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Bitesized Blighty: May 31, 2019

Toyosi Adebayo

  • High profile UK politician Boris Johnson is due to face court over allegations he lied to the public about Brexit. The application against Johnson highlighted his claims during the campaign that the UK would divert £350m weekly to its healthcare system instead of paying it to the EU, figures that were later found to be misleading.
  • Revolut, the digital banking start-up fighting to improve its image following a run of media criticism, has turned to a former political adviser as its first head of public affairs. The group appointed former Australian political advisor Tommy Tudehope in April as part of a continued revamp of its communications team and tasked him with lobbying work in the UK, where it is headquartered. According to a May 25 report in the Financial Times, Revolut was the most complained about fintech firm in the UK between 2015 and 2018.
  • This week’s media fail comes from the BBC trying to cover the launch of the newly launched 5G network, whilst using the newly launched 5G network. The connection cut out mid broadcast. The presenter apologising to viewers saying, 'I'll have to interrupt you because bizarrely the 5G line isn't working properly'.
  • Also Trump is visiting the UK next week.

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