Newsnight editor Ian Katz brands Rachel Reeves "boring snoring" in Twitter fail

The programme's new editor insults the Labour shadow cabinet minister and refers to his former trade as "snooooozepapers".

After last night's Newsnight, an eclectic edition featuring interviews with Chris Huhne, Alex Turner and Rachel Reeves, new editor Ian Katz decided to share his thoughts on the programme with a friend on Twitter. Unfortunately, he also did so with his other 26,563 followers after accidentally posting a public message.

Katz, the former deputy editor of the Guardian, branded Reeves, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, "boring snoring" and referred to his former trade as "snooooozepapers". 

An unsurprisingly aggrieved Reeves, who discussed zero-hour contracts and Ed Miliband's trade union reforms on the show, sarcastically replied: "thanks..."

Katz has now apologised to Reeves but what about those still unfortunate enough to work for "snooooozepapers"?

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves.

I'm a mole, innit.

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Sarah Champion wants to un-resign and join Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet again

The MP is understood to have emailed asking for her job back. 

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, is to rejoin the shadow cabinet less than a month after her dramatic resignation. 

On 28 June, in the aftermath of Brexit, she tweeted: "I have just stepped down from my shadow minister job, but not my responsibilities to my constituents, party or victims of abuse."

Now, she has reportedly emailed Jeremy Corbyn's team to request an un-resignation from her position as shadow minister for preventing abuse. 

According to the Guido Fawkes blog, she wrote: "I would like to formally retract my resignation and ask to be reinstated to my role as Shadow Home Office minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence with immediate effect."

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, given their staffing issues on the shadow cabinet, the Corbyn team is understood to be welcoming her back. 

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has repeatedly urged ex-shadow cabinet MPs to come back. On 1 July he said: "Wouldn't it be better if people came back and worked with us?"

And on Sunday, he alarmed weekend TV viewers by turning straight to camera and telling the nation: "We've got to stop this now."