The Spectator: Putin’s ‘Black PR’ has arrived in Britain

Article by Andrew Foxall for the Spectator - published 14 August 2020 Christopher Steele, the author of the (in)famous Trump dossier, is right to say Britain has been ‘behind the curve’ when it comes to combating the threat posed by Russia. The UK’s political parties are being targeted by the Kremlin, he told Tory MP Damian Collins […]

The Telegraph: Fake news fears drive audiences away from social media, Ofcom finds

Article by Craig Simpson for The Telegraph - published 13 August 2020 Fears over fake news have resulted in fewer people using social media to follow current affairs compared to a year ago, according to a new report from Ofcom. The survey by the media watchdog shows public trust in the impartiality and accuracy of […]

How to tackle illegal Channel crossings

This week the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, announced that the Royal Navy would be deployed in the Channel, and RAF planes used to increase and improve monitoring of migrant boats seeking to reach the UK from the French coast. The fine weather and calm seas of the last few days have led to an increase […]

MailOnline: MPs urge Ofcom to step in before BBC does 'irreparable' damage to its regional TV news service with plans to slash 450 jobs

Article by Katie Feehan for MailOnline - published 10 August 2020 MPs have called on the TV watchdog to look at BBC plans to cut its regional news services. The broadcaster is planning a shake-up of regional TV news and local radio in England, axing 450 jobs. The letter to Ofcom calls for a response from the […]

BBC News: Ex-spy says more must be done to stop Russian interference

Article by Gordon Corera for BBC News - published 7 August 2020 There must be an organised effort to prevent Russia from disrupting and distorting political life, former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has warned. Mr Steele was behind the so-called Trump-Russia dossier, which alleged collusion between Moscow and the US president's 2016 election campaign. In […]

Getting Britian Building

This week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced over £3.5million in new funding to support the creation of the Romney Marsh Employment Hub. This will be a new business centre on the Marsh which will support the creation of 700 new jobs. It will be delivered by the government’s new ‘Getting […]

The Times: Anti-vaxxers on social media could ruin chance of an effective treatment

Article by Emma Yeomans and Tom Knowles for The Times - published 1 August 2020 Social media influencers and celebrities with millions of followers are boosting anti-vaccination messages worldwide, as more people say that they will not take a coronavirus vaccine. Politicians and experts have given warning that the rapid spread of misinformation about a Covid-19 […]

The motives of tech tycoons have been laid bare - now we must act

Article written for the Telegraph, published 30 July 2020 The lobby of the Marriott hotel at Westminster Bridge may seem like an unlikely setting for a significant act in the struggle by policy makers to expose the inner workings of the world's leading tech companies. It was here however, in 2018, that the House of […]

PoliticsHome: Freedom of reach is not the same as freedom of speech

Article by Eleanor Langford for PoliticsHome - published 29 July 2020 As MPs, journalists and concerned users boycott Twitter over its stance on hate speech, Eleanor Langford asks whether the Government can — and should — do more to clamp down on social media firms. Twitter was noticeably quieter this week as users logged off […]

Eat Out to Help Out

It’s great to see how so many local hospitality businesses have adapted to the new social distancing rules, following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown measures. Many residents and visitors are also keen to take advantage of the chance to get out and about and enjoy what our towns have to offer. Last Friday I […]

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