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Germany Has Told Britain Its Food Producers Might Not Bother Exporting To It After A No-Deal Brexit

Exclusive: Germany's agriculture ministry has told Britain that the country's food producers would likely sell elsewhere rather than face border queues after a no-deal Brexit.

Alex Spence • 2 days ago

Jeremy Corbyn Is The Social Media King That Boris Johnson Has Yet To Match

Boris Johnson has a long way to go to match the size and engagement of his rival’s online support base, a new analysis for BuzzFeed News reveals.

Alex Spence • 7 days ago

A Leaked Email Shows Sadiq Khan Is About To Be Criticised Over His Transport Safety Record

Testimony by a former TfL board member with ties to Boris Johnson will put the safety of the city's bus and tram network in the spotlight, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Alex Spence • 12 days ago
Alex Spence • 29 days ago

Just 15 Things Boris Johnson's New Key Aide Dominic Cummings Has Said About Tory MPs

*Fast-forward three months...* "Please vote for my deal?"

Alex Wickham • One month ago
Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

Boris Johnson Will Be The UK’s New Prime Minister

Johnson will take over with just 15 weeks until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU and with no sign of a solution to the political crisis that has crippled Parliament.

Alex Spence • One month ago

Boris Johnson Is Viral On Facebook Because People Share Negative Stories About Him In Big Numbers

The articles that were most widely shared were those that emphasised questions about Johnson’s integrity and track record.

Alex Spence • One month ago

Canada Is Refusing To Roll Over Its EU Trade Agreement For The UK If There's A No-Deal Brexit

UK officials are "furious" at Canada's decision, but it reflects the confusion around trade policy after the failure of Theresa May's Brexit strategy.

Alex Spence • One month ago

The Conservatives Are Pushing Back Against Calls To Strengthen The UK’s Election Regulator

Campaigners said the Electoral Commission needs tougher powers to stop the influence of “dark money” in British politics, but the Tories “would not support such a move”, according to a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.

Alex Spence • One month ago

Theresa May Promised To Tackle These “Burning Injustices”. This Data Shows She Improved None Of Them.

Exclusive: A new analysis gives a withering assessment of the outgoing Tory leader’s record on the domestic policy priorities she identified in her first speech outside Downing Street.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

Meet Dakota. She’s 10, She Has Cerebral Palsy, And She’s Taking The Government To Court.

While the Conservative government unravels, a funding crisis is depriving children with disabilities of essential services and pushing them out of mainstream schools.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

Tory Leadership Hopefuls Are Piling Into Social Media But Mostly Their Campaigns Have Fallen Flat

Analysis by BuzzFeed News shows that Boris Johnson is way ahead of the dozen-or-so other contenders at driving the conversation online, even when he's not trying.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

The Owner Of Guido Fawkes Is Running A Social Media Campaign To Make Boris Johnson Prime Minister

A new website, Boris2020.org, urges voters to lobby MPs to support Johnson’s campaign for the Tory leadership. It was registered to Paul Staines, founder of Guido Fawkes.

Alex Spence • 2 months ago

Researchers Say Many Of The Brexit Party’s Twitter Followers Aren’t Behaving Like Genuine Voters

High volumes. Short intervals. Odd times of day. Twitter thinks this is the online behaviour of regular British voters, but researchers have raised doubts.

Alex Spence • 3 months ago

Under Siege For His Comments About Rape, UKIP’s Star Candidate Carl Benjamin Has Recruited Milo Yiannopoulos To Join His Campaign

The former Breitbart editor and conservative troll is returning to the UK for a week to support Carl Benjamin's bid for a seat in the European Parliament.

Alex Spence • 3 months ago

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Is Outspending Bigger Rivals On Facebook In A Push For Voters Over 40

The popularity of Farage's own Facebook page is also helping to raise the insurgent Eurosceptic party's profile ahead of the May 23 poll.

Alex Spence • 4 months ago

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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months ago