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DavidMapstone
World is crazier & more of it than we think, incorrigibly plural (not me; Louis MacNeice) Working at Sky News, but blame me not them for my tweeting mistakes.
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DavidMapstone 6h
Some bold and wonderful news, here.
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DavidMapstone 6h
William Hague's article this morning has - wittingly or not - given very good cover for Sajid Javid to make an exceptionally radical statement on medicinal cannabis.
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DavidMapstone 8h
Sky Views on the PM's health funding announcement by
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DavidMapstone 10h
Replying to @duff91
be fair it's a third right !
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DavidMapstone 10h
of course - now I've remembered the whole amusing oakeshot stuff from the other day - yep sorry RB. Your empire not as impressive as I'd assumed.
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Dan Grabham 11h
Well I never knew this.
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DavidMapstone 11h
Replying to @kathrynjohnston
There's this, which is quite interesting. Also, I'm on the credits.
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DavidMapstone 11h
Replying to @kathrynjohnston
There's almost nothing of Walden on Youtube. Like a lot of other great stuff, it is too old to be plastered on the internet - and too recent & ephemeral to be nostalgia. The modern memory hole.
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DavidMapstone 11h
Replying to @kathrynjohnston
He & his producers basically invented the long form forensic interview on TV. An art form which in its heyday helped to bring down Prime Ministers (eg when Brian interviewed Thatcher & Lawson on successive weeks in October 1989) , but now exists only residually.
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DavidMapstone 11h
Replying to @kathrynjohnston
ach I'm not so sure. Like GG Walden was an individual & a great rhetorician. I worked with him fleetingly & remain a big admirer.
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DavidMapstone 11h
Replying to @RobBurl
ah... well you may be chums soon. He is applying to be presenter of Question Time. He's waiting on your call Rob! (allow your mind to linger, for a second, on what fun that would be)
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DavidMapstone 12h
Why not ? Remember Brian Walden
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DavidMapstone 22h
Replying to @sgardner
Wonderfully inaptly named pub there
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DavidMapstone 23h
Quite amazing. Everyone in this campaign should feel very proud but especially the Caldwells.
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Lee Wellings Jun 16
Seriously one of the great World Cup achievements. Iceland drawing their first ever WC match against Argentina. The population of Beunos Aires is apparently 45 times larger than Iceland
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Feargal Sharkey Jun 15
Did I mention by the way 40 years ago today I walked into a recording studio, put a pair on headphones on, and sang this.
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Ian Acheson Jun 16
Outstanding. Common sense and humanity has prevailed. Don't forget, if it wasn't for relentless pressure from the likes of the bureaucratic wheels would have remained stuck.
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DavidMapstone Jun 16
Absolutely essential reading. The kind of thing I’m retweeting partly so I can find it again easily to refer to.
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DavidMapstone Jun 15
A good FT article painting a dark picture of Sorrell. I had not realised he was a guest at the recent royal wedding. Why?
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Steve Moore Jun 15
It should never have come to this. Five days after his medicine was confiscated Billy is in hospital. Not a single paediatric neurologist recommended by the Home Office returned Charlotte’s call. Sickening
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