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The Crisis in British Journalism

Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account

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Topic: UK Politics
Year: 2022
Author: Brian Cathcart
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‘Beergate’: It’s Time for Labour to Embrace Press Reform

, 11 May 2022
The papers will attack Starmer and Rayner more viciously than Corbyn, writes Brian Cathcart. So they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking them on

Darkness Falls: Ministers are Making Themselves Unaccountable – Because They Can

, 14 March 2022
The public bodies that are supposed to keep government virtuous have been systematically subverted by crony Conservative appointments, says Brian Cathcart. We must make them independent

EXCLUSIVE Government Refuses to Reveal Taxpayer Cost of Secret COVID Subsidy for Its Wealthy Press Friends

, 8 March 2022
Just how much cash have ministers given Murdoch, the Mail and Co to help them through the pandemic? Brian Cathcart investigates 

The Times Smears Black Lives Matter and Stonewall: Another Example of Bad, Unaccountable Journalism

, 21 February 2022
The Murdoch newspaper’s allegations about the campaigning organisations were simply false. Brian Cathcart looks at the evidence 

10 Favours the Government has done its Press Friends – At Our Expense

, 15 February 2022
The corporate newspapers are playing their full part in the corruption of the UK and they are being handsomely rewarded, says Brian Cathcart

The Programme Remains the Same: Beware the Post-Johnson Conservative ‘Reboot’

, 12 January 2022
It's not who leads the Conservative Party that we should worry about – it’s the Conservative Party itself, says Brian Cathcart

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