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News for Jun 19, 2022

Old so and so is at it again… probably. Here's what else is happening, served with a delicious side of slow-cooked analysis.

The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund -- The Guardian

Outline: (what is this?) election, defense, fund

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) + Trump, ++ America, ++ U.S., ++ Biden


Video shows right-wing activist confronting Dan Crenshaw yelling ‘Eyepatch McCain’ -- The Independent

Outline:  confronting, dan, crenshaw

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Mccain, -- Trump, - Dan Crenshaw, - Republican


The Guardian view on Julian Assange’s extradition: a bad day for journalism | Editorial -- The Guardian

Outline:  julian, assange, extradition

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - US, -- Assange, ++ Joe Biden, Sweden

Priti Patel criticises ‘scandalous’ ECHR ruling on Rwanda deportations -- The Times

Priti Patel has said the European Court of Human Rights behaved “scandalously” in delivering a ruling that grounded the government’s first deportation flight to Rwanda

Outline:  deportations, priti, patel

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Rwanda, - UK, -- Patel, + France


UK asylum plan defended by Rwandan Anglican archbishop -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  asylum, seekers, rwanda

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± UK, ± Rwanda, -- Paul, ± France


Decisive majority of Tory voters back leaving ECHR over Rwanda policy -- The Telegraph

Conservative voters back withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by a two to one majority, an exclusive poll for The Telegraph has shown

Outline:  voters, leaving, echr

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Russia, Ireland, Winston Churchill, China

Gordon Brown: ‘This is the beginning of the end for Boris Johnson’ -- The Telegraph

Ahead of the publication of his new book, former Prime Minister discusses Boris's behaviour, feeling 10 years younger and how Putin exploits weakness

Outline:  minister, discusses, boris

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + Gordon Brown, - Johnson, - Scotland, -- UK


Prince Charles faces awkward trip after Rwanda row -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  prince, charles, faces

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Charles, - Rwanda, - UK, -- Boris


Britain has a decision to make: the rule of Boris Johnson – or the rule of law? | Jonathan Freedland -- The Guardian

Outline:  boris, johnson, rule

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  Boris, Johnson, Donny, Stella Jeffrey

The rise of delta plus – why are Covid cases soaring again in the UK? -- The Telegraph

The rise of a 'more fatal' variant is making the need for boosters more urgent than ever. How worried should we be?

Outline:  evidence, covid, continue

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Telegraph, Bill Gates, Christine, Ukraine


Covid in Scotland: Clinical director tests positive for virus -- BBC News (UK)

Covid cases in Scotland much higher than estimated, says expert

Outline:  covid, scotland, clinical

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  BBC, Scotland, United States, Nicola Sturgeon

Revealed: Origin of Tutankhamun’s curse finally unwrapped -- The Telegraph

Lord Carnavon was one of the first people to enter Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. Two months later, he was dead. A new documentary reveals the origins of Tutankhamun’s curse

Outline:  origins, tutankhamun, curse

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  Howard Carter, -- Lord Carnarvon, Arthur Weigall, The Times


Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Sikh temple in Kabul -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  sikh, temple, kabul

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  india, Afghanistan, BBC

Dame Kelly Holmes comes out as gay aged 52 after hiding sexuality for 34 years out of fear of persecution: ‘I’m finally free’ -- Metro

BREAKING: Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes has come out as gay at the age of 52 ‘Sometimes I cry with relief. The moment this comes out, I’m essentially getting rid of that fear.’

Outline:  lesbian, dame, kelly

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Kelly, Philip Schofield, Colin Jackson, Kelly Holmes


Women like JK Rowling have been vilified and abused. But they speak for the majority -- The Telegraph

"Gender-critical women have been vilified and abused. Now it is clear that they speak for the majority." | Writes Nikki da Costa

Outline:  gender, critical

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, Matt Walsh, Spain, BBC


Same-sex cartoon kiss shock?! Rightwing outrage is light years from real world | Arwa Mahdawi -- The Guardian

Outline:  sex, cartoon, kiss

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Disney, Tim Allen, Texas, Lebron

Woman gives birth in UK after fleeing Ukraine -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  mrs, husar, travelled

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  + UK, ++ Rwanda, ++ France, ++ BBC


David Nott: Surgeon uses war trauma dummy to help Ukrainian doctors -- BBC News (UK)

David Nott: The UK war surgeon teaching front line Ukrainian doctors

Outline:  surgeon, david, nott

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Mr. Nott, Ukraine, Britain


A male blood donor was turned away after refusing to indicate if he was pregnant -- The Telegraph

Outline:  blood, donor

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Marc Turner, Tony, Albert, NHS

Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska on being Russia’s target No 2: ‘When you see their crimes, maybe they really are capable of anything’ -- The Guardian

Outline:  zelenskiy, telling, ukrainians

Tone:  - negative

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


Ukraine war: Zelensky visits front-line cities of Mykolaiv and Odesa -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  zelensky, trip, ukraine

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Ukraine, ± Russia, Boris, Afghanistan


Vitali Klitschko: Russians are dying for Putin’s ambitions -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  klitschko, russians, dying

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Russia, - Ukraine, -- Putin, US

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