'news' Category

  • What do you think of this story?

    July 17, 2007

    Have you seen a nappy-clad donkey? Quite possibly the most foolish story I have seen reported on the BBC. How low can the national broadcaster sink in its quest for low-brow newsertainment?

  • Brown's Depoliticisation of Politics

    July 3, 2007

    Brown made his first announcement to the Commons today and set out a ‘route map’ for constitutional reform. According to the BBC’s Nick Assinder this was classic Brown – weighty, strategic, littered with traps for the opposition and with just a sprinkle of re-announcements and spin on top. It was classic Brown, but not in […]

  • Live 8: "total bullshit"

    June 13, 2007

    Brendan O’Neill has an interesting article on spiked about the ‘People’s Republic of Bono’, where he argues that the pop star’s influence at the G8 was so profound that he can almost he considered the 9th power of the G8. He is quite right to ridicule and criticise the loathsome Bono for his arrogant claim […]

  • Child Poverty and the Poverty of Ideas

    February 15, 2007

    The UNICEF report published this week, Child Poverty in Perspective, has generated huge moral outrage because the UK came bottom in the ‘balanced scorecard’, leading to accusations that Britain is ‘failing its children’. Few would disagree, but the report dodges the real causes of poverty while reinforcing many of the prevailing prejudices about children, health […]

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