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Writer-raconteur, formerly Editor of the Financial Times. Amateur cyclist. Tottenham Hotspur fan

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Joined Twitter 1/4/13


Can we all agree to stop giving Dom/Dom’s ally a free pass? As in, a senior Downing Street source speaking on cond… https://t.co/XP5xVqtH3eExtraordinary @thetimes letters on Global Britain’s boycott of the world https://t.co/sfqles53Nn
Retweeted by Lionel BarberSoros versus Zuckerberg In the @FT https://t.co/UnhGVtc8Dp
Retweeted by Lionel BarberWell worth reading this in-depth @FT report. The Karakax list: how China targets Uighurs in Xinjiang via… https://t.co/qAYSWdIzIZSabisky apologists are spinning his resignation as free speech undermined by political correctness. Quality bolloc… https://t.co/mH4eGbMgMz
2/18
2020
Not a great look for Weinstein’s lawyer. Her interview on The Daily may have violated the judge’s gag-order. So she… https://t.co/opydTUsTiJ
Retweeted by Lionel BarberBest comment to date on Boris Johnson administration: nobody knows where blue sky thinking ends and serious policy… https://t.co/U4TdEbyw44
2/17
2020
This is a good read on Merkel’s Germany - admired aboard as a liberal standard bearer but slow to adapt to the digi… https://t.co/XfqQzhaeLDWow. Just like the Soviet propagandists who tried to convince the world that the CIA invented AIDS https://t.co/BA8fXPnXif
Retweeted by Lionel BarberThis is really a bombshell. Naval University of Engineering in #Wuhan, one of the five comprehensive military unive… https://t.co/11lJejg9xg
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2/16
2020
Read this thread on France and the sex scandal which has brought down Macron’s oldest political ally. Politicians… https://t.co/TwuJd7UPAo
2/15
2020
Brexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU airport. Says, without irony, that “this isn’t the Brexit I vote… https://t.co/t7FZ80yGbO
2/14
2020
Crazy Cummings and Goings in London #RevengeReshuffleCummings - like Bannon - is master of diversionary fire. Leaked rumours of massive reorganisation of Whitehall whe… https://t.co/iNDdyQyhjYWhat you need to know: Johnson has backed Cummings over his chancellor — and there will be a cost… https://t.co/WONbiUba58BIG AND BREAKING: Sajid Javid resigns as UK chancellor. He would not be humiliated, having been pressured to sack… https://t.co/FmQyldOIdf
2/13
2020
In case of an emergency ........ https://t.co/nPtphFGtJsContrast Trump’s desire to punish Lt Col Vindman and his determination to lighten the sentence on Roger Stone. Thi… https://t.co/z6BkfjW5PT
2/12
2020
Must read Martin Wolf on Trump’s re-election: Despots view Mr Trump as a kindred spirit. Liberal democrats would fe… https://t.co/2AcmDj8UBM🚨 NEW with @madhumita29 & @Laura_K_Hughes: The government will tomorrow task *Ofcom* with policing online content,… https://t.co/6ilmfAHfua
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2/11
2020
Must read on Xi, the mandate from heaven and China’s Chernobyl moment https://t.co/OhwzvOHXED via @financialtimesI stand corrected. Good news therefore in v short supply re Gove’s bucket of cold water https://t.co/FidbTF4VvFThe good news: Gove is finally fessing up to the real costs of Brexit and more red tape at the border. The bad new… https://t.co/Kg1KyBg1p2AKK - favoured successor to Merkel - to step down after Thuringia debacle. Race to be next German chancellor now w… https://t.co/N7FQ8z0ROQ
2/10
2020
This is really good on fish and Brexit red herrings. All you need to know in crisp prose and key facts https://t.co/xzOi2YEjRc
2/9
2020
This attack on the cult of wellness is peak Janan Ganesh “Never have so many so sweated such small stuff… https://t.co/hxBa44tk7B
2/8
2020
Tidjane Thiam, charismatic, infuriating, stubborn international banker with the right strategy. In the end he could… https://t.co/vhnsnwtE4XLi Wenliang became a hero to millions for raising the alarm over the coronavirus epidemic. His own death from the v… https://t.co/OtHVWdTCMz
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2/7
2020
Great reporting and writing on the trial of a Nazi concentration camp guard in Germany - and why it matters today https://t.co/d1XYPAtdIFFox & Friends guest: The Trump administration has been "three of the greatest years since maybe Jesus walked the Ea… https://t.co/OUt35O17d8
Retweeted by Lionel BarberThe BBC reaction to Nicky Morgan saying the BBC faces being Blockbuster in a Netflix-world is the punchiest I've se… https://t.co/jveNlQRVPl
Retweeted by Lionel BarberRIP Kirk Douglas, a wonderfully versatile actor whose portrait of a ruthless newspaper reporter in Ace in the Hole… https://t.co/zc6yRcOnyD
