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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This sort of majority - if correct - would give Boris Johnson quite the freedom to manoeuvre over where he lands Brexit. Sterling still flying up too..

Final video from the Election Ads project with Rory@ruskin147  : - for now... Rory spots DUP target those interested in Catholicism and Gospel with facebook ads on abortion... I find a minister targeting “married” “women” with reassurances about education spending and more...

EXIT POLL: 20,000 people at 144 polling station Conservative majority projected...

Majority of 86 projected Con - 368 Lab - 191 SNP - 55 LD - 13

Sterling has shot up against dollar 1.34

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Sterling now above $1.35... up around 3%... also 4 year high against euro...

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Interesting form of words from President Trump in congratulations to PM - US trade deal bigger and more lucrative “than any deal that could be made with the EU” - invitation to prioritise US deal over an EU one...

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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:

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

Dominic Grieve deselection campaign being led by someone who not only stood against him as Ukip candidate in GE 2017, was a UKIP local council candidate and local branch chairman of Ukip, but also stood for the UKIP National Executive Council in 2016... now a Conservative.

Get involved in our attempt to track #GE2019  campaigns targeting you. Here @ruskin147  & I explain how to help: 2 simple screenshots from your Facebook/other feeds👇🏾 1. The ad 2. “why am i seeing this?” & if you can hometown/ constituency send to Election.ad @bbc .co.uk Thanks!

You can’t seriously have posted your supporters literally blocking an ambulance from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital on an emergency run. Seriously, ? ?

So, 1 year & 43 weeks after EU referendum, with 300 days until UK becomes a third country under EU law, Government can’t decide between 2 options already rejected by the other side of the negotiation, and not backed by business, and for which it may not get Parliamentary support

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