Category Archives: Journalism

The need for transparency on our screens


A few weeks ago David Goodhart appeared on the BBC Sunday Morning programme ‘The Big Questions’. David is Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration for a think tank called Policy Exchange. Ten days later Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and … Continue reading

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Silence is hard to achieve


The last few hours since the terrible attack on Westminster have seen a wide range of responses from people some of which are almost as appalling as the attack itself. Two public responses that have stood out came from Simon … Continue reading

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Donald needs a Claudia


Its a sad indication of how impoverished my political education is, that I ‘know’ more about the workings of the West Wing of the White House through the TV programme of the same name than from any other source. In … Continue reading

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Another hard days night


The image shown here was taken by Eddie Mitchell @brightonsnapper who was out working last night during storm Angus. However as much as his photograph shows his dedication  to his art, the real dedication was that shown by Fire Officers … Continue reading

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The need for order


The news that Theresa May has demanded that Rona Fairhead apply for the role of Chairman of the new governing body of the BBC after David Cameron had already selected her for the post and announced her appointment raises all sorts … Continue reading

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The G20 needs peacemakers


The images and sounds of Theresa May in Hangzhou over the last few days as she attended her first G20 summit as Prime Minister has been a reminder of how few women get the chance to speak at that level … Continue reading

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Price vs Value for our children


This week a local newspaper  carried a piece on the pay levels for workers in local authority run childrens centres and nurseries. Councillor, Tom Bewick is quoted as saying “The current workforce is very expensive when compared to the private sector. We … Continue reading

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