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Writer, working on a book for @picadorbooks. Author of 'This Is London' and 'Fragile Empire' — 🇬🇧🇫🇷.

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Big day for Palantir as its stock starts trading today. Read my and @rmac18's story about its co-founder Peter Thie… https://t.co/jY90bXxXpI
Retweeted by Ben Judahthis @b_judah profile of ursula van der leyen not only fills an important gap (need more it this on eurocrats) but… https://t.co/pmUJ8sYRaQ
Retweeted by Ben Judah @cszabla Thank you! @olliecarroll @benjaminhaddad Nobody is saying this is going to be easy. @olliecarroll @benjaminhaddad Eventually, as an objective, the UK needs to achieve either a formal or informal obse… https://t.co/vkE8pWdizSBarak gets Aliyev’s advisor on the line who tells him that Azerbaijan is currently using Israeli-made Harpy “suicid… https://t.co/wNqbj009qz
Retweeted by Ben JudahAnne Sylvaine Chassany: Macron’s rapprochement with Putin is not worth it https://t.co/FTaIQncuyH
Retweeted by Ben Judah @olliecarroll @benjaminhaddad We can’t, as the UK, match EU collective impact. So my thoughts are best to be sober… https://t.co/ltMgMnYiRb @Soeren_Brandes Thank you! @intothefuture45 Thank you! @simonmontefiore I hope it does not disappoint!this by @b_judah is utterly essential if you want to understand the EU ---also a lesson in how to make someone see… https://t.co/eMsKXE7mXp
Retweeted by Ben Judah @peterpomeranzev Thank you so much Peter, that means so much coming from you!What makes this masterful is that @b_judah achieves historical and analytical depth without painting the subject as… https://t.co/e6wCYLH0vJ
Retweeted by Ben Judah @BJMbraun Thank you so much Benjamin!Have been immensely looking forward to this volume arriving. https://t.co/OsLZkBRq5B'In 1946, over 1,300 European Jews boarded a secret ship to break through the blockade of the Palestine coast. No o… https://t.co/X2AIUeoEqH
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9/30
2020
The other worrying thing is that the fighting does not appear to be limited to Nagorno Karabakh and the other Azerb… https://t.co/J6DalLj1Tz
Retweeted by Ben JudahIn the past Russia was able to deescalate flare ups between Armenia & Azerbaijan. This time Russia may not want to… https://t.co/IOrKhLL3Z0
Retweeted by Ben Judah @GrzegorzCydejko @janrostowski Thank you!Because “restrictive measures of an economic nature” are linked to the operation of the EU Single Market, essential… https://t.co/KvDXYeTDzWThere has been some confusion today as to why new UK sanctions on Belarus would have been illegal under EU law but… https://t.co/dGPwvsyGg3I refer you @PascalLTH to the answer given by then Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commission on… https://t.co/bZhZOeJwCTI refer you @CharlesTannock to the answer given by then Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commissi… https://t.co/2NrUleb6fb"According to the settled case-law of the Court, restrictive measures of an economic nature have a specific link wi… https://t.co/tfQjZV0KRgIncorrect. An individual EU member state can issue lower grade sanctions such a visa bans or freeze assets being us… https://t.co/vauaZYsDe2Taxes do pay for government spending. And no you can’t have a Green New Deal without taxing the rich. By me, for… https://t.co/yQqkMaeJt6
Retweeted by Ben JudahIrish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he saw a “good chance” of a trade deal between the EU and the U.K. https://t.co/EmhqykYCyb
