Lembit Opik hospitalised by wrestler

Video: Former Lib Dem MP stretchered out of the ring after ill-advised bout.

After his unfortunate dalliance with pop music, Lembit Opik's bizarre antics continue. The former Lib Dem MP had to be stretchered out of a wrestling ring by paramedics on Saturday after an ill-advised bout with British pro-wrestler Kade Callous.

You can watch the painful footage below.

Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik is bodyslammed by British wrestler Kade Callous in Welshpool, Powys.

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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Quiz: Can you identify fake news?

The furore around "fake" news shows no sign of abating. Can you spot what's real and what's not?

Hillary Clinton has spoken out today to warn about the fake news epidemic sweeping the world. Clinton went as far as to say that "lives are at risk" from fake news, the day after Pope Francis compared reading fake news to eating poop. (Side note: with real news like that, who needs the fake stuff?)

The sweeping distrust in fake news has caused some confusion, however, as many are unsure about how to actually tell the reals and the fakes apart. Short from seeing whether the logo will scratch off and asking the man from the market where he got it from, how can you really identify fake news? Take our test to see whether you have all the answers.

 

 

In all seriousness, many claim that identifying fake news is a simple matter of checking the source and disbelieving anything "too good to be true". Unfortunately, however, fake news outlets post real stories too, and real news outlets often slip up and publish the fakes. Use fact-checking websites like Snopes to really get to the bottom of a story, and always do a quick Google before you share anything. 

Amelia Tait is a technology and digital culture writer at the New Statesman.