Forbes contributor, occasional FT blogger and author of the Coppola Comment finance & economics blog. Singer, musician and bank refugee. RT means Read This.

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@DavidPenney10 David. Two government ministers have (incorrectly) claimed the early vaccine approval has been possible "because we have left the EU ". They, not us, have turned this into a Brexit issue.

I'm more than slightly concerned about @scullyp  implying that Debenhams workers might not lose their jobs. The company is in liquidation, not administration. The chances of employees keeping their jobs are very low. #PMQs  #skynews 

@sturdyAlex  clearly doesn't read data, if she thinks people are committing suicide because of lockdown. I've heard this so many times that I checked with both ONS and the Samaritans. There's no evidence.

We were sold snake oil and that is exactly what we are getting.

Bonmarché goes into administration for second time in a year

#Tether might or might not deliberately pump #Bitcoin 's price. But even if it doesn't, USDT issuance naturally amplifies BTC price movements anyway. My Coppola Comment post on the asymmetric mechanics of Tether explains how this works.

@rolandmcs  But the vaccine is being developed in the EU by an American company, and the approval was fast-tracked under EU regulations that expire on 1st January?


Laura Kuenssberg talking absolute twaddle on #PoliticsLive . Repeating the "no money left" nonsense from 2020. Talking about "maxed-out national credit cards". @BBCPolitics  this is an utter disgrace and totally irresponsible. Please educate your reporters in basic economics.

Carrie Grace at @BBCNews  has just claimed that "the rules say" refugees must claim asylum in the first safe country they come to. This is NOT TRUE.

I am sick and tired of hearing ignoramuses like Bernard Jenkin claim that the Millenium bug didn't exist. IT DID. I worked on Y2K projects. We found bugs and we fixed them. It's because we did such a good job that people who weren't involved think there was never a problem.

So if I am reading this right, the Barclay brothers are promoting Boris as "the only person who can save us", but Murdoch wants to dump him in favour of Gove. Media oligarchs fighting for control of government. And the battlefield, unusually, is the broadsheets, not the tabloids.

The NI protocol already contains an escape clause to prevent major disruption to NI-GB trade. This is it. So there is no need to renege on the Protocol on these grounds. The Government is lying. Please RT.

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Last year, I said that in the long term there could be a bright future outside the EU. I am now recanting. Brexit is bad, now and forever.

Dear @BBC , you should not believe what you read in corporate press releases. The rescue plan for Thomas Cook was not £900m as the company said. It was £900m of new loans PLUS new equity of £450m PLUS conversion of £1.7bn of existing debt to equity (with a whopping haircut) 1/

"In the five years from 2012 to 2016, #Carillion  paid out £217 million more in dividends than it generated in cash from its operations." (Parliamentary briefing paper). Imaginary profits don't provide hard cash. Carillion borrowed to pay those dividends....

If you had any understanding at all of WTO rules, you would know that in the event of no deal, the EU would have no choice but to introduce the checks described in this piece. Not to do so would violate international law. I suspect you DO know this, but prefer to lie.