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Media Ownership – Should We Be Worried?

March 3, 2011
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Today saw the announcement which many news-junkies on the left have been dreading. News Corporation will be shortly be allowed to purchase the remaining 61% of BSkyB, to complete a full takeover of the company. News Corp will then own Sky TV, 20th Century Fox, the News of the World, The Sun and The...
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Brief Thoughts on Egyptian Freedom

February 12, 2011
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The excellent news from Egypt yesterday cannot be underestimated. This was a massive popular movement, spanning almost the entire country, proving that ordinary citizens are indeed capable of obtaining their wishes through peaceful protest, when patience with a 30 year dictatorship finally reaches it’s limit. Of course, by ‘peaceful protests’ I’m referring to the...
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Cameron, Multiculturalism and Islamism

February 6, 2011
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Yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech to the Munich Security Conference, where he decried the ‘doctrine of state multiculturalism’ which has been active in Britain over the last 30 years, pledging instead to introduce a new form of ‘muscular liberalism’. The speech makes Islamism and terrorism its primary focus, and Cameron states...
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A Future That Works – Manchester Rally

February 1, 2011
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A Future That Works – Manchester Rally

On Saturday the 29th January, I decided to attend the TUC & NUS event: ‘A Future That Works: National Rally for Young People‘. As both a student and a public-sector worker, I’m deeply concerned about the increase in tuition fees, as well as the impact the austerity agenda is having on Britain’s public services...
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C(r)ap and Trade? Saving Our Environment From Climate Change

January 24, 2011
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C(r)ap and Trade? Saving Our Environment From Climate Change

I doubt there will be anyone reading this who has yet to hear the terms ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’. They’re discussed regularly by politicians, environmental campaigners, and in the mainstream media. However, I imagine there will be some amongst you (hopefully not too many) who either dismiss the seriousness of the current situation,...
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An Epidemic of Benefit Fraud? The Demonization of Welfare Recipients

January 9, 2011
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You might get the impression from reading stories about benefit 'scroungers' with your Cornflakes each morning that there must be a hidden epidemic of fraudulent benefit claims taking place. A nationwide conspiracy to drain the pockets of middle-England. In reality, this relentless scaremongering has little basis in fact, and those featured in the tabloid...
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Posted in Economics, Politics, Society & Media | 15 Comments »

The Media Trial of Chris Jefferies

January 3, 2011
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One aspect of the Jo Yeates murder case which appears to be getting buried in much of the media coverage is the opposition displayed by Jo’s boyfriend to the character assassination of Chris Jefferies being carried out both on the internet, but more importantly in the mainstream media. The following appeared in a statement...
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Austerity Politics & Blaming Labour

December 31, 2010
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Austerity Politics & Blaming Labour

An opinion I hear fairly regularly when discussing politics with friends and acquaintances is that the Labour Party is to blame for the current high levels of public debt, and that it’s essential we pay down this deficit quickly, through harsh austerity measures, in order to prevent further financial collapse. I take issue with...
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The Plight of the Chagossians

December 30, 2010
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The Plight of the Chagossians

I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little story. It’s an immensely important story, and one which exposes a shameful chapter in the history of the British Empire, although it’s entirely possible that this may be the first you’ll have heard of it. Between 1967 and 1973, the Labour government of...
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Book: The Corporation by Joel Bakan

December 29, 2010
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A few years back I watched the excellent documentary film version of The Corporation, but had always intended to read the book, which I finally got around to recently. I can honestly say that I'm glad I did, not because the film isn't as enjoyable, far from it, but because they compliment each...
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