Angela Merkel’s offer to welcome any Syrian refugees who reach Germany will have far reaching, potential devastating consequences. On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth debates this week’s Spectator cover feature on Merkel’s grandstanding with Holly Baxter from the Independent. Has David Cameron done the right thing by not offering asylum to more refugees? Are all European countries pulling equal weight in dealing with the crisis?
This article is from today’s FT Opinion email. Sign up to receive a daily digest of the big issues straight to your inbox. Donald Trump hailed the tax bill passed by the US senate in the early hours of Saturday morning, saying the cuts it proposes are the “biggest . . . in history”. They are certainly sweeping, reducing corporate tax rates to their lowest level for decades. The reductions promised for individuals are more modest.
The 17th of December 1999, nothing more than an ordinary school day close to the Christmas break. But to my family, it was a devastating moment. That morning a letter dropped on to the doormat informing us that I would not be attending Emmanuel College for my secondary education. Places at Emmanuel, one of the original city technology colleges, were the most coveted in Gateshead. It’s easy to see why: a school with no fees offering a top-notch education.
Punchy. Boles echoing the private concerns of many Conservative MPs. Their frustration with May’s leadership isn’t going away. Just look at the Boris Bridge nonsense and Worboys decision today. Little sense of serious purpose or direction. https://twitter.com/nickboles/status/954409789152514049
@CitySamuel Boris' biographer @AndrewGimson once described him as a Merry England Conservative. Perfectly sums up his philosophy - all big bold cheerful ideas that sound great. Just no details or thought to the practicalities.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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