Robert Colvile

Robert Colvile


Editor of @CapX, author of 'The Great Acceleration' (Bloomsbury) and media adviser @icgtweets. All opinions rigorously A/B tested.

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I don't disagree that Khan has been a crap mayor, but I'm fairly sure that the West End does not contribute 4% of UK GDP...

Question for MPs: does everything really have to be a Research Group? Is anyone in these things actually doing any researching?

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You'd have done better than he did...

Britain’s mayors are playing politics - because that’s all they can do. Me for @thesundaytimes  on the devolution mess

Turns out Rishi Sunak is no longer the best-dressed man in British politics. (Side question: who’s Brian Rose?)

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(Very strong Heeding The Voice Of Destiny vibes with this)

What's your favourite biscuit? 'Beer and chips and gravy'. How Burnham went from Andy Capp tribute act to the leader of the opposition

Khan's record is genuinely woeful - but Boris will get the blame. Me for @thesundaytimes  on the great mayoral mess

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Things that don’t get you expelled from the Labour Party: hosting IRA, Hamas, Hezbollah in parliament; sharing platforms with antisemites; picketing trial of Brighton Bomber; etc etc Things that do get you expelled from the Labour Party: being Trevor Phillips

I have now been sent the Labour dossier on their claim to save the average household £6,700. Even by the standards of modern politics, it is impossible to stress how bloody shoddy these numbers are and how quickly they fall apart. Thread follows, with occasional swearing.

Today is climate strike day. Millions of people across the world, according to the organisers, will be marching to save the planet. But having dug into what they're actually marching for, I'm profoundly uneasy. So uneasy, in fact, that it's time for a THREAD.

Find it hard to buy the personal liberty argument re refusing to wear a facemask given that the liberty being infringed is your liberty to infect other people with a potentially fatal disease, which surely has an impact on their own liberty, and indeed mortality.

At this time of turmoil for our nation, what a relief to have the magnificent clarity offered by Jeremy Corbyn. Hasn't read the withdrawal agreement, not sure how he'd vote in another referendum, doesn't really know what should happen. Statesmanlike. Leaderly.

The NHS is 70 years old. The Tories have been running the country for 43 of those years. If they've got a secret plan to privatise it, it's not a very good one.

To all those retweeting @Peston  etc, the shortage of reagents is not due to the chemical industry - they are made by a very few specialised life sciences firms in very few places, one of which is Germany. I made this mistake yesterday but have at least tried to correct it.

Maybe the reason why they're still not letting us play cricket is because the disease started in bats.

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