David Cox
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David Cox is a writer and television producer. He has contributed to many publications, including the New Statesman, Prospect, the Guardian, the Times, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and The First Post, mainly on communications and environmental issues.

He has made programmes for ITV, the BBC and Channel 4, mainly about current affairs and history. These have included 'Weekend World', the ITV news analysis programme, which he edited for five years, 'Walden', the in-depth political interview series (on ITV), 'Terms for Peace', which revealed the IRA's conditions for ending its campaign of violence (on Channel 4), 'Nation', the multicultural debating series (on BBC 2), 'War in the Gulf', the ITV series about The First Gulf War, and 'Walden on Heroes' and 'Walden on Villains', the biography series (on BBC 2). He was also head of current affairs at London Weekend Television for five years.

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Even if Leave Wins, Britain Will Stay in the EU

(30) Comments | Posted 19 June 2016 | (01:06)

Anything could still happen in Thursday's referendum, but if Leave wins, Britain will exit the EU. Or will it?

Suppose that come Friday breakfast-time, Leave has prevailed. David Cameron has always insisted that despite his presumably profound misgivings he would proceed to arrange withdrawal. If he were toppled in the...

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The BBC Has Betrayed Britain by Failing to Explain Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2016 | (15:59)

The referendum campaigners may be frenziedly at odds, but the people speak with one voice: they're confused and they want to be told the facts. It would be easy to dismiss them as lazy, petulant ninnies who should take the trouble to inform themselves. But wait. How are they supposed...

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The Flyway of Death That Shames Europe

(3) Comments | Posted 21 April 2016 | (15:26)

The Brexit debate isn't only about immigration, sovereignty and the economy. For some, it's about wildlife. The natural environment is often assumed to be safest in the hands of its own protective inhabitants. However, it's usually the locals who are keenest to plunder endangered species, chop down rain-forests and drain...

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It Was the BBC's Mindset, Not Its Incompetence, That Sunk Newsnight

(1) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (17:59)

It's no accident that it was Newsnight that played host to the BBC's current and perhaps most fateful car-crash yet. The performance of this now little watched late-night take on the affairs of the day has become a key indicator of the corporation's commitment to its...

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It's the Problems That Are the Problem

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2011 | (23:20)

If nothing is done, everybody on the planet is going to die. Each year another 60 million of our fellow human beings are swept away by disease, old age, failure to look both ways before crossing the road and other affronts to our inalienable right to life.

In the face...

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