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Our reaction to the Government’s response to the House of Lords report Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust

8th October 2020
Reform Political Advertising replies to the Government Response to the House of Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee Report on Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust 1. Context and background In June 2020, the House of Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee,…

The House of Lords’ report ‘Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust’ is a profoundly important document. The challenge now is how the recommendations are turned into action.

29th June 2020
We are not for profit and are run by unpaid volunteers. Please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   We write as the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising; our concern, therefore, is largely with the issue of advertising within the…

Our response to the ASA’s call that “British political advertising must be regulated”

3rd June 2020
We are not for profit and are run by unpaid volunteers. Please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.  First, we should acknowledge and respect that some events are so shocking that they prevent consideration of just about any others. They stop you …

We need specific recommendations from the Electoral Commission on how to deal with disinformation in elections

7th May 2020
The Electoral Commission has changed its tone on disinformation in elections and referendums. That is a good development for democracy, but specific recommendations are needed on how to deal with the problem. Our campaign to reform the rules around political advertising is two years old this month…

The need for rules for political advertising content is as urgent as ever

25th February 2020
On 29 January, we wrote an article for The Byline Times, ‘Political Ads that Lie Will Never Be Tamed Without Regulation’, which pointed out that an otherwise thorough report from a Cross-Party Group of MPs, ‘Defending Our Democracy in a Digital Age’, had missed a critical issue in failing to…

A cross-party group has put forward good suggestions for modernising our outdated rules for elections. However, it doesn’t address the problem of lies in political ads. It needs to – and this is why.

29th January 2020
Last week we passed another milestone towards modernising the rules for political advertising. A cross-party group of MPs called for a fairly comprehensive list of measures to update the rules relating to electoral and political advertising. Only a very few groups have in recent years been advocati…

The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising interviewed on the BBC News Channel

15th December 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   Alex Tait was interviewed as part of the BBC’s News Chan…

The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising on BBC Breakfast

15th December 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   Alex Tait appeared on this feature on BBC Breakfast in t…

YouGov data shows 87% of the UK public support rules for factual claims in political ads

13th December 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising has co…

The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising on the BBC’s Politics Live

12th December 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   Alex Tait appeared on Politics Live to discuss the 2019 …

The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising interviewed by Emma Barnett on Radio 5 Live

10th December 2019
We are not for profit and are run by unpaid volunteers. After watching please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   Today Alex Tait was interviewed by Emma Barnett on Radio 5 Live about the why the 2019 UK election has shown more than ever why…

Exclusive research by The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising demonstrates that heavy Facebook users tend to hold more extreme political views

4th December 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   The research conducted using one of the market leaders …

The Yorkshire Party Supports the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising’s campaign to stop misleading political ads

29th November 2019
The Yorkshire Party has announced its support for the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising and its aim to modernise the outdated rules for political advertising. The Yorkshire Party joins, amongst others, the Green Party, the Independent Group for Change and the UK’s advertising trade bo…

2019 Election advertising

13th November 2019
Over the next few weeks, with the help of a number of volunteers, we will be identifying paid advertising that appears to be misleading and contacting the parties concerned asking them to justify the claims, or amend or withdraw them. As visitors to this website will be aware, political advertising …

The Women’s Equality Party announces support for the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising

7th November 2019
We are delighted that the Women’s Equality Party has today announced that it supports our campaign to modernise the outdated rules around political advertising. In support of the campaign Mandu Reid, the Interim Leader of the Women’s Equality Party, stated: “The Women’s Equality Party is committed…

The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising interviewed on Sky News about Twitter’s plan to stop political advertising globally

31st October 2019
Political advertising can’t go on in the way it was executed in the 2019 UK election. If you like the work we’ve been doing over the election please consider donating to our campaign here. We rely on donations to continue our work.   Our Co-founder, Alex Tait, was interviewed on Sky News t…