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Andrew Beatty
14 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 7:05am
RT @scribblercat: Court of Appeal rules UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful. Government ordered to pay legal costs.

Andrew Beatty
5 hours ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 1:55am
And apparently he's already pleaded guilty and "showed repentance" . Verdict to be announced. -- The wheels of justice turn extremely quickly and grind exceedingly fine https://t.co/NTYQc0Mp02

Andrew Beatty
5 hours ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 1:43am
ALERT @AFP (Beijing) China puts former Interpol chief on trial for bribery: state media

Andrew Beatty
10 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:04pm
I needed this piece to come with a free subscription to https://t.co/BqIRYvjW0x, but it's an enthralling read. https://t.co/eX6VwiCzI4

Andrew Beatty
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:34am
@AJentleson That is bizarre, I had been following you and just unfollowed you. How odd. (Nothing personal) https://t.co/si0aGL3vkZ


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Andrew Beatty
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:29am
@AJentleson New rule, if you start with ‘reporters should’ and you’ve worked in politics, you have to delete your account

Andrew Beatty
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:17am
@singharj @RoryStewartUK DUP will stick with whoever wins, they have no sustainable constituency at home. They are just hanging on and milking it until they get kicked out.

Andrew Beatty
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 8:35am
RT @spike_osullivan: The finest of Irish commentary! Commentators take notes 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/kmVaER3Fcv


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Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:39am
@curates_egg Ex league player

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:35am
Australia. https://t.co/a5yvbN23ay

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:38am
More US-Iran related tensions? https://t.co/wTaM8xvBhx

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:32am
BlackRock Is Shorting the Australian Dollar https://t.co/5iu6UDXcrQ

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 1:57am
This story doesn't get much international attention, but its a slow burning crisis that could collapse the South African economy -- and take a good bit of southern Africa with it. https://t.co/2rGpmSjsNd

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 1:21am
@JamesFallows @benjaminbland @mfullilove Correct!

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:30pm
Trump's more-of-the-same speech shows the challenges faces in 2020; to remain 'entertaining', dominate earned media, frame the debate + keep supporters radicalized. His most obvious strategy to do all that is to be more extreme. Buckle up.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:09pm
RIP the Carter Doctrine? "We are not wholly dependent on the movement of Saudi, Kuwaiti Qatari + Emirati oil in and out of the Gulf to sustain our economy, so the the idea that we would project that method of defending freedom of navigation into 2019 is probably ill-advised” https://t.co/Z6L5zoZ8sF

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:57pm
Very interesting. Vice Chair of US Joint Chiefs playing down the idea of rerunning 1980s playbook in response to gulf crisis -- Reagan ordered allied tankers to be escorted and blew up two Iranian oil platforms. https://t.co/7AKOuQuC7i

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:30pm
The song remains the same https://t.co/tsZWi1lAwK

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:05pm
@davidfickling Endorse

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:40pm
RT @meghara: New: American journalist @BethanyAllenEbr, who has written extensively on the issue of Chinese government influence in the United States, has been denied a journalist visa to China with @AFP. She believes it's retaliation for her work. https://t.co/rdYTro9clF

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:15pm
RT @jenmercieca: And here is a great video explainer of what I see Trump doing: https://t.co/FUPdbhS4wk

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:44pm
Gorka is married? Incredible. https://t.co/5H9z0ycBQe

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:38pm
RT @MichaelCBender: These Trump supporters have been to more than FOUR DOZEN rallies: A guy who fears Buttigieg, a woman who makes solo cross-country drives to see Trump, and a man who named his Alaskan malamute after the president only to have the pup shot dead by a neighbor https://t.co/AYZ8KrBdGu

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:40am
RT @jitjoshi: Poll: Tory members would rather break up the UK or destroy their own party than see Brexit fail. https://t.co/VKlEL8IGHk

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:39am
RT @anneapplebaum: Important reminder that the real force behind Brexit is not British patriotism but English nationalism https://t.co/Y3eVqLJxSr

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:37am
@juanincognito @xtophercook @timoconnorbl Genuine LOL

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:36am
@DoaltydanDoalty @curates_egg @NaomiOhReally So I should be able to vote in Australian elections? Citizenship has to be about more than paying taxes, surely?

