At the foot of Sólheimajökull - the glacier is melting due to climate change - it’s expected to be completely gone by the end of the century. We still had the privilege of climbing it. #Iceland
Happy Brexitgeddon from us from Iceland! A country of 350,000 that beat England in the World Cup. 🇮🇸
BREXIT BREAKING: NOTHING HAS CHANGED 🙄
Boris Johnson continues to makes nonsense interventions in the Brexit debate. #SkyPaper
Some last minute posturing - but no worries, the Brexit deal is basically done. Next challenge (the biggest one) is get it through UK Parliament. 😬 #Brexit #Newsnight
When you’re on #Newsnight with Yanis Varoufakis - the ‘rockstar’ of EU Summits. We agreed the Brexit WA is a take it or leave it deal.
This guy. 👫
What happens next if There’s May survives? ✅EU leaders approve the deal; ❓British MPs might be buoyed to get behind the Des as markets react, and the realisation hits that there is no going back and renegotiating with the EU. It’s a take it or leave it deal - that much was always clear.
I don’t think a second #Brexit referendum is likely - nor that it would be politically astute. It would exacerbate the bitter political divide the UK — the public is split down the middle, leading us to the perverse situation where Parliament knows Brexit will make Britain poorer and less powerful, but needs to support it anyway.
I’m not saying I told you so - but I told you so. The current Brexit chaos was utterly predictable, and entirely self- inflicted. #NailedIt #CNNtalk
Catch me in Westminster (on all media!) discussing the inevitable #Brexit meltdown that I (and many others) predicted two years ago. I cannot think of another such self-defeating and entirely avoidable crisis that a political class has brought onto itself. @cnn @bbcnews @euronews @zdfmediathek
I’m Team Biden. Let’s do it America! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 .
. #Elections2018 #midtermelections #DumpTrump #Trump
Ahem, let me try explain the issue of the Irish Border again. 🇮🇪 .
Tory/Labour: ‘The customs union’, vs ‘A customs union,’ doesn’t make any difference. It means the UK can’t have an independent trade policy. .
On Channel 4’s Big Brexit debate I explained why there still hasn’t been a solution to the Irish Border, and why the UK will most likely remain in the Customs Union. .
#C4Brexit #Brexit #Politics
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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
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