Alert

Follow us

And stay informed in real time of the latest News!

68,040 followers   •   2,084 following   •   Berlin, London and Cambridge   •   http://www.economist.com/

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

Latest Scoops

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
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
solving britain s everyday crappiness the sheer run down quality of public life in the uk means increasing pro
Solving Britain's everyday crappiness - the sheer run-down quality of public life in the UK - means increasing productivity, which means more concerted institutions, which means more political consensus, which means bringing the Christian-social democrat tradition to the UK.
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
the christian social democrat tradition underpins the high living and civic standards of germany netherlands d
The Christian-social democrat tradition underpins the high living and civic standards of Germany, Netherlands, Denmark etc. This success relies on a kind of productive social consensus that neither Labour nor Tory tribes in Britain understand. Hence Britain's everyday crappiness.
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
britain s tragedy is that its public services and civic spaces are horribly run down but the resulting misery
Britain's tragedy is that its public services and civic spaces are horribly run-down but the resulting misery has flowed not into support for German/Nordic-style Christian- or social-democracy but into support for authoritarian hucksters of left (Corbyn) and right (Brexiteers). https://t.co/M9x47W33WU
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
i tweeted this in november 2016 and stand by it brexit won t be a moment it will be a long slow italy style de
I tweeted this in November 2016 and stand by it. Brexit won't be a moment. It will be a long, slow, Italy-style decline.

It will be gradually dirtier hospitals, more paperwork, fewer start-ups, more crowded trains. It will be buildings peeling where once they were repainted. https://t.co/7vUTeQJl3J
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
i ve been talking orban with savvy folks in brussels and germany my initial assumption was that the epp would
I've been talking Orbán with savvy folks in Brussels and Germany. My initial assumption was that the EPP would issue yet another limp red line.

Now I think it's more likely that a majority of EPP delegates will vote on March 20th to suspend or expel Fidesz (FINALLY!).
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
7 7 macron s shopping list of new agencies chimes with mario draghi s argument that common institutions over c
7/7. Macron's shopping list of new agencies chimes with Mario Draghi's argument that common institutions (over common rules) are key to solving Europe's problems. A contrast with German-preferred intergovernmentalism & an important fault line in debates about EU's future. [ENDS]
Jeremy Cliffe
JeremyCliffe
6 no mention of the euro has macron given up on his grand plans for reforming the single currency or does he i
6. No mention of the euro. Has Macron given up on his grand plans for reforming the single currency? Or does he intend to resurrect them after the election? In any case, don't expect much on this during the campaign.

The Most Relevant

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
Video player
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.
Total(1) => 0.15473484992981 f_f_QM(2) => 0.095512866973877 indS(2) => 0.045582056045532 indM(2) => 0.046921014785767 indM_1(2) => 0.0037801265716553 indM_2(2) => 0.0010800361633301 indM_4(2) => 0.0031158924102783 indM_5(2) => 0.0042209625244141 indM_6(2) => 0.0018329620361328 indM_7(2) => 0.0042238235473633 indM_8(2) => 0.0023791790008545 indM_9(2) => 0.013286113739014 indM_10(2) => 0.012595891952515 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.055646181106567 f_f_dT(20) => 0.055185556411743