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Subversive. Challenging. 2 children, 6 hens, 2 rabbits, 1 dog. Programme Director @Grenoble_EM. #Digital #Marketing #Politics #Immigrant #LREM *My views only*
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2 Jun 20
Dear fellow white people

I never thought I’d start a message like that.

But we need to talk.

What is happening today in America is not just about race in America.

#BlackOutTuesday #BlackLivesMatter

1/8
People of colour around the world are still treated worse than animals. Watch the reaction as people are disgusted by the destruction of TVs in a Target but don’t show the same reaction to the continual victimisation and killing of innocent people of colour...

2/8
because apparently, to them, there’s some kind of moral equivalence between the two.

This is a problem. Obviously, it is a problem for people of colour – they are the victims of it. But it is a problem for white people more and we need to step up.

3/8
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25 May 20
Let's have a chat about digital diversion, manipulation, Twitter bots and the misspelling of Dominic Cummings' name...

1/11
No doubt, since @BorisJohnson refused to sack #DominicCummings yesterday, you will have noted that, among the Twitter trending topics, have been a lot of misspellings of Dominic Cummings' name.

This is not a coincidence.

2/11
This has been going on for a few hours now - and it is still the case.

So why are there so many versions of Dominic Cummings doing the rounds? And why should you ensure that you use the correct spelling and not one of the trending ones?

3/11
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7 Apr 20
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

This #ClapForBoris thing. Put down your burning torch and have a listen.

Dominic Cummings has one technique. It's not complicated. It works like this

Find a group
Divide the group
Create conflict
Do what you want while everyone is distracted

1/4
#ClapForBoris is very much #ClassicDom.

You take a group - people who use #ClapForTheNHS or #ClapForOurCarers
Divide it - using #ClapForBoris
Create conflict - happening now
Do whatever it is he is planning

YOU ARE VITAL TO THIS PLAN

2/4
If you remove step 2 - you automatically remove step 3 and that means step 4 can't happen.

So, how do you stop #ClassicDom dividing the group?

Ignore him. Ignore #ClapForBoris. Get on with your lives. Do not mention it. Do not rise to it. IGNORE IT.

3/4
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22 Feb 20
The person behind me in this restaurant is on what I am guessing is very much a first, and soon to be last, date.
He started off by explaining how one of his friends "really should just die. No, I mean it. We've all had enough now. He needs to die. He's so annoying."

He's a charmer.
He asked her what sort of music she likes. Before she got to breathe, he launched into his love for Justin Bieber's back catalogue.

She never answered.
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22 Jan 20
Apologies if addressing this sensitive subject causes upset this early in the morning but I can't keep quiet any more.

I'm worried about the size of my testicles.

So, I'm sitting on my seat on this train and this fella has got on the train and is in the next seat. 1/7
I don't know this man from Adam but I'm guessing he has enormous nuts. Enormous. Properly ENORMOUS. Maybe I'm being unfair and he's suffering from elephantiasis or something. But if he is, he's not alone. If he is, it could be an epidemic.

2/7
I seem unable to get on a train without sitting next to someone whose plums are so massive they have to sit with their legs almost behind their ears. To be honest, it's got so bad that I'm surprised some men aren't wandering around with their jack's crackers in a wheelbarrow. 3/7
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20 Nov 19
Now, I've known @murdo_fraser since forever. He's the sort of person who you can disagree with, have a good ol' discussion & part on good terms. He's no snowflake. Not that we have disagreed that often - maybe more now. But, I can't deny, I like him.

So, imagine my surprise...
...when a comment I added to his Facebook page was deleted.

I'm genuinely amazed.

So, I hear you cry, what vile thing did you say?

Sadly, I didn't take a screenshot (on account of how he's not a snowflake & I assumed he'd not censor it but engage instead).

But I can remember!
Ok, so let's start with his post.

@murdo_fraser was trying to make a point about @NicolaSturgeon and #IndyRef2.

Here it is...
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27 Oct 19
Ok, because my @ mentions aren’t messed up enough at the moment, I’m going to say a thing.

Ready?

@joswinson and @IanBlackfordMP’s idea for an early election is a good one.

