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STUMPING UP
The government has quietly hiked the amount of money political parties can raise and spend in elections, without the move going to a vote in parliament.

YOUTUBE'S TRUE LIES
YouTube recently published new principles for "responsible AI innovation" that, er, merely "require creators to disclose" any faked content.

TRADE SECRETS
While Jeremy Hunt's autumn statement barely mentioned Brexit, the Office for Budget Responsibility was revealing how much it had cost in lost trade activity.

NAUGHTY BUT TICE...
Who to believe in the spat between Richard Tice and Tory vice-chairman Lee Anderson, who claimed the Reform party had offered him a bung to defect?

CRUELLEST CUT
The autumn statement conspicuously omitted any mention of returning overseas aid spending to its pre-Covid level of 0.7 percent of national income.

TURD OF THE WEEK
Thérèse Coffey handed over a watery mess to Steve Barclay, with the high court ruling that her department had failed to protect waterways from pollution.

HOT DATA
Palantir, which ran the Covid data scheme, is to provide the platform for sharing data across the NHS, despite concerns over its founder Peter Thiel's ethics.

A CONSULTANT WILL SEE YOU NOW...
Old problems and new tech are opening up the NHS to acquisitive but questionable firms, including management consultancy McKinsey.

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School’s out
The college boss who has been barred from working in education

Red for danger
Labour’s candidate selection chaos

Paper tigers
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