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ALSO TONIGHT: We’ll have the latest from Northern Ireland where Sinn Fein hope Michelle O’Neill will become NI’s first nationalist first minister. @davidgrossman reports from Stormont at 2230 on @BBCTwo #Newsnight bbc.in/3seiikT
ALSO TONIGHT: Durham police are investigating whether Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules on a visit during which he drank beer in an MP's office. Political editor @nicholaswatt has the latest at 2230 on @BBCTwo #Newsnight bbc.in/3wdizpu
TONIGHT: Boris Johnson admits the Tory party has faced a "tough night" in some parts of England as the Conservatives lose hundreds of seats. Joining @faisalislam at 2230 on @BBCTwo: Defra minister @VictoriaPrentis Shadow health & social care secretary @wesstreeting #Newsnight
"Streaming money is laughable for younger bands." @arcadefire’s Win Butler tells #Newsnight we wouldn’t have iconic musicians like U2, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan if they started their careers in the era of streaming Watch the full interview: bbc.in/3P5n8uA
A city in crisis: How fentanyl devastated San Francisco More people died of drug overdoses than of Covid in San Francisco over a one year period. Why has one of the richest cities in the world been devastated by drugs? Watch: bbc.in/38XzynH #Newsnight
"If I was a minister, I would feel deeply ashamed." General Sir John McColl, former UK Special Envoy to Afghanistan, tells #Newsnight the UK is not delivering on a pledge to help Afghans under threat from the Taliban after working with the British More: bbc.in/3LRSGSS
TONIGHT: As polls close, we're live across the UK with an essential rundown ahead of key election results. Joining @CFraserBBC at 2230: Home Office minister @redditchrachel Labour Party chair @AnnelieseDodds Lib Dems deputy leader @libdemdaisy Professor John Curtice #Newsnight
"If I was a minister, I would feel deeply ashamed." General Sir John McColl, former UK Special Envoy to Afghanistan, tells #Newsnight the UK is not delivering on a pledge to help Afghans under threat from the Taliban after working with the British bbc.in/3LSbKAo
"It's like showing up to a place with an endless buffet... but when you put it on your plate... it's maybe not the best meal that you've put together" @arcadefire share their thoughts on streaming and its impact on @BBCNewsnight. Watch the full interview at 2230 on @BBCTwo 📺D
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TONIGHT: As polls close, we're live across the UK with an essential rundown ahead of key election results. Joining @CFraserBBC at 2230: Home Office minister @redditchrachel Labour Party chair @AnnelieseDodds Lib Dems deputy leader @libdemdaisy Professor John Curtice #Newsnight
"Streaming money is laughable for younger bands." Arcade Fire’s Win Butler tells #Newsnight we wouldn’t have iconic musicians like U2, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan if they started their careers in the era of streaming Watch the full interview at 2230 on @BBCTwo
Exclusive - In scathing attack on govt, army General tells me ministers should “feel deeply ashamed” for leaving afghans who worked with nato in country, & calls on PM to put system in place that delivers on UK’s promise to look after them @BBCNewsnight bbc.co.uk/news/uk-613278…
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“This is climate chaos…this should not catch us by surprise.” 2015 Paris Agreement architect Christiana Figueres on the record Indian/Pakistan heatwave that has killed numerous people, damaged crops, and closed schools. @CFigueres #Newsnight
“I’ve been personally at war with him for a decade. He never backs down.” Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital reveals his personal fight to expose the crimes of President Putin and on the possibility of a ceasefire. @Billbrowder #Newsnight
“We are landlocked, Hungary. We don’t have the pipelines.” Balázs Orbán, Political Director to Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán on why Hungary is asking for an extension before banning Russian oil. @BalazsOrban_HU | @MCC_Budapest #Newsnight
“There is really no limit to what states can do now...right away you will see them fully banning abortion.” @washingtonpost’s Caroline Kitchener tells us the impact of a leaked Supreme court doc striking down Roe v. Wade. @CAKitchener #Newsnight
“This has not been the finest hour in the Scottish government’s history, of that there is no doubt.” @theSNP Finance Sec. Kate Forbes admits failings in the procurement of two ferries but says the deal created jobs & protected Scottish ship building. @_KateForbes #Newsnight
Ahead of an expected EU embargo on Russian oil, our Economics Editor Ben Chu assesses the landscape: 👉 Will it hurt? 👉 What’s the exposure? 👉What will be the impact on energy prices#Newsnightght@BenChu_hu_ explainsE12H
“In this video and information world where people take selfies of themselves…that becomes important evidence.” Sir Howard Morrison QC, Independent Advisor to Ukraine, says there is “very good” evidence that war crimes have been committed in Ukraine. #Newsnight
“I remember one woman whispered in my ear I’m out of hell, I’m out of hell.” Dr. Dorit Nitzan, @WHOUkraine, says evacuees from the Azovstal steel plant were “broken” as they sought refuge from Russian shelling. @doritnitzan | @WHO #Newsnight
"There's a distinct possibility that for the first time in its 101 year history, the unionists could be dislodged from their top spot" #Newsnight's @nicholaswatt explains how important the Northern Ireland election could be
You can’t keep us away from one of the greatest places on earth. A @BBCNewsnight special from Belfast at 10.30pm tonight - with one week until the NI assembly elections. And then tomorrow @ChrisMasonBBC with @BBCRadio4 Any Questions in Jordanstown twitter.com/ChrisMasonBBC/…
