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FT Political Editor, former Brussels bureau chief, presenter R4 Week in Westminster. Sometimes seen at Selhurst Park and County Ground, Taunton

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Publication day!!!!!! Today!!!! https://t.co/3cxJOVl4Zg
Retweeted by George ParkerUnusual interpretation of what red wall Brexit supporters were voting for...Labour will have a field day with this https://t.co/pbJ1LnG4bxScottish fishermen can't get their langoustines to their main market in the EU, but the good news is that they are… https://t.co/poDL92oNYKIt's hard to overstate how bad this looks in Scotland. Fishing was supposed to be the bit of Brexit that most appea… https://t.co/xUfIyVWDo0This "coronavirus exodus" story by @ChrisGiles_ is amazing. Up to 1.3m people born abroad left the UK in a year. In… https://t.co/kTsMTbi0YtLatest news from the non-existent border in the Irish Sea https://t.co/akfV9rSiCdAmazing letter. Worth checking out the suburban street in Chiswick (Staveley Rd) where the first missile hit. Touch… https://t.co/pBWnb411Tz"Starmer has poached Labour whips office legend Luke Sullivan to be a political adviser in LOTO, Playbook hears." A… https://t.co/y7iTHVCyir
1/14
2021
Er, what did Kate Hoey really think would happen? https://t.co/gc6laPS6QD
Retweeted by George Parker @bring_jobs @uk8qnzl @DCMS @mhclg @hmtreasury @SebastianEPayne @GeorgeWParker @FinancialTimes @hmtreasury is an out… https://t.co/5S8Yjz7Y82
Retweeted by George ParkerWhat is the point of taking a corner and not putting the ball inside the quadrant thing?? Surely VAR will strike ou… https://t.co/LyZkkvQ15UThis is very good from @robertshrimsley on The Culture of Complicity: America’s warning for British democracy https://t.co/iZGGHjVdE5
Retweeted by George ParkerThanks Olivia - always happy to help out @cityjournalism. As I mentioned, it was only because I failed my journalis… https://t.co/DDwcvPN2px
1/13
2021
Rishi Sunak talking up a City "Big Bang 2.0" - a lively debate starting on a post-Brexit future for the square mile… https://t.co/0iRUwwhdz2
1/12
2021
"Welcome to the Brexit, sir." Video shocker as Dutch customs officers impound Brit's ham sandwich.. https://t.co/jhRArzzDrwI hope we move to a 24 hours-a-day 7 days-a-week vaccination programme as soon as humanly possible.… https://t.co/vJY4l7SRUQ
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1/11
2021
Politics podcast back on top form. Politicians have plenty of shows to justify themselves on. @FT’s ⁦@GeorgeWParker… https://t.co/KSAINu91Dt
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1/10
2021
my @ft profile of vaccines minister @nadhimzahawi - the man in charge of one of the most challenging government pro… https://t.co/2ylWkQ9dRh
Retweeted by George ParkerKim Darroch on the failings of Boris Johnson’s approach to Trump https://t.co/NDaq36HxKK https://t.co/GBBqMevKpI
Retweeted by George Parker🎙 Listen: this week’s episode of Payne’s Politics: @SarahNev and @clivecookson on why England is in a third lockdo… https://t.co/Do1gI78Ptg
Retweeted by George ParkerLooking back at a remarkable start to 2021 - Covid-19, Brexit and Trump - today at 11am with @steverichards14https://t.co/7JGZg3Eced
1/9
2021
Extraordinarily good data journalism from @jburnmurdoch https://t.co/gyVxbDjHZ0
1/8
2021
Reasons to be cheerful? Not exactly, but @ChrisGiles_ on top form looking at the glimmer of hope in recent data in… https://t.co/gBkZ9ukctv
1/7
2021
Fortified by increasingly hysterical pundits in the Tory press, hardline ideologists and lockdown sceptics have inh… https://t.co/3B1LCmcV8S
Retweeted by George ParkerOne of those questions that might have been better asked by Brexiteers like Lord Moylan a little earlier in the pro… https://t.co/8S0WPdiSKgThis is hard to report - but vital. Great piece by @pmdfoster https://t.co/cGVqT2gktdThanks 🙏🏼 for your kind reactions to my appointment. I have been reminded 1. India is a बहुत noisy democracy! 2.… https://t.co/IodBBwkeh1
Retweeted by George ParkerAlso a new trend in appointing investment bankers? (see new @BorisJohnson chief of staff Dan Rosenfield) https://t.co/ZCfDVqQcG8
1/6
2021
Yes! I've never worked out why @WILTY_TV doesn't get the acclaim it deserves..the only thing that would make it bet… https://t.co/e32k9xDdZy @gideonrachman as @GeorgeWParker warned in 2018! https://t.co/VCIyUOD7t4
Retweeted by George ParkerThanks for having me on..interesting to have a stab at explaining to a US audience why Brits are still generally su… https://t.co/BOdgYFP8QnOn today's @UpFirst episode: @NPRinskeep talks with @NPRKelly about #Georgia's Senate runoff elections; discusses… https://t.co/vUjCsZOYgc
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1/5
2021
