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Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times

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not all of London, it transpires @PickardJE That's astonishing. That fungus that infects ants and makes them climb up something so the fruit of the… https://t.co/A8aXyWHTdB
Retweeted by Jim Pickard @vickihird awesome tip thanks!if there’s anything in natural history more astonishing than bees cooking hornets alive I’d like to see it… https://t.co/ZKlPvc0wXy @gazzaeuro dude I was in Goathland on Sunday afternoon and it was 15 degreessome freaky formations going on https://t.co/d4WCJsXlnwhail stones the size of ice cubes in London right now https://t.co/3KA6ENAi1f
8/12
2020
who do you trust more in tackling coronavirus
8/2
2020
@marbdav1 alas no @LouiseWhittake7 I’ve started The Wall and the concept is audaciously, scarily good @SarahHemm @Williaa68 @shane_gladstone I don’t think I’ve ever read a bad book by him and I’ve read most of themwe’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 Jim Pickard @chrisnoelie his book on Philby has stayed with me ever since @BenMacintyre1 incredible storytaking a breather, here’s the summer reading https://t.co/7tEtJ9ILJ5 @TimM33 @FT because 2007 was the point when the rules became glaringly clear https://t.co/OMVk1bczVL @guyarmitage @TimM33 @FT have a guess @SBarrettBar @FT that’s a legit question, it was considered....btw there have been surprisingly few since 2007 - Woodley a rare case study @TimM33 @FT this is a list of peerages to donors after 2007, as the copy makes perfectly clear @TimM33 @FT this is a list of peerages to donors after 2007, as the copy makes perfectly clearwe’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/tQgiQ9sNVnpreferred it with the black cover when it was like a sinister Donnie Darko rabbit https://t.co/YY1n90wG8H @katie_batchelor hey thanks Katie - we need to plan another socially distanced concert!How to person woman man camera tv https://t.co/rcQC4sxmLX
Retweeted by Jim PickardEsther McVey out for a nice relaxing drive https://t.co/4Sw6bTYA91
Retweeted by Jim PickardSomething really interesting is happening in Liverpool. In the past week public health officials noticed a surge in… https://t.co/xvnIgPbnu1
Retweeted by Jim Pickard @JuliaHB1 cheers, that’s my one lockdown achievement tbhhttps://t.co/vuU8PiPnJhI’m on the @SebastianEPayne podcast this week chatting with @Laura_K_Hughes about northern lockdown and the quarant… https://t.co/QIbBDHLEp1interesting from @jburnmurdoch the latest data suggests Covid-19 surge in towns and cities including Liverpool, S… https://t.co/mwsCVgYGLg
8/1
2020
FT WEEKEND: ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ caps week of grim virus figures by calling halt on easing #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/kcZPqNpgm0
Retweeted by Jim Pickardno filter https://t.co/un69tFlDPnThinking back fondly to this Daily Telegraph story from December about how under Boris Johnson, new House of Lords… https://t.co/X5AoFZPd8k
Retweeted by Jim Pickard @DenisMacShane rhubarb, I’m pretty sure New Labour stacked the Lords with its own people quite regularly in an imbalanced wayyou have to admire the chutzpah of giving Lebedev a peerage literally one week after #RussiaReport criticised how… https://t.co/NWr6A5hAIDnot saying this is a banana republic but there's a peerage for Boris Johnson's brother and a knighthood for Theresa… https://t.co/rYElVQOkx2new entrants to the House of Lords include - Michael Spencer, who has given the Tories £5m - Eddie Lister, advise… https://t.co/mZO22FkkFQ @andrea_rivlin that’s a fair point, except for those travelling to work on public transportsomeone needs to explain why it's safe enough for vulnerable people to stop shielding and return to work - but not… https://t.co/uUygelFEN4 @Sundew172 maybe but the answer they are giving journalists is v vague - see below https://t.co/6UrJZ2V96L @AliDonnelly the timing isn't the problem per se, it's the confused way it made it into the public spherenot sure how Labour's getting away with saying the furlough should be extended for specific industries without sayi… https://t.co/WVTF80v5LUwhen they said it might all be over by Christmas I'm not sure they meant Christmas 2020 https://t.co/NQczMgL8wENobody ever understands Hancock's 'clear' guidelines, because they're never clear. https://t.co/I7ranlAyXt
Retweeted by Jim Pickardthen again the argument that it's better to move fast is quite a compelling oneMatt Hancock insists the new northern lockdown is nothing to do with Eid, not sure everyone will believe that claim @BBCr4todayMatt Hancock says everyone understands the very clear guidelines but also says he's launching a new publicity cam… https://t.co/ve6W5SqyBd
7/31
2020
@beakerweb @DelGeezer @DPJHodges radical ideathis feels like a shambolic way to announce a semi-lockdown of great swathes of northern EnglandObama: “The fate of this democracy depends on how we use it, democracy isn’t automatic, it has to be nurtured, it… https://t.co/gCeLCEWu1atonight’s @Independent front page https://t.co/BHBi47kc7TI wish people in toothpaste ads would stop looking so conceited. You've just brushed your teeth, you haven't written Wolf Hall, piss off.
