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Week in Review: 5th – 11 July

11 July 2020 @ 12:00 am

Editor’s Review of the Week You might ask, just how bad can things get for the current government. Immersed in scandals, accusations of corruption and abuse of office, it might come as no surprise that not only have the general public tired themselves of a workshy Prime Minister – business leaders now think the same. […] The post Week in Review: 5th – 11 July appeared first on TruePublica.

Week in Review 28th June – 4th July

4 July 2020 @ 12:00 am

Editor’s Review The new normal today is characterised by scandals that come and go so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. No sooner is Robert Jenrick attempting to shrug off accusations that he ‘fixed’ the techincal consents for a £1bn building project, therefore saving a Tory donor some £45m when – he’s immediately accused of […] The post Week in Review 28th June – 4th July appeared first on TruePublica.

Week in Review – June 21st – 27th

27 June 2020 @ 12:00 am

By TruePublica Editor:  It’s been another dreadful week for Britain’s PM Boris Johnson and the wider Tory party – as if that was remotely possible – but succeed they did. The week before, pollsters confirmed that Johnson’s handling of the pandemic has not impressed anyone and so new Labour leader Keir Starmer’s popularity roared ahead […] The post Week in Review – June 21st – 27th appeared first on TruePublica.

TruePublica: Daily publishing ends – but weekly news review starts

26 June 2020 @ 12:11 am

TruePublica Editor: From tomorrow, TruePublica will no longer be publishing articles on a daily basis. However, a weekly review of the news will be published each Saturday and the weekly newsletter will follow on Sunday. There are several reasons behind this decision – the first is about being a victim of one’s own success. TruePublica […] The post TruePublica: Daily publishing ends – but weekly news review starts appeared first on TruePublica.

Brexit – The ‘pivotal’ Leave to Remain moment

26 June 2020 @ 12:03 am

TruePublica Editor: This moment was always going to arrive and as I have always maintained, it will arrive too late. It started when the whole ideology of Brexit started to unravel. This unravelling really means that the lies promoted by the free-market extremists and those like Boris Johson who jumped on a band-wagon built of […] The post Brexit – The ‘pivotal’ Leave to Remain moment appeared first on TruePublica.

Get ready for ‘Shock and Awe’ Brexit propaganda campaign

26 June 2020 @ 12:00 am

By TruePublica Editor: The governments’ overuse of militaristic, Churchillian and war-time cliches over Brexit and the pandemic is wearing thin and getting tiresome. But as Brexit day approaches, this is the mentality of a government obsessed with public relations. A mass propaganda invasion is to be aimed at every adult to overcome the Remainer enemy. […] The post Get ready for ‘Shock and Awe’ Brexit propaganda campaign appeared first on TruePublica.

Covid-19: NHS plans for second wave bigger than first

25 June 2020 @ 3:51 am

The Health Service Journal reports that health services in at least one of the NHS’s seven regions are preparing to cope with a second peak of coronavirus demand more than twice the size as the first.   By Alison Moore – HSJ: The NHS in the South East of England insisted this scenario was for […] The post Covid-19: NHS plans for second wave bigger than first appeared first on TruePublica.

Pandemic proves opportunity for industry power grab

25 June 2020 @ 3:37 am

By Tamasin Cave: The UK government has been “incredibly receptive” to businesses lobbying to shape its response to Covid-19 The decision to allow pubs and restaurants to reopen on July 4, before schools, and to relax social distancing, are the latest concessions to the alcohol industry during the Covid-19 crisis, after the government classified off-licences […] The post Pandemic proves opportunity for industry power grab appeared first on TruePublica.

Deregulating GMOs via the Agriculture Bill – what happens next?

25 June 2020 @ 12:00 am

By Pat Thomas – Beyond GM: Recently we alerted our supporters to an amendment to the UK’s Agriculture Bill, proposed by Julian Sturdy MP chair of the APPG for Science & Technology in Agriculture. If adopted the amendment would effectively deregulate GMOs. We have been very gratified by your responses. Many of you joined us […] The post Deregulating GMOs via the Agriculture Bill – what happens next? appeared first on TruePublica.

USA: ‘Qualified Immunity’ Is How the Police State Stays in Power

25 June 2020 @ 12:00 am

By Constitutional attorney John W Whitehead –  Charlottesville, Virginia: The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and “we the people” continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst. Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because “we the people” remain polarized and divided, the police […] The post USA: ‘Qualified Immunity’ Is How the Police State Stays in Power appeared first on TruePublica.