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Newspapers. Joining me down the line is alessio patalano professor at King's College London. Good morning to you alessio. Good morning Georgina. What's going on with the fuel prices in Singapore? So this is an interesting piece because it kind of like helps us putting in a broader context of broader perspective, the sort of energy challenges that certainly have been hit in the UK quite remarkably over the past few weeks. But it's really not just a UK phenomenon. And here we're talking about Singapore, the Singapore and economy relies entirely on imported energy, particularly with our natural gas. And what you're seeing happening in Singapore, which I'm sure for many in the audience who are familiar with the plays. It wasn't an energy demanding place, given the fact that a lot of the activities there really rely on that continuous power supply. And be also one of the most advanced if you won't realities in the broader in the Pacific region. It's quite remarkable that you've seen the article makes quite clear that smaller energy companies are going through a very difficult period of time because of the surge in the prices. Of a natural gas, there's a lot of concern among small and medium businesses in Singapore about how they will afford and they will continue to operate it throughout the winter. So it's very interesting piece because it tells us, you know, even down in Southeast Asia, where beyond the boundaries, if you want of the European context, the surgery in prices are creating quite a considerable earth shaking moment and if you want the world over. Talking of earth shaking moments, I'm sure he would like this to be regarded as such, former president Donald Trump has announced that he'll launch his own social media app and news company to complete with big tech tell us more. Exactly. So this has been announced over the last few hours really. And international headlines are starting to pick this one up. Here the independence has run a story about it. It's going to be called truth, which is irony. The irony of this. Exactly. Georgina, you start reading about it, and it really sort of gives you a chill down the spine because it very much resonates with all the sort of waters and concerns that the way in which the former president managed the truth when he was in power. So imagine having a platform on his own terms. Now, what is interesting is that the current plans is for a soft rollout. And then for a fully fledged sort of opening of this new platform next this spring. And what is interesting is really that you got a sense that he's going to be trying to get a sense of what sort of reactions will kind of space this platform can become. And it is also interesting. There is a perhaps an ideal point in time if you're someone like Trump to launch this type of activity, given all that we know of the growing douse and questions raised against the monopoly of some of the big social media taking particular Facebook. So he might very well find fertile grounds to launch this new operation. The consequences of which in more ways than ones at the moment are all but clear. But certainly will raise new important questions on what the truth is and how you manage it in contemporary societies. Absolutely and we'll be talking about all those problems Facebook is facing towards the end of the program. Very quick look now at the career Herald. Yes, so this is an interesting story because Korea has been South Korea has been a relatively burner when it comes to the launching of heavier satellites in orbit. And given the fact that over the past few weeks, we've had so much about the recent missile tests that North Korea was conducting. It's interesting that today what we are hearing about is not North Korea, but for ones is actually South Korea. It was launched, was going to be launching one of these rockets. This afternoon well, afternoon in Korea time anyway. And if successful really mark a very important point in South Korea joining that small club of countries that can launch the Javier satellites in space. Also suggesting that the commitment to the past few years in the South Koreans to develop the basic means and technology to join the capacity at the very least to increase their monitoring and surveillance activities in addition to one of the considerations and technology from space. At that moment is coming. And that moment is likely to be disaster noon. Alessio, thank you very much indeed. This is the globalist stay tuned. Well, it's time now to find out what's making headlines in the world of entertainment and the film critic Karen krishan of its joins me in the studio. And I'm so excited. I know. I know it's back at long last. We've only had to wait a whole pandemic. Oh, wait a minute, what am I saying? Yes, indeed. Are you a fan? Oh, I'm a huge fan. And you know what's really great for me is that it was coming up on the program today and so I could actually sit down and watch it without feeling guilty because I was doing my homework. Wonderful, wonderful. So what are your first impressions? Oh, I thought it was amazing. And do you know what I will never, ever forget the line from Kendall? Fuck the weather we're changing the cultural climate. That was just genius. And I think that's what's genius about it. It's the writing. It's Jesse Armstrong. The writing is incredible, actually. This series three written by Jesse Armstrong is the other tour. And they're loosely based on if you haven't watched Succession, you're missing out. It's loosely based on Murdoch, but also the redstones and mercers and Conrad black. These are global companies that have children tipped as the successors, but nobody's really been named yet. So this is what the fascination about succession is. I like to think of it as sort of dynasty without the shoulder pairs. But that's such an old reference room. Maybe The Sopranos without the nice stuff. You know, really, it is about family politics and corporate politics. And it is huge. It's a huge award winner. It's cleaned up at the Emmys last year. And also Logan Roy, the patriarch played by Brian Cox, won a Golden Globe for his performance last season. I'm just really not surprised. And you know, when you look at when you look back at Jesse Armstrong's work, at the other line that I will never forget that he wrote difficult lemon difficult. The one I like that was actually in the trailer and you can see it says, I'm better than you. You're corrupt evil. That's Kindle Roy played by Jeremy strong with Brian Cox's son, who in the first I don't want to spoil. I won't spoil anything in the series at the end of series two was exposing the company as being corrupt and his father as well. And the father goes, don't talk about things you don't understand. So he understands corruption and evil. Oh, good. Just a to people who do like Jesse Armstrong's writing. He's got a novel. Actually, it's been out for a while. I think it came out in 2016. It's called love sex and other foreign policy goals. And you can hear a conversation that I had with him about that book and about the rest of his work on our meet the writers archive. So do go and have a look at that. If you have a moment. Right. There are other things. Hardly. I mean, really, you know, we won't talk about the yazi strike and we won't talk about the box office, but we can talk about what do you want to talk about? How about David Chappelle and Chappelle? Yes, yes. Getting into a lot of hot water. Now Dave Chappelle of course is kind of taking over the mantle from George Carlin, long, long late lamented. As being the controversial comedian who can get away with a lot stuff. And his Netflix special to closer was called by a recent San Francisco report as exhausting transphobic can grievous grievous field rant exposed as a comedy. So anyway, Netflix has quite a few of Dave chapelle's comedy specials. And they actually fired a black trans employee who was helping to organize the walkout that happened last night..

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