Cuttings. Image shows from L to R: Danica (Maisie Preston), Gracelyn (Dene Horgan), Ruchi (Natasha Patel).

Cuttings

YouTube sitcom about political publicists. 23 episodes (1 series), 2020 - 2021. Stars Dene Horgan, Natasha Patel and Maisie Preston.

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Series 1

1. Rose Garden Apology

First published: Wednesday 27th May 2020

27th May 2020 - Government advisor Dominic Cummings is forced to apologise in the Rose Garden of 10 Downing Street following the revelation he broke Lockdown rules. Not only was there no apology, he was adamant he had done nothing wrong.

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2. Might've

First published: Friday 29th May 2020

29th May 2020 - Following Dominic Cummings breaking lockdown rules by driving to Durham & Barnard Castle, Durham Crown Court were asked to investigate if there was a case for rule breakage. The investigation concluded he "Might've" done it. He "Might've" broken the rules.

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3. Super Sunday

First published: Saturday 11th July 2020

11th July 2020 - After "Super Saturday" (the day pubs were allowed to re-open from 6am) the Government declared they'd learn it was 'Crystal Clear' that social distancing doesn't work in pubs.

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4. Face Masks

First published: Friday 31st July 2020

31st July 2020 - Face Masks became mandatory in all shops and public spaces. Although, that decision brought with it some confusion as to how and when to wear the mask.

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5. Hands, Face, Space

First published: Sunday 9th August 2020

9th August 2020 - The Government unveiled new guidance for the coronavirus pandemic. (Third of three, so far.) The new guidelines (and current at time of writing) are Hands, Face, Space. As in, Wash Hands, Cover Face, Make Space...

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6. Hot and flustered

First published: Friday 18th September 2020

14th August 2020 - Following an unseasonably warm week, leaving the entire country hot and bothered, BBC Newsbeat highlighted an article on new sex guidelines during the pandemic. Though, after many weeks of lockdown that may be easier written than done.

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7. Rule of Six

First published: Friday 18th September 2020

14th September 2020 - Following a rise in Coronavirus Cases (which is being blamed on "Young People") the government has issued the Rule of Six - meaning group sizes must shrink from 30 to 6. Although, there are a few exceptions and places you can still gather...

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8. U-Turns

First published: Friday 18th September 2020

18th September 2020 - As coronavirus cases rise and test centres are regularly unavailable, the spectre of Brexit returns. Ahead of negations continuing, the Home Office wants to get some clarifications on the 'U-Turn' situation.

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9. Pubs Close at 10

First published: Tuesday 29th September 2020

25th September 2020 - Pubs must close by 10pm, Covid cases remain on the climb, there are reports of lorry queues at a new 'Kent border' lasting days post-Brexit and rumours that Boris Johnson went on a secret holiday to Italy. It feels, slightly, like the wheels are coming off.

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10. The Arts

First published: Wednesday 21st October 2020

28th September 2020 - The Arts industry is told that our industry is not viable for support. 6th October - The Chancellor says those in the arts should 'retrain.'

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11. Three Tier System

First published: Wednesday 21st October 2020

14th October - Plans for a new Three Tier System to determine localised levels of lockdown is unveiled. (Don't mention the old system). All those already in a local lockdown go into Tier 2 and Liverpool will go straight to Tier 3 (Forget the old five point system!)

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12. Arts Thank Yous

First published: Friday 23rd October 2020

20th October - The Guardian published details of the 'Thank You' art institutions were told they must write upon receiving money from the Emergency Culture Fund.

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13. Waiting for Boris on Lockdown 2

First published: Saturday 31st October 2020

31st October - Plans for a new lockdown were leaked to The Times and Daily Mail yesterday forcing a rapid press release writing period this afternoon.

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14. Boris' congratulation Biden tweet

First published: Friday 13th November 2020

10th November - Boris Johnson tweeted congratulating Joe Biden on his election victory. However, in the background, the word 'TRUMP' hovered like a spectre.

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15. Unlawfully

First published: Saturday 20th February 2021

Matt Hancock was deemed to have acted unlawfully in regards to publishing contract details.

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16. We're Ignoring It

First published: Wednesday 24th February 2021

As reported in The Guardian, Matt Hancock's ex-neighbour is under-investigation after securing a £30 million deal to produce medical test tubes.

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17. Who's Side Are You On?

First published: Thursday 25th February 2021

As Keir Starmer​ routinely pulls his punches against the government - including not calling for Matt Hancock​ to resign, after he broke the law.

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18. How We Got Here....

First published: Monday 1st March 2021

1st March 2021 - The UK Government has absolutely no idea where someone with a confirmed case of the Brazilian variant currently is.

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19. Furlough extension to September

First published: Wednesday 3rd March 2021

The Furlough​ scheme is extended until September in the Budget. But, what does - hang on - what does that mean for 21st June?

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20. NHS Heroes

First published: Sunday 7th March 2021

The budget speech​ allows for a 1% NHS payrise​ for nurses. And all the claps you can feed your family on....

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21. Weekly Recap...

First published: Sunday 7th March 2021

7th March - In the same week as the missing new variant was found and the #NHS​ were offered a 1% pay rise, sometimes its good to have a look back at the finances of these events.

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22. The New Downing Street Briefing Room

First published: Tuesday 16th March 2021

15th March 2021 - The new Downing Street briefing room is unveiled to the cost of.... nearly £3 million.

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23. Flags!

First published: Saturday 27th March 2021

It's nice to talk about flags, there's nothing else going on so... yeah. Flags​. Let's talk about flags. No, no, over here: flags.

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