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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 14h
Replying to @Jason_Blean
I suggest you read my tweet again.
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DavidMapstone 14h
Replying to @Jason_Blean
No, not as a journalist. I’m talking about the conditions of life (which is also a subject of journalism). Remember that those freedoms you list are not available under the opposition. Also it’s not a preference for “fine wine and food” - it’s a preference for any food at all.
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Lindsey Hilsum 16h
Replying to @DavidMapstone
Depends who you are. Not if you’re one of the thousands of political prisoners. Yes if you’re not, partly bcs you’re not bombed all the time. (Rebel missiles less effective. ) But living under ISIS worst of all.
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DavidMapstone 14h
Replying to @crusaders1898
For most of them, yes, compared to the bloody chaos of the decade after his removal. But the question I don’t know the answer to is; does that fact make his violent removal wrong?
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DavidMapstone 14h
Replying to @Jason_Blean
If I was a middle aged man with a family (which in real life, is what I am) then I do rate food & services over freedom of expression & assembly.
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DavidMapstone 16h
Should Russian football clubs be banned from European competition ? There seems an endemic, cultural problem with murderous hooliganism,as there was with English clubs in the 80s.
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George Osborne 18h
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DavidMapstone 16h
I really don’t want to be accused of spreading “pro Assad propaganda” but this touches on an important point. For ordinary people (which you could say is the only thing that matters), is life better or worse under the Syrian govt than the opposition? We tend to not address that.
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DavidMapstone 19h
You wouldn't expect Trump, of all people, to reference a Northern Soul classic in his speech today, but he did. (according to )
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DavidMapstone 20h
When you see a normal Welsh sheep, sees a dramatic Brexit conundrum. Watch this - there are sheep in it :
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DavidMapstone 22h
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DavidMapstone Feb 23
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DavidMapstone Feb 23
Are those who attacked Jennifer Lawrence’s choice of dress on feminist grounds also attacking Jane Seymour? If not I’m curious what the difference is.
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DavidMapstone Feb 23
I’ve got an idea: let Orangemen do whatever they want. And let anti Orangemen slag them off in whatever way they want. The police should detect crimes. Civil & Religious Liberty.
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DavidMapstone Feb 22
Replying to @iainoverton
well, certainly a question, yes
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DavidMapstone Feb 22
Replying to @iainoverton
yes. I'd love to know what the protocols are for it; who has primacy in command & control, do the local police know about it, etc.
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DavidMapstone Feb 22
Replying to @iainoverton
I am usually fairly absolutist when it comes to the press's right to know stuff. In this case however I don;t see what we would gain from knowing that. And we would potentially lose some security.
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Prof.Frank McDonough Feb 22
It’s 75th anniversary of the death one of the most heroic women in history: Sophie Scholl, executed by Nazis on 22 February 1943. I met her sister Elisabeth when I was researching my biography of her. I asked her: “What’s your favourite photo of Sophie? I put it in the cover.
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DavidMapstone Feb 21
I can’t help regretting the Metropolitan Police hadn’t won their Supreme Court case today. It is for the police, & their political masters, to set policing priorities - not lawyers.
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DavidMapstone Feb 20
An interesting little polemic against Corbynomics. There’s a powerful counter case to be made against it,stressing under investment & the corrosive effects of rentier capitalism, but this makes a strong argument.
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