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Liz Gerard

Project Smear Starmer

The right wing press is stepping up its attacks on Labour’s leader as the general election nears. But what happens if he wins?

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How Fleet Street missed the Post Office scandal

Our national newspapers’ lack of interest in a multiple miscarriage of justice raises disturbing questions

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Scandals and squirrels: How our press went nuts in 2023

As the Tories crash and burn, the papers that back them look for distractions – like lambasting migrants, the woke and Prince Harry

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Britain’s dirty media and the threat to press freedom

Riddled with foreign ownership, a number of Britain’s biggest newspapers have developed some very telling blind spots

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The Tory media’s Covid inquiry cowardice

How the ‘fearless’ Tory press meekly ducked criticism of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak over Covid

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How the Tory press held Britain to ransom

The UK’s right-leaning newspapers are less influential than ever, and most will always loathe Labour. So why is Keir Starmer trying to court them?

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The gutter Express, the paper that brought us Brexit

The scale of the disaster it helped to create is becoming clearer, but this cheerleading newspaper remains upbeat

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Daily Hate: The Mail’s century-long quest to demonise migrants

It is arguably Britain’s most influential paper – which makes its long and ongoing history of vilifying refugees and asylum seekers even more troubling

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Not even her Daily Mail fanboys believe in a Liz Truss comeback

The paper which once hailed her disastrous economics has abandoned the former PM for good

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Is the New York Times distorting Britain?

It paints a picture of post-Brexit life that Michael Gove and others don’t like. But what if America’s leading newspaper is right?

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Mail order hypocrisy

As the government totters, its rabid lapdog is going all-out on attacking Labour

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What's the future for Channel 4?

The broadcaster’s privatisation is again on the agenda as politics trumps reason

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Fan Mail: Why is Paul Dacre’s paper so keen to prop up Boris Johnson?

A weakened PM must now follow their agenda on the BBC, immigration and Covid

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The government will never solve the migrant boat crisis by bowing to a baying press

In the wake of the tragedy in the Channel, media commentator LIZ GERARD’s searing essay exposes how newspapers demonised refugees - and encouraged ministers to follow them.

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How Brexit became a disaster everywhere apart from in the eyes of the British newspapers

As crises mount, the polls show voters turning at last. But the national newspapers that backed Leave – even the two now edited by Remainers – continue to pretend there is nothing wrong.

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Innumerate Britain: Our inability to understand big numbers is a national disaster

Did the Brexit vote swing on a basic misunderstanding of public finances? Did people die of Covid because our politicians are innumerate? LIZ GERARD explores Britain’s hopelessness in the face of big numbers

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What happened to Britain's ruthless tabloids?

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How fake culture wars are assisting Boris Johnson and the Tories

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Is the Sun setting on Murdoch's global media empire?

The Sun's days could be numbered, writes LIZ GERARD.

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Unfair and unbalanced - a decade of Paul Dacre at the Daily Mail

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Don't let Paul Dacre loose on Ofcom

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Are you ready for the return of hugging?

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Why are there so few BAME faces on the fronts of our newspapers?

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So why does the press hate Meghan more than Andrew?

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The toxic feud from which there will be no winner

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Can the leopards of Fleet Street ever really change their spots?

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Time for Britain to act like a good neighbour

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End of the Twitter presidency leaves tech in the ascendancy

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The words you never want to read again... an A to Z of 2020

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Should we start to feel sorry for Boris Johnson?

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How the Daily Star became Boris Johnson's biggest critic

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Don't expect a Lib-Lab pact at the next election

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