Liberal - in the classical sense - and a social scientist

Joined November 2017
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Italy once more is on the brink of bankruptcy, and policies like that surely contribute…
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Because the trains can't be relied upon, I booked a coach from Bristol to London. 90 mins waiting and found it was cancelled. All later coaches fully booked. This country is an utter shambles.
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Can't drive in to London because my vehicle is non-compliant with the emissions zone. So, effectively, it's impossible to get from Bristol to London.
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This is what happens when you ingest too much soy.
I'm sorry... But this is the most hilarious fight ever 🙋‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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The key to liberty isn’t democratic elections. It’s strictly limiting the power of whoever is elected.
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This is GDP per capita in PPP. Average is 25% per person higher in the US and 12% in Germany. What on earth has gone on since 2008 in the UK? In public political discourse there is no debate about the long-term relative economic decline of the UK's economy.
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Another key factor harming the economy is the lack of supply of housing and associated high costs of buying/renting. I think that @K_Niemietz holds this view?
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I think one reason is the size, extent and duration of the 2008 bail out package. In the short term many companies and jobs were saved, unlike in the US, but long term poor performance was not punished by the market through the process of creative destruction.
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Absolutely phenomenal scenes from Medway Council, who are set to refuse a planning application from Medway Council to install solar panels on the offices of Medway Council.
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I used to think solar was the best way to make electricity, but I was wrong. 🧵
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So now NHS staff are threatening to strike. The same staff warning of deadly waiting lists. Teachers threatening to strike. The same staff warning that children suffered through lockdown. Once upon a time, being a nurse/doctor/teacher was a vocation…
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Oldham child sex exploitation report is extraordinary: “Offender A worked for Oldham Council between 1998 and 2006. He was employed as a welfare rights officer in the welfare rights unit of the council seconded to the Oldham Pakistani Community centre…”
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Five years ago, Dominic Troulan was awarded the George Cross. Read the citation and then doff your cap.
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LSE gave a degree to Libyan dictator’s son, Safi Gaddafi, too.
I was humbled to be awarded an honorary degree by the London School of Economics earlier this week. Thank you so much for this prestigious honour!   Receiving the degree from my former colleague and current @LSEnews Director Minouche Shafik made the moment even more special.
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The names of the last 4 RMT General Secretaries: Jimmy KNAPP on the job, Bob CROW about their salaries, Mick CASH ain’t enough, Mick LYNCH the public by striking. It’s all a big joke by them at the expense of the British public.
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When the rail workers strike next week for more pay just remind yourself that every household in Britain subsidises the rail industry £600 a year whether you use the shambolic service or not.
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Charles Bukowski night tonight.
Replying to @jampar21
I took this in May 2019 flying from Birmingham to Stuttgart. Right time right place.
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Replying to @Femi_Sorry
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