BBC fails to report on biggest animal rights march in recent history

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BBC fails to report on biggest animal rights march in recent history

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On Bank Holiday Monday, thousands of compassionate people descended upon the streets of London to voice their support for the ban on fox hunting, deer hunting, and hare coursing. The ‘Make Hunting History March’ followed Theresa May’s public announcement that the Conservative Party intends to hold  free vote on repeal of the Hunting Act. The organisers of the event estimated that there were several thousand people in attendance marching from Cavendish Square to outside Downing Street, with members of the public joining at various points of the route.

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Despite national media coverage from The Mirror, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Metro, ITV London News and the Daily Record amongst others, it appears the BBC chose to ignore the event, despite filming just minutes up the road for the London 10,000 race.

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Knives sharpened as YouGov shows Tories losing majority #GE17

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As Sam Coates of the Times reports this evening, YouGov’s latest polling suggests that Theresa May’s campaign has been so catastrophic that the Tories are on track to lose their Parliamentary majority.

Last weekend’s polling showed the Tories with a tiny, 2-seat majority – but all the momentum was with Labour and even senior Tories were admitting that Corbyn’s surge had the Conservatives in a panic.

Tonight’s result suggests they were right:

yougov 300517.jpgJohn Curtice’s observations after the local elections suggested that Tory polling may be inflated by as much as 10%, so the real picture may be even worse for nasty party – and likely to slide even further over the final nine days of campaigning.

The SKWAWKBOX hears that knives are already being sharpenedat CCHQ and alliances are already under discussion among senior Tories jockeying for position for a tilt at the party leadership as soon as results are…

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Vast crowds for Corbyn in Hull #groundswell #GE17

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Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘rock star’ reception on the campaign trail continues. Today he appeared in Hull, to crowds on the city’s streets as impressive as anything seen since General Election campaigning began – apart from, perhaps, the incredible 20,000 young people who serenaded and cheered him during a Libertines gig at Prenton Park last Saturday.

Corbyn met with huge acclaim from crowds of thousands in Leeds, Wirral, Birmingham and even small towns like Hebden Bridge – but in Hull the turnout was if anything even larger:

hull 4hull 3hull 2hull 1Well done to the people of Hull, who clearly have as much appetite for authenticity, vision and genuine strength as those in every other part of the country Corbyn has visited so far.

The groundswell continues – and the Tories continue to implode.

There are still just over three hours left to register to vote. Make sure you claim your future.

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Vast crowds for Corbyn in Hull #groundswell #GE17

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Video: ‘Never anything like this’ – 1000s cheer Corbyn at seaside/rock concert

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Video: ‘Never anything like this’ – 1000s cheer Corbyn at seaside/rock concert

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There’s never been anything like this. Even during 90s Britpop cool when Tony Blair tried to gain cred-by-association it wasn’t close.

Today Jeremy Corbyn – putting the inert and inactive Theresa May to shame – appeared at multiple venues in the West Midlands and the North-West and was met by thousands each time. Try as they might, the media simply cannot portray the campaigns of the two party leaders as equivalent. Not if they want to retain a shred of credibility.

In the north-west, Corbyn was hailed by a crowd of at least 5,000 people in West Kirby, in spite of less than ideal weather. This writer was privileged to be there. Here are some of the scenes:

The crowds were so large that many were watching even from behind the Labour leader’s bus to get…

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Theresa May pledges to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

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Theresa May pledges to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

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Image result for theresa May Internet regulationsA plurality of views and perspectives is a fundamental ingredient of a flourishing democracy. Freedom of speech is a prerequisite of an inclusive, genuine democracy. When a government tries to stifle some perspectives, and control which views may be expressed or permitted online, it’s an indication that we have left democracy behind, and strayed into the realms of authoritarianism.

If Theresa May gets to form a new government next month, then it would appear that the Conservatives will be attempting a regulatory land grab of the Internet. But, if the Conservatives’ digital record is anything to go by, its pledge to negotiate an “international settlement” and be a “global leader” for an incredibly complex area of Internet and data law looks, frankly, like the stuff of dystopian movies about totalitarian regimes. I suspect the phrase “digital crime” is set to take on a whole new meaning. 

May is planning to…

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Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

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