To mark the centenary of World War I's Battle of Passchendaele, fought between July and November 1917, on the Western Front (south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres, West Flanders) Lord Black of Brentwood called a debate in the House of Lords. Passchendaele was an important milestone on the
Lord Black spoke about the dangers of children being bullied online and the value of verified, regulated news and that newspapers drive 1 billion social media interactions during a wide-ranging debate in the House of Lords about 'digital understanding'. He said:
Following the announcement by clinicians at 56 Dean Street, Europe’s busiest Sexual Health clinic, that showed 393 new diagnoses of HIV were made between January and December 2016, compared to 679 during the same period in 2015, Lord Black said:
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