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What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.

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@guydej1 @Lorand_Bartels @DavidHenigUK I was thinking of the general perception amongst Leave voters. The crucial t… https://t.co/ZUvQM0ICes @guydej1 @Lorand_Bartels @DavidHenigUK Yes - and that's partly what continues to give it traction. From a demotic L… https://t.co/GgchYohXI7
9/27
2020
@allanholloway @JohnRentoul @indypremium Or before: one insider joke during Palmerston's last administration was th… https://t.co/kxuHigGUJT @stephenkb @Sime0nStylites @Samfr However, this appears to me to be less of a threat than it might have been in ord… https://t.co/D9YXWC7w1A @magog83 If you pit them against rogue public schoolboys, will this turn into the ending of If...? https://t.co/nH8nPzXacD @rowena_kay @Metatone2 @smitajamdar And producing a book every couple of years or so, almost certainly with hefty advances.
9/26
2020
Well, I just nearly got fooled by a scam: watch out for this one, gang. I got this text, and because I'm expecting… https://t.co/6YeaM6Jado
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9/25
2020
@samuelpepys And thus, the fuse of Pepys' most explosive indiscretion is lit...
9/24
2020
@thatinterlace I would probably have been born a Dissenter, but would conform as soon as I could, and would probabl… https://t.co/4Qqsx3JU6g @thatinterlace Discrimination would have had been a permanent sore throughout my existence, and would have had some… https://t.co/9z55SD6UXx @thatinterlace I would have been in clerkdom, I think. At best, I think I would have attended somewhere like Christ… https://t.co/6q2TL3ENTO @TomMcTague @LawDavF @sdjohns I am reminded of a point Liam Byrne once made: the Home Office is Britain's risk mana… https://t.co/dkA5ArqeYD @KarlreMarks That line would clearly mean Kentish annexation of Camber. Conflict to the death with East Sussex woul… https://t.co/HMrkCUeTJd @lewis_goodall The contrast with WWII is striking. What it comes down to, IMO, is that there isn't (yet) an alterna… https://t.co/Uzh6Y7R1SV
9/23
2020
@arisroussinos But to quote Derek Wyatt QC from the report's introduction: https://t.co/847d81qcBQ @allanholloway @northumbriana And called Peel's repeal "a damned dishonest act".
9/20
2020
@Cut_Thumb @yuanyi_z @paul_stothard I don't think most European gov'ts pay less, on the whole. @johnb78 Yes - reflected in the laments that appear in the right-wing qualities: "My grandparents lived in stuccoed… https://t.co/St2C1IsLto
9/19
2020
@Uncivil_S Jack Doyle - Press Secretary at No. 10.
9/18
2020
@jfwduffield @iainmartin1 @LawDavF @HeleneBismarck @JoeBiden HMG's best bet would be to i) guide US politicians int… https://t.co/PqAmfasVZU @grrreg_b @goulcher @marcusjdl Legit question for managers - how do I control the 30-50 feral Percy Pigs that run i… https://t.co/fq55d7XpwO
9/17
2020
@marwood_lennox @simonk_133 And that could have been a card in HMG's favour. But HMG has just not been serious abou… https://t.co/fOxkDjkRoa
9/16
2020
@Joseph_Plant @DengDen43531008 @SamCoatesSky @Sunpoches Many people on this side of pond seem to have little apprec… https://t.co/bUX2AenVvA @amaldissoado @masoncarswell12 @AITA_reddit The Indian relationship with English is rather different from Lusophone… https://t.co/1DNw4zMtv7 @stephenkb @simonk_133 @deargodwhatnow Cameron's A-List was a pretty good attempt at squaring the circle: it wasn't… https://t.co/fXux28i3ol
9/15
2020
@WillardFoxton @Alanavery23 @parrygallister It is quite true that there are types of lobbying where personal belief… https://t.co/YitvByZ2h3 @WillardFoxton @Alanavery23 @parrygallister Lawyers are, quite often, expected to perform tasks they would disagree… https://t.co/5rOrkKdF8V @N68Winstan No Deal, rather. @N68Winstan @iainmartin1 @KeohaneDan @rdanielkelemen @kevinhorourke I think it quite plausible. It would be unsusta… https://t.co/rq8jqMZ1M3
9/13
2020
@carlgardner @SpinningHugo @GeorgePeretzQC @ProfMarkElliott I was thinking of this passage (although I don't know w… https://t.co/5OHw9oqRTy @carlgardner @SpinningHugo @GeorgePeretzQC @ProfMarkElliott But the Crown's interpretation of compliance would be n… https://t.co/xcdi7It4sQ @lewis_baston Apart from anything else, the Conservatives now increasingly depend on a voter base which believes th… https://t.co/UPb8yFXpdp @SpinningHugo @carlgardner @GeorgePeretzQC @ProfMarkElliott But could not a director be liable for a breach of fidu… https://t.co/p50Y0Ndjlw @carlgardner @SpinningHugo @GeorgePeretzQC @ProfMarkElliott Would that mean, on this argument, that ministers would… https://t.co/PHSZeZwfin @Halcruttenden @Femi_Sorry AV, however, is a preferential, not a proportional system, and would not have produced r… https://t.co/px6fNG7LpB
9/12
2020
@andrew_lilico The most obnoxious of Balthus' portraits are still on display in some of the finest galleries in the world.
