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Max Colbert

EXCLUSIVE Labour Members Left in Dark Over Data Breach

, 6 June 2022
Max Colbert reveals a lack of transparency from the party over a significant ransomware attack last year

EXCLUSIVE Male, Pale and Colonial: Russell Group Universities Dominated by Named Buildings Reflective of a Bygone Era

, 26 April 2022
Max Colbert investigates the backgrounds of those commemorated on leading university campuses

‘De-Nazification’ and Putin’s Disinformation War

, 5 April 2022
Using an example of local vigilante violence in Ukraine and its exploitation by Putin’s propaganda machine, Max Colbert explores Russian disinformation techniques

EXCLUSIVE The Conservative Stable: How Horse Racing and Tory Politics are Interlinked

, 17 March 2022
As the jockeys put on their silks and the horses gallop at Cheltenham, a new report from the Byline Intelligence Team and The Citizens can reveal the numerous links between those in the industry and the Conservative Party

Conservative Party Dodges Questions on Vetting of Russian-Linked Donors

, 24 February 2022
Max Colbert reports on the unwillingness of Boris Johnson’s party to explain how it audits its benefactors

EXCLUSIVE Two-Thirds of Conservative Councillors and Chairs Accused of Islamophobia Remained in Party

, 16 February 2022
Max Colbert investigates the lack of action taken by the party into accusations of racism and Islamophobia

EXCLUSIVE 29 Members’ Clubs and Opaque Societies Have Donated £14 Million to the Conservatives Since 2010

, 3 February 2022
With the Conservatives considering a new leader, the Byline Intelligence Team and The Citizens inspect the party’s obscure sources of funding

EXCLUSIVE The Non-Disclosure Agreements Hiding University Partnerships with State-Backed Chinese Tech Firms

, 23 November 2021
Max Colbert explores how UK universities are bound to secrecy over their links to controversial Chinese companies

EXCLUSIVE Authoritarian Influence? 75% of Russell Group Universities Hold Agreements with State-Linked Chinese Tech Firms

, 18 November 2021
Are partnerships between the UK’s leading higher education institutions and Chinese companies suggestive of a new intellectual 'Belt and Road' strategy from Beijing? Max Colbert and The Citizens report

EXCLUSIVE Revealed: The Involvement of Palantir and Faculty in the UK Public Sector

, 30 July 2021
Peter Thiel's Palantir and an AI-company linked to Dominic Cummings combined have won public sector contracts worth over £100 million – including contracts connected to NHS data. Max Colbert reports with The Citizens

EXCLUSIVE Prominent Conservative Donor Wins Large Contract with Ministry of Justice

, 29 July 2021
Company behind £450,000 donations to the Conservative party awarded a series of emergency Covid-19 work, alongside contract for new prison build, Max Colbert reports 

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