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EXCLUSIVE How Rwanda’s Stifling of the Press Prevents Proper Accountability for Asylum Scheme

, 8 September 2022
When Iain Overton was denied a journalist visa to report on violence against refugees in Rwanda, he and the Byline Intelligence Team investigated press repression in the country

How Can We Guard Against the Climate Crisis When Defence is Our Biggest Carbon Emitter?

, 23 August 2022
Iain Overton examines the Ministry of Defence’s carbon footprint, and asks whether plans to boost military spending are compatible with the Government’s net zero targets

Why Rwanda’s Refusal to Let Me Report on its Treatment of Refugees Should be a Warning Call to the UK

, 12 August 2022
Twelve refugees were killed by Rwandan police in 2018 and the country is attempting to shield itself from scrutiny – this should concern us all, writes Iain Overton

Julian Assange’s Extradition: An Open Letter

, 26 July 2022
Iain Overton writes to Jane Hartley, US Ambassador to the UK, after Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to America

Auctioning Off Democracy

, 18 May 2022
The Conservative Party’s cash-for-access culture is one of the neglected scandals of modern British politics, says Iain Overton

Death by a Hundred Scandals: Are We Living in a Sociopathocracy?

, 22 April 2022
Iain Overton considers the calibre of people drawn to high office, and how power has warped their sense of empathy and compassion

In Sending Weapons to Ukraine, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of History

, 14 March 2022
Iain Overton provides a word of caution as the world exports tonnes of arms to the frontline of Putin’s war

As Britain Slashes Aid to Ukraine, is Johnson Using the Threat of War as a Cover For his Own Scandals?

, 31 January 2022
The support offered to Ukraine over a looming Russian invasion serves Boris Johnson's own interests rather than the country in Putin's sights, says Iain Overton

Profiteering, not Philanthropy: How Public Schools Abandoned Public Service

, 1 December 2021
Iain Overton traces the evolution of the Muscular Christianity of British Public Schools into post-imperial Muscular Capitalism and explains this is far from charitable

Corruption Doesn’t Come With One Clear Smoking Gun – Which Is Why It’s So Hard to Expose

, 12 May 2021
Iain Overton on investigative reporting, systemic nepotism and why the ‘War on Woke’ is a smokescreen

Boris Johnson is a Boarding School Survivor – That Should Concern Us All

, 28 April 2021
Iain Overton draws on his personal experience to explore why the Prime Minister’s background may explain his mendacious approach to politics – and life

Johnny Mercer Sought to Whitewash this Country’s Human Rights Abuses – his Departure as a Minister is Only a Good Thing

, 21 April 2021
Iain Overton dissects what the Veterans Minister’s farewell reveals about the man himself and a wider right-wing shift in British politics favouring the military

I Exposed the Dark Arts of Lobbying – A Decade On Nothing’s Changed

, 19 April 2021
Iain Overton recalls his undercover investigation into a notorious PR firm and explains why the scandal around lobbying and the ‘revolving door’ has worsened under Boris Johnson’s Government

Ruling from the Shadows: Why Dominic Cummings Poses a Threat to the Country

, 23 May 2020
The track record of the Prime Minister's chief advisor – under fire for breaking lockdown rules – has proved him to be anything but transparent, writes Iain Overton.

Boris Johnson's Rising Crime – The Lie Justifying the Proroguing of Parliament

, 3 September 2019
Why the Prime Minister's claim that his Government must tackle violent crime urgently by shutting down Parliament doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

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