The A-level fiasco shows why Boris Johnson is profoundly unfit to be Prime Minister https://t.co/aODw03aGxU
— Graham Simpson (@grahambsi) August 17, 2020
"What changed was seeing the experience of young people receiving grades and being distressed at the need to then have to go and appeal grades"
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 17, 2020
It's as if we're being governed by a crime gang.
"Downing Street is unlikely to axe Gavin Williamson, with one member of government suggesting he'd cause more problems outside the tent. “He’s not someone you want to get on the wrong side of.”https://t.co/SQ7hvVBbRv
— Nick Cohen (@NickCohen4) August 17, 2020
This is a bloody good question and the basis of the question is spot on. This was never ever going to hold after the Scotland reversal. It simply couldn’t without disadvantaging English pupils. https://t.co/G3Ebhh8Ivx
— Shown (@northernlad18) August 17, 2020
What went wrong with the A-level algorithm? | Financial Times – free to view https://t.co/6ZY3G0ekyl
— Chris Giles (@ChrisGiles_) August 17, 2020
The Vote Leave team that now runs Number 10 spent years dismissing complex policy problems as "Project Fear" or making up imaginary solutions like "GATT 24". So whenever it hits a policy problem that actually needs solving – like A-Level results or a pandemic – things fall apart.
— Robert Saunders (@redhistorian) August 17, 2020
The Tories were right that Boris Johnson’s a magician. He’s transformed massive victory and goodwill into unrelenting chaos and corruption and pulled off the whole trick in less than eight months
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) August 17, 2020
Quick! Bring me another distraction…
Get The Navy Mobilised With A High Presence Now! https://t.co/5xlugi7itS
— Bob For A Full Brexit (@boblister_poole) August 17, 2020
The qualification to play a part in this Govt was to have voted for Brexit. Turns out that swept aside a swathe of competents and introduced a mass of incompetents.
— Deborah Meaden (@DeborahMeaden) August 17, 2020
After all this, do people still really believe that Brexit is going to be fine? What are the chances of this bunch of Tory dipshits having thought any of it through beyond, ‘Let’s have a 50p, a blue passport and a museum’?
Seriously, we’re heading for unprecedented fuckuppery.
— sarah murphy (@13sarahmurphy) August 17, 2020
"We saw this coming, we could have done something, but we didn't. We thought deflection, slogans and briefing the lobby would work instead."
This government – be it coronavirus, PPE, A-levels, care homes, Brexit, and so on.
Always the same lack of seriousness about policy.
— david allen green (@davidallengreen) August 17, 2020
Area man continues to wonder who shat in the underpants he’s been wearing for the last 4 years. https://t.co/2EK9r7JmVw
— Dli O'Doir (@dli_odoir) August 17, 2020
Meanwhile, since everything else is fucked up beyond all recognition…
President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s grip on power in Belarus looked increasingly desperate on Monday when he turned to his once reliably loyal supporters at a tractor factory for a boost. They shouted him down with chants of “Go away! Go away!” https://t.co/qFE7hxLJvY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2020
"Clearly rattled, the president replied: 'Are you saying the elections were unfair and you want fair ones? Here's your answer. We had an election. Until you kill me, there won’t be another one'.”https://t.co/cx62MBftHG
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 17, 2020
Factory workers in Belarus walked off their jobs and joined protesters demanding the immediate resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
"There will be no new election until you kill me," Lukashenko vowed. https://t.co/0CrRJTS57S
— NPR (@NPR) August 17, 2020
Protests in Belarus are the biggest in the country's history. Here's how a government crackdown backfired after a slew of videos and photos circulated showing the sheer brutality of police and security officers. https://t.co/LybcCoGS3w pic.twitter.com/yWGGrQQob8
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 17, 2020
Very welcoming news! EU leaders in solidarity will send a message of support to Belarusian protesters and tell Russia to stay out. Hope they have a plan for thathttps://t.co/d5CZODBFMF
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) August 17, 2020
— Nicolas de Pedro (@nicolasdepedro) August 17, 2020
The UNC student newspaper is NOT pulling any punches after school has major COVID-19 outbreak one week after students returned to campus… pic.twitter.com/LphAQ8dDB6
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 17, 2020
The University of North Carolina shuts down in-person classes at its Chapel Hill campus after a stunning rise in Covid-19 cases just a week after classes beganhttps://t.co/kEhtB9BU51
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 17, 2020
"Some universities are already battling Covid outbreaks, including the UNC at Chapel Hill — where 4 viral clusters have emerged one week after in-person classes started — and Oklahoma State University, where a single sorority house has 23 confirmed cases" https://t.co/5hwHWdWFrl
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 17, 2020
What the actual fuck is happening?!
