Investigative Research 2011

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This page lists Investigative Research projects.

Group A

  • Military propaganda/counter terrorism media and communication control
  1. Research Information and Communications Unit, Home Office (may have been closed by the Tories but lots to do on them - plenty of published material by them that we have already that needs analysed)
  2. Horizon Scanning and Response Team and Strategic Horizons Unit (also counter terror work - v little known about them, seems to be linked to 'Foresight'
  3. Directorate of Targeting and Information Operations
  4. 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group
  5. Joint Services Intelligence Organisation Wikileaks disclosures suggests behind UK torture training.
  1. Mod Manual of Security/MoD information control. Manual leaked via Wikileaks.[1] Could be put together with other MoD docs on information control issued under FoI?

Group B

  • The conservative movement. To include key elements of the movement as identified by Tim Montgomerie:
  1. Centre for Social Justice:
  2. Taxpayers Alliance: (Central to the undermining of the 'Spirit Level' (along with the Policy Exchange and Democracy Institute[2]
  3. Reform/Doctors for Reform/Reform Scotland - privatising the NHS
  4. International Policy Network -
  5. Migration Watch,
  6. Countryside Alliance

Group C

  • Obesity: Big Food and Big Pharma - Need proper look at the role of lobby groups on food and obesity and on the think tanks attacking public health
  1. Democracy Institute on Obesity
  2. National Obesity Forum
  3. Media Smart
  4. Change4Life and New Tory policy
  5. Advertising Education Forum/Food Advertising Unit - links with academics and govt

Group D

Healthcare reform

  1. 2020health

Group E

  • The revolving door after last general election (destination of New Lab and origins of Con Dem SPADs).
  1. Special Advisers
  2. Former MPs and Ministers
  3. Lobbying connections

Notes

  1. http://mirror.wikileaks.info/wiki/UK_MoD_Manual_of_Security_Volumes_1,_2_and_3_Issue_2,_JSP-440,_RESTRICTED,_2389_pages,_2001/
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/14/the-spirit-level-equality-thinktanks?intcmp=239