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[Thread] This is an animation of what #SackTomWatson looks like on Twitter, through Gephi. Will have a closer look at some of it to explain what it means or if there's anything worthy of note. #peoplespmqs
The nodes (circles) represent individual Twitter accounts. The lines between the nodes are tweets, retweets, mentions or replies. At the moment, the colours represent communities. Communities are a network of nodes that have interacted with each other on the hashtag. The green
community on the right for example, is clustered around @georgegalloway . I have made the size of node relate to the relative influence of someone in a given network. As you can see from the below image, George Galloway is an influential actor on #SackTomWatson hashtag.
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We're back for #PeoplesPMQs on Facebook. Boris Johnson says people can feel "pretty disconnected" from politics and this is his effort to address that.
Johnson says he will appoint a "homeless tsar" and will soon outline a national plan to tackle it, citing again his time as mayor of London #PeoplesPMQs
Johnson on the prorogation row: "If opposition members of parliament disagree with our approach, it's always up to them to take up our offer of an election - twice".
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So, how many quotes does anyone want from Thucydides and other ancient sources about Pericles dismissing the views of the people when he didn’t agree with them..? #PeoplesPMQs
Pericles, at least in Thucydides’ account, articulates a vision of democracy, true, but it’s one that is distinctly odd in a number of respects. And he is praised for *not* paying attention to the wishes of the people, unlike his successors, but for getting them to follow him.
Indeed, he was precisely the sort of elite politician who persisted in pursuing his own policy even after the citizens had voted against it, rather than accepting that he’d lost and should get over it.
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The first "People's PMQs" with @BorisJohnson starts in 30 seconds here facebook.com/10downingstree…
@BorisJohnson Johnson begins with a coded attack on Philip Hammond on stopping a no deal Brexit:

"There's a terrible collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends."
Johnson notably dodges a question on holding an election after October 31:

"I think the British public have had a lot of elections and electoral events." #PeoplesPMQs
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