Robert Saunders (@redhistorian )

Robert Saunders

Bio Author of "Yes to Europe! The 1975 Referendum & Seventies Britain". "A jaw-dislocating page turner"(Andrew Marr). Co-director @MileEndInst, Reader @QMHistory
Location Oxford
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Account created 19-04-2013 08:49:16
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Twitter Web App : With respect, the 'absolute priority of the UK govt' has always been Brexit - and a particularly hard version of Brexit.

Everything else, including the Good Friday Agreement, had to bend around that.

The NI Protocol was the instrument that your govt chose to make that possible.

TweetDeck : Ben Yong someone last week told me the Foreign Secretary operates through a de facto spad 'cabinet' and officials have little direct access.. Maybe that he is just out of the loop, but maybe not

Twitter Web App : As the Chancellor of the Exchequer joins The Times 'Rich List', here's something I wrote on the repackaging of the rich: how 'wealth-takers' became 'wealth-creators', on whom we all depend.

'Repackaging the Rich: How Top Earners Became Wealth-Creators'. gladstonediaries.blogspot.com/2014/02/repack…

Twitter for iPhone : The convention on not disclosing the Attorney General’s advice (for which there are good reasons & which I’ve defended in the past) will become more difficult to sustain if the AG keeps giving media interviews, when she will inevitably be asked about … her advice

Twitter Web App : Does anyone have access to the full text of Gaitskell's 1960 Labour conference speech, promising to 'fight and fight and fight again to save the party we love'? (Literally) asking for a friend.