazon Smile, and donate to MAG each time you make… https://t.co/bqDCXZIgysI've supported them now for 20 years, and never regretted it for an instant. Of all the charities you could back,… https://t.co/VTry4EGAcPAnd obviously they also campaign to end the use of mines, which are such a terrible, prolonged and indiscriminate w… https://t.co/rWg04JFY5xThey work to remove the millions of unmarked pot mines that every day kill, maim and destroy lives. They train loca… https://t.co/qsy525IYu8I spent nearly 20 years consulting in the charity sector, and MAG are, in my opinion, the absolute best of the best… https://t.co/hAb3IouY2ZHi, lovely people who follow me. Please also follow @MAGsaveslives, and watch this film. And if you'll be patie… https://t.co/1Npd6RR5n5 @markphughes17 Plenty of people pointing out item 3 is fake news. I'm sorry, I fell for it. Should have checked mor… https://t.co/FKx4Y16Raz @gothbotherer Yep, I spotted that, tweeted it was an error immediately below, and did a quote tweet to highlight my… https://t.co/ZbKo3066lqLooks like I was taken in by fake news - item 3 isn't real. So just 74 incredibly stupid things in 5 days.Looks like I was taken in by fake news - item 3 isn't real. Sorry. So just 74 incredibly stupid things in 5 days. https://t.co/7p2nkzxOsB77. And then Steve Baker went on to say if they have the views they’re “entitled to”, they should be thrown out of… https://t.co/4tSQTSBYks75. Five archbishops appealed to the govt not to breach international law, which seems like a reasonable thing to a… https://t.co/DWEXwnAc9874. The excuse given by the govt was that it “needs to limit the size of the house of Lords”, days after ennobling… https://t.co/v81rjLWDLI73. And now, unexpectedly, an all-bishops finale! The Archbishop of York was denied the traditional peerage on his… https://t.co/51tC75OucD72. It’ll be Priti Patel, obviously, because this week she announced she, personally, would tell judges what consti… https://t.co/oPQuDtogJM71. And on the subject of profit, Boris Johnson is rumoured to want to resign in March because his salary is too lo… https://t.co/pEOS1bWcsx69. And then the world-beating app that is designed to give accurate information the public can rely on sent a seri… https://t.co/1bBpkWxwOm67. I’m sure we’ll be fine, because the govt proudly announced a trade deal with Côte d’Ivoire, to which we sell 0.… https://t.co/1JzBI8VPBe66. And then Michael Gove said we shouldn’t worry about the 12% unemployment the IFS predicts would be caused by a… https://t.co/mYxgpnio3g64. And then he refused to restart negotiations anyway, cos honestly, what do words even mean any more 65. He clai… https://t.co/eY3O8pkSpz63. He then said, inside the same 2 minutes at the dispatch box in parliament, that talks had “effectively ended”;… https://t.co/P2oVxvh8R662. Michael Gove, a quasi-sentient almond who last year said “Let no one be in any doubt how difficult and damaging… https://t.co/YUhduyntmn59. Reassuringly, the govt said it was “determined to continue to seek a deal” 60. And then the govt told the EU n… https://t.co/6cN928Yv5558. Even William Shatner – yes, you read that correctly – got involved, explaining that Brexit means smaller overse… https://t.co/p5XSOEyo6655. The head of the CBI and head of the Fed of Small Businesses said the UK is not ready for No Deal 56. Tesco cha… https://t.co/K6gQqTBCWq53. Brexiter Andrew Bridgen said we wouldn’t be limited to trading on WTO rules, we could trade on “WTO plus”, a th… https://t.co/Aaaa5VcHps50. Canada doesn’t have a fisheries deal with the EU 51. After a dizzying evening chasing reality in circles, it b… https://t.co/CIWlm8ghz548. But then it was revealed the Canada/EU deal includes an arbitration mechanism that Boris Johnson has already re… https://t.co/bLv7TRXnyu45. So the PM said we should walk away and have an “Australian-type deal with the EU” 46. It was quickly explained… https://t.co/fKd8hM9NGE43. This week the PM appeared on TV in the guise of a traumatised Shredded Wheat, and told us all we should get rea… https://t.co/qbdTCautA341. Brexiters insist we can strike great deals around the world, and immediately failed in negotiations with Manche… https://t.co/9TeKAwRihe40. And then, after many eventful years calling for Britain to leave the EU, and objecting to a (non-existent) plan… https://t.co/GwlewIcdP138. And in further boost to the govt’s support for regions, Daniel Kawczynski, Tory trade envoy to Mongolia and suc… https://t.co/oSQPRoEEpg36. Boris Johnson said he “completely understands” why Andy Burnham objects to the settlement 37. And