Co-convenor #BattleofIdeasFestival Associate director at @instofideas Organiser @theboi_uk #LivingFreedom Co-editor The Lure of the City

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The Labour Party, never knowingly turning down an opportunity for even more petty authoritarianism. What a despicable bunch. I hope the party implodes soon and forever.
"Does COVID not spread in pubs?" Labour's Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says mask wearing should "never have been abandoned in the first place", and asks if mandatory face coverings will be extended to hospitality and other settings. Get live #COVID19 updates: trib.al/0hgjh72
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This reform would be disastrous for public debate and freedom of speech. It would mean you could only take part in politics if you believe in a specific ideological view of race and racism inspired by Critical Race Theory and imported from the US.
The Standards Committee recommending a new 8th Principle of “Respect” be added to the Seven Principles of Public Life enshrining "anti-discriminatory attitudes and behaviours through the promotion of anti-racism, inclusion and diversity."
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One of the big issues of the day. Will teaching white privilege make schools more anti-racist? Or is there a danger will leave us more divided? Looking forward to this @instofideas Education Forum in-person discussion TONIGHT in central London
Tonight! (ie Monday evening): 'Teaching white privilege: making schools less racist or more divided?' The @instofideas Education Forum will explore this important issue in a friendly, open & respectful panel discussion 7pm Monday 29th Dec, Central London academyofideas.org.uk/event/…
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Excellent on the hounding of Rowling, from @alexmassie thetimes.co.uk/article/c2d4e…
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Looking forward to these podcasts, the Academy event was insightful.
PODCAST @jacobreynolds introduces our new 6 part podcast series that explores the changing nature of power podbean.com/media/share/pb-s…
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New show The Discusssion exploring complex, tricky arguments around sex. Surely should be death of lazy assumptions about @GBNEWS as low grade TV. Brilliantly well done by @InayaFolarin
'The women have been paid. You can't buy consent.' 'We've hit an inevitable point where porn is the thing that happens.' Feminist Claudia Clare, author Jerry Barnett and OnlyFans content creator Aello discuss whether the sexual revolution came at a cost.
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Today at 1pm. Sounds fascinating
ONLINE EVENT: Join Xing Ruan at @instofideas' Battle of Ideas Festival to debate the role of the Chinese courtyard - and what we can learn from it. 📆 Sat 27 Nov, 1-2:30pm GMT 📕 bit.ly/2ZUZ0G2 🎫 eventbrite.co.uk/e/bookshop-… @Future_Cities #bookevent #chinesehistory
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For @speechchampions' The New Taboo, I wrote about the new Hogarth's exhibition at Tate Britain: a maddening instance of cur-hating freespeechchampions.com/the-…
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ONLINE EVENT: Join Xing Ruan at @instofideas' Battle of Ideas Festival to debate the role of the Chinese courtyard - and what we can learn from it. 📆 Sat 27 Nov, 1-2:30pm GMT 📕 bit.ly/2ZUZ0G2 🎫 eventbrite.co.uk/e/bookshop-… @Future_Cities #bookevent #chinesehistory
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Good lads. #BermondseyBoys
Their mother said the boys told her they just "had to do what they had to do", as adults were walking past the poor young girl. #Bermondsey #Rotherhithe @baconscollege southwarknews.co.uk/news/thr…
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Make sure you register for this really important discussion IN PERSON in London on Monday.
Teaching white privilege: making schools less racist or more divided? Join the @instofideas Education Forum in Central London on Monday evening to discuss this important question w speakers Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, Andre Ediagbonya-Davies and Julie Dupont academyofideas.org.uk/event/…
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AHMAUD ARBERY’S FATHER: "All lives matter, not just blacks. We don't wanna see nobody go through this...It's all our problem. So hey, let's keep fighting, let's keep doing it, & making this place a better place for all human beings -- all human beings. Everybody. Love everybody."
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Me on vaccine passports:
“You essentially put a cap on the number of people who will get vaccinated.” Broadcaster and writer @TimandraHarknes says she is against COVID passports in general and believes that they only confirm the conspiracy theorist’s beliefs. #bbcqt
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Bulb becoming the Northern Rock of the energy crisis. Business model based on getting what it needed cheaply, hand to mouth, on the market, till the market changed. Now being bailed out by taxpayer to the tune of billions. digitaleditions.telegraph.co…
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#BattleFest continues this Saturday with one of @Future_Cities brilliant Bookshop Barnies Professor Xing Ruan will be discussing his 'magnificent' book Confucius’ Courtyard. It's a unique look at the history and culture of China - and the West. battleofideas.org.uk/session…
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The new SDP - what to make of it?, by @bencobley existentialpolitics.substack… My first article for paid subscribers on Substack - longer than my normal pieces at around 1,700 words. The first 370 words is available for all.
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