Politics

Bill Gates got there first with Covid-19

You can only take so much Covid-19, life has to go on somehow after all. But one thing it’s safe to say is that the world wasn’t prepared. We’ve noted that big businesses were not, happily spending nearly everything they ...

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UK premier Boris Johnson fluffs his lines over COVID-19

I caught up belatedly with Boris Johnson revealing the outcome of his (somewhat delayed) Cobra emergency cabinet committee meeting, when he seemed to be making some fairly sensible “steady as you go” comments about the COVID-19 outbreak (better give it ...

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UK gears up for international ads drive in Export Month

Advertising is one of the UK’s most successful exports so it’s likely to be needed in Boris Johnson’s brave new world of no EU membership and (it’s hoped) more trade deals elsewhere. This month, dubbed Export Month, sees the official ...

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BETC hacks Instagram to track down missing people

There are some booming activities in these straightened times, unfortunately people trafficking is one of them. According to UN data 2019 was the year with the highest human trafficking rate of the decade, 24.9 million people with 88 per cent ...

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US spooks target Brighton ad agency Designate

Running an ad agency can be a pretty precarious business – and now you might have to contend with the US Department of Homeland Security. Brighton creative agency Designate found its website snaffled by the aforementioned spooks a week ago, ...

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