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Blogs & articles

  • The PR kingmakers of London town take on Nigeria +

    Nigeria goes to the polls this weekend in a hard fought contest between its current president and a former military dictator. Reportedly the country’s most expensive election ever, both sides have hired big name international PR firms to help persuade the voters. Read More
  • The 'ninja' NHS privatisers you've never heard of... +

    Meet the shadowy team at the heart of many of the most controversial NHS privatisations to date, including the Staffordshire deal leaked last week and the failed Hinchingbrooke experiment. Read More
  • Lobbying register: day 1 +

    Five years after Cameron and Clegg promised to 'regulate lobbying through introducing a statutory register of lobbyists’ in the UK, it has finally launched. Tamasin Cave is underwhelmed by its first day. Read More
  • Critics banned, Islamophobes welcome at “We Believe in Israel” UK conference +

    Organisers of a major pro-Israel conference in London this weekend have been vetting the political views of those registered to attend. Hilary Aked has been banned from attending because of her co-authorship of Spinwatch's critical 2013 report on BICOM. Read More
  • Unscrupulous methods used by tobacco industry revealed over illicit trade +

    For three years the tobacco industry has waged a virulent battle against proposed laws for plain packaging of cigarettes in the UK. Andy Rowell and Karen Evans-Reeves review its frantic attempts to sway public and political opinion ahead of the parliamentary vote last week. Read More
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