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January 29, 2021
Johnson ‘deeply sorry’ as Covid deaths exceed 100,000

Boris Johnson has given a personal apology for the 100,000 lives lost to Covid in the UK. The latest 24-hour figures show a further 1,631 people have died, bringing the official UK total to 100,162. And there have been more than 20,0000 new cases. Another 279,757 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday, […]

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November 19, 2020
NHS whistleblower speaks out on PPE contracts

Boris Johnson has insisted he's “very proud” of the UK government's effort to secure stocks of urgently needed personal protective equipment - after a damning report by the public spending watchdog. The National Audit Office found that firms recommended by MPs’, peers’ and ministers’ offices were given priority in the rush to buy up equipment […]

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October 20, 2020
The Dirty Secrets of American Food revealed

With Brexit underway, there has been an uproar and an escalating debate about importing American foods. 'Dispatches', UK's Channel4 investigative film series, exposes the hazards of the US food industry You thought chlorine washed chicken was bad? How about hormone-injected beef? Drug-fed pork? Chemically washed meat? As the UK works towards a post-Brexit US trade […]

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October 20, 2020
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered

An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers. Watch part two of the investigation - Undercover Secrets of Trump's Data Firm - here:

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October 20, 2020
Trump strategy to deter Black Americans from voting in 2016

Millions of Americans in key battleground states were separated into eight categories, so they could be targeted with tailored ads online. One of the categories was named ‘Deterrence’, which was later described publicly by Trump’s chief data scientist as containing people the campaign “hope don’t show up to vote”. Analysis by Channel 4 News shows […]

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August 23, 2020
UK plunges into worst recession on record

The UK has been plunged into the deepest recession on record. It’s the worst performance of any G7 nation during the pandemic, as GDP shrank by more than 20 per cent in the three months till June. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said "hard times are here" - warning that many more people would lose their […]

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August 3, 2020
Cambridge Analytica and the end of elections

In the early hours of January 1, 2020, a Twitter handle, @hindsightfiles, allegedly run by Brittany Kaiser, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, shared confidential documentation regarding the involvement of SCL Group, a now-defunct British firm, in numerous elections around the world. The significance of these documents seems to be lost at a time when "World War […]

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August 14, 2019
How much of a threat is Brexit to the unity of the UK?

Boris Johnson's been touring the Union as a 'no deal' exit looms, trying to reassure those worried about the divorce with the EU. Boris Johnson started the tour in Edinburgh. He was met with jeers and boos from protesters, which forced him to leave by the back door of Bute House, the official residence of […]

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July 1, 2019
Boris Johnson: Pretending to be the clown for the media circus?

On The Listening Post this week: Britain's media are front and centre in Boris Johnson's bid to become Conservative Party leader and prime minister. Boris Johnson and the UK media Boris Johnson, the odds-on favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, had one distinct advantage going into the race to succeed Theresa May: name recognition. […]

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