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The Table of Statistics the Press Complaints Commission Would Rather You Didn't See

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

It's not an oversight or an accident that the PCC fails to spell out to the public which newspapers attract the most complaints and which papers breach the code most often. Look at this table of complaints about UK national daily and Sunday newspapers for 2013, compiled by Hacked Off from the PCC Monthly Complaint Summaries, and you will soon get an idea of who benefits if the public doesn't see these figures...

Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre Was Paid HOW Much?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre earned £1.8 million last year and secured an inflation-busting 5% pay rise, according to the latest annual report of th...

We're Getting It Wrong on Immigration

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

If you've seen the Daily Express or the Daily Mail over the festive period you may well be thinking that civilisation is about to end. If you believe the tabloid hype, Romanians and Bulgarians are currently streaming across the channel in their thousands like immigration's own re-enactment of the D-Day landings.

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Dacre Sells Out At The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has sold his remaining shares in the newspaper's parent company Daily Mail & General Trust for £347,564. News of the...

Prince George Baptism: The Independent Shows Us How It's Done

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

We here at HuffPost UK tip our hats in respect to the Indy, who have stuck to their Republican guns and pointedly given the royal christening a tiny s...

The Guardian Was Right to 'Help Terrorists'

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sam Fowles

It's a matter of supreme irony that The Daily Mail choose the same week in which they condemned the Royal Charter on Press Regulation as censorship, to invoke the language of McCarthy against a fellow newspaper.

Where's Dacre? Is the Daily Mail's Power Without Responsibility?

Will Porter | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK
Will Porter

The Daily Mail's editor Paul Dacre has finally broken his silence over the Ralph Miliband debacle. Or rather, he has pushed a thousand word ramble under the toilet door that he has been hiding behind for the last fortnight.

The 'Line of Decency' Is Just a Dot in the Distance for the Daily Mail

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kieran Turner-Dave

By accusing the Labour Party leader's deceased father of having "hated Britain", and subsequently invading the memorial service for Ed Miliband's late uncle, The Mail has incurred outrage from all sides of British politics...

Don't Know About Ralph Miliband, but I Do Hate Britain

John Wight | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

What is there to love about a country that still glories in an empire that was an exercise in grand larceny, mass exploitation, human suffering, and cruelty? What is there to love about a country which still believes in bending the knee to that wretched institution, otherwise known as the monarchy, in the 21st Century?

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 4 October, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Drunkenly eating the popcorn of news The week giveth, and the week taketh away. On the give side, Alastair Campbell administered the sort of arse who...

Did Miliband's Father Hate Britain? It Doesn't Really Matter

Marcela Kunova | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Marcela Kunova

While all the British media is concerned about the shape of planned press regulation, such editorial choices are extremely unlikely to win over public opinion. With its 'evil legacy' piece, The Mail probably done Miliband and the campaign for more press regulation a lot more good than harm.

British Public Refuses to Urinate on Burning Daily Mail Offices

Will Porter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Will Porter

If he was right and you could judge a man by the generation before them that would surely mean writing for the Daily Mail made him a Hitler loving anti-Semite. At this point he defecated in his own pants and started flinging his faeces around the newsroom.

Marcus Brigstocke: "Never Google Yourself"

Tim Bradley | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Tim Bradley

When researching someone you're about to interview finding recent articles about them online with headlines like 'Wife divorces TV comic after discovering year-long affair' ranks alongside discovering that they punch every journalist they meet in the groin by way of a greeting. They know you've googled them and read that stuff. You know they know you've read it.

PICS: David Cameron Flaunts His Curves, Shows Off His Beach Body

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Comedy

David Cameron wowed the crowds in Cornwall on Thursday when he hit the beach in an outfit that left little to the imagination. David Cameron show...

We Need Education on Porn, Not Censorship

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

Motions to "protect" the innocence of children are alway easy vote-winners. It doesn't matter whether it's effective, ethical or logical, as long as it hits the right buzzwords and appears to be tough on the boogie-men in our closets.

Amanda Palmer Is Spot on - "It's Just a Naked Woman"

Imogen Buxton | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Buxton

On Friday 12 July, something wonderful happened. It was Amanda Palmer "going for broke" in an open, naked letter to the Daily Mail. The singer-songwriter made the performance as part of her set at the Roundhouse in Camden, delighting the audience with her comedic Waltz which confronted the Daily Mail for their sexist reporting on her appearance at Glastonbury.

Media Sensationalism and British Ignorance

Chris Godfrey | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Godfrey

The research conducted by Ipsos MORI not only highlights a stark public ignorance it goes some way to demonstrating the growing thirst for blood in Britain, brought on by a media crafted war against benefit cheats and of course the apparent on-going struggle against Islamification; manufactured battles the public clearly think we are losing.

Life Between the Rock And the Hard Place

Benedict Cooper | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics
Benedict Cooper

Talking to Mohammed over a coffee a few days after the meeting, he praised Dr Musharraff for a lifetime serving Muslims in Nottingham. But I sensed, though he is far too gracious to spell it out, Mohammed believes that the next generation needs to be more direct and actually start dictating the discussion - a luxury never really available to Dr Musharraff.

From Vanity to 'Thinspiration': Samantha Brick Has Become a Problem

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Putting the intense pity felt for someone whose self-respect can be measured in kilograms aside for one moment, Brick's unambiguous and deliberate tying of self-worth to waist size is problematic; particularly when the clear implication is that girls should be dieting from the age of 12.

Samantha Brick and Society's One Size Fits All Policy

Rachael Krishna | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rachael Krishna

The media know nothing about what personally makes you happy. You know what your body likes. I am sick of journalists or magazines trying to promote a one size fits all policy. These blood type, eye colour body mass index diets leave you feeling empty and defeated when you can only survive off grapefruit juice for ten minutes.

Why I Support Making 'Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead' Number One This Week

Adam Jung | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Making Ding Dong number one in the UK charts may seem childish, sure. But it also helps combat the revisionist narrative played across UK media. And it follows in proper punk tradition. It's a small, creative way to force the media to acknowledge Britons dislike for policies that have crushed the country.

Queen To Attend Thatcher's Funeral Next Wednesday

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

The funeral of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher will be held at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday and the Queen will attend, Buckingham Palace...

Front Pages Pay Tribute To Iron Lady

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

Baroness Thatcher's divisive politics and her enduring legacy have dominated the media since her death yesterday, with reaction in Britain's newspaper...

Cut the Caricature of the Poor, Not Their Welfare

Sian Boyle | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

Why do those on benefits have to be caricatured or characterised in one way or another at all? There are thousands of decent, 'normal' people who are genuinely impoverished, and try to make ends meet as best they can