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Category = ‘current-affairs’


Jun 2017
19

Hate cannot drive out hate

I read this morning about someone who was beaten up by Grenfell Tower protesters.  He was apparently mistaken for the CEO of the management company responsible for Grenfell Tower, whereas in fact he had been volunteering to support the victims (see here ).

Apr 2012
29

The Bankers

There possibly is no dirtier word in Britain at the moment than ‘banker’.  They have become villains of almost pantomime proportions, with people practically hissing whenever anyone mentions ‘the bankers’ on the BBC’s Question Time.

Oct 2011
8

Skynet is Coming

It’s an ominous sign... Microsoft to win approval for Skype deal .  Who knew James Cameron had a gift of prophecy?

May 2011
21

End of the World?

Surprisingly (or not) the world is not ending today - probably!  This guy has the right idea: An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost..

May 2011
2

Osama bin Laden is Dead

I woke up this morning to the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed and buried at sea by American forces.  He was found in Pakistan, which is not a surprise, but near Islamabad rather tha..

Apr 2011
29

Online Security

With the recent nightmare scenario surrounding Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN), a lot of people are concerned about online security.  Sony have admitted that personal information, including dates of birth, mother’s maiden names, addresses and credit card numbers are included in the data stolen by hackers. 

Oct 2010
11

NHS Statistics

I was extremely annoyed this evening to see a Newsnight report in which one lady announced that there are two managers to every nurse in the NHS and how can it possibly take 100 people to run a hospital.  From her non-existent experience of working in a hospital, she told the world that you can run a hospital on far fewer people if they are the right staff.

Apr 2010
6

Seriously, journalists?

After my recent post about journalism, I was surprised to read this . It was made worse by the Daily Mail (of course). The Mail’s article says: But now, to the horror of the purists, the gam..

Apr 2010
4

Service for Burglars?!

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3. The company interviewed 1,317..

Apr 2010
1

Gordon Brown. Tough Guy.

I wish these posters weren’t hoaxes.. it would certainly make the election more interesting. I never thought I’d enjoy something done by The Grauniad ..!