@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-06-04

by Stephen Tall on June 4, 2010

  • @rfenwick Yes. in reply to rfenwick #
  • @rfenwick Indeed have just blogged ~that. The rumours and newspaper hints have been round long enough. Hope they both emerge stronger. in reply to rfenwick #
  • Wasn't all the outrage over expenses about MPs *not* living in the homes they were claiming for. Laws claimed for the place he lived in … #
  • … so not quite getting what the big issue here is. #
  • @jonny_wright Which is fair enough – but clearly not the case for Laws. in reply to jonny_wright #
  • @agnt_orange But it's odd if public now obsessed with rules rather than if Laws made private gain: which he didn't (unlike Osborne). in reply to agnt_orange #
  • Tho #isupportlaws he's doing his best to crash the @libdemvoice server. Just turned down BBC Bfast News – not getting up early, even for DL. #
  • That was deeply, deeply sad. #isupportlaws #
  • Azerbaijan's song would've worked so much better if sung by Kate Bush. Nice dress + glove combo, tho. #eurovision #
  • Any advance on Malcolm Gadwell / Leo Sayer / Art Garfunkel …? #eurovision #
  • okay, hate Norway's pukefest after 5 seconds already #eurovision #
  • Wake me up when Norway's Mull of Kintyre entry is over #eurovision #
  • okay, Moldova – now we're talking #eurovision #
  • God, Cyprus is dull, dull, dull. Bring back the 80s-tastic Moldova. #eurovision #
  • Lovin Bosnia & Herz's jacket. Want one. #eurovision #
  • Oh noes, Belgium's more even more fucking earnest than Norway. AND wearing a waistcoat. Bleugh. #eurovision #
  • RT @TimMontgomerie Andrew Pierce on Sky: millionaire MP had "fiddled"/ "fleeced" taxpayers money not entitled to < says it all about Pierce #
  • Serbia does the cheeky girls. But better. #eurovision #
  • Serbia – that's what #eurovision shd be about. Yay, happier now. #
  • @willhowells I'm going to raise you the R word, and use the B word: boring. Belarus are arse-slittingly boring. #eurovision #
  • I just threw up. #belarusfault #eurovision #
  • Ireland does #eurovision by numbers. Again. And annoyingly I don't actually loathe it as much as I know I shd. #
  • Okay Greece's Opa is best yet. Tho necklace + open-neck shirt not a look generally to be recommended. #eurovision #
  • Am embarrassed. Just embarrassed. Tell me when the UK's over, please, and I can start watching #eurovision again. #
  • Numbed into coma by Georgia – ah, Turkey's gonna wake me up. #eurovision #
  • Turkey as reliably brilliantly OTT as ever. Love it. #eurovision #
  • Albania do Goldrapp. Rather well, actually. #eurovision #
  • Officially. The. Worst. Dress. Of. The. Night. #eurovision #
  • That said, Iceland's Lorraine Kelly-alike has a fab voice. #eurovision #
  • Okay, so it's shit. But by God it's Good French Shit. #eurovision #
  • Romania shows it's still possible to make bad '80s pop. Cool piano thobut. #eurovision #
  • YES!! UK not now the worst #eurovision entry. Thank fuck for Russia. #
  • @idealcamel Is that 'special' in a non-PC way? in reply to idealcamel #
  • Camera lost in cleavage. We really have stepped back in time. #eurovision #
  • Her apricots do indeed bring all the boys to the yard. #eurovision #
  • German entry okay. But she dances like me. And I know that's not a good thing. #eurovision #
  • Oh, did Portugal just come and go? Didn't really notice. #eurovision #
  • Enough now with the Cowellesque shirt-open-with-suit look, pleasethankyou Mr Israel. Oh and hit the high notes next time. #eurovision #
  • Denmark have Sting dressed by Adam Ant. Interesting combo. #eurovision #
  • @idealcamel But I know where to draw the line: above my nipples. in reply to idealcamel #
