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Theresa May’s dangerous authoritarian instincts

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A control freak in the house? Daniel Margrain asks if May’s sense of her apparent entitlement to rule indefinitely has become a feature of her style of leadership, apparently enabling her to cling to power.

Life

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Child services fit for the 21st Century

In our first program with Camila Batmanghelidjh, we focused on the closure of her charity, Kids Company. In this program we discuss with her what 21st century children’s services should actually look like. Over the last 20 years, Kids Company partnered with scientists to examine what was happening to children’s brains as a result of chronic maltreatment and neglect. They found that the brain function of traumatised children was similar to that of war-veterans, except their war was surviving childhood in the ghettos of Britain.

Politics

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Theresa May’s dangerous authoritarian instincts

A control freak in the house? Daniel Margrain asks if May’s sense of her apparent entitlement to rule indefinitely has become a feature of her style of leadership, apparently enabling her to cling to power.

Business

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RBS v The People. Yes, that’s you…

At Renegade Inc. we don’t take kindly to bankers who prey on small/medium sized businesses. Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Ross McEwan and Chairman Sir Howard Davies are apologists for arguably the biggest corporate heist in UK history.

Economics & Finance

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But where will we find the money?

Renegade Inc’s Claire Connelly was recently interviewed by Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp about the myths of money & history that led to the present political crisis. Here is the summary of how government spending works…and why the current misunderstandings mean we are now in trouble.

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Digital is killing democracy

When talking about the internet, we like to assume it is a powerful utility that enhances democracy. But instead of improving our understanding and informing our political choices, social networks and social media actually narrows the debate and closes down free speech. Electorates across the world are being manipulated by tech monopolies that are collating our data and using it to appeal to our prejudices. In short, digital is killing democracy. We went to the Netherlands to meet André Krouwel, a political scientist who thinks differently about the power and influence of social media.

Arts & Culture

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Why I won’t be on ‘Daily Politics’ again

When Crispin Flintoff was asked onto the BBC his cautious mind thought ‘this sounds too good to be true – and if it’s too good to be true then it’s too good to be true’.