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Jon Danzig

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Jon Danzig is an award winning medical journalist and formerly an investigative journalist at the BBC. He specialises in health, human rights and the European Union.

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Don’t blame migrants

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Migrants are a boon for Britain, not a burden. And Britons, we should be thankful that migrants are here. They create jobs. There are 37,000 foreign-owned businesses in the UK, hiring large numbers of people. Indeed, 7% of foreign-owned businesses in Britain employ 250 people or more, compared with just 0.2% of UK-owned businesses. Without […]

Without migrants, we wouldn’t have the NHS

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Our NHS would collapse without migrants. Almost 20% of the staff in NHS England are from overseas. Out of 1.5 million NHS staff in England, around 265,000 reported a non-British nationality as of June 2023. That’s 45,000 more than the previous year. What’s more, since Brexit, data indicates that the proportion of EU citizens working […]

UK -v- EU democracy

Jon Danzig |

Brexiters claim that the EU is run by unelected bureaucrats. It’s a laughable claim because it’s untrue. The EU is a democracy, run by elected politicians. By comparison, the UK seems more like a quasi-democracy, with unelected decision-makers and undemocratic practises that would be considered despotic compared to EU standards. Take our Parliament. It consists […]

My real-life adventures

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The word Brexit was invented in 2012. It’s when I started to campaign against it, seriously concerned that it could really happen. But what did I do before that? For those who are interested to know, BBC Three Counties Radio broadcast an extended interview with me about my career as a photojournalist just before anyone […]

The infamous five Prime Ministers

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The five Conservative Prime Ministers of this millennium have cumulatively inflicted such deeply ingrained damage to our country that it may take generations to repair what they have done. Of the five, four strongly supported EU membership before the referendum. They knew in their hearts and heads that Brexit would be ruinous for Britain, but […]

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