https://twitter.com/giselastuart/status/1045630823213477888Wilton Park is, er was, the FCO’s prestigious international conference venue. It has, er had, a global reputation for attracting top tier participants to a neutral & discreet environment for sensitive conversations. So you’d think it would be led by someone with those qualities.
https://twitter.com/GeorgeWParker/status/1042424760695775233“Come on Manu, you at least must remember what it was like to lose Algeria?”
https://twitter.com/VinnyMcAv/status/1042409805946736640I mean seriously: THEY ARE THE ONES IN CHARGE AND THEY HAVE *NO PLAN* AND THEIR OWN PARTY IS MIRED IN CONFUSION AND STRIFE, HOW IN THE NAME OF THATCHER CAN THEY BE TRYING TO EMBARRASS ANYONE ELSE? Sorry for the all caps but how can they not be hiding behind the sofas in shame??
https://twitter.com/ottocrat/status/894304510977482752The WTO is a safety net (which is currently under serious threat from Trump). It represents a baseline, a foundation upon which more ambitious trade agreements have been built. Ditching those more ambitious deals and falling back to the baseline is not progress, it's regression.
https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1038185017103400960During the 80s, on a visit to Germany, my cousin showed me a syndicated article in the excellent local newspaper reporting on a Franco-British spat (I can’t remember the details). The article quoted a French columnist and Burchill. >
https://twitter.com/Sapere_vivere/status/1019326449680113666"Waaah Remain did it too!" Then report them. Report them and wait for the Electoral Commission's findings or STFU. 2/
https://twitter.com/CER_Grant/status/1017074561840570368It is utterly ludicrous. We have VIPs through here all the time. We’ve had Putin, Xi Jinping, all the EU obviously, royalty, all sorts, the only time we *ever* have this level of disruption is with Americans & even Obama was nowhere near as bad as this.
https://twitter.com/handsdot/status/1014633167930699778Volume carmakers do not build exclusively for small markets. They have regional manufacturing nodes where they can draw on virtually the whole supply chain within a single customs area. The exception is where labour costs are so low that it offsets supply chain trade barriers.
https://twitter.com/aphclarkson/status/1013193394330447873All this does is offer HARD PROOF that the UK is deliberately trying to work around the EU’s negotiators. It is HARD EVIDENCE of (a) bad faith and (b) British incomprehension of the point of having EU institutions. It just encourages the EU27 to hurry us out the door asap. 2/
https://twitter.com/theresa_may/status/1012693895421890560The European Defence Agency (EDA) does a number of things to make the EU defence industry more competitive & boost its capacity for research innovation & technology. The EDA helped the UK win that contract. 2/