then Boris J… https://t.co/RuJ7D57pOQ35. Anyway, the Mayor of Manchester didn’t ask for such largesse, or even offer to pole-dance for the Prime Ministe… https://t.co/UEyOm1s8yB33. By contrast, Robert Jenrick improperly arranged a £25m gift to his own constituency - £237 per head, 30x as muc… https://t.co/vpNQTKaki029. Boris Johnson said “whatever happens, nobody gets less than 93% of their current income” 30. People get a max… https://t.co/ujOnI7pmfe26. Anyway, Johnson then said the rules were obviously too complicated, so he would overhaul them. Again 27. He sa… https://t.co/u9T1DFfHDP24. Boris Johnson announced the new lockdown rules were “simple enough for anybody to understand” 25. He immediate… https://t.co/7XLA0Z8hMo23. And now, the latest update on Mark Francois... Nope, that's all I've got. Moving on...22. The govt is now being sued to find out why it’s covertly handing out almost £350m to a crisp warehouse for PPE… https://t.co/10XsL3Y5Nx20. In June the govt gave a contract for PPE worth £32m to Pestfix, a sweet warehouse with assets of £18,000. The g… https://t.co/J1loyHQdzw19. More media news, and it was revealed that following a long, noisy, mostly Lineker-focussed campaign to cut the… https://t.co/Tod397vBt117. In Sept Boris Johnson said “a free press is vital in holding the government to account” 18. This week, govt sc… https://t.co/IRAqoENV9N16. But the govt pressed ahead with helping British people to lose weight (by starving them), and it was reported t… https://t.co/hA3gm3TvBL15. And then, (because let's face it, allowing children to starve barely raises an eyebrow any more) the govt won a… https://t.co/pzUT9cdRlc13. Then Boris Johnson congratulated Rashford on the MBE he got for his campaign to overturn the cruel policies of… https://t.co/yYN2aQplRQ10. In May Boris Johnson reassured a grateful nation that “nobody will go hungry as a result of Coronavirus” 11. H… https://t.co/JeTeWF3JbN8. So 2 days after it was cancelled, it was reinstated, but now Boris Johnson said it will “take time” 9. We’re st… https://t.co/ggudNIZprj5. In Sept Boris Johnson announced a £100bn “Operation Moonshot” to fix Covid “within months” 6. A month later it… https://t.co/9EVf23dtXr3. The govt published a poster: “We plan to cut all homeless people in half by 2025”, which is a bit severe even fo… https://t.co/QvdfOrFC9J1. NHS staff were polled on whether, in recognition of their efforts to fight Covid 19, they would prefer to be giv… https://t.co/ApG8U6cRyr#TheWeekInTory returns, and I’m very sorry, but it’s a monster. The little scamps have achieved quite a lot in the… https://t.co/UEe1myuQu2 @Tom64443468 @SirBenfro I recommend subtitles, at least until your ear becomes attuned. And give it time to build.… https://t.co/KSKahkYKa1 @SirBenfro Of those, the ones worth the effort are Breaking Bad and (especially) The Wire, which is possibly the be… https://t.co/N5tnyM2CN1Ooh, go on McClusky, tell us more about your theory... https://t.co/xb7QS60Rug https://t.co/9h78jJsYfJ
10/20
2020
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Retweeted by Russhttps://t.co/fcIADAKvKB https://t.co/n63GrGORxd @ChapelGuilt Should I spend the day going through your timeline and writing "did anyone ask" against every opinion… https://t.co/Aix9DNvViHI'm telling you this cos it's my story. Your story will be different, and however you choose to commemorate (or not… https://t.co/KdIxkMvkFwBy all means, respect the dead. But this empty swaggering is all wrong. Mindless, nationalistic flag-waving leads… https://t.co/d63xs6EftTAnd when I see MPs glorying in how very red their poppy is, it repulses me. When I see them boasting about the em… https://t.co/4Qw1Zsi1VoSo I won't wear a red poppy. I'll wear a white one, for peace. And I'll donate to groups that help those still suff… https://t.co/0lGjwThhYmThose attitudes led to the war. They led to the millions of dead and wounded. And Tommy wanted no part in it. I ha… https://t.co/O0UpjT1I6rAll the info I have is based on what my dad (now also dead) told me. But Tommy hated poppy day. Not from disrespec… https://t.co/y2UDGX5GVtEventually, with an effort, he could walk again. But he rarely worked again due to his injuries and the effects of… https://t.co/DKSz84t9GpOne of his pals saw part of him sticking out the mud, and he was dragged back to his trench, presumed dead. As To… https://t.co/4bf8i4czC4Tommy Parry joined up to fight in WW1. Some in the family say he was underage, but I don't know. Regardless, he w… https://t.co/mfXpN1Zwz6
10/19
2020

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