Robert Jenrick Has a Plan!

Robert Jenrick MP

Conservative MP Robert Jenrick hit the headlines this week for allegedly supplying insider information on changes to planning regulations and overruling the Planning Inspectorate, actions said to have saved billionaire Richard Desmond around £40M.[1] Jenrick has admitted that his actions were unlawful, however he retains his position as an MP, sent his junior minister, Chris Pincher, to answer questions over his conduct in Parliament, and continues to enjoy the “full confidence” of Boris Johnson[2].

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Contact Tracing the Elite

Demonic Cummings

Here at The Free Press we want to expose the matrix of relationships and associations between journalists and elite figures in politics, business and other aspects of the “Establishment”. In this edition we link a seemingly innocuous personal meeting to Dominic Cummings and his metastatic presence throughout the establishment. From this one example we can see the intricate relationships of money, power and influence that figures like Cummings can manipulate to their advantage. His command of these connections perhaps goes some way to explaining why an entire government is willing to sacrifice public opinion rather than hold him to account!

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Brendan O’Neill and The Matrix

A Barclay Brothers castle, not part of the media elite?
A castle owned by the Barclay Brothers, not members of the elite according to Brendan O’Neill

Journalists and media organisations are embedded within, and influenced by, a wider matrix of relationships and associations with elite figures in politics, business and other areas of what has been called “The Establishment”. The Free Press are keen to expose the complex internal structures of this closed system and analyse the ways in which it frames what the media reports and how it is presented.

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ISSUE 4 – Emily Maitlis Shocks Journalism World With…Journalism

Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight

“The language around Covid-19 has sometimes felt trite and misleading. You do not survive the illness through fortitude or strength of character, whatever the Prime Minister’s colleagues will tell us.”

So said Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in an opening monologue[1] that went viral and saw the presenter praised for her “frank takedown of the language used to talk about coronavirus”[2], her “powerful”[3] and “extraordinary”[4] intervention.

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