From the daily archives:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mayor Result in Bristol Shows Labour Short of a Breakthrough

November 25, 2012

Labour’s failure to win the mayoralty of Bristol in last week’s elections shows that the party has a long way to go in the capital of the South West. Labour did far better than the Coalition parties: indeed, it received 80% more first preference votes than the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats together. But Labour lost […]

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Week 47: Villain – President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt

November 25, 2012

This Week’s Villain of the Week is President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt. In April 2011, tens of thousands of Egyptians protested in Tahrir Square in Cairo demanding change. They wanted an end to the Regime of President Mubarak, they wanted a fairer deal in terms of the distribution of wealth, they wanted justice, they wanted […]

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Week 47: Prat – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

November 25, 2012

This week, our award for the biggest prat of the last seven days goes to the Children’s Services Department of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The decision of Rotherham’s children services department to remove three children from the foster care of a family solely because of their membership of UKIP is pretty indefensible. Whilst Joyce Thacker, […]

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Week 47: Hero – The Washington Post

November 25, 2012

Our Hero of the Week this week for its defence of its decision to run a photograph of a devastated Palestinian father carrying the dead body of his 11 month old son Next Thursday Lord Justice Leveson will publish his report into the media.   There has been an extraordinary amount of venom pouring in his […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: About Elly

November 25, 2012

My my, do I still have a lot of catching up to do on the film review front.  Some of you may remember that my favourite film of last year was A  Separation, a devastatingly powerful Iranian film centred a middle class couple and a working class couple in Tehran, whose lives intersect. The film […]

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