Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam


Economics Editor, BBC. Fin crisis book @theDefaultLine .. Brexitologist. Host award-winning 2016 EUref TV interviews & 2017 live GE debate. United ST.

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Important milestone for the Government with this deal that has been signed today in Tokyo by Trade Secretary @trussliz ⁩

Here’s full message from @MarcusRashford  who we asked to join us on @BBCNewsnight  late last night, but he was in bed ahead of match, responding to yesterday’s outpouring of support from councils, communities, and corporations for supplying food for English children in half term

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In clip above I put issue of why UK will only be able to access some of the food export quotas in deal, if at the end of the year, the EU has some of its quota leftover to Mr Hannan. Our Tokyo correspondent @wingcommander1  put this to Truss, and she said there’d be a “review”

HMT not costing the JSS changes - difficult re take up - but looks to me like significant several billion package Chancellor is announcing.

Supermarket Asda (recently taken over back in British ownership) this morning joined in, pledging £100k for school holiday access to food

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Fauci says we will know whether a vaccine is working end of November beginning of December... but will then take months to build vaccines, substantial proportion of population not until second or third quarter 2021

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Full extraordinary resignation letter from Chair of UK infrastructure commission over EU Withdrawal Bill - “worst legislation of my lifetime” for a “Ukip allied Brexit ..fraught with danger” and “indefensible bailout” of East Coast Mainline:

Sage epidemiologist Professor John Edmunds asked by Marr if he regrets anything in science advice... immediately replies: “yes we should have gone into lockdown earlier...it cost a lot of lives unfortunately”...

Just checking why yesterday’s slide said 38,489 cumulative deaths, and today’s says 39,045, an increase of 556... but the daily number is 111... would appear there has been some revisions...

UK medicines pricing clearly on US side of table... This video from January is US Pharma industry lobby telling US trade negotiators that US-UK trade deal is “an important opportunity” to deal with “artificially depressed prices” in UK - “dictated” via our “primary payer” system

UPDATE: all four UK Chief Medical Officers agreed that Covid Alert Level should remain at 4 at their meeting last Thursday, against the PM’s expressed “hopes” it would be lowered. More on #bbcnewsSix 

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