BBC Newsnight

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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 @helentbbc  explains how that stacks up against other spending during the pandemic 👇

We're live now on @BBCTwo  with Emily Maitlis in Washington DC and Kirsty Wark in London - you can also watch online at | | #Newsnight  @maitlis  @KirstyWark 

"They hated him so much, they checked their objectivity." Journalist@megynkelly  on the US media's coverage of President Trump, adding that the destruction of trust in the media led to the storming of the Capitol earlier this month #Newsnight  |

“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 

TONIGHT: For those on low incomes who can't access the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme, local councils can administer discretionary payments of £500 #Newsnight  has exclusively seen research by @UKLabour  which reveals three quarters of applications were turned down

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"I didn't have a hot meal for ten days. I had two bowls of cornflakes and a hot dog." Part-time shop worker, Rachel, has a disabled son. She tells #Newsnight  what it's like to self-isolate with #Covid19  when you don't have money coming in 👇

As we approach the final hours of an American presidency like no other, #Newsnight  looks back on some of the most extraordinary moments of the past four years 👇

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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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"For the first time since the Second World War we have a domestic, proscribed terrorist group. It's right-wing, it's neo-Nazi, it's proudly white supremacist." The Met's former counter-terrorism chief says Britain hasn't "woken up" to the extreme right-wing #newsnight 

"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...

“The government should have given funding to existing ventilator manufacturers, and existing companies like us.” Andrew Raynor of MEC Medical, a medical parts manufacturer, says “nothing” happened when he contacted the govt offering to make #Covid19  ventilators #Newsnight 

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

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