Chief speechwriter to the British Foreign Secretary. Previously a Telegraph correspondent in Africa & Middle East. Now on Twitter holiday.

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@davidblairdt — 6,132 followers, 2,005 tweets

Oct 26, 2016

@t_mcconnell Many thanks Tristan. Most kind. For me you will always be McConnell of Mogadishu!

Oct 24, 2016

The struggle for Mosul is being fought on the same battlefield where Alexander the Great won his great victory at Gaugamela in 331BC.

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