The Week in Politics

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The Week in Politics

America and Britain have announced they will engage in “cyber wars”, where each country tries to hack into their respective systems. The purpose is to keep both countries vigilant against cyberterrorism and up to date with the latest online security - or, at least, that’s the official line. 

Oliver says in actuality, it’s about the "photo op" and a chance to highlight the “special relationship” between the UK and the US. Oliver is sceptical about this too, saying no such relationship really exists - noting the fractious cordialities between the two nations prior to the Second World War.  In short, he says it is “nonsense.”

He also discusses the surge in Green support, which he says is a real threat not only to UKIP but also the Liberal Democrats and even Labour. He is not sure the support will last until May. He discusses the Headline Interview between The Independent Editor Amol Rajan and leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett. Oliver says David Cameron simply doesn’t want to do the TV debates and will have difficulty avoiding them if the Green party are allowed to participate. 

Finally, Oliver decodes Ed Miliband’s confusing attack on the government over one million young people who are not voting because they do not register themselves. 

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