'What planet is he living on?'
Brooks Newmark, the minister responsible for David Cameron's Big Society drive, was branded "condescending" after telling
Channel 4 has commissioned a live TV debate in response to the bitter backlash against Benefits Street, which critics say
This country is now very close to settling a problem that has plagued it for generations. The problem was this: how to protect ordinary citizens from lying, bullying and unjustified intrusion carried out in the name of journalism, while at the same time ensuring that journalists were free to do the job they need to do to sustain our democracy. The solution is the Royal Charter on press self-regulation.
The former editor of one of Britain's most powerful newspapers has described today's editorial bosses as "angry donkeys". David
Ed Miliband used his acceptance speech for the Spectator's 'Parliamentarian Of The Year' award to make light of his recent
The editor of the Spectator has defended the decision to publish an article in which a columnist appears to praise the Greek
Given the mixed response to the government's proposed Royal Charter, it seems that the relationship between the press and those in power has not eased. There is still considerable tension between journalists who will forever stand for the rights of press freedom, and those who feel that the industry has swayed too far the other way.
I have noted of late the prevailing right wing view of the history of capitalism. In response to the left's general dismay at how unequal and corrupt the world is, the right crow patronisingly about how we've never had it so good.
"What is the difference between Angelos Epithemiou and blacking up to poke fun at 'darkies'?" I asked my friends. Various arguments were advanced in response: "It is racist, but in a comically ironic way"; or "the ethnicity is incidental - he is an idiot and a slob that just happens to be of Greek origin".