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Here's What Happened When Nigel Farage Officially Launched A Hard Brexit Political Party

The Brexit Party's MO is "principle heavy, policy light", a spokesperson said.

Alex Spence • 5 days ago

Two Secretive Campaigns Using Facebook To Push A Hard Brexit Are Facing Scrutiny By MPs

Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.

Alex Spence • 15 days ago

Parliament Has Again Failed To Agree On Any Alternatives To Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

After MPs rejected all the alternative proposals for the second time in a week, a leading Conservative MP announced he was quitting the party because it “refuses to compromise”.

Alex Spence • 16 days ago

Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads

We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.

Alex Spence • 18 days ago

Parliament Has Once Again Rejected Theresa May's Brexit Deal

On the day that Britain had initially been scheduled to leave the European Union, the deal was voted down by 58 votes, deepening Britain's political crisis.

Alex Spence • 19 days ago

How Theresa May Went From “The New Iron Lady” To The Leader Who “Betrayed Brexit”

The prime minister’s promise to stand aside if her Brexit deal passes will bring an end to one of the shortest and most turbulent premierships in modern British history.

Alex Spence • 20 days ago

Theresa May Will Ask The EU To Delay Brexit After MPs Voted To Support An Extension

Brexit will be delayed until June 30 if MPs can agree a deal by the end of March, or potentially for much longer if they can't.

Alex Spence • One month ago

Theresa May Says Brexit Will Be Delayed After MPs Voted To Reject No-Deal Under Any Circumstances

The prime minister suffered two more humiliating defeats in the House of Commons, but no-deal remains the legal default option until Parliament backs an alternative.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Theresa May's Brexit Deal Has Suffered A Crushing Defeat For The Second Time

MPs voted 391-242 against the prime minister's new deal, a margin of 149.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Britain's Future Stopped, Then Restarted Its Massive Facebook Ad Campaign Just Before A Key Brexit Vote

UPDATE: Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Britain's biggest political advertising campaign on Facebook, Britain's Future recommenced targeted ads on Monday afternoon.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

A Mysterious Hard Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Writer Is Now Britain’s Biggest Spending Political Campaign On Facebook

Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.

Alex Spence • One month ago

The Tories Have Reinstated A Councillor Who Posted A Meme Comparing The Burqa To A Rubbish Bag

Exclusive: Mick Murphy shared a post mocking Muslim women wearing the burqa. He has recently shared an image mocking Diane Abbott.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Pro-Trump Activists Are Boosting A Twitter App Used By Banned Personalities And It Appears To Have Already Stalled

“Twitter was successful because of conservatives. Because of Donald Trump tweeting. Because of people like me and Charlie (Kirk) tweeting.”

Mark Di Stefano • 2 months ago

Food Industry Leaders Say They're So Busy Preparing For A No-Deal Brexit There's No Time To Think About Anything Else

In an extraordinary letter to Michael Gove that was leaked to BuzzFeed News, the UK food industry begged the environment secretary to pause a host of major consultations until after Brexit.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

Candace Owens: "If Hitler Just Wanted To Make Germany Great And Have Things Run Well, OK, Fine."

Owens' comments came during the invite-only London launch of a pro-Trump activist group.

Mark Di Stefano • 2 months ago

Days After Its Disastrous British Launch, Turning Point Has Already Lost One Of Its Star Recruits

“There was a sense of people realising, 'Who are these cranks?'”

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

14 British Police Forces Are Using Algorithms To Predict Crimes, And Campaigners Think It Will Lead To Biased Decisions

A new report by Liberty warns that predictive crime-fighting software is being rolled out across the country without adequate safeguards.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

British MPs Just Voted For A Brexit Solution That Has Already Been Rejected By The EU

Parliament has voted to send Theresa May back to Brussels for new talks about the hated Northern Ireland backstop. Within minutes, European leaders flatly rejected the idea.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

A Government Memo Said A No-Deal “Brexodus” Could See 250,000 Expats Returning To The UK

Around 40% of the returning expats would be pensioners, placing fresh strains on the NHS and already-stretched social care services.

Alex Wickham • 2 months ago

Theresa May's Government Has Survived A Confidence Vote In Parliament

Tory rebels who sank the Brexit deal on Tuesday rallied to prop up their weakened leader just 24 hours later.

Alex Spence • 3 months ago