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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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Boris Johnson: Sorry is too easy

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No matter what he does wrong – and there’s a thick catalogue of wrongs – Boris Johnson thinks he can just say “sorry” and everything will be fine. But everything isn’t fine and sorry won’t do. Today at the Covid public inquiry, Boris Johnson said he was “deeply sorry” for the victims of Covid and […]

Racism and right-wing extremism

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It was on 1 December 1955 that a black woman in Montgomery, Alabama was arrested after refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Rosa Parks had broken racist, segregation laws in her state which stipulated that black Americans must vacate their seats if there were white passengers left standing. […]

How freaky hair ‘won’ in the Netherlands and Britain

Jon Danzig |

An editorial in The Guardian asked a key question following the shock ‘win’ this month of a far-right politician in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, and his anti-immigrant ‘Party for Freedom’. ‘How did the Netherlands reach the point at which a former political pariah finds himself on the threshold of formal power?’ Their answer: ‘Mainstream parties […]

Refugees. Is it them versus us?

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Our poor and disadvantaged and those struggling to make ends meet – many in Britain think they should be helped rather than refugees. Refugees fleeing terror, war, and torture? We’re full. People here need looking after first. Charity begins at home. We don’t want them. We can’t afford them. Those are typical comments by some […]

When the science was silenced

Jon Danzig |

The country’s top scientific advisers during the Covid pandemic are now free to tell the truth which the former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wanted to silence. Giving evidence to the Covid public inquiry are Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s former Chief Scientific Adviser, followed by Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England and […]

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