Julia Macfarlane ???

Julia Macfarlane ???

Indo-Scot journalist ? Foreign affairs in my DNA. ?️Co-host @OneDecisionPod ? | Forbes #30under30 alum | @ABC @BBCNews @StAEnglish alum | Chowsky mum ?

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Fireworks at 4pm on a Wednesday, who on earth does that? Other than people who hate dogs

Delighted to have @BowenBBC  on the pod this week - he talks to us about being embedded with Ukrainian forces as they took back Kherson, the city Putin recently declared was part of the Russian federation. And Richard Dearlove predicts a winter offensive:

Some of the pretty mad royal rules about things like colour coordination and what nail polish is or isn’t allowed has been public for years…family drama aside, I’ll always remember the optimism around Meghan at the start and what a missed opportunity this was for the Royals

I do think one of the problems is that Americans don’t seem to grasp that the royals are a pretty important part of UK diplomacy, soft power and government - so many of them (even the ones that follow the royals closely) seem to think it’s Disneyland with crumpets and corgis

Iranian security forces are targeting women at anti-regime protests with shotgun fire to their faces, breasts and genitals, according to interviews with medics across the country #iranprotests 

“If an institution is almost wholly white and run by older white men, then it cannot understand race” - former editor of The Sun@davidyelland  on #wato  #HarryandMeghanNetflix 


Where do I see myself in ten years? - Living in Bali, with my dogs. (credit unknown)

A serious blunder by that could have dire ramifications for Nazanin Ratcliffe, British mum held in an Iranian jail. He said she was 'training journalists in Iran'. She was not, and was actually on holiday. Statement from Thomson Reuters Foundation:

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State of the UK Govt right now: Foreign Sec gaffe may cost UK citizen extra 5 years in Iran jail Minister under fire for meeting w Netanyahu brokered by lobbyist without telling FCO Deputy PM under investigation for extreme porn Defence Sec quit amid sex misconduct claims

Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight at MCC Manhattan, the federal lockup where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told @ABC  News. Via @AaronKatersky 

Amazing bravery of the London public who saw what looked like suicide vests and still ran towards attackers with glasses + bar stools