We looked inside some of the tweets by @iainoverton and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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My book on the history of suicide bombing was described by Christina Lamb in the Sunday Times as a ‘must-read’, and by Anthony Loyd as ‘outstanding’.
Buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Price-Paradise-Iain-Overton/dp/1787470857
Banks has dropped claim against 1 talk & tweet. BUT he's carrying on with TED talk & tweet 2. Sigh. I'm SO VERY grateful to everyone who gave to crowdfunder. But I've ringfenced that in case of costs. And am launching this to help pay current legal fees https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/support-me-against-arron-banks/
Right. I have some GOOD NEWS! That legal case that Arron Banks is bringing against me? The one described as a "chilling" threat to journalism by press freedom organisations? He's dropped TWO of the cases against me. Hallebloodylujah. 🎉🎉🎉
Journalists: a warning. You are not safe. The TED talk he's suing over? I made almost exactly same claim here, a year earlier. And there's no NUJ support for libel. No guarantee your news organisation will financially support you. We are all vulnerable. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/16/arron-banks-nigel-farage-leave-brexit-russia-connection?CMP=share_btn_tw
This is how Vladimir Putin does press conferences https://twitter.com/iainoverton/status/1220109075624747008
IEDs are a global problem spanning across conflicts, crime and terrorism.
Nearly 50 countries had at least 1 casualty from an improvised explosive device in 2017.
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The man will treat everything as a gaming analogy, ignoring the harm this pointless game has had on so many lives in this country and beyond. https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1220112390383161345
Dangerous and outta Cummings' playbook
1. Stop giving interviews to hostile journalists
2. Threaten BBC if they ask hard questions
3. Create 'People's questions' with carefully curated list of questions
4. Only speak to press that supports your agenda
How democracy doesn't work https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1220029136552579073
Arrive in Brussels. Exit Eurostar. And who’s first person I see? Only #StopBrexitSteve en route to say goodbye to the European Parliament. ‘I’m #WhyBrexitSteve now’ he says & shows off new hat worn first time today. Love Brexit or loathe it, all respect to his fighting spirit..
Last night one of my students - a Greek national - was explaining how she loved making small animated clips for social media.
I so wanted to say 'beware Greeks bearing gifs'.
Drug gang violence in Sweden linked to 60% increase in bomb blasts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/16/drug-gang-violence-in-sweden-linked-to-60-bomb-blasts-increase?CMP=share_btn_tw
My call in this Daily Mail story for military charities to be spending and researching the harm of conflict right now, as opposed to cost cutting, profiteering or hoarding funds. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7913661/SUE-REID-veterans-gunning-British-Legion.html
Uh, so apparently they restored the Ghent Altarpiece and
New York Times: @ggreenwald charged by prosecutors in Brazil with cybercrimes https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/world/americas/glenn-greenwald-brazil-cybercrimes.html
I am sure there will be a few people who will want this little baby. https://www.cisionjobs.co.uk/job/100010/the-telegraph-middle-east-correspondent-beirut-/?fbclid=IwAR2fWBR9jahyohZwv90tSVTsA7zBtec-cqrPbU2VGFpCx5v9GGB8wToluss
There’s another military charity, smaller, that has total funds of about £650k. Last year it spent £1600. No kidding.
I am in a state of denial about leaving the EU. Those many who didn’t want to leave have felt our voices muted, only to be replaced by sentiments of grief, impotency and rejection. This crisis in the liberal centre runs deep, and has no figurehead to find solace under.
Pretty damning take down of @hilarymv's editorship https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/20/question-time-jump-the-shark-laurence-fox?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other