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To celebrate Rod Liddle’s triumphant appearance on #Newsnight here’s some of the transcript of Stewart Lee’s description of him:

"Rod Liddle in the Sunday Times would write...with all gravy, and...soup or something on his...his sleeve's gone in the soup, hasn't it?... (1/15)
"Rod Liddle. You know what I mean? Anyway. Er, sort of soupy bloke, isn't he? Anyway, Rod Liddle in the Sunday Times would write...the...soup and...gravy and... Rod Liddle...like...sort of suet or something on his...on his collar. A bit of suet on him. Anyway... (2/15)
"Rod Liddle in...Rod Liddle in the Sunday Times newspaper would...has sort of gravy...soup. It's gone in the soup, hasn't it? Suet, splat, on there.

Yeah, Rod Liddle...in the Sunday Times. With...like a sort of mackerel fish kind of...like a paste that's on the... (3/15)
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@HardLineDemocat @thaumag The speaker on A Point of View today was the novelist Howard Jacobson.
@HardLineDemocat @thaumag This reminds me of what, for me, has been the festering sore of the 22 May #Newsnight interview with former Chief Rabbi "Lord" Jonathan Sacks by Emily Maitlis:


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@HardLineDemocat @thaumag One of the YouTube comments is that this lauding of democracy comes from the lips of an unelected member of the House of Lords🤣🤣

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BREAKING: Lord Triesman has resigned the Labour whip, citing "institutional anti-Semitism".

"We may one day be the Party of anti-racism once again but it certainly isn't today," the former Labour Party general secretary writes in his resignation letter

#newsnight
BREAKING: Former Labour Health Minister Lord Darzi has confirmed to #newsnight that he too is resigning the Labour whip.

"As an Armenian survivor of the Armenian genocide, I have zero tolerance to anti-Semitism, Islamophobic or any other discrimination against religion or race."
Lord Darzi will now sit as an independent.

He told #newsnight that "this decision has not been taken lightly".
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My #tftd:

Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They want the death penalty, they're climate change deniers and they're racists.

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@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq
@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They are also massive Islamophobes, obvs

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@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq
@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

Many are hard right Brexit Party and UKIP entryists.

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@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq #ToryLeadership
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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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The UK #CriminalJustice System deprived me of #dueprocess, #humanrights, the #RuleofLaw and #redress. Stuck with null & void convictions on my name as my appeal lodged in 2008 yet to be heard

#HMCTS #RoyalFamily #channel4 #SkyNews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian
There shouldn't had been a trial in the first place as the Crown Prosecution Service said no further action & the case was thrown out. But #LBRUT unlawfully overruled the Crown Prosecution Service decision & brought a case

#HMCTS #RoyalFamily #TheTimes #Telegraph #DailyMirror
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Stanley Johnson, experienced ex-EU official, sounding like he’s never been to Brussels and learnt everything he knows about Brexit from reading his son’s garbage in the Telegraph. What happened to these people? #newsnight
Extraordinary that experienced and clever people still think you can have a ‘standstill transition’ without a withdrawal agreement. It simply beggars belief that they can’t understand something so basic. It’s like Brexit has turned their brains into mush.
Close second is ‘put the backstop into negotiations’. The whole point of it was that it shouldn’t be contingent on future negotiations BECAUSE IT’S A BACKSTOP. Again, this argument is so obscenely stupid you want to give people the benefit of the doubt by assuming it’s malevolent
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@ITVTonight @RachelRileyRR @ITV 1/x

You are seriously falling for this? - She is smearing 850,000 Labour members and affiliates with disgusting language attacking Jeremy Corbyn who has supported Jewish causes for decades.

It is Rachel trolling!

@ITVTonight @RachelRileyRR @ITV 2/x

Here was an Early Day Motion to stop the closure of Jewish Radio Manchester - who was trying to stop the BBC cuts? Take a look! Is that antisemitism - or the opposite!

edm.parliament.uk/early-day-moti…
@ITVTonight @RachelRileyRR @ITV 3/x

Here again Corbyn supporting Jewish causes in 2010 - welcoming Jewish refugees fleeing persecution.

Is that antisemitism or the opposite?!