  • Oh God I've woken up in some freaky time-vortex where #eurovision is on a perpetual 'Spanish Leo Sayer' loop. #
  • Best of the night – Moldova, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Albania. Not a #eurovision sequence I ever expected to tweet. #
  • @mssusieday Predictable, moi? I only ask for my #eurovision songs to be exemplars of 80s gay pop pap. Not much, surely? in reply to mssusieday #
  • @mssusieday Or #eurovision winner might be Ireland's Michelle McManus? #
  • @markpack Well done on tonight, caught you twice. I had no spirit to talk to BBC about the shit their fellow media have been stirring today. #
  • @mssusieday Even I ask more than a football chant, however catchy. Bon merde doesn't quite cut it for me. in reply to mssusieday #
  • 4 points?! That's 27 more than the UK deserved. #eurovision #
  • Well done UK – at least we can do our #eurovision voting right, even if we can't sing for shit. #
  • @danielrhamilton @TimMontgomerie I suspect it was David Laws' choice to stand down for sake of himself and loved ones. #
  • @rfenwick I thought we were united in self-deprecation, recognising how much better rest of Europe is than us (at least at #eurovision). in reply to rfenwick #
  • The UK can stand proud, secure in the knowledge we got the #eurovision result we so richly deserved. #
  • #eurovision = #nickcleggsfault = #coalitioncrisis #
  • @nickradford1 You're too kind for the #ff One of these days I'll remember to tweet about politics too 🙂 in reply to nickradford1 #
  • Cristina Odone proves (again) she's clueless about us Lib Dems > 'LD woolly brigade cheering Laws's fall from power' http://bit.ly/d2F5RF #
  • RT @jamesgraham I wonder if Odone could name a single LD actually celebrating Laws' downfall? http://bit.ly/d2F5RF < what, do some research? #
  • Guardian points out to idiots screeching cheat/fiddle at Laws http://bit.ly/d2F5RF "no suggestn claim did not go to cover cost of mortgage" #
  • @achinton @jockox3 Sorry, blame bit.ly's new design – imposs to work if url's copied correctly! in reply to achinton #
  • @xtophercook Agreed. Bizarre effect of Laws affair is to bind LDs to Tories, who've shown more humanity than Labourites. in reply to xtophercook #
  • @LloydieJL Thx. I've found last 24 hrs depressing: Xst knows how Laws + his partner feel. in reply to LloydieJL #
  • @Miranda_Ward Thx. Good to get it out of my system! in reply to Miranda_Ward #
  • How desperate is the Torygraph getting? Pinning the expenses tale on the Lib Dem chief secretary. Pathetic. #
  • RT @libdemvoice Media attacks are in full flow – what do we do now? http://ldv.org.uk/19763 << @cllriainroberts with a good dollop of sense #
  • "We don’t have equality until gay people don’t feel the need to behave like this" @jonreed http://bit.ly/aCYpFq < freedom-denying arrogance. #
  • RT @jamesgraham Your LDV survey results as a wordle: http://bit.ly/djliE1 << well that's pretty conclusive #
  • RT @xtophercook in the FT on the David Laws imbroglio: http://bit.ly/9bMxXE << a very sensible and rational analysis (a rare media feat). #
  • RT @Scarletstand RT @MarkReckons: V much enjoyed recording @hoc_podcast last nute w/ @scarletstand @stephentall and @sshrpe> me too! > me 3! #
  • Yay 🙂 Divine Comedy new album waiting for me at home >> going to cook to it now. #
  • @sunny_hundal I think "relieved" is a more accurate word than "happy" to sum up my view of LDs at 21pc. in reply to sunny_hundal #
  • RT @libdemvoice Take our v special 'How Lib Dem are you?' test – let us know yr score here http://bit.ly/aMiLGX http://twitpic.com/1ts4p8 #
  • @jamesgraham I put the dog question in specially for you (so you felt you'd gained something from the experience) in reply to jamesgraham #
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