Ice-bath waterfall at King’s Canyon. #California #kingscanyon
#Yosemite, you beauty. 🙏 H/T intrepid Yosemite guide and mastermind of a ‘short’ 30KM day hike: @llcoolj19.
Highway One: What a drive. California, we can’t get enough. ☀️
Du bist verrückt mein Kind, du musst nach Berlin. 🇩🇪
Continuum of blue in West Texas.
Really interesting discussion today on @cnnpolitics on banning the Burqa. Whilst I don’t deny that *some* women wear it by choice, others don’t. I find it hard to defend traditions that systematically oppress women. This can’t be a debate about female agency if it is also being used to deny female agency. There is a nuanced debate to be had as to whether or not they should be permissible in secular societies. -
#CNNtalk #Islam #burqa #cnn
Spent #BarackObama day at an allied Cold War listening station on top of a man-made hill built of the rubble of what used to be #Berlin post-WWII. The US & British 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 intelligence services were here until 1990, & during the height of the #ColdWar, until the fall of the Berlin Wall. History is crazy - let’s not make the same mistakes.
Hi @realdonaldtrump - we don’t like your racist, misogynist & fascist views. And we’re gonna keep telling you why. #resist #dumptrump
Staring down the Brexit vortex like 🤦♀️
With thanks to the @dailyexpressuk for this wonderful collage of the Maybot, Cameron & me.✌️
#Newsnight - Brexit still a’OK. 👌
Public speaking, debates & podcasts
When you hear the far-right spewing conspiracy fears and untruths to stoke fears - call it out.
- Good: Welcome change in tone: a process of Gov't being mugged by reality; - Bad: Still too cherry picky, suspect UK will be offered Canada-style FTA; - Ugly: Still no solution to Irish border issue. pic.twitter.com/sJob4vfc4v
* No majority & coalition building for weeks/ months - Berlusconi as kingmaker *Punishment of Renzi’s centre-left PD *M5S & Lega Nord to do well - but no immediate risk of Ref on EU or Euro 💶 pic.twitter.com/XwQudDBeIP
On @BBCNewsnight tonight - I’ll discuss EU reaction to @theresa_may’s speech - and why we will still most likely end up with a Canada style FTA. Maybe German car manufacturers will be mentioned too. #RoadtoBrexit
Let’s be clear - the FTA won’t be done by March 2019 (who really believes this?) - so then we are talking transition until 2021 (?) Transition means UK remains a rule taker, with no say. pic.twitter.com/60v9AzjQHl
Once interviewed East Berliner who listened to iconic David Bowie concert just across the Wall in 1987. Urban legend says speakers were pointed backwards so they could hear in DDR. All were overwhelmed when Bowie played 'Heroes.' https://t.co/4cGEz6gC6l