Retweeted by Ben JudahThe Baltic sanctions are very welcome, but they are visa and entry bans, not asset freezes. The UK-Canada sanctions… https://t.co/fF8PENu98IThis is incorrect. These are two different kinds of sanctions. Lower-level sanctions are possible like the Baltic s… https://t.co/3nTE187vHFIt will not be lost on Josep Borrell, the EU foreign affairs chief that while UK and Canada have acted decisively i… https://t.co/GDMt954ec8
Retweeted by Ben Judah @Alidav978 Thank you! @JohnLyndon_ I voted Remain, so I did not want to see the UK leave the EU, but I think we can now start to rebuild… https://t.co/2dG5XMl2luThis includes three wars (Syria, Libya, Nagorno Karabakh) in which Turkey, its allies or its proxies are pitted aga… https://t.co/1i09LY3M5X
Retweeted by Ben JudahIn case you’ve lost count, Turkey is now fighting (or preparing to fight) on six separate fronts: at home, in north… https://t.co/MSss45J62E
Retweeted by Ben Judah @JohnLyndon_ I would accept most of that analysis which is why looking forward, what I think is the best outcome fo… https://t.co/AvFURyPP6ZReally interesting and alarming: https://t.co/u9X89EXJaX @zacharybasu It is a genuinely murky legal area. @zacharybasu I am in favour of a coalition of the willing of EU states to press agree on the more limited sanctions they can proceed with. @zacharybasu There are grey areas and exceptions but essentially you can do unilateral visa sanctions and a little… https://t.co/LGUHEo0gXK @zacharybasu Different categories of sanctions.Given the efficient, bland central figure this might seem hard going. Not at all: it's gripping: The rise of Mrs Eu… https://t.co/b7KtKbDt5t
Retweeted by Ben JudahLondon needs to turn this ability to act swiftly into a leadership position: to bring other democracies with it. Th… https://t.co/2XP7NRKT4OOver Hong Kong there was room for debate as to whether the U.K. would have been able to be as assertive had it stay… https://t.co/akaBx8a43cThe new British unilateral sanctions regime, enabling the U.K. to coordinate swiftly with allies like Canada is, in… https://t.co/O89F6QWgslAlso worth noting the UK would not have been able to impose these measures unilaterally if it were still a member o… https://t.co/N1pTH8V3Gy
Retweeted by Ben JudahMy mother @rosiewhitehouse on her new book on the postwar Jewish flight from Europe in the @JewishChron: https://t.co/OzU5nHEp35Britain and Canada are presenting a tougher package on Belarus than the EU — sanctions, increased funding for civil… https://t.co/1D2RsoLHYbGood thread on the actions taken by the UK and Canada today. https://t.co/2dfcykdvNKLångt men läsvärt porträtt av Ursula von der Leyen https://t.co/fEN0AmuZLu
Retweeted by Ben JudahI wrote in @ForeignPolicy this summer that a realistic path exists to making UK-Canada-Australia more of an action… https://t.co/oBJx60zW7XNot only is there a UK-Canada statement on Nagorno-Karabakh, both the UK and Canada are acting together imposing sa… https://t.co/31mBDTKkXwIt is a shame that Australia couldn’t join the joint statement. Is it a case Canberra was not asked, didn’t feel co… https://t.co/TOz74I4AWyThis is extremely positive: the UK and Canada’s joint foreign ministers statement over Nagorno-Karabakh. Another si… https://t.co/U0RNMSx8UuWhat is key now for the UK is to work to bring the EU powers with it and now means seeking to activate the E-3, as… https://t.co/3x6XsUmlPGOn both Hong Kong and now Belarus the UK has moved faster and more assertively than the EU. https://t.co/ZRlIjX4x4xThis is another case where, as @benjaminhaddad and I have argued, the E-3 of Britain, France and Germany should be… https://t.co/sm4K6HwOqcThis is can’t continued to be ignored by Western governments. https://t.co/YlT24tOQ8O @sangi0vese Thank you! @GeorginaEWright Thank you!There is more to the EU than being simply being pro- or anti-Brussels. It can seem complex - but scratch the surfac… https://t.co/ZwwlgsBz2r
