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MailOnline: Police launch arson investigation as migrants set fire to Kent army barracks

Article by Katie Feehan, James Fielding, James Robinson and James Tapsfield for MailOnline - published 29 January 2021 Priti Patel has tonight slammed the behaviour of migrants being held at a former army barracks, amid reports that a 100-strong group started a riot, torched buildings and threatened staff at the temporary asylum seeker site. The […]

KentLive: Folkestone MP says Napier Barracks fire could have 'led to loss of life'

Article by Ruth Ovens for KentLive - published 29 January 2021 Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins says there's 'no excuse' for what happened at Napier Barracks following a fire that prompted a large response from the emergency services. The military site has been used to house about 400 asylum seekers since September last year, […]

Four COVID vaccine centres

On 26 January the first mass vaccination centre in Kent for COVID-19 opened its doors in Folkestone town centre. This is based in the building known as Folca, which was formerly the Debenhams department store. Last week I visited the building along with the Leader of Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Cllr David Monk, to […]

Vaccines in Hythe, Folkestone & Lydd

It's excellent news that this week sees the start of mass COVID vaccination in Folkestone at the Civic Centre, as well as at Lydd Airport on Romney Marsh. The Folkestone centre will be open seven days a week and operate eleven hours a day. It is expected that they will perform over 2000 vaccinations per […]

Local COVID testing and vaccines

Our NHS is leading the world in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. We were the first country to use the Pfizer vaccine, and we now have regulatory approval for the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, and the Moderna vaccine. We have vaccinated more people against coronavirus as a proportion of our population than any other country […]

The Daily Telegraph: Online harms laws in danger of being watered down in US trade talks, Government warned

Article by Mike Wright for the Daily Telegraph - published 12 January 2021 Online harms laws are at risk of being watered down in US trade negotiations, two former culture secretaries have warned the Government. Jeremy Wright and Karen Bradley have put their names to a letter calling on Liz Truss, the International Trade Secretary, to […]

The Daily Telegraph: Social media crackdown is inevitable after Trump ban, ex-Culture ministers say

Article by Hannah Boland for the Daily Telegraph - published 11 January 2020 Social media firms can no longer shun responsibility for what is posted on their sites after banning Donald Trump and face an inevitable crackdown, former digital ministers have said. Companies including Twitter, Facebook and Snap last week took action to silence the […]

The Times: Donald Trump’s social media ban prompts questions over regulation

Article by Jack Malvern for The Times - published 11 January 2021 The decision by social media giants to ban President Trump raises a “very big question” over how they are regulated, Matt Hancock has said. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked Mr Trump’s accounts after his supporters stormed the US Capitol last week. Mr Hancock, the health […]

Social media failed in duty of care over Capitol Hill riot

Article written for the Times - published 8 January 2021 We should be shocked at the scenes in Washington DC, of protesters storming the Capitol building in order to try and stop Congress from validating the election of Joe Biden to be the next president. These are appalling scenes and an attack on a fair […]

KentOnline: Kent MP calls on social media companies to ban accounts inciting violence after Donald Trump riots in US

Article by Paul Francis for KentOnline - published 7 January 2021 A Kent MP is calling on social media companies to ban accounts that incite violence and spread disinformation in the wake of the Trump riots. Folkestone and Hythe Tory Damian Collins, a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, believes online platforms […]

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