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“When was the last time we had a prime minister that wasn’t supported by Rupert Murdoch?” - Unsuccessful Labour candidate @faizashaheen  on the UK’s “biased” press #Newsnight  | @Emmabarnett 

“Last night in Scotland the people very decisively rejected both the Conservative party and Brexit, but they also asserted their right to choose a new form of government, should they so wish.” - the SNP’s Tommy Sheppard MP on his party's success #Newsnight  | #GE19 

“We’ve seen a new surge of middle-ground voting in Northern Ireland and this has been a message very clearly put to the DUP and Sinn Féin, that people want their politicians to actually be working.” - @hayward_katy  from the University of Belfast #Newsnight  | #GE19 

“Winning power (back) will have to be done with a different alliance, a different politics and we don’t quite know what that politics is.” - Labour campaigner and columnist @paulmasonnews  #Newsnight  | #GE19 

“Labour needs to move past Corbynism. Corbynism has fundamentally failed as a project...” - Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent @GoodwinMJ  #Newsnight  | #GE19 

“If one day Scottish independence happens, we will probably one day look back and say that the United Kingdom was lost on the playing fields of Eton.” - Unionist commentator @alexmassie  #Newsnight  | @KirstyWark 

🎙 @Emmabarnett : “When will the Russia report be released? Is it oven-ready?” 🗣 @RobertJenrick : “I don’t know the answer to that… I imagine it will happen shortly“ #Newsnight  | #GE19 

"Whenever anyone asked him what he wanted to be, he would answer world king" - Boris Johnson's sister Rachel, speaking in 2013 to Michael Cockerell. Boris Johnson's party has won the largest Tory majority since 1987. #Newsnight  | #GE19 


Emma Thompson tells us the Harvey Weinstein allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of a wider and systemic problem in Hollywood

"We can react in anger. Or we can react by doing" - powerful interview with blood donor Ian in Manchester

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“This is one of those moments where Britain actually has a responsibility… to defend an agreement between two nations,” says @TomTugendhat  on the Hong Kong protests. He adds “there is no foreign interference”. This is just about protecting the joint declaration #Newsnight 

We took a closer look at p48 of the Tory manifesto... @maitlis : Is this a shifting away from a legal framework, to a political framework? @LordCFalconer : It is... so if Mr Johnson becomes PM again, he won't be restrained by the courts from acting unlawfully #Newsnight  | #GE19 

"I am sorry but if you are a white man you don't get to define what racism is" : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie#newsnight 

By popular demand, here's our playout from last night...

“Even if you just look at the total amount that Labour currently wants to increase the spending, it would basically bring us still to levels that are lower than France, Norway, and Sweden.” - Economist Mariana Mazzucato on Labour’s spending plans #Newsnight  | @MazzucatoM 

“What we’ve seen in Spain the last few weeks is outrageous, it’s a shock for every democrat in the EU” argues #newsnight 

David Bowie died three years ago today. FROM THE ARCHIVES: Speaking to Newsnight in 1999, he predicted the internet was going to have "unimaginable" effects on society and "change the state of content" forever Watch the interview here: | #newsnight  #tbt