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:33am
@xtophercook @timoconnorbl The Irish constitution is also widely available online, the relevant articles are right at the start

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:27am
@curates_egg @NaomiOhReally 100pct see your point. Should I have Irish citizenship? (Not asked in a catty way, I have doubts)

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:22am
@curates_egg @NaomiOhReally They had a similar situation in Spain for years, with Galicians in the Americas. But it is an argument for changing the nationality laws, not for disenfranchising citizens. You can’t bar certain citizens for voting just because you suspect you might not agree with them.

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 5:18am
@curates_egg @NaomiOhReally There are no second class citizens in a republic. That’s the whole point. You either are a citizen or aren’t. If you are, you have a stake and you have a say in how we organise our society.

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:27am
RT @AndrewDasNYT: A short thread about the woman who burst into tears on the bench when Thailand scored against Sweden on Sunday. She is NOT just a random Thai staff member. https://t.co/bD9ODAlKLb

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 3:05am
People's views of climate change can colour their ability to solve basic maths problems. Interesting study on ideology-skewed thinking https://t.co/kuBxbENXwA

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 2:05am
WHAT!!! This is life changing. https://t.co/KIVJl8nZCP

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 2:03am
#BREAKING @AFP (Beijing) China urges Iran to not abandon nuclear deal 'so easily'

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 10:46pm
...Or as a bedtime story. https://t.co/nSwSBdLcju

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 9:47pm
RT @abcnews: @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @BretBaier G'day! As much as we appreciate the shout-out, we think you meant @ABC? https://t.co/GYwZKRVuya


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 9:46pm
@MatthewBevan Maybe they just don't like scuba divers in Fujairah

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 9:26pm
This is a big blow for NSC. She was not a Russia hawk but had absolutely no illusions about Putin. https://t.co/mbhbT5aba4

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 8:49pm
Astonishing. This group has for years fiercely opposed the Iran nuclear deal and urged Trump to tear it up -- fair enough, but to now whinge about Iran breaking the deal? https://t.co/tkBpPqfnTi


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 8:43pm
@stephendziedzic @DrIanHall Unannounced!

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 7:21pm
Great listen from @KelseyMunro and @ChuBailiang https://t.co/LZGyqj4Os8

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:08pm
@curates_egg @NaomiOhReally This is a bad take Mr Egg

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 5:48pm
This is what you would do if you want more migration around election time. https://t.co/xVJKhb6x2a

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 10:55am
Corbyn has been Labour leader for four years, he’s lost two local elections, a referendum, a general election and a European election, he’ll soon face his third Tory PM. How many elections will he lose before he steps down or Labour implodes?

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 10:36am
RT @jenmercieca: "We are living with a new kind of regime that didn’t exist in Orwell’s time. It combines hard nationalism—the diversion of frustration and cynicism into xenophobia and hatred—with soft distraction and confusion: a blend of Orwell and Huxley, cruelty and entertainment."

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:17am
RT @jongambrellAP: NewsAlert: TEHRAN, #Iran (@AP) — Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels 'based on the country's needs'

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:04am
Pakistan politician does livestream with cat whiskers, ears https://t.co/4UaXzTQRZ8

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:00am
@APHClarkson I always said more people in Northern Ireland should be weapons trained

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:01am
@DrIanHall Judging by that tweet Australia has already accepted some immigrants who are guilty of "major dishonesty offenses"

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 12:17am
'Journalist, novelist, Churchill biographer, politician, urban planner, diplomat. At this stage in Boris Johnson’s storied career we have to ask: is there anything he CAN do?' https://t.co/EbIGmd1sNX

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 11:15pm
@rdctokyoAFP @AFP @natfukue indispensable story, would you say?

