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    1. @Andrew_Adonis was my first boss @FT in 1995 and became mentor. He knows more about how UK state works than almost anybody theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/d…

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    2. @Andrew_Adonis also cares a lot about how the state works, because he was mostly raised by the state, in council care homes

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    3. Fine to disagree with @Andrew_Adonis about Brexit or rail privatisation or whatever, but do know that he has thought extraordinarily hard about this stuff

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    4. I should also say that it took me about 12 minutes of our first lunch together (first day in his office) to establish that he was 4x cleverer than me

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    5. Though that may be damning with faint praise

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    6. @OwenJones84 is utterly wrong in imagining that @Andrew_Adonis a silver-spoon toff; also wrong in believing that Brexit vote was largely poor northerners

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    7. However, if the poshest toff in Britain did make a cogent appeal to save UK from folly of Brexit I'd applaud too. So @OwenJones84 not just factually wrong but false premis

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