Faced with vertiginous graphs showing infection rates and hospital admissions in England spiking and scientists’ wa… https://t.co/KiJ6lOulgl
Retweeted by George Parkeron @FT⁩ website: ministers are finalising proposals to tighten up entry into England from abroad with plans to int… https://t.co/1DKesCd9qx
Retweeted by George ParkerA ragged retreat turns into a rout for @BorisJohnson in the face of the resurgent virus. Analysis on the events lea… https://t.co/VivVl2EwoUThrilled to be appointed Perm Sec @MoJGovUK, where I began my civil service career. Looking fwd to working with… https://t.co/YAKweGilrS
Retweeted by George ParkerGood luck Paul - lobby will be quieter without you! Oh hang on, it's pretty quiet atm anyway. Get well soon https://t.co/MrSYIX4JDxImportant https://t.co/u91Qoci9ew
Retweeted by George ParkerEven if you can't get to Exmoor atm, this particular Selworthy walk is a classic - and the pics will cheer you up o… https://t.co/6OUNztaYLVVery important - you have two weeks to apply for this superb 2 YEAR @FT trainee scheme. Fully paid, fully trained,… https://t.co/cBVWO9LxvF
Retweeted by George ParkerA huge year for "global Britain"; can @BorisJohnson shape-shift from populist Brexiteer, Trump buddy and potential… https://t.co/d4JsBZEqel
1/4
2021
As usual, gripping and alarming data analysis on the Covid surge by ⁦@jburnmurdoch⁩ with ⁦@SarahNev⁩ https://t.co/VcK7ZzXKw5Not pretty reading from the inestimable @jburnmurdoch https://t.co/zysETVxD6WBig week ahead and an intriguing year politically...looking forward to chatting through both with @BBCcarolynquinnhttps://t.co/3zcDlsbXOD
1/3
2021
I’ve got a feeling a lot of people might be doing a lot of solitary walking over the next few weeks or months - whi… https://t.co/Yin6v6impn
Retweeted by George Parker🎙 This week’s episode of Payne’s Politics: Brexit day special! We look at the last minute trade deal was done, wha… https://t.co/3a5d3hgLiW
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1/2
2020
It was! Luckily hotel rooms were pretty cheap at the time https://t.co/dNzcfIpSfVThis is what Brexit “free trade” looks like in practice from a govt case study, handily published hours before the… https://t.co/Glu10EposTHonoured to be on the last (?) @petereallen show on @bbc5live at 8pm tonight reviewing the year with @ERantzen and… https://t.co/4jCmcgrsh7One of the more unusual aspects of Brexit is the creation of a new trade border (with a requirement for HGV travel… https://t.co/j47YE7LYFZDid that all happen in one year?? Amazing time to be a journalist.. happy new year https://t.co/4i5VHlIoeyFrom tonight, UK lorry drivers heading for the EU will need to make sure they have a Kermit (Kent Access Permit) be… https://t.co/y36zTcTRci
Retweeted by George Parkera good initiative to rebuild EU/UK relations after the last four and a bit years https://t.co/n6qljCC4IYGreat piece by @MESandbu on how the UK fell out of love with the bits of the EU regarded in other European capitals… https://t.co/4109VEvcD4Labrokes offering 4/5 on @Nigel_Farage getting a knighthood by the end of 2025. I'd have thought a peerage would be… https://t.co/aeCV0nNVRt
12/31
2020
I’m pretty sure I’ve called him “Sir” Geoffrey before in copy. How can he not have been a knight before?? https://t.co/x2PlLvBblPOn the day DUP voted against the deal, it is worth briefly remembering how, after voting for Brexit, they have mana… https://t.co/OUIzxF3qT3
Retweeted by George Parker. @BorisJohnson suggests to @bbclaurak that getting companies to fill in £7bn of forms to trade with the EU is doin… https://t.co/4XBXRmUWKI
12/30
2020
Happy Christmas Tivvy! Sorry I won't be down this year though...have a pint for me in the White Ball, Andy https://t.co/gObe8FmWMFNew: The inside story of the deal that will reset UK/EU relations for years: “Spreadsheets on fish are even less in… https://t.co/AgaqhHVSKhYou wait nine months for a Brexit deal and you’re in Sainsbury’s when it finally happens.. mince pies abandoned at… https://t.co/w3o8gtM9nUI sense the whole lobby is looking forward to writing about the "Christmas Day agreement". I'm told by someone clos… https://t.co/alNYmaYBMbThe first trade deal in history where barriers go up, not down BUT it is great news for business after months of un… https://t.co/jteZqGWbuC
12/24
2020
You're so cynical. Parliamentary vote pencilled in for Dec 30, so very tight, but told by Tory sources that… https://t.co/i9MW4nnZ1x"We are in the end game now," says EU official. No 10 says a deal isn't done yet, but it's very close according to… https://t.co/QwLcIL5gQyNew: Hopes rise for an imminent Christmas Brexit trade deal, possibly today. Progress reported in Brussels as… https://t.co/To92aHYqNVTo be honest, I reckon the gap between the two sides is smaller than a @wilfriedzaha https://t.co/981qrqy1cbWe have all learned a lot from @elliotttimes ..a top journalist and a great colleague in the press gallery https://t.co/RFe4d5TuOoStruck me as v odd the number of people who believed a deal would really fail on fish. Shows how little faith peopl… https://t.co/axwjA82nywtoday’s key numbers: - annual EU/UK trade, £670,000m - estimated damage of No Deal Brexit, £40,000m & 300k jobs… https://t.co/9HaWWM9DFl
