My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Tony Auth cartoon: Scotland Yard http://auspol.info/eFSV2B #
  • "It's for them to pay." Bagehot's notebook in The Economist. http://auspol.info/ngXTXM #
  • RT @abc730: Australia’s top advertising brains discuss how they would deal with the Prime Minister’s weakening popularity – Tonight #abc730 #
  • And I thought that was the kind of thinking that contributed to the problem in the first place. #
  • @Pollytics Gillard: The Real Thing http://youtu.be/GVag7D85b24 #
  • Rudd: The docs have said, 'Kev, it's time for a new one'. #
  • @MattCowgill I know – but for me it's the resort to commentary from advertising and PR people that drives me crazy. And comedians! #
  • @MattCowgill And the IPA… #
  • @MattCowgill In fact, just about everyone who ever appears on The Drum which I have just switched off yet again. #
  • @PatsKarvelas It must be the case – Kev said so… #
  • @wadekingsley Very likely, but not in relation to the heart? #
  • @jonkudelka Did you see this? http://auspol.info/mRhfMU #
  • Why We Need the Tabloids: http://auspol.info/pvW6ID – Ryan Linkof says tabloid journalism can be an important player in modern culture. #
  • From Gallipoli to Singapore: http://auspol.info/qZzzy5 – there are so many good lines in Maureen Dowd's look at the Murdochs. #notw #
  • Dowd on James Murdoch: "..the Haldeman buzz cut, the American Harvard dropout accent, the 'Mad Men' skinny blue tie…" 1/2 #
  • ".. and the ingratiating over-articulateness hiding the arrogant entitlement." 2/2 #
  • An alternative view of the "British Watergate" from the alternative universe of the Wall Street Journal: http://auspol.info/nDzkql #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin No, she didn't. You should read it… #
  • @NeilMcMahon Who's paying for his tweets? #
  • "This is a product people are walking away from… this is a product not walking off the shelves." #
  • And we're meant to take these people seriously? #
  • "We're used to voting people off every week." #ThisIsWhatPassesForPoliticsOn7 30 #
  • RT @sylmobile: What's worse, is that this #730 story is a shameless promotion for an upcoming show on the ABC. #
  • @PaulaMatthewson Could be, but could just have been padding… it really is sad to see what they've done to this program. #
  • Sizzle Factor for a Restless Climate: http://auspol.info/nEo8bH – there's a heat wave in the US. #
  • It's wholly unacceptable… #
  • Cameron: Until we sort this out, we can't get back to the other issues the people care about… #notw #
  • Cameron: We have a well-led investigation into the Police… #notw #
  • Cameron: I will answer – at some length – all the questions about my actions and those of my staff… #notw #
  • Cameron says scope of police inquiry has been widened beyond just The Met & to cover personal actions of press and others… #notw #
  • Cameron: 2 problems with Police, perception of police investigating police & police relations with media. #notw #
  • Cameron: Govt to introduce elected police and crime commissioners… #notw #
  • Looks like there's a job over there for Simon Overland…. #
  • Cameron says evidence proves his staff have behaved properly and the ministerial code wasn't broken. #notw #
  • Cameron on Coulson: You don't make decisions in the future, you make them in the present. You live and learn and believe me I have learned. #
  • Powerful presentation from Cameron… Miliband now starting slowly… Speaker admonishes House for second time over heckling. #notw #
  • Miliband: The people around Cameron made every attempt "not to hear" the evidence about Coulson… #notw #
  • Miliband cites a variety of reports about Coulson, including from NYT… Cameron "did nothing"… #notw #
  • Milband: Does he accept that his conflicts of interest put Sir Paul Stephenson in an impossible position? #notw #
  • Miliband: He was warned and he chose to ignore the warnings… #notw #
  • Cameron: Stop hunting feeble conspiracy theories… most of that was a tissue of… he wrote the questions before he heard my statement. #
  • Mr. Speaker: The House is getting over-excited again…. #notw #
  • Miliband appears forensic but Cameron winning the argument and the histrionics… #notw #
  • Cameron: We now which party was the slumber party… #notw #
  • Cameron: In the old days the only way you found out who had met Tony Blair was reading Alistair Campbell's diaries… #notw #