Retweeted by Jim Pickardthis is the highest UK figure for 32 days as far as I can work out https://t.co/3gJZGLxDdh846 new cases in one day is not where the government hoped to be by now - and the figures are moving in the wrong d… https://t.co/rMVfxbTbKs @vikki4mdnp this isn't going to be the biggest detouryou wait a lifetime to tweet about Luxembourg then it happens twice in one day https://t.co/GGM3ATLbrTam reminded of the former @ft colleague who took a job elsewhere because - as he told the managing editor - he want… https://t.co/Di32tqOgoX
Retweeted by Jim Pickardthink it's fair to say that Jackson Carlaw didn't exactly set the world on fireBoris Johnson has been reprimanded by the UK’s statistics watchdog over his inaccurate claims about child poverty l… https://t.co/e6jbKfKReO
Retweeted by Jim Pickardam told tomorrow’s quarantine update won’t be particularly radical unless you’re holidaying in Luxembourg @EssexCanning I would never dream of expressing any viewsTrump, April 27: "I never even thought of changing the date of the election. Why would I do that? November 3rd...No… https://t.co/zs95yUq8U0 @BBCNormanS Happy for your future Norman but sad your expertise will be missing from the airwaves. I hear your name… https://t.co/mWWVwxn6Dk
Retweeted by Jim Pickardand so it begins https://t.co/ENjnnC5ZHbquote of the day from @BBCr4today this morning - Nick Robinson: "I do this with my friends and family, ask them wh… https://t.co/yA9aVJS7RV
Retweeted by Jim Pickardam reminded of the former @ft colleague who took a job elsewhere because - as he told the managing editor - he want… https://t.co/Di32tqOgoXquote of the day from @BBCr4today this morning - Nick Robinson: "I do this with my friends and family, ask them wh… https://t.co/yA9aVJS7RVbut the stats authority has made it perfectly clear that the prime minister used inaccurate figures https://t.co/Bx63k4gnbPthis useful blog from the Office for Statistics Regulation shows how child poverty comparisons are not easy given t… https://t.co/QBkD7hFPUEhere is the third complaint against Boris Johnson's use of child poverty statistics - this time conceding he was co… https://t.co/W2EguKeXwAand here is the second https://t.co/7IKzst3FV8bear with me, because child poverty statistics are complicated - with various yardsticks and measures - making it e… https://t.co/kjUPP4EDHkBoris Johnson has been reprimanded by the UK’s statistics watchdog over his inaccurate claims about child poverty l… https://t.co/e6jbKfKReO
7/30
2020
British politics is the best. The House of Lords was built for this moment in history https://t.co/HHLhSJ2bW5
Retweeted by Jim Pickardthis month Boris Johnson said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures". now public accounts commi… https://t.co/KJPMBNJw0w
Retweeted by Jim Pickardwho do you want as Number 10 new television spin doctor
Retweeted by Jim Pickardwho do you want as Number 10 new television spin doctorthis month Boris Johnson said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures". now public accounts commi… https://t.co/KJPMBNJw0w @NatashaC turned out they were cheap as chipsI see we’re doing the 48/52 thing again are we https://t.co/jIqp6FCXsPwould you happily pay £150 for an airport covid test to skip quarantine2020 is gearing up for one hell of a climax https://t.co/lZfWtGOlzP
Retweeted by Jim Pickardthe fact that passengers would have to pay £150 for each covid test at Heathrow seems a bit of a deal-breaker but m… https://t.co/NXj5FvoDdUJust in time, I hear there’s a virus going around in Wuhan. https://t.co/Sb7YNQwdC5
Retweeted by Jim PickardWho’s next after Spain? “There are certainly issues with Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Monaco and Romania... “Ca… https://t.co/1E9HiLreSEThis is worrying https://t.co/X4naxQudws
Retweeted by Jim PickardJohnson has launched the search for a new £100,000-plus a year spokesman to become the face of the government in te… https://t.co/DQfV1GX9LH“the speed of the uptick in parts of Europe has taken some experts by surprise.....” Europe battles to contain sur… https://t.co/Oik6bPruuU
7/29
2020
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Wednesday 29 July https://t.co/yoNRpYEf4T https://t.co/Nj8N8b14kM
Retweeted by Jim Pickardwhen Spain says it's unfair to slap a nationwide quarantine on their country - because of regional variations - the… https://t.co/i8OuQGoaKB
Retweeted by Jim Pickardwhen Spain says it's unfair to slap a nationwide quarantine on their country - because of regional variations - the… https://t.co/i8OuQGoaKBguess this is difficult to disprove https://t.co/8QnPGivyrcWhy have Sky News shown this cat in silhouette as if its an IRA informant circa the 1990s? https://t.co/429blfvsbC
Retweeted by Jim PickardThis is absolutely insane https://t.co/w8IDBZS0tX
Retweeted by Jim Pickardcolleagues privately refer to Sir Mark Sedwill as "Flashman" - here's an extract from his speech last night https://t.co/yZrE0ISyS0not enough eye bleach in the world for this https://t.co/uQo5sN8hGwscoop UK ministers are drawing up plans to extend the Help to Buy property support scheme beyond its December dea… https://t.co/UczMaf0Cjp
7/28
2020
NEW: 🚨🇬🇧🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🚨Sources: Cummings seeks minimalist U.K. state aid regime without statutory U.K. reg… https://t.co/YlMqr5thgx
Retweeted by Jim Pickardtonight’s @FT front page https://t.co/bkAT0W4mbCJust me that saw this on the news then? https://t.co/0cD3f0ElB6
Retweeted by Jim Pickard @RobertSyms that’s a fair point tbh
7/27
2020

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