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News for Jun 10, 2022

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Brexit cost the UK billions in lost trade and tax revenues, research finds -- ITV News

Brexit has cost the UK economy billions of pounds in lost trade and tax revenues, reports . That's according to research by the Centre for European Reform . It estimates the economy is 5% smaller than if the UK had stayed in the EU

Outline: (what is this?) economic, effects, brexit

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + UK, + EU, - Brexit, ++ Switzerland


Britain refuses to join EU in ban on iPhone chargers -- The Telegraph

Tough stance means Apple ‘lightning connector’ will be allowed everywhere in the UK except Northern Ireland, because of the Protocol

Outline:  smartphones, uk, compliant

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Apple, ++ UK, ++ USB-C, + iPhone

Prince William spotted selling Big Issue in central London -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  william, spotted, selling

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + William, ++ Harry, - Meghan, ++ Charles


Prince William follows in Diana’s footsteps as he sells the Big Issue on streets of London -- The Telegraph

Prince William has been pictured selling the Big Issue magazine in central London, dressed in the distinctive red seller’s hat and vest

Outline:  prince, william, pictured

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ William, Matthew Gardner, england, UK


Praise for ‘humble’ William as future king seen selling The Big Issue in London -- The Independent

Outline:  praised, william, humble

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  Harry, Meghan, Lowe

PM tells workers to accept pay cuts or UK faces 1970s–style ‘stagflation’ -- The Independent

Outline:  1970s, stagflation, inflation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Johnson, - MPs, ± Boris, - Tory


Johnson warns of 'wage-price spiral' if workers demand higher pay – video -- The Guardian

Outline:  rising, inflation, paying

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Johnson, Boris, -- MPs, ++ Tory

Tommy Robinson spent £100k on gambling while getting supporter donations -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  tommy, robinson, spent

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Tommy, + Lennon, -- Robinson, -- BBC


Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie: ‘Cocaine and champagne made me perform better’ -- The Guardian

Outline:  really, fleetwood, mac

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Mick, Jones, Morrison, Joplin


‘I won’t believe humans any more’: Johnny Depp releases self-penned ballad lamenting fame -- The Guardian

Outline:  verse, ostensibly, lamarr

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Johnny Depp, Amber, Depp

Seal seen "chilling out" on dinghy in Pembrokeshire -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  seal, seen, chilling

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Rwanda, Priti Patel, Korea, Boris


Scientists make ‘slightly sweaty’ robot finger with living skin -- The Guardian

Outline:  robot, finger, living

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Ann Summers, Rosie O'Donnell, Prince Andrew, Boris Johnson

US House passes gun control bill but it faces defeat in Senate -- The Guardian

Outline:  congress, act, shooting

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ US, ++ Americans, ± UK, - Democrats


Smoking age of sale should rise by year each year -- BBC News (UK)

Smoking age should rise, government report to say

Outline:  smoking, age, sale

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- NHS, -- US, England, America

Ukraine forces outgunned up to 40 to one by Russian forces, intelligence report reveals -- The Independent

Exclusive: Ukraine forces 'outgunned up to 40 to one' by Russian forces

Outline:  ukraine, forces, outgunned

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Ukraine, - Russia, -- Putin, + America


Ukraine war: WTO boss warns of global food crisis -- BBC News (UK)

World Trade Organization boss warns of global food crisis lasting several years if food shipments don't restart from Ukraine

Outline:  grain, exported, ukraine

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Ukraine, ++ Africa, Putin, ++ NATO


It is in the best interests of Ukraine, and the West, to end this war as soon as possible | Christopher S Chivvis -- The Guardian

Outline:  ukraine, win, russia

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Russia, - Ukraine, -- Putin, - Finland

Thailand legalises cannabis and people can now grow it at home -- Metro

People in Thailand are now free to grow and own marijuana plants at home after its government officially removed cannabis from its list of banned drugs. It is the first Asian country to legalise weed in a region known for its strict anti-drug laws

Outline:  thailand, legalises, cannabis

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Thailand, Vladimir Putin, America, Amsterdam Bar


Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  thailand, legalises, cannabis

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  UK, Thailand

Petrol prices: Calls for more help as cost to fill a tank hits £100 -- BBC News (UK)

Government should consider cuts to fuel duty and VAT to help motorists, says Gordon Balmer from the Fuel Retailers Association The cost of filing an average family car has hit £100 for the first time

Outline:  introduce, fuel, price

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Russia, - UK, ± France, ++ BBC


Petrol prices: 'Getting to work costs so much I might have to quit' -- BBC News (UK)

"I'm contemplating leaving a full-time, steady job... just to save 30 or 40 quid a week on fuel" People who rely on their cars for work talk about impact of petrol crisis

Outline:  cost, petrol, uk

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Twitter, -- Boris, ++ BBC, Ukraine


Rising fuel costs are making driving lessons unaffordable -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  price, litre, petrol

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Ray Charles, Biden, Cardiff, Ray Winston

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