Dodgy fire privatisers, collapsing Tory membership, allegations of fixing the election of Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary were all stories ignored by the mass media last year but covered on byline.com and my own blog
Month: December 2017
The government sold off the state owned Green Investment Bank too cheaply and gave the private equity company Macquirie new freedoms to invest most of its new projects outside the UK. It is already taking advantage with little scrutiny.
Amid all the giddy excitement about the Disney deal, Tamara Holder reminded us what matters most: this man’s companies wreck lives
While the Tories row about Brexit their top party apparatchiks have started a power grab that will mean ordinary members will be stripped of their involvement by changing the party’s constitution according to documents obtained by Tribune and Byline.com
Arguing for prison reform without addressing victims’ concerns about crime a ‘mistake’, says chair of parole board
Part 2: An interview with Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board and former Chief Inspector of Prisons
‘The way things are now in prisons reflect very badly on us as a country’, says Chair of Parole Board
Part 1: An interview with Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board and former Chief Inspector of Prisons
A battery of data show trust at pitiful levels. Journalists need to wake up before it’s too late
Is trust in journalism really declining? Which journalists are trusted least? Does it matter? Making sense of what the surveys tell us
An end of year review of the Leave affiliated group figures published by the Electoral Commission gives rise to a new understanding of co-operation between Anti-EU campaigns and exposes a critical flaw in the Working Together rules which applied during the Brexit Referendum – a sticky Brexit pudding
Child sex abuse:How Lady Macur exonerated the Waterhouse inquiry over convicted paedophile Gordon Anglesea
While all eyes were on Brexit the Wales Office slipped out a revised version of the report by Lady Macur into child sex abuse in North Wales. It reveals her findings on paedophile Gordon Anglesea – exonerating the work of a previous inquiry which let him off the hook.
With a little redrafting, the sham regulator’s new ‘kitemark’ tells a more realistic story
Paul Settle: a tragic case of a traumatised former senior Met police officer who is lashing out at politicians and child abuse survivors
The former detective chief inspector who led the Westminster paedophile investigation says he was hounded out of office for speaking his mind. He has also disclosed that he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from previous work while conducting such a difficulti nquiry.
A point-by-point commentary on the Foreign Secretary’s attempt to deter campaigners against newspaper hate speech
One Twitter user has collated a horrifying catalogue of messages allegedly written by British supporters of the Leave campaign. From the use of the word N****R, to encouraging murders of MPs, to calling for Remain voters to be shot, Brexit reveals its true meaning: hate.
Are you a terrorist if you have a copy of the Vietnam protesters’ Anarchists Cookbook ( published 1971)?
The excellent Inforrm’s Blog carries an extraordinary piece on an Aberystwyth student who was put on trial for terrorism by owning a copy of The Anarchists Cookbook published nearly 50 years ago. Acquitted by the jury after three days. I wonder whether a Muslim student would have been so lucky
With 2017 drawing to a close and the world catching up, it’s time to reveal the behind the scenes action which has accompanied a year of extensive crowdfunded investigations for Byline Media. Only you can decide whether this continues in 2018…
Unreported by MSM: How some bosses can help if you are one of 2 million people enduring domestic abuse
A major new initiative to get employers on board to help their employees cope with domestic abuse was highlighted at a conference hosted by the BBC. Unfortunately none of the national nor social media reported it.