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Who is ‘Posh George’? Meet the Aristocrat and Convicted Fraudster Close to Nigel Farage

George Cottrell was Farage’s Chief of Staff until he was found guilty of wire fraud in 2017. He’s now returned to the Reform leader’s side as an advisor


Labour Candidate and Starmer-Ally Faces Antisemitism Complaint Over Controversial Remarks on Marxist Jews

Luke Akehurst’s remarks about Marxist Jews spark outrage, with critics claiming they play into “Good Jew / Bad Jew” trope


Conservative Candidate Accused of Misusing Magistrate Title AGAIN as He Campaigns for Re-Election

Restanding Conservative candidate for Lincoln Karl McCartney has previously been criticised for the same trick


Brexit is the Election Elephant in the Room – But Business Leaders Know the Truth

Brexit has barely been mentioned during the election campaign – but the impact on businesses and the economy is so much worse than the public might think

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Counter the Threats to Democracy

Heidi Siegmund Cuda and the Byline Supplement team in conversation with New York University Professor of Journalism, Jay Rosen, about the common problems in reporting in the US and UK

The ‘Classical Culture’ Accounts that are Dog-Whistles for the Far Right

Waitman Wade Beorn investigates a series of viral social media accounts

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‘A Nationalist Uprising’: Islamophobia and the Bannonisation of British Politics

As Liz Truss joins Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as the latest recruit to Steve Bannon’s dangerous and undemocratic internationalist ‘anti-globalism’ – more online information warfare and hate will be the result, writes Peter Jukes

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