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Professor of Economics, King's College London; Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe. Personal views only; usual disclaimers apply.

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Indeed. However, talking about the contribution of migrants to *demand* on public services while deliberately ignor… https://t.co/unvWWy9b2p @MigrationWatch @soniasodha I've written rather more than you have, and *far* more credibly, and yes, you're spouti… https://t.co/RV0r1EUcvZYou can read our full report on why Boris Johnson’s #Brexitdeal leaves the UK economy worse off than May’s… https://t.co/2c9w1n7p54
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesLabour's brexit plans have a lot of holes in them. What is "close alignment" with the Single Market? How much say… https://t.co/ecFpY64Sgj
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesA grotesque lie from the Chancellor. Homelessness fell massively from 2004 to 2009, and has risen since 2010 -… https://t.co/16dKMnZWoj
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesFor the avoidance of doubt, this is nonsense: the UK and EU have so far agreed in the political declaration that th… https://t.co/9sEfcEUlbF
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesI'm not giving up on facts and the truth and neither should you. Me for https://t.co/1CnGyayPcS https://t.co/T29asPU1qq
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesICYMI: Scruton used racist language, including talking about the “invasion of huge tribes of Muslims” as part of hi… https://t.co/C0cHPP1xGu
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12/5
2019
I’m a British Muslim I receive islamophobia & racist abuse routinely My uncle was threatened he’d be set on fire My… https://t.co/wgsjBdhby9
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesIt’s one think to criticise ⁦@UKStatsAuth⁩ for not safeguarding good use of statistics. I’ve been there many time… https://t.co/sFuX1CkZuG
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesNot what I understood Raab to say/mean + not a #Brexit point. But *dumbfounded* when he asked WHY the US wd want to… https://t.co/tI2aZwCffO
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThis is just populist propaganda. It’s instead a FACT that EU migrants contribute in taxes to this society and that… https://t.co/LB5qtOuMXT
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThe Conservative commitment to an ‘Australian-style points system’ is inaccurate. Read our analysis of the party… https://t.co/HGyx9GneUw
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12/4
2019
For those who want a quick go-to guide, we’ve produced a handy table with all the #Brexit positions of the main sev… https://t.co/T1moxfNXZ2
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesOur experts @CSBarnard24 @anandMenon1 @DanielWinc @jillongovt @hayward_katy @McEwen_Nicola @jdportes have analysed… https://t.co/JyMkFyT3pK
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes sorry, of course, you can't translate directly, but basically in th… https://t.co/Brb9PCQxiC @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes to repeat: what do you think explains the shift in the white-Bangla… https://t.co/xiLFtKTzTe @ferozemj @UKandEU @anandMenon1 @CSBarnard24 @jillongovt @hayward_katy @McEwen_Nicola @DanielWinc all in the report! @MaajidNawaz I've got no dog in this fight, Maajid, but I do feel a bit hurt that you seem to have forgotten comple… https://t.co/Oh9Ev3uBvo @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes I don't know - but would be willing to bet - that our *resettled* S… https://t.co/14qWPazav5 @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes maybe for "standard" school effects. But integration's a bit differ… https://t.co/5rIpe5hJCO @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes why on earth would it *not* be a function of those? That's smaller… https://t.co/6Ozxdu5eo1 @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes How many Syrian refugee kids do you think there are in the German P… https://t.co/fVJXNRQw1L @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes That is absolutely true, but we don't know the sign of the effect,… https://t.co/kg9AuwYLpA @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes In the very short/short term, sure, there's a batting average effec… https://t.co/yK8EqcQNlk @Samfr @debrakidd @Ed_Dorrell @michaelgove @tes Rarely disagree with @Samfr but do so here. Claim it's "nature" of… https://t.co/TaPvRiY1LtElection campaigns produce endless amounts of heat. We have attempted in what follows to shed at least a little lig… https://t.co/Z493HgIkC3
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesFeatured in the @politico #Brexitfiles is our NEW REPORT #Brexitmanifestos https://t.co/v8zz0mY7v1 https://t.co/NlYuhlcAu3
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesOur NEW #BrexitManifestos report is out now, to tell you everything you need to know about the parties' positions o… https://t.co/qnRyd4D4ch
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12/3
2019
The vile Melanie Phillips uses far-right conspiracy theories about Taqiyya to justify her hate Little wonder that… https://t.co/8frbxVpc68
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @OliverKamm @Samfr @AaronBastani This is just wrong, Oliver. FTT is very complex and has pros and cons, but AFAIR t… https://t.co/jLARUKVflt“Jack would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his eve… https://t.co/LozHC8J99G
