What’s happening in Ukraine – is the Cold War heating up?

March 5, 2014

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Events in the Ukraine are being described by UK foreign secretary William Hague as the “biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century”. Here’s what happened The pro-Russian Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia (after his family were allegedly shot at by militants) as Ukraine’s month of protests against a Russian financial bail out […]

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A Yes vote for Scottish Independence won’t ensure an escape from the Conservative party

February 26, 2014

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The question keeps arising – are you voting yes or no? As a journalist and a chap who remains informed on politics to make up for the five years I lost to Call of Duty in my teens, I have yet to make up my mind. I have been listening intently to both campaigns since their […]

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5 unconventional ways to reduce the UK budget deficit

October 23, 2013

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We’re in debt. We. The UK. I shop in Lidl and Farmfoods. This just won’t do! Excluding temporary loans to banks the UK is currently sitting on a budget deficit of £13.2bn and borrowing is expected to sit around £80bn (5.1% of GDP) – excluding the sale of the Royal Mail. I figured I should […]

Hiding the porn, hiding the real issues: The porn filter isn’t what it seems to be

July 31, 2013

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I felt a cataclysmic disturbance in the force this week, something was wrong. Very wrong. It made me dizzy and irritable and more importantly, confused. “What?” I said, could have caused this. Little did I know, the coalition were going to make it slightly more difficult to see lewd representations of femininity on both the […]

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Daily Mail pay over £125K to Sally Morgan as an apology for calling her a ‘charlatan’…

June 20, 2013

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The Daily Mail today had to pay Sally Morgan £125k damages plus legal costs to avoid a lengthy libel battle because of a 2011 story alleging that she used a hidden earpiece to receive instructions from a backstage team. Some people are fail to understand the verdict, understandably. If the Mail said that Sally Morgan […]

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