Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Dec 02, 2022

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Brexit added nearly 6bn to UK food bills in two years, research finds -- The Guardian

Cost of food imported from EU shot up because of extra red tape, says LSE researchers; As low-income families spend greater share of income on food, impact was disproportionately greater

Outline: (what is this?) uk food bills

Tone: (what is this?) ± mixed

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

Brexit added 210 to household food bills, new research suggests -- BBC News (UK)

Academics at the London School of Economics found that the cost of food imported from Europe went up because of extra red tape and checks; They said that rule changes for items going across the border had pushed food prices up by 6%, or £5.84bn overall

Outline:  food prices

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Brexit, - EU, -- BBC

Brexit adds 200 to food bills -- The Times

Brexit added more than 200 to household food bills over two years, contributing to record price inflation, according to research

Outline:  food bills brexit

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Brexit, -- COVID, - EU

People in Cardiff 'eating pet food' as cost of living rises -- BBC News (UK)

Analysis of new Census data suggests six of Wales' most deprived communities are in Cardiff; Trowbridge lies in what Mark Seed calls an "arc of poverty" from east to west of the Welsh capital

Outline:  pet food

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - BBC, ++ Cardiff, ? Utter

People eating pet food and heating meals with candles due to cost of living crisis -- The Independent

Cost of living crisis pushes more Britons to turn to food banks; Families face ever-increasing bills for food and energy bills

Outline:  pet food

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - US, ++ UK, ++ Putin

MPs clear way for Princess Anne and Prince Edward to stand in for King Charles -- BBC News (UK)

Counsellors of State Bill passed all its Commons stages and is now set to become law; Prince of Wales, Camilla, the Queen Consort, and Princess Beatrice are the other counsellors

Outline:  royal duties

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Andrew, ++ Harry, ± Edward

Boris Johnson will stand again at next general election, source says -- The Guardian

Former PM to seek re-election for Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency; Johnson stood down as prime minister earlier this year after a string of scandals

Outline:  boris johnson

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? BringBackBoris, ? Netherlands, ? Boris

Harry and Meghan Netflix series 'behind closed doors' -- BBC News (UK)

First glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary released

Outline:  meghan netflix series

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Netflix, ± Harry, - BBC

Netflix releases Harry & Meghan documentary trailer amid royal race row -- The Guardian

Teaser shows images of Meghan apparently in tears and Harry talking of protecting his family; Harry and Meghan share previously unseen intimate photographs, some showing the duchess apparently crying

Outline:  meghan documentary trailer

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Canada, ? Harry, ? Netherlands

Sussexes' Netflix trailer steals spotlight from Prince and Princess of Wales' US tour -- The Telegraph

Watch: Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary trailer promises to explain why they quit Royal Family

Outline:  prince harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Meghan, - Harry, ? Megan

Opinion: Is anyone really surprised by racist remarks at the palace? -- The Independent

Lady Susan Hussey's remarks to Ngozi Fulani reeks of the institution’s supremacy and privilege; Campaigners have called for an independent review of racism at the palace

Outline:  institutional racism

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Prince William, ? Ngozi, ? England

'This is racism': charity boss on insistent questioning by royal aide video -- The Guardian

Ngozi Fulani founded the domestic abuse charity Sistah Space; Susan Hussey repeatedly asked about her background at a Buckingham Palace reception

Outline:  black british charity leader

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ UK, ? London, ? Fulani

University chancellor says he too was quizzed about origins by Lady Susan Hussey -- The Times

Ngozi Fulani is the chief executive of Sistah Space, a charity that supports women of African and Caribbean heritage who have faced domestic abuse

Outline:  lady susan hussey ngozi fulani

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Bitcoin, ? Marlene, ? Buckingham palace

Glastonbury yoga teacher Dawn Lewis murdered her lodger -- BBC News (UK)

Yoga teacher found guilty of murdering lodger after he refused to move out

Outline:  glastonbury yoga teacher dawn lewis

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Lewis, ? Zen, ? UK

Driver caught "making a brew" at the wheel on M6, police say -- BBC News (UK)

Lancashire police said one of its vehicles was "almost wiped out" when an HGV suddenly swerved across lanes on the M6; The driver had no hands on the wheel and was also spotted stirring a hot drink

Outline:  lorry driver

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Romania, ? Ukraine

My mum's 40-hour wait to get to A&E with hip break -- BBC News (UK)

Forty-hour ambulance waits as NHS delays worsen

Outline:  ambulance waiting times

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ NHS, - Tory, ± Tories

Chris Whitty warns of high death rates due to Covid delays -- The Times

NEW: Britain is in for a prolonged period of high death rates because people stayed away from the NHS during the pandemic or could not get treatment, the chief medical officer for England has warned

Outline:  high death rates

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Covid, ± Whitty, ? Bitcoin

Is attacking Ukraine's power grid a war crime? -- BBC News (UK)

Attacks on energy grids have long been part of warfare - so is Russia's strategy a violation of international law; With certain limitations, parts of a country's electrical grid can be considered legitimate targets if they are used to power military facilities

Outline:  civilian power grid

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  -- Ukraine, -- Russia, -- NATO

DJ Glade Marie: Im sexualised on nights out -- BBC News (UK)

I'm not here to be your pretty woman DJ of the night This business hopes to get more women, non-binary and trans people into the music tech industry

Outline:  pretty woman dj

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- BBC, ? Britain, ? Kylie Minogue

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