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Matthew Thompson
Senior Reporter . Ex . Norn Irish, gym rat, linguist. Nobody has ever said anything about me worth quoting. matthew.thompson@global.com/DM open
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Matthew Thompson 8h
NEW: As discussed with just now, Govt is warned that former miners who die of coronavirus could lose thousands of pounds in industrial injury compensation:
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Matthew Thompson 9h
Replying to @mattuthompson
Also, in signs that the lockdown has had a significant impact on "county lines" drug dealing, which often uses children to smuggle drugs out of the city: Missing reports for children are down 38%. And for children identified as at risk of county lines, they're down 50%.
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Matthew Thompson 9h
NEW: Striking figures from on tackling drug-related crime during lockdown. Arrests for drug trafficking have increased by 56% on same period last year. Drug trafficking charges have increased 143% And the value of cash and other asset seizures by *274%*
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Matthew Thompson 11h
Replying to @AVMikhailova
Richly deserved Anna. Fair to say you’ve had an excellent crisis!
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Matthew Thompson Jun 1
So. Anyone know how to build an Ark?
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Matthew Thompson Jun 1
Replying to @mattuthompson
That’s not to say whether they’re right or wrong. Just that whilst they may be guided by some (imperfect) scientific understanding, they are still political decisions.
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Matthew Thompson Jun 1
The fact that there can be so much disagreement about whether it’s safe or not to ease the lockdown is all the proof you need that there’s no such thing as “the science”, even if you wanted to follow it, and that all these decisions are fundamentally political.
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Matthew Thompson May 29
The live rolling news cameras weren’t much of a clue then?
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jonkarl May 29
Replying to @OmarJimenez
After an intervention (and an apology) from the governor, CNN‘s has been released and is back on the job. His poise and professionalism while being intimidated and arrested on live television was truly impressive. Great work,
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Matthew Thompson May 29
Replying to @mattuthompson
For the "nothing to do with him being black" brigade:
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Matthew Thompson May 29
Are you actually kidding me? Minnesota police arrest a black CNN reporter live on air as he covers riots caused by police racism.
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Ed Brown May 29
Bbc correction / clarification on the Newsnight / Maitlis statement from the other day. It clarifies that the problem with the monologue was that it claimed to represent public opinion as being shocked Cummings broke rules - and so cld have been perceived as partial. See below
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Matthew Thompson May 29
This is really troubling. The potential for fraud in the track and trace system is clearly huge.
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Matthew Thompson May 29
Replying to @j2502ackie
I said no such thing. I simply said I was astounded at that particular racist comment, on an article about racism. You inferred the rest. I'm plenty informed on Scottish politics thanks. Informed enough to know that racism exists both within and without nationalism.
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Matthew Thompson May 29
Replying to @j2502ackie
It takes a really special kind of moron to attack me for calling out misbehaviour in the people you claim to oppose.
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Matthew Thompson May 29
Replying to @MaajidNawaz @theSNP
Am flabbergasted by this Maajid. I mean, it would be hilarious if it weren't also so grim.
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Matthew Thompson May 29
The absolute irony of a Scottish nationalist critiquing a piece about racism in Scottish nationalism... by being racist? 🤦‍♂️
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Matthew Thompson May 28
Ah yes. Taking a leaf right out of the Lord’s book there Bo. Exactly the kind of language Jesus would have approved of I’m sure.
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Matthew Thompson May 28
Take a bow . Blink twice if the Prime Minister has taken you hostage.
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Ben Kentish LBC May 28
Boris Johnson actually just said, in relation to a totally unrelated question: “We are not saying that people should be free to travel across the country to stay in other people’s houses.”
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