“It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.”
‘Russians spread fake news over Oxford virus vaccine’ was The Times front page headline last Friday. It is indeed fake news, intended to undermine confidence in the Astra Zeneca roll-out which is so vital to restoring our economic – and physical - health.
The Russians are, of course, not alone in manufacturing fake news. The BBC is running a whole series, ‘The Trump Show’, in the run-up to the US presidential election, detailing multiple fake news events over the past four years. The latest example is the grotesque contrast between Mr Trump’s claims for his own near-immortality and the tragic death toll in the United States, now nearly a quarter of a million people.
So please READ ON .. as this week we look at the international statistics for Covid-19, and consider the balance of honesty and incompetence in their reporting.
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.