@jeremycliffe - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Jeremy Cliffe, from 20 Jul 2022 to 12 Aug 2022.

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Jeremy Cliffe

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Writer at Large, @NewStatesman | Formerly Charlemagne columnist & Brussels bureau chief, Berlin bureau chief, Bagehot columnist, @TheEconomist

25,049 tweets
12,558 favourites
9 tweets per day
2012 since
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Top Tweets by @jeremycliffe

Jeremy Cliffe
Germany's Greens - the one party that saw the crisis of gas dependency coming, opposed Putin constantly, and has a clear answer to the ensuring problems - are now level with the CDU/CSU at 1st place in the polls. https://t.co/oXrPY9IH91
12 Aug, 2022 - 12:22 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
"Germans experience a rare thing in a democracy: a consensus about the need for broad, sweeping change to the economy and security." This by my former colleagues is spot-on re Germany: huge challenges, yes, but also a realistic chance of mastering them. https://t.co/oVWUvbQ0xH
11 Aug, 2022 - 03:15 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
I was not in favour of this initially, on the grounds that Russian tourists who visit Europe tend to be more pro-Western. But that changed with Bucha. The line has to be drawn somewhere. And if not with genocidal atrocities, then where? https://t.co/ev8IxbA87P
09 Aug, 2022 - 07:35 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
One of many chilling paragraphs in this New Yorker excerpt from @sbg1's and @peterbakernyt's new book on Trump in the White House: https://t.co/ogDlI4z70P
09 Aug, 2022 - 08:34 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
"Debt brake advocates promise it will protect future generations. In reality, it cripples them by preventing the necessary public investment in a prosperous future." @thorstenbenner calls for a fiscal Zeitenwende in Germany: https://t.co/blg0JIX45f
09 Aug, 2022 - 07:47 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Amnesty International stands by its position that Ukraine shouldn’t put weapons in the path of the Russian invasion. https://t.co/IALVB6ESL3
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:19 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Germany is facing a very hard winter. Yet the most apocalyptic scenarios are now looking less likely: despite Russia reducing the gas flow in Nord Stream 1 to 20% of capacity, 🇩🇪 gas stores are now over 70% full. Berlin's goal of 75% by early September now looks very attainable. https://t.co/L3XEJePsxb
07 Aug, 2022 - 03:17 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
"Here’s one image I’ll retain of Spain: an uninhabited red-roofed farmhouse, alone amidst brown fields, with the only sign of human activity a clutch of distant wind turbines." @KuperSimon's elegiac 'hasta luego' to the world's most liveable country: https://t.co/dHab6OvxCZ
07 Aug, 2022 - 12:56 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Even by the standards of Europe's uncompromising August auto-reply culture, this is impressively firm: "I will return the office on August 29th, when I will delete every unread email in my inbox."
02 Aug, 2022 - 03:50 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Counterfactual history question: where would Britain's Ukraine policy be today under a Corbyn government? https://t.co/qQ53T6A0zL
02 Aug, 2022 - 08:26 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Despite the gloomy subject matter, I enjoyed joining @emilyctamkin and @katiestallard on the latest World Review podcast to discuss Mario Draghi’s resignation & the 🇮🇹 election, Nancy Pelosi’s possible trip to Taiwan and Viktor Orbán’s far-right speech: https://t.co/xqRkqbW61r
29 Jul, 2022 - 03:06 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
The dominant player on 🇮🇹 right since 1992 as three successive shifts: Democrazia Cristiana ➡️ Forza Italia ➡️ Lega ➡️ (TBC) Fratelli d’Italia https://t.co/a1dy1FXsfd
29 Jul, 2022 - 09:39 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
