Category Archives: Journalism

Telegraph journalists need to experience the real world


Our Government claimed almost a year ago that austerity had ended, even though the cuts to police, education, NHS, low income benefits and local government are still impacting the deepest bones of our society. However if suddenly the Government discovered … Continue reading

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The need for credible security and economic analysis


Last Thursday a friend of mine commented on social media about an blog that was published on ‘The Conservative Woman’ website and the title interested me ‘Britain is now ruled by civil servants‘. The website is not something I have … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Secretary of State must now act


On Tuesday Evening Parliament held a debate about the extension of the executive formation for Northern Ireland. It was an interesting debate and whilst most of the people who participated were MPs for Northern Ireland, and therefore also mostly members … Continue reading

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Helpful advice for newspaper columnists


When Boris Johnson wrote his first Daily Telegraph column of  2019, he made some claims that were far from accurate. The column that earns him £5,300 each week was published online on the 6th January 2019 and available in printed … Continue reading

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Knife Crime is not one size fits all


Unlike policing cuts, the way in which young and not so young people in certain communities resort to knifes and even guns when they feel they need to damage others or protect themselves is far from homogenous across the UK. … Continue reading

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The Anti-Democratic Elephant trying to get into the room


As we approach Brexit with a matter of hours till midnight, this piece in todays Telegraph should be sufficient to make all voters demand a new and much more coherent referendum before we leave the EU and are forced into … Continue reading

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Is this man’s judgement worth £3,000 an hour?


We clearly live in a very unequal society, with top end footballers paid £120,000 or more a week and CEOs earning £6.24m or more a year. Even when a person is paid £3,000 an hour for merely 20 hours each … Continue reading

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