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Oct 8, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Forgive me if I don't take Boris Johnson's sudden conversion to feminism, on the pages of today's Telegraph, entirely seriously. Here's his long record of making sexist comments in both print and in person.… Here is Boris Johnson reporting on the "top totty" at Labour conference who "with the fickleness of their sex are following the polls."…
Oct 2, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
At the ‘Can the Conservatives win over the under 40s?’ fringe where pollster Joe Twymam explains the policies that might actually switch young voters to the Tories:

1. 50% reduction in house prices.
2. Scrap tuition fees
3. Stop Brexit.

#cpc2018 Conservative MP Ben Bradley says the party is “improving on social media.” In fairness he did post the most retweeted tweet of any Conservative MP ever. #cpc2018…
Sep 30, 2018 15 tweets 5 min read
At the “How can the Conservatives win back the under-45s?” Fringe. Average age of audience: 55. Number of bow ties: 2. #cpc18 Neil O’Brien says the Tories are now some 40 points behind Labour among young people. Says young voters were attracted by Corbyn’s offer of a “moon on a stick”. #cpc18
Sep 24, 2018 19 tweets 7 min read
With the Brexiteers at the Labour Leave fringe. #Lab2018 The FBU’s Paul Embery says the EU “is an explicitly anti-socialist institution” #Lab2018
Sep 11, 2018 14 tweets 2 min read
At the Economists for Free Trade launch where they have supplied this handy guide to dealing with a no-deal Brexit. Glad that’s sorted. They’re all here. Mogg, Davis, IDS, Boris Johnson, Baker, Jackson, Bridgen, Bone, Minford...
Aug 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Boris Johnson has mocked minority groups his entire career.

He called black people “picaninnies,” gay people “bumboys” and now Muslim women “letter boxes”.

Either he holds these prejudices, which is bad, or he pretends to for his own gain, which is even worse. Meanwhile Boris Johnson has described women as “emotional...blubbing blondes,” who only go to university “to find men to marry” and who should be “pat on the bottom” and sent on their way.…
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
“This is a country where we celebrate gay marriage,” Nadine Dorries tells Sky News. Nadine Dorries tells Sky: "This is a country where we are scared of the word racist... We should be able to say what we want to say."
Aug 7, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Telling that it's Nadine Dorries who comes out to defend Boris Johnson Dorries recently told a British Muslim journalist to "appreciate just a little the country and the people you have chosen... benefit from".…
May 30, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
The Evening Standard has secretly agreed a £3 million deal with companies, including Uber and Google, to provide them with “favourable” news coverage, without telling readers.… Heard rumours a while back from other journalists that this sort of thing was happening at the Standard. Didn’t realise it was anywhere near this bad.
May 4, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
5 things we have learned from the #localelections

1. The Brexit divide now dominates British politics.… 5 things we have learned from the #localelections

2. The Labour party is treading water…