Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall

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Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.

While at The Times he wrote the humorous weekly column Microwave Man, which recounted the adventures of a newly single forty-something male. A novel based on the column was published by Penguin.

Subsequently happily married and now living in East Anglia with his wife and young daughter, these days he specialises in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail. He also covers a wide range of topics for The National, the UAE-based leading English language daily newspaper in the Arabian Gulf, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Oman and Qatar.

In 2014 Jonathan was named freelance journalist of the year (professional media) by the Medical Journalists’ Association. The award was made for a series of articles for the British Medical Journal in which he investigated the power of the alcohol industry and its influence on public health policy throughout Europe.

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Wise words @ForeignAffairs from the best president America never had: Ending America’s Endless War https://t.co/fZWKQKBKFQ

Storm in a wine glass over ⁦@Eurostar⁩ limits on carry-on alcohol. There is no European alcohol product that can’t be bought in any supermarket in the U.K. or elsewhere. If this cuts down drunken boorish behaviour by crass idiots, I’m all for it. https://t.co/QnY83os3km

Rather than staging a pointless Johnson-Hunt platitude fest for the benefit of a handful of Tory voters, wouldn’t it be nice if the media confronted our next PM with these young people and their questions?

Or, perhaps, this is how most of us are going to feel towards climate destroyers.

“Aggressive, ill-considered and deceptively presented US policies have once again brought the Middle East to the brink of an accidental war. America’s European friends, including Britain, have an urgent responsibility to drag it back from the abyss.” https://t.co/6iS4a2m1a2

For Palestinians, this is not the face of an honest broker. Trump’s nepotistic arrogance in appointing Kushner to this role is breathtaking.

Since this was written Trump has sent even more US troops to the Gulf, upping the tension and doing his best to push Iran into the war he hoped would be triggered by his disgraceful abandonment of the internationally agreed nuclear deal, which was working and Iran was respecting

Remind us why you are there again?

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need to ignore secretively funded corporate stooges like IEA

Hooray (Henry)! I will doubtless disagree with every word but nevertheless will laugh like a drain.

Just read Stephanie @mccrummenWaPo latest in the @washingtonpost - a masterclass in compassionate yet balanced, moving yet understated, inciteful journalism https://t.co/hJSunWqeAC

Saying “no” isn’t difficult. Saying “yes” constructively is the challenge, to which neither Raab nor any of the other unqualified disasters seeking to foist themselves on us as our leaders is capable of rising. History will condemn them all.

So maybe it wasn't mines, then, Mr Pompeo @StateDept ? The #TankerAttack plot thickens ... https://t.co/ojBczKB5Tt …

So maybe it wasn't mines, then, Mr Pompeo @StateDept ? The plot thickens ... https://t.co/ojBczKB5Tt

UK foreign secretary @jeremyhunt on tanker attacks: "While we will be making our own assessment soberly and carefully, our starting point is obviously to believe our US allies" ... as the UK did over those weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. How did that work out for everyone?

Anyone who doubts the US is capable of dirty tricks should study the details of the CIA coup that overthrew Iran's government in favour of the Shah in 1953. Iranians have not forgotten this perfidy, which led to the 1979 revolution and enduring enmity https://t.co/Xwwqk8Kba1

US allies must not allow themselves to be bullied into war with Iran by a US admin which, despite the lessons of Iraq, is calling for regime change https://t.co/SKPvawWhET

Simon Kuper nails it (and them): Eight reasons Tory MPs keep getting it wrong https://t.co/1Li0Hw0vSd via @financialtimes

Dangerous and unsubstantiated. Trump administration angling for regime change in Iran, having apparently forgotten the consequences of the invasion of Iraq, which was also based on dodgy “intelligence”.

Cutting sarcasm, right?