@kupersimon - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Simon Kuper, from 30 Jul 2022 to 28 Sep 2022.

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Simon Kuper

verified twitter profile @KuperSimon

@FT writer. Author of Chums (get it at https://t.co/1unf2y65jP), Barça (UK Football Book of the Yr, The Barcelona Complex in the US), The Happy Traitor etc

11,718 tweets
3,282 favourites
3 tweets per day
2011 since
298 following
1,833 listed
Madrid location

Top Tweets by @kupersimon

Simon Kuper
New Documentary Alert, ahead of the Brazilian elections - though you can only watch if you're in the UK: https://t.co/huw30ZT2PY
27 Sep, 2022 - 01:28 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Yes - trickle-down economics, Hayek and the Laffer Curve as an elegant undergraduate essay https://t.co/BrvDyFfYIp
26 Sep, 2022 - 03:04 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
The question already feels out of date
26 Sep, 2022 - 08:56 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
From my 2019 Lunch with the FT with Roger Federer. (You can read the Lunch here: https://t.co/21IG6cqnqH)
24 Sep, 2022 - 01:43 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Tony Blair had the huge advantage of taking over with UK public finances in good shape, debt low, after sound econ management by Ken Clarke and latter-day John Major. Keir Starmer most likely beats Truss, but then inherits a wasteland, paying fortunes just on debt interest
24 Sep, 2022 - 10:12 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
Populists fail in office, get kicked out - and then are often replaced by new populists, but ones who actually care about governing. The Johnson-Trump populism as performance-art era is over. Me @FT ahead of Giorgia Meloni and the Italian elections https://t.co/EhVXsoSk4F
23 Sep, 2022 - 02:04 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Liz Truss single-handedly pushing up Norwich City revenues, albeit using public funds https://t.co/t4Ijqd4lrh
23 Sep, 2022 - 12:23 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Good point by @Hubertsmeets: those realists who want to negotiate with Putin imagine he believes in 'something for you in exchange for something for me'. But in fact he thinks in zero-sum games https://t.co/mxTrBGKj4H
22 Sep, 2022 - 08:56 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
Footage of the child Johan Cruyff in his working-class Amsterdam-East neighbourhood in the 1950s; and the superstar Cruyff returning in the 1970s, challenging the neighbour who used to knife their footballs when they fell in his garden. "I was defending my garden", the guy says https://t.co/L42izGmDZD
22 Sep, 2022 - 07:02 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
This is a longstanding problem for the Tories. Thatcher was a very rare politician who completed her project. So the Tories since 1990 have kept casting around for new ones, or doing wild pointless Thatcher tribute acts like rail privatisation and now cutting top taxes even more https://t.co/gkwX161KRV
21 Sep, 2022 - 10:52 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
It’s like watching the Vietnam War on fast-forward https://t.co/i5LQAK3c7b
21 Sep, 2022 - 07:20 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
Almost all the all-time most-watched programmes in European countries are football matches https://t.co/md76GD9m0D
20 Sep, 2022 - 04:12 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Calling on anyone who knows the BBC well: is it fair to say that in recent years there have been fewer journalistic jobs domestically but that has been largely compensated by expansion of the World Service with new jobs there? Please DM me if you prefer anonymity
20 Sep, 2022 - 02:24 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Huthyfa is an Iraqi football artist living in Baghdad. He needs money for a medical emergency. Why not commission him to draw your chosen player or club or match moment? Great gift idea. He does fashion illustration and posters too. PLEASE DM him or email huthyfaz@gmail.com. https://t.co/xuEatSQSTK
20 Sep, 2022 - 10:25 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
It has given me good ideas for my own memorial service https://t.co/IPzlMQcgt2
18 Sep, 2022 - 02:41 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
How to be a man in the age of gender equality? Men still dominate at the top of society but are being overtaken by women lower down. How to respond without just doing an anti-woman Trumpian backlash? Me @FT https://t.co/G3fwTzaqdM
15 Sep, 2022 - 03:22 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
My private-jet Lunch with the FT with a really very lovely Roger Federer, from 2019. https://t.co/21IG6cqnqH
15 Sep, 2022 - 02:31 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
New Book Alert I: The Bid (a novel whose resemblance to the campaigns to host the World Cups 2018 and 2022 is of course entirely coincidental), by Alec McGivan and Hugh Roderick https://t.co/dp8D7TTCBe
15 Sep, 2022 - 12:35 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Touched and intrigued by this storefront in Barcelona. H/t @Lanegreene
12 Sep, 2022 - 02:40 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Someone is blaming his generals https://t.co/pQ4k7CCjAR
11 Sep, 2022 - 04:12 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
Who chose the colours of this new Moscow gymnasium that Putin is inspecting here? (h/t a friend) https://t.co/1d2t0n9b2D
10 Sep, 2022 - 02:39 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
It may be that for the first time since independence, Ukraine has a functional state with low levels of corruption
10 Sep, 2022 - 02:31 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
"This was a serious national team", tweeted Helenia Barban, who is now candidate for Senate for Italy's far-right Fratelli d'Italia, which of course has completely cut all ties with its Fascist antecedents. (H/t @Footymac) https://t.co/iyx3O5Leyw
10 Sep, 2022 - 02:25 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
If confirmed, this is amazing https://t.co/2YielpfcVf
10 Sep, 2022 - 02:18 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
In which I get uncharacteristically optimistic: why we're entering a hopeful new era for climate action. As the old joke says, we shouldn't be starting from here, but stuff is actually going to happen now. Me @FT https://t.co/LAHexCrYG7
09 Sep, 2022 - 04:00 PM UTC
Simon Kuper
This is an excellent read: Making Decisions by Ed Smith, based on his years as England's chief cricket selector, but drawing on much broader thinking on decision-making. You can get the book here: https://t.co/064JSpkLn8
08 Sep, 2022 - 09:26 AM UTC

