· Peer 'baffled' by claims he was targeted by fake PR campaign to boost Huawei →
The alleged covert campaign – denied by Huawei - involved inviting British politicians and industrialists to participate in staged radio interviews and emailing them fake news, according to a dossier partly produced by the firm co-founded by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele.
· Critics say choice of Castex as new PM reveals a Macron power grab →
After a hiatus amid the Covid-19 crisis, a hotly debated pension reform remains on the table; the tricky dossier saw prolonged strike action bring the French capital, in particular, to a virtual standstill in December and January and the issue is poised to return to the agenda in short order.
· Priti Patel's balancing act as home secretary →
One charity even compiles a cuttings dossier of her previous statements calling for the aid budget to be reduced or redistributed.