Programme maker turned furniture maker. Proud of the good things the people of this country have done, but not of the bad things.

Joined January 2011
You couldn’t find a more loyal capitalist than Ray Dalio, and he thinks the Truss/Kwarteng economic plan is rubbish. #r4today
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Oh, so it's OK for the Conservatives to borrow £45bn to give to rich people but it's not OK for Labour to borrow half of that to invest in public services? Got it. #r4today
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When Chris mason said “labour have a mountain to climb” was he referring to media bias ? #r4today
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There can be few people who take John Redwood seriously. Indeed few people ever have , going back to the Major years. But #r4today still does and continues to inflict his witterings on its listeners.
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They are quoting Tony Blair at the Labour Conference: I suppose we must have forgiven him for his illegal invasion of Iraq, the ensuing death and misery of its citizens and of lying to the British public about weapons of mass destruction? #wato #bbcpm #r4today #bbcnews
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When @Sarah_Montague and those at #wato talk about the Tories being good managers of money I presume they mean for those well-off. The growth of over 2,500 food banks since 2010 would indicate that they don't manage things as well for the poor.
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I believe $500 billion is around one sixth of the UK’s GDP. Is that a record for 3 weeks in government? #wato #today #bbcpm #bbcnews
UK markets have lost at least $500 billion in combined value since Liz Truss took over as prime minister trib.al/OcpmAAt
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PS I don’t like the sound of that “at least…”
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No Nick Robinson, tax cuts are not the signal that Britain means business, they are the signal of an idiot waving a dodgy credit card around. #r4today
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Surreal interview with David Frost in which he said that Brexit will be a success if we can get growth higher. Made more bizarre by Evan D not asking him “wasn’t Brexit the means by which growth would get higher?”#bbcpm #r4today
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Ask not what the Tory government will do for us - demand what Labour will do instead, with fully costed plans even though they are not in power and an election is two years away. And rudely interrupt them when they are giving the answers. It's the same on @bbcr4today. #r4today
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"This BBC is the most right wing since WW2 ?" Could this ever be read out on #r4today ?
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#r4today implying that the pound is tanking only against the dollar. In fact, it's plunging against all currencies.
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There is more interest on #r4today in Labour's tax plans that might happen than the catestrophic polices of the government that actually are.
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Labour should reject "will you reverse it?" and "how will you pay for it?" questions, and say. . . "You might notice we're not in government. We can't undo Friday's tax changes, no matter how wrong they are. What we put in our manifesto will depend on the mess we face" #r4today
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Is this some kind of sick joke @BritishGas? My elderly grandparents in a one bedroomed bungalow? Absolutely disgusting! 😤
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If you’ve only just switched on, do listen on BBC Sounds to leading economist Mohamed El-Erian just after the 7am news. He comprehensively destroys the Truss/Kwarteng plan. #r4today queens.cam.ac.uk/dr-mohamed-…
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Meanwhile, the UK gets an extremist government without even having an election… #r4today
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Parliamentary report by Sean Curran on #r4today hugely played down criticism of the mini-budget from the Tory benches, playing only mild criticism from one MP. Bore no relation to what I watched on TV. Same on World Service in the night: "Little public criticism" it said. 😲
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