Tag Archives: David Cameron

ITV journalists are not investigative reporters – says ITV journalist

This amazing quotes caught my eye in the latest Media Lens bulletin “In the aftermath of the Iraq war, then ITN political editor (now BBC political editor), Nick Robinson, wrote: ‘It was my job to report what those in power … Continue reading

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Join The Fight Against the Privatisation Of The NHS

I’ve just donated money to buy billboard ads all over London telling David Cameron he’s making a big mistake with our NHS. See what the ads will look like here. David Cameron knows that his plans for the NHS are … Continue reading

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People Power Matters!

Late last night, RBS chief Stephen Hester said he would not take his £1 million bonus after all. That’s a huge turnaround – and 38 Degrees helped make it happen. When they launched the petition on Friday calling on Hester to … Continue reading

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Tell David Cameron: Back the Robin Hood Tax at the G20

At the G20 summit this November world leaders have a chance do something good for the world, by introducing a Robin Hood Tax. It would help stop the cuts, tackle climate change and global poverty and help control the casino … Continue reading

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Cuts and riots: they’re linked!

See this article in today’s Guardian for research linking government austerity with civil unrest. The research paper the Guardian article was based on, Austerity & Anarchy: Budget Cuts and Social Unrest in Europe 1919-2009, can be found here.

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The Revolting Underclass?

[Note: A Tory perspective of much of what I am saying in this post was echoed by the Daily Telegraph Political Editor Peter Oborne, in his article, The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as … Continue reading

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TRUE CRIME STORIES: SOME NEW LABOUR MEMOIRS

This is a review of the autobiographies of New Labour supremos, Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and John Prescott, written by my UCU colleague and eminent radical historian, John Newsinger. It is an excoriating analysis of the self-serving texts that exposes … Continue reading

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