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BREAKING:

Liz Truss has appointed Dominic Johnson, Tory donor & co-founder of Somerset Capital with Rees-Mogg, as trade minister

Announcement quietly dropped on gov.uk

He's being handed a peerage to boot

Confirms Richard Fletcher scoop

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BREAKING: Liz Truss has appointed Dominic Johnson, Tory donor & co-founder of Somerset Capital with Rees-Mogg, as trade minister Announcement quietly dropped on gov.uk He's being handed a peerage to boot Confirms @fletcherr scoop thetimes.co.uk/article/city-v…
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The Molly Russell inquest verdict damns Silicon Valley. There can be no more excuses | Peter Wanless and Beeban Kidron theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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The contract has been described as a “must-win deal” for the firm, which as previously reported would represent a huge step in Palantir becoming the NHS’ proprietary platform, essentially becoming the “operating system for the NHS”:
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Should the deal, procurement for which has now been delayed for a second time, go ahead, it would represent the largest contract awarded to Palantir, at around £360m, and would follow on from the Covid data platforms also previously run by Palantir.
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As first reported by The Citizens, the company has also been headhunting at least 3 former NHS heads in anticipation of securing a multi-million-pound deal, which would place the company at the heart of the health service.
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The firm hired the services of Global Counsel; a strategic advisory firm co-founded by Lord Peter Mandelson, to lobby the UK government:

The firm hired the services of Global Counsel; a strategic advisory firm co-founded by Lord Peter Mandelson, to lobby the UK government:
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The report also states Palantir’s intention to ‘encourage government agencies to buy commercial off-the-shelf products, such as Foundry, instead of building their own bespoke tools’.

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The interest in Lord Drayson’s former company Sensyne too is questionable, with the company accused of copying and failing to delete pseudonymised patient data, and with 13 NHS trusts who bought shares in the company having been called upon to cut ties:
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For their part, Babylon’s relationship with the NHS is now in difficult territory, with the company severing multi-year NHS contracts due to ‘tight’ economics, and shareholders approving a reverse share split aimed at preventing the company delisting on the NY stock exchange:

For their part, Babylon’s relationship with the NHS is now in difficult territory, with the company severing multi-year NHS contracts due to ‘tight’ economics, and shareholders approving a reverse share split aimed at preventing the company delisting on the NY stock exchange:
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The firms Palantir had expressed an interest in included Beautiful Information, Sensyne, and Babylon Health, who have featured in previous reporting from The Citizens and Byline Times relating to Palantir’s expansion within the health service:
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The firms Palantir had expressed an interest in included Beautiful Information, Sensyne, and Babylon Health, who have featured in previous reporting from @allthecitizens and @BylineTimes relating to Palantir’s expansion within the health service: twitter.com/allthecitizens…
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These entities would include those, reports of the Email stated, with an ‘annual revenue of between £5 million and £50 million, and already selling software services to the NHS.’

These entities would include those, reports of the Email stated, with an ‘annual revenue of between £5 million and £50 million, and already selling software services to the NHS.’
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A report from Bloomberg shines a light on Peter Thiel’s ‘spy tech’ firm Palantir attempting to secure a further foothold in the NHS by buying smaller competitors, in Emails sent by regional head Louis Mosley from Sept. 2021.

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Week 72 - 30/09/2022:

Treasury to delay publishing OBR forecast by six weeks after 7 October delivery.
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Week 72 - 30/09/2022: Treasury to delay publishing OBR forecast by six weeks after 7 October delivery. @allthecitizens #KeepingTheReceipts #Democracy #BritishGas #energybills theguardian.com/politics/live/… docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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Peter Thiel’s Palantir Had Secret Plan to Crack UK’s NHS: ‘Buying Our Way In’. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Older Gen Z-ers love big tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Netflix, but Facebook and Instagram barely register, according to a new survey of 18- to 25-year-olds businessinsider.com/big-tech-googl… via @businessinsider

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A new report from SumOfUs shows how Meta and YouTube are adding rocket fuel to Brazil’s Stop the Steal movement, amplifying and profiting off election disinfo ahead of Oct 2’s crucial first-round vote.

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Some NHS nurses not eating at work in order to feed their children.
“It’s like the UK has gone back to Victorian times, when workers were so poor they couldn’t afford to feed their families,” said Sara Gorton, head of health at the union Unison. theguardian.com/society/2022/s…

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