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Paxman Signs Off With 'Chap Hop' Parody On Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

Over the weekend it was revealed that Education Secretary Michael Gove was a devotee of "chap hop", a buffoonish parody of hip hop in which the words ...

Paxman, Livingstone And Finkelstein Assess The Legacy Of Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

"As a middle class Jew from Pinner I found him quite aggressive," joked Times Columnist Daniel Finkelstein during a fascinating Newsnight piece on the...

Paxman Talks To Professor Neumann About Lee Rigby's Killers In Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Following the sentencing of Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, for the killing of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, Professor Peter Neumann of Kin...

Eating to Death and Bad Arguments Against Paying for NHS Treatment; Or, Injustice Shapes Our Behaviour

George Iordanou | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

Surely you must know the adverse effects of bad diet and no exercise. Why should the taxpayer pay for what is, ultimately, the exercise of your freedom of choice? This is the question that Jeremy Paxman asked the former NHS chief Sir David Nicholson, when Nicholson went to Newsnight to describe his transition from being the head of the NHS to becoming yet another NHS patient with diabetes.

Thatcher Threatens To ‘Privatise' Paxo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO Happy Birthday Spitting Image: 10 Clips To Celebrate 30 Years Of Latex & Laughs (VIDEO) Newsnight took a look back at the long-running sat...

Alan Alda Speaks To Paxman On Newsnight About Science

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

What is colour? That was the question posed by M*A*S*H, West Wing actor and long-time science enthusiast Alan Alda, who joined Paxo on Wednesday’s N...

Ukip's Former Commonwealth Spokesman Was Leader Of Kidnapping Gang In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A Newsnight report has revealed that the man who served as UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman for more than a year is the former head of a kidnapping gang ...

Alex Crawford Vs. Kelvin MacKenzie On Value Of Foreign News

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Newsnight pulled off another lively piece of broadcasting on Wednesday with Alex Crawford of Sky News defending the coverage of foreign news on Britis...

BBC Hard Talk: SOFT on Power, HARD on Real Journalism, Truth Telling and Glenn Greenwald

Joshua Funnell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Listening to the political gurglings of right-wing commentators a vision is painted of a monolithic BBC acting as an anti establishment, subversive enemy within.

Jeremy Paxman Shows Off His 'Tattoos' On Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

In yet another bizarre yet welcome dénouement to Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman, once the most feared political interviewer in the land (before Andrew Neil...

Tristram Hunt Given A Mauling By Paxman

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

Wednesday was not a good day for Tristram Hunt. In the afternoon, the former TV historian laboured through his first big Commons outing as shadow ...

Dog Awarded An MBA After Newsnight Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Newsnight investigation has led to a dog being awarded an MBA. The programme managed to procure the pooch the coveted business degree for an outlay ...

Is MI5 Foiling Terror Plots of Its Own Hatching?

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Why would MI5 and MI6 retain the services of someone so dangerous given the overwhelming evidence of his centrality to violent radicalisation? Is MI5, through Al Muhajiroun, hatching many of the plots it lays claim to successfully foiling?

BBC Apologises Over Bungled Help for Heroes Report

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The BBC has apologised for another bungled report on flagship current affairs programme Newsnight which mistakenly accused charity Help for Heroes of ...

Seven Myths About the Iraq War: How BBC Newsnight Failed Journalism on the 10 Year Invasion Anniversary

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Newsnight presented some deeply questionable narratives of the war and its aftermath as 'fact'; and systematically avoided any serious, factually-grounded criticisms of the war, despite a diverse panel which included people who opposed it.

Jeremy Paxman Brands Senior BBC Staff 'Bloody People' In Pollard Inquiry Transcript

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Stephen Hull | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

Jeremy Paxman’s lack of knowledge about departments central to the BBC’s editorial output has been revealed in the transcript of his interview as ...

BBC Start Search For Next Newsnight Editor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK

The BBC has launched a search for the next editor of Newsnight after the news and current affairs programme dropped a report into Jimmy Savile's decad...

It Was the BBC's Mindset, Not Its Incompetence, That Sunk Newsnight

David Cox | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cox

It's no accident that it was Newsnight that played host to the BBC's current and perhaps most fateful car-crash yet. The performance of this now little watched late-night take on the affairs of the day has become a key indicator of the corporation's commitment to its supposed purpose.

Does Culture or Economics Motivate the Far-Right? Neither

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

No jobs or prospects means a lot of angry, disenfranchised young men with plenty of spare evenings, and days, to recruit, demonstrate, get active on and offline, organize, and mobilize. Economics might not have been key so far, but the past doesn't always predict the future.

Jimmy Savile Gets Spiked

Tony Mckenna | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK
Tony Mckenna

In a period when politicians gaze ardently into the camera while delivering speeches which have been manufactured by slick, up market PR gurus, it is ...

Dear BBC, More Owen Jones's on Question Time Please!

Joshua Funnell | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Voices like Jones' are an essential antidote to a putrid politics that fails to address human need.

New BBC Director- General Urges Unity At Troubled Broadcaster

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The new director-general of the BBC vowed to drag the broadcaster out of its crisis today saying: "I know we can get through this." Tony Hall, the ...

Alan Davies Says 'Sorry to Lord McAlpine

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Comedian Alan Davies has apologised to Lord McAlpine for naming him in relation to false allegations about abuse at a children's home. The former T...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 16 November, 2012

Paddy Duffy | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

You'd think after the election last week there would be a bit of a lull in proceedings this week, especially in the States. Oh, hell no.

BBC Debacle a Distraction From Quiet Muzzling of Free Speech

Jemma Wayne | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK
Jemma Wayne

We must not allow the scandal at the BBC to convince us of the evil of all journalists. Nor the repellant views of certain Twits to lull us into the quiet muzzling of us all.