Lots of embedded tweets coming up, with little climate or climate mitigation. Please skip if either or both are a bother.
Let’s begin not with bookcases but with the proud owner of about twenty, Sarah Vine, Daily Mail journalist and wife of Michael Gove, senior UK government minister. Vine tweeted this yesterday in praise of trenchant critic of current UK government lockdown policy, Peter Hitchens, then dealt with some of the fallout:
Peter Hitchens is of course a climate sceptic and Sarah remains close friends with James Delingpole, from all that I’ve read. But that’s not normally enough for us. Still, I felt there was something else that developed here of relevance to us, thanks initially to the input of old New Labour in the form of one of my old neighbours.
Time for a well-known former Corbyn supporter (and definite non-sceptic about climate) then a prominent Jewish journalist to give their hot takes. (These aren’t in chronological order but almost-logical order, as seen by me.)
I don’t know much about Working Class History, by which I don’t mean the Tolpuddle Martrys and their roots in Methodism so much as @wrkclasshistory on Twitter right now:
Our heroine (if she is) had an answer for that, leading to a rather fun segment:
I should say at this point that my closest Muslim friend has a delightful and, it’s always seemed to me, strong and independent-minded wife. But I still found that funny. Am I a bad person?
Anyway, a heavyweight historian who is not beloved by all Muslims, or secularists, took over the theme and gave it a hashtag:
Lots of hilarity or obscurity ensued. Including this from a well-respected former Bishop Hill contributor with a stupid name.
I won’t tell you about my bookcases and what happened to them on the first day of last year. That’s still too raw. But make of the rest whatever you wish.