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EXCLUSIVE The Steele Dossier, the Indicted FBI Officer and the ‘Most Consequential Investigations in US History’ 

, 26 January 2023
Christopher Steele is concerned his dossier on Donald Trump’s Russian connections was held up at the FBI Office whose head of Counter Intelligence has been indicted for working with one of Putin’s most powerful oligarchs  

Rishi Sunak’s Government is Sinking Into its Own Swamp 

, 26 January 2023
The Prime Minister promised a break from the chaos and corruption of Boris Johnson's administration. After three months, his MPs fear little has changed

EXCLUSIVE Labour MPs Quit Parliamentary Lobbying Group Set Up to Slash Tax on Petrol as Ties to Big Polluters Emerge

, 24 January 2023
One Labour MP quit after a report by the APPG criticising the move to electric vehicles was backed by the Global Warming Policy Foundation – often described as the most high-profile climate 'sceptic' body in the UK

Landmark Ruling in Strasbourg as MPs Challenge UK Government over Failure to Investigate Russian Interference in Brexit

, 19 January 2023
'Nothing less than the future of democracy is at stake' says Caroline Lucas as a cross-party coalition and The Citizens win an unprecedented hearing over electoral safety and national security

EXCLUSIVE Scandal of the Moonlighting MPs: Conservatives Take Jobs Worth £700,000 Working for Party Donors

, 18 January 2023
The Labour Party told Byline Times there is 'no reason why a serving constituency MP needs to make thousands and thousands of pounds as a consultant or by lobbying on behalf of businesses'

EXCLUSIVE Special Investigation: The Vested Private Interests Behind Westminster’s Influential Lobbying Groups

, 17 January 2023
Sam Bright investigates a murky aspect of our political system, where landlords fund private rental research and fossil fuel firms donate to environmental groups

EXCLUSIVE Millions Could Lose Right to Vote as Vast Majority Still in Dark Over Voter ID Change, New Poll Shows

, 16 January 2023
Up to two million people could be denied a vote unless they apply for ID – with public awareness about the new rules worryingly low, polling for Byline Times has found

Conservatives Accused of ‘Camouflage’ Campaign Tactics After Imitating Green Party Leaflets

, 13 January 2023
A number of Conservative candidates appear to have suddenly dropped the party’s blue branding, reports Max Colbert

EXCLUSIVE Government Offers No Dedicated Cash for Councils to Warn People they will Need Voter ID in May Elections

, 10 January 2023
Councils could have to choose between hiring extra staff to implement the change or informing voters that their vote is at risk, Byline Times has learned

The US Far-Right Cheerleaders of the Attack on Brazil’s Democracy

, 9 January 2023
The links between Brazil's far-right leaders and the US Stop The Steal activists suggest a globally-connected movement determined to attack democracy, reports Sian Norris

Clashes over the definite Left

, 9 January 2023
Anthony Barnett explores what he sees as the global emergence of a radical, progressive politics – especially in the United States

EXCLUSIVE Conservatives Branded ‘Hypocrites’ Over Minimum Service Law Threat to Unions as Lords are No-Shows

, 9 January 2023
Many members of the Conservative Party's lords bench seem to be taking indefinite strike action, Byline Times analysis suggests

EXCLUSIVE Mass Misinformation: The Catholic Charity and the Far-Right Activists

, 6 January 2023
An exclusive report in collaboration with the Citizens and funded by the European Fund for Investigative Journalism explores the links between a Catholic Nationalist group and the Italian far-right

‘Held Ransom by the ‘Blue-Eyed Babies’ of Sovereignty and Elective Dictatorship, What’s Our Escape?’

, 20 December 2022
At the end of the year of three Conservative prime ministers leading a country in crisis, AC Grayling considers what the UK can do to free itself of the constitutional and political chaos it finds itself in

‘Human Rights – Here at Home?’

, 9 December 2022
Sanchita Hosali, CEO of the British Institute of Human Rights, explains why 158 civil society groups have written an open letter to Rishi Sunak, urging him to stand firm on the Human Rights Act

Can Citizens’ Assemblies Improve Our Response to Crises?

, 8 December 2022

‘The Pariah State that Allows Lawfare’

, 1 December 2022

‘Beware Absolute Monarchs Bearing Gifts’

, 22 November 2022

The Toxin of Televisuality

, 21 November 2022

‘Amateur Hour in British Politics’

, 11 November 2022

Strange Allies: Hungary, Russia and the UK

, 18 October 2022

EXCLUSIVE Was Justice a Victim of the War in Afghanistan?

, 17 October 2022

China: The Dawn of the Authoritarian Century?

, 10 October 2022

Saudi Oil Decision Exposes More Failed British Diplomacy

, 7 October 2022

Who Voted For This, Liz?

, 5 October 2022
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