A report just exposed how establishment media pushed Tory 2019 election lies

A campaign group has released a report. It details the extent of the Conservative Party’s use of “disinformation” during the 2019 general election campaign. The detail is staggering. But so far, the report has barely made a ripple in the media; probably because the establishment press is implicated in it. Defending the truth Truth Defence …
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A Tory minister just leaked private emails from a HuffPost journalist

A Tory minister just leaked two private emails from a HuffPost journalist. She claimed this was because the reporter and the outlet were “making up claims” about her. The minister also accused them of “sowing distrust”. But the reality is, the journalist was doing her job. And it shows the increasing authoritarian attitude of the …
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Tory MP, aged 40, defends decision to accept Covid-19 jab

A Conservative MP who volunteered at a local hospital has defended accepting a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, despite being 40 years old. Brendan Clarke-Smith, who represents Bassetlaw in north Nottinghamshire, was given the AstraZeneca jab on Friday after having done a shift at Retford Hospital vaccination centre. Vaccinations are currently limited to the government’s four …
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The Tory blame game is vile. We can’t let them get away with it. The Canary

In the latest instalment of the Tory blame game, the government has blamed individual airports for the shocking scenes at Heathrow. Meanwhile, home secretary Priti Patel has blamed scientists and partygoers for the UK’s world-leading coronavirus (Covid-19) death rate. This corrupt, negligent government has consistently dodged accountability for its appalling handling of the pandemic – so …
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A Tory MP exposed himself and his party live on Question Time

A Tory minister’s response to a Labour MP’s criticism of his government’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic was damning. Because he inadvertently exposed the problem at the heart of his government’s approach over the last ten months. And he did it on BBC Question Time. Question Time: flailing? The programme saw its viewing figures …
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University staff protest Tory attempt to undermine academic freedom and stifle criticism of Israel

The Tory government is trying to force UK universities to adopt a “flawed” definition of antisemitism. The Canary wrote in December 2020: Conservative education secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly trying to force universities to sign up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism by the end of the year, or face …
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The divisive nature of Tory rhetoric about the ‘left behind white working-class’ The Canary

In recent months, we’ve seen a return to right-wing rhetoric that suggests white working-class boys are being left behind. This is allegedly because the nation is “preoccupied” with issues around race and gender. When asked to confront the very real evidence of structural racism in Britain during a House of Commons questions session on 13 January, …
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A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating a high-risk population is ‘woke’

A Tory MP seems to think vaccinating high-risk populations is an act of wokeness. At least if her response to Labour’s Zarah Sultana is anything to go by. Sultana, who represents Coventry South, told parliament on Wednesday 13 January that prisoners were a high risk “disenfranchised” population who need to be considered for vaccination as …
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The Tory government just made a mockery of a second Brexit-related promise

The UK has barely left the EU and already the Tory government has effectively backtracked on two promises it made in relation to Brexit. Never Bee-lieve a Tory government First, it authorised the use of neonicotinoids in England within days of leaving the bloc. There’s an EU-wide ban on the pesticides, with a mechanism for …
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Top Tory repeatedly clusterf*cks live on air over cancelling Christmas

A senior government minister made an absolute shambles of his breakfast media appearances on Wednesday 23 December. He also showed the Tories still don’t appear to know what they’re doing over the coronavirus (Covid-19) “mutant” strain. Moreover, they don’t seem to care about the anxiety and stress they are causing the public. Mutants everywhere Secretary …
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