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and Nikki Sinclaire was a Member of the European Parliament, not Westminster
Why I proudly walked off the set after the massacre of dozens of LGBTQ people four years ago, and why @DouglasKMurray should stop spreading things which are not true online.
For those asking for the full debate about "cancel culture" with Toby Young, here you go!
After suggesting "cancel culture" is a meaningless vague term being used to protect the powerful from criticism, I've been piled on by rightwing commentators all weekend. This is how my DMs and mentions look as a consequence. This is the real threat to free speech in Britain.
The 'cancel culture' war is really about old elites losing power in the social media age. Brilliant piece by @NesrineMalik >>
Delighted to announce my new book, THIS LAND, is out in September. It's about the rise and fall of the Corbyn movement based on dozens of interviews with leading figures: where it came from, what it was up against, where it went wrong. Pre-order here >>
Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.
If they're doing this to journalists while cameras are trained on them, what are they doing to black protesters when no one is looking?
Boris Johnson described gay people as "bumboys", compared equal marriage to three men marrying a dog, discussed beating up a journalist with a criminal, called black people "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles", and was sacked twice for dishonesty. Where is the scrutiny?
The Sunday Times investigation into the government's catastrophic handling of the coronavirus is one of the most important things you've read. It's behind a paywall, so here's a thread with the key points. Make sure everyone sees it.
Catalan firefighters defending voters from the Spanish police. Absolutely astonishing.
New Zealand stopped coronavirus in its tracks. Britain has the highest death toll in Europe. Don't let our government get away with it.