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About Tim Holmes

Tim Holmes is a freelance writer and activist. He lives in mid-Wales and tweets as @timbird84.

Articles by Tim Holmes

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is BBC Question Time’s audience producer really a fascist?

A freak Twitter storm engulfed the audience producer of the popular current affairs programme last week, as it was revealed she had shared Facebook posts by far right groups. But is there more to it?

Book review: A Quiet Word

This book shines a bright light on the murky dealings surrounding politics, PR, big business and journalism, but the real issue it uncovers may not be lobbying but rather the dire state of our democracy.

Britain loves a war criminal

As Alastair Campbell basks in the celebrity limelight of British public life, the blood of the Iraq war drips from his hands. For this is a man whose war crimes, expertly expurged from the collective imagination, demand prosecution alongside those of Tony Blair.

The Press Complaints Commission: from 'Last Chance Saloon' to 'Toothless Poodle'

The phone hacking scandal has put the spotlight on the British media industry's self-regulatory body, revealing a history of weakness and failure. So what is the future of the PCC and press regulation in the UK?
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