Twitter user distils TINGe political pitch into 20 hilarious tweets. Which is YOUR fave?

Chuka Umunna: What is he for? Apparently if you read his pamphlet you won’t be any the wiser.

I can’t guarantee it’ll be the best thing you’ll read all weekend, as Skwawkbox implies.

But the distillation of Chuka Umunna’s 20,000-word pamphlet on how he sees the progressive approach to politics into 20 pithy tweets by Richard James certainly deserves as wide an audience as possible.

Let’s hope enough people see it to seal the doom of The INdependent Group of elitists once and for all.

If you’re wondering which tweet was my favourite, it’s the one that says: “People should stop cheeking their political and social betters on Twitter. It really is not on.”

What’s yours?

Source: Take-down of Tinge-group political pitch is probably best thing you’ll read this weekend | The SKWAWKBOX


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9 thoughts on “Twitter user distils TINGe political pitch into 20 hilarious tweets. Which is YOUR fave?

      1. Brad Bell

        No. Depending on how people construct their threads, about half the time I can’t see it in Tweetbot; I have to go to the site. However, in this case it appears in both. YMMV

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Strange. For me, it was a simple matter of linking to the start of the thread, and then there it is from top to bottom. That’s how it looks to me, now.

  1. Zippi

    For those of you who couldn’t read it:

    Richard James Retweeted Chuka Umunna

    I’ve read it, so you don’t have to – because I know how to have a good time.

    So a summary in 20 points.

    Politics in Britain is fundamentally broken, but what are the principles and potential policy ideas that progressives could use to change it? I’ve set out my ideas in the ‘What are Progressives for?’ pamphlet for @UKProgressive …
    9:51 am – 8 Mar 2019

    1. We need to be more radical but less radical.

    2. Absolutism is bad, but we must have firm unity under one ethos.

    The core pillars being “Work, Family and Community” – derived not from the slogan of Vichy France, but from Blue Labour:

    3. We need a British approach to being British – based on the strong Anglo-Saxon values, which permeated Great Britain between the years 410-1066.

    4. We must listen to legitimate concerns about migrants being to blame for the failures of successive governments.

    We should start by reintroducing national service – but only for foreigners. This is for their own good.

    5. Use technology to do stuff.

    6. Democracy is undemocratic – to solve this problem, we need more democracy.

    7. We must create a new Parliamentary building for MPs.

    A nice building, with luxurious and modern amenities.

    8. Politicians taking money from external sources is bad. But sometimes necessary, and good.

    9. We must be tough on terrorism – and overwhelmingly supportive of the factors which exacerbate terrorism.

    10. Being supportive of Donald Trump is bad.

    11. Being hostile towards Donald Trump is bad.

    12. British society has changed beyond recognition, in recent years; and it hasn’t changed one iota, in centuries.

    We must therefore radically alter everything; and keep things exactly the way they have always been.

    13. The consequences of belonging to the EU are bad. So we must remain a member of the EU.

    14. Politics should be guided by opinion polls.

    15. People should stop cheeking their political and social betters on Twitter.

    It really is not on.

    16. Student debt is good, actually. Otherwise, successful people might be inconvenienced by higher taxes.

    17. We need to reform some things, somehow.

    18. We need to reform some things at an international level, somehow.

    19. The Left and the Right need to buck their ideas up, if they want to be as successful as Centrists.

    20. If we base politics on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, everything will be okay.

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