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Presenter of BBC’s daily Newscast on BBC Sounds, Antisocial on Radio 4 and Boris on both. Ex-Brussels/Newsround/Westminster
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Oct 4, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Some important comments on #Brexit from @campaignforleo at a modest press conference in Brussels. He said there's a good opportunity to clinch a deal over the next fortnight. (1) On a UK-wide customs arrangement: "A lot of countries would take the view that any UK-wide arrangement is really a matter for the future relationship rather than a backstop which is for N Ireland and Ireland. Also there's the whole issue of the level playing field..." (2)
Sep 7, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
THREAD on the transcript of the @CommonsEUexit evidence session with @MichelBarnier because it is REALLY, REALLY worth reading. I'll not go into the did he/didn't he stuff about Chequers being dead because that has been a total waste of everyone's time. (1) I starts of pretty awkwardly with the Chair @hilarybennmp telling MB to be concise. I would not have recommended saying that to him... (2)
Sep 3, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
European Parliament has just had an update on #Brexit from @danutahuebner who chairs the @EPInstitutional committee and is on the Brexit Steering Group (1) ▶️no idea when Brexit deal will arrive at European Parliament
▶️last point that Parliament can vote is first plenary session in March 19 because the second session would be too late
▶️negotiations have intensified but she hopes this isn't "a trick" (2)
Aug 2, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Contribution to this week's #Brexit diplomatic activity from @MichelBarnier in 20+ European newspapers today. EU offering ambitious partnership on trade+security with usual caveats and has to be progress on the Withdrawal Agreement. Does it sound mostly 👍 with a bit of 👎? It includes your weekly reminder that the protection of Cornish Pasties is still an issue. (2)
May 23, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
THREAD. I've seen the presentation given to Team Barnier yesterday by the UK Brexit negotiators on data protection after #Brexit. It puts "some" flesh on the bones of the PM's Mansion House speech (1) UK said that the @ICOnews should remain part of the Supervisory Board of the #GDPR which comes into force this week. And UK should remain in the "one stop shop" system where people and businesses only deal with one national regulator. UK also going above and beyond #GDPR. (2)