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Regular @Guardian contributor. Founded & Chaired @IPPR Commission on #EconomicJustice 2016-18. Deputy Chair of an #NHS Mental Health Trust. All tweets personal.

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1/ Today @ippr launched ‘Care fit for carers’. In it we find that 1 in 2 NHS and care workers have seen a deteriora… https://t.co/2BNTDlYud6
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4/25
2020
@1984Marxist @LargeWlarge63 @Keir_Starmer @UKLabour Not me!
4/21
2020
Never been a week with as many deaths since records began in 2005 Data for week 14 (ending 3 April) Many more de… https://t.co/bzcxLw0oX9
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4/14
2020
Great to see Lord Darzi trained and in action on our ICU turning team at St Mary’s! #leadingbyexamplehttps://t.co/GjN4MVPlvQ
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4/8
2020
Terrible news about Boris Johnson. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery.
4/6
2020
Walked through central London including St James’ Park today and saw very few people—and virtually everyone respect… https://t.co/i3KSxEDd4q
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi(I walked to these places from home as I live in central London; an hour’s round trip as my daily exercise)From last weekend—Westminster Abbey, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, and the London Eye/Southbank https://t.co/8VSCZgzASbAnd some more—Leicester Square & Regent Street https://t.co/ux4iKtJpWoWalked through central London including St James’ Park today and saw very few people—and virtually everyone respect… https://t.co/i3KSxEDd4qThe last couple of weeks have really confirmed to me that NHS general management is a vastly underrated and underst… https://t.co/Xyr743o2YJ
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi @guyshrubsole @RosamundUrwin @SadiqKhan @MilesKing10 @GeorgeMonbiot @MattHancock @lucyjones @sunny_hundalhttps://t.co/ensDDRa5hxBrockwell Park is 125 acres = 505,857 square metres. That means each of the 3,000 people would have 169 sqm to occ… https://t.co/VNVmAzoQTI
4/5
2020
Delighted that Keir Starmer has been elected as Leader of the Labour Party. Proud to have written and directed this: https://t.co/OleJc66etv
Retweeted by Tom KibasiWhat might be the focus of Starmer's economic agenda? Given his legal background, one potential avenue could be lo… https://t.co/PQWyU0XIw6
Retweeted by Tom KibasiOne startling statistic from the Labour leadership election results: @Keir_Starmer today won the votes of nearly t… https://t.co/ApOEuLrTE3
Retweeted by Tom KibasiDelighted that Keir Starmer has been elected as Leader of the Labour Party. Proud to have written and directed this: https://t.co/OleJc66etv
4/4
2020
For me, this chart is the most alarming of the latest batch. US & UK daily death tolls are accelerating in a strai… https://t.co/2WHiFquayD
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4/2
2020
This makes no sense, it can’t be an anonymity issue - there are sadly far too many deaths for that - so why is cons… https://t.co/LC9LjtUEkj
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3/27
2020
New @IPPR Coronavirus analysis shows that migrants are more likely: - to be self-employed - to live in rented, ove… https://t.co/labAq0io0e
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3/25
2020
@NathanYeowell I’ve already stockpiled LONDON t-shirts and postcards of William and Kate.The souvenir shops in central London—allegedly fronts for money laundering anyway—are still open right now at 11:30… https://t.co/KtuAtZSgQWYOU’VE BEEN EXPECTING DISABLED AND UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE TO LIVE ON THIS FOR YEARS. https://t.co/aTlIWrWav2
Retweeted by Tom KibasiPeak 2020 would be for it to change course and head straight for Earth https://t.co/1DBt4IhOz8
Retweeted by Tom KibasiPeak 2020 would be for it to change course and head straight for Earth https://t.co/1DBt4IhOz8
3/24
2020
We must all comply with the government's advice. Together we can save lives and protect workers in our NHS and key… https://t.co/epIk0fDGnS
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThe Government has finally acted—though many lives will have been lost through needless dither and delay. Leaving… https://t.co/XsRqiu5bZHSTAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STAY AT HOME STA… https://t.co/fg3O8Upc0y
3/23
2020
Johnson/Cummings have been brilliant at three word slogans—“Take Back Control” and “Get Brexit Done” How about the… https://t.co/BBwDcUd03YHow about we stop blaming “the public” for not following confusing messages - and start blaming the government that… https://t.co/SVx5sR4MbF
