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John McTernan
SVP of International Political practice, PSB Formerly Tony Blair's Political Secretary and Julia Gillard's Comms Director
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John McTernan 24m
Replying to @rwb69 @theSNP and 2 others
1. The figure is the Scottish Government’s. 2. Scotland isn’t disadvantaged 3. I have seen no plans to boost growth except magical thinking 4. I was just doing the arithmetic on that
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John McTernan 26m
Replying to @nediaross
Cutting Scottish GDP by 10% has only ever been SNP policy
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John McTernan 43m
Replying to @rwb69 @theSNP and 2 others
If you cut GDP by 10% who are the winners?
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John McTernan 43m
Replying to @rwb69 @theSNP and 2 others
'believe' is the word. But their commitment is to an immediate 10% cut in GDP which is wealth gone forever. And the strategy is 'if we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs'
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Stephanie Zacharek 1h
Tonight, June 20, 9:10 pm, I'll be introducing LAST TANGO IN PARIS at , as part of its stellar centenary tribute to Pauline Kael. Please come if you can!
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John McTernan 1h
Replying to @rwb69 @theSNP
I have seen no credible plans to double growth from the SNP
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John McTernan 2h
For anyon who believes in the need for mixed neighbourhoods
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John McTernan 2h
And if we can double economic growth then within a decade we will finally get back to an economy the same size as it was the year before independence. A lost decade set as a policy ambition.
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Steve Race 2h
Gove stabs Boris through the heart, is banished to Scotland, and the House of Lords picks a random to lead the nation?
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Replying to @skingers @MishalHusain
John Major’s Dome. And still around.
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John McTernan 2h
We have publicly owned housing and a social housing sector and one of the most generous rent subsidy systems in the world. Not exactly neglect.
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John McTernan 2h
Too many people lived in council houses, that’s for sure. But the transfer to Housing Asociationa doesn’t stop them from being social homes
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Kenny Farquharson 3h
When you realise you are hoping Michael Gove becomes prime minister.
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Kirkdale Bookshop 3h
Thinking about this, you were probably hosting the event (in which case ignore) but I strongly recommend "So We Live", a book about Alexander Baron's novels, fresh from
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Jessica Elgot 3h
⏰ 4th ROUND BALLOT JAVID OUT Michael Gove - 61 Jeremy Hunt - 59 Sajid Javid - 34 Boris Johnson - 157 TWO SPOILT BALLOTS! GOVE OVERTAKES HUNT
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Steven Gray 3h
The idea that the last Labour government was contemptuous of the working classes is simply farcical - compared to either the policies of the current Labour Party or the Tories.
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John McTernan 3h
One in five homes is hardly decimation. RTB was liberation.
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PolicyReviewEU 3h
Gazpacho for smoothness and nutrition
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John McTernan 3h
Replying to @DawnHFoster
Chicken broth. Banana milkshake well liquidised.
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