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Johnson and Gove in the frame as Brexit campaign comes under investigation

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced an investigation into the activities of Vote Leave, which campaigned for Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum. This could prove hugely embarrassing for government ministers Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who fronted the campaign … Continue reading

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May accused Russia of “meddling”, but forgot the collusion of her own colleagues

Labour MPs are demanding an investigation into alleged irregularities affecting the 2016 EU referendum. The investigation would examine the deployment of Twitter ‘bots’, as alluded to by Prime Minister Theresa May in her Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech last week; in which … Continue reading

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Boris at loggerheads with May over Russian interference: someone may be telling porkies

In her Lord Mayor’s banquet speech, Theresa May accused Russia of meddling in “our democracies”. But just over a week earlier, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson essentially said the opposite. So who’s telling the truth? The Prime Minister, or the man … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment, porn and now foreign collusion: May’s government goes into meltdown

Having lost one senior Cabinet minister through scandal, Theresa May’s government could be losing two more and on the verge of meltdown. One faces allegations that he stored ‘extreme’ porn on his computer. The other is facing questions about a … Continue reading

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After arresting Amnesty International’s head, Erdogan unleashes new purge of opponents

Labour MP David Lammy has written a strongly worded letter to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. He asked Johnson to condemn the human rights crackdown taking place in Turkey. The latest repression has seen the imprisonment of the head of … Continue reading

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Multiple investigations into Brexit campaigns examine vote rigging allegations

Two pro-Brexit campaigns are facing investigations for irregularities in the lead-up to the EU Referendum vote. The Electoral Commission is looking into [paywall] possible undeclared spending by Vote Leave, the campaign backed by Tory MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. And … Continue reading

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Forget ‘fake news’, prepare for fake peace as Trump’s Mid-East endgame looms

  Power games in the Middle East are seldom about fighting terrorism or securing human rights. They’re about oil, and who controls its supply. But an endgame in the Syrian conflict may now be in sight. And that endgame is likely … Continue reading

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