2/6
2020
You could not make this up on the EU’s parting words to UK #Croatia https://t.co/Ecbfw4XIEf
2/4
2020
As I neutral observer (now), I applaud today’s show of solidarity by political correspondents from across the spect… https://t.co/Yl0bz5zlPcInsider prediction: after Canada and Australia, Boris Johnson will soon announce he’s seeking a Commonwealth-style… https://t.co/ZnvVM4RaoEThere is life beyond .... https://t.co/Cnscjj8ihG
2/3
2020
🚨Exclusive🚨 Nissan drew up an ambitious plan to double-down on the UK but quit the European market, as part of its… https://t.co/rZJyU7eF7o
Retweeted by Lionel BarberA crisis is not a crisis until it is proclaimed so by the Supreme Leader. We are now seeing the economic aftershoc… https://t.co/ZdCK968c8NPost-Brexit England rugby a lot less convincing, less “brutal” than England rugby pre-Brexit. A more disciplined F… https://t.co/2MlSFsxgleEveryone in the ⁦@nytimes⁩ Beijing bureau was involved in this account of the crucial first weeks in Wuhan that exp… https://t.co/llP2AJ9Uod
Retweeted by Lionel BarberWe have only been out of the EU for 36 hours and already the “stab-in-the-back” conspiracy theories have started.… https://t.co/aCUBM2pvBS
2/2
2020
After the champers and the bell-dinging, a must read reality check on #Brexit via @anandMenon1 who even manages to… https://t.co/ugbXFJ9PTSThis is a wonderful piece of reportage #coronarovirus https://t.co/yAIrIco3r3
2/1
2020
On Brexit Day, Remembrance Day https://t.co/pdHxpa5rALArchbishop of Canterbury offers “You’ll never walk alone” as comfort-riposte to Brexit and calls for unity in UK Cl… https://t.co/FYYuk5tZib
1/31
2020
Oof! Bank of England predicts sustainable growth rate so slow it would severely limit any rise in real living stand… https://t.co/LSZsmqHRRNA good eve of Brexit essay on why the UK ended up leaving the EU. Influence v control is sound framework BUT no me… https://t.co/sfpY09UxpG
1/30
2020
The billion pound sterling question dissected by a @ChrisGiles_ Is the UK economy set for a #Brexit bounce?… https://t.co/liEEn86oHYLabour’s official report into worst electoral defeat for 80 years - written by Ian Lavery and Andrew Gwynne - has e… https://t.co/nsxnciAlWM
Retweeted by Lionel BarberEssential breakfast reading from @martinwolf_ Britain after Brexit will not be alone, but it will be lonelier (and… https://t.co/y2WXqiLr5j
1/29
2020
Essential pre-Big Bong reading by Martin Wolf on the post-Brexit damage to the UK economy. Ps this is not Proect F… https://t.co/ut4zHWb4WPActually, not so amazing. I witnessed Benjamin Netanyahu sketch out a similar map on a flip-chart in his office in… https://t.co/iJNvjfam9dKelly, Trump's former Chief of Staff, who worked with Bolton and Trump closely, says, "I believe John Bolton" and a… https://t.co/s7pDTuk7tQ
Retweeted by Lionel BarberThanks for the Mrs Thatcher quotation. I will be using that wise observation when watching /commenting on Brexit ha… https://t.co/OAl25abhNF
1/28
2020
Take a break Steve McQueen - the 'other black guy' I've occasionally been mistaken for. This morning I was greeted… https://t.co/qz7FVcW6Wh
Retweeted by Lionel BarberSalvini made Emilia-Romagna, the leftist stronghold, a test of his political virility. He was undone by sardines.… https://t.co/gKk477B7KbA crackdown on academic freedom won't help India transform itself into a knowledge economy. Not a single university… https://t.co/RcFhm6ajbz
Retweeted by Lionel BarberThis is a remarkable effort by ⁦@chicagotribune⁩ journalists to find a new owner. Their pitch: “It’s one thing to p… https://t.co/CER4ofjvch
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1/27
2020
Good to see fellow journalists rallying around NPR host @NPRKelly who is subject of nothing less than bullying by S… https://t.co/BDQo3nrbd8The Azerbaijan “Land of Fire” presence is heavy at the Snow Polo World Cup final https://t.co/EowjuRv5P9
1/26
2020
Neutered nudes by Magdalena Abakanowicz in the stunning Muzeum-Susch in the Engedin #gocit https://t.co/15vvowOvjBYet another pensions scandal brewing, over transfer advice. Encouraged by government, People moved out of their de… https://t.co/qvMwHfJazy
1/25
2020
SCOOP: Facebook content moderators at an Accenture-run facility in Europe were made to sign a form acknowledging th… https://t.co/5Ng44ubWpt
Retweeted by Lionel BarberBBC announces Africa editor Fergal Keane has stepped down because of PTSD. Hugely honest statement https://t.co/9j3TFxC4MX
Retweeted by Lionel BarberRIP Jim Lehrer. A straight-shooting news anchor and a true gentleman who never flaunted his knowledge or his toughnessLiberal lunch with Chrystia Freeland, ex FT star and just maybe Canada’s PM in waiting (but don’t tell Trudeau) https://t.co/QDZFn6IXCPGreat piece of spitball prose from @MarinaHyde on Laurence Fox and racism https://t.co/pBhLKo1U2GWhy I believe in Brexit and why the English would be better off on their own - an alternative point of view from Lo… https://t.co/Lkr8GaoWLD
