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FinCEN – Isn’t it time to start making arrests?

22 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

By Rob Woodward: Have we not tired of their crimes? In 2008, the bank-led financial crisis led to Britain’s national debt increasing from 41 per cent of GDP in 2007 to 87 per cent in 2015. It led directly to a policy decision by George Osborne, backed by the Conservative government – called austerity. According […] The post FinCEN – Isn’t it time to start making arrests? appeared first on TruePublica.

“Unethical” and “astonishing” – Serco lands another £45m for ‘failing’ COVID Test and Trace scheme

21 September 2020 @ 6:12 am

By Caroline Malloy: The outsourcing giant Serco has won an additional £45m to provide COVID test centres, openDemocracy reveals. The multi-million-pound deal has not been made public but provides a major additional role for the controversial firm in the UK’s troubled Test and Trace scheme, which has come under fire as infection rates rise across […] The post “Unethical” and “astonishing” – Serco lands another £45m for ‘failing’ COVID Test and Trace scheme appeared first on TruePublica.

Weekly News Review 13th – 19th September

19 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

Editors Weekly Poke If you had said to friends in 2015 that you’d had a dream and that in about five years time the government would have deliberately and very dangerously divided the nation by instigating a nasty culture war, caused economic and political instability, threatened the Union, crashed its trading relationship with the biggest […] The post Weekly News Review 13th – 19th September appeared first on TruePublica.

The greatest loss of democracy and liberty in modern Britain

14 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

At TruePublica, we believe in social cohesion, the rule of law, civil liberty, human rights and of course, democracy. Recent events, both Brexit and Covid-19, have given this government, in particular, an opportunity to act in bad faith and create a space for emergency legislation used to abuse the normal workings of representative and parliamentary […] The post The greatest loss of democracy and liberty in modern Britain appeared first on TruePublica.

Weekly News Review 6th – 12th September

12 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

Editors Weekly Poke The Times reported on Monday that – “Boris Johnson has set a five-week deadline to reach a post-Brexit agreement with the EU, saying that a no-deal would be a “good outcome” for Britain” – and in true Trumpian style said Britain will “prosper mightily.” And with this week’s explosive news from the […] The post Weekly News Review 6th – 12th September appeared first on TruePublica.

Julian Assange – The week that journalism and the rule of law in Britain drowns

7 September 2020 @ 10:52 am

By Jonathan Cook – For years, journalists cheered Assange’s abuse. Now they’ve paved his path to a US gulag. Court hearings in Britain over the US administration’s extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appal anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile […] The post Julian Assange – The week that journalism and the rule of law in Britain drowns appeared first on TruePublica.

Disrupting supply chains: how leaving the Single Market means systemic breakdown

7 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

New rules incompatible with the AI-driven supply chain systems that support our modern life will cause an industrial splutter. Lorry parks at the border are merely a symptom of systemic dysfunction. Expect price rises and goods shortages. Prompt action could alleviate the situation, but ignoring it will result in long term damage, writes Monica Horten […] The post Disrupting supply chains: how leaving the Single Market means systemic breakdown appeared first on TruePublica.

Weekly News Review August 30th – Sept 5th

5 September 2020 @ 12:00 am

Editors Weekly Poke Last week, an article in the Tory backing Telegraph newspaper investigated different ways of calculating how well Britain has done so far in combatting the Covid crisis (source). It looked at the different ways across the world of calculating mortality rates of the pandemic. They interrogated case mortality rates, then excess deaths, […] The post Weekly News Review August 30th – Sept 5th appeared first on TruePublica.

“Unprecedented” transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co’s

4 September 2020 @ 2:00 am

By Mary Fitzgerald and Corri Crider – Originally published at TruePublica on June 8th 2020: Hours before facing court proceedings from openDemocracy over its massive NHS COVID-19 data deal with private tech firms, the UK government has caved to pressure and released all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI […] The post “Unprecedented” transfer of personal NHS information to shady tech Co’s appeared first on TruePublica.

Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks – “a huge transfer of power from people to big business”

3 September 2020 @ 1:00 am

TruePublica Editor – Originally published June 19th 2020: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business. It was designed to gain more control and dominate […] The post Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks – “a huge transfer of power from people to big business” appeared first on TruePublica.