I will now explain why! 1/
Back in ... 2017, Theresa May (remember her?) had a huge poll lead. It was about 4-5% larger than Johnson’s is now.

She massively misread those polls.

Having 40% in the polls is great provided that the vote is spread equally. However, it isn’t. 2/
The result was always in doubt. Added to that a dismal campaign and you get to another hung Parliament.

This time, you have the Tories way out ahead and Johnson in charge. The second part is important because he is gaffe prone and the party will be in full argument mode. 3/
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14 Sep 19
For everyone concerned about how those post-#NoDealBrexit trade deals are going, here is the list of all the trade deals currently signed...
...and here are all the trade deals currently under discussion along with the percentage of UK trade that they represent. Hold on to your hats, there are some HUGE numbers coming...
...and some more...
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19 Aug 19
Let's have a quick word about the Tories, pensions and Scotland.

IDS has proposed that the retirement age is raised to 75. His thinking is that this is the only way to "afford" the actual worst pension in Europe or the G7.
mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
This map shows life expectancy across the UK. Lighter colours are lower life expectancy. The lightest blue you can see is 75-80 - the age bracket that would see the shortest retirement before death.
Except that working longer would lead to more stress on the body and, therefore, lower life expectancy - so those in the light blue would have a very, very short retirement.

Think of the saving when most of Scotland and Wales get maybe a year's pension at best!
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14 Jul 19
There's so much going on here it's difficult to know where to start!

But start we must.

So, remember when the Brexiters said #Brexit was all about sovereignty & being free? Well, turns out America will decide your policies. You have no veto. Or vote. 1/8 telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/…
Secondly, Britain and the US are both members of the Five Eyes security alliance. Trump's administration would have shared their intel on #Huawei with the UK.

It is very telling that Britain did not buy in to Trump's anti-Huawei narrative that it poses a #security risk.

2/8
Trump's position was already undermined when he had said that @Huawei could be part of a trade deal with #China - apparently ignoring the "fact" that it is a #security risk. If it was such a risk, it would never be allowed to trade in the US. 3/8

link.medium.com/Fkj3DRSgjY
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12 Feb 19
This perpetual β€œThreats from China” monologue is utterly ridiculous and grounded in something nasty. Leaving aside the likes of British Defence Secretary @GavinWilliamson who won’t be happy until he starts a war with China, there is a vogue for constructing an economic threat.
To me, this is incredibly lazy thinking and it is worrying hearing it being espoused by thought leaders. The Governor of the Bank of England has just delivered a speech about the β€˜threat’.
Of course, it fits a convenient narrative of having an β€œenemy” to blame which seems important in the current political landscape but what if we decided to think differently? What is we told the political leaders that it’s lazy and destructive and we changed the narrative?
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11 Feb 19
It’s time to have a very brief discussion about @LiamFox and a very revealing from his #Brexit trade deal interview with @skynews @AdamParsons1.
In the interview, Disgraced Former Defence Secretary @LiamFox says

β€œWe are... only replicating the agreements that we have as a member of the EU”

Let’s see where we are today:

The UK needs 40 of these roll-over agreements
Those 40 agreements cover just 12% of UK trade
It has 4
Those 4 are

Chile
Switzerland
The Faroe Islands
Eastern and Southern Africa

That leaves 36 to go.

And, by Fox’s on admission, those 36 are refusing continuity agreements. The UK wants nothing new, nothing extra, just the status quo.

And he cannot achieve it.
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28 Dec 18
Ok, it's time to address this idea that #FBPE is an anti-Corbyn-focused organisation.
It has become an increasingly popular trope of the pro-Corbyn, Momentum cult that #FBPE is out to get them.
A favourite way to undermine #FBPE by the #Corbyn/#Momentum crowd is to suggest that it is a being controlled by the right or 'shady billionaires' (which historians of World War II will remember is a nod towards Jewish money).
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27 Dec 18
About a million years ago, I paid in to a pension for about ten minutes. Each year, @AvivaUK send me a statement of what I can look forward to.
They also tell me how much @AvivaUK's charges are and how much my pot went up by...
All I'm saying, @AvivaUK is that it's possible that your advice is rubbish and that, if you cost me over Β£100 a year in losses and charges, there will be zero pension by the time a retire.

