Panorama

This Is Not News: Our Clients In Brook House IRC Have Been Complaining About Abuse From G4S Detention Officers For Years

Patrick Page | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Patrick Page

Many of our clients watched the Panorama exposé whilst in detention. One, Vitor Cassombe, a Portuguese national, was detained at Brook House until the day the documentary was aired.

Britain's Brutal Immigration Detention System

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Immigration detention and the abuses related to it get far less attention than they should. This is largely because it concerns immigrants and, in the current toxic state of the debate around immigration, it is hard to excite public and media concern. That makes it even more praiseworthy that the BBC devoted a whole Panorama programme to the shocking and brutal conditions in Brook House detention centre.

BBC Undercover Sting Sees 9 G4S Staff Suspended Amid Claims Of Abuse At Immigration Centre

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

Nine G4S staff have been suspended from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport amid claims of abuse and assaults against detainees. The s...

Number Of Boozy Brits Arrested For Drunk Behaviour On Planes Has Soared

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people arrested for being too drunk at UK airports and on flights has soared by 50% in the past year, a BBC ‘Panorama’ investigation...

As Someone Who Takes SSRI Antidepressants BBC Panorama Angered And Distressed Me

Sophie Davies | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Sophie Davies

I found the documentary extremely distressing. As a very caring and empathetic person (traits that remain unchanged despite my exposure to SSRIs), I found it deeply upsetting that somebody who watched this programme could draw correlation between my profile and that of a serial killer. The BBC had a responsibility to safeguard a potential audience of SSRI takers whose lives had been benefitted by this drug, but of course, the experience of the majority was omitted from the programme.

BBC Panorama On Murder And Anti-Depressants Sparks Fears People Will Stop Taking Medication

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

Mental health campaigners fear a BBC Panorama exploring the potential link between violence and certain anti-depressants could stop people taking thei...

Mystery American Pensioner With Dementia Was 'Dumped In UK By Wife And Son'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK

An American pensioner with dementia was flown to Britain and deliberately left in a car park by his wife and son, according to US court documents. It ...

IVF Clinics Are Pushing Unproven, Expensive And Even Harmful Add-Ons

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

The majority of costly “add-on” treatments offered by UK fertility clinics are of “no benefit” when it comes to improving the chances of havin...

The Importance Of Sustainable Fashion

Tom Hoskin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hoskin

Many people do not realise that fashion is the second most pollutant industry in the world behind none other than the oil industry. From over farming ...

Jeremy Paxman Explains Trump Vs Clinton For Brits, Insults The Hell Out Of Both Of Them

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

Ahead of last night’s BBC Panorama episode on the US Presidential election, Jeremy Paxman gave his succinct and typically blunt appraisal of Trump v...

Whistleblower Warns What Fire At Britain's Most Hazardous Nuclear Site Would Do

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK

A fire at Britain’s most hazardous nuclear site would create a “plume of radiological waste that will go across Western Europe”, a whistleblower...

Panorama Undercover Puppy Farm Investigation Reveals Deprived Dogs 'Basically In Jail'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Undercover footage from a BBC Panorama investigation into puppy farms reveals the "ruthless world" of the lucrative industry. Britain’s Puppy Dealer...

Every Death in a Mental Health Unit Is a Tragedy - We Are Working to Never Let People Like Sara Green Down

Alistair Burt | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

In the past, young people's mental health has not received the funding it desperately needs, but this Government is changing that. We are injecting one of the largest investments the sector has ever seen, £1.4billion over the next five years... Nothing happens overnight. We are working across Government on this and are in the first year of a five-year plan. But already there are changes on the frontline. One example is in Surrey where brand new services have just launched that mean more young people will get the care they need, before they reach crisis point.

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed

Joe Plomin | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Joe Plomin

A young boy - a 14-year-old - lay sobbing in his bed. For eight minutes he had been dragged, marched and restrained across the prison. Worse, as we examined the footage of the restraint we saw the fingers of a duty operations manager - one of the most senior floor staff at the prison - close around the windpipe of a 14-year-old, of a child. The boy was crying out "I can't breathe".

Cameron, Osborne, Hunt Should Watch Tonight's 'Panorama' to See the Gap Between Their Words and Their Country

Alastair Campbell | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alastair Campbell

I had my run-ins with Panorama when working for Tony Blair, usually because they tended to take a grain of truth from somewhere and flam it up into something worthier of a right-wing tabloid than the BBC. But tonight's version is all the stronger for being somewhat understated, telling the story rather than shouting it or ramming it down throats. I know our government leaders are busy (almost all) men, but I hope they find time to watch it. Because while they talk the talk on mental health, as the Prime Minister did in his party conference speech, the documentary shows the reality of mental health services on the frontline.

Panorama Claims 'VIP Paedophile Ring Allegations Started Off As A Joke'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Police have condemned the BBC for an edition of Panorama that cast doubt on claims a VIP paedophile ring was active in Westminster. In the programm...

Corbyn Himself Has Officially Complained About That Panorama Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has officially complained to the BBC about the controversial Panorama about him that infuriated his supporters. The BBC was compared ...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

Communications Breakdown at Britain's Banks

Tom Maddocks | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tom Maddocks

It's been a dreadful month for HSBC, which has seen its reputation in tatters and its bosses dragged in front of the Commons Treasury Select Committee to answer MPs' questions about what it admitted were 'unacceptable' practices at its Swiss private bank.

The Trouble With Reporting An HSBC Tax Scandal, In One Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

It's not easy uncovering information that could make an enemy of Britain's biggest bank. A single tweet from the Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger ...

The Battle for British Islam = Propaganda for the CTS Bill

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The political agenda pushed by journalists such as Ware, is nothing short of a divisive and destructive mechanism to socially facilitate the British public's support, or at least acceptance for a draconian legislation, such as the CTS bill by capitalising on people's fear of Muslims.

Food Banks Are Far More Than a Response to the Recession Crisis

David Walker | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
David Walker

It began with a BBC Panorama programme in early 2014. It has ended with an All Party Parliamentary report just before Christmas. From start to finish, 2014 became the year in which it has become clear that food banks are far more than a response to a crisis occasioned by the recent recession. Even as the economy grows and employment with it, the number of those presenting with genuine food poverty in Britain continues itself to grow, and rapidly. What's going on?

How Long Will North Korea Survive?

John Sweeney | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
John Sweeney

The good news is that the dark tyranny of North Korea under Kim Jong Un, according to Izidor Urian, who knew Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung, is doomed to end. The bad news? That happy ending could take "thirty, forty, fifty years."

Panorama Shows 'Why She Doesn't Leave'

Polly Neate | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

There is a wall of ignorance standing between victims of domestic violence and the rest of us. The constant question "why doesn't she just leave him?" has such a simple answer: she fears she will be killed. The two women a week who are killed, on average, by a partner or former partner, bear silent witness to this.

This Man Literally Has The World At His Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Gerald Donovan is one of the few people who can say they've had the feeling of having the entire world at their feet after he took these incredible ph...