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Tom Mills @ta_mills Birmingham and South London

Public sociologist and socialist. Interested in elites, knowledge & communication. Author of 'The BBC: Myth of a Public Service'. Mapping the Establishment.

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Joined Twitter 7/7/13


@Shobbs2 Yes, this is what you would expect. And consistent with Ofcom data for example.Very dramatic decline in trust in government info according to latest Reuters Institute survey, but also a notable… https://t.co/N6Onm7x1n3
6/1
2020
@WDTATW_Podcast This sounds very niche. Do I want to hate read it? @WDTATW_Podcast Seen some other chat about the Eustonites. What's happened?Ok, having read my tl and surveyed the utter shambles that the country is in, I have reached a conclusion Permanen… https://t.co/j1M14fzikE @brexitnotwanted This hallowing out of political debate long precedes Johnson & his vacuous ramblings. In UK contex… https://t.co/xJxeWUTFCwNot really about BBC bias, but a good read on how the financial sector has captured the political imagination. https://t.co/sVT9ayf1z6 @LargeWlarge63 I think because he appears rational and professional, which are key qualities for Remainers @brexitnotwanted You think? In terms of them both being more coherent than Johnson you mean? @NoContextPMQ This is one of the most optimistic tweets I've read in a long time.I know this is very hypothetical & anyway a long way off, but does anyone fancy Starmer's chances against Rishi Sunak?So many absolutely shocking videos from the states. Solidarity to everyone there facing, & standing up to, police brutality.Missed Thursday’s episode with @danhind? It’s the perfect time to catch up! In this clip, Dan discusses the top-do… https://t.co/lTZkubTFM8
Retweeted by Tom Mills @EdmundGriffiths that's a syringeFeaturing @ta_mills and others discussing how we can work together to fix our broken media. https://t.co/Ydi6ZYHFbc https://t.co/pAWPWHePvf
Retweeted by Tom MillsKiller Mike has just been misrepresented on #Marr. This is what he was saying 👇🏽 https://t.co/TX3NFieOWt
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5/31
2020
Just remembered all the ‘why are you questioning the government?’ crap from the start of the pandemic that tried to… https://t.co/U24dJZpX0K
Retweeted by Tom Mills @redalloverjason Yeah, most Labour MPs aren't socialists. That's hardly a secret.If you do one thing today, watch this clip of Cornel West on CNN https://t.co/QarHhvj0J5
Retweeted by Tom Mills @redalloverjason Well it's a obviously a pretty broad concept yes, but in the PLP it's pretty straightforward: soci… https://t.co/LwYORbJrnq
5/30
2020
The tainted origins of modern policing are as a tool of social control. The best solution to bad policing may be an… https://t.co/2xBwFL8993
Retweeted by Tom MillsThis is an excellent book and it's FREE now. https://t.co/Sf6RCBA9d5
Retweeted by Tom MillsThe End of Policing is free on site now. Please donate the cost if you can to @MNFreedomFundhttps://t.co/R6DG4paoio
Retweeted by Tom Mills @NikDrou Right, I agree in v broad terms. But it's not a true/false thing, it's more how true it is or not & under what circumstances. @NikDrou I mean, the Mail have anyway attacked him over his mum running a donkey sanctuary so I really don't think that would be an issue. @NikDrou Well yes but if he were a socialist they'd be more of a narrative & history to justify it. Plus in any cas… https://t.co/iVzDFT2XAKI have a sense of grim foreboding about this. The government's releasing us from lockdown before it has the pandemi… https://t.co/fXue1wq3UM
Retweeted by Tom MillsFact is if Starmer was a socialist the commentariat would be tearing him to pieces right now. @paulewart23 Hard to take people seriously who moralise about Cummings but have no issue with Alastair Campbell.A weekend podcast for you https://t.co/uo569yBY5LThis is the state-media relationship in a nutshell really.👇 https://t.co/nDmUj3F2ZAGet ready for our forthcoming online Media Democracy Festival (& check out previous Festival videos) by subscribing… https://t.co/ibNqgOtFe1
Retweeted by Tom Mills @adwhit1 It was prompted by that yeahData visualisation journalist @jburnmurdoch says the UK has the second worst #COVID19 mortality rate, but England a… https://t.co/B7RifaDBXM
Retweeted by Tom MillsThey just arrrest the news. During a live CNN broadcast, the Minneapolis police have arrested Omar Jimenez’s CNN te… https://t.co/4HCFcfmXoW
Retweeted by Tom Mills @DavidjHendy @OwenJones84 Yes, exactly. That's political diplomacy, not journalism. Impartiality should involve ass… https://t.co/TsBAyh3rk6 @ta_mills @OwenJones84 I think what struck me is the evidence that senior people in BBC News don't appear to recogn… https://t.co/6ioTGxPbZ3
Retweeted by Tom Mills @markforsyth2015 @michael53021960 How's that?Good piece from @OwenJones84 on the Maitliss affair that includes details of a leaked email from Kamal Ahmed. Don't… https://t.co/5hVA1USbN2If the police are arresting news crews live on air for reporting the protests, what are they doing to everyone else? https://t.co/O3wTPpCF5n
Retweeted by Tom Mills @le_bassett @timhayward Agree on fine dining in general. Although in the case of Heston B there's also a lot of nos… https://t.co/xkYMyvtzFE @le_bassett @timhayward I like it. Would be quite comfortable with tame immersive theatre for the masses. @le_bassett @timhayward So no Fat Duck under socialism then? @le_bassett @timhayward What should the socialist position/ambition be on restaurants in your opinion?
5/29
2020
Here in the UK we must show solidarity with the family, friends and community of #GeorgeFloyd in Minneapolis - we c… https://t.co/J6ZBpdZU3f
Retweeted by Tom Mills @james_e_baldwin Yep. Heard that sort of things a lot. Reason you hear it at university is cos classes mix slightly… https://t.co/dHdX6tAaBGThe ONS serological survey suggests only 7% of the UK public have had Covid-19. That's led to 60,000 deaths. Imagin… https://t.co/Xl8GJpye2e
