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CRONY BLAIRITE
Alastair Campbell was quick to moan when an ex-Goldman Tory donor was made BBC chairman – despite his own role in a very similar 2001 appointment.

RADIO SHOCK
A caller who repeated a racist conspiracy theory to Keir Starmer on air says LBC had encouraged her to call after she aired her views a week earlier.

CONSPIRACY WEARY
The “counter-extremism” Quilliam Foundation is falling apart because its founder has gone full Trump and turned into a “stop the steal”, er, extremist.

NATIONAL FRONT?
The forthcoming TV channel GB News is relying on money from distinctly non-GB sources, ranging from the US and Dubai to the Cayman Islands.

KOGAN'S RUN
As the last Eye predicted, the courts have ruled that Julia Kogan deserved a share of the screenwriting credit for the movie Florence Foster Jenkins.

COUP ERR
A documentary feature on Britain's role in the 1953 Iranian coup that relies on a falsehood is now back in circulation after being withdrawn last autumn.

PLUS: Dumb Britain, Ad Nauseam, Anti-Social Media & more.

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Nation in shock as vaccine roll-out goes quite well… UK government shuts stable door at border 10 months after horse has bolted… Mr Bumble 'defends workhouse food rations'… Afghanistan offers peace-keeping troops to Washington to save failed state… Opening soon near Vegas – The Trump Presidential Library, Casino & Strip Club… Only real Daleks can play Daleks, insists Doctor Who creator… The Rt Hon Michael Gove, as told to Craig Brown

EU jabs
Now Brussels feels the needle

Bloody cheek
The tainted blood cover-up continues

RIP-off
Slicker's tribute to the late Sir David Barclay

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