Retweeted by Ben JudahFrom Belarus to Hong Kong, Britain has shown itself a more assertive player than the EU. https://t.co/yH48g1dfbQ
Retweeted by Ben Judah @cszabla @davidrkadler Thank you!Life inside Le Berlaymont is impossible to cover — not only because the European Commission is opaque, but also bec… https://t.co/AE54G0DpLj
Retweeted by Ben Judah @jordan_street07 Thank you! @YoeriAlbrecht @dmdebruijn @vonderleyen @DeBalie Thank you! I would love that. @davidrkadler Thank you!“Europe’s DNA is me,” said Viktor Orban. “I am its guardian.” https://t.co/Fqe0TCMcPX
Retweeted by Ben JudahShocking: https://t.co/awCNlBzgYVI found that giving up coffee in March made fasting this Yom Kippur considerably easier. No headaches. On previous… https://t.co/qXH714it8K @F_Brito_Bastos Thank you! @dmdebruijn @YoeriAlbrecht @vonderleyen @DeBalie Me neither. But I did embrace the New York Ashkenazi tradition or… https://t.co/ZM93Dls1v1 @HegelThe @itsnferro Thank you! @dmdebruijn @YoeriAlbrecht @vonderleyen @DeBalie That would be lovely! Hope you had an easy fast. I found this year… https://t.co/VnEIXuF1J0 @JorgeLiboreiro @TheCriticMag Thank you!Fenomenaal portret van Ursula von Der Leyen door Judah. Een plezier om te lezen. https://t.co/REp7gELwqk
Retweeted by Ben Judah @KasperGoethals Thank you! @FrDe2059 @TheCriticMag Thank you! @AnthonyBarnett @CER_Grant I feel that’s a misread, but indeed, I should have been much clearer. I didn’t intend… https://t.co/comvOKjxOo @CER_Grant Thank you Charles! I read your classic “Delors” whilst working on this and would love to interview you n… https://t.co/ZgWOzGmb6iThis is a long but absorbing profile of UVDL and her family. Well worth a read. Doesn't say a lot about how she run… https://t.co/NFnUhmML5s
Retweeted by Ben Judah @dmdebruijn @YoeriAlbrecht @vonderleyen @DeBalie I would love to return to @DeBalie and I would love to be interviewed by you @dmdebruijn! @al_antdp Thank you!The rise of Mrs Europe | Ben Judah | The Critic Magazine https://t.co/pdd07Vm6Vq
Retweeted by Ben Judah @profmusgrave Thank you!The rise of Mrs Europe | Ben Judah | The Critic Magazine—wow. https://t.co/KJEyXy9bGe
Retweeted by Ben Judah'The rise of Mrs Europe' excellent piece of wel written, wel researched, long-read journalism by @b_judah on #EU pr… https://t.co/BAq6Y02jHo
Retweeted by Ben Judah @schneiderhome Thank you!Fascinating profile of EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. @b_judah takes you through her background as the s… https://t.co/ATKYAZLKbh
Retweeted by Ben Judah @YoeriAlbrecht @vonderleyen Thank you!
9/29
2020
@AlexDean94 Thank you so much!גמר חתימה טובה Wishing you an easy fast. Especially to all those alone and without their families and communities… https://t.co/PdsXcfWLyC @itsnferro Thank you!.@b_judah does an incredible job illuminating the often mystifying topic of EU politics in this gorgeously written… https://t.co/8DDlYAs0W2
Retweeted by Ben JudahPapier passionnant sur ⁦@vonderleyen⁩, son empreinte à Bruxelles, sur le renouveau du projet européen ‘grâce’ à la… https://t.co/0HcKVaDd5D
Retweeted by Ben Judah @PieterDorsman Thank you! @nglinsman Did you know her at the time?It is the casual, blasé use of these terms that suggests it is acceptable in certain circles. And sadly unsurprisin… https://t.co/9NKA1UVYnC
Retweeted by Ben JudahIt is striking that neither the author nor her publishers could spot the casual anti-semitism in the Sasha Swire di… https://t.co/pwatYVMQo9
Retweeted by Ben JudahThis is a fabulous and sometimes uncannily perceptive read by @b_judah. It also captures how profoundly alien the g… https://t.co/WslNxH8Sqx
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9/27
2020

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