Editor at MLex covering EU regulatory risk, antitrust, energy, data protection, Brexit etc. Brexile in Brussels. Former Middle East reporter.

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I cover energy in the Middle East for Bloomberg, with a focus on Iraq, Iran and OPEC. I have broken news, written longer analytical pieces, and presented my stories on TV.

Before that I covered Iran for Reuters, and supported coverage of GCC and Yemen. I wrote on Iran's nuclear talks, foreign pol...

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@MrSamWilkin — 3,366 followers, 3,012 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

@nytopinion Isn't this true of any belief system? The extreme fringe claims legitimacy from the larger mainstream - even if the mainstream rejects them.

Sep 19, 2017

Donald Trump is apparently trying to start a nuclear war with N Korea AND set Iran back on the path to the bomb. All in a day's work. #UNGA

Sep 19, 2017

Wow. 86% of new UK cars are PCP leased. Model relies on strong economy -> high used value. Car crash after Brexit?  https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/sep/19/car-loans-leasing-borrowing?CMP=share_btn_tw 

Sep 19, 2017

RT @lionelbarber: What is fake news and what to do about it (Clue: platforms are publishers!) My Oxford lecture, FREE to read  https://www.ft.com/content/c8c749e0-996d-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0  via @FT

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Trainee and subsequently Iran correspondent at Reuters.

How is social media changing news?

More news, much of it good, but also more noise.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Writing the first draft of history. Preferably one not always written by the winners.