NOTE: Margaret Hodge didn't give a toss, her name isn't seen here - was probably covering her tracks with the PIE connections?
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This reporter showed up the empty scaremongering & dearth of talent in the BxP with a few questions

By contrast on @BBCNewsnight @KirstyWark spent her entire interview asking @EdwardJDavey the same question 6 times about a mythical coalition following a GE yet to be called
@BBCNewsnight @KirstyWark @EdwardJDavey Now, I've seen @maitlis really turn up the pressure in some interviews and ask insightful questions...

But generally newsnight consists of panels of rent a gobs answering random questions through their narrow (often paid for) perspectives or lightweight pointless interviews
@BBCNewsnight @KirstyWark @EdwardJDavey @maitlis @EdwardJDavey is up as possible Lib Dem leader, Peterborough just happened, #Brexit is everywhere - is it really in the public interest to spend the *entire* #newsnight interview trying to trap him into a coalition possibility confession to the exclusion of all other issues?
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This is how the Brexit Party dominated social media ahead of the EU elections. bit.ly/2HH16O8

But on Facebook, more is going on. Here’s our investigation into the murky world of closed groups

THREAD 👇

#newsnight | @mariannaspring
bbc.in/2EFOqVW
Closed Facebook groups are private; only approved members can see their content.

On both pro and anti-Brexit groups, Newsnight found disinformation and abuse

#newsnight | @mariannaspring | @Lucy_Webster_
Some posts share links to known conspiracy or alt-right websites.

For example, several groups shared content from a website, Brexit Betrayal News, with links to the QAnon conspiracy bbc.in/2Wf56hZ

#newsnight | @mariannaspring | @Lucy_Webster_
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A cover up & targeted operation unaddressed since 2006. Simply put, instead of addressing it, they (now have evidence it's the #MetPolice Commissioner's office) keep trying to frame us

To read the full thread -
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1063084…

#DailyMail @metpoliceuk @10DowningStreet
It started with the #MetPolice being caught out falsifying paperwork. When caught out they tried to frame me for a crime I did not commit.

To read click ➡️

#Londonisopen #LoveLondon #VisitLondon #TheGuardian #TheTelegraph @MetCC @Metpoliceuk
After the #MetPolice cocked up their frame up, ex-#metropolitanpolice officers turned private #investigators Surelock International tried & suffered the same fate

To read ➡️

@surelock_ #Guardian #Investigator #worldnews #Telegraph #Times
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@Badgerflaps1 10 years and still same #fakenews on #TommyRobinon
EDL had black,asian,white,lesbian,gay,Jewish,sikh,etc... sections!
Their banners said "black and white unte"
Tommy was accused of punching his own, he wasn't! He was kicking a Nazi out of the #EDL!
bitchute.com/video/LZ44lJx3…
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Coming to #Newsnight slighly late, and wondering if I've stepped through a looking glass? Two Tories, then UKIP and Tommy Robinson. Is this the day the BBC stopped pretending to even have a semblance of bias?
No better on the panel discussion. When you have one person shouting "betrayal" and "17.4 million people" that instantly kills any chance of rational debate. Because it's impossible to counter something as irrational as that.
Also a genuinely bizarre setup to their TIG panel guest, with a question along the lines of "given the rise of far right parties, how do you have a hope in the European elections?" (paraphrased - it's late and I'm tired) Basically ignoring the 48% and the 6 million petition folk!
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Brextremists constantly bang on about how impt it is for the UK to Leave the EU because it was a Tory party manifesto promise. What is true for Brexit, must presumably be true for other Tory manifesto promises, so let's see how they've done.
@LBC #PoliticsLive #newsnight #r4today
@LBC Page 15 of the Tory manifesto promised "effective" regulation of industry and markets and that govt would save £9bn through cutting two regulations for every new one created.

#Fail

@LBC #PoliticsLive #newsnight #r4today #bbcpm #PeoplesVote
@LBC Page 17 of the Tory manifesto promised to regulate tax advisory firms to reduce extreme tax avoidance, increase transparency and reduce "misuse of trusts".