Retweeted by George ParkerUK self-employed feel the pain of missing out on Covid - excellent piece by ⁦@DelphineStrauss⁩ https://t.co/ZtUD47OF6K
Retweeted by George ParkerWill the Pogba become basic unit for future international negotiations? Hommage to @GeorgeWParker @alexwickham &… https://t.co/z3RfhiggSw
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12/23
2020
Yes - I’ve always thought there would be one. But by tomorrow evening...? Experience would suggest not - but here’s… https://t.co/NdtPj3QiGdwe’ve done the maths on the 22 people who have given £50m to political parties since 2007 and are now in the House… https://t.co/tQgiQ9sNVn
Retweeted by George ParkerAs @alexwickham points out this morning, Brexit trade negotiators in Brussels are haggling over fish with about the… https://t.co/hSU9LrRj06
12/22
2020
I asked the PM about his record of over-promising and under-delivering. Does he recognise it causes public confus… https://t.co/YlbWfHaR80
Retweeted by George ParkerBoth sides are finally moving on fish..the political stakes are very high, but in the context of the biggest free t… https://t.co/EJCSred29kthanks Gerard, the "standfirst" in the online article is in the process of being fixed...should be Dec 30 https://t.co/7yY9NXAQPOIt's quite handy that the preparations the govt made for Brexit turn out to be same as the ones you have to make if… https://t.co/4oz3hA1826Superb thread from former Downing St Europe adviser on how we could end this endless fish haggle in Brussels and li… https://t.co/4BAYncp3C7Hi Nick, I wasn't suggesting you were. It's a perfectly valid question and I was asking it myself...I was genuinely… https://t.co/6q0sXu5wNDIn which we we learn that fresh vegetables can be grown in five days, if you grow them in a lorry park https://t.co/Iz4nLKY0Kd
Retweeted by George ParkerSo far I've not heard anyone close to the UK government echoing the claim by @Nigel_Farage that this was the real r… https://t.co/vEEvi6kr01
12/21
2020
#Brexit talks to continue on Monday with the #UK seeking more info about the latest #EU offer on fish. ⁦… https://t.co/NKlPUXzSCH
Retweeted by George ParkerA year in Covid. As the new strain of the virus runs "out of control", Brexit talks continue on an endless fish loo… https://t.co/jj5tpBz0cVA timely reminder that - when it comes to trade with Europe - we hold all the cards https://t.co/WJa1alujjB👀👀 https://t.co/tZLqBNKYcI
Retweeted by George Parker‘A giant bonfire of taxpayers’ money’: fraud and the UK pandemic loan scheme - https://t.co/6a2D8iQGsp The numbers… https://t.co/geErTqmqjY
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12/20
2020
@GeorgeWParker @BorisJohnson For the time being at least, the UK is not poor enough to qualify for the EU's Everyth… https://t.co/vkrYHaUlOf
Retweeted by George ParkerAfter the cancelling of Christmas today, I'm sure the British public can't wait for @BorisJohnson to end the year o… https://t.co/pawECNFDJaLunch with the FT with Martin Sorrell and master story teller @alexebarker - a delight https://t.co/BdgJYMTqnMGreat picture @martinhesp We spent our childhood hols in a beach hut at Blue Anchor (now gone).. it was only many y… https://t.co/xAwHdJ4FyyPainful memories of 1989 9-0 at Anfield. But we know what happened next. I expect we’ll “go again” https://t.co/PhYGRvC0thSuddenly Christmas shopping seems rather appealing @CPFC 0-5 @LFC
12/19
2020
Delighted that @JudgeKorner has been elected as a judge for the @IntlCrimCourt. She will strengthen the ICC, ensuri… https://t.co/WVjlSbV9Fo
Retweeted by George ParkerIf you share the @JGForsyth view that talks on a UK/EU trade deal are "increasingly likely" to fail in a dispute ab… https://t.co/loXrJ2FOYBGreat piece by @patrickwintour .. I was one of a handful of journos on the Osborne trip in 2015 when the love affai… https://t.co/sWeg2vNIznThe latest on the “serious situation” in Brussels, including ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ angst over what he sees as one-sided E… https://t.co/j3i6lxFv4o
12/18
2020
Given that @DavidGHFrost admitted four years ago that Britain would be over a barrel in EU negotiations, you have t… https://t.co/QOt8D3U1nSGood progress...last stumbling blocks...@Jacob_Rees_Mogg confirms in Commons he's ready to recall parliament next w… https://t.co/gi6N787VM6
12/17
2020

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