  • Question from Tom Watson… I raised Coulson's behaviour in a letter in October last year. I'm still waiting for a reply… #notw #
  • Cameron: No-one has made a complaint about Coulson's work in Downing St – I gave him a second chance… #notw #
  • RT @arusbridger: Cameron not answering direct Qs abt whether he discussed BSkyB. Refers to Rebekah Brooks's answer yesterday instead. #
  • Denis Skinner: The PM has been asked a simple question twice and refused to answer it. Did you ever discuss the BSkyB bid? #
  • Cameron: I never had any inappropriate discussions… #notw #
  • Sordid… #notw #
  • @GrogsGamut The average of this parliament is 50: http://auspol.info/nga3s1 #
  • Cameron: I've never invited Rebekah Brooks to No10 – "I've never held a slumber party or seen her in her pyjamas." http://auspol.info/nga3s1 #
  • RT @journalismnews: Prime Minister’s statement to House of Commons in full: http://bit.ly/qsuY9d #journalism #
  • Which conversations have you had with Brooks in which BSkyB was mentioned? I didn't have responsibility for the decision, says Cameron. #
  • The Tory backbenchers are vitally concerned about the Horn of Africa and Somalia today. #notw #
  • Q: Will you leave Mr Murdoch alone? Cameron: One of the outcomes of this is everyone being left alone. #notw #
  • The bobby on the beat… #
  • RT @BBCLauraK: John Prescott and Tom Watson both wrote to PM about Coulson, both say they didn't get a reply. #
  • For all the talk about how much better this is than QT in the Aust Parlt, there are precious few answers, just more questions & responses. #
  • RT @fieldproducer: Cam. has ducked things so many times if this were a boxing match referee would have deducted points for refusing to fight #
  • @thomasking Attracting the Speaker's attention in order to be chosen to ask a question. #
  • @OnlyoneStillone The accents are marvellous! #
  • @DanielleCronin Definitely! #
  • @thomasking I think so but don't hold me to it. Leaders will get priority over backbenchers. #
  • And the anniversary of the moon landing gets a mention… #notw #
  • A second reference to Rebekah Brooks as Rebecca Wade by Cameron… #notw #
  • Another question about the missing letters… Cameron says he ensure a "robust reply is sent". #
  • @giddeygirl He seems more comfortable with her unmarried name. #
  • @almileke Yes, Cameron's known her for some time. #
  • RT @WestWingReport: Perhaps the most momentous phone call ever made by a President of the US: July 20, 1969: http://youtu.be/mIuwXtQj9Eg #
  • 136 questions and 2 hours & 20 minutes later, David Cameron has finished. The Speaker says he's told it's 138 questions… #notw #
  • @PaulAndrews2043 It's not strictly comparable. They have different rules and a more independent Speaker with much more power than ours. #
  • @PaulAndrews2043 And the same criticism holds: Cameron avoided answering the key questions. #
  • @PaulAndrews2043 That said, there's much to be said for the more conversational style, shorter responses and number of questions. #
  • Barry Jones says intelligent discussion is all but extinct: http://auspol.info/oOTkMK – Exhibit A: Tony Abbott says CO2 is weightless. #
  • Coorey: Abbott falters with second carbon gaffe, as industry bodies begin advertising campaign. http://auspol.info/r7yDBH #
  • @kirkbroadhurst Maybe Jones confuses increased literacy levels with education? #
  • @kirkbroadhurst Truth is, I think, it's a total failure of leadership by the govt and Gillard in particular. Reaping what they sowed. #
  • The always thoughtful Ross Gittins looks at trust and its abuse in the carbon tax debate: http://auspol.info/qiwNYw #
  • Meanwhile, James Schloeffel has created a new reality TV series: http://auspol.info/qjIRXQ #
  • @adrallud It's not bad. #
  • Dear Mike, I'm a teacher… http://auspol.info/oXFzSi #
  • And to round off a depressing set of pieces, Tanveer Ahmed paints a dismal picture of men in their 40s & 50s: http://auspol.info/nbIaBn #
  • Paul Sheehan suggests the real significance of the News Corp drama is the expendability of newspapers: http://auspol.info/qoSJ5r #
  • @LouiseStaley There's a couple others here… and don't forget the lurkers! #
  • @LouiseStaley The last time I was in Munich Gulf War 1 started… it was very interesting at the time! #
  • @LouiseStaley Yes. The airports suddenly had tanks around them and machine-gun toting guards in the terminals. What's on in Dubrovnik? #

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