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1. What follows is a brief list, from memory, about what @BInvestigates and @Byline_Media has revealed in the last couple of years.
2. Star Murdoch journalist Mazher Mahmood perverted the course of justice, used phone hacking and was trained by the suspects in the Daniel Morgan Murder
3. News of the World admitted they used email hacking to target the undercover informants. They also targeted investigators working on the Daniel Morgan Murder
4. For fifteen years the Sunday Times employed a hacker/blagger who accessed Gordon Brown's bank accounts dozens of times, and revealed private personal data of hundreds of targets, including David Kelly
5. Senior execs of the Sun and NOTW are alleged to have used a 'medical records blagger', employing her on 500 occasions.
6. Meanwhile the Mail and the Mail on Sunday buried evidence at Leveson 2 of a million pound dossier of payments to private investigators.
7. The Mirror group has no admitted to phone hacking during the period of Piers Morgan's editorship, paying out millions to dozens of victims.
8. Senior Mirror executives hired the Daniel Morgan murder suspects, who told them that the information they were gathering was procured illegally.
9. These are just some of many revelations since #Leveson1 and since most the senior execs involved in these allegations are still powerful in the news industry, there will be not accountability or justice without a #Leveson2. Next week's amendment vote is important.

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Oct 5, 2018
Can someone else help me out here? Is it just me - but as well as 2yrs of @MarkDiStef tweets, aren’t a lot of his colleague, Alex Wickham, formerly @MediaGuido also gone? He wrote a lot on Carole Cadwalldr too. I can only find this now
Maybe I’m getting this wrong but search “@MediaGuido Cadwalldr” and you get a lot of replies, but most the originating tweets have vanished
On the other hand I’m blocked my Wickham and had to get on another account to check what he had to say. Very impartial. No malice her from Buzzfeed’s Political reporter
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Oct 2, 2018
British political life has become shameless. How did we get to the point someone is a hero for being under investigation for electoral fraud/contempt of court/lying? I think the turning point was the rehabilitation of Rebekah Brooks as head of Murdoch’s empire.
Brooks was found not guilty. But the high bar of proof needed to get to trial, let alone the sheer incompetence of running a criminal enterprise unawares, should have excluded her from her role as Britain’s biggest publisher. But no, she was reinstated. The rot right there.
In another age, Murdoch’s apologies would have meant something. In another age, he and Brooks would have to spend years in public service (like Profumo) to atone. But no. Once they’d got away with hacking and kompromat, others like #CambridgeAnalytica would rapidly follow.
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Sep 29, 2018
Oh God. The app which has compromised all the phone numbers and emails of the Conservative Party is the notorious UCampaign app! Allied to #CambridgeAnalytica. I'll try to grab some info in the thread below
Here's a thread with some background on Thomas Peters who devised it.

This app is also one of the many bits of evidence that the same (probably hacked Facebook) analytics were used in the Leave Campaigns and for Trump @carolecadwalla @VickerySec @profcarroll…
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Aug 13, 2018
@BacklistedPod Loved the episode on LOTR and 'Return of the King' especially all the insights about Tolkien and his experience of the Somme. But as I said to @johnmitchinson I think you missed one thing about the historical background and the power of the myth. 1/6
2. Though it's not an allegory about WW1 or WW2, there's no way to ignore the mythic struggle Tolkien was engaged in - mainly with the Wagnerian touchstone of the Ring Cycle and the Ring of Power. LOTR is a comprehensive counter myth to Siegfried about surrendering/abjuring power
3. There is no myth quite like this about the power of small people, and the dangers of power, except perhaps Gethsemane. And the resonances of the Shire or Minas Tirith, Mordor or Isengard in contemporary history flow from this chthonic theme.
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Aug 12, 2018
Boris Johnson's puppeteer Steve Bannon pulling strings to turn UK to far right…
However, it was during his time in the Trump administration that Bannon and BoJo became friends.

And the two grow ever closer.

Johnson was an early visitor to the White House and he and Bannon warmed to each other straight away
A source with knowledge of the relationship said: “They have been in touch since the first days of the White House, when the Government reaches out and the White House responds.

“Then Boris went over there and met Bannon. It’s not like they got in touch a couple of weeks ago”
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Aug 2, 2018
Since we're actually all so closely related, I think it's racist to assume than any group is not capable out 'out group' hatred. No country is immune to the fascist tendency, even if it has been a victim of fascism.
It would be ridiculous to deny that the Boers and Serbs were not ennobled by their suffering, and created oppressive regimes. It certainly can't be impermissible to suggest, as Tony Judt did having served in the IDF in the six day war, that the same could happen in Israel
Before his premature death, Tony was also insistent - for various reasons - that this is a debate that can't just be restricted to those with a Jewish heritage. To him, that exclusion would only intensify isolation through ethnicity
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