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Coming up at 2100 GMT on Channel 4 – Brexit the movie

Coming up at 2100 GMT on Channel 4 – Brexit the movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-YM8FnWZAU#action=share PBers in the UK, no doubt, will be glued to their TVs Join the discussion while it happens here. I’ve little doubt it will cause controversy and maybe shape perceptions of what happened. It, of course, comes at the most critical time for the Government as it desperately tries to secure the agreement of the Commons on the Brexit deal. The writer, James Graham, made a big name for himself a few years back with his National Theatre play…

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After 30 years the curtains close on regular Guardian/ICM polls

After 30 years the curtains close on regular Guardian/ICM polls

The longest lasting poll series in British politics comes to an end. This is something of a sad moment in British politics. The longest lasting polling series, ICM for the Guardian, has come to an end after a total of 30 years. Polls have been running from the firm in the paper at least monthly since January 1989 when ICM replaced Marplan as the paper’s voting intention provider. The first one, as seen in the chart above, was in January…

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The Daily Mail’s change of tone Brexit should help Mrs May sell her Brexit deal

The Daily Mail’s change of tone Brexit should help Mrs May sell her Brexit deal

Something feels different about the headlines in today's Daily Mail pic.twitter.com/LCFgwnOrlu — Jack Blanchard (@Jack_Blanchard_) September 12, 2018 At this rate the Daily Mail will soon be backing another referendum. Daily Mail backs May's Brexit plan and brands rebel Tories 'traitors'Editorial laments plotting by Brexiter Conservatives against PM as apparent ‘death wish’. https://t.co/95z3ppHkOZ pic.twitter.com/3RUPaZupRB — TSE (@TSEofPB) September 13, 2018 Welcome to this Bizarro world where in the eyes of the Daily Mail traitors are the hard Brexiteers. The tweets…

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The end of an era. Sir Paul Dacre is said to have edited his last Daily Mail

The end of an era. Sir Paul Dacre is said to have edited his last Daily Mail

We can expect fewer powerful pro-Brexit front pages like these? The biggest political development over the weekend, I’d suggest, was the report in the Observer about the replacement of Paul Dacre as Daily Mail editor with the Geordie Gregg, of the Mail on Sunday, who has taken a totally different view of the referendum outcome. Gregg will start in September a couple of months earlier than planned and it is hard to see, given his views, him carrying on with…

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The places where people would most like to live mostly voted Remain

The places where people would most like to live mostly voted Remain

Away from Brexit for moment with some polling on what are seen as Britain’s desirable locations to live. With Channel 4 going through a process of choosing a location outside London for a new creative hub YouGov have been carrying out the polling which no doubt will prove controversial. On my Twitter feed it was observed that most of the top choices all voted remain at the referendum. You have to go down to 9th place, Nottingham to find a…

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Theresa May’s staunchest supporter in the media announces his departure but could it be good news for her?

Theresa May’s staunchest supporter in the media announces his departure but could it be good news for her?

Picture: Depending on your view the (in)famous Daily Mail front page the day after Theresa May called a snap election. Last night it was announced that the editor of The Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, would stand down from the role in November. Given how unlucky Mrs May has been it would be no surprise to see her staunchest supporter in the print media replaced by George Osborne, who as editor of The Mail might not be so supportive of Theresa May…

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Fake news and how to deal with it

Fake news and how to deal with it

Russian propaganda—whether on chemical weapons in Syria, the nerve-agent attack in the UK, or the downing of the Malaysian Air flight over Ukraine—rarely attempts to explain the evidence but only to obfuscate it. But that’s what the guilty do. https://t.co/F3zwckGjVa — Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) April 23, 2018 Revealed: John Bolton Chaired anti-Muslim Think Tank That Spread Fake News With Help of Russian Trollshttps://t.co/jiHNLNm3mW — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) April 23, 2018 DNA is perplexingly long. Almost 98% of the human genome is…

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