Jim Pickard

Jim Pickard


Chief Political Correspondent for the Financial Times

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I understand anger about some people breaking the rules but how about sharing pics of people who *are* observing social distancing in London parks

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this a searing must-read essay on the pandemic by novelist Arundhati Roy in the @FT  which ends with a plea for people to “imagine another world” (free to read)

London hospitals face pump and dialysis machine shortages, leaked memo warns via @financialtimes 

am thinking the “soft left” might need a rebrand

government sources say the prime minister is still conscious and has been moved to ICU in case he needs ventilation to aid his recovery.....

let’s hope this is a wake-up call for anyone and everyone who still thinks this is “on the same level as seasonal flu”

New from Number 10: spokesman said: “The Prime Minister’s condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring. He is in good spirits.”

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I’ve been leaked a recent Dexeu document setting out in black & white how UK plans to diverge from EU on regulations despite Johnson assurances on workers rights etc Read it here on @FT 

useful context to suggest Labour’s spending plans might not be quite as extraordinary as some think - via The Times

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this is more Thick Of It than the actual Thick Of It

Brexit Britain has quietly obtained EU support to help cover the costs of repatriation flights during the coronavirus crisis, taking advantage of a Brussels programme that subsidises efforts to bring back stranded nationals.  via @FinancialTimes 

Brexit is set to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year — a figure that almost eclipses the total amount the UK has paid toward the European Union budget over the past 47 years of its ENTIRE MEMEBERSHIP

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