*Saudi Arabia likely to be behind assassination of a journalist. *Russia launched a chemical weapons’ attacks on British soil and invaded and annexed a part of of Ukraine.*Syrian regime in chemical weapons attacks on its own citizens and yet, despite the outrage, the West doesn’t have an appropriate or effective course of action to serve as a deterrent. This type of ‘grey zone’ theatre of the absurd is hybrid war in the 21st century. .#CNNtalk #HybridWar #Russia #Politics
Brexit is about damage control. There is no doubt that the UK is going to be in a worse off position. This is the playing out of the inevitable. .
#Newsnight #Brexit #Politics #BBC @bbcnews
🌵 Joshua Tree 🌵 One of my favourites in California’s smorgasbord of national parks. These desert ecosystems are now unfortunately all at risk due to climate change. And yes, the President of the United States is still a climate change denier.
#DumpTrump #California #NeverStopExploring
- 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