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Iain Martin
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Iain Martin 6h
The video of him reading poetry in a hat might be some sort of post-modern penance. His whole schtick has a deranged Savonarola feel to it, so it might be that.
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Iain Martin 6h
Don't think that's the criticism - beyond the point that the leader chap is a terrible twit. It's more the "don't fly unless it's an emergency" schtick and then him flying to go skiing and to go to Tuscany.
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Iain Martin 10h
Agreed. Wasn't really meaning Vietnam. More the "silent majority" backlash after endless protest (much of it valid) about everything. It's a small c conservative dynamic - most people don't protest, work quietly, and within reason want to be left to get on with life unimpeded.
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Mark Fox 11h
Register to vote online | Your Vote Matters
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Iain Martin 11h
Replying to @JamieJBartlett
I don't doubt it. It's a cynical and extremist approach, which, as is the way of things, will produce a robust response from those who disagree and don't like being lectured by that smug twit leading it. Weirdly, will help the Brexit party too. Who won the 1968 US election?
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Tom Harwood Apr 17
When I grow up I want to be foreign language poetry performing Robin Boardman-Pattison
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Ruth Dudley Edwards 18h
"As is often the case with these millenarian movements, the leaders are literally educated out of their wits." "And then they shall see Robin Boardman-Pattison coming in a cloud with power and great glory"
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Iain Martin 13h
Replying to @NigelAWatson
They're not "at work". They are on duty.
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Iain Martin 13h
Skateboarding policeman. What is the Met doing?
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Iain Martin 18h
Netflix getting in ever deeper water over David Attenborough Walrus death documentary
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Iain Martin Apr 17
Is there anyone out there ready to do something about house prices? (Good question, from Walter Ellis for Reaction )
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Iain Martin 18h
Netflix getting in ever deeper water over David Attenborough Walrus death documentary
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Richard Fletcher 20h
The CBI, the self-appointed voice of business, is widely quoted this morning ( etc) attacking proposals for well-needed reform of our failing auditors. Yet nowhere does the lobby group disclose its close and extensive links to the Big Four accountants ....
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Merryn Somerset Webb 20h
So much weirdness but this little detail gets me. Why is it a big deal to leave kids with their dad for a couple of days?
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Iain Martin 20h
I am sure that is happening. I hope they are doing People's Vote too.
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Iain Martin 20h
Hardly anyone listens to his radio show. They do watch the news. His message on Friday was clear, well-branded, precise and on point. I sympathise, to an extent. Farage is hard to fight. Remain has - and I am staggered - failed to anticipate the euros.
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Iain Martin 20h
Yes, but that's not his narrative - his message is much more direct than that (to appeal also to pro-deal Brexit people who have had it up to here being shouted at by Remainers). It's boot the people who failed to respect/deliver on a democratic vote.
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Iain Martin 21h
Replying to @GeorgeTrefgarne
He was on the One Show last night talking about being nice to the environment. Did very well. Has had his hair done.
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Iain Martin 21h
Replying to @EmmaKennedy
He won. Had a huge impact. He got to 4m votes, and so terrified the Tories in 2014 that they promised a referendum.
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