Bruno Waterfield

Bruno Waterfield


Bursting the Brussels bubble for The Times | Nullius in verba | Get in touch brunowaterfield@gmail.com

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An amazing story. It is a tragedy of filial betrayal tangled up in a failure to abolish an abomination that is an indictment of British politics

What a strange day. Football is so dull, uninspiring in every way and yet triggers the most astonishing spasms. The notion that England is particulary or especially racist - certainly in European terms - is one of those spasms

There is NO substance to a Brexit 'bill' row between the EU and UK. It is entirely confected

People who have never had religious sense are not really atheists whatever they might claim

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"Natural disasters are to the Greens what Muslim terrorism is to Vlaams Belang: an opportunity to set the agenda" Pulls no punches via @HLN_BE 

I first heard this when I was a young boy. It's a beautiful disc and the songs are sublime

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CV-19: Yesterday, Mark Rutte, the Dutch PM, said: “The English version is literally dangerous" Angela Merkel, the Germans chancellor, very concerned about what she called "British virus" Is it now ok to refer to the original as the Chinese virus, or was that wrong, Twitter?

Quite something. Barnier wants to suspend all immigration to France and open a debate on Schengen/EU borderless travel sone

EU preparing to use emergency powers to grab “Europe’s fair share” of vaccines from Britain including export bans, the seizure of factories and overriding patents on the Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs

Marc Van Ranst, the Belgian virologist - and no stranger to sounding the alarm himself - has had 4 cases in his lab and sees the mutation as a “minor variant” only “The new variant in England does not cause any additional concern,”

Story of the day Police break up "gang bang" involving 25 men including at least 1 MEP as well as diplomats in central Brussels bar The unnamed MEP tried to flee through s window but injured himself before claiming European Parliament immunity Who was he?

Refusal to approve the Oxford vaccine in France (now thankfully) reversed) Germany, Belgium and other European countries was entirely political, an irrational act of self-harm aimed at compensating for the failure of national outsourcing to the EU

Why is the UK so incapable of reopening primary schools? No problems on the same scale elsewhere in Europe

It is appearing quite likely that EU would rather have no deal than allow the UK to have the same autonomy that, for example, Canada has with the US

"Pfizer was €12, then it became €15.50. Contracts are now being signed for 900 million vaccines at a price of €19.50" - Ouch Those shareholders are going to be getting even richer

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