Lefty liberal by temperament, exasperated by experience. Not strictly qualified for most arguments, but I do read a lot.

Stockport UK
Joined July 2009
An "iron-clad commitment" to cutting debt which rests on assumptions of instant growth will be treated with the contempt it deserves. #bbcwt
Benefits uprating A former director of legislative affairs at No 10 writes. . . #bbcpm #c4news
With thanks to @barnespa, apologies for wrong info on benefits legislation in previous tweet! A bad cold has clearly addled my ability to read Commons Library briefings. This is a procedural thread so can be dry but I do know how deeply this concerns many people 1/
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Gosh, what a wit. All such a laugh…
.@KwasiKwarteng at @Policy_Exchange : “this won’t be a Fidel Castro speech, it won’t last three hours”
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Endemic to Taiwan? #bbcpm
The Formosan clouded leopard was declared extinct in 2013 after no sightings since 1983. In February of 2019, it was spotted for the first time in almost 40 years. Photo by Charles Barilleaux
The speeches only happen between 16:00 and 18:00. #bbcpm
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Truss is bringing professionalism back to her office (apparently): 1. Not appointing an ethics advisor? 2. Borrowing office staff from a lobbying company 3. Her personal style Kuenssberg: How many people voted for your plan? Truss: . . . . . What do you mean by that? #bbcpm
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What we need is a bigger pie! #bbcpm
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Semantics is the study of meaning. It's not a word which should be used to dismiss ideas. #bbcpm
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British data is common sense data! What is actually wrong with GDPR? Won't people who have any dealings with anybody in the EU simply have to conform to GDPR? #bbcpm
Big cheer for Culture secretary Michelle Donelan as she announces plans to replace GDPR with a new "British Data Protection" plan focused on commonsense while protecting data privacy. It will be a "British system of data protection," she says. Big cheer from the audience. #CPC22
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Steve Rosenberg's comments must surely be monitored by his hosts. #bbcpm
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A professor of European law writes. . . #bbcpm
"Kwarteng pledges to review, replace or repeal retained EU law holding our country back". Ie legislation on employment rights, environmental standards, consumer protection, public health. We know his judgement is so sound and fair. So brace yourselves: DEREGULATE, DEREGULATE...
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Do Trussteng's investment zones allow more public investment (buses) Mr Street? I must have missed it. #bbcpm
My son assures me that, though the doors are open, there's no heating on. #bbcpm
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Repent! For a slightly different protocol is nigh. #bbcpm
Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker says UK needs to show 'humility' with EU over NI Protocol bbc.in/3UYyJyu
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Truss would like to be able to get far enough to invite Biden over for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next Easter. That means a working agreement with the EU. And a working Stormont assembly and executive. Ideally. #bbcpm
Brexit: UK and EU to restart talks over NI Protocol bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-i…
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Come on Ms Reeves! You're talking about other things in the "growth plan", not just the U-turn. Get out! #bbcpm
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Blair/Brown worked with income tax at 20% and 40%. If that's all *actually paid*, it's a good start. Then you look at people who aren't paid in actual *money on the payroll*, and either make that harder or ensure it's taxed. Or both. Then see what else you need. #bbcpm
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How will a replacement for GDPR work with the UK-EU trade agreement? #bbcpm
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Kwarteng: We were faced with a 70-year high tax burden. Threatened by those irresponsible bastards the Conservative party government generation -1. #bbcpm
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