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JohnGPeet

John Peet

Special reports and Brexit editor, The Economist. Author of "Unhappy Union" and reports on the EU's future (March 25th 2017), and Brexit (October 17th 2015)

London, England

Joined on 2 May, 2017

http://www.economist.com

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Replying to @john_lichfield: Me for Politico in praise of the invisible achievements of the EU...as revealed by Brexit, to those willing to see
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Replying to @pmdfoster: "It is time to move on from the notorious anti-worker book Britannia Unchained" @FrancesOGrady @The_TUC
letter to @ft this m…

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Replying to @anandMenon1: IT’S HERE The new bumper @ukandeu report that tells you all you need to know – or at least all the questions you need to a…

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"It is time to move on from the notorious anti-worker book Britannia Unchained" @FrancesOGrady @The_TUC
letter to @ft this morning, responding to our report on govt examining plans for deregulating labour markets post #Brexit

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IT’S HERE The new bumper @ukandeu report that tells you all you need to know – or at least all the questions you need to ask – about the UK after Brexit. 1/27

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Me for Politico in praise of the invisible achievements of the EU...as revealed by Brexit, to those willing to see

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Replying to @jessphillips: Tory after tory standing in the commons saying that all the kids in their areas have laptops provided means 1 of 3 thing…

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Replying to @uk_domain_names: Tory Brexiters claim it's possible to have a functional open border between NI and Ireland, despite one being in the E…

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Replying to @MattW_GB: Dear Microsoft, at no point do I mean for subparagraph c) to autocorrect to the copyright symbol. Sincerely, everyone

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Tory Brexiters claim it's possible to have a functional open border between NI and Ireland, despite one being in the EU and the other not.

Tory Brexiters claim it's not possible to have a functional open border between England and indie Scotland if the latter were in the EU.

🤔

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Tory after tory standing in the commons saying that all the kids in their areas have laptops provided means 1 of 3 things, 1)they have had preferential treatment over schools in our areas, 2)they haven't actually checked with them 3)they are lying.

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Dear Microsoft, at no point do I mean for subparagraph c) to autocorrect to the copyright symbol. Sincerely, everyone

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Replying to @Mij_Europe: @AntonSpisak Agreed. But I think the charge is worse. Of course @BorisJohnson understands the deal & its implications. He's…

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@AntonSpisak Agreed. But I think the charge is worse. Of course @BorisJohnson understands the deal & its implications. He's no fool. He's purposely choosing to misrepresent it/them to the public

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Replying to @markjohnstonld: The fishing lobby now complaining about Brexit ought perhaps not have voted for it. As for the lack of compensation, su…

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The fishing lobby now complaining about Brexit ought perhaps not have voted for it. As for the lack of compensation, suck it up?

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Replying to @PeterStefanovi2: It’s a disgrace that many news shows are still failing to point out Boris Johnson PROMISED there would be NO CHECKS un…

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Replying to @hayward_katy: He's right.

And the consequences of this for GB to NI mvnt of goods was also a UK Govt decision.

The fundamental choice…

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Replying to @SamuelMarcLowe: The UK prioritised regulatory autonomy and the ability to independently pursue trade agreements with new partners over…

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Replying to @SamuelMarcLowe: People keep saying “teething problems” as if that means they’ll be over soon but as I am currently discovering actual t…

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Quoted @SamuelMarcLowe

The UK prioritised regulatory autonomy and the ability to independently pursue trade agreements with new partners over frictionless trade with the EU. Hence, trade barriers with the EU. That was the decision.

He's right.

And the consequences of this for GB to NI mvnt of goods was also a UK Govt decision.

The fundamental choice Johnson made was to prioritise minimal GB ties with the EU over everything else.

It was his choice to make. Hence the revised Protocol. Hence the thin TCA.

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It’s a disgrace that many news shows are still failing to point out Boris Johnson PROMISED there would be NO CHECKS under his Brexit deal!

RT this if you think the public deserve to know that

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People keep saying “teething problems” as if that means they’ll be over soon but as I am currently discovering actual teething goes on on FOR YEARS.

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Replying to @pmdfoster: So. The hunt is on in Whitehall for #brexit dividends...to show some clear value in the freedoms given by Brexit.

As we re…

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Britain’s poor post-Brexit economic prospects, by my colleague @duncanweldon plus me on RoO ills this week:

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Replying to @DavidHenigUK: There is a sense of disbelief about the new trade problems between Great Britain and the EU / Northern Ireland. Which we…

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Replying to @AntonSpisak: We have to wait for detail before drawing conclusions. But if it meant scrapping the 48-hour week, it would very likely co…

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So. The hunt is on in Whitehall for #brexit dividends...to show some clear value in the freedoms given by Brexit.

As we report today one area being looked at is workers' rights...but it is politically difficult territory. /1

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There is a sense of disbelief about the new trade problems between Great Britain and the EU / Northern Ireland. Which we need to lose. This is the new normal. And we face a difficult period of adjustment - immediate paperwork needs, and to longer term uncompetitiveness.

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Quoted @FT

UK workers’ rights at risk in plans to rip up EU labour market rules

We have to wait for detail before drawing conclusions. But if it meant scrapping the 48-hour week, it would very likely count as a breach of the non-regression clause within the EU deal. And, if proven to have impact on trade with EU, it would entitle Brussels to impose tariffs.

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Replying to @DenisMacShane: Barnier tells FT, he offered UK special travel rights for journalists, musicians, artists in deal talks but Frost, presu…

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Barnier tells FT, he offered UK special travel rights for journalists, musicians, artists in deal talks but Frost, presumably on orders from Johnson terrified of DTel/Mail/IDS etc turned them down. As NUJ member this is very sad

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Replying to @SDLPlive: The DUP spent years saying no to every reasonable attempt to soften Brexit - no one believes their blame game now.

We need t…

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Replying to @IamalrightJack: Just In Case You Missed This:

Priti Patel denied she never said anything about giving the NHS £350 million a week extr…

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The DUP spent years saying no to every reasonable attempt to soften Brexit - no one believes their blame game now.

We need to work with businesses, and with the EU, to mitigate the impact of the Brexit that others have delivered.

@ClaireHanna pressed Michael Gove on this today.

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Just In Case You Missed This:

Priti Patel denied she never said anything about giving the NHS £350 million a week extra after Brexit

If remember the claim RT

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