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7 May 20
The UK has become the first country in Europe to pass 30,000 coronavirus deaths.

Over the last few weeks, #Newsnight has been examining the effect of coronavirus on care homes - where the prime minister has said an epidemic is taking place.

Here's what we know

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On March 10th, before lockdown began, #Newsnight's UK Editor @KatieRazz visited a care home in Blackpool to see what preparations were being made to combat #Covid19.

Staff warned that self-isolation wasn't possible for vulnerable residents

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The impact of #Covid19 on care homes has been apparent for weeks.

On April 2, @Lewis_goodall reported the virus was spreading "like wildfire" & was told by an assistant care home manager the way the elderly were treated was "disgusting"

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22 Jul 19
“You have a Tory Party that’s able to behave with an almost surreal sense of irresponsibility at the moment, because of the weakness of the Labour Party.”

Former PM Tony Blair says tells @maitlis the “weakness of the Labour Party facilitates the right wing.”

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Watch the full interview here: bbc.in/2Yb9KJZ

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9 Jul 19
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

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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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30 May 19
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

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#newsnight | @mariannaspring
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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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28 Sep 18
THREAD: We've been looking at populism in Europe over the past few months. If you've missed any of our reports you can see them here. Let's start with this one examining if Switzerland is the birthplace of populism bbc.in/2Olt5Hm

@ggatehouse | @maya_rstw | #newsnight
@ggatehouse @maya_rstw Sweden is usually recognised as being innovative, transparent and progressive, with good healthcare, welfare and gender equality.

More recently, however, a growing chorus of Sweden sceptics have emerged bit.ly/2xWHxve #newsnight
@ggatehouse @maya_rstw Earlier this month we travelled to Cottbus in Germany where the nationalist AfD party are leading in the polls bit.ly/2zC87f5

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