Launched yesterday thousands have downloaded the app already:
Launched yesterday thousands have downloaded the app already:
Barnsley’s Dan Jarvis is exactly the sort of MP the Labour Party need to recruit. The former Para is usually on the ball, though he probably should have thought through his headline for a late night blogpost lavishing praise on Ed’s speech. German translation “Ein Führer, eine Partei, eine Nation”. Ed’s one national socialism!
Samuel Jackson makes it work…
Yet another Cameron u-turn is in the pipeline. The man who once said “too many tweets might make a t**t” is set to join Twitter. The news comes despite Dave reiterating his 2009 comment this summer: “I did once say something about people who use Twitter, particularly politicians, and I think in this case I was absolutely spot on.” What could possibly go wrong?
Well if Ben Brogan is accurate about Cameron’s choice of username is anything to go by, the fun and games will start early. Apparently “@DavidCameronLeader, or something similar… will bring us the daily thoughts of the Prime Minister.” Why not Glorious Leader?
Coalition rivals escaping the confines of the department together, heading to trendy “Start App Britain” to launch new funky initiatives for growth. Yes we all saw the Thick of It on Saturday night, but it seems the BIS team were paying extra attention…
Sadly, though probably wisely, Michael Fallon and Vince Cable’s visit to White Bear Yard – Clerkenwell’s trendy privately funded start-up office share – was closed off to pesky press questioners and only a pool camera seemed to be doing the rounds as the politicians chatted awkwardly with the “silicon chaps. And of course chapesses.” Sadly there was not the chance to ask Fallon how Vince’s much loved hike in Capital Gains tax from 18% to 28% helped entrepreneurs. And, of course, which one of them was Morse and which one Lewis…
Guido is supporting #PositiveTwitterDay today. Twitter, especially the political Twittersphere can be a horrible nasty place, well today Guido will do his Christian best to be nice to all in his tweets. The idea comes from the invariably polite Sunder Katwala.
Friday sees our civic attempt at a civil #positivetwitterday (if you're commenting on Thursday night in the USA, you may have a few hours!)
— Sunder Katwala (@sundersays) August 30, 2012
A number of well known Twitter curmudgeons have already re-tweeted the hashtag #PositiveTwitterDay and entered into the spirit of the day. Guido for his part is determined to have civil, positive discussions today with the likes of Polly or Mehdi. The power of positive tweeting…
Out of my hospital bed and on way to HoC for vote so our coalition partners can polish their consciences. Many of us won't forget this
— Conor Burns MP (@Conor_BurnsMP) June 13, 2012
Apparently you may soon be able to get the domain .lol – wonder if the Lib Dems will be changing their website to that.
— Andrew Percy (@andrewpercy) June 13, 2012
Lib Dem MPs should think about precedent they're setting today. What happens if Con MPs abstain next time Labour target a Lib Dem Minister?
— Gavin Barwell MP (@GavinBarwellMP) June 13, 2012
LibDems have sadly played into Lab hands by abstaining today Lab using debate to create a coalition split despite their own double standards
— Nick de Bois MP (@nickdebois) June 13, 2012
If Lib Dems are demonstrating mature coalition politics I look forward to the larger part of coalition demonstrating maturity in future
— Alun Cairns (@AlunCairns) June 13, 2012
Lots of unhappy backbench bunnies this evening…
After the Scrapbook lot spotted a section of the TPA/IoD’s report, that deals with the entirely correct assertion that lefties are just jealous of the wealth and sexual prowess of the right, it was only a matter of time before #TPAChatUpLines was trending:
"You know what they say, it's not the size of the state, it's what you do with it" #TPAchatuplines
— Lisa (@Lefty_Lisa) May 21, 2012
I like my women like I like my public sector spending: going down rapidly whenever I request it #TPAchatuplines
— linkshund (@linkshund) May 21, 2012
I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2005. Are you free next Saturday? #TPAchatuplines
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) May 21, 2012
Assets aren't the only thing I'll be stripping tonight. #TPAchatuplines
— Emma Burnell (@EmmaBurnell_) May 21, 2012
Even the report’s spinners were getting involved:
Harder, Faster, Deeper…
UPDATE: The report’s authors cracked in the end:
Keynes said "In the long run we are all dead". What are you doing tonight? #TPAchatuplines
— Allister Heath (@AllisterHeath) May 21, 2012
Your dress is like my ideal tax system. Cut low and with lots of transparency #TPAchatuplines
— Matthew Elliott (@matthew_elliott) May 21, 2012
Coalition disquiet is growing:
As a general rule of thumb, if Vince Cable & Lord Oakeshott are against something, it must be worth considering.
— Chris Heaton-Harris (@chhcalling) May 21, 2012
He has a point…
Gove is used to having his marriage plastered across the pages of the Times and Twitter thanks to his columnist wife, but not his views on gay marriage. The Education Secretary seems to have let the cat out of the bag that Catholic schools will be allowed to oppose gay marriage before an investigation has been completed. Damian Thompson of the Telegraph tweeted, but quickly deleted: “supper w Fr J Large & M Gove last night. Common ground. Gove promised Catholic schls cn oppose gay marriage. Top secret!” A Twitter direct message blunder, but Pink News were watching. Gove is on the side of the angels here, but it’s going to be a bit bumpy…
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Boris on British Jihadis. Apparently based on MI5 intel:
“If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failures and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls, and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort — which of course is no comfort.”