The paedophile doctor and the GMC (Spotlight video)


Chris Moore investigates why child psychiatrist Dr. Morris Fraser, a convicted paedophile, was not struck off by the General Medical Council. Password: imincorrigible Video © BBC Worldwide Reporter Chris Moore Producer Denise O’Connor Deputy Editor Gwyneth Jones Editor Jeremy Adams … Continue reading

Britain and the EU: For Richer For Poorer? (documentary video)


“Ahead of the EU referendum, Laura Kuenssberg examines the economic costs and benefits of EU membership. She talks to politicians and business leaders on both sides of the debate in a bid to find out what leaving could mean for … Continue reading

Fact Check: how much does the UK actually pay to the EU? (The Conversation and Newsnight video)


For every £2 we send to Brussels, we get £1 back and it comes back with a tag on it on what we have to spend it on. Gisela Stuart, Labour MP and joint head of Vote Leave, speaking on … Continue reading

Why James O’Brien’s very, very wrong about the extent of UK corruption (video)


David Cameron’s recent “Corruption Summit” garnered a great deal of publicity for his alleged battle against international corruption and ‘war’ on aggressive tax avoidance. However, as well as the positive headlines, more astute commentators were at pains to point out … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Labour’s progress and Jeremy’s Corbynistas (video)


Once every 6 weeks or so, since Jeremy Corbyn assumed the mantle of the Labour leadership, James O’Brien has hosted a phone-in where he has invited supporters, the so-called Corbynistas, to call in and try to prove or explain why … Continue reading

How Brexit could hurt UK-US trade (The Conversation and video)


Barack Obama’s visit to Britain, brings with it plenty of chatter about the so-called “special relationship” between the US and the UK. Coming as Britain prepares for a referendum on European Union membership, the visit has already kicked off a … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Brexit’s happy morons shutting down Obama’s free speech (video)


A month ago, ultra-conservative historian, Niall Ferguson, published an article in The Times entitled “Brexit’s happy morons don’t give a damn about the costs of leaving”. I thought that attacking so-called ‘Brexiteers’ was somewhat at odds with what I was … Continue reading

The Conservative election expenses saga explained (The Conversation) (video)


Since late January, a story about political party finance and spending in the 2015 UK election (and three by-elections) has been simmering. Now it seems to be boiling over. For brevity, it’s probably best to concentrate on the allegations related … Continue reading

Finally, the truth about Hillsborough but you won’t read it on the front of The Sun (plus James O’Brien v the truth audio)


As Jared Ficklin wrote here, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died. The verdicts, which will surely have … Continue reading

Cameron was not predicting war – and he is right to raise Brexit security fear (The Conversation and Newsnight video)


David Cameron attempted to inject some passion into his mission for the UK to remain a member of the EU by making a “big, bold patriotic case” for membership. His speech is being read as a warning that Brexit poses … Continue reading

Can we believe what the Treasury says about the cost of Brexit? (The Conversation and Newsnight video)


There’s a high price to be paid if Britain leaves the European Union, according to the UK’s Treasury forecasts. Leaving the EU would cost the average household £4,300 per year, it is suggested. But Chancellor George Osborne has not done … Continue reading

Think tanks, dead cats and the ‘Merchants of Doubt’ (video)


What do you think of when you hear the words “think tank”? For those who have only a passing interest in the world of politics, which is most of us, the words are likely to indicate a gathering of highly intelligent … Continue reading

Corporate inversions: What’s in a name? (video)


If you rely on the BBC for your diet of news, you probably will not have realised how embarrassingly haphazard and poorly produced the once universally praised BBC News’ output has become in recent years. The slow and painful decline … Continue reading

Explainer: what are ‘tax havens’? (video)


The Panama Papers leak sheds some light on the intricate ways in which the wealthy can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. As well as charging minimal or no tax to residents and non-residents, the main characteristics of tax havens are … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Boris Johnson’s self-serving support for Brexit (audio)


If the polls are to be believed, the outcome of the forthcoming EU referendum is finely balanced. For reasons that are apparently obvious to many, but which this commentator is wholly in the dark about both sides of the debate … Continue reading