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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 10, 2022

The news is so noisy. An endless slew of stories pulling you every which way. Here's Newspin, with some noise-cancelling analysis!

Prominent Iranian actor removes mandatory headscarf in defiant protest -- The Guardian

Taraneh Alidoosti posted image on her Instagram account in support of protests; She held a Kurdish-language slogan of the protest movement reading ‘Jin Jiyan

Outline: (what is this?) defiant protest taraneh alidoosti

Tone: (what is this?) ? Unclear


Russia hands captured British anti-tank missile to Iran in exchange for drones -- The Telegraph

The Kremlin has handed over 120 million in cash along with state-of-the-art British and US weaponry seized from Ukrainian troops in exchange for drones

Outline:  british anti - tank missile

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- Ukraine, ? Assange, ? US


Xi Jinping tells Chinas army to focus on preparation for war -- The Guardian

Xi Jinping has told the People’s Liberation Army to “focus all its energy on fighting” in preparation for war; Pictures of Xi in his army uniform featured prominently on the front page of the People's Daily

Outline:  taiwan xi jinping

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? US, ? Navidafkari, ? Samanyassin

Tackle crime instead of debating gender on Twitter, Suella Braverman tells police -- The Telegraph

Suella Braverman has told police officers to focus on tackling crime rather than "debating gender on Twitter" as she called for a return to "good old fashioned policing". Get the latest on our politics liveblog

Outline:  good old fashioned policing

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Suella, ? UK, ? twitter


Home Secretary Suella Braverman tells police to be firmer with 'extremist' protesters -- BBC News (UK)

Suella Braverman says protesters' rights have too often been put above the rights of others

Outline:  protesters

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Suella, ? Central London, ? Leakysueout


Suella Braverman urges police to get tougher on Just Stop Oil activists -- The Guardian

Home secretary says it is officers’ duty to take a firmer line to safeguard public order; Braverman criticises officers in the midst of an operation in Essex

Outline:  essex police

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Afghanistan, ? Boris Johnson, ? Bitcoin

We dont owe developing countries climate reparations they owe us -- The Telegraph

'If the Conservatives are looking for new ways to guarantee electoral annihilation, asking skint voters to pay for "climate reparations" should work a treat' | Writes

Outline:  climate reparations

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Sunak, ? UK, ? Allison


Rishi Sunak rules out climate reparations amid ongoing Cop27 row -- The Telegraph

Rishi Sunak has ruled out paying billions in climate reparations to developing countries, as a row over money grows at the Cop27 summit

Outline:  climate reparations

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Egypt, ? Trudeau

Man jailed after serving mince pies in lockdown -- BBC News (UK)

Maurice Snelling served wine and mince pies at Cloudside Shooting Grounds, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard; At the time, venues in Staffordshire were only allowed to operate as a takeaway or a drive-through

Outline:  licence holder maurice snelling

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Boris, - covid, ? tories


Charles Bronson granted public parole hearing -- BBC News (UK)

Charles Bronson, 69, is serving a life term at HMP Woodhill in Buckinghamshire; He was originally convicted of armed robbery in 1974 and developed a reputation as a dangerous inmate

Outline:  charles bronson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Gavin Williamson, ? The Magnificent Seven, ? The Dirty Dozen


The cul-de-sac where crimes go unsolved -- BBC News (UK)

Residents of Oak Grove, Doncaster, have been burgled 10 times in the past 18 months; Only one crime has resulted in a prosecution and no charges have been laid

Outline:  south yorkshire police

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Zoom, ? Twitter, ? Knots Landing

Boy George in tears over Matt Hancock's participation in I'm A Celebrity -- BBC News (UK)

Singer said his mother was seriously ill in hospital during the pandemic; He said he felt uncomfortable "sitting here having fun" with Matt Hancock

Outline:  boy george

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- George, - Hancock, ? ImACeleb


Peter Kay announces monthly residency at London's O2 Arena -- BBC News (UK)

Comedian Peter Kay has revealed he will perform a monthly residency at London's O2; He will perform there once a month for almost a year until November 2023

Outline:  comedian peter kay

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Vegas, ? London, ? BBC


ITV News Presenter Charlene White quizzed Mr Hancock about why he entered the jungle -- ITV News

Outline:  itv news presenter charlene white

Tone:  + positive

York: Student arrested after eggs thrown at King Charles -- BBC News (UK)

A man has been detained after appearing to throw eggs at King Charles

Outline:  york student

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Charles, ++ Britain, ? Germany


King Charles and Camilla nearly hit with eggs on walkabout in York video -- The Guardian

Outline:  king charles

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? The Crown Season 5, ? Iran, ? william

King Charles unveils first statue of Queen since her death -- BBC News (UK)

The 6ft 7in sculpture was designed to celebrate the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee; It was completed in August, the month before she died

Outline:  statue

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Charles, ? England, ? Brazil


The King ready for active conversations about Britains role in slave trade -- The Telegraph

The King is ready to have active conversations about Britains involvement in the slave trade, his goddaughter has revealed

Outline:  slave trade

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± UK, ? England, ? Britain

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