July 2, 2019

Protecting Elections and Referendum Integrity from Online Interference

Today, our Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committee has published a report giving the Government a deadline of the 24th July to confirm that it will introduce new legislation within six months to protect elections and referendums against online interference. Our report accuses the Government of ignoring urgent recommendations in our cross party Committee’s final report into Disinformation and …

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November 16, 2018

The BBC and the Israel – Palestine Conflict

I get emails from people who support both sides of the Israel – Palestine conflict alleging that the BBC is biased against “their” side and minimising violence by the other side. This reflects the importance of this issue and the deep emotions on both sides of the debate concerning the ongoing violence, injury and death. It is not for me as a …

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October 19, 2014

Labour will give football fans a say

This week, Labour announced a proposal to give football fans more of a say in what happens to their club. The proposals include the legal right to buy up to 10% of the club’s shares whenever its ownership changes, and powers to appoint directors to the board. Fans would also have a say on ticket prices, shirt sponsorship, ground naming …

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