Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Chairman @Spectator, @spectatorUSA, @Spectator Australia, @Apollo_Magazine, BBC presenter #politicslive @bbcthisweek Tweets reflect my analysis and mine alone.

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Your article clearly lumps me in as a Trump cheerleader. That’s how you designed. That’s your intention. That’s what you want readers’ takeaway to be. You know it’s a lie and now you’ve been called out you’re running away from it. Pathetic.

3. There would be some symbolism and even justice in invoking the 25th amendment. But why exacerbate divisions even further. If Trump tries to use any of the important levers of power before Jan 20 he will find there is no response. He is neutered.

FBI investigating if some storming US Capitol out to do more than disrupt certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s. Such as take lawmakers hostage. Images of people carrying zip ties (plastic version of handcuffs) + one man arrested carrying pistol on Capitol grounds.

No back-tracking. It was not an attempted coup. It was a mob on the rampage.

Not as crazy as your inability to understand the concept of editorial independence. There was a time when this was a core belief of the Left. Now it wants people like me to intervene when editors publish stuff they don't like.

I understand Ms Freeman called Health Secretary Hancock to apologise. Scottish friends tell me she’s been a useless Scottish health minister. I think she’s retiring at the next elections. Maybe she’ll rejoin the Communist party.

Armin Laschet has been chosen as the new leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party. He’s an ally of Merkel ally and premier of North Rhine-Westphalia. He won an online poll of CDU delegates to a virtual conference this morning.


Scores of celebrities and the rich have arrived in Sicily for a Google conference. They came in 114 private jets and a flotilla of super yachts. The conference is on global warming.

I suspect many folks, when they see this, will be adding Britannia Hotels to the list of businesses they will not be frequenting when this crisis is over.

Isn’t this a remarkable — some might say brazen — re-writing of what actually happened? The first “protective ring” was “advice” in February which said (twice) care homes had nothing to worry about. Then old folks were decanted from hospitals to homes without testing ...

If Britannia had not ruled the waves there would never have been a Royal Navy strong enough to abolish the slave trade, intercepting 1,600 ships and freeing 150,000 Africans while sustaining major casualties. Guess it’s too late to delete your tweet ...

Boris Johnson four days ago: “Let's be in no doubt about it, the exam results that we've got today are robust, they're good, they're dependable for employers.” Not a single claim in that sentence was true, was it Prime Minister?

Imagine the twitter storm tonight if this had gone the other way. It would have been of biblical proportions. For some reason it’s not getting much traction on the MSM either. Ho hum.

Stop posing as some kind of hippy ice cream play. You’re now wholly owned by a massive global conglomerate called Unilever. Perhaps if it paid the taxes HMRC thinks you should pay we could afford to accommodate many more asylum seekers.