Posts Tagged ‘journalism’


December 19, 2017

Newspapers have been blamed for the vitriolic reaction from social media towards those M.P.s who defeated the government over Brexit.
Newspapers have been around long before the Internet was even conceived and their existence has played a major role in British democracy. It’s not up to journalism to change its tune but for social media to put its house in order.


May 23, 2016

The Sun newspaper has had a judgement made against it by IPSO the press regulatory watchdog. The judgement refers to a complaint by Buckingham Palace regarding an article that appeared on the front page of the paper on the 9th March 2016.
The article implied that the Queen was in favour of a Brexit after they were informed by a source that she said that the EU was heading in the wrong direction. The Sun has published the findings but the editor Tony Gallagher disagrees and said that he would do the same thing again knowing the detail of the sourcing and conversation. I don’t know all the details but if the Queen actually said that she believes we should leave the EU then the media has a duty to report this. However, it was only reported that she is passionate about the EU and believes it is going in the wrong direction: This is not the same thing. I am also passionate about the EU and also Britain (having lived through its decline as a world power) and believe that the EU has lost its way, but I will be voting to stay on the 23rd of June. (I think we will be better off staying and changing the EU rather than leaving and risk wrecking it.) We all make mistakes and the editor should recognize and accept this.

The envy of the world:



What’s the significance of this statistic?

“…foreign citizens make up about 41 per cent of the student and academic body.”

It doesn’t matter what nationality the students have – it’s their QUALITY that counts.


The BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART will only acquire works by women in 2020!


“These new measures will look at how we can protect our globally recognised higher education system by discouraging universities from undermining the reverence a degree qualification from the UK commands.”

“Based on evidence, we will propose measures to tackle any specific inflationary practices that appear to be undermining the integrity of the system. We will be publishing recommendations for consultation next month to make sure the public can continue to have confidence in the classification system.”

Competition is the mother of progress.




A taxi driver once told me that he picked up four students after a night out and one of them asked him how much the fare would cost; He replied eight pounds. That same student or another one then asked him how much was that each. Astonished that they couldn’t divide eight by four he told them two pounds fifty!