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Political editor @NewStatesman Chair of @BoardofDeputies Commission on Racial Inclusivity, Columnist in @theipaper Political Writer in Residence at @SussexUni

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@scandifriend @ECarlssonBrowne @CJTerry @Smith_n_Chips Yeah - the heuristic of "don't give too much headspace to th… https://t.co/8Y5QCqqEW8 @ECarlssonBrowne @CJTerry @Smith_n_Chips Also, the knowledge that that first set of primaries is not that represent… https://t.co/zMgrTNJDw2I didn't read this by @whippletom right away because I had already read the BMJ paper and agreed with it, but glad… https://t.co/BT5VHAjtyuA point I didn't get into here, is that another important US-UK difference is that much of federal state also does… https://t.co/IcvfJkByAeI wrote this about *that* tweet “The tweet had real consequences: I, and other Black Jews, were subjected to an o… https://t.co/6xPVccXzxi
Retweeted by Stephen Bush @willcooling @robfordmancs Thanks - and regular briefings from them, too, rather than cutting the number of press officers down to 30 (!) @JoeInLeeds2 No. Think if anything quite the reverse in that in practice this format will disincentivise detail-heavy questions. @lindasgrant I feel like it’s now the archetypal quiet day “remember, things are probably worse than you think” topic. @ms_peaceweaver Yeah. I also feel like answers like “that’s devolved”, “that’s nhs england”, while 100 per cent tru… https://t.co/IPzyiReUz3Aware saying "I think this will lead to more government U-Turns and avoidable mistakes" at the moment is a bit like… https://t.co/WTy2Q7sivn @QDaragh Again, IF ONLY the government had some agency on why this happened.People are comparing it with White House briefings, but the scope and breadth of "things the US President is respon… https://t.co/k7sbeNrFHIWhereas ministers, spads, officials in the British, Welsh, and Scottish governments were all of the view that the p… https://t.co/vTkH6WMB5cSomething I was struck by when the government ended the daily briefings, is almost uniformly, people in opposition,… https://t.co/2YlaWHxP7DThink having a televised briefing, inevitably, means you get more "Are we in a recession?" and less "what does this… https://t.co/NZE4spTVWKBrief Whitehallology on @Laura_K_Hughes' briefing scoop and the possible implications of it on how government funct… https://t.co/gAZbbQZcTW @thegoblinpoet @juliablunck1 Can't believe I just witnessed my own drive-by shooting. @Anoosh_C Thanks comrade!Such a good, underappreciated point from @stephenkb's (ace as ever) Morning Call: "The United Kingdom locked down '… https://t.co/ZfdLOddDIP
Retweeted by Stephen BushDylan’s latest record is a reflection of his long career to date, writes @stephenkb. https://t.co/LB6ERKeUS1
Retweeted by Stephen Bush @jamesdoeser Apols. Agree on your healthcare point in particular: an aspect of lockdown necessity that is just not… https://t.co/EPYy1xT6Vj @Metatone2 For me it’s mostly quite a nice walk up thru Highbury and along the Strand, but the prospect of a social… https://t.co/Y0lSvMTikm @jamesdoeser The one-metre plus guidance is *in of itself* a measure designed around risk minimisation rather than safety. @jamesdoeser Two problems with your mini-thread: 1) you’re arguing with a point I’m not making. I can’t choose to t… https://t.co/ldatSdJT2G @breadandposes Fair point: this is a Mac, though, and I'd expected to buy Office again whenever this machine sadly… https://t.co/yvZ1aKTl9kSlightly weird seeing continual exhortations for me to go out and stimulate the economy while one by one, all the t… https://t.co/Ab1IixJmvcIntrigued by corporate thinking behind latest update that means I can't use Word from 2010 anymore on my computer b… https://t.co/Ian3Xg66gT @dsquareddigest That may be entirely wrong/unrepresentative, though. @dsquareddigest So, in practice that is the case with a lot of the places that are opting for redundancy *now*. (O… https://t.co/S6XGQ72vPe @deargodwhatnow What I find galling - as someone who is pro-legalisation of most banned substances - is the "well,… https://t.co/EUZqv6sMwn @nickjbarlow Sorry, I'm being churlish in that I think both these threads are useful overviews (tho I raised my eye… https://t.co/u4yzrbABqJ @nickjbarlow "What we later discovered"? @dsquareddigest Ugh, why did I click through to the article this was subtweeting, which is so maddeningly good-adja… https://t.co/oBJXNa7cbN
