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The Tories fail to crackdown on FOBTs

The government has today announced yet another review into gambling and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. My view is that it would have been better to announce a crackdown on FOBTs today. FOBTs cause untold misery. They enable people to gamble £100 every 20 seconds. I’ve heard many stories about addicts...

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Vital That Facebook Comes Clean About Russian Propaganda

The Electoral Commission has today announced it is in talks with Facebook about whether Russian-funded propaganda adverts broke electoral rules during the EU referendum.   In a statement, the Commission said: "Any receipt of impermissible donations by registered campaigners or political parties campaigning...

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Defending Investigative Journalism in Malta

On 16 October, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb. We don't know who killed her, but we do know that she devoted her life to exposing corruption - including vital work on the Panama Papers scandal. Her killing is an attack not just on her,...

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