Jamie Thunder

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The Law is a Twit

(23) Comments | Posted 9 October 2012 | (00:00)

What's the difference between Madeleine McCann and Pope John Paul II? You won't go to prison for telling jokes about Pope John Paul II.

Admittedly Matthew Woods, who has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for his comments on Facebook, didn't only make jokes about Madeleine McCann - he...

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Britain's Olympians are a Class Apart

(7) Comments | Posted 16 July 2012 | (00:00)

There's less than three weeks to go until the Olympics, and Britain is fast approaching a state of fevered apathy. After the ceremonial drizzle of the Jubilee and Scottish Andy Murray's inevitable defeat at Wimbledon, we're practising shoulder shrugs, eyerolls, and throwing our hands up in exasperation for the climax...

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Journalism vs Academics: Time for a Truce

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2012 | (23:35)

Poynter had an interesting post earlier this week on a study about errors in news reports. The researchers looked at 2,000 stories in the Swiss and Italian press, and contacted people quoted in those stories.

Their findings make for sobering reading. Not enough Italian sources responded to provide...

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

(9) Comments | Posted 8 June 2012 | (00:00)

Depression woke me up yesterday morning. Not mine, but someone on the Today programme as my alarm went off telling me exercise doesn't help to make people with the illness feel better.

The report was based on a study that looked at the effect of giving encouragement and...

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Forget Slutwalk - We Need Smut Talk

(2) Comments | Posted 31 May 2012 | (00:00)

There's an undeniable, if rather surprising, sexual undercurrent to the recently-released texts between Jeremy Hunt and Fred Michel. Hunt resorted to French, lest we forget the language of love, to repeatedly thank the News International lawyer, and at one point even called him 'papa'.

Whether this level of coy flirtation...

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