Elm Guest House look like at being at the heart of a possible cover up in the long awaited investigation into how institutions handled allegations of child sexual abuse against prominent people in Westminster.
Month: January 2018
A new type of virus has swept across the West. Malware for the human mind powered by the social engineering equivalent of money laundering. A plague is upon us and the symptoms are clearer than ever but, without a cure in sight and to our continued detriment, a nursery rhyme mentality prevails…
A House of Commons library report provides ample evidence for campaigners who want to fight the government over the rising pensions age to target and unseat MPs. And it is the Conservatives who are most vulnerable
A ban on a Russian translation of British historian Anthony Beevor’s book “Stalingrad” was announced on the 10 January by a Ukrainian government body. However, the Russian book which has been subject to the ban was published in Moscow and is “significantly different” to the original text…
A report by me out today commissioned by One Voice #BackTo60 group makes the case for lowering the pension age again. Now people have to get on and challenge all the main parties over this issue.
Rotterdam Police are planning to try and clampdown on suspected criminals and drug dealers by confiscating their designer clothes and making them strip off in the street
The final implosion of UKIP could come this weekend – but the main beneficiaries – according to the latest council by election results – are the Tories rather than Labour
Two events in one day demonstrate the corrupt power of the press bosses – and their lack of accountability
By Toby Venables
When starting to conceptualise fact as truth-based fiction, one faces certain challenges and decisions. We needed a story to serve as a vehicle – and to make it entartaining as hell – but when dealing with truths as important as these, it’s crucial not to obscure or distort them.
‘Prison officers do want to do a good job, but it’s like asking someone to build a Rolls Royce and giving them a hammer and chisel’
The Government’s rhetoric on reforming our prisons – without any significant investment – is “garbage”, according to the boss of the Prison Officers Association
What I wanted to do today, is write a little about the creative process Toby and I will be going through – from a practical point of view – and explain how the £10,000 script development fund will be used if we succeed…
As Sweden declares its election is already being hacked and launches a new public agency to counter Russian interference, we have been monitoring intelligence and identified Ireland is a clear target with operations already underway. Sadly, it isn’t even on the radar of beleagured security services.
On Wednesday two top civil servants appear before MPs to justify why they are spending £300m bailing out private companies providing a useless service to rehabilitate ex prisoners and putting the public at risk
The Prime Minister says press reforms backed by the Lords threaten local papers. But locals already have a special opt-out– thanks to measures she helped sponsor
Matt Hancock had to choose between the interests of a corrupt national press and those of the people he serves. One tweet gave his preference away
The US Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations published an explosive report on January 10 2018, entitled: “PUTIN’S ASYMMETRIC ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA AND
EUROPE: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.” The extensive document confirms Russian involvement in the US, EU, and the UK’s Brexit
A decision on the second part of the inquiry into the press is imminent and the corporate papers are cranking up the disinformation. Here is an antidote
My tribute to Peter Preston who appointed me to the Guardian way back in 1976.
New research exposes co-ordinated troll and bot activity on Reddit which shows disinformation efforts specifically targeted both Trump and Brexit votes, as well as other European elections.
In a brand new book, due for release March 31st 2018, Cynefin Road presents a unique and beautiful publication of meditations based upon the doctrine of Hybrid warfare. This is a call for patrons, supporters, and readers to support this work.
Suspected rapist Julian Assange, a deliberately deceitful, disingenuous individual on the run under diplomatic protection in Ecuador’s London embassy, breaks from Russian hacking operations and Kremlin-led disinformation campaigning to attack journalists while defending Russia’s White House asset.
England has had the worst problem of litter among developed nations for over a decade – time to ditch the rump of a charity leading the campaign and go for policies that will force big companies who cause the problem to pay to solve it.
A law has already been passed giving every citizen the right to affordable justice in libel and privacy. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley just has to sign it
After a year screaming into the wind, the end of 2017 saw the true state of Russia’s threat to the United Kingdom acknowledged for the first time by the security services. And nobody batted an eyelid. Entering the new year, the world has passed the tipping point and the dead kitten bounce awaits.