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The whole Nick Clegg thing reminds me of that time Apple hired the guy who ran Dixons. There’s still something about the British accent that seduces American CEOs.

Anyway, the Dixons guy fucked it all up with a drive for cost-cutting and was swiftly canned. Who got hired instead? Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry, a company that notably was not a dying shit-heap.

In conclusion, I look forward to Facebook hiring Nicola Sturgeon after her successful campaign for independence in 2020.

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Lately I've been getting deeply unhappy with the UK. It's not just Brexit, although that's definitely highlighted pre-existing problems, like:

- lack of investment in public services and infrastructure
- casual racism and sexism
- love of authoritarianism
- love of austerity
- obsession with tradition
- suspicion/hatred of the new

Much of this is 'grass is greener' from recent holidays to Canada and Portland but the differences in outlook and quality of life are huge.

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God knows there are problems in Canada and the US, but the UK really feels like its at a nadir. The country is paralysed with Brexit and there's little hope that things could get better politically or economically.

If people knew what the quality of life (retail prices, housing costs, opportunities, etc.) was like in other countries, they'd be outraged. But I'm not convinced most people in the UK are that curious. We still think we're rich, when in fact only a few are.

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I also realised recently that almost all of the best developers at Six to Start left to move to the US, or work for US companies. I'm proud they worked with us and I like to think we helped them grow their careers, but the brain drain is very real.

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Here's a handy visual guide for where and when you'll be able to find @leahmoore@twitter.com and myself at @ThoughtBubbleUK@twitter.com #TBF18

Had an amazing time the other day listening to Dougal Dixon talk about After Man. Formative childhood book. Amazing creatures.

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Super super super useful thread about black hair culture and styles (focus on femme) for artists learning, by iron_spike. Please read if you are nonblack and do or want to regularly draw black characters.
#art #arttips

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I’ve had a revelatory experience - listened to a radio four show that didn’t make me want to hurl things. Genuine discussion. Attempts to understand the perspectives of others. bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bfz5k2 The series has still invited usual suspects or bad faith people but, as a format, as an approach, it gives me hope.

Off sick so listening to podcasts. Any recommendations? Esp about politics, genre fiction/media, books, kidlit? Current listen: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mo

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I feel like it's time to admit that we never, ever checked out even one person's SoundCloud

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‪So much of late stage capitalism is me saying please take my money and potential money takers saying no due to region restrictions. ‬

Oh no sooty. They cloned you and then killed and mounted you. Cruel.

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you can say "jordan peterson" on here without being given an extensive reading list of video clips to review

Hello! I’m new to mastodon and stumbling around working things out. I write children’s books and work in publishing. I love comics, telly, trees and linear timelines on social media.

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