Oleandrin is a plant toxin best known for being the poison used to murder the cheating boyfriend in “White Oleander.”
Please make it stop.
“Trump eyes unproven COVID-19 "cure" promoted by MyPillow CEO” https://t.co/2fVTrjWUiT
— Ryan Marino (@RyanMarino) August 17, 2020
Now that we're "looking strongly" at eating poisonous flowers, my reminder that we're facing a death cult:https://t.co/MgoSzoA5ie
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 17, 2020
Back in February I wrote @slate about the 27 times (by then) that Trump had "joked" about staying in office beyond his constitutionally-mandated term limit of two terms.
Not funny. https://t.co/jc53XaXN4J https://t.co/rk0r5gtZRl
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) August 17, 2020
The President says suburban women all loved it when he called them suburban housewives and says they’ll get over it pic.twitter.com/1yHRc8KIwM
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 17, 2020
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) August 17, 2020
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) August 17, 2020
— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) August 17, 2020
VOTERS LOSING CONFIDENCE: 45 percent of Americans say they are *not confident* the results of the election will be counted correctly. 45 percent say they *are* confident — a 14-point drop, per latest @NBCNews @WSJ poll
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) August 17, 2020
New Interview: I talked to a historian of the Post Office, Winifred Gallagher, about the institution’s fraught history, its importance to American democracy, & why attempts to politicize it in the past may have been different from what we’re seeing today. https://t.co/RRGQHEC7LS
— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) August 17, 2020
170,000 dead and Trump is within 1 point in the swing states.
Whether it be covid or universal healthcare, Americans don’t care who dies as long as it’s not them.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) August 17, 2020
The DNC Convention will feature:
2 fmr Presidents
The Speaker of the House
2 fmr First Ladies
1 fmr Vice President
4 fmr nominees
2 fmr Secretary of State
Meanwhile the RNC Convention is featuring Trump all 4 nights.
That’s the difference between a party and a cult.
— Doug Gordon (@dgordon52) August 17, 2020
CNN: Former Bloomberg campaign aides call for Michael Bloomberg to be pulled from DNC program
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 17, 2020
The @DNC keeps trying to be down with plutocracy rather than turning out its base. Bloomberg, Kasich, and Whitman are speaking at the convention this week. But not Latino Democrats like @JulianCastro, whom I spoke with about his party’s issues last year. https://t.co/wDM0OuiLxd
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 17, 2020
Listen to an excerpt of Michelle Obama's convention speech praising presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: "His life is a testament to getting back up and he is going to channel that same grit and passion to pick us all up. To help us heal and guide us forward." pic.twitter.com/q25DsfLKiY
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 17, 2020
Just heard a preview of Michelle Obama's speech. It's great. I'm just not sure how Melania is going do with it.
— Chris Carfizzi (@ChrisCarfizzi) August 17, 2020
Let’s help spread the word about the Convention this week.
Would be fantastic to see Biden-Harris get a poll bump – and that will only happen if we drive viewership…
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 17, 2020
NEW: Testimonial ad from Trump's Former DHS Chief of Staff @MilesTaylorUSA, declaring his support for Joe Biden and describing Trump's presidency as "terrifying" and "actively doing damage to our security."
— Republican Voters Against Trump (@RVAT2020) August 17, 2020
If there was an “I’m sorry for family separations” in this ad, I missed it. https://t.co/LP4JFkVEIY
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 17, 2020