“In Russia no one knows what Novichok is.”
Vitaly Milonov, a member of the ruling United Russia party, says he believes it is "so popular” in the UK at the moment to say someone has been poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent in order to “point the finger” at Russia
“Unacceptable poverty didn’t start with coronavirus.”
@jrct_uk's @Helen_Barnard says the govt’s decision to increase Universal Credit by £20 a week in March was “a recognition that social security wasn’t providing the anchor that people should be able to rely on”
“We are living beyond our means in the good times and living way beyond our means in the bad times.”
Discussing public spending during the pandemic, the @iealondon's DG @MarkJLittlewood says “we have to be realistic about how much the government is spending”
Newsnight understands that the government, under pressure to extend the £20 Universal Credit uplift, could be about to maintain the extra support for as long as this phase of the pandemic lasts.
Political Editor @NicholasWatt has more details👇
“This is their last hope. This is the area where they come to when there is nowhere else.”
As someone with coronavirus is admitted to hospital every 30 seconds, #Newsnight visits London's Northwick Park Hospital, which is on the brink of being overwhelmed by Covid patients
TONIGHT: Russia’s leading opposition figure - Alexei Navalny - has been arrested and detained after returning to Moscow for the first time since he was poisoned last year.
But what happens now?
We hear from Vitaly Milonov, a member of the ruling Russia United Party
TONIGHT: Boris Johnson faces anger over the government’s stance on extending a temporary uplift in Universal Credit, but will he give in to pressure?
We'll be joined by @jrct_uk's Director @Helen_Barnard and the @iealondon's Director General @MarkJLittlewood at 22:45
"Donald Trump belongs in jail."
This week, ex-FBI Director James Comey spoke to @Maitlis about the second impeachment of President Trump, the MAGA movement and how he believes Joe Biden should "consider" pardoning Donald Trump
This week, Donald Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, after being charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly storming of Congress.
The president now faces trial in the Senate.
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🚨 The programme will also now start at 22:45, starting from TONIGHT
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