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Jon Williams @WilliamsJon Dublin, Ireland

Managing Director @rtenews. Ex Managing/Foreign Editor @ABC, ex World Editor @BBC. Board member @PressFreedom, runner, bootcamper, traveller, Scouser.

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Happy #InternationalDemocracyDay. #PressFreedom key & democracy stronger with stronger public service media. It’s a… https://t.co/aLh3cN4UKVNever too late to join frontman @superfurry. Find #BrexitRepublic wherever you get your podcasts or at:… https://t.co/pGfbguInysLove that #BrexitRepublic & @tconnellyRTE on @gruffingtonpost’s radar in The Observer: “Handy to listen to someone… https://t.co/0WdXuJQmY1The latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/7kPuOXyYbk Thanks to @RTEsport #yemen #saudiarabia
9/15
2019
Timing no coincidence... Netanyahu’s Last throw of dice. Final polls ahead of Tuesday’s election show another dead… https://t.co/IHVNEuv7Ci3 days before #Israel’s general election... Did same in April, recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights,… https://t.co/CdH6G5zDVyFor Downing St, working thru detail of possible “NI solution” hard. Working thru politics harder. @tconnellyRTE &… https://t.co/cAMj0N0PUzJonathan Powell knows all about negotiating deals- one of one of architects of Good Friday Agreement. Like others w… https://t.co/DOaOdhhXxbWith 47 days to #Brexit - after two extensions - despite talk of “landing zones” & NI “specific solutions”, some of… https://t.co/FpyVGMN5mZ“The one thing we need is time. That’s the one thing we don’t have”. @tconnellyRTE’s #MustRead corrective to growin… https://t.co/iIzv4gJ4rr#DavidCameron’s “sorry, not sorry” apology for #Brexit captured by @BrookesTimes @thetimes. https://t.co/6WWOmxvrqSThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/9dLMdHk32p #nbcnewsthreads #rugbyworldcupCameron: #EU “changing before our very eyes... public vote was not just fair & not just overdue, but necessary and,… https://t.co/wxSMQQHxzVBut on calling #Brexit referendum itself, “my view remains that this was the right approach to take.” So sorry, not… https://t.co/gZ536XjHMc
9/14
2019
The latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/8lZn56XVBf Thanks to @Tmgneff #demdebate #rtesoccer
9/13
2019
It’s quite the headline: #BorisJohnson 14th UK PM of Queen’s reign - 171st PM of 32 nations she is/was Head of Stat… https://t.co/hSVDXsfAgfAsked @morningireland “why so little of it known until #RTE went in there & reported it to Tusla” @KZapponeTD said… https://t.co/s9jorVpPPAMorning after #RTEinvestigates, Childrens’ Minister “deeply shocked” at @aoifehegs’s reporting. But turns out not s… https://t.co/57WHQStoCNIf proof needed that you can’t buy taste... https://t.co/BegpHJvTciTánaiste: “Next summer” right time for #Ireland to have General Election.Sassoli: “UK hasn’t provided any alternatives.. anything that has been workable. We believe there is too much rigid… https://t.co/fWbEMR5kOEMEPs tell UK no backstop, no deal. European Parliament President @DavidSassoli says “cant be an agreement without b… https://t.co/9lmTtbaKwSThread worth reading: officials in Brussels don’t think #Brexit breakthrough imminent but UK “seems to better recog… https://t.co/VwQxzhLgNoThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/mjhidEA1pl Thanks to @joshrogin @DanMulhall @davidfolkenflik #demdebate #update
9/12
2019
UK Government publishes worst case, no-deal scenario: in Northern Ireland “likely to result in protests & direct ac… https://t.co/4VOqxYgwgBUK Government refuses to share messages & emails between Downing St staff on suspending Parliament - in defiance of… https://t.co/1VQxeo5U08Worth remembering Michael Ashcroft ex Conservative Treasuer & Deputy major independent pollster or UK political opi… https://t.co/Rez7qUHYT1Most voters in Northern #Ireland want Jeremy Corbyn as UK PM - including 10%! https://t.co/uS1cIM7OArNearly 60% think the Northern #Ireland backstop “acceptable compromise” - including 20% of Unionists. #Brexit https://t.co/2aLyXEOkVM2/3rds or those questioned thought #Brexit had made Irish unification more likely - including 1/3rd of Unionists. https://t.co/JQq5beZAB7Fascinating: poll @LordAshcroft via @ConHome suggests 51% of those in North would vote to leave UK & join #Irelandhttps://t.co/PRd2vFQnoyJust days after UK Justice Secretary tweeted he’d talked to #BorisJohnson about rule of law, @RobertBuckland takes… https://t.co/P5s7F1W3E6Another defeat for #BorisJohnson: Scotland’s highest court, Court of Session, rules prorogation of UK Parliament “u… https://t.co/rPRvaPIjeNDUP “receptive” to all-#Ireland agri/regulatory zone. ROI obliged to protect single market- in effect, means North… https://t.co/Aacy0HaunoThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/4DbrhraQZi Thanks to @nasseratta5 @columlynch @ingridmileyRTE #neverforget #palestinianLatest UK #GeneralElection poll @ComRes grim reading for #BorisJohnson @Telegraph. Tories would be 32 seats short o… https://t.co/Yd6Y2rLRH0
