David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos )

David Patrikarakos

Bio Writer. Books: War in 140 Characters; Nuclear Iran. Working on my third. Journalism: all over the place. Non-R Fellow St Andrews | Poynter Fellow Yale.
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Twitter Web App : My latest for The Spectator, on China's culpability for #coronavirus.

"We ignored China’s threats over 5G. We ignored its imprisonment of over a million Uighurs. In truth, we ignore pretty much every crime it commits. We cannot ignore its role in Covid-19."
spectator.co.uk/article/beware…

Twitter Web App : At start of March Israel had less than 4% unemployment. Today it's over 23%. Nearly 1 million people out of jobs.

Twitter Web App : "We ignored its imprisonment of over a million Uighurs... we have ignored pretty much every crime... we cannot ignore its role in Covid-19. If we do, it will be an unequivocal admission that the West will not[] ever stand up to China via David Patrikarakos spectator.co.uk/article/beware…

Twitter Web App : My latest for The Spectator, on China's culpability for #coronavirus.

"We ignored China’s threats over 5G. We ignored its imprisonment of over a million Uighurs. In truth, we ignore pretty much every crime it commits. We cannot ignore its role in Covid-19."
spectator.co.uk/article/beware…

Twitter Web App : When the inevitable reports start coming out about the social, economic & psychological costs of extended lock-down, there will be mass pundit amnesia. It will be forgotten that this was precisely what the government repeatedly warned & was one reason they waited.

Twitter Web App : Great from Nick Cohen on the dangers of suspending Parliament during #coronavirus.

"primary schools...protect their pupils’ education with online lessons, but our political leaders cannot or will not use new technology to protect the nation’s democracy."
spectator.co.uk/article/whatev…

Twitter Web App : Watch this short of video of exactly what it takes to get dressed for intensive care at the moment. twitter.com/TheFigen/statu…

Twitter Web App : This occasionally strays into slight hagiography but the general points about why Johnson remains so popular, are instructive. They should be internalised - especially by Labour.
spectator.co.uk/article/why-bo…