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Peter Foster @pmdfoster London, England

Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times. Formerly Washington DC, Beijing and New Delhi for the Telegraph. Opinions my own.

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This - important point. https://t.co/xFrsrhHJZJFor Europe watchers, this is a useful thread by @pmdfoster on the UK govt refusing to give the EU full diplomatic s… https://t.co/vQg77scAaf
Retweeted by Peter Foster @pmdfoster @BorisJohnson @D0Sullivan @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno @ValedeAlmeidaEU @Tobias_Ellwood @DominicRaab EU… https://t.co/nIOmWRF1oM
Retweeted by Peter FosterVolumes picking up... https://t.co/qqHV5XaevHAll part of the cunning plan it seems... https://t.co/SrhJ1h6d57 @BorisJohnson @D0Sullivan @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno @ValedeAlmeidaEU @Tobias_Ellwood @DominicRaab This should ha… https://t.co/BK5F3k81pO @BorisJohnson @D0Sullivan @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno @ValedeAlmeidaEU @Tobias_Ellwood @DominicRaab I frankly coul… https://t.co/V4nLAZQL8F @BorisJohnson @D0Sullivan @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno @ValedeAlmeidaEU As @Tobias_Ellwood - Tory MP& Chair defence… https://t.co/yqbL0E9UTR @BorisJohnson @D0Sullivan @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno The UK argument seems to be that the status they ARE prepare… https://t.co/Wfkv3gtTua @BorisJohnson As @@D0Sullivan observed to me and my colleagues @jimbrunsden @Mikepeeljourno today, it really is a "… https://t.co/904kGbG5dSIn the end, Trump quietly backed down but why on earth would @BorisJohnson - a PM trying to shake the "Britain Trum… https://t.co/iX6EnnPAHFGenial fellow that he is, Mr O'Sullivan didn't kick up a stink, make a scene (some uppity ambos of my experience mi… https://t.co/f2AiZhVM5e @BorisJohnson @JoeBiden @EUdelegationUK @BarackObama @D0Sullivan Mr O'Sullivan only found when he attended George H… https://t.co/IFIlN4HRgz @BorisJohnson @JoeBiden @EUdelegationUK It took some time for everyone to recognise this, but after @BarackObama ca… https://t.co/eCgjrDAYR1 @BorisJohnson @JoeBiden @EUdelegationUK Indeed when EU formed it's External Action Service (EEAS) the UK supported… https://t.co/0u8RoRIAzJ @BorisJohnson @JoeBiden Essentially the UK government wants to treat the @EUdelegationUK as a "international organi… https://t.co/nCfgCdqPL3 @BorisJohnson @JoeBiden The spat has been going for a while - we reported it in May, when the #Brexit trade talks w… https://t.co/SZffTWihEUThe UK refusing to give full diplomatic status the EU's mission in London is baffling at at time when @BorisJohnsonhttps://t.co/kg0vFpgMiPIt's OUT! My latest #brexit briefing for @FinancialTimes - you can read here, thread tomorrow.… https://t.co/G1B16iQbwuHow the DUP's idiocy has made it the biggest threat to the continued existence of Northern Ireland. My FT latest… https://t.co/tAj2Csi4iT
Retweeted by Peter FosterWhere equivalence doesn't operate, both sides to the relevant transaction will have to be located & regulated withi… https://t.co/J1Je4irE4y
Retweeted by Peter FosterAnyone expecting UK-EU deals on equivalence for financial services is going to be very disappointed indeed. The Gov… https://t.co/ghxAf1zkhk
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1/21
2021
This sums it up well. The rejection of the mobility chapter was indeed crucial. The challenge now is for all those… https://t.co/PkgIa6tvSh
Retweeted by Peter FosterChilly, but true. #Brexit https://t.co/9Hk6zBOmYJAll this - early days to how trade will morph and who will live, die or get by. #brexit https://t.co/aMfMhfI4RHWelsh anger at way £23m fishing compensation fund being dished out centrally so @BorisJohnson can take credit for m… https://t.co/08clpVxWyeHonest response to @JoeBiden inaugural? Relief. #BidenHarrisInaugurationx24 boxes sent Fedex before xmas to Italy by Fedex at a cost of £454 and returned yesterday at our own cost, - none… https://t.co/sOFrSx6L7y
Retweeted by Peter FosterWe've x20 orders stuck in the EU. Unless we get 6 VAT No's for each EU country we export to and a EU Fiscal represe… https://t.co/aPBybqghYO
