@Femi_Sorry
Femi
a month ago
@andygilday I'm 31. I was in uni until 2013, and working in EU politics until 2017. I only really started paying attention to UK politics when it intersected with my work at the EU level in 2015: I was working on the human rights abuses in Saudi & Bahrain which the UK gov't was facilitating.
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@Femi_Sorry
Femi
a month ago
THANK GOD!!! Looks like Yvette Cooper might be finally joining the Shadow Cabinet. It's been like keeping Messi on the bench!!
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@Femi_Sorry
Femi
a month ago
Clarification: My initial excitement was based purely on her extremely high competence, and what she's likely to do to the Tories at the dispatch box. Hence the Messi comment. I make no secret of the fact that pre-2015 UK politics holds multiples knowledge gaps for me.
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@andygilday
andrew gilday
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry Genuine question. Why don’t you know about pre-2015? Are you alarmingly young (I’m finding this happens a lot these days - as a recently realised not young person), or is there a specific reason?
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@the_same_sky
💫 Katharine 💫
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday Thank you for explaining that. And thanks for the work you've done in EU politics and human rights. There is a 2014 immigration speech by YC which will appear high on search engines, and shows what we are up against.
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@andygilday
andrew gilday
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry Gosh, thanks Femi. You have indeed made me feel old. I’m impressed by your achievements so soon from University. It also reminds me that my last project that I worked on with the EU (with Manchester uni - I’m a teacher) PRIMAS, was before then. Scary. Keep up the good work.
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@Femi_Sorry
Femi
a month ago
@andygilday I was fortunate. Graduated, 3 months on academic appeal, 3 months applying for UN jobs. Finally gave up and did a ski season to get professional experience using my French. Then worked as the bilingual negotiator for a roofing company, and then took my first Brussels internship.
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@dylanmorchard
Dylan
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday Have you ever considered learning about pre 2015 politics before giving out opinions? Or taking money as a commentator, for that matter.
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@cygnetstar16
Four legs good
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday Have to say that raises more questions than it answers. Appreciate your acknowledging gaps and changing position on a politician who’s long supported really harmful positions - but if your starting point was human rights abuses in the MidEast, it’s even more concerning that 1/
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@cygnetstar16
Four legs good
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday you effectively endorsed actions which supported a regime responsible for the most sustained and extreme human rights abuses and formalised racism not only in the MidEast but globally.
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@vaughan_rh
Richard vaughan
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday Keep going Femi. You’re doing an amazing job. Never give up.
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@Troy_Leroy
Troy Leroy
a month ago
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@TimSimonH
Tim Simon 💙
a month ago
@Femi_Sorry @andygilday I was born in 1969 yet know a fair bit about uk politics before my birth. There are these things called history books you know. As a political commentator not knowing is not a defense. Sounds like it's time you did some studying and maybe lay of the commenting and till you have.
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@TypingOfTheRed
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a month ago
@TimSimonH @Femi_Sorry @andygilday Do feel we should differentiate between "Things that happened before I was born" and "things that happened while I was in my twenties and working in politics"
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