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Aditya Chakrabortty
I am gainfully employed by a newspaper. Future generations will not be able to say that.
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Mark Drakeford 25m
Furlough is crucial for businesses. But said he wouldn’t extend it in Wales when we asked. He also said no when we asked him to bring forward the Job Support Scheme to help businesses – we even said we’d pay the difference. It’s now clear he could have said yes.
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Keerthik Sasidharan 31 Jul 14
An ivory statue of Vishnu gifted to Freud by Girindrasekhar Bose on 75th birthday. Stayed on his desk till his death.
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Aditya Chakrabortty 11h
Replying to @chakrabortty
Heartwarming to remember that Johnson spent the run-up to a second wave promising us Operation Moonshot. Anyone seen that?
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Aditya Chakrabortty 12h
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The questions the press must ask are: What support will be given to workers and businesses under lockdown? The furlough scheme ends today. What will be different after the lockdown? Will government use the month’s grace to turn around the failing test and trace programme.
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Aditya Chakrabortty 12h
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It’s a policy that enrages John Redwood and the libertarians on the backbenches, while impoverishing the Red Wall.
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Mark Paul Oct 30
Polanyi has a lot of great lines, but this one wins in my book: The "laissez-faire economy was the product of deliberate state action, subsequent restriction on laissez-faire started in a spontaneous way. Laissez-faire was planned; planning was not”
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Aditya Chakrabortty 12h
Park for a moment the science and the business arguments. The great unacknowledged fact is that forcing a lockdown on the cheap (no furlough, no sick pay) is the riskiest political strategy that could be taken by Johnson. It smashes the coalition that gave him his 2019 landslide
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Aditya Chakrabortty 21h
That’s right: Eat Out to Help Out was 500 million pounds of your money spent by the government that wouldn’t spend your money making sure kids eat at half term.
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Aditya Chakrabortty 22h
Got to applaud the grown up government of leaking national lockdown to newspapers on Friday night, holding a press conference on Monday afternoon then bringing it in... on Wednesday?
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 30
If Johnson loves the NHS so much, why does he shovel millions at Deloitte and Serco and McKinsey?
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 30
The podcast is great, as is
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Hannah Jane Parkinson Oct 30
I love pharmacists so much. They are the friendliest, most helpful drug dealers you will ever meet. They are a big part of my life (bipolar etc) & I am ever grateful. Today’s column is a special one to me. 🩹💊🌡
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Beer Cider Barman w/ London accent Oct 29
. is one of the smartest commentators the UK has, with deep experience of America.
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 29
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Jennifer Lawrence Oct 15
I wrote a thing....
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Feryal Clark MP Oct 28
"We remember. Not in our heads, but our whole bodies." If you only watch one thing today, make sure it's Lord Griffiths' powerful speech on why we need to extend free school meals over the school holidays.
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 28
It's still LON-ka
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 28
very moving maiden speech by Lord
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 28
Replying to @ThatKerryHudson
Congratulations! And welcome, Kai.
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Aditya Chakrabortty Oct 28
Genuinely outrageous.
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