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Napier Barracks

This week the House of Commons has been debating the Internal Market Bill, which seeks to establish the rules for trade within the United Kingdom after we leave the EU Single Market at the end of this year. There has been considerable controversy surrounding this Bill because it contains measures which would allow Ministers to […]

KentOnline: Napier Barracks in Folkestone to house people seeking asylum

Article by Alex Jee for KentOnline - published 15 September 2020 A military barracks is set to be used to house around 400 people seeking asylum, it has been confirmed. The decision is not being supported by the council and town's MP Damian Collins however. Rumours have been circulating concerning the potential use of Napier […]


The economic shock of the coronavirus is affecting many local businesses, and particularly those that work in the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors. Whilst there have been government schemes to support both jobs and businesses that have been unable to trade as a consequence of the COVID lockdown, we need to look at what more […]

The Daily Telegraph: Facebook's US election strategy may be too little, too late

Article by James Cook for the Daily Telegraph - published 4 September 2020 Facebook's doomsday scenario for the US presidential election is now becoming clear. Last-minute political ads spread disinformation days before the vote and then posts casting doubt on the election result go viral and spread to millions of people. Hit fast forward on […]

Back to school

The beginning of September marks the start of the new school year, and few can have been as eagerly anticipated as this one. COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and the education of our children for most of the last sixth months, and its vital that students get back into the classroom, so they can continue […]

Rule Britannia

Nearly nineteen years ago, on 15th September 2001 I watched along with a group of friends the Last Night of the Proms, broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall to giant screens in London’s Hyde Park. This was just four days after the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States and the decision was correctly […]

The Times: Facebook accused of poaching UK officials to influence policy

Article by Eleni Courea and George Greenwood for The Times - published 25 August 2020 Facebook has recruited ten former policy officials since the start of last year, heightening concerns of a close relationship between the government and technology companies. The findings reveal a systematic hiring of government insiders with knowledge of the regulatory process. […]

City AM: Facebook is a ‘major threat’ to public health, report warns

Article by James Warrington for City AM - published 19 August 2020 Facebook’s failure to halt the spread of coronavirus misinformation makes it a “major threat” to public health, a damning new report has warned. Research by activist group Avaaz found health misinformation relating to the pandemic was viewed 3.8bn times on the social media […]

Exam results

August has always been an anxious month for students waiting for the results of public examinations like A levels, GCSEs and B-TECs. I still remember the feeling going into school to collect my grades. It’s not just a matter of personal pride to see the work that has been put in over the previous years […]

Daily Express: BBC ordered to justify huge cut backs amid fears it's failing the public

Article by Bill McLoughlin for the Daily Express - published 17 August 2020 Concerns were raised over the future funding for regional news funding by Tory MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins. The BBC announced 450 job cuts in regional TV news, current affairs, local radio and online in July. The broadcaster also announced a further […]

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