Steve Peers Follow 180,203 142,573
Prof of Human Rights Law, World Trade Law & EU Law, Uni of Essex. Next book: Commentary on the EU Charter of Rights(2nd ed, Hart), co-editor. Usual disclaimers.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to reconcile the UK's Gov current narrative about the NI Protocol with
2⃣ past narrative.
Which is why the UK Gov spends so much time talking about "implementation" and "interpretation".
The Brexies and me in 2016.
It’s official. Netanyahu has been ousted after 12 straight years with the slimmest majority. Naftali Bennett, former head of the settler movement council, is prime minister
Edwin Poots sending Emmanueal Macron a copy of the Good Friday Agreement is next level hypocrisy.
The DUP opposed the Good Friday Agreement, have never signed up to it and actively undermine it at every chance.
It is sometimes necessary to remember that there is a *lot* of space between the current government’s chosen distant relationship with the EU and EU membership. And in navigating that space we should be thinking about the interests of U.K. citizens and business, not dogma. https://twitter.com/danielmgmoylan/status/1404052893406306313
Is it any surprise that the solution to the Northern Ireland impasse proposed by arch-Remainer @EmilyThornberry is exactly the solution being pushed by the EU as a step towards bringing us permanently back under their laws? @SkyNews
Does Sir @Keir_Starmer agree with her?
Seems to be a false Brexity talking point that Theresa May "negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol", entirely ignoring that Johnson renegotiated a quite different version. Extraordinary level of falsehood, even by their standards, but as always I will keep pointing out that...
This is literally it. “Critical Race Theory” has become a euphemism for any kind of discussion of the history of racism, of any kind of corrective to white supremacist narratives.
It’s not, but conservatives benefit from the confusion. https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1404116390336946181
If you just want to oppose any acknowledgement of or response to racism, fine. But don’t call it Critical Race Theory
Jessica Simor QC Follow 30,157 117,808
EU, public/regulatory, human rights, envir. Ext fellow @BinghamCentre Board: @GlobalPartnersD @justicehq @StJohnsSmithSq . Views my own.
Welcome signs of journalists turning on Johnson today. It is clear he is in deep diplomatic trouble and that his recklessness on NI could be very costly. Also clear he has messed up badly on Covid. The Brexit / Covid bounce looks like it is over. How long will he survive?
This is why Boris Johnson avoids one on one interviews
Proper scrutiny from @GaryGibbonC4
By the way the Brexit Agreement was deliberately drafted in English so that we knew what we & Parliament were signing up to
Biden is right on Europe. Each nation is stronger as a member. Each one is weaker alone.
There is a lot to say about this - I’m not even going to start. So much hatred, fear & lack of respect for women throughout British society - and I emphasise ‘throughout’ - it is something to experience. Women unsurprisingly often just leave the scene.
Interviewed an England supporter who booed the @England players taking of the knee, on BBC News this morning.
Got this email from a viewer - warning - there’s swearing in it.
President Biden’s office had a close direct input into the “New Atlantic Charter” signed between Joe Biden & Boris Johnson this June.
The Atlantic Charter explicitly lays out that the signatories’ - the US & UK - govts adhere to the rules based system of government.
Finnish fans now chanting "Christian" with entire stadium of Danish fans answering "Eriksen!"
Whatever happens with the Protocol, it will be trumpeted as a Johnson/HMG victory. It is in building conflict, whatever its outcome, that Johnson secures his position.
Chris Kendall Follow 103,962 24,330
Anglo-Schwäbisch eurocrat (personal capacity) - maker of EU foreign policy & spätzle - guerrilla knitter - cross-Channel commuter - host @cakewatchcast
#Macron: "Full respect of sovereignty in Northern Ireland cannot mean not respecting the sovereignty of 27 member states who have created a single market."
The UK "took up thousands of hours of EU leaders time" on sovereignty. "We Europeans know all about UK sovereignty."
#Macron: "You cannot blame the EU for your own incoherence"
“Johnson knew very well back then there would have to be checks, and he himself signed a protocol about Northern Ireland meaning checks."
Your 5 minute call to Block everything associated with that new UK news site, Because after its launch tonight, it will depend on all your outrage, quote tweets & hate clicks to fund it...& Every click is £££ in their pocket... Don't fall into the same old trap.
Boris has defied his critics again. The G7 has been a triumph for him and for Britain > Mail On Sunday > https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9680027/DAN-HODGES-told-Brexit-turn-Britain-Liechtenstein-nukes.html
No foreign journalists at @G7 host’s closing presser? #Johnson #Cornwall @herszenhorn https://twitter.com/herszenhorn/status/1404023812962893825
Message just now from handler about Boris Johnson's closing G7 news conference as summit host: "Unfortunately the UK does not accept journalists from foreign outlets" Global Britain. Right.
Birmingham City Council routinely sprays our verges, pavements and parks with glyphosate-based weedkillers despite the negative impact this controversial chemical has on bees & other pollinators in our local environment
We want this to stop. Now.
Belgian twitter, traveller X wishes to fly from Zaventem, he is currently in the UK. If he travels from the UK to Belgium in order to travel onward, how long must he spend in Belgium? A full quarantine? (10 days? 7?) Or transit of no more than 48 hours? I cannot get clarity.