9/11
2019
Well this is interesting ... John Bolton was in the Situation Room this morning, chairing the National Security Co… https://t.co/pgi059Mqec
Retweeted by Jon Williams#SecPompeo at WH Press briefing. His boss will now have had more National Security Advisors in less than 3 years th… https://t.co/QA74HXewVCBolton leading advocate for US troops staying in #Afghanistan & pushed for change in #Iran. His views haven’t chang… https://t.co/9Xsj3tucYO#Israel election week today - just 5 months after last one ended with #Netanyahu unable to form governing coalition. https://t.co/OeiPRK6EJgThis is a big deal: under international law, West Bank is Palestinian occupied territory & #Israel|i settlements th… https://t.co/HYqmKlnOXQUK “not negotiating a NI only backstop” says Downing St. But watch this space: a “Northern #Ireland specific soluti… https://t.co/YuavHByBrMYoung people in #Ireland most educated in Europe, 4th highest in world says OECD. https://t.co/u3Vg4PUw3tThis. TLDR: strings will be attached to any UK-EU FTA worth having. And while Commissioners leave nationality at th… https://t.co/oL0cPwT4iu
Retweeted by Jon Williams#Ireland’s @PhilHoganEU confirmed as new #EU chief trade negotiator, responsible for doing post #Brexit trade deal… https://t.co/bI47BVsG8qNew #EU President @vonderleyen unveils new Commission... https://t.co/QIaQz7TMPuWe know the names. New #EU Commission President @vonderleyen revealing portfolios. Only 27 names - UK declined to n… https://t.co/ALx8qYUZFR
Retweeted by Jon WilliamsWe know the names. New #EU Commission President @vonderleyen revealing portfolios. Only 27 names - UK declined to n… https://t.co/ALx8qYUZFR“Disgusting act of hypocrisy”: ⁦@WilliamJHague⁩ turns his fire on #BorisJohnson for expelling #Brexit rebels. https://t.co/AabTD1dWtgPSNI: Crowd of up to 100 people gathered “some of whom attacked police vehicles with missiles & over 40 petrol bomb… https://t.co/tQ1yqTiTKU“British institutions proved more robust, its politicians more courageous & its PM more inept than seemed possible… https://t.co/moJY0pkVRCThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/knoKip2OfM #brexit #usCrumplestiltskin: the ever brilliant Miriam Lord on the odd couple - Hercules & Athena. Class. #Brexit https://t.co/EXDsIJmHgS37 years after he last played for England, #GeoffBoycott knighted by #TheresaMay. To fans of Yorkshire, he’s always… https://t.co/9EiuIfSvm6
9/10
2019
3 weeks ago, man tapped to lead trade talks with UK warned that - in event of no deal - #BorisJohnson’s only Church… https://t.co/gabnaRUQ03So post #Brexit - deal or no-deal - UK will have to try to reach trade agreement with... #Ireland’s ⁦@PhilHoganEU⁩. https://t.co/or3oXROkln9 of #Ireland’s top 10 TV progs this weekend @rte: 49% share @RTELateLateShow, big audience saw @IrishRugby beat W… https://t.co/4rheCggXtMCommons Speaker John Bercow says he will stand down on Oct 31st if no #GeneralElection before, ensuring he will be… https://t.co/D9PpEzT7PCOrdah ordah: Speaker @HouseofCommons John Bercow tells MPs he will not stand at next UK #GeneralElection - day afte… https://t.co/e0qN97SrB9Got to be the photo of the day from #BorisJohnson’s visit to Dublin. #Brexit (Pic: @AFPphoto) https://t.co/XxTSCLVxcm“This was the start of something.” #EU confirms UK proposing all-Ireland animal health & agrifood regime. In itself… https://t.co/xbx0VBDv4jStatement by Taoiseach & PM after Dublin meeting. #Brexit https://t.co/pbeztGfrv5Assuming today’s proposal to hold a snap Oct 15 election is defeated in the Commons, earliest likely UK… https://t.co/J6gqCqdNAt @soniapurnell @rtenews @bethankilfoil Here you go @soniapurnell... https://t.co/FePJ5XR9MNTaoiseach: In absence of agreed alternative arrangements, no backstop is no deal. #Brexit#BorisJohnson: There are an abundance of proposals we have - but