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Nick Hewitt
, author of Firing on Fortress Europe, Coastal Convoys, Kaiser’s Pirates. Head of Exhibitions/Collections . On TV a bit. Views my own
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Nick Hewitt 10h
Because Vladimir tells them to? 😂
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Nick Hewitt 10h
was launched in 2000. Ustinov was launched in 1982. Like much of the Russian fleet she’s a patched up Cold War veteran which doesn’t deploy out of home waters very much or for long. But sure, you keep bashing the RN because it suits whatever agenda you have.
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
Replying to @ProfGSheffield
It’s loaded & should be used with care. That said I’ve just used it in the context of the Allied Intervention in Russia & I stand by it, given the appalling planning, resourcing, allied cohesion & intel, coupled with complete failure to define objectives. Will await brickbats!
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
Privateer? They were often mercantile hulls pierced for guns?
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
I always do!
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
.....since 1965?
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
Replying to @DullMuseumSnaps
So. Proud. 😂
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
So thrilled to find that is a thing. My phone is rammed with ‘em 😂 after much thought I’ve chosen these bolts. They have a very difficult and unusual head. Honest.
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Nick Hewitt Nov 17
Ex-warship sold into trade maybe? That happened quite a lot I think.
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Fascinating! I wonder whose? Turkish or Russian presumably but if there’s anything we can do do shout!
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Any idea of her story? Trader or man ‘o’ war?
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Or indeed HMS Cockchafer....
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Great making a flying visit to my lovely colleagues yesterday and talk about the Also the new Pump House gallery looks AMAZING! Anyone who loves should go. PS a night out in is pretty damn good too ;)
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Amazing!
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Sadly I didn’t enjoy the benefits of a classical education. The study of history however has taught me that decisions made in the name of the ‘will of the people’ generally don’t turn out so well. Enjoy your day though.
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
So if the people in a referendum chose to hand power to a dictator and abolish parliament you’d be ok with that?
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Hey is not time we made a really concerted effort to engage with the LAST D-Day LCT!
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
I’m sorry but if you follow that argument to its logical conclusion parliament could choose to hand power to a military (or Marxist) dictator, or back to the Monarch, or whatever. And I realise it’s not the first referendum, I don’t believe any of them are constitutional or right
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
I’m pretty sure Parliament can’t simply ‘choose’ to delegate. That’s not how can constitutions (even unwritten ones) are supposed to work. Delegating authority in this way was a betrayal of parliamentary sovereignty and an epic abrogation of responsibility.
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Nick Hewitt Nov 16
Replying to @JonathanBoff
I’m thinking there might be a few little inconsequential moments from history that predispose them to reject that cunning plan Baldrick 😂
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