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Mike Butcher

(MBE, FRSA) Editor-at-large @TechCrunch mike@techcrunch.com Insta: mikebutcher LinkedIn: mikebutcher

London

Joined on 21 November, 2006

https://mikebutcher.me/newsletter

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Quoted @TheStalwart

The SPAC boom in one chart (via GS)

Wow.

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Replying to @mikebutcher: “The Midweek Show” - A topical discussion on tech, business & news from a European & Global perspective, with TechCrunch E…

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Quoted @pmdfoster

🚨🇬🇧🇪🇺🚛🍤🐟🥬📦✈️🇬🇧🇪🇺🚨
So here it is. After the euphoria, the @FinancialTimes @FTMag long read of how @BorisJohnson did his Trade deal with the EU. Tl:dr...not so much “build back better”, more “build back the borders” - stay with me/1.

Replying to @mikebutcher: "Trade will be slower, more expensive and less flexible."

Looking for an upside to Brexit? There isn't one. https://t.co/…

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Replying to @PeterKGeoghegan: Turn on the radio to hear that 11 UK government MPs support UsforThem, an opaque outfit that has pushed pseudoscience…

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Quoted @PeterKGeoghegan

Turn on the radio to hear that 11 UK government MPs support UsforThem, an opaque outfit that has pushed pseudoscience theories about Covid to argue for schools to open.

Last week 10k+ people in UK died with Covid and UsforThem are shaping media narrative on Monday morning? Wild

Replying to @PeterKGeoghegan: Now Today presenter is quoting anonymously funded Institute of Economic Affairs arguing against keeping universal cred…

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Replying to @jilliancyork: Every .8 seconds, someone receives the vaccine in Germany. I'm impressed, more so at this website, which is far better th…

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Every .8 seconds, someone receives the vaccine in Germany. I'm impressed, more so at this website, which is far better than any German site I've seen this pandemic. (h/t @Tarakiyee)

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Now Today presenter is quoting anonymously funded Institute of Economic Affairs arguing against keeping universal credit uplift.

I wrote a BOOK about how small amounts of money and lobbying warp British political debate. And yet am still amazed at how easy and ubiquitous it is.

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Replying to @uk_domain_names: Mastercard is raising its fees on EU purchases made by holders of UK credit cards from 0.3% to 1.5%.

Another Brexit d…

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Replying to @Andrew_Adonis: I support a federal UK. But it looks increasingly as if federation will be created not by the UK government but rather b…

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Mastercard is raising its fees on EU purchases made by holders of UK credit cards from 0.3% to 1.5%.

Another Brexit dividend, because we no longer fall under the EU-wide Interchange Fee Regulation that used to cap the fee at 0.3%.

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Quoted @SebastianEPayne

💥 Hotel quarantine is coming

Ministers will meet on Tuesday to sign off on mandatory quarantine for arrivals into UK. But there’s a Cabinet split on whether it should be for *all* arrivals or certain countries with new strains of Covid-19.

Replying to @paulmasonnews: Go long Tory-owned hotel chains tomorrow lads....

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Go long Tory-owned hotel chains tomorrow lads....

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Replying to @beatricedegraaf: An attempt to connect the transatlantic dots: “a new leaderless transnational apocalyptically minded, violent far-righ…

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Replying to @RemainerNow: The bill for Boris Johnson’s Brexit is coming in and it’s punishingly steep | Andrew Rawnsley

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Replying to @declandebarra: Kafka would be proud...
Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told | Brexit | The Guardian

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Replying to @choosenick: “... it was now clear that Brexit was not about winning back control from the EU but investing in it to survive.”

Another…

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The bill for Boris Johnson’s Brexit is coming in and it’s punishingly steep | Andrew Rawnsley

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An attempt to connect the transatlantic dots: “a new leaderless transnational apocalyptically minded, violent far-right extremist movement that has emerged over the past decade.” Read this 👇🏻

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“UsforThem has been operating in partnership with anti-lockdown campaign group ‘Time for Recovery’ – another anti-lockdown campaign organisation with direct ties to Nigel Farage, pro-Donald Trump donors in the US and the Conservative Party.”

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Replying to @iainoverton: @GoodwinMJ Labour is increasingly silent or supplicant to issues around veterans or the military. It’s not a hill they’re…

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@GoodwinMJ Labour is increasingly silent or supplicant to issues around veterans or the military. It’s not a hill they’re prepared to die on. The result will mean either a military that goes unchallenged politically or the military will increasingly become an icon of the right. Likely both.

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Replying to @techreview: The business model of Big Tech is doing irreparable harm to society. But there is an alternative, and we don’t need to dest…

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The business model of Big Tech is doing irreparable harm to society. But there is an alternative, and we don’t need to destroy the tech giants to get there.

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Replying to @TechCrunch: 8 investors tell us the story behind the Romanian startup boom by @mikebutcher

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Kafka would be proud...
Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told | Brexit | The Guardian

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I support a federal UK. But it looks increasingly as if federation will be created not by the UK government but rather by the EU, with the constituent parts of the UK all rejoining the EU at different stages as separate states. Northern Ireland has already in effect done this

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8 investors tell us the story behind the Romanian startup boom by @mikebutcher

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“... it was now clear that Brexit was not about winning back control from the EU but investing in it to survive.”

Another insane brexit truth inversion. Can you IMAGINE if this outcome had been outlined in 2016?

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Quoted @TechForUK

The Daily Mail is asking readers to donate to their “Computers for kids” campaign which will help Computacenter wipe used laptops for £15.

We note however that Computacenter was *already* awarded £96mm to *supply* these laptops

Replying to @c_laptops: Completely unacceptable, Computacenter is currently a vacuum of taxpayer £ and distributing late, virus-ridden, unsafe machi…

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Completely unacceptable, Computacenter is currently a vacuum of taxpayer £ and distributing late, virus-ridden, unsafe machines to kids

Please ask your generous friends and family to avoid this scam and find a local refurbishing org instead (easily located on Tech For UK's site)

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"Trade will be slower, more expensive and less flexible."

Looking for an upside to Brexit? There isn't one.

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“The Midweek Show” - A topical discussion on tech, business & news from a European & Global perspective, with TechCrunch Editor-at-large, Mike Butcher, and Guests, with @dseemo. Wednesday, 27 Jan at 4:00 pm GMT on @joinclubhouse. Join us!

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