At least we can console ourselves with the thought that, in every way that really matters, no news is still good news. Except for the global economic malaise, the human tragedy in Syria, the plight of the refugees and the rise of political extremism in the most powerful nation on the planet. Yes, now the referendum is over we can remember that things are still pretty bad everywhere else. It's not just here. That's why we'll miss the dog and pony show. The real news is much more depressing.
"You're a gay-loving prick". The final words of a man who - so poisoned by hatred - continued to utter such bile as he was taken, handcuffed, to a police car. My partner and I had spent the previous twenty minutes trying to tackle his backward views but also keep him in place until the police arrived.
In early June I caught a couple of articles talking about the potential launch of a new daily national newspaper for the North of England and Southern Scotland. My first thought was: they're mad. Bonkers. That'll last five minutes, if it gets off the ground at all. And then I forgot about it.
I believe in a Britain in Europe that is proud of its past and wants to be proud of its future. I believe in a Europe that unites for the long-term benefit of all, not fractures for the short-term gain of the few. I believe in a Britain in Europe that is ready to be a leader, not afraid to be a loser.
According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.
In Britain, it's a mixed story of trust in media. The Edelman Trust Barometer - an annual survey of how much we believe the major institutions which govern our lives will "do the right thing"- suggests a large number of us simply don't.
If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?
It is time to call out the media bias and election fraud to ensure democracy in the most influential country in the world. Hillary isn't already the Democratic candidate.
My blog this month has involved a small amount of research on my part following my ever growing irritation at the lack of diversity depicted in TV ads. This irritation has grown to the point where certain adverts evoke a barrage of non-repeatable words and a rise in my blood pressure.
That's actually not a bad way to approach life in general, but who knows how the British will actually vote in the referendum - will it be a rollercoaster ride or will we play safe? Let's find out on June the 23rd.
As an entertainment journalist, I should not feel lucky to work somewhere that hasn't fuelled speculation over whether Amber is telling truth, or given a platform to Johnny's pals who, of course, find the idea that he could physically harm a woman ridiculous. But that's the position I've found myself in.
This incident has become an opportunity to judge parents. This time it's about us not controlling our children enough. Other times the focus is that we are controlling them too much. It seems that we can never get it right. And perhaps that's the point - there is no right.
Throughout the comments sections of blogs and articles explaining disabled people's views are non-disabled people telling us we're wrong. Not just about the film but pretty much whatever we've said.
The PJS v NGN injunction case is just another ugly example of a paid tabloid betrayal/kiss-and- tell story without a shred of genuine public interest ...
"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break."
--The Taming of the Shrew
I just read the BBC article about ...
As Ipso deferentially concedes in the adjudication: "IPSO acknowledged the importance of headlines in tabloid newspapers". You might think that if it did so, it would also acknowledge the importance of headlines being corrected with some degree of equivalence when it comes to prominence and reach.