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThis video of Italian mayors losing their shit at people is well worth watching. Shows the radical difference in at… https://t.co/LINrebuS0AThe coronavirus pandemic is like a silent Third World War. And because it was an unknown threat, we are only buildi… https://t.co/Ig3k9jeX1U
3/22
2020
@sarahlonglands 100 percent. It’s really quite shocking. @gordonmaloney I live in walking distance of St Thomas’ Hospital & London Ambulance Headquarters. If it’s any help,… https://t.co/30EiW6wsSxThis cannot logically be true. In a pandemic, communications are strategy, since you need the population to drastic… https://t.co/0bHR4PzLmeJohnson was asked about whether people should visit their mothers on Mother’s Day at Friday’s press conference. He… https://t.co/k1x1OZmsMlNHS COVID-19 UPDATE ALERT. There has now been “a marked change in urgency.” More staff are receiving training. But… https://t.co/b9eOWylfQQ
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi @AbiWilks Every national broadcaster would allow 1-2 minute public information broadcasts to be made every 30 minut… https://t.co/fNx31VWpADI’ll be talking about the UK government’s economic response to the coronavirus on @AlJazeera shortly after 9pm tonightMy assessment of the unprecedented measures announced by the Chancellor this evening. The Govt is finally stepping… https://t.co/f5i3wFa1Ua
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi @GrumpyOldDoc @Martin51057221 @AmandaJaneCole They aren’t. They are public benefit organisations. Sorry chief.
3/21
2020
@moorehn And nationalising it wouldn’t make any difference—the staff costs would still have to be paid. @moorehn Without wishing to be boring, it’s actually not profiteering. It is an at-cost price—the cost isn’t the be… https://t.co/3u4UYywtPj @FADCLDN @richardhorton1 Yes. @GrumpyOldDoc @Martin51057221 @AmandaJaneCole NHS trusts aren’t businesses. But nice try Donal. @FADCLDN He literally used the wrong assumptions in his model. It was pressure from the scientific community - espe… https://t.co/h5iRT0pGD3Bit surprised by this. It was Neil Ferguson’s flawed model that the government based their disasterous “herd immuni… https://t.co/HqwFvxeDBXSo I guess it turns out homelessness, poverty and underfunded public services were political choices all along then...My assessment of the unprecedented measures announced by the Chancellor this evening. The Govt is finally stepping… https://t.co/f5i3wFa1UaYesterday we buried a lovely woman. Due to #Covid19 there was no wake & our community couldn’t enter the church. B… https://t.co/Hn6TU9aXQY
Retweeted by Tom KibasiI wrote about the scale of the response needed from government to the corona crisis. The national debt may have to… https://t.co/KAwc83WlJ7
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi @PickardJE Just like the last FT survey I gotEvery aspect of Denmark’s response is far superior to the UK’s https://t.co/e5OIwgzS9FMake UK (the industry trade group) has put out a statement begging for an immediate deferment of VAT, PAYE and Nati… https://t.co/6hnAcl1P4l
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3/20
2020
@winding_sios Read the article. It’s about the economic response, not the public health response.I wrote about the scale of the response needed from government to the corona crisis. The national debt may have to… https://t.co/KAwc83WlJ7 @Nadine_Writes Conservatism.It is hard to comprehend either the scale of the crisis or the incompetence of the response. #Convid19uk @duncancorns My Cadbury’s egg/dinner says the word Easter 5 times on it.The obvious question is this: if our trajectory is worse than Italy, why isn’t the government acting with more pace… https://t.co/hsnKIf7CucThere it is, in black and white. https://t.co/NyWXY8Jcvi
Retweeted by Tom Kibasi @youcantgoback They were until yesterday. But no more.Okay, I suppose I’m just going to have to switch to an Easter egg-based diet because that’s all that’s left in Tesco’s... @Gilesyb Grieg violin & piano sonatas #1-3 but esp #3 in C minor allegretto espressivo @Danielf90 Read the whole thread. Saying it once at a press conference isn’t enough.Last night, my little (6’7”) brother broke up a fight between two grown men in Tesco’s. He sent them home like misb… https://t.co/olKIV6tEvdThere’s not a broadcaster in the country that would refuse a request for 1-2 minute public information broadcasts e… https://t.co/6JPxNYo8khInstead, there are bullshit anonymous briefings from within government about a lockdown of London. Not a surprise t… https://t.co/yacmLGenTnThere’s no question stockpiling is unnecessary and wrong. But let’s be clear—it’s the government’s fault, not the p… https://t.co/VaU2H0puTONEW: @Keir_Starmer calls on the government to introduce a new income guarantee scheme: -any govt loan would be tie… https://t.co/eAGTr7seYG