Retweeted by Peter FosterI have some updated figures to sell in the EU: One off VAT Application for DE,PL,ESP,FR,IT - £2356 (total) VAT fili… https://t.co/XnnmmA94Ts
Retweeted by Peter FosterBoris's deal requires me to register for VAT in 6 EU countries and take a fiscal representative in the EU that will… https://t.co/jVV0qokXt7
Retweeted by Peter Fosterif you don't want people to be suspicious about your review of workers' rights, maybe don't pretend for several day… https://t.co/bFmLLIALM0
Retweeted by Peter FosterI’ve written an analysis of how Starmer’s Labour party is looking to Biden for inspiration https://t.co/vJXERBKLwy via @financialtimes
Retweeted by Peter FosterFeelin the 🔥. https://t.co/hvTYuOG1M1seeing increasing numbers of cases where husband& wife, parent and child or even 3 generations of same family all h… https://t.co/jNQx9bhoXx
Retweeted by Peter FosterMAIL: May: Boris’s Moral Failure #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/bpGNCChB1a
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1/20
2021
@FT @KwasiKwarteng @Ed_Miliband As we reported, Cabinet has taken no decisions, although the Biz Dept review (then… https://t.co/8kqpeh1nJU @FT @KwasiKwarteng Mr Kwarteng insists that Gov does not intend to dilute workers' rights, but @Ed_Miliband says: “… https://t.co/gp4zYGUSCKNEW: Last week we reported in @FT that Gov was reviewing workers rights post-Brexit, including 48hr week etc...toda… https://t.co/914kZ6lL1iKey point - we seem to have got a worse deal than Canada. It also suggests, as per @ft reports that, that EU knew e… https://t.co/QjxDCnVFcDAfter fish, the meat industry is going to feel biggest pinch from #Brexit https://t.co/tmwRYiFE1CWhat a sad sight. Europe’s biggest fish market in Peterhead like a ghost town. Built to deal with 10,000 boxes/day… https://t.co/HhtXXZeKra
Retweeted by Peter Foster"It is time to move on from the notorious anti-worker book Britannia Unchained" @FrancesOGrady @The_TUC letter to… https://t.co/0nhFXI08qMThere’s some really good stuff in this - and it is truly “bumper” like the prof says. What next? Even if the govern… https://t.co/mQWsnPXDmx
1/19
2021
The man who knows what ‘Global Britain’ means https://t.co/NSu2pwBO9d
Retweeted by Peter FosterRead our letter to Ministers about how seafood export issues are affecting UK fishing ports here:… https://t.co/p9uC5bBNgd
Retweeted by Peter Foster🚨🚨🇪🇺🇬🇧🐟🍤🚚🚛🚚🇪🇺🇬🇧🚨🚨UK ports British Ports Association ⁦@mark_bpa⁩ . demands govt asks EU/France take more pragmatic a… https://t.co/H4CEP6SgFVTakeaway from the trade lawyers at the Lords EU Goods sub ctte: The TCA is a ‘platform’ or dynamic agreement, but d… https://t.co/BHz8ZgSmpi
Retweeted by Peter FosterView from the other end of the telescope https://t.co/sMuPBTSCDqAn awful lot of seafood trucks are gathering just now at Westminster... https://t.co/nsNrVfiLNs https://t.co/tCQ2ohaAJa
Retweeted by Peter FosterRuh-oh. It would be ironic if #Brexit sees UK farming/fishing industries reverting to 'French' protest tactics.… https://t.co/rFTyJhYhKd
1/18
2021
Good thread. Tl:dr time for business to stop denying and start adapting. But beyond that, like, where’s the plan fo… https://t.co/GNKUUEkp9NVery good Newton Emerson ⁦@NewtonEmerson⁩ the ⁦@duponline⁩ internal battle between defiance and acceptance of the I… https://t.co/pjIenu2O6M @greygossling @PolyglotPaul Well. Tbf you’ve got Covid and Trump and these issues aren’t really hitting mainstreet… https://t.co/bALBbBl89AHorror story, Daniel. Notice French wines in my local small Tesco up to £2 pricier compared to pre-Christmas. Don't… https://t.co/cjzuukztUD
