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On this week’s New Statesman podcast: Episode Sixty

Jason Cowley and Gerry Hassan on the last days of the British state, our team on the panic in Westminster and the banality of the Apple Watch.

On this week’s podcast: New Statesman editor Jason Cowley talks to Scottish writer, academic and independence-supporter Gerry Hassan. Helen Lewis, George Eaton and Anoosh Chekelian discuss the panic in Westminster, and Fiona Rutherford and Ian Steadman wonder what’s so exciting about the Apple Watch and iPhone 6.

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Telegraph fires environmental journalist Geoffrey Lean

Some have suggested the move is due to the newspapers' scepticism about man-made climate change. 

Geoffrey Lean, the respected enviromental commentator and reporter, has been "pushed out" of the Telegraph, according to the writer. Lean, who pioneered the role of environmental correspondent almost forty years, joined the Telegraph in 2009 after 16 years at the Independent. "Telegraph is pushing me out," Lean tweeted a few days ago. The Telegraph's International Business Editor, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, tweeted "Departure of climate veteran @GeoffreyLean v sad for Telegraph colleagues. Conservative newspaper has lost a tireless voice for conservation". 

The loss of the respected Lean, some believe, is due to his longstanding support for the idea that climate change is manmade. 

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