Lionel Barber (@lionelbarber )

Lionel Barber

Bio Formerly Editor of the Financial Times, author of The Powerful and the Damned, my private diaries 2005-2020. Publication November 2020. Spurs fan
Location London
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Account created 04-01-2013 14:19:42
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Twitter for iPad : Seconded! Brent Scowcroft was a great public servant and national security adviser. He never sought the credit but was always generous with advice and insights, especially after office.…

iPhone : Wirecard increasingly looks like a criminal enterprise:
fake revenues, laundering of mafia money, fugitive Austrian COO and now Maxwell-style looting. Unbelievable this German company was in Dax 30, a seal of approval for asset managers. Where were the auditors and regulators?…

iPhone : Opinion: Former king Juan Carlos’s exile from Spain is the third in the turbulent history of the House of Bourbon. It could prove permanently damaging to the Spanish monarchy, Tony Barber writes

Twitter for iPad : Until the sectarian warlords and holdovers from the civil war leave the scene and allow the many capable civil servants and technocrats who still remain to get a grip on the situation, Lebanon’s tragedy is unlikely to be alleviated.

iPhone : German businessman responsible for one of Wirecard’s biggest sources of stated profits has been reported dead in the Philippines

iPhone : Wowza! Hot money story from Switzerland and its little known special relationship with Central Asia…

Twitter for iPad : Border control today at London’s Heathrow Airport: No social distancing. Border control officers not wearing masks. Mine said she didn’t have to (signs everywhere saying “you must wear a face covering in the terminal”). Hand sanitizer at her booth empty. Seriously??

iPhone : Trump’s pick for Ambassador to Germany is AfD in action: anti-immigrant TV talking head who has warped view of nazism and German history. Renders diplomacy impossible and Senate should reject nomination…

iPhone : 1/3 One jaw-dropping sub-plot of the Boohoo saga: how did so much ethical investment money end up in the company? ASI, for e.g., ran a fund specifically to invest in companies with “good employment opportunities and practices”. Its biggest holding? Boohoo.…

Twitter for iPad : From hero to zeros: Former king Juan Carlos and defender of post-Franco democracy leaves Spain after squirelling away millions… via @financialtimes

Twitter for iPad : Best book to read this summer: Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie who writes beautifully and originally about poor political judgment, moral cowardice and self delusion. Sound familiar ?