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robert shrimsley
Chief UK political commentator and UK editor at large, Financial Times; no sense of English irony.
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robert shrimsley 2h
Replying to @jemimajoanna
in any case elections do not take place in a vacuum. the choice is Biden or Trump; not Biden '04, Biden 2020 or Trump
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robert shrimsley 5h
Immutable law of Daily Mail journalism. If the headline is a question it means they have no facts to back it up
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robert shrimsley 5h
Replying to @jemimajoanna
In a literal sense of course you are right. But in the sense that matters, the issue is not speed of thought but clarity of thought. He's stumbled on words for years but not obviously on meaning.
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robert shrimsley 5h
Replying to @pjhalliwell
thanks Paul.
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robert shrimsley 7h
That's interesting Mark - and from what I've heard in the past, perhaps unsurprising. It's a very fine Uni. Hope all's good with you
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robert shrimsley 9h
Replying to @jemimajoanna
is there not a difference between rhetorical capabilities and mental faculty? seems pretty fair to argue he is not as fast a debater as he once was,but if it takes him 20 seconds to realise the point rather than five, that just means he's slowed down not necessarily lost ability
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Jim Pickard 12h
in case you thought the idea of building anti-migrant walls in the English Channel is either 1] trolling by Number 10 or 2] blue-sky thinking I can reveal Home Office has launched a secret consultation with the maritime industry into how this might work:
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robert shrimsley 13h
yes - it's very frustrating. you want to be snide about his snapping but he turns out to be rather good at photography on top of everything else
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robert shrimsley 13h
when everyone knows that in fact I radiate sunshine
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robert shrimsley 13h
It has also long been clear that too many universities (in England at least) don’t really care about undergraduates, seeing each one as little more than a £9,200 money transfer on legs. On university lockdowns and failing the young
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robert shrimsley 13h
Replying to @robertshrimsley
The young are owed for this crisis in so many ways. I wish I could be confident the debt will be honoured. - On the cruel college lockdowns and how the middle-aged have mortgaged students future for our present :
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robert shrimsley 13h
On locked-up students: "Others face periods of close-quarter confinement like the passengers on those cruise ships that were never allowed to dock, only with worse food and without Jane McDonald to sing for them".
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robert shrimsley 15h
Replying to @duncanrobinson
Twitter poll: a) 🟧 yes b) 🟨no c) 🟫 maybe
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robert shrimsley 15h
Replying to @Dannythefink
The Water Tweeters - one of the great social reforming novels
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
good to hear. stay strong💪
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
Replying to @Letttie
Because that’s how voters judge it when they watch, regardless of what it is meant to be
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
Replying to @OrchidPractice
One at a time!
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
Replying to @john_tomaney
thanks John. Hope you are keeping well
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
Replying to @robertshrimsley
Unwilling to compromise with the electorate and unable to accept half a loaf they ended with none at all. My review of Owen Jones new book on the Corbyn project
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robert shrimsley Sep 30
An attempt to keep the manifesto without the man: My review of Owen Jones' new book on the Corbyn years
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