#Fail

@LBC #PoliticsLive #newsnight #r4today #bbcpm #PeoplesVote
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Virtually every panel from #newsnight to #bbcqt has been dominated by Tory Brexiters & born again Labour "we must deliver #brexit" ones

One key outcome of @TheIndGroup is it's forced @BBCNews to actually feature authentic Remain voices rather than just red/blue Brexit supporters
@TheIndGroup @BBCNews The BBC has failed on #Brexit on many areas but a key 1 has been "balancing" Labour & Tory #Brexit voices - in reality you can barely put a cigarette paper between Corbyn and May on their positions

Labour & Tories are on the same side on this

@TheIndGroup @BBCNews We're still seeing this lack of true balance on the BBC. Labour's ask for a CU in May's deal is being called a soft #Brexit alternative when in reality May's deal already includes a CU in all but name. They're arguing over wording, not substance.

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I cannot recommend highly enough last night’s #Newsnight investigation into links between the far right AfD and Russia. Bravo @ggatehouse.

Absolutely worth 15 mins of your time. Especially worth it for @Jacob_Rees_Mogg who likes to amplify their tweets.

As a taster, memo between high ranking Russian officials reads:

Elections to the Bundestag: Markus Frohnmaier.

Chances of being elected to the Bundestag: high.

Required: support in the election campaign.

Result: We will have our own absolutely controlled MP in the Bundestag.
The casual nature of such conversations and the fact undermining the EU is Putin's top priority, make the answer to "did Russia interfere with the EU referendum" so obvious as to be res ipsa loquitur, in my view. Only worthwhile queries are "how extensively and how effectively".
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John Baron: "We should be now in the position of giving certainty to people. If we cannot agree with her deal, then we should be leaving on no deal WTO terms on 12 April."

Another Brexiter who doesn't understand what trading on WTO terms means. #Newsnight
The certainty of death? Certain, all right, but also very final.
John Baron: "Could I vote for a customs union? No."

Then goes on to talk about the need for backstop renegotiation.

Then rubbishes doom and gloom predictions if we leave on WTO terms.
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Barry Gardiner's teed up for #Newsnight - are there any muddy waters he can't add further murk to?
BG: "I want to trust her. I do believe that on previous occasions there was a hollowness to the way she reached out."
Barry Gardiner seems to not understand that the Political Declaration isn't binding, even now.
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Sarah Wollaston: "I think we need to have a new offer. We've seen the Labour party marching off to the left & Conservative party progressively marching off to the right. There's a huge void. Millions of people feel that no mainstream party currently represents them." #Newsnight
Exactly 👏

And that void has been dramatically exacerbated by Brexit, and its growth accelerates with every additional day of chaos and confusion.

Since the referendum, 48% of the electorate (and growing) have felt largely bereft.
At this point I'd gently draw attention to my 8R suggestion...
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Letwin voted on first. No biggie, but the next 15 minutes could determine the rest of our lives
Get in! 329 yes, 302 no. Government defeated. The EU offered Parliament the right to take back control, and Parliament finally bloody took it.
Wednesday night is going to be an absolute corker.
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An incomplete list of Leave campaign electoral crimes:

1 Nov 2018: LeaveEu & Arron Banks referred to Natl crime Agency. NCA is to investigate allegations of multiple criminal offences by Banks & his unofficial leave campaign in the EUref

@LBC @mrjamesob
bit.ly/2ulRv8c
@LBC @mrjamesob 11 May 2018 LeaveEu fined £70k by electoral commission for breaches of election law and CEO Liz Bilney referred to police

bbc.in/2uhUVsq
@LBC @mrjamesob 19 March 2019: VoteLeave fined £40,000 for sending 200k unsolicited text messages during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

bit.ly/2ulpbTk
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The country’s on the brink of a constitutional crisis. Where else would I be? #BritishKebabAwards
I’m told Jeremy is coming. Last time he made jokes about salad. This is going to be a vintage #BritishKebabAwards
The belly dancers have arrived.
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At the WTO headquarters in Geneva - where @nicholaswatt just interviewed @LiamFox for Newsnight on trade deals, next week’s Brexit votes & Margaret Thatcher...#newsnight
The UK currently sits on the European Union table at the WTO, but after Brexit it’ll move
After Brexit the UK will sit here next to the United States (alphabetical order)
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