Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Friday morning. DRIVING THE DAY BARNIER GIVES HIS VERDICT: Michel Barnier will this morning brief EU27 European affairs ministers on the current state of the Brexit talks in the first major Brussels summit since the Chequers plan was published. Today’s General Affairs Council meeting is a biggie and will involve a two-hour discussion of the withdrawal treaty, the unresolved Irish border issue and Theresa May’s white paper on the future relationship. Barnier will then deliver his verdict in a press conference when the meeting breaks up at around noon U.K. time. We already have a fair idea what he thinks of May’s plan — the only question is how hard he decides to turn the screw today. Incoming: The expectation this week has been that Barnier may pull his punches, in a bid to avoid piling too much pressure on Theresa May. EU diplomats … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Barnier vs. May — Whipping up a storm — Putin heads for Washington
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 May 2011 By Steven Russell TOGETHER MORE THAN 50 YEARS: An archive photograph from 2006 of Walter and Dorothy Schwarz in the garden of their home near Colchester MEMOIRS sometimes promise the earth but turn out as dull as ditchwater. Not Walter Schwarz’s. From the time his family fled Austria in the late 1930s, anticipating the Nazi threat, his life was marked by travel and adventure – along with the accompanying emotional highs and lows. Determined to sidestep traps such as the mundane office job, he yearned to become a foreign correspondent. And he did. VIVE LA FRANCE: Walter Schwarz across the Channel. He was a Paris-based foreign correspondent for about a decade, from 1975-1984 As Nigeria began to disintegrate, Walter was the first resident British correspondent to be deported from a Commonwealth country – something that prompted a question in the House of Commons. Worse, he spent 11 days in a Biafran jail, sharing a corridor with … [Read more...] about Essex: An adventure abroad – and Israel: right or wrong?