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The Con­ser­va­tive MP faced a fe­ro­cious back­lash after sug­gest­ing the UK Govern­ment should use po­ten­tial food short­ages in Ire­land as lever­age in Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions. Many con­sid­ered the com­ments crass and ig­no­rant of Ire­land’s his­tory.

@Fion­akenny1 said: “In Ire­land we don’t re­fer to it as the ‘potato famine’. The Famine was a re­sult not only of potato blight but also be­cause an im­pe­ri­al­ist land­lord class & govt. chose to let peo­ple die. Fast for­ward to 2018 & we’ve Priti Pa­tel sug­gest­ing food block­ades against Ire­land. Classy.”


com­mented: “Priti Pa­tel’s re­pul­sive­ness shines out even amongst the hideous gen­er­al­ity of the Brex­i­teers.”

@po­lit­i­cal­hackuk added: “Good god. Priti Pa­tel ap­pears to be back­ing blockad­ing trade to Ire­land. No sense of his­tory or ethics.”


The BBC has an­nounced news­reader and An­tiques Road­show host Fiona Bruce will re­place David Dim­bleby as the host of Ques­tion Time, be­com­ing the pro­gramme’s first fe­male pre­sen­ter.

@bbc­ques­tion­time an­nounced: “We are de­lighted to wel­come Fiona Bruce as the new pre­sen­ter of Ques­tion Time. Join us on the 10th of Jan­uary on BBC One as Fiona presents the first Ques­tion Time of 2019.”

@jimwa­ter­ston joked: “Fiona Bruce is go­ing to con­tinue pre­sent­ing An­tiques Road­show while also do­ing Ques­tion Time, so fully ex­pect peo­ple to start bel­low­ing at her about BBC fake news bias when they’re told their fam­ily heir­loom is only worth ten quid.”

@an­i­ta­thetweeter added: “Count­down to the first ‘Is Fiona Bruce re­ally the right pre­sen­ter for Ques­tion Time?’ think piece”


The trailer for spring’s fourth in­stall­ment of the smash­hit comic book se­ries The Avengers has been re­leased to fan frenzy.

@Avengers said: “Part of the jour­ney is the end.”

@Kevinkaduk wrote: “Is it weird I just turned off the lights in my of­fice and drew the shades be­fore watch­ing this?”

@Phill­tro­mans said: “Re­ally hope that Ant-man turns out to be the most sig­nif­i­cant player in this whole saga.”

@coryjm­c­cart­ney added: “We are al­lowed to just jump past De­cem­ber, Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary and March, right?”

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