Happy New Year: Redaction Report’s top stories of 2021

2021 has been a tough year for many people. The pandemic has raged on, bringing further lockdowns and personal tragedies to many across the world.

At Redaction Report, we’ve aspired to bring quality, independent journalism to everyone – helping to illuminate some of the big issues of the day.

To celebrate the coming of 2022, here are our five most viewed (non-video) articles of 2021.

5) Yanis Varoufakis: Why Brexit was the right decision for the UK in the end

Ever since he stood down as Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis has been an ever present voice in global political commentary.

Although he campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU in 2016, the left wing economist reflected on the issue to UnHerd.

He said: “The day after the referendum, I could see the problem were the Remainers, because they were simply anti-democratic, they treated those who voted with the majority with contempt.”

4) Formula used to rig votes at 2021 Ugandan election, data analysis suggests

The results of the Ugandan presidential election this year, which saw victory for Yoweri Museveni once again, were marred with allegations of fraud.

Data from the opposition National Unity Platform via an app and official releases from the EC seemed to back up this asserting.

Journalist Matthew Kayanja wrote about what this means for Redaction Report.

3) Yanis Varoufakis, Naomi Klein and Stephanie Kelton on why the ‘Magic Money Tree’ suddenly appeared when Covid-19 hit

Appearing on this list for a second time, Yanis Varoufakis was joined by writer Naomi Klein and economist Stephanie Kelton to discuss the changing face of public finance during the pandemic.

At a Let’s Talk It Over event, the group considered whether the pandemic spelled the end of the austerity doctrine – and what might come next.

2) Party campaigning to bring Britain back into EU to stand in London Assembly election

Brexit was one of the most divisive issues to face the UK in decades.

Even though the UK has now left the European Union, many activists on the remain side have refused to concede.

Journalist Declan Carey talked to anti-Brexit campaigners about their (eventually unsuccessful) stand in the London Assembly election of 2021.

1) New party starts Britain’s campaign to rejoin the European Union

By far and away Redaction Report‘s most viewed article of the year was Declan Carey’s interview with Volt UK back in January.

This party – which is the UK branch of European federalist party Volt Europa – wants Britain to re-enter the EU.

Thank you once again to everyone who has supported Redaction Report throughout 2021.

We’ve expanded further and gone to greater heights than in 2020, and its our loyal readers and viewers who inspire us to keep going.

Once again, we wish you all a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2022.

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