This was the week that the country finally went completely insane. I mean, babblingly, frothingly, totally berserk. This was the week of The Baby. For what seems like a lifetime, the press have been trying to whip up a frenzy about the perfectly ordinary occasion of a woman giving birth.
"A symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law." These are President Obama's recent words on Guantanamo Bay, the military prison he rules as commander-in-chief. But as Gitmo's infamous hunger strike enters its sixth month, it is increasingly plain that we have not one, but two administrations on Guantánamo Bay. The first - the administration of President Obama's speeches - regrets the prison... The second administration offers a retort.
In some ways us bloggers are parasites feeding off the labours of others then giving our spin on it to suit either our opinions and those that may follow us - in under 800 words. How we do this is not governed by any particular media code of ethics.
Just a few weeks ago, the world's fiercest and fastest racing drivers returned to Silverstone for what turned out to be a thrilling British Grand Prix. While our exceptional British drivers have had mixed fortunes on the track this season, for me the return of Formula One to our shores is always an ideal opportunity to recognise British success in automotive more widely.
In Britain today we are witnessing a "race to the bottom" on immigration rhetoric. Less than two in 10 of us think that immigration is a problem for our local area, and yet about three quarters are in favour of reducing immigration. That's the sad consequence of the vicious rhetoric.
By Bobby Duffy, King's College London People are wildly wrong when we ask them about many aspects of life in Britain, as shown in a new survey b...
As the weeks go by I feel as though the number of housemates I can safely say "I like" are rapidly decreasing. This week appears to have been a key turning point when it comes to my opinions of a number of them.
The Pride march exhibits all the variety and diversity that makes up the contemporary LGBT community: political activists trades unions and political groups; LGBT sports, music and naturalist clubs; every public service... I don't know how many of those who marched spend their weekends on drug-and-sex-benders, but I suspect it's a firm minority.
Our own health secretary has admitted he cannot guarantee that his fellow citizens will receive safe care in the hospitals he is responsible for, which makes you wonder just how much further the system must fall before we reach a point where things start to improve.
It has been reported that Jeremy Hunt will today say that the names of the doctor and nurse "ultimately responsible" for a patient should be placed above every hospital bed in Britain. We detect an attempt to shift blame away from the NHS leadership and higher regulatory bodies, towards doctors and nurses struggling at the coal face often under impossible conditions.
Sex is often an instigating element of relationships and the pressure from peers to engage is outstanding. The psychological damage caused by the influence of sexual relationships founded without understanding their emotional implications can be monumental and, more importantly, can alter a teenager's interpretation of a healthy relationship forever.
CANNES - Look out, world. Having quickly become the planet's most-visited newspaper website, Mail Online plans to ramp up its digital video offering b...
Where to start with James Delingpole? I think it would be wise to begin where most people do, and judge this book by its cover. He is an archetypal political nerd, with a face which looks like an imploding sock-puppet held together with a thin wire frame. He sounds like he is gargling his own bile, which - listening to what actually comes out of his mouth - he probably is.
After Thursday night's joke of a launch night, quite frankly I've seen enough to realise that what used to be THE best reality TV show around, has rel...
The scandal of one in eight of the world's population going to bed hungry must be consigned to history. Even the OECD now accepts that a tax system designed 80 years ago is no longer fit for purpose. It's time the rhetoric of recent years gave way to action.
Information is power - this is well-known. The publication of government information gives us the means to hold the government to account for the way it spends tax-payers' money. Likewise, the disclosure of corporate information allows the public and investors a choice as to how they interact with companies that violate human rights or degrade the environment. This recognition of the power of information is why I support the Government's efforts for transparency to be at the heart of the G8 discussions in Northern Ireland this week.