not entirely reasonable to share them with you (to @carldinnen). #BrexitVaradkar: Irish Government will oppose direct rule in event of no-deal #Brexit - we consider it contrary to Good Fr… https://t.co/yBGkKv312z#BorisJohnson: I do believe a deal can be done by October 19th#BorisJohnson: I want to find a deal. I want to get a deal... I’ve looked carefully at no-deal, that outcome would… https://t.co/dalybxEGk6#BorisJohnson: We must get #Brexit done, UK must come out by Oct 31st.Taoiseach says UK faces Herculean task post #Brexit... Athena goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration and skill!In nod to PM’s frequent classical analogies, Varadkar tells #BorisJohnson “We want to be your Athena”.Taoiseach warns no such things as clean #Brexit: if no-deal will still have to deal with financial settlement, citi… https://t.co/Yg90XbwrGn#BorisJohnson arrives at Government Buildings to meet Taoiseach. #Brexit https://t.co/x3NeYdaFRMA few outliers, but most recent polls compiled @britainelects show narrow Conservative lead. But not enough to give… https://t.co/g0KlBJdCgdPoll @ComRes shows why #BorisJohnson needs UK #GeneralElection before Oct 31st. If he asks #EU to extend #Brexit de… https://t.co/QOjPxifhOKThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/pV4PmjT83e Thanks to @peterbakernyt #brexit #usDowning St “plan” to sabotage request for #Brexit extension with parallel “I don’t want it” letter would not be leg… https://t.co/RlyI2EtuPuIs Northern #Ireland about to lose 4th Northern Secretary in 4 years? Times reports @JulianSmithUK threatened to qu… https://t.co/oMEbUMBk21Interesting: @nigelmp - part of ERG & Secretary of 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs - tells # “wouldn’t… https://t.co/KIyJt8Ej2G
9/9
2019
Strange days indeed when UK’s Justice Minister speaks to its PM about “importance of rule of law”. Accepted norm si… https://t.co/l9t3C8VV0R“Four chaotic days back at Westminster last week confirmed that Johnson has appointed a team to fight an election,… https://t.co/IhiHyvoaxm#Ireland's priorities “to protect the rights of people in Northern Ireland & peace process“ post #Brexit. https://t.co/bhnV3BrItp“We’ve not given them a plan”. After quitting UK Cabinet, @AmberRuddHR tells @AndrewMarr9 80-90% of Government’s ti… https://t.co/mNFqIxhq08“I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the Government’s main objective... short-sighted culling of my colleagu… https://t.co/u8XfBk16i4The latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/xLYlD7NXhg #rterugby #venezuela
9/8
2019
One of few in Commons who get #Ireland, smart Minister for Middle East @foreignoffice: @AlistairBurtUK one of best… https://t.co/EVysTYqBoLThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/TDk5tez8jW Thanks to @SandyCannold @simoncoveney #rterugby #rtesoccerNot just backstop UK wants to bin. @tconnellyRTE reports UK now tearing up commitments it made to protecting all-is… https://t.co/zwEcyINVTOThe week #BorisJohnson lost his first four Commons votes his Commons majority, 21 of his MPs & his brother. Also th… https://t.co/sRxGrL6rch
9/7
2019
Labour, Lib Dems, SNP & Plaid Cymru unite to block new attempt by #BorisJohnson to call snap #GeneralElection https://t.co/NJQBHCXxp5Some of your favourite brands that could disappear from the shelves under no-deal #Brexit... https://t.co/bUUiy21uLmHow #EU will manage Irish border in event of no-deal #Brexit: ⁦@tconnellyRTE⁩ on pragmatic, “gradual approach” to c… https://t.co/pZImEQqBmUThe kids are taking over. Join us for #RTEonClimate Youth Assembly in Dáil Éireann, November 15. Get heard! https://t.co/xF3kFzXXSFThat the founding President of #Zimbabwe died in a Singapore hospital speaks volumes: a country blessed with perfec… https://t.co/1cT86NJYpcEven #BorisJohnson’s cheerleaders ⁦@Telegraph⁩ seem to be having second thoughts... https://t.co/9Um78bNXneThe latest What I'm reading.... ! https://t.co/SvlF24jR4R #afghanistan #thiswayup
9/6
2019
Taoiseach warns of disruption to food supply chain in event of no-deal #Brexit: “still be plenty of food on shelves… https://t.co/LvI3STtxvSVaradkar: On budget day, we will detail support industry, agriculture, tourism & border - €200m rescue fund. #BrexitVaradkar: UK hasn’t proposed viable alternatives to supersede backstop: “We are open to alternatives, as we always… https://t.co/yEo4BsrfIt
9/5
2019

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