Vaccinating your kids should be mandatory. The ‘anti-vax’ movement can literally be traced to a single (widely debunked) paper published in 1998. There is not a shred of scientific evidence to indicate that vaccines do anything other than save lives. So this is not a matter of personal liberty, but of public health. I’m fascinated by the parallels you can draw between this conspiracy theory and Russia/Soviet disinformation campaigns like the one that the CIA invented AIDS to kill African Americans. (Code name: Operation Infektion.) It’s all garbage of course. Note to world: Use brains and critical faculties more please. #CNNTalk #antivax
100 days till #EP2019 - can already predict good showing by anti-EU parties, low turnout amongst voters and election interference and disinformation campaigns by malign actors. #RawPolitics @euronews.tv
When you have five minutes to explain BREXITGEDDEON to an international audience. “OK, so.... “ 🤦♀️
Let’s break down this ‘women love Trump’ stuff. - First, the women applauding #SOTU are literally applauding their opposition to him - not him. - Second, it was WHITE women who voted for him (53%). NOT African-American or Latin who voted for Hillary (94% and 69% respectively.) #CNNtalk @cnnpolitics
That clap though. @realdonaldtrump has met his match in @speakerpelosi. #SOTU #CNNtalk @cnnpolitics
Back across the Atlantic: @realdonaldtrump’s State of the Union. Who is reading this as conciliatory? No, no, no. Expect more extreme partisanship in US politics all the way to 2020. #SOTU
#Brexit update: Theresa May has a so-called ‘mandate’ to re-open the deal and remove/amend the backstop. That ain’t gonna happen - so she will just have to put the same deal to Parliament in February, while we waste a little more time. Base-case: some version of her deal still gets through - but otherwise we are looking at no-deal Brexit, not a second referendum.
No deal, no problem. Just try negotiating an FTA with the EU after that. 👍👍👍
So much fun co-hosting #Yourcall on @Euronews with @tesa.arcilla today.
Theresa May’s Plan B is to stick with Plan A - but worse. Watch it down in flames tomorrow as the EU and Ireland shoot it down. 🔥 🔥 🔥
The Arabic edition of ‘Brexit WTFF?’
Not even with you @jeremycorbyn. #BrexitforDayz
Is Theresa May the problem or is it.... Brexit? 🙄HMMMM. #CNNtalk
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When you hear the far-right spewing conspiracy fears and untruths to stoke fears - call it out.
* 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