Archiv: Ian Birrell

03.01.2021 - 18:16 [ ]

The world must investigate all the mounting evidence Covid leaked from a Wuhan lab, writes IAN BIRRELL

(2 January 2021 | Updated: 12:06 GMT, 3 January 2021)

Now there is growing clamour from experts around the world that no stone should be left unturned during this inquiry – and that it must include one key element of a hunt which has all the hallmarks of a thriller novel.

This centres on a cave filled with bats, a clutch of mysterious deaths, some brilliant scientists carrying out futuristic experiments in a secretive laboratory – and a cover-up of epic proportions that, if proven, would have huge consequences for the Chinese Communist Party and the global practice of science.

24.11.2018 - 14:11 [ Ian Birrel, foreign reporter / Twitter ]

Hard to avoid! They were talking loudly at next table while I was trying to catch up on emails


24.11.2018 - 14:08 [ ]

The EU does not want a deal. This anti-democratic empire wants to crush Brexit

Fact not fantasy, as journalist Ian Birrell told the BBC back in the summer.

At the time, we might have been wondering if what we heard was merely the wishful fantasising of overzealous Remainers. The current deal shows that it was indeed a real Le Carré moment, a secret conversation about high political games.