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News for Jun 12, 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.

Strike-backing Labour MPs took rail union cash -- The Times

Five Labour MPs who expressed support for the forthcoming strikes have received thousands of pounds in donations from the RMT union

Outline: (what is this?) cash, labour, mps

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ Labour, + Tories, ++ Tory, ++ UK


Poll says Keir Starmer worse choice for PM than Boris Johnson -- The Guardian

Outline:  minister, keir, starmer

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Starmer, - Johnson, ++ Boris, + Corbyn


Not full of confidence: Labour frets over Starmer’s response to Tory chaos -- The Guardian

Outline:  starmer, response, tory

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  -- Corbyn, Starmer, Johnson, Tory

Protesters block immigration officers’ van during Peckham arrest -- The Guardian

Outline:  van, peckham, arrest

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + China, -- Ukraine, ± Rwanda, London


Are attacks on Christians in Nigeria on the rise? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  attacks, christians, nigeria

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Nigeria, ++ Ukraine, Africa, Karl Marx


There’s a new breed of young, violent, far-right activist in Britain: ‘white jihadists’ | Matthew Collins -- The Guardian

Outline:  nazi, youth, movement

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Ukraine, Afghanistan, Russia, Jo Cox

'I am completely besotted with this pigeon' -- BBC News (UK)

"I am completely besotted with this pigeon" A woman who adopted a pigeon after encountering her in a pub garden has amassed millions of views on TikTok

Outline:  besotted, pet, pigeon

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, Oxford University, Britain, Andromeda Galaxy & Souls


Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack star in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande -- BBC News (UK)

Dame Emma Thompson wants to talk about sex It's all because of her new film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande in which she plays a widow in search of sexual fulfilment

Outline:  emma, thompson, wants

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Emma Thompson, Emma Thomson, Randy

Justin Bieber reveals facial paralysis after shows cancelled -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  bieber, reveals, facial

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Justin, + Ramsay Hunt, + Bell, ++ BBC


Epstein was 'murdered' says US whistleblower Chelsea Manning -- The Independent

Outline:  epstein, murdered, says

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Epstein, US, Prince Andrew, Chelsea Manning

Qatar World Cup 2022: German ex-football star says host's treatment of gay people is unacceptable -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  fifa, said, lgbtq

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Qatar, ++ Israel, ++ FIFA, ++ UK


Julian Assange: Does Wikileaks founder have a powerful ally in new Australian PM? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  assange, does, wikileaks

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Assange, - US, Penny Wong, BBC


Blacklist Dubai over failure to crack down on Russian oligarchs, say campaigners -- The Guardian

Outline:  uae, blacklist, especially

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± Dubai, Europe, UK, Russia

Prince Charles ‘remains politically neutral’ despite 'calling Rwanda policy appalling' -- ITV News

15 of the 31 asylum seekers booked on the first flight to Rwanda have had their tickets cancelled, as there's evidence they have been tortured, trafficked or have a medical condition which makes deportation unsafe

Outline:  rwanda, prince, charles

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Rwanda, France, UK, Tories


Campaigners' challenge to Rwanda asylum plan will be heard on Monday -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  challenge, rwanda, asylum

Tone:  + positive

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


Prince Charles' visit to Rwanda always risked colliding with the government's migration policy -- ITV News

Prince Charles will be in Rwanda around the same time that migrants will be deported more than 4,000 miles away to the east African nation | reports

Outline:  prince, charles, rwanda

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ± Rwanda, Prince Charles, Camilla, UK

Luton councillor sentenced for benefit fraud -- ITV News

Outline:  luton, councillor, sentenced

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Labour, -- Tory, Angela Rayner, Westminster


Minister sorry for "godawful" Birmingham and Blackpool comment -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  birmingham, blackpool, godawful

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Birmingham, - Blackpool, - Tory, - Tories

Donald Trump dismisses daughter Ivanka's testimony at Capitol riot hearing -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  ivanka, testimony, capitol

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Trump, -- USA, ++ Ivanka, ++ Biden


Ivanka turns on daddy but she’s just a Trump looking out for No 1 as usual | Arwa Mahdawi -- The Guardian

Outline:  ivanka, turns, daddy

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Ivanka, Trump, Barr, GOP

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