Top Retweets by @kupersimon

Darren Tulett
Be the first to get your hands on my new book by pre-ordering here: https://t.co/1yWYcEmF8P It’s all the rage, you know! Thanks to all at ⁦@LAROUSSE_FR
27 Sep, 2022 - 06:00 PM UTC
roula khalaf
So true Truss learns the hard way that Britain isn’t America, by Janan Ganesh https://t.co/J3NyDwQv8W
27 Sep, 2022 - 12:49 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Morgan's hot take on Meloni is a good example of a much broader phenomenon: doomed attempts to categorise Western conservatism without reference to the breakdown of the old distinction between extreme right and mainstream right in many European countries and the US. https://t.co/zxAJVqk3ZG
27 Sep, 2022 - 12:06 PM UTC
Richard Murphy
"The financial markets are expecting that the Bank of England will be forced to raise the official bank rate to 6%, to counter the inflationary effect of the Treasury’s mammoth tax cuts." That's Hargreaves Lansdown this morning. Most UK households could not afford these rates...
27 Sep, 2022 - 08:12 AM UTC
Larry the Cat
Forget the dollar, the pound is tanking against the ruble:
26 Sep, 2022 - 10:33 AM UTC
Aaron Ginn
The new Prime Minister of Italy. Wow.
26 Sep, 2022 - 05:20 AM UTC
New York Times Opinion
“After so many trips to intensive care, dashed plans and other disappointments,” writes @SarahAWildman, “the future felt too full of uncertainty to sufficiently map out, and worrying just undermined moments that were calm. ” https://t.co/gWZZBNx7Xf
24 Sep, 2022 - 03:04 AM UTC
Sarah O'Connor
What do Financial Times readers think of the mini-budget? This is the most-recommended comment on our news story:
23 Sep, 2022 - 05:08 PM UTC
Beth Rigby
Cutting the top rate of tax represents a tax cut for the 481,000 people who earn more than £150,000 (according to IFS) https://t.co/DBskdroMaY
23 Sep, 2022 - 09:06 AM UTC
FT Weekend
2016-era populists were, essentially, TV performers. They had no interest in governing. That’s about to change. @kupersimon’s column explains why: https://t.co/7dGpYxGoDM
22 Sep, 2022 - 11:30 AM UTC
David McWilliams
Time to dust this one off again? From a few years back @FT @ftweekend #NorthernIreland https://t.co/bMycuG4AgW
22 Sep, 2022 - 11:25 AM UTC
Andrew Stroehlein
Protest in Moscow: “Let Putin go to the trenches.” https://t.co/DzKsWabBUM
22 Sep, 2022 - 05:32 AM UTC
Tim Bale
Perfectly put by @Steve_New_ in his letter to the @FT
22 Sep, 2022 - 05:25 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Quite something seeing such scenes from both Russia and Iran at the same time. Autocracies in crisis. https://t.co/ErQmczeAFl
21 Sep, 2022 - 06:13 PM UTC
Maria Antonova
The ban on Russians entering some EU countries using tourist visas has this context now: you're effectively driving Russian men into Putin's army.
21 Sep, 2022 - 09:50 AM UTC
Pjotr Sauer
This is very important. Tens of thousands of soliders have been fighting in Ukraien since Feb/March and were planning to leave the army when their contract expired https://t.co/9UUSYFoj41