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 10:54pm
RT @AFP: https://t.co/mceq600gMY


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Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 10:44pm
ALERT @AFP (Hong Kong) Hong Kong leader should resign: released activist Joshua Wong

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 9:03pm
A slaver hit 12-year-old Harriet Tubman on the head with two-pound iron weight, breaking her skull. From then on she suffered from epileptic seizures, headaches, and narcolepsy. Years later she had brain surgery without anesthesia. https://t.co/OZgyoNH3OZ

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:38pm
@Rory_Medcalf @NSC_ANU 1.9 million people demand enemy of the party and servant of the fascist clique Carrie Lam end 'One country, two systems'

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:34pm
@Les_Worse @ExumAM Crusaders

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:24pm
@ExumAM As long as it is not a Leinster jersey you'll be good.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:19pm
The 'richest black nation'?Papua New Guinea sets audacious goal https://t.co/YFm2c72ra4

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 5:47pm
Huge decision for someone who is 40 and would like to be in politics after this fever breaks. https://t.co/vTqvjAgqHD

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:56am
@CityLondonAlan Oh, when the pubs turn out in London it’s a shit show. The late bus home is a war zone. But that’s mostly white people being dicks. So let’s focus on knife crime because we can make that about black people.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:51am
Trump promotes racists wherever he can find them, attacks a popular mayor in another country because he is Muslim and separates brown kids from their parents. Americans don’t think they have a far right government? https://t.co/6x2TYv5X3r

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Jun 16 - 8:42am
@ChrChristensen @bencubby What happened to gatukök pizza?

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Jun 15 - 7:00pm
@jcartillier *except the United States where that’s illegal

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Jun 15 - 6:17pm
This is crazy. https://t.co/CWLqnFBZVG

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 6:18pm
RT @ellenmfanning: “Money talks loudest” The Iron Lady of Hong Kong - that cathedral of capitalism - warning Australia and others about the dangers of surrendering all to money. I repeat: Hong Kong warning it’s not all about money. Godsmacking. https://t.co/LALk89voA6

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:25am
@jeneps @justinsink Good point. Well made.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:21am
@justinsink Ms Victoria Bitter

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:07am
@DavidNakamura You’re on the wrong side of history

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:05am
As unfeasible as this may seem to US media, it’s perfectly possible to consider golf without talking about Tiger Woods. All. The. Fucking. Time. https://t.co/2EytNiibVf

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:28am
RT @jamespomfret: EXCLUSIVE-Hong Kong police "trapped in the middle" by polarising extradition bill "It's madness," says one senior police officer of gov refusal to back down https://t.co/DnHKqpYUEL #hk #HongKongExtraditionLaw #hkprotest @JessiePang0125 @Reuters

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:27am
@OKnox Or the fellow travellers?

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:12am
@mikememoli @JustinTrudeau Bud Boomer fought and died for nothing. Justin can you call him Memolio again for old times’ sake?

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 9:46am
@JasonKander @jonfavs Bravo for speaking about this. Go easy on yourself.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 7:38am
@Vote_Globally @UnitedTrinity68 @AFP I should add, we called it a terrorist attack at the time. BTW NZ lawyers tell us this is the first time anyone there has been charged with terrorism. It's going to be much easier to convict on the murder charges, but they wanted to charge him with terrorism anyway.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 7:27am
@Vote_Globally @UnitedTrinity68 @AFP Look, he's been charged with terrorism but not yet found guilty. When (likely when, not if) he is convicted, we'll call him a convicted terrorist. Let's have a bit of faith in the judicial system and respect for due process.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 7:17am
Really interesting discussion, well worth a listen. Mostly on trade/China-US, but some interesting analysis on Xi's standing. https://t.co/AsCJ4rOG5I

