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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

Excellent research and investigation of the issues. The article indicates once again the power of social media as a platform for divisive politics with a lack of factual integrity.

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

Very thorough Mollie. It sounds an uncomfortable conversation in parts and your persistence does you credit. The line in 2 years time he’ll be forgotten, gives hope!

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

What a great read. Incredible work.

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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

A brilliant and thorough piece of investigative reporting. The Mill is the only local news I respect enough to actually take time to read. Thank you Mollie and I look forward to reading more from you.

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Jun 18, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

Great read, thanks Mollie!

I was studying physics at Manchester at the same time as John Christian (albeit before he used that name) so it’s a bit surreal seeing an article about him.

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A man who isn’t Christian, but might be Roman Catholic, stays at home crunching Physics numbers whilst people cluster around hotels housing refugees, protesting their presence in his name because he was penalised by his university disciplinary process, and is lionised by a credulous man from Wales who probably has few, if any Jewish friends, whilst men and women of broad demographic and various ethnicity gather around University Green to vocalise their displeasure with fascists. Heartening to know that some aspects of university life don’t change, despite the hurly burly of media, WhatsApp, vloggers, bloggers, and, indeed Substack.

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Good work but is John Christian really only 19 and just finishing a PHd.........misguided AND precocious? Or did I misread the article??

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Excellent article, although giving someone an opportunity to defend themselves against clearly damning evidence in their own videos is possibly excessively fair journalism.

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