Behind Culture Secretary Matt Hancock’s bold claims about making high-quality journalism sustainable is a sleazy scheme to give public money to the Mail, the Mirror and the Murdoch press
Month: March 2018
The new nasty plan by the DWP to change the rules for claiming pension credit which could halve the income of poorest pensioners has been postponed until 2019 because of Whitehall’s failure and incompetence in getting universal credit rolled out in time.
Is Putin Keeping Nepotism in the Family? What does the Latest Appointment to Gazprom’s Board Mean for Europe?
What does the appointment of Putin’s nephew to the Gazprom board mean for Europe?
The colour of Russian money part 1: UK registered firms break sanctions and export coal from Russian occupied Ukraine
UK registered firms whose ultimate ownership is masked are illegally exporting coal from Russian occupied Donbas
Vote Leave and Cambridge Analytica: A stench enveloping Downing Street and the Cabinet’s hard Brexiteers
The growing scandal over data harvesting and breaching electoral law on campaign funding has reached Downing Street with a disgraceful and botched attempt to discredit the latest whistleblower revealing a potential cover up by Vote Leave. It can only get worse for the government.
In a huge boost to the FBI, with its reputation under attack by the GOP and Trump White House over the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announces the indictments of nine Iranian hackers involved in global scientific research theft linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard .
How Russia “weaponised” its stand at the Paris Book Fair in March 2018
The election was neither free nor fair but Putin is the choice of most Russians
The sale of the Green Investment Bank brought easy money for the government and the City but little for the environment. Now it looks as though those who were supposed to safeguard green investment are pretty toothless.
The team who made the Daniel Morgan Murder story go viral return with another series about hacking, media and politics – but on a global scale.
The calamities befalling the over 50s women denied a pension until they are 65 or 66 are about to get worse with government saving millions on cold weather payouts and denying some people pension credit until they are 76.
In the 101st article since my Russian odyssey began in Sweden during early 2017, the time has come to confront the truth: Britain lost the war against Putin’s criminal state and there’s no road back.
Hackers claim to have broken into computers at the Russian MoD and downloaded plans to invade several countries in Europe and Asia
As Theresa May declares Russia the “highly likely” culprit in a nerve agent attack on British soil and demands an explanation from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a measured response is required from the UK. But what can be done without risking all out war?
A former top Unison official slammed by a judge selected to be a new Labour councillor for one of London’s deprived wards
Linda Perks, a former Unison top official, who was severely criticised by a judge for union rule breaking over the election of Dave Prentis, its general secretary, has now been selected as a Labour candidate for a safe council seat in a deprived part of Greenwich.
After endorsing the cancellation of an inquiry into its own corrupt and untrusted industry, the paper offers only obfuscations and distractions
The Mail’s obsessive campaign against Max Mosley is a hypocritical bid to distract attention from its own wrongdoings
Ministers have shamelessly put their own interests and those of their Murdoch and Mail cronies before those of the public
Phone Hacking: The Guardian should hang its head in shame over its stance on a second Leveson inquiry
My old employer The Guardian should hang its head in shame in putting forward such spurious reasons to drop Leveson 2. It has failed to support holding the media to account
This may well be the most intellectually dishonest and also the sloppiest Guardian editorial in decades
Ahead of giving evidence to the UK’s Fake News Inquiry, Bad Boy of Brexit and former Belizean diplomat Andy Wigmore gives an exclusively frank and open account of the truth around Leave.EU, discussing Cambridge Analytica, Brexit, Big Data, Trump, Russia, and beyond.
Janner’s family – and his accusers – denied core participation status in Westminster child sexual abuse inquiry
The Janner family whose father faced allegations of child sexual abuse have been denied core participant status at the Westminster strand of the independent child sex abuse inquiry but will have status in a separate inquiry looking at institutional responses to allegations against their father.