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Comedian. Musician. Writer. Dad. Friend. New show THE POINT at this year’s @edfringe
Oct 3, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Just heard Darth Raab describe #Brexit as “Our moment of coming together as a nation”...
WHERE THE F U C K DO THESE PEOPLE LIVE?!???! Perhaps the single defining feature of the whole #Brexit clusterfuck is the extent to which it’s DRIVEN THE COUNTRY APART.
Not just the fact that it’ll almost certainly drive Scotland and possibly NI out of the Union, at grassroots it’s destroying friendships, dividing families..
Jul 8, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read

1. First of all, my mute button is practically glowing: any Trumpers and transphobes been screaming at me since yesterday and wondering why I’ve stopped responding it’s because I can’t hear you any more.

But I’m gonna say this by way of clarification: 2. First of all, I didn’t jump into the trans/Pride “debate” in order to take a side EITHER way on the legitimacy of the protest at Pride, and I’m sorry if I mischaracterised the *specific* grievance of the protesters. God knows you gotta be meticulous on this one.
Jul 2, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
We saw this last week with the snark aimed at #PeoplesVoteMarch; the Brexiteers on both sides KNOW they lost the argument months ago, so the only thing they can do is try to disqualify the opinions of Remainers by dismissing them as “middle class” (as are they, for the most part) Now it’s easy to throw shit like that at me; university educated BBC Radio trained smart arse that I am (also working class parents, state school & non-Oxbridge & chronically skint, but whatever) but someone like Eddie poses a problem…
Nov 26, 2017 7 tweets 2 min read
Aw come on Bill, you know that’s not how General Elections work; rightly or wrongly the LDs aren’t thought of as a potential govt. at the best of times, and June was NOT the best of times for the LDs. The LDs were in a slump in June as a. they had a thoroughly unconvincing leader in Farron and their base still hasn’t forgiven them for the coalition. You can’t assess the possible fortunes of a pro-Remain Labour based on how the LDs did in June.
Nov 9, 2017 5 tweets 2 min read
1. May DAREN'T sack Boris because she knows getting himself fired from the front bench is all part of his plan for taking over the party.
Remember, Boris wants to be Churchill. He wants to come to power the way Churchill did. 2. That's why Boris keeps floating alternate Brexit formulae despite this being way outside his ministerial remit, and possibly also why he's not apologising over this. It's an ESSENTIAL PART of his plan to get himself demoted BEFORE 2019 and Brexit proper kicking in.
Nov 6, 2017 8 tweets 1 min read
Yes it does; the wall is never gonna happen. It's totally impractical and unaffordable. But the *pledge to BUILD the wall* was a deliberate… … effort to exacerbate - and capitalise on - racial tension. See also the "Muslim ban"; it bears no relation to which countries ACTUALLY…
Nov 3, 2017 5 tweets 1 min read
We are judged - correctly - on the choices we make. That's not prejudice. That's not bias. You made a choice. Justify it, don't whinge. Leave/Remain isn't an abstract difference of opinion; the vote had real practical (and, it's increasingly apparent) disastrous CONSEQUENCES.
Oct 31, 2017 5 tweets 1 min read
Taking a position against something is only "bias" when it's done without/in spite of evidence. If the balance of evidence is that something is, say, A SUICIDALLY STUPID IDEA, then taking a position against it IS THE BALANCED POSITION.