Richard Plackett (@richardplackett )

Richard Plackett

Bio Runner up IPPR economics prize 2019. Conservationist. SDP Member. East Surrey resident. Pro -animal welfare .Pro-Brexit
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Twitter Web App : If it wasn’t so serious, the SNP’s David Linden’s inability to answer Andrew Neil’s questions about how an independent Scotland would handle its fiscal deficit would be funny

Twitter Web App : One UK Boris Johnson I just looked at 2017 result I High Peak and it was 49.7 percent Labour 45.4 percent Conservative - a key Conservative target

Surely this is a seat where it makes sense to vote Conservative?

Twitter Web App : I think Jeremy should come with us in some of these operations and try to arrest individuals wearing suicide vests like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I may hang back at a safe distance and see how it goes. twitter.com/lbc/status/119…

Twitter Web App : The PM’s speech today correctly focused on the importance of R&D in driving a high tech high skill knowledge economy

Something government’s in recent decades have placed nothing like enough emphasis on

I am very pleased that he gets it

Twitter Web App : The Commies are backing Corbyn - an electoral pact that probably did not need much hammering out morningstaronline.co.uk/article/c/comm…

Twitter Web App : SDP leader William Clouston SDP standing against Hilary Benn in Leeds Central - a seat in which the SDP did well in local elections in May

As a centre-left pro-Brexit party, SDP offers real alternative In this seat to Labour leave voters

Take a look at sdp.org.uk

Twitter Web App : Time to draw a line under the Conservative BXP debate

The BXP have done the decent thing and stood down in 317 Tory seats. They won’t stand down in any more.

We as voters can use our votes tactically in the remaining (opposition) seats for the leaver most likely to win

Twitter Web App : Labour promise to spend a little more than Conservatives on NHS

But their commitment to 32 hour week will cost billions in extra staffing

So in terms of real resources to patients their is very little difference

Twitter Web App : If I borrow continually to fund an expensive lifestyle I can keep it going for a while - but it doesn’t end well

Labour economics in a nutshell

Twitter Web App : Gauke can’t claim to be a “moderate” whilst saying that a Tory majority would be a bad outcome when the inevitable consequence of this is a Corbyn led government.

Twitter Web App : SDP leader William Clouston SDP standing against Hilary Benn in Leeds Central - a seat in which the SDP did well in local elections in May

As a centre-left pro-Brexit party, SDP offers real alternative In this seat to Labour leave voters

Take a look at sdp.org.uk

Twitter Web App : Time to draw a line under the Conservative BXP debate

The BXP have done the decent thing and stood down in 317 Tory seats. They won’t stand down in any more.

We as voters can use our votes tactically in the remaining (opposition) seats for the leaver most likely to win

Twitter Web App : Ex-First Sea Lord Admiral and Labour peer Lord West on Jeremy Corbyn:

✅ "man-child"
✅ "utter failure"
✅ "profoundly dangerous"
✅ "cheerleader for the IRA"

"Nothing he says or does suggests that he has any understanding of how to lead his party, let alone the country."

Twitter Web App : Candidates, of any party or none, for the 2019 General Election wishing to associate themselves with the IHRA definition of antisemitism can do so here: antisemitism.org.uk/resources/elec…