The home secretary, Priti Patel, has defended the inclusion of XR on the police list of extremist ideologies. But it seems to me that people like Patel and Walton pose much greater threats to the nation, the state and our welfare than any green campaigners. Before she became an MP, Patel worked for the company Weber Shandwick, as a lobbyist for British American Tobacco (BAT). One of her tasks was to campaign against the EU tobacco control directive, whose purpose was to protect public health. A BAT memo complained that the Weber Shandwick team as a whole “does not actually feel comfortable or happy working for BAT”. But it was pleased to note that two of its members “seem quite relaxed working with us”. One of them was Patel. … [Read more...] about If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label
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Sport David Luiz saw red in the first half but Arsenal twice battled back to secure a point in the London derby against Chelsea. Sergio Agüero secured a win off the bench for Manchester City against Sheffield United when the defending champions appeared in danger of being held for a second successive game. Crowd favourite and world No 1 Ashleigh Barty remains on track to win her home grand slam after brushing aside Polona Hercog in the Australian Open. Premiership Rugby has rejected any suggestion that other leading clubs may be breaching the salary cap following Saracens’ relegation to the Championship. In a critical look at the short form of cricket, Vic Marks writes that the England Under-19s team struggling at the World Cup still underpin Joe Root’s Test side. Mo Farah has waded into the row over whether his blood and urine samples should be retested as part of an investigation into the Nike Oregon Project, insisting he is more than happy for the authorities to do … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Jeff Bezos ‘hacked’ by Saudi prince
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The storm over Huawei The US cannot crush us, says Huawei boss The US has labelled the company a security risk and banned the sale of its products. US politicians are also pushing allies including the UK, Germany and South Korea to block Huawei from their markets. … [Read more...] about Meng Wanzhou ‘irreplaceable’ to company, says Huawei executive