What a loss to the Labour Party and Parliament - in a Westminster too often obsessed with soundbites and petty tactics Cruddas is a serious and original thinker whose instincts on social justice, politics and democracy would have been hugely valuable in government https://t.co/HdgDbXSZ7Q
29 Jul, 2022 - 08:17 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Thomas Mann, German identity and the romantic allure of Russia. My essay in the summer special issue of the @NewStatesman: https://t.co/W7tVuVLWCu
28 Jul, 2022 - 08:39 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
The dogged resilience of 🇮🇹's Partito Democratico: the PD has been in government since 2019 (and from 2013 to 2018 before that) but by some measures is now polling higher than any other major EU centre-left party. https://t.co/sivOxb3Flo
28 Jul, 2022 - 06:07 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
When presented with a new European far-right force, today's mainstream UK right goes one of two ways: a) "This is 1933 all over again" (case in point: AfD) b) "Thanks goodness for this anti-woke warrior who says it like it is" (case in point: Zemmour)
27 Jul, 2022 - 03:27 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
The cover of our @NewStatesman Summer Special issue, illustrated by the one and only @coldwarsteve:
27 Jul, 2022 - 02:25 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
“Are we going to be next?” Interesting on Kazakhstan’s (cautious) turn away from Russia: https://t.co/pw1d7USqwq
25 Jul, 2022 - 05:24 AM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
This by @jonathanvswan on how a second Trump term would differ from the first makes alarming reading for America’s international allies: https://t.co/CynPpTEFFJ
23 Jul, 2022 - 05:39 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Sunak and allies like Dowden personify the modern Conservative strategy of hurling lumps of meat at the insatiable populist right in the hope that perhaps - just perhaps - this latest lump will be the one that finally sates its appetite. https://t.co/mIfFgSZcBw
22 Jul, 2022 - 08:38 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
An encounter in Rome with Georgia Meloni and her prospective new hard-right 🇮🇹 government, and why (despite it all) she would not actually bring much substantive change to Italy as PM. Me for @NewStatesman on the upcoming Italian election: https://t.co/RGSfDkVlDC
22 Jul, 2022 - 06:47 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
I don't necessary advocate a German-style universal insurance system for the UK. It's way less efficient than the NHS. But if the UK political model is incapable of summoning up the funds that the NHS needs to survive (as seems so), German-style insurance is the next best thing. https://t.co/Ch4jvEf8Wo
22 Jul, 2022 - 06:10 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Britain needs a different electoral system (some form of PR giving power to the broad majority that wants higher tax-funded NHS spending) or a different health system (probably something insurance-based like Germany) or both. But it really can't continue with neither. https://t.co/3PJpVOGLj6
22 Jul, 2022 - 05:16 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
a bland and superficial former chancellor whose signature policy almost certainly killed people vs an opportunistic oddball most of whose colleagues seem to consider her borderline certifiable Good luck Britain! https://t.co/NrZWPQb9dl
20 Jul, 2022 - 03:07 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
This captures the Johnson era so well: what matters is the mere fact is that a PM occupied the office, not whether or not anything much was achieved https://t.co/NWgd8kRIzV
20 Jul, 2022 - 02:51 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Boris Johnson’s legacy in two definitive charts
20 Jul, 2022 - 02:40 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Theresa May: apparently the one of the few Tory MPs who knows the Commons is filmed https://t.co/YTqHzVAxa2
20 Jul, 2022 - 02:10 PM UTC
Jeremy Cliffe
