Newsnight

February 2024

NewIs Ukraine Losing Its War?

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Kyiv says it is being starved of the ammunition it needs as Ukraine enters the third year of war against Russia. Will the west step up efforts against an oil-funded Russia running a full war economy?

NewCan Commons Speaker Keep His Job?

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Pressure is building from the SNP and Conservatives following yesterday’s debate. Are concerns over MPs safety shaping the political agenda? With Faisal Islam.

NewChaos in the Commons

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The House of Commons Speaker's defiance of convention helps solve Starmer's Gaza ceasefire vote problem. Did Lindsay Hoyle fold under pressure? What will the fallout be?

NewGaza Ceasefire Back on the Political Menu?

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Prince William calls for an 'end to the fighting' ahead of a crucial Commons vote tomorrow. Has the UK's stance on a Gaza ceasefire shifted? With Kirsty Wark.

NewNavalny's Widow Vows to Fight

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Following the death of her husband, Yulia Navalnaya blames president Putin. Will Russians support her call to stand with her? With Kirsty Wark.

Alexei Navalny Dies in Jail

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The man some said Vladimir Putin wouldn't dare to kill is reported dead. Does Alexei Navalny's death show the Russian president's total power or does it give him a political headache?

Polls Close at Two By-elections

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On the day Britain fell into recession, polls close in two by-elections. Will there be any crumbs of comfort for Rishi Sunak at the ballot box?

Antisemitism in politics

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As a Conservative mayor is expelled over antisemitism, will party divisions on the Israel-Gaza war erupt over a ceasefire vote? With Kirsty Wark.

Rafah Assault By Israel Looms

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Tensions rise over a possible Israeli offensive on Rafah as the UN warns it could lead to a slaughter. With Kirsty Wark.

Labour Ditches Rochdale Candidate

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The party says they received information about new comments allegedly made by Azhar Ali. Where does this leave Keir Starmer's mission to "rip out anti-Semitism by its roots"?

Jailed Imran Khan 'wins' Pakistan Election

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Despite the Muslim League's Nawaz Sharif claiming a fourth election victory in Pakistan, it's claimed independents loyal to Imran Khan have emerged as the largest political force.

Labour's £28bn U-turn

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The fallout from Labour's £28bn U-turn on green spending. Our editors pore over the politics, the economics and the net zero implications.

A Defining Moment For Labour?

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The Labour Party are to scale back their plan to invest £28 billion in green policies if they win the general election expected this year. Has Keir Starmer bowed too readily to criticism?

'Scandal Bigger Than Thalidomide' Payout?

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Parents of thousands of children born with disabilities after their mothers took Valproate to control their epilepsy have been campaigning for a new compensation scheme. Two join Newsnight live.

King Charles Announcement

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Reaction to the King's cancer diagnosis. Is the Palace taking a new approach to discussing the monarch's health? With Victoria Derbyshire.

The alkali attack manhunt

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Two days on, how has Abdul Ezedi managed to evade arrest? In Newcastle, where Ezedi lives, we ask if the asylum seeker system fit for purpose.

Manhunt Underway After 'Acid Attack'

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A woman and her two daughters were attacked by a man with a corrosive substance, with the police hunting a suspect known to the victims. What can be done to stop violence against women in the UK?
January 2024

Donaldson's Big Gamble

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Can the DUP's Sir Jeffrey Donaldson take his party with him into the new power-sharing arrangement in Northern Ireland? With Kirsty Wark.

Done deal in Northern Ireland?

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Stormont looks ready to assemble again after nearly two years, following a new deal approved by the DUP - but what are the details? With Victoria Derbyshire.

Drone Strikes: How should the US respond?

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As Republicans in the US call for President Biden to strike against Iran, can the president retaliate without escalating tension in the Middle East?
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