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Gareth Russell
Historian and author - latest book is "Young and Damned and Fair", a biography of Queen Catherine Howard (Simon & Schuster, US; HarperCollins, UK).
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Paul Brand Nov 18
Jeremy Corbyn says he “doesn’t know” how he’d vote in a second EU referendum.
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(((Dan Hodges))) Nov 15
There is no possibility - none at all - of ditching May, starting the negotiations from scratch, and securing a new, 'better' deal by March. So what the Brexiteers are really talking about is replacing her deal with No Deal. Fair enough. But they need to be honest about it now.
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Jamie Susskind Nov 16
It is so fucking dark that people just want to deny this happened rather than engage with the fact that a Jewish female MP had to be protected by police at her own party conference.
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Nathen Amin ✒️📚🎄 Nov 15
Theresa May has taken an utter pasting in Parliament this morning - it's basically every Tory and Labour MP, whether Brexiters or Remainers, ripping her to shreds. I actually commend her for not standing up and just saying "Oh fuck you all" and getting started on the Gin.
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Gareth Russell Nov 15
Every now and then, when arranging speaking events on the lines of “oh, that’s the Immaculate Conception! Perfect!,” I realise that I am too medieval and potentially too Catholic, despite my Presbyterian baptism, to function.
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Gareth Russell Nov 13
What level of fucking cretinous do you have to be? As to anyone who cites their youth, I liked drinking and occasionally skipping class at 18. I still magically managed to avoid giving the Nazi salute and being totally worthless to society.
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Auschwitz Memorial Nov 12
It is so hard to find words... This is why every single day we work hard to educate. We need to explain what is the danger of hateful ideology rising. Auschwitz with its gas chambers was at the very end of the long process of normalizing and accommodating hatred.
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Gareth Russell Nov 12
Find yourself somebody who looks at you like alexa.reid.smith looked at me as I gave my speech at her wedding rehearsal dinner, in which years of failed boating trips and me accidentally…
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Helen Rappaport Nov 11
This moment made me gasp out loud with recognition. Like a great giant leap back into real time — their time. I shall carry this with me always.
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Gareth Russell Nov 11
“I remember quite well thinking when I was seventeen that I could never be happy again. I mean everybody was unhappy. Because one knew so many people. Every day somebody was killed, you…
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Gareth Russell Nov 11
That’s also a grossly kind, and wrong, interpretation of what “Better Hitler than Blum” meant.
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Steve Schmidt Nov 10
The “ Commander in Chief”’disgraced the United States Marine Corps today. He is a disgrace
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Gareth Russell Nov 10
This is from a sincere conservative figures, who is also Winston Churchill’s grandson. Please don’t call Trump a conservative. He’s a narcissistic aberration who has, through sheer shallow, vulgar laziness disrespected millions who didn’t have a doctor as flexible as his.
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David Frum Nov 10
Replying to @davidfrum
It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary - and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow
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Gareth Russell Nov 10
I’m bringing back tomfoolery.
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Gareth Russell Nov 10
My sister: You forget just how upsetting Matthew’s death in Downton was. Me: I know. And right after such a fun shooting trip to Duneagle. Appalled sister: I was thinking more it being after the birth of his son. Me: oh... yeah. I am a monster.
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Gareth Russell Nov 10
Started to suspect that I wasn’t too well when I became overwhelmed by emotion at an episode of Four in a Bed, the show which has B&B owners stay and rate each other’s businesses.
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Gareth Russell Nov 9
Replying to @ajdillard81
Always.
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Gareth Russell Nov 9
This is literally my Soul speaking.
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Charlie King Nov 7
This is my favourite festive GDPR gag of Christmas 2018 so far.
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