Media Democracy Tackling big tech and democratizing journalism were the main topics I took from this year’s Media Democracy Festival in London this Saturday. These things are planned long in advance so I shouldn’t expect people who have been preparing talