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Anglo-Schwäbisch eurocrat - maker of EU foreign policy & spätzle - guerrilla knitter - cross-Channel commuter - host @cakewatchcast - “apoplectic” (CNN)
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Mar 19 4 tweets 1 min read
The former (conservative) Prime Minister of Sweden. And here’s the former (conservative) Prime Minister of Finland.
Mar 18 4 tweets 2 min read
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Mar 7 8 tweets 4 min read
Some family news. My kid sister will be the next Mistress of @GirtonCollege Cambridge. Could not be prouder of you @Dr_E_Kendall! Lis will follow in the footsteps of such great women as Sarah Emily Davies and Baroness Warnock. No pressure! girton.cam.ac.uk/news/dr-elisab…
Mar 3 21 tweets 5 min read
Indulge me in this thread about what I've heard someone call "a brilliant week for the EU" (in terms of its policy response, not in a wider sense of course - the past week has been a disaster for all of us, not just #Ukraine). As someone who has spent my career working in EU foreign policy, I do find it tremendously heartening to see us win praise for getting it largely right, acting quickly and decisively. This is why I joined - to see the EU use its weight to defend our values from bullies.
Mar 1 4 tweets 2 min read
Image give @hickychip a follow for that
Feb 4 4 tweets 2 min read
This has to be career ending. Remember when Julian Clary was cancelled for years because he made a gag about Norman Lamont’s red box? Come on @Channel4 @NetflixUK this is way over the line.
Dec 11, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
I remember the round of FCO cuts in 2011 when they were already cutting into bone. Many smaller embassies were run by two UK diplomats only, including the ambassador, leaving most actual diplomatic work to local hires. This now has to mean embassy closures. When a core set of tasks that can only be done by diplomatic staff (eg cypher work) is done by the Ambassador and the DHM, because there’s nobody else qualified, that leaves the usual diplomatic reporting, representation etc to local staff. Is that what Tory backbenchers want?
Nov 17, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read
A friend of mine has been critical of his local Tory MP on the socials. My friend’s spouse works in the local community. So said MP has complained to her boss about her husband’s politics. This is bullying. This is not OK. I’m not naming names as I’ve been asked not to (yet) but he’s ok with my sending these tweets.
Nov 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Not a day goes by without saying Image I started saving them rather than binning them only after a few years but I have a full alphabetical set with plenty of redundancy. Unfortunately the format has now been changed so this is as big as the collection is going to get. Image
Nov 9, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Dr Syntax & Tom Caruana - Get Your Dad Off The Internet ^^^^^ confess, you haven’t listened have you? it’s ok I don’t usually put the sound on either, but this time you should, if @Coldwar_Steve were a rapper he might be a bit like @drsyntaxraps
Nov 3, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Remember the outrage when a European Commissioner gave a job in her office to her dentist? Leading to the resignation of the entire Commission? And the meal that Tory europhobes - including one Owen Paterson - made of it all? Fucking hypocrites. Just imagine if British Tory Ministers were held to the same standard as European Commissioners. Just imagine. ImageImageImage
Oct 31, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Mr electric blue BMW M3 undertaking the traffic jam on the M40 at speed on the hard shoulder just now, I want to thank you for the joy it brought into my life when that unmarked police car spotted you and went after you. 💋🤏 The way you tried to dodge into the traffic to lose yourself when you checked your mirror was genuinely hilarious, as was the look on your face as he pulled you out of your car.
Oct 17, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
What an extremely good point here in @BylineTimes by @OborneTweets The @BylineTimes really is a fascinating read and an incredible bargain to boot. If you’re not already a subscriber, can I humbly suggest that you get on that statim? And consider gift subs this Christmas? 🎁 subscribe.bylinetimes.com
Oct 7, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
“unleash the spirit of Britain” “unleash the spirit of Britain”
Sep 28, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Stopped opposite the UK Mission to the EU on my way in to the office to show you a fully functioning queue-free petrol station. Guess it wasn’t Brexit! #fuelshortages I guess I should have been a little clearer. I’m outside the UK Mission to the EU which is *in Brussels*. I’m in Belgium, not the UK. And I *am* blaming Brexit for the #fuelshortage.
Sep 27, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This on its own is a compelling reason to get these people into government. I will never understand why some people will stick with their bucket of cold sick because they don’t like the taste of unsweetened tea. You don’t have to love Starmer, you just have to #GTTO. Jesus.
Aug 22, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
I’m wearing this t-shirt for the first time in ages, my son thinks it’s a picture of a pterodactyl and keeps yelling DACTYL 😂 Being #3yo is such an incredibly endearing and yet incredibly irritating age 😂
Jun 18, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
I’m currently on board @LeShuttle on my first trip back from the UK to Brussels in 15 months. As some followers may know, this is my normal weekly commute, or was until March 2020. Short thread of impressions here for anyone who is interested. 1/ Image The M20 is miraculously roadwork-free for the first time in many years. It was a much quicker trip to the tunnel than usual. 2/
May 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I don’t think it’s paranoid to see the present UK government as committed politically, strategically, ideologically to weakening, damaging, and ultimately destroying the EU. The EU’s continued existence stands as a repudiation of their Brexit. You won’t see the UK show hostility to EU member states. But by acting with hostility towards the EU, or at the very least pretending the EU is an irrelevance, the UK *is* hostile to EU member states, because a successful and strong EU means successful and strong member states.
Nov 28, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
Twas the night after lockdown, when all through the land
Not a person was stirring, except for a Spad;
The eye tests were hung by the Castle with care
In hopes that St. Dominic soon would be there; The patients were intubated in their beds,
While hydroxychloroquine danced in their heads;

When out in the car park arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the ward to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
Oct 29, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
Short thread on @IanDunt’s interesting (and very good) line of argument on @OhGodWhatNowPod talking about the incremental approach to #RejoinEU: 1/ I have been a vocal and passionate opponent of a soft Brexit, BRINO, Norway, EEA/EFTA solution as I see it as unsustainable, democratically outrageous, rule-taker not rule-maker, worst of all worlds. It is all those things, but 2/