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesRemembering the time when a professor argued white Americans were 'culturally' more similar to British people than… https://t.co/cg23ADvQ15
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesView ǀ "A green pact with public and private investment related to environmental transition, climate adaptation, in… https://t.co/H2hW8RinFV
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @BBCChrisMorris @GeorgeFreemanMP @Conservatives as you may recall, during the EU renegotiation, No 10 were asked fo… https://t.co/d1jNqVWxsCReminder - it's not nationalization itself that is the key issue, it's how the assets are managed, and Labour are p… https://t.co/cgPm16IXmQ
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesSet your alarm clocks. The @UKandEU report on what the manifestos have to say about Brexit will be our first thing… https://t.co/BdeLk4Wt3j
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @jamieamartin1 @Samfr a) as above, Bangladeshis underperformed hugely in 80s/90s and overperform now. Talking abou… https://t.co/jCuy3OFMld @eu_nhs @juliatanner ?? What's that got to do with knowing how many people are in the UK? (Her words). If your poin… https://t.co/fW3AnbnvheUK Statistics Authority statement on school funding information in Labour and Conservative election manifestos. https://t.co/QaRPloNXtR
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @eu_nhs @juliatanner Read what she said. "We don't know how many people are in the country". Nothing to do with FM… https://t.co/CcOTbI8PxwWill be interesting to see how they plan to "count visitors in and out of the UK" when there is no border in Irelan… https://t.co/zSt1TRroSf
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesPriti Patel's claim that it is free movement that means we "don't know who is in the country" is utterly laughable… https://t.co/FsdtK9eqYP
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesIf the Telegraph were actually interested in what this means for the average Brit, the headline would be "UK travel… https://t.co/xYnxDPC2kL
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @trefeca @JoetheBaron @RCharlton1966 Yes. Her origin has absolutely nothing to do with her incompetence or ignoranc… https://t.co/F1I8f62l52 @RCharlton1966 ?? I was pointing out that she was talking nonsense. Just like I pointed out that you were talking n… https://t.co/Ssy16nOZRW @RCharlton1966 ??? Are you a man? That's not an excuse for being an idiot. @CatioMiles Not for people. At least that is the explicit promise of the government, for what it's worth @stonking FairPriti Patel's claim that it is free movement that means we "don't know who is in the country" is utterly laughable… https://t.co/FsdtK9eqYPIf the Telegraph were actually interested in what this means for the average Brit, the headline would be "UK travel… https://t.co/xYnxDPC2kLWill be interesting to see how they plan to "count visitors in and out of the UK" when there is no border in Irelan… https://t.co/zSt1TRroSfDon’t use my son’s death, and his and his colleague’s photos - to promote your vile propaganda. Jack stood against… https://t.co/NbRNNSJn51
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12/2
2019
Think about how insane the London terror attack is. No one can defend themselves in London. Want proof? BYSTANDE… https://t.co/UQwYhNtBT2
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes1/OK, so, I don't know much about British politics, and have no reason to defend the Labour Party or Jeremy Corbyn,… https://t.co/7mw4iXuA3U
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @sundersays @icket_cr @KateMaltby Yes, this is clearly not true of Sunder who is scrupulously consistent. I person… https://t.co/WvpnwsQWgN @KateMaltby @sundersays But not new, of course. When Rees-Mogg was their guest of honour in 2013 their views (eg o… https://t.co/JPUOoV0TG6What Boris Johnson wrote in this article - the imagery of smiling piccaninnies juxtaposed with the oddly erudite al… https://t.co/a3tO3dTuWm
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesYesterday I did another bit of twitter back and forth with someone with a strong belief that there strong biologica… https://t.co/BtjuUZIChs
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThis isn't inevitable. We're a rich country. This is a political choice. https://t.co/Z48HykG1mq
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12/1
2019
Thread 1/9 Our @bmj_latest paper on the state of the UK National Health Service is out. We examined @NHSuk perform… https://t.co/Siv2KcOQ3B
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesI said “that terrorists from a decade ago were due to be released still radicalised” Him “is there anything we can… https://t.co/aWDMXPQc7a
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes"Starting with Japan". Would that be the country which the EU has a free trade agreement with already? https://t.co/a34SacSOpQ
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @Samfr @jamieamartin1 [and while it is likely ceteris paribus that kids of highly educated migrants will perform be… https://t.co/rb2Yo8wURy @Samfr @jamieamartin1 They're not *unselected* - they're *self*-selected. The idea that we can somehow optimise by… https://t.co/3jSguL5aTu @Samfr @jamieamartin1 There certainly was generational change, as for Jews & other non-selected refugee groups. Tha… https://t.co/ykCNUP2ZuF @Samfr @jamieamartin1 Bangladeshi-origin educational outcomes were pretty terrible in 80s/90s. We didn't become mor… https://t.co/dbUwdgjOTh @Samfr @jamieamartin1 More generally, idea migrant education outcomes are primarily down to country of origin/mode… https://t.co/50pX3EpVSA @Samfr @jamieamartin1 No evidence it's true. The strongest evidence for positive peer effects in UK is on East Euro… https://t.co/G5I5Id7vBaMagnificent dignity and generosity. I am so, so sorry David. https://t.co/L6256xB5Oe