Retweeted by Tom Mills @symmo1969 Exactly @symmo1969 Doubt most of them have read it, but yeah it obviously comes from the same place. The more conservative… https://t.co/wzTXcZAvc7As C. Wright Mills remarked: 'People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with… https://t.co/iQoiLCwFicAbsolutely right. Occasionally encountered cranks in my teen years who believed this sort of thing, but it was when… https://t.co/PdhN363Kle @d_j_frost NopeThink it's partly that getting your own culture reflected back at you via its place in theirs makes it seem even mo… https://t.co/GvUgEOo0TqDon't know why but I find it very disorientating when British people and politics pop up in North American podcasts. @Spudyulike @DundeeBloke It's perfectly obviously that the more cats the better the city @OwenJones84 Yes, very much so @LukasMukasPukas From what I have read so far you don't have to be the owner of the private garden.Earlier the BBC reported: 'from Monday, six people will be able to meet in public spaces and private outdoor spaces'.BBC: 'The PM has announced that family reunions can take place in private gardens, rather than parks, as long as pe… https://t.co/defYzymCjiA lot more cars around now. A blight on any city imo.I did not know this before. Andrew Neil oversaw Cummings’ departure apparently which this piece describes as anothe… https://t.co/x7WYSz1uVd
Retweeted by Tom MillsThe 'climate capitalist network' (Sapinski, J. P. (2019). Corporate Climate Policy-planning in the Global Polity: A… https://t.co/zzCJfCkMsU
5/28
2020
Relieved to hear this given everything that's been going on. Thanks Newsnight. https://t.co/rb3BoFvk3u @shirleymush They do this to bundle complaints when they get a barrage. The right are actually quite active when it… https://t.co/5UrpAOTjxi @james_e_baldwin Quite @nextwavefutures Agree that's probably the thinking. Also trying to appear to not 'politicise' the crisis, which is… https://t.co/6GYN0zhXxj'I will work constructively with the Government to help us through the next phase of this pandemic.' 'After a week… https://t.co/0hx31lC95tSeems to me a bizarre intervention from Starmer. 'This was the week when we should have been talking about how we… https://t.co/1zTF8nJogKThis was after the edited clip of the Question Time audience laughing at the Prime Minster, & the Neil interview de… https://t.co/giiYY5O75xBy way of context, let's just remind ourselves of the BBC's editorial failings in its treatment of Labour *during a… https://t.co/IkBCOg8zOCAfter the genuine news failures for which the BBC hasn’t apologised, this getting such a quick apology is ridiculou… https://t.co/hBzXztOYk4
Retweeted by Tom Mills @Jojosdojo On the BBC or in general? @martinspier It will. Well a new/revised concluding chapter anyway.The important question imo is: What would a functional public media system look like?Hopefully we can now all agree that I was right all along about the BBC.Maitlis has been 'replaced' for this evening's Newsnight. Wonder if they'll report on the story. https://t.co/SKZ1Jr117T @SCClarkCymru *cancels retirement plans* To be fair to Adonis he has been on the war path against the BBC for some time.Really? https://t.co/ZW6rkaIPdSFrom the top apparently. Suspect this might escalate further. https://t.co/i5AkNbHw8MBBC News Online now has a story on it. https://t.co/7DFFxG6WNlInteresting. Was hoping to put together some thoughts on the original broadcast, but too busy with marking & everyt… https://t.co/boMNd0OTroThe appointment of David Evans is just another sign that Starmer’s counter-revolution is in full swing. Many member… https://t.co/33UHI7GdAk
Retweeted by Tom Mills'Iain Anderson, head of public affairs group Cicero, said the Labour front bench was taking “a completely different… https://t.co/ijaOrOWDkZ
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5/27
2020
Wonder if Nick Cohen will have gone on the record. https://t.co/Pjt251RQ02Sorry, Mr Cummings I should say.Only just seen that story about Cummings editing his blog. What an absolute clown.I mean this is absolutely deranged stuff from the national broadcaster. Webb should have been nowhere near this int… https://t.co/DtTXzgZnVQ
Retweeted by Tom Mills'People who are put in a position of power are more likely to bend or break the rules and commit unethical actions.' https://t.co/IpkfVgT6JJ“Would you go on a 60 mile round trip to test your eyesight?” “I have on occasions in the past” 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/shSrB101JW
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5/26
2020
this is also how a two-party system works https://t.co/Kw0Q5XKlBN
Retweeted by Tom MillsSo turns out we could have just been using our parents' private woodland the whole time. Takes the piss.stupid fucking crap country where if you know what a cappuccino is, you're an obscenely decadent and out-of-touch m… https://t.co/K8wRp1PFdZ
Retweeted by Tom MillsFrom what I caught it all seems very misjudged. But obv this is all part of the Brexit Wizard's master plan.For powerful people like Cummings - & Campbell before him - the only relevant thing is the purity of their motives.… https://t.co/jYybeoNOhyRegretting haven't ignored the press conference now. Sounds like it was really good. @philbc3 One thing I wasn't sure about here was the critique of empiricism. Is the problem here empiricism or 'abst… https://t.co/wvQTRU3sKdAn interesting read from @philbc3 on the shortcomings of political science. https://t.co/yMPkV5wcSG
5/25
2020
@SolHughesWriter @joncstone Love thisyeah that civil service tweet is good, but it’s even better when it’s being read out slowly on BBC News https://t.co/dxiRvN9MJZ
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5/24
2020

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