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Sam Bright

Sam Bright is Byline Times’ Investigations Editor and the author of Fortress London: Why We Need to Save the Country From its Capital.

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EXCLUSIVE Opinion Overkill: Cabinet Office Spends £380,000 on Public Polling in One Month

, 28 August 2020
Michael Gove's department is shelling out thousands on opinion polling, yet the results probably don't make for happy reading, reports Sam Bright

Fact-Free Farage: UK Sees Fall in Asylum Applications

, 27 August 2020
New Government figures show the Brexit Party Leader's asylum ‘invasion’ for what it is: a myth

EXCLUSIVE Government Awards £8.4 Million in PPE Procurement Contracts to Dormant Firm

, 25 August 2020
Millions in taxpayer cash has been given to company that doesn't appear to have traded since it was founded in 2016 – a questionable move in a bigger “scandal”, according to one MP

The Conservative-Crosby Insider Running Coronavirus Meme Firm Topham Guerin

, 24 August 2020
The digital start-up given £3 million to help run Coronavirus communications has hired a member of Tory party royalty as its managing director, Sam Bright reveals

Another Pledge Broken: Dido Harding Oversees Dramatic Fall in Quick Coronavirus Test Results

, 21 August 2020
New NHS data reveals a precipitous decline in prompt COVID-19 test results, as questions are raised about the leadership of the newly announced National Institute for Health Protection

Salesmen of Misfortune: Farage and Johnson's Anti-Asylum Plan Relies on EU Membership

, 19 August 2020
Populist Brexiteers are once again engaging in fact-free foreign loathing, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Exams Watchdog Boss Flouted Concerns on Algorithm Bias Raised in his Own Report

, 17 August 2020
The chair of Ofqual didn't follow his own advice on how algorithms can reinforce discrimination because of “biases in underlying datasets”

Exams Algorithm Scandal Brutally Exposes the Sham of Conservative ‘Meritocracy’

, 14 August 2020
With disadvantaged students disproportionately affected by the downgrading of ‘A’ Level results, Sam Bright explores the real algorithm which has been sorting pupils on the basis of background all along

EXCLUSIVE Outsourcing Giant G4S Claims £10 Million Government Coronavirus Support – Despite £187 Million Profit

, 13 August 2020
The billion-pound security firm took Government Coronavirus relief despite exceeding profit estimates

EXCLUSIVE Data Danger: Cabinet Office Admits Holes in its Cyber Security

, 12 August 2020
Amid its attempts to centralise Government data, Michael Gove's department is exposed to cyber security incidents, Sam Bright reports

The Human and Economic Cost of the UK's Asylum Animosity

, 11 August 2020
Treating asylum seekers like foreign invaders isn't about saving money or protecting their wellbeing reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Poachers to Gamekeepers? Vote Leave Data Firm Now Promoted by Government as Anti-Disinformation Expert

, 7 August 2020
Faculty AI, an artificial intelligence company employed by Dominic Cummings during the Brexit campaign, is being marketed to foreign countries as an antidote to fake news

Procurement Panic: £300 Million of PPE Can’t Be Used in NHS

, 6 August 2020
Taxpayer cash has been splurged on contracts that haven't delivered, reports Sam Bright

Deadly Consumption: Anti-Lockdown Propaganda Papers Need a Health Warning

, 5 August 2020
A poor diet of news, like a poor diet of food, puts people at greater risk of suffering from COVID-19, argues Sam Bright

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