1/24
2020
Hong Kong, Taiwan and now Wuhan - all tough challenges for Xi and the Chinese communist party. The difference is t… https://t.co/j1wIWB1aSGSome Royals have it; others don’t #Snub https://t.co/JCqCGMNghk
1/23
2020
If India wants to woo job-generating foreign investment, it might start by treating existing investors with a littl… https://t.co/pvZYAC5lbp
Retweeted by Lionel BarberCongratulations Emma! Proud of another @FT alumnus/a taking an editorship in the News Corp/News UK stable https://t.co/IWnIt0tbbiI’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air, They fly so high, nearly reach the sky, Then like my drea… https://t.co/t9vYhpL198
1/22
2020
Mind-boggling details on how MBS implicated in hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone #Saudi_arabia https://t.co/loyTL88zTX via @financialtimesWow: The Bezos phone hack and the Saudi connection #AmazonPrime https://t.co/Cwbt2zdCiDFascinating. French newspaper Le Monde reduced the number of articles it published by 25% over 2 years, and increas… https://t.co/BVx9twPIN3
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1/21
2020
This could well be a most prophetic column on Xi’s China https://t.co/A7jeLNI4cY via @financialtimesA timely warning from @robertshrimsley to Sajid Javid, chancellor: watch your back but watch out for British busine… https://t.co/VnuJI1EtrDThree takeaways from talks with techies in the US: 1. Deep Learning may be over-hyped but the AI transformation is… https://t.co/TnAYb1rFLC
Retweeted by Lionel BarberImportant story: Johnson, No 10 and military top brass can’t agree on terms of post Brexit defence review. No doub… https://t.co/DmVhE98Ufc
1/20
2020
Nothing in principle against moving Parliament north - but the last House of York ended badly #RichardIII #DevoMax
1/19
2020
And, last word, v best wishes to a superb successor as @FT editor @khalafroula Thanks for send off tonight @Tatehttps://t.co/0B6sVQYEyOBeing banged out @FinancialTimes beats banged up as editor. Thanks for the wonderful memories........ https://t.co/OKC0O3TYQPLucky me! @greenmiranda interview on video on how the world changed in my 14 years as @FTeditor https://t.co/34bHlxEXNB via @FTThe farewell ⁦@FinancialTimes⁩ crossword with clues for editors past and present completed in record time by the in… https://t.co/icnyuSZSJGCongrats @lionelbarber! Am struck by points of convergence in analysis bet Merkel and Macron interviews: on Europe’… https://t.co/D5s7qL0inF
Retweeted by Lionel Barbersuperb must-read magazine profile of Number 10 supremo Dominic Cummings by @GeorgeWParker @FTMaghttps://t.co/NhC0I9Gn7L
Retweeted by Lionel BarberIf it’s this easy to pick up Twitter followers on last day as @FinancialTimes editor, I’m going for 100k by lunchti… https://t.co/5nzTdEJowTBreaking news: 80k Twitter followers target reached inside an hour. Thank you @piersmorgan #SandringhamI need 280 new followers to get to 80k on my last day as editor. Any tips @piersmorgan ? Ps Meghan comments not allowedLooking forward to talking about my exclusive Merkel interview on @BBCr4today around 8 40 - with a few words on Put… https://t.co/fMG2Upj7MB
1/16
2020
A fascinating conversation with Europe’s premier stateswoman who is doubling down in Europe in response to Trump, B… https://t.co/ovIjLK3pmKNEW: my exclusive farewell interview with Chancellor Angela Merkel who warns EU: ‘Brexit is a wake-up call’. Danke… https://t.co/mUtz5DnqzXHuge new Epstein details: the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands has filed a suit against his estate, claiming… https://t.co/PzHwkz1l8i
Retweeted by Lionel BarberAfter consulting extensively with colleagues, I have decided to change the constitution and will be standing for a… https://t.co/fqcjyefxdRRussian sources tell me Putin’s move was preemptive strike, following back room manoeuvring and speculation about s… https://t.co/srlCnBCLTlBREAKING: Putin goes full Xi. Medvedev resigns, Russian government goes; constitutional changes and more #RussiaLetter of the decade: After almost 35 years, I can say without reservation that the idyll is real. Seriously ......… https://t.co/dc616dem6o
1/15
2020
Let the word go forth that the torch has (almost) passed to a new generation.... https://t.co/WX8yI4JcroBig hire in my last week as FT editor: @pmdfoster as public policy editor to write about reshaping of Brexit Britai… https://t.co/Oqn1EsOfye
1/14
2020

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