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 3:15am
Excellent piece which puts Australia's media crackdown in the context of a string of highly illiberal policies, facilitated by a timid and self-interested opposition. https://t.co/RDwEMIDYUA

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 2:36am
Even Boris supporters don't believe this. https://t.co/TuOtqtXyUQ

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 12:18am
RT @harry_pearl: All eyes on Indonesia’s constitutional court today as it hears a defeated presidential challenger’s claim that the 2019 election was rigged https://t.co/8VevMtvOIh via @AFP

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:52pm
Hong Kong policing with Chinese characteristics https://t.co/9QCd8Xd6TF

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:34pm
RT @donwinslow: .@adrianmckinty's personal story as a writer is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever heard. It is a story about not giving up - as a person, as a writer when everything is telling you to quit. I want writers to know Adrian's story in the weeks ahead. It is INSPIRING! https://t.co/mXZYD54Qz8


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Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:17pm
Hey! cc @AFP https://t.co/bMu0ov5g7O

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:50pm
RT @LThometAFP: Tried it myself. "So sad to see Hong Kong become China" is mistranslated to "very happy (很高兴) to see Hong Kong become China" https://t.co/qqqt67LWoN

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:26pm
RT @estherswchan: AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say https://t.co/pMPxzwS1g4 via @Verge

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 9:39pm
RT @peterwalker99: I spent two years as a journalist in China, and I'm not sure I can remember reading a piece in the state media as weirdly sycophantic as this by Alison Pearson on Boris Johnson. https://t.co/lZC7J13Xzp


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Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 7:07pm
@jcartillier Look at Krzysztof Kieślowski over there

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 6:57pm
RT @mcgregorrichard: Saw this taped to a telegraph pole in Sydney this morning #hongkongprotests are going global. https://t.co/KKbaBqqvRg


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Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 6:21pm
#BREAKING @AFP (Christchurch) - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 12:39pm
@GerardAraud @b_judah And then we’re really off to the races in Northern Ireland.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:56am
@Ibishblog @andreas_krieg @DaveClark_AFP was making exactly this point when we were wondering why embarrass Abe

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:54am
RT @ilangoldenberg: I’ve been saying for the past month that threat of war with Iran is overhyped. Not after today. We should be concerned. Khameini’s tweets embarrassing Abe who was there at Trump’s request + attacks on oil tankers seem to signal a fundamental shift by Iran.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:48am
@AlonPinkas This was my first thought when the news was breaking, timing doesn’t make sense for almost all actors. But policy making isn’t exactly joined up in DC or Tehran at the moment.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:46am
@Ibishblog @ilangoldenberg Haven’t the guards repeatedly shown their autonomy in the gulf? They seem to have done many things there that dictated or coloured the terms of Iran’s engagement with the West, including capturing foreign military during JCPOA negotiations.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:14am
@ChristopherJM The worst bit was when we came out of the interview, the press was waiting for what I thought must have been a presser with the minister. It turns out they wanted to ask me questions! I hope the footage never surfaces.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:12am
@ChristopherJM Haha. That dateline sends chills. I once arrived there hours early for an interview with Kuchma’s interior minister. So I got talking to the border guards and we ended up drinking about ten porcelain Cossacks full of ‘contrabanda’ vodka. Managed to make it through the interview..

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:05am
@AlonPinkas Maybe, but I’m not sure Cromwell is the right man to deal with the Irish backstop.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 10:01am
RT @garvanwalshe: Why it's relevant that @RoryStewartUK has experience of working in countries where constitutional conventions are weak or ignored altogether. Thread. https://t.co/A224SEpxp4

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 9:54am
The UK is a place that was utterly unthinkable before Brexit. The political system is in free fall. As entertaining as that might be, when politics fails the void always gets filled. Usually with violence.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 9:50am
Charles I precipitated the civil war and was ultimately executed. https://t.co/jrOl1x3pzL