IPSO’s latest season of calamities

Damned in an official report, exposed as useless by a select committee, incapable of tackling flagrant press dishonesty, caught cherry-picking complaints – the sham press regulator is blundering between disasters

Britain: Sleep walking into the valley of death

Since the coalition in 2011 both the annual death rate and the number of deaths have increased reversing a trend lasting 50 years. And the growth in life expectancy is slowing. Is austerity to blame?

The colour of Russian money part 2: a Latvian laundromat?

John Christmas was the head of the Latvian Parex bank’s international group when he tried to draw the attention of the authorities to alleged corruption at the bank. He had to flee Latvia but his evidence might help tackle the links between European banks and the Russian mafia.

A warning for Grenfell Tower survivors

The inquiry into the disaster has two parts, with the toughest questions due in part 2. But will part 2 ever happen? The example of Leveson 2 says no

The Dogs of War Part 1: Kateryna Havrish on saving the animals of Donbas

Kateryna Havrish was running an animal shelter in the Donbas when her life was turned upside down by war. She became a latter day Noah trying to save all the cats and dogs who were made homeless by the war… while coming to terms with her memories of crimes committed against civilians.

How IPSO cherry-picks complaints

The tame press ‘regulator’ faces a court challenge about the way it dismisses some complaints because they are made by the wrong people

The Tuesday Letter: Inside SCL

Correspondence from Cambridge Analytica’s suspended director, Alexander Nix, sets out in excruciating detail the worldwide locations where the parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories, was active up until 2010. Bringing British-based psyops for hire straight to 10 Downing Street’s door.

Russian Hybrid Offensives: November Statement to Parliament

Below is the unedited text of a statement sent to to the UK Parliament’s Fake News Inquiry on November 21 2017. The intention at the time of its submission was to provide Parliament and MPs the time to deal with inevitable future disinformation campaigns led by the Kremlin.