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Carolyn
Parenting, politics, yoga, books, biscuits. Interim Head Communications & Public Affairs . Views own. Author 3 Toothbrushes
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Carolyn 25m
I really want to , but I can’t sign the petition. Here’s why.
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Carolyn 3h
Replying to @jayremac
I totally know what you mean. But if we ever want to live in normal times again, we need to find a democratic way out of this.
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Carolyn 4h
I desperately want to stay in the EU. But I haven’t signed the Revoke Article 50 Petition. Here’s why.
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Carolyn 7h
...which means it’s a ! Picked this up and am very much looking forward to it.
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Carolyn 7h
I loved ’s book. She describes how we have unreasonable expectations of MPs, abuse them, discourage them from scrutinising legislation and expect them to spend a fortune to get elected. This book should lead to action (but won’t because Brexit 😬)
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Carolyn 7h
Tim Shipman’s All Out War is as thoroughly detailed, fascinating and depressing as you might imagine. The most interesting part for me was Gove and Johnson’s odd and ultimately destructive post-referendum dance: of which I fear they are preparing an encore...
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Carolyn 21h
Strong contender for best tweet ever.
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Caroline Criado Perez Mar 19
Shocking and appalling how was treated by . I hope she's making a formal complaint
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Carolyn Mar 19
Really enjoyed today’s . Loads of great speakers, my head is buzzing with ideas now. One small criticism is it was v Westminster focused: would have been nice to hear acknowledgment of devolved administrations’ existence. Otherwise a top day.
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Carolyn Mar 19
Man. NI chat is tricky!
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Carolyn Mar 19
I don’t know, I am completely out of my depth on this one!
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Carolyn Mar 19
And now I am listening to explain how Niccolo Machiavelli would have handled Brexit! It would, apparently, have been rice pudding compared to the issues he had to deal with. This conference is nothing if not varied.
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Carolyn Mar 19
Fascinating to hear Claire of talk about their very creative approach to a campaign on puppy smuggling: sent MPs a “secret agent” pack complete with invisible ink, wax-sealed mission instructions and heat reveal mug.
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Carolyn Mar 19
Replying to @AnnaLangside
Hope you recycled it!
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Carolyn Mar 19
Replying to @AnnaLangside
You do get some stonking outfits Anna!
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Carolyn Mar 19
Words of experience from about getting govt to act: in the first half of a parliamentary session govt can do things. In the second half they’re trying to make problems go away.
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Carolyn Mar 19
Really fascinating talk by on what it’s like to be an MP getting a Private Member’s Bill through Parliament. Such good examples of taking time to speak to opponents and letting others take credit so they feel ownership.
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Carolyn Mar 19
And another excellent piece of campaign advice from : make your enemy’s arguments your friend. That will provide your campaign strategy.
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Carolyn Mar 19
I like ’s distinction between campaigning by protest and campaigning by solution: latter is harder but much more effective.
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