Retweeted by Peter Foster @DanielLambert29 @PalletwaysUK @AnnaJerzewska Yes. But you need to follow me. @DanielLambert29 @PalletwaysUK @AnnaJerzewska Existing backlog or new orders? That note to customers says no new or… https://t.co/jQ8BQrh7UYSo as we enter week three you can feel tempers fraying - and as we reported last week with the fasttrack plans for… https://t.co/eUQwrwTwujBecause what I’m hearing is how darned hard it is to get all the post work to match. The commercial invoices, the C… https://t.co/lSmS0tV3q4The second is that it seems like the only way to learn is by doing - so those businesses that have been staying out… https://t.co/23sJcv3GAnThere are two takeaways here. One is a point that @ColdChainShane makes, which is that it might be optimistic to… https://t.co/0wKiv2AfHhWhat reminded me from the @DanielLambert29 thread was that @PalletwaysUK also did their homework before Jan 1, but… https://t.co/0grAb6tenoThis is note sent to customers on Friday...a “very significant blow” says @RHARodMcKenzie given low volumes of traf… https://t.co/0gmklFj3ivSo little noticed the on Friday Palletways, one of Europe’s largest networks collating and distributing pallets of… https://t.co/JaFek6Kj8pThis is a brilliant thread. I keep talking to people losing their minds battling CHIEF etc. But read the papers? Ha… https://t.co/MjzWJKNV6Y @stephengbrown Re-use, recycle 🙂 @SamuelJohnsnon Days in D.C.Done. https://t.co/1S4AmKvc8I @_WestCoastGirl Nope. Enough pectin in the pips. Caster not jam sugar also.Last job. Match the lids! And head for the hills... https://t.co/RymAaMvMFMWe are go for landing. https://t.co/GIhcABbqWZThe setting point approaches. https://t.co/vV8mNe1RMT @MaoTseTim Boil for hour. Then cool, separate out pips from pulp. Pulse chop skins. Pips in a muslin bag. Stand ove… https://t.co/WN98vo1811The boil is now on! 😬 https://t.co/TpiSIjYkpbMeasured account from @JP_Biz of the teething problems (or structural flaws, according to some in DUP/haulage indus… https://t.co/m7BARdsS7r
1/17
2021
@JohnCar15227892 My local greengrocer. Supermarkets all failed. @philroyceman Yes. @BoddyJoanna Supermarkets all promised and failed. My local greengrocer got some in tho. @moller__rene You don’t need for marmalade! So many pips/much pectin in the fruit it sets without. Tho can need to boil for hour or so. @apriliaken Years ago living in Beijing went to a catering kit market...brilliant. Have a frying pan that’s a metre… https://t.co/4nVJwhXHrhFirst job. Eat up last remaining jar of 2020 crop. https://t.co/XMR5nx9eQGUrgh. https://t.co/bujRY4ZpTjIt’s a rainy day in January. Let #operationmarmalade begin. https://t.co/irFtQ1QSnHAt the Financial Times, our journalists are examining the effects of the UK leaving the single market, the potentia… https://t.co/xVqJ04jDnA
Retweeted by Peter Foster @RobHardyFR8 Get well soon. Your country needs you!
1/16
2021
French lorry driver interviewed at Calais on euronews, "I have told my boss I will no longer do the trips to Engla… https://t.co/DrgGN3U2UC
Retweeted by Peter FosterNow the Welsh are piling in on the #brexit fishing row - letter from Welsh Enviro Secretary Lesley Griffiths… https://t.co/Rkp0rOx9PJ @PalletwaysUK Please can you contact me re decision to suspend Brexit shipments to Jan 25. Pls follow and DM. PeterAnd @ArthurBeesley reports here Irish haulage industry also joining complains...BUT message from @LeoVaradkar is th… https://t.co/Q9Mko8IuXlIt's OUT! Pragmatism not politics is the only thing that's gonna fix the Irish Sea border....but we need these tech… https://t.co/Mf929OHSzT @donnyc1975 @TOrynski Thanks. Followed. Good weekend. @pmdfoster @TOrynski is a good guy - he’s come across some pretty useful stuff . Definitely worth a follow . And he… https://t.co/rEmQmgR2CO
Retweeted by Peter Foster @mattholehouse Indeed. Although in practice, both approaches failed pretty abjectly!An unpopular view, but I struggle with the language of betrayal. The history of 2016- wasn't that ministers hoodwin… https://t.co/IYTcbhvItj
Retweeted by Peter FosterThis letter from Scottish Fishermen's Federation @sff_uk to @BorisJohnson is so angry...the white hot fury of betra… https://t.co/OmycetSWKt👇👇 https://t.co/v6I1Sn0MztWhitehall is struggling tbh https://t.co/slXLAdeBE0
Retweeted by Peter FosterGood thread. More gesture policy with flimsy-to-no evidence to support it. https://t.co/j8hzX7Ixds
Retweeted by Peter FosterKey point here from @pmdfoster on the brewing #Brexit workers' rights row — the #EU-#UK trade deal allows tariffs a… https://t.co/mLsoV5SUf1
Retweeted by Peter FosterImportant! PCR for hauliers really would have gummed the works up.... https://t.co/vTCHH8LjeN
1/15
2021

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