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Sebastian Payne
Whitehall correspondent and presenter of Payne’s Politics podcast. Writing 'Broken Heartlands' for . Views not always pink.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 21
Replying to @hzeffman
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Sebastian Payne Oct 21
Replying to @SebastianEPayne
Gove also says constitutional review (promised in Tory manifesto) is still coming: "It has been a learning process for everyone. It does raise a broader question, not about power grabs and clawbacks but making sure the whole devolution settlement works."
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Sebastian Payne Oct 21
Replying to @robertshrimsley
Strikingly, Michael Gove acknowledges mistakes were made on communications: "I think that from our point of view we should have always and should continue to involve them in more conversations."
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Sebastian Payne Oct 21
The UK's constitutional settlement has never been more uncertain. Brilliant piece by and gang on how the pandemic risks pulling apart the union. Fixing the union will define the second half of Johnson's first term as prime minister.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 19
Must read from the impeccably sourced on how No10 hopes mass testing can get Britain out of its coronavirus funk over the coming months
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Sebastian Payne Oct 18
Disagree with the UK. Everyone minister I’ve spoken to in recent months really wants a Biden win because they want certainty, an end to Trump’s impulsiveness and think he’d shore up the rules based order which is good for Britain - did a fine column it.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 18
Kingdom of Northumbria shall rise again!
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Sebastian Payne Oct 18
Replying to @SebastianEPayne
Next stop for my book research: Grimsby. The port is vast and very much still in operation, but the scores of abandoned offices, cafes and warehouses are a reminder of when it was home to the largest fishing fleet in Europe.
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George Parker Oct 17
Great chat on Brexit and the northern rebellion - me in the chair this week with ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and ⁦
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Sebastian Payne Oct 16
Replying to @IanLaveryMP
Time for you to return the kiss!
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Sebastian Payne Oct 16
Replying to @jamesrbuk
hello, have I told you about how you were always my favourite friend?
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Sebastian Payne Oct 16
Crucially, Boris Johnson hasn’t walked out on negotiations today. Talks still continuing - plus ça change. We’re not yet at the political end game when we’ll really find out if there’s going to a Brexit trade deal or not.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 16
Replying to @duncanrobinson
To follow that line of argument, Farage and co began their movement by selling home-baked fruitcakes at Ukip conference
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Sebastian Payne Oct 16
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket" - Eric Hoffer
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Sebastian Payne Oct 15
Evening all, I'm reviewing tomorrow's papers from sunny South Yorkshire this evening with on Sky News. Join us at 10:30 and 11:30pm for latest on coronavirus, Brexit, coronavirus and Brexit.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 15
Now investigating the correlation between pub digital detox sceptics and first time Tory voters 🧐
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Sebastian Payne Oct 15
Back in 2018, I wrote this column about why the residents of Sheffield were so upset about the removal of their trees. Today, the council has finally apologised for its efforts to destroy the city’s urban environment.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 15
Replying to @SebastianEPayne
Next up on my research trip is Wakefield, a prime example of how cultural generation can attempt to step into the void left by departed industry. The Hepworth Gallery and Sculpture Park are wonderful, but the city centre still struggles.
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Sebastian Payne Oct 15
Replying to @yngvlgrn
You can still socialise outdoors, yes. Tier 3 bans that
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Sophia Gaston Oct 13
Will 'Stop the Boats' become the next Australian-grown, three-word slogan to straddle Downing Street's podiums? Me for the on how and why Brexit Britain has fallen under Australia's beguiling spell:
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