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @Sime0nStylites @robfordmancs Well it gets challenged all the time, not just by Rob but by virtually everyone with… https://t.co/YuJXtdXk6Z @profsimonb @Samfr @sammons_pamela The Hinds view as reported here - that it's a complicated set of interaction eff… https://t.co/yfWHOZyoAPOn behalf of my Dutch mum who worked 40 years in the NHS I’d like to apologise to you all for straining your services by being born
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesMan who took on the London Bridge terrorist with a narwhal tusk is from Poland, reports The Times. One of the heroe… https://t.co/XCfJkYRanP
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesOne of the reasons London schools now outperform the national average is the large number of high-performing immigr… https://t.co/pa0zUqKvxK
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11/30
2019
Whenever Johnson is held to account for his journalism, he treats the question as absurd. This, I think, is the rea… https://t.co/QwAAuOYLI3
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @Gilesyb I don't care abt *me*. But lots of people who have money worries have them abt larger expenditure items. I… https://t.co/iUJiKYQ8J5
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesJohnson promised to ensure "australian style points based system" for immigration in place by Jan 2021. If you wor… https://t.co/9aVOh5Rzy8
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesWe've no idea yet what the policy is (except that it probably *won't* be "an Australian-style point system"). This… https://t.co/rfOPn059KF
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @nvonwestenholz Don't think there's much logic here. In principle increasing number of skilled migrants/reducing u… https://t.co/EnirLIa8NzI’m still struggling with the government’s rhetoric around immigration policy and jobs. The central premise appears… https://t.co/dVbJewVnVS
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThe extent to which this column minimises Islamophobia is really something else. https://t.co/5JzYBCkkHh
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesI wonder when the penny will drop for that small minority who voted for Brexit because they thought it meant less r… https://t.co/SUQWMkODPM
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesAnd I disagree with @jdportes here only because I don't think any of the Conservatives promises can actually be tak… https://t.co/aGc805xkVu
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesWe've no idea yet what the policy is (except that it probably *won't* be "an Australian-style point system"). This… https://t.co/rfOPn059KFAn under-reported aspect of the new NI protocol. Article 10 and Annex 5 apply the full panoply of EU State aid rule… https://t.co/jpGgceDbkk
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesBring back Imperial Preference! Who (apart from anyone with an elementary grasp of history/political economy) woul… https://t.co/kSX1QtSYXo
Retweeted by Jonathan Portes @senoJsicnarF @pswidlicki @cjsnowdon actually I didn't even clock that! But Hannan's association with Baudet goes w… https://t.co/XMmAwG3zZW @senoJsicnarF @pswidlicki @cjsnowdon No. Hanan's open alliance with the Orbanist right (eg Thierry Baudet) has noth… https://t.co/QCGNkVyjZD @pswidlicki @cjsnowdon Well yes but that doesn't negate Chris's point - it just shows they were naive (in thinking… https://t.co/hMQ8xHOOcfYes. Per well-informed source, NI manufacturers definitely wouldn't be able to avail themselves of GB State Aid. https://t.co/4M9Duu9E1K
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesBring back Imperial Preference! Who (apart from anyone with an elementary grasp of history/political economy) woul… https://t.co/kSX1QtSYXo @villaleebs @Conservatives @mattholehouse Sigh. Same old tired Migration Watch nonsense, long since debunked. @SteveAl44757619 @DrLeonBlack @Pace1013 @andymoz78 @Conservatives @mattholehouse "Classical liberal" doesn't like f… https://t.co/dxrHDUPmgwBecause the govt want us to talk about their threatening of Channel 4, I’m going to point out they still haven’t ex… https://t.co/8LetogT2sI
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThis is really worth listening to - a fact-based look back at the ‘Christian child forced into Muslim foster care’… https://t.co/iCbIPwTU6B
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11/29
2019
@I_Am_Yain @Conservatives @mattholehouse There is no limit in a modern economy to how much work is "needed" -just t… https://t.co/stLTPvr53v @jamesp987 @HackneyAbbott @Conservatives @mattholehouse Oh dear. Government figures. But then you can't spell, let alone add.. @TheIFS And the IFS suggest Labour, even with its plans for big expansion would see the national debt up around 75-… https://t.co/Yhdhe7eRfR
Retweeted by Jonathan PortesThe full (before was preliminary) IFS assessment of each party's plan. https://t.co/FdHrFUOAZR More considered than… https://t.co/k7jNPsm1JG
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11/28
2019

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