Looking forward to future definitely-real UK trade deals with Thuringia, Sicily, Hokkaido and Mato Grosso https://t.co/4CYND4z1cC
20 Jul, 2022 - 01:20 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @jeremycliffe

Deborah Cole
Germany's health minister recommends a 4th covid jab if you "work the bar at Berghain". Otherwise ask your GP https://t.co/OQQ9eJRF34
12 Aug, 2022 - 11:19 AM UTC
Mujtaba Rahman
Europe is heading into a very difficult winter Who has the credibility & clout to lead the continent through it? https://t.co/B8SXahsAUb
11 Aug, 2022 - 03:44 PM UTC
The New Statesman
Thomas Mann, German identity and the romantic allure of Russia Berlin’s hesitancy over Ukraine is about more than gas and geopolitics: Russophilia has deep roots in Germany’s culture and identity. Written and read by @JeremyCliffe Listen here: https://t.co/j8kLZ96FPY
11 Aug, 2022 - 03:00 PM UTC
Shoko Asahara Appreciation Consortium 🇷🇼
The recent droughts in Europe once again made visible the "Hunger Stones" in some Czech and German rivers. These stones were used to mark desperately low river levels that would forecast famines. This one, in the Elbe river, is from 1616 and says: "If you see me, cry"
11 Aug, 2022 - 09:49 AM UTC
Benjamin Tallis 🇺🇦
I support this #Schengen 'tourist' #visaban for Russians🇷🇺. There are good arguments for & against - & neither option is perfect - but deciding between imperfect options is often the essence of politics. After much careful consideration here's why I support the visa ban🧵 1/ https://t.co/yAxx4har7s
10 Aug, 2022 - 03:05 PM UTC
Natasha Bertrand
"Asked by POLITICO whether the blasts [in Crimea] can be viewed as the start of Ukraine’s counterattack in the country’s south, a Ukrainian official... responded in the affirmative. “You can say this is it,” the official said." https://t.co/y66hNnJVtu
10 Aug, 2022 - 01:57 PM UTC
The New Statesman
Thomas Mann, German identity and the romantic allure of Russia Berlin’s hesitancy over Ukraine is about more than gas and geopolitics: Russophilia has deep roots in Germany’s culture and identity. Written and read by @JeremyCliffe Listen here: https://t.co/j8kLZ9ogHw
10 Aug, 2022 - 11:00 AM UTC
Tomiwa Owolade
For the @NewStatesman, I have written the conservative case for returning the Benin Bronzes back to Nigeria. https://t.co/PV9hHu7WVA
10 Aug, 2022 - 08:21 AM UTC
Anastasiia Lapatina
"This Russian war against Ukraine and against all of free Europe began with #Crimea and must end with Crimea – with its liberation." – @ZelenskyyUa in his latest address
09 Aug, 2022 - 08:05 PM UTC
Shashank Joshi
". For al-Qa`ida, given its ongoing rivalry with the Islamic State, the optics of al-Qa`ida’s leader being based in Iran and being seen as under the thumb of Tehran are disastrous. Al-Qa`ida knows that." https://t.co/iBFMOih3Kj
09 Aug, 2022 - 07:53 PM UTC
Admiral James Stavridis, USN, Ret.
Perhaps the Ukrainians caught a bunch of Russian jets and helicopters on the ground. This could be the Russian Pearl Harbor of the Ukrainian war. Let’s hope so https://t.co/vWmGsHo7av
09 Aug, 2022 - 07:13 PM UTC
ido vock
My interview with @leonidvolkov, Alexei Navalny’s chief of staff: https://t.co/kTH3FX086u
09 Aug, 2022 - 05:25 PM UTC
Marcus How
*MEANWHILE, IN AUSTRIA..* As Chancellor Karl Nehammer’s People’s Party (ÖVP) tanks in the polls, it is at risk of being edged into third place by Herbert Kickl’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Might Austria see a resurgence of this pillar of the European far-right? 1/25 https://t.co/Xn1bvOyq9r
09 Aug, 2022 - 03:32 PM UTC
Chris Giles
My column: Let's not be naive about Russia being able to send Europe into recession this winter. It can and it will But it doesn't have to be a calamity and it's Putin's last economic card (so long as Europe does the right things) https://t.co/GSnaZZRxqT
09 Aug, 2022 - 03:17 PM UTC
Anders Östlund
Co-founder of @amnesty's Swedish chapter, @AmnestySweden, Pär Wästberg leaves the organization because of disagreement with Amnesty International's report on Ukraine. Correct decision. https://t.co/X8FHGRhAxg
09 Aug, 2022 - 03:15 PM UTC
The New Statesman
Thomas Mann, German identity and the romantic allure of Russia Berlin’s hesitancy over Ukraine is about more than gas and geopolitics: Russophilia has deep roots in Germany’s culture and identity. Written and read by @JeremyCliffe Listen here: https://t.co/j8kLZ96FPY
09 Aug, 2022 - 03:00 PM UTC
Peter Ricketts
Bravo @RUSI_org analysts for this detailed report revealing that the Russian missiles used in Ukraine are full of micro-electronics made mainly in the US but also Japan, Europe, UK etc. As Russia now needs to re-stock, and doesn’t make these components, there’s an opportunity 1/2 https://t.co/U3gS9L61lt
08 Aug, 2022 - 12:28 PM UTC
The New Statesman
American right-wing intellectuals have long apologised for Orbán and fantasised about his soft-authoritarian regime as a possible direction for conservativism in the US. @lionel_trolling on Viktor Orbán's American apologists. https://t.co/YFSld9slJG
08 Aug, 2022 - 10:15 AM UTC
The New Statesman
Thomas Mann, German identity and the romantic allure of Russia Berlin’s hesitancy over Ukraine is about more than gas and geopolitics: Russophilia has deep roots in Germany’s culture and identity. Written and read by @JeremyCliffe Listen here: https://t.co/j8kLZ96FPY
08 Aug, 2022 - 08:04 AM UTC
Kristi Raik
a serious blow to the very cause of defending human rights by judging military tactics without having the expertise to do so, worse, becoming a propaganda tool of the aggressor while attempting to be ‘impartial’, and worst, showing an appalling lack of moral judgement.
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:53 PM UTC
Kristi Raik
I’ve read the Amnesty report, I’ve read about Amnesty’s ‘regrets’, and I’ve read the latest news on the inhumane brutality of Russian forces in Ukraine, and it all together makes me feel sick. A leading human rights organization has caused irreversible damage to itself and
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:53 PM UTC
John O’Brennan 🇺🇦
This, by @JeremyCliffe on Germany and energy is a 🧵 well worth reading. Germany has an enormous responsibility right now and needs to ‘take one for the team’ as energy rises bite. Mitigation means the blow will lot necessarily be a hard one. https://t.co/n1WneV6WsH
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:36 PM UTC
Pulse of Europe
👇This adds an additional perspective to the above! https://t.co/wB6VU6rVb4
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:33 PM UTC
Benjamin Tallis 🇺🇦
This cuts to the heart of the problem of the post-heroic society - #Germany needs to show courage, take responsibility and demonstrate its capability to stand up to #Russia - for #Ukraine, for #Europe and for itself. https://t.co/8jDS2b02Iq
07 Aug, 2022 - 05:24 PM UTC
Mariam Naiem
I haven't been in Kyiv since winter. I wanted to go back so badly, and I managed to visit in July. Here is a long thread about my time there. No analytics, only personal experiences. https://t.co/1Ir0v8TcdJ
07 Aug, 2022 - 04:59 PM UTC
Torsten Kathke
Concise thread on the dangers—real and imagined—of Germany's energy crisis. https://t.co/dHO4WwegsW
07 Aug, 2022 - 04:32 PM UTC
Maria Tadeo
Interesting moves in Italy. Calenda breaks with Letta and the Italian democratic party - neck and neck against Brothers of Italy - left scrambling for a broad coalition to beat the right. Without a plan, anyone but Meloni won’t go far.
07 Aug, 2022 - 01:18 PM UTC
Oleksandr Kubrakov
The cargo ship FULMAR S entered the 🇺🇦 territorial waters. This is the first vessel that arrived in Ukraine for loading. Our next step is to ensure the ability of 🇺🇦 ports to handle more than 100 vessels per month. Credit: UN/Ismini Palla https://t.co/wKW53rN6Bt
06 Aug, 2022 - 05:12 PM UTC
Philipp Heimberger
Tax cuts for the rich lead to higher income inequality. But they do not have any significant effect on economic growth or unemployment. Evidence for 18 OECD countries over 1965-2015 in this new paper published in Socio-Economic Review:
06 Aug, 2022 - 08:27 AM UTC
Dr Matthew Fraser
Parisians in Normandy on the coast, circa 1900. https://t.co/GyJudQLJze
05 Aug, 2022 - 04:42 PM UTC



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