21 Sep, 2022 - 08:52 AM UTC
Jim Pickard
Truss so far: - corporation tax cut for business - National Insurance cut (will disproportionately help the better-off) - lift cap on bankers’ bonuses - tax cut for home buyers - scrap proposed bans on import of fur and foie gras - scrap plans to tackle obesity - low-tax zones
21 Sep, 2022 - 06:49 AM UTC
David Winner
Ever bold, always cocky and never a mission accomplished: this will be the tale of PM Truss https://t.co/SLYFDE8fTC
21 Sep, 2022 - 05:51 AM UTC
max seddon
Looks like Russia may be ready to take things up a gear in Ukraine. The Duma just passed a bill introducing the concepts of “mobilization” and “martial law” into law. The upper house could approve it tomorrow, after which Putin will sign it. https://t.co/AcyPw45HLW
20 Sep, 2022 - 10:35 AM UTC
Simon Kuper
Huthyfa is an Iraqi football artist living in Baghdad. He needs money for a medical emergency. Why not commission him to draw your chosen player or club or match moment? Great gift idea. He does fashion illustration and posters too. PLEASE DM him or email huthyfaz@gmail.com. https://t.co/xuEatSQSTK
20 Sep, 2022 - 10:25 AM UTC
roula khalaf
“The British aren’t the worst idlers in the world. The problem — one Truss and Kwarteng would do well to focus on — is worse than that. They are running just to stand still.” ⁦@sarahoconnor_https://t.co/YXnE3i1gNN
20 Sep, 2022 - 06:56 AM UTC
Robert Colvile
Astonishing chart via @adam_tooze
19 Sep, 2022 - 04:02 PM UTC
Michael Crick
Absolutely right. The past days, with a few honourable exceptions, have been a shameful period for British journalism, in which scrutiny, challenge, perspective, balance and common sense have been ditched in favour of fawning banalities. https://t.co/2URVsbMw9H
18 Sep, 2022 - 06:52 PM UTC
18 Sep, 2022 - 06:06 PM UTC
max seddon
Lovely dispatch by the always great ⁦@NadiaWBeardhttps://t.co/4IYVeIxlIP
18 Sep, 2022 - 04:18 PM UTC
Financial Times
We need a masculinist agenda — not to fight feminism but to help men adapt to it, argues @kupersimon https://t.co/rozQfhbnez
18 Sep, 2022 - 08:00 AM UTC
The New York Times
An Austrian immigrant, he was one of the so-called Ritchie Boys, who were trained at a secret Army intelligence camp to serve in World War II. When asked last year what he had been trained to do, he responded, "Wear civilian clothes, pass messages, kill." https://t.co/ipUy73V3LD
18 Sep, 2022 - 05:25 AM UTC
Duncan Morrow
This is a staggering statistic: The poorest Irish now have a living standard 63% higher than the poorest in the UK. https://t.co/7nj09N6xLu
17 Sep, 2022 - 05:17 AM UTC
Arash Massoudi
What a story, what a movie. Also an incredible glimpse inside what the @FT is like and all about Don’t miss this on Netflix https://t.co/KMlmCOn4U5
16 Sep, 2022 - 09:41 AM UTC
The Economist
For anyone seeking to become a better writer, the works recommended here provide enlightenment and reassurance
15 Sep, 2022 - 02:43 PM UTC



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