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How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

MPs paid £350k for media appearances

June 26, 2014

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Hidden among the latest MP's Register of Members' Interests are declarations of earnings from politicians' media appearances. When combined these add up to more than £350k.

Farage’s UKIP ‘victory’ is a mirage

May 26, 2014

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The UKIP 'victory' in the UK European Elections is not all that it seems.

Is this the worst radio interview ever?

April 3, 2014

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The BBC’s “flagship” Radio 4 Today programme is normally the bastion of intelligent discussion and debate (and racing tips). But this morning at 6.25am, there was possibly the softest radio interview ever with a representative of the asphalt industry alliance on the need for more money to re-surface the nation’s roads following the recent wet […]

Olympic choreography or co-incidence?

July 1, 2012

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The BBC unveiled its Olympic advertising creative during the Euro 2012 Finals. But can you spot the difference between this and, Olympic Sponsor, Lloyds TSB‘s long-standing ‘For the Journey’ advertising? Carefully choreographed plan, co-incidence, or just lazy copy-cat advertising? Whichever version you want to believe, surely the BBC should try and avoid endorsing corporates at […]

Who’s watching Newsnight? Who knows…

December 5, 2011

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Ask any journalist why you should listen to them and, eventually, most of them would say the same thing… We are in touch with what our readers / viewers / listeners want to hear. Some may say they even represent their audience. And this is a fundamental part of how the media works. Journalists, producers […]

Question Time shows how Dick Griffin can be beaten

October 23, 2009

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The most encouraging sign emerging from last night’s Question Time was that it has shown that the BNP can be beaten through debate. Griffin was uncomfortable, uncertain of his own policies, exposed for having no idea of British history, not even sure of his own past and branded a ‘thoroughly deceptive man’. The audience – […]