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An Unbiased Media?

March 14, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
An Unbiased Media?

A report by the Sutton Trust – an educational charity which aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantage- revealed that most leading journalists went to private schools and that this disparity has been steadily increasing over last 10 years only. More than half of Britain’s top 100 journalists were […]

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The Meaning of Cynicism

March 4, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Meaning of Cynicism

Search my beloved name anywhere on the internet and you will find me associated with cynicism. Benjamin, the cynical donkey in Animal Farm, is the oldest of the animals or words to that effect. I am hurt and somewhat befuddled by resistance to mention that one of the final images of […]

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The Farce of the Televised Election Debate

February 12, 2015 12:27 pm1 comment
The Farce of the Televised Election Debate

The BBC and ITV have joined forces to bring us a real treat later this Spring. Both broadcasters will televise two live pantomimes. The pantos will feature the actor affectionately known as ‘Walliband’ thanks to his faultless impersonations of  children’s animation character Wallace. Walliband will be supported by the ever-comical […]

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Labour announces benefit reform for Britain’s unemployed youth

June 23, 2014 6:00 am0 comments
Labour announces benefit reform for Britain’s unemployed youth

On 19 June Ed Miliband outlined Labour’s welfare reform proposing to deny some young unemployed people benefits dependent on their willingness to partake in training. His proposal is that those people under the age of 21 who are applying for Job Seekers Allowance and are not trained should have to […]

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The return of sexism in the twenty-first century

November 2, 2013 6:38 pm3 comments
The return of sexism in the twenty-first century

There is growing unease in contemporary society over the revival of sexism, female objectification and gender divides. Writers such as Natasha Walter and Dr. M. Gigi Durham, as well as contributors to blogs and websites including Pink Stinks, OBJECT and the F-Word, have taken up the task of vocalising dissatisfaction […]

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Tory Party Conference: In the Land of the Bland, the One Idea Man is King

October 3, 2013 12:28 pm0 comments
Tory Party Conference: In the Land of the Bland, the One Idea Man is King

‘A week is a long time in politics,’ former PM Harold Wilson once said. He wasn’t kidding. Three weeks is even longer, especially when you have three wings of the same party doing battle in the dire hope of winning the ‘centre ground’.  For that is what our mainstream politics has […]

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Military action in Syria denied by shameful UK

August 30, 2013 1:00 am9 comments
Military action in Syria denied by shameful UK

Almost exactly a year and six months ago I wrote an article outlining why I believed we should stage military intervention in Syria. Much of what I wrote was based on the views and opinions of Marie Colvin, a highly respected Sunday Times journalist. Shortly after writing her piece, which […]

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Post-Thatcher Britain? Pretty Much the Same as Thatcher Britain

April 18, 2013 12:20 pm0 comments
Post-Thatcher Britain? Pretty Much the Same as Thatcher Britain

My weigh in on the media’s coverage of the death of Margaret Thatcher: my reaction to the reactions.    Whatever you think about Thatcher, old women, strokes, strikes, Tories, the dead; your view was probably echoed thousands of times across the internet last week. At lunchtime on Monday, the web experienced […]

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