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Columnist at The Economist. Author of Britain's Cosmopolitan Future: http://www.policy-network.net/publications/4905/Britains-cosmopolitan-future

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Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
a snapshot from inside the brexit talks captures the future of anglo european relations some thoughts on my ne
A snapshot from inside the Brexit talks captures the future of Anglo-European relations. Some thoughts on my (new) blog about *that* photo: https://t.co/wg9VkFXEKG
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
government deadlock rising nationalism political fragmentation is spain heading down an italian path no i argu
Government deadlock, rising nationalism, political fragmentation... is Spain heading down an Italian path? No, I argue in this week's column: https://t.co/wSQR9KBaGd
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
my hunch is that vers is doing a lot of work here
My hunch is that "vers" is doing a lot of work here
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
europe is edging towards cracking the big tech puzzle in a way that empowers consumers not the state or secret
"Europe is edging towards cracking the big-tech puzzle in a way that empowers consumers, not the state or secretive monopolies." Our cover leader this week: https://t.co/N0sq3KGUKw
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
i wrote in february on why one of the seven would make a good commission president though her chances don t lo
I wrote in February on why @vestager , one of the seven, would make a good Commission president (though her chances don't look good).https://t.co/xwgm2gtMJk
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
the liberal alde family of european parties presents its seven person slate for the european elections an atte
The liberal ALDE family of European parties presents its seven-person slate for the European elections. An attempt to disrupt the system of Spitzenkandidaten (whereby the "lead candidate" of largest party, probably EPP, has first claim on European Commission presidency). https://t.co/4a8KPuIRtd
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
suspending fidesz pending an investigation begs the question what is there left to investigate my take on the
Suspending Fidesz pending an investigation begs the question: "what is there left to investigate?". My take on the EPP's can-kicking exercise https://t.co/MeV4I1MiQn
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
i find it immensely pleasing that one of spain s flamenco radio stations calls its breakfast show cafe ole
I find it immensely pleasing that one of Spain's flamenco radio stations calls its breakfast show "Café Olé"
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
allowing viktor orban to remain in the epp does not build bridges between different parts of europe it patroni
Allowing Viktor Orbán to remain in the EPP does not "build bridges" between different parts of Europe; it patronisingly holds central Europe to lower standards.

My @TheEconomist column:

https://t.co/0l0ctH6j5r
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
orban must stop his anti brussels campaign immediately manfred weber s interview with germany s mighty bild ne
"Orbán must stop his anti-Brussels campaign immediately."

Manfred Weber's interview with Germany's mighty Bild newspaper suggests EPP's lead candidate is preparing the ground for a possible suspension / expulsion of Fidesz.

https://t.co/exfy82cNSL

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Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
berlin s mayor just issued this message for donald trump it s quite something
Berlin's mayor just issued this message for Donald Trump. It's quite something. https://t.co/gIIOei6ttT
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
in which emmanuel macron nails brexit
In which Emmanuel Macron nails Brexit: https://t.co/mtQuuNDHZh
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Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
a quote for the ages when the generation that survived the war is no longer with us we ll find out whether we
A quote for the ages: "when the generation that survived the war is no longer with us, we'll find out whether we have learned from history" - Angela Merkel today https://t.co/XDqjHCEjEk
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
today s faz report on may s disastrous dinner with juncker briefed by senior commission sources is absolutely
Today's FAZ report on May's disastrous dinner with Juncker - briefed by senior Commission sources - is absolutely damning.
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
merkel was widely derided for her immigrant policies but now we know 3 4 of new immigrants have done or are do
Merkel was widely derided for her immigrant policies. But now we know:

- 3/4 of new immigrants have done or are doing German courses
- 33% speak good or v good German, up from 18%
- 35% are in work
- 2011-16 migrants added €35 billion to the German economy

Source: @DIW_Berlin
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
an annual london peterborough season ticket now costs 7864 in germany you can buy an annual bahncard 100 provi
An annual London-Peterborough season ticket now costs £7,864. In Germany you can buy an annual BahnCard 100, providing travel on *every train in the country*, for less than half that (€4,270, or £3,797).
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
theresa may calls brexit election says nothing on brexit attacks labour s costings offers none makes it about
Theresa May:
- calls Brexit election, says nothing on Brexit
- attacks Labour's costings, offers none
- makes it about leadership, goes AWOL
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
1 crime in germany hit a 30 year low in march 2 merkel remains the most popular politician in germany 3 afd fl
1. Crime in Germany hit a 30-year low in March
2. Merkel remains the most popular politician in Germany
3. AfD flat on pre-election polling; pro-immigration Greens up
4. Trump-lite strategy has seen CSU fall in polls
5. 2/3 Germans consider it "pure electioneering"
Otherwise: 👍 https://t.co/D1MEsKyLMC
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
dyson off to singapore farage german passports for kids rees mogg new irish fund lawson french residency redwo
Dyson: off to Singapore
Farage: German passports for kids
Rees-Mogg: new Irish fund
Lawson: French residency
Redwood: tells pals to quit UK

Brexit was always a hobby for rich men with a plan B. A jolly board game with ordinary Britons' jobs & livelihoods as the counters. https://t.co/yGKWJPqHiM
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
brexit is a human tragedy lost jobs lost prospects and not a few lives brits in the eu europeans in the uk gen
Brexit is a human tragedy. Lost jobs, lost prospects and not a few lives (Brits in the EU, Europeans in the UK) genuinely wrecked. And all for a fantasy vision of an absolute, unlimited, all-or-nothing sovereignty that never existed and never will exist.
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