You'll be alright, though.

And I suppose that is what counts.
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25 Dec 18
A quick message to all children (including adult ones!) of alcoholic parents

Christmas Day is going to be difficult. There's no way round that. But Santa gave you an immense gift - the ability to survive. #joinin #IAmCOA #COA @NacoaUK
You aren't responsible for your parent's drinking or the things they've said and done while drunk. Their issues aren't yours. They have to fight their own demons. You cannot help.

Be there for YOU.

#joinin #IAmCOA #COA @NacoaUK
You will get through today. You WILL.

If you can, put them to the back of your mind and enjoy everything around you. If you can't avoid them, give yourself as much space as possible.

#joinin #IAmCOA #COA @NacoaUK
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24 Dec 18
WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018

FINAL

Like the #WCWEP18, we started with 24 candidates from countries across Europe. Thousands of votes later, it's the Final!

This vote will end on Christmas Day, when we will crown our Best European Politician of 2018!

#WCBEP18
WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018

FINAL

Who is your BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIAN OF 2018?

@NicolaSturgeon or @CarolineLucas

Please vote and retweet and encourage your friends to vote. Thank you!

#WCBEP18
Thank you for voting in the FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018!

Now vote in the FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018!

And please retweet!

#WCWEP18 #WCBEP18

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23 Dec 18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018

FINAL

We started with 24 candidates from countries across Europe. Thousands of votes later, we reach the Final!

This vote will end on Christmas Day, when we will crown our Worst European Politicians of 2018!

#WCWEP18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018

FINAL

Who is your WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIAN OF 2018?

@theresa_may or @Nigel_Farage

Please vote and retweet and encourage your friends to vote. Thank you!

#WCWEP18
Thank you for voting in the FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018!

Now vote in the FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018!

And please retweet!

#WCWEP18 #WCBEP18

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18 Dec 18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 2

Thank you for the almost 3,000 votes in Round 1!

Now for Round 2! The winner of each group will get through to Round 3 - the semi final!

Please vote for the WORST politician in each group and retweet.

#WCWEP18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 2

GROUP 1

Vote for your worst European Politician of 2018. The winner of each group will get through to Round 3 - the round of four!

@theresa_may v @sebastiankurz

Please vote in each group and retweet.

#WCWEP18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 2

GROUP 2

Vote for your worst European Politician of 2018. The winner of each group will get through to Round 3 - the round of four!

@MLP_officiel v @jeremycorbyn

Please vote in each group and retweet.

#WCWEP18
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17 Dec 18
WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

Vote for your best European Political Leader among the following . These are party leaders or leading politicians from around Europe.

The first in each group go through to Round 2 - the round of 8.

Please vote & RT. #WCBEP18
WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

GROUP 1

Please vote for your BEST European politician of 2018 from the following.

Theresa May (UK)
Leo Varadkar (IRE)
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (GER)

Please vote in each group and retweet. #WCBEP18
WORLD CUP OF BEST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

GROUP 2

Please vote for your BEST European politician of 2018 from the following.

Please vote in each group and retweet. #WCBEP18
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17 Dec 18
"Groper Juncker"

Lest we forget, @piersmorgan who, had it not been for insider trading and posting fake torture photos, would probably still be a UK newspaper editor, is at the centre of the UK's toxic relationship with Europe.
The UK media, with the likes of @piersmorgan at the helm, created lie after lie to perpetuate the us vs them narrative, faux controversy to sell newspapers.

He uses the same schtick on here, saying controversial things to try to gain notoriety.
Essentially, the @piersmorgan project is focused on vanity - his.

Of course, it's easy to say that but let's look at the evidence...
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16 Dec 18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

Vote for your worst European politician of 2018 from the following party leaders or leading politicians from around the continent.

The first in each set go on to Round 2 - the round of 8.

Please vote & retweet. #WCWEP18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

GROUP 1

Please vote for your worst European politician of 2018 from the following.

Please vote in each group and retweet. #WCWEP18
WORLD CUP OF WORST EUROPEAN POLITICIANS 2018 ROUND 1

GROUP 2

Please vote for your worst European politician of 2018 from the following.

Please vote in each group and retweet. #WCWEP18
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