9/11
2020
Pobedonostsev's view of law in these islands is an interesting counter-view. On this argument, what we have lost in… https://t.co/pkXV3dIY2d
9/10
2020
@RationalColonel @EdmundGriffiths It did from time to time, but I would agree that it made little natural sense. Yo… https://t.co/NdAVainO8Y @JGForsyth It also makes the gambit you brought to light t'other day impossible. What price pre-Indy negs with the… https://t.co/X8i7dsHYbo @RevRichardColes I also think of Tom Cruise in the same way: as he possesses the superficial requirements of the Ho… https://t.co/eeIvDqid6S @duncanrobinson What is particularly frightening about the current politics is that you have the impression that m… https://t.co/DMoZbhn1f9 @duncanrobinson The period from the 1909 Budget to the outbreak of War might be another example; not only did you h… https://t.co/XfPRoficAS
9/9
2020
@ECarlssonBrowne @ippikin Mentioning Sumner and Calhoun reminds me that you could make a decent "Top ten most toxic… https://t.co/Hl6Sxfq3Dh
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Retweeted by Tangent @KeirGiles @botvolution Similar comments can be found on most social media footage dating before about 1990. I pe… https://t.co/VnQ2WipVot @MechaNonPlacet @NJ_Timothy Besides, I can't see what's particularly Commission-friendly about this particular piec… https://t.co/73cRw3hk1r @MechaNonPlacet @NJ_Timothy But, taking the process as a whole from 2016 onwards, which set of off-the-record brief… https://t.co/hnJBzDHFZq
9/8
2020
@residentadviser @duncanm The crucial element of this victory is that Leavers, grand or small, have seized the chan… https://t.co/J9dr04ggkc @residentadviser @duncanm Insofar as Cameron and the leaders of the Remain campaign did do that, and Remainerdom as… https://t.co/mb7sFys7wN @residentadviser @duncanm Leavers would take the PM's assurance, and cry betrayal later on. @residentadviser @duncanm Remainers, in seeking to parry this attack, would do so from a position where they had al… https://t.co/HWcgYBa6do @residentadviser @duncanm My point, in relation to the first, is that the future after RA would matter. Any WA pass… https://t.co/NuD46HfG4G @residentadviser @duncanm I still fundamentally disagree. There isn't the basis for a compromise unless you had a s… https://t.co/eaxv5hYetM
9/7
2020
But neither of those pubs has much cultural heft outside their core readership. The attacks from either side focus… https://t.co/14lCy2Un3I
9/5
2020
The most successful politics in recent years have been those who give the moderately-informed partisan the right to… https://t.co/deyh1JcxWWMy own dispute with this: politics non-followers will still often have their views and valences, and will react to… https://t.co/0u3235k4pr
9/4
2020
@iainmartin1 @JGForsyth But any formal negotiation would be unreal, and unionists will make a big mistake by puttin… https://t.co/Qn99xMNlwv @iainmartin1 @JGForsyth I think this is half-right. The best course of action would be for Westminster to identify… https://t.co/6A7Lwj5oxkWirecard and me: Dan McCrum on exposing a criminal enterprise https://t.co/zgHMSFOD6T
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9/3
2020
@benjaminbutter You can exchange it for precisely 400 exposure. Don't spend it all at once. @Glennnnnnnnnnn2 @samuelpepys Sir Christopher's first cousin, Matthew (son of the former Bishop of Norwich, one of… https://t.co/ialwG7nzNz @PreachyPreach @simonk_133 @duncanrobinson I think Lawson, as was usual for him, claimed that he pushed through the… https://t.co/RONiiRm7pM @EquusontheBuses @TimGStevens It is quite true that many politicians who are successful big-city figures can be que… https://t.co/gQ1SDNVHI5 @EquusontheBuses @TimGStevens I disagree: Livingstone's big advantage is that he understands the politics of London… https://t.co/X4KYZexV6b
9/2
2020
🔥 Poll Time 🔥 You have to buy and hold* one of the following, which do you lift? *until 1st Sep 2021 Please RT for decent sample etc ✌️
Retweeted by TangentI've been a public lawyer for over 20 yrs & I learnt so much about how Westminster functions in reality. A key pt… https://t.co/rYEXCusngj
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9/1
2020
Work from home debate & #Covid19UK - I am so bemused as you why things have become so emotional/illogical
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8/31
2020
@KeejayOV2 LAURA YOU'VE GERRYMANDERED THE NEWS! @DIorioNathaniel There is a big incentive in being someone who makes decisions, and solves problems, which are too… https://t.co/sf97mASBUr
8/30
2020
@gabrielmilland I don't think this is liberal discourse. The author, from what I know of her (which admittedly isn'… https://t.co/fg3JSe2N7y
8/29
2020
@GeorgianLords Way to subtweet the Duke of Newcastle.