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3/19
2020
Every extrovert is suddenly discovering what every introvert feels like at a party—agitated, uncomfortable and desp… https://t.co/fth2Z0gDDyEconomic orthodoxy needs to be junked. It’s time for radical measures to put the economy on life support—helping pe… https://t.co/YmKxG4kKYl
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3/18
2020
Now the extroverts finally discover what it’s like for the world to be run on introvert terms...Goes to show homelessness is a political choice, not an unavoidable social evil. Utterly shameful to create and tol… https://t.co/DApgnqD4VcEconomic orthodoxy needs to be junked. It’s time for radical measures to put the economy on life support—helping pe… https://t.co/YmKxG4kKYl
3/17
2020
The government’s *advice* to people to avoid mass gatherings—rather than a formal ban—is putting insurance companie… https://t.co/MHgSafeeAU
3/16
2020
Why aren’t all the national broadcasters being asked to run frequent public information ads on hand washing and basic prevention measures?Well, this is foolish. It means NHS staff could be needlessly self-isolating for weeks just when we need them. It w… https://t.co/sCuCtt21UzIf over 70s have to self-isolate for 4 months, there will be almost no one left in the House of Lords.Germany has 6 times as many critical care beds as the UK and has ordered 10,000 additional ventilators. https://t.co/RxekAR4elA"It's utter madness that we don't have priority testing for NHS workers to get them back in work place, we're alrea… https://t.co/DDetiT4uou
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3/15
2020
Terrible title. No economics I know says this. We really do let our politicians off the hook when we do this. https://t.co/wTNuSNHisQ
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThe UK is on the edge of an avoidable calamity. In addition to deaths preventable by more aggressive government act… https://t.co/6Y8Opx4Pzz
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3/13
2020
JOB ALERT! @PositiveMoneyUK are looking to recruit an experienced economist or researcher. Help us work to reform… https://t.co/sGccLvFm6V
Retweeted by Tom KibasiMy take on the budget’s tax changes for @guardianopinion https://t.co/ZNBVXls2FY
3/11
2020
Pleased to be co-author of a new paper, out today, showing that junk food adverts really appeal to young people… https://t.co/9y3G0M6dqm
Retweeted by Tom KibasiHello @lambeth_council a friend of mine reported a leaking roof to you in mid-December. She’s had two buckets in he… https://t.co/mIANEqYDcu
3/6
2020
Where next for @UKLabour on common ownership? ⭐️judge-led public inquiry into privatisation disaster 🌟transform u… https://t.co/ctwwx6elMV
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThis is absurd. Why should Keir Starmer be “under pressure” for receiving a donation from a guy who was Legal Aid l… https://t.co/mactW88NXy @AaronBastani Cheers Aaron!
3/5
2020
Where next for @UKLabour on common ownership? ⭐️judge-led public inquiry into privatisation disaster 🌟transform u… https://t.co/ctwwx6elMV
3/4
2020
@AbiWilks Take a suitcase and carry a copy of the South China Morning Post. That should calm people.
2/27
2020
Insightful & compelling analysis by @TomKibasi in @guardianopinion earlier this week. The Conservatives’ immigrati… https://t.co/0BcUIhbt99
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2/23
2020
@Dhochlaf what are your bank details
2/22
2020
The Home Office should be stripped of responsibility for immigration policy. It has a track record of incompetence… https://t.co/5LNKtCTFrw
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThe Home Office should be stripped of responsibility for immigration policy. It has a track record of incompetence… https://t.co/5LNKtCTFrwThe Tory immigration plan is economically illiterate. If they were serious about raising wages, they’d strength tr… https://t.co/OmqtW6JIix
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2/21
2020
Facts don’t care about your feelings 🤷🏾‍♀️ https://t.co/d3oMv0VAAR
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThere's no easy way to say this: we're being governed by epic morons. Even on their own narrow economic terms, the… https://t.co/GEtVqohzTF
Retweeted by Tom KibasiThe Tory immigration plan is economically illiterate. If they were serious about raising wages, they’d strength tr… https://t.co/OmqtW6JIix
2/20
2020

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