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“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

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“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”

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“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”

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The £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit has cost the Treasury an estimated £6bn since March 2020.

#Newsnight’s Business Editor @Helentbiz explains how that stacks up against other spending during the pandemic 👇

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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👇

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We're live now on @BBCTwo with Kirsty Wark - you can also watch online at

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“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

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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

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TONIGHT: With just 48 hours to go until Joe Biden’s inauguration, the transition of power is overshadowed by the threat of domestic terror and violence.

@maitlis reports from Washington DC at 22:45

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TONIGHT: The vaccine roll out continues to accelerate, but it is not the only route out of lockdown.

Health Correspondent @Deb_Cohen has an exclusive report on the effectiveness of mass testing at 22:45

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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

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Replying to @BBCNews: "The NHS is under significant pressure in all parts of the country"

Number of Covid hospital patients is "highest it has been…

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"The NHS is under significant pressure in all parts of the country"

Number of Covid hospital patients is "highest it has been throughout the pandemic" and someone is admitted "every 30 seconds" - Health Secretary Matt Hancock says

Latest:

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Replying to @BBCBreaking: US Capitol in Washington DC on lockdown due to "external security threat", police say

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US Capitol in Washington DC on lockdown due to "external security threat", police say

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Replying to @BBCPolitics: For people wanting to know if they are going to have the £20 benefit increase after March - can the PM give them an answer…

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For people wanting to know if they are going to have the £20 benefit increase after March - can the PM give them an answer?

"We want to support people throughout the pandemic," Boris Johnson says

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Replying to @BBCWorld: China remains on course to be the only major economy to have expanded in 2020

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China remains on course to be the only major economy to have expanded in 2020

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"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

FULL INTERVIEW:

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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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🚨 As the BBC responds to #Coronavirus and consolidates operations, #Newsnight will temporarily move to a new studio

🚨 The programme will also now start at 22:45, starting from TONIGHT

🚨 We'll still bring you the very best political analysis and #Covid_19 updates

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