8/28
2020
@colinelves @robfordmancs Don't Know was made to care Don't Know was hung; Don't Know was put in a spot, And boiled till he was done.
8/26
2020
Tony Abbott becoming the Richard Casey de nos jours? Surprised, not surprised. https://t.co/ejJL3ykwBB
8/25
2020
@sundersays a) Conflicted. I enjoy it for sentimental reasons, while considering it naff at the same time, compared… https://t.co/1Fm5kBp4IC @Otto_English Wait - have they just been testing in Boston? @patrickkmaguire @MattSingh_ That model probably exaggerated the even distribution of Leave-inclined groups. Even i… https://t.co/ROh3mpHcIf
8/23
2020
@PulpLibrarian Clair de lune raker
Retweeted by Tangent @EIP_Elements @antonhowes @SteveDavies365 In my local parish (now a London suburb) the Earl of Dartmouth (who is Lo… https://t.co/9S4LJO5Dp8
8/22
2020
@SAshworthHayes @bouledenerfs_ There are ascending levels of greatness here. You begin with the deluxe A-Z with pos… https://t.co/q7rEXzLQv4
8/21
2020
@JohnWoodbridge6 @tweetingtrog @DouglasKMurray The 1960s were hardly a time when radicalisation and ideological fer… https://t.co/bCWnlGywbe @patrickkmaguire Whitelaw would also be one. @VictorianLondon (Orginally designed by George Dance the Younger. Only 6 and 7 are the original structures; 8-11 ar… https://t.co/TLTrHtlOTx
8/16
2020
@ECarlssonBrowne @AlunEphraim @AntBreach But, even in the US, with a greater level of interaction (including more J… https://t.co/h7InFvgWaP @AntBreach It was common to hear people casually refer to the Japanese as 'a cruel race' as late as the 90s, and no… https://t.co/thcZUHlUMG
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8/15
2020
@TurnipRail Just a couple of changes in position & direction, and you have the Edwardian version of the Abbey Road crossing... @NorthcrossNel Forever grateful to Alberto's. When I was seven, I decided to walk home from school by myself, and e… https://t.co/P4YUbO423t
8/14
2020
@tomescritt @stephenkb @AnAngryScott One way round it would be to devolve powers to all regions, but actively encou… https://t.co/RDKNnSxdyg @tomescritt @stephenkb @AnAngryScott Yes - and you see this with local authority units here, including the Metropol… https://t.co/m8IgjBwy9J
8/12
2020
@_BillieBelieves @joncstone https://t.co/Az7Iy9jUif @Cruithintuait @soapachu This also grows out of the way women are still far more likely to be the primary carers fo… https://t.co/TnpyizchYr @Cruithintuait @soapachu I do have to emphasise that what I think the comic identifies is not a moral failing: it i… https://t.co/lWN6vvzQ0z @OnTheWoolsack And Tournai (but only for one, perhaps two, elections). @Cruithintuait @soapachu Anecdotally, I fully recognise this tendency in myself, and continually have to force myself to fight it. @Cruithintuait @soapachu I disagree. Some generalisations are wrong; but I think it is a safe generalisation to say… https://t.co/pCI5CF6ys8 @SimonCarswell @GuitarMoog @robert_busch65 (Know it's only fun, but) the problem with playing games with regimes li… https://t.co/GttlgHtYdQ @industrymedia @japioPath There isn't a fixed quantity of empathy to go round. Extending understanding & sympathy t… https://t.co/DkizR4nxx6
8/10
2020
@_F_B_G_ @redhistorian When I reach The Last Chronicle of Barset, and Mr Harding, failing hard, sneaks into his sit… https://t.co/gsj4dvxiQF @Geoelte_Spinne Between 5-10: remember sneaking the occasional sip of lager at parties. 10-16: occasional small g… https://t.co/hOzTt41q70 @SophieWarnes A mission of that kind is likely to have been in the country for some months, or even years.
8/9
2020

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