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“I was shocked by the dominance of terrorist offenders in prison.” Jonathan Hall QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation @terrorwatchdog on his report ‘Terrorism in Prison,’ says the threat of terrorism is at “the top of the tree.” #Newsnight
“We are united with them in the fight for democracy and freedom…if they’re capable of winning we know the war won’t come to us.” Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger @eduardheger, on Ukrainian resistance as Russia turns off the gas to Poland and Bulgaria. #Newsnight
“I had a local care home manager contact me…in the days it took to get a test…14 other residents became symptomatic.” Peter Kyle, Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, says “lots of things could have been done.” @peterkyle #Newsnight
“There was definitely a great sense of danger and many care homes did close their facilities.” Joyce Pinfield, Vice Chair @NationalCareAsc, on the problems facing care homes at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. #Newsnight
“The Department of Health had two competing objectives…that the NHS was in danger of being overwhelmed but did not look at the consequences of that.” Dr Dan Poulter, Conservative MP who was on the NHS frontline, says lessons must be learnt from Covid. #Newsnight
"Many countries believe that Putin needs to be weakened so he cannot do it again" General Sir Chris Deverell responds to the US Defence Secretary's comments that the US is aiming to weaken Russia #Newsnight
"I can't understand why the government... is sitting round the cabinet table talking about MOTs" Lib Dem Economy Spokesperson @cajardineMP says her party would "undoubtedly" do more to help people in the cost-of-living crisis #Newsnight
"We always want to make sure that welfare systems reward work" Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, refuses to rule out a rise in Universal Credit as people deal with the cost-of-living crisis #Newsnight
"It seems reasonable that he might decide that he wants to unban Trump" The Verge's @thedextriarchy assesses Elon Musk's plans for Twitter #Newsnight
"It's not going to be a priority for him to work with Boris Johnson" Lord Ricketts, the former UK ambassador to France, says Britain and France must work together - rather than against each other. #Newsnight
"We could win a majority" Daniele Obono, La France Insoumise MP, says a left-wing coalition could win a future election in France #Newsnight
"It was their way of expressing anxiety" Nathalie Loiseau, former French Europe Minister, says many people voted for Le Pen as a protest vote #Newsnight
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire gives his assessment of Macron’s “impressive” election result #Newsnight
“Macron’s politics and lies, and everything about him. I cannot bear” One anonymous French voter explains to @KirstyWark why she voted for Marine Le Pen after voting for Melenchon in the first round Watch the story tonight on BBC2 at 10.30pm - live from France #Newsnight
“If they stay in Downing Street… there’s a chance that something may turn up” David Cameron’s former Director of Communications, Sir Craig Oliver, describes why Prime Ministers often cling to power - even when under pressure to resign #Newsnight bbc.in/3kaQgTa
One in seven people in Warsaw is a refugee. #Newsnight’s @lewis_goodall visited Poland's capital city to speak to those who have fled Ukraine, and to find out how the city is coping with the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. bbc.in/3rPCTfo
"The sort of person who becomes Prime Minister believes that they can transform their fortunes." Do Prime Ministers ever know the right time to stand down? @jameskirkup thinks not. #newsnight
"The European Union has tried to do everything in its power to make it as fast and efficient as possible." European Parliament economy committee chair @itinagli responds to @MarkUrban01 who asks if funds for Ukrainian refugees have been handed out quickly enough
“It’s a bit like the old Monty Python sketch. Predicting Boris Johnson going is a bit like always predicting the end of the world.” Executive Editor @TheEconomist Anne McElvoy on whether Boris Johnson will no longer be Prime Minister. @annemcelvoy #Newsnight
“There are a lot of people feeling the squeeze.” Journalist Catherine Nicholson @FRANCE24 explaining Marine Le Pen’s “eye-catching” campaign pledges ahead of the French election. @ACatInParis #Newsnight
Here’s what Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita told us few weeks ago .. @BBCNewsnight
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“The women and her children died” “And you saw that?” “Yes” A refugee now in Poland describes seeing a Ukrainian family shot by Russian soldiers to #Newsnight's reporter @lewis_goodall Watch the story tonight on BBC2 at 10.30pm
The UK has issued over 71,800 visas to Ukrainian refugees, but just 20,000 have arrived. But meanwhile in Poland, 3 million have arrived. Watch @lewis_goodall’s interview with Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski tonight on BBC2 at 10.30pm. #Newsnight
My take on the week for ⁦@BBCNews⁩. Former cabinet minister expects numerous no confidence letters in ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ after local elections, telling me: “They’ll be like sheep droppings” ⁦@BBCNewsnightbbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
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Yesterday President Putin said the military operation in Mariupol had been a success after weeks of Russian bombardment. #Newsnight spoke to Dmytro, who recently escaped the city with his parents and made it to Kyiv. bbc.in/3jZQH2v
"This world can be extraordinary again" Children's author Michael Morpurgo says his experiences growing up after WWII inspired him to write a short story dedicated to the children of Ukraine. #Newsnight
"He needs to recognise he is the problem" SNP's Westminster leader @Ianblackford_MP says Boris Johnson has become a distraction from important issues. #Newsnight
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