7/3
2020
@VortiGan_ @ayeshahazarika Yeah. Similarly I think that the next Labour leader will e.g. plant 100,000 trees. An op… https://t.co/I1CMODrDOl @JoshuaGarfield Yeah, it’s really striking. @SquirrelClimb Yes, but equally similar subject matter is at place in the Crosby Show or whatever. @IrkedDinosaur I think this might be episode 112 of Fresh Prince. @MattDowneyEly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Never been collated publicly before so not a clear gauge but I see no reason to believe it *isn’t*.Excellent analysis of the state of the Lib Dem race by @PronouncedAlva: https://t.co/Q1zQ4lEexFLiberal Democrat leadership latest: Davey 1504 Moran 1044: https://t.co/44kXbsVJH0 @MatthewPWoods Agree on all points.i in the i: most governments tend to be at trusting and empowering local governments, but the novel coronavirus mak… https://t.co/IZL3w2xL3b @MatthewPWoods OR: bear with me, we could just not tell local governments where their outbreaks are and exhort peop… https://t.co/WnKqVfyYG8Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre is closing for good. 60yrs of investment, training & serving its community. All prof… https://t.co/VxXqLz3uGp
Retweeted by Stephen Bush @oldtrotter :O @Dorianlynskey @patrickkmaguire Look, viral threads of Americans telling people commonplace recipes are part of what makes Twitter great. @patrickkmaguire I submit that: "Let that sink in" is far, far worse. @koniecjaj I feel liking this tweet would be hypocritical given my two preferred pubs to watch Arsenal in do in fact do organic wine.Looking forward to the 3042 versions of the same joke about Arsenal fans this advice will trigger. https://t.co/Mn5L0NCpt0NEW: Daisy Cooper is backing Ed Davey for Liberal Democrat leader. A big coup for Davey's campaign and an unexpecte… https://t.co/bFj3ngK6xi
Retweeted by Stephen BushIf you have questions for us on the podcast, our podcast czar will see them here: https://t.co/Ch7Xz4kTaA @ShowerAbsolute @cjayanetti @georgegrylls ...and that you should basically wait until that point to discover that,… https://t.co/dz7jGsG6AK @ShowerAbsolute @cjayanetti @georgegrylls I'm a great believer that actually the function of early dates is to find… https://t.co/jqID5t0hHj @georgegrylls @ShowerAbsolute Soane is a risky move because while it meets the requirements of 1) nearby venues if… https://t.co/pOD1dVPUjjAll the news you need from around the globe refracted through my terrible taste in puns and my fairly predictable t… https://t.co/htsJO0UQy8 @nickcroom I feel like that's where the date vibe shifts from "goth-adjacent" to "serial killer-adjacent".The power move first date option is and always will be the Grant Museum. Thin the herd. https://t.co/ZYB60oYWBa @Modern_Lockey @iainmartin1 Also, I find it hard to see how - given sentiment in those polls and pure anecdote that… https://t.co/kLWgeQPQAP @tj_arnold Yeah, it's this weird curve of dreams where I wake up and go "what on earth was that about?!!" or "that… https://t.co/8K4jrNWUNp @nnimrodd The nightmare is due to recur some time this afternoon. @nnimrodd I have a recurring nightmare that I keep spending a ridiculous amount on takeaway lunches there to "support" my local economy.One of the many weird lockdown effects is that my dreams are getting duller and duller. Have a *recurring* dream th… https://t.co/poqVF0X18f @jobellerina @sundersays In addition, I don't think it's helpful to any of the UK's minorities to legitimise the id… https://t.co/HPzK61x6SB @PollardTom Thanks!Missed this by @stephenkb a few days ago, but it's a really good piece on reintroduction of benefits sanctions. I c… https://t.co/SVbWqQvnPU
Retweeted by Stephen Bush @sundersays @jobellerina To take your Powell point, the line works just as well to say there was not a single perso… https://t.co/mCExcZDGF5 @sundersays @jobellerina But that's partly because you can have an ethnoreligious or cultural-religious identity an… https://t.co/HffVwZfVf6 @jobellerina @sundersays Indeed, that's part of why the black sections were called black sections NOT BAME sections. @jobellerina @sundersays Yes, I also don't think it's true to say that it would be inaccurate to speak of 50-60 eth… https://t.co/v5RLkTT65v @sundersays @jobellerina Ditto, Ed Miliband IMV did unquestionably face specific prejudices as Labour's first Jewis… https://t.co/UOIDXEJ0Pa @sundersays @jobellerina The reason why I speak of Disraeli as the UK's first ethnic minority PM is he demonstrably… https://t.co/AKuesAeJUj @sundersays @jobellerina But that doesn't mean that they aren't all in different ways ethnic minorities, not least… https://t.co/W7Fh4fNsnJ @sundersays @jobellerina I don't see why one would use ONS approach for "discourse", as it were. New census approac… https://t.co/dlVHpupdqR @Martin_SE5 @johnmcternan @DPJHodges It's a concrete image of panic, though, as Dan says in his original tweet. @andrew_lilico @DPJHodges "Regional lockdown" is simple enough. Choice of whack-a-mole is obviously strange as peop… https://t.co/8sT0YFaTbM
7/2
2020
@drdavidajames Amazing, I hadn't realised. It's such a strong record. @pswidlicki It's striking that the post-purge, post-majority of 80 Conservative Party is somehow, still better at c… https://t.co/Jir8mvFWboIt's really good. When I wrote it I thought my favourite track was Key West, but Goodbye Jimmy Reed has overtaken i… https://t.co/RJjDUbyJ27I reviewed the new Dylan record in this week's NS: https://t.co/O8JlxnrFzr @harriet1marsden Thought there was quite a contrast between how he approached it and the anchor on the BBC today -… https://t.co/dVfR1XfJ6H @DinahLeeKung @Keir_Starmer @rosamundmtaylor @IanDunt I think pretty all Brits know this, which is why people are p… https://t.co/RWcLE0VRFjDoes it matter if a political speech is any good or not? A thought I've been kicking around for a while: https://t.co/P40DWV77GS @DarcysMick Nothing as it happens, just it was sort of a placeholder. @juliablunck1 Thanks! As it happens I do think it turned out to be a stroke of luck that was much better than, for… https://t.co/coqpQaWujA @juliablunck1 I am only half-kidding in that there was a stage in which I literally wrote the words "NS Hello" at o… https://t.co/71HHpMNyxgPlease sign up to my free morning email, "Morning Call": https://t.co/on9heFBtOD https://t.co/n4EOgf1ZGF @TheColourOfHear No. My point is that over either the past two decades (or one, depending on how much of a caesura… https://t.co/2F9irceaz2 @TheColourOfHear Agree. My point though is that you *would* have a more challenging education today. @FECareersIAG No reason to believe they haven't - we can *see* the improvement in school standards from a variety o… https://t.co/YEqCv8oiaj @TheColourOfHear Why? The point of e.g. a degree isn't to do a "I was top of school in 2020", but to indicate a spe… https://t.co/E2MP5Ggo2Q @dkernohan @PaulAshbyUB Yeah, it's just v strange because you associate this type of "Nope, the government can't ha… https://t.co/0IR2Ge12xO @jfwduffield And in the past 20 years schooling in England has undergone considerable improvement. @earlymodernjohn Yeah, it's just...it's so strange to see a party with this relationship with *policy levers it pulled*. @Matt_Walsh Heaven forfend!Maybe "grade inflation" in HE is a product of improvements in teaching at secondary school in England, which we can… https://t.co/BxnDYAYfdAThere's some worthwhile stuff in here, but I continue to find it weird that the government doesn't draw a line betw… https://t.co/wwEgi5yWeD @jamesrbuk I can't be thrown into prison for life for protesting in France, which is quite a big difference. Would… https://t.co/rngemc9Bla @SBuschova Thank you! @IronEconomist @alexhern @jdportes HO won't even have to go that far: will do things like say, "have you ever occupied an airport?"Now we have a reform vision that has a lot of worthy stuff in it, but a fair chunk is contradictory. What it needs… https://t.co/EwlsKPb2un
7/1
2020

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