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About Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan is a journalist, analyst and commentator whose work on international affairs and politics has appeared in Al Jazeera, Newsweek, the Guardian and Private Eye. He is the author of an upcoming biography of Michael Gove.

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How did Arron Banks afford Brexit?

The self-styled ‘bad boy’ who bankrolled the Leave campaign appears to have exaggerated his wealth. So how did he pay for his Brexit spree?

David Cameron is a bigger threat to “British Values” than ISIS

The British government's clampdown on civil liberties is an assault on our way of life.

How eBay and Gumtree are strangling journalism

The collapse of classified adverts has left journalism at the whim of corporate cash.

David Cameron on immigration: “Bloody unicorns, coming here, takin' our rainbows”

Cameron is 'cracking down' on problems which don't exist.

Russell Brand is no Che Guevara

Brand is no intellect and the left doesn't need him as a spokesman.

With our history – casual racism is not an option

Racism in Britain is deep and structural. And too often, we don't see it. With our history, we should know better - and we should notice how we are treating Roma people.

Buzzfeed, The Mirror and the potential for new media

New media like Buzzfeed has the potential to reinvigorate news consumption just as the Mirror did in the 20th century. Novel imagery can be incredibly powerful. If Buzzfeed invests properly in its images it could be the established media's worst nightmare.

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