Peter Foster (@pmdfoster )

Peter Foster

Bio Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times. Formerly Washington DC, Beijing and New Delhi for the Telegraph. Opinions my own.
Location London, England
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iPhone : Wrt this thread, I wonder if it’s relevant that Palantir have been awarded the “border flow” contract? publictechnology.net/articles/news/… twitter.com/pmdfoster/stat…

TweetDeck : So. All the top #Brexit mandarins were out today answering Qs from Public Accounts Committee and they were confident on Jan 1 borders, including predicting a "fourfold increase in capacity" for customs next year - per Alex Chisolm of Cab Office. Is that right? /1

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iPhone : Breaking:

The Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine is 70% effective, preliminary results show

Study involving 20,000 volunteers found no serious cases among those who received jab

The UK has bought 100m doses

iPhone : It’s complete tosh isn’t it, and really unfair. All civil servants, up to Permanent Secretaries, are subject to thorough performance reviews. They’ve been working their socks off over Covid, inc MANY weekends, not least my colleagues in Government Legal Department and Home Office. twitter.com/jdportes/statu…

iPhone : Must-read lecture where Lord Evans, chair of cmme on standard in public life, asks if it is time to reform way ministerial code investigations are handled - even if PM (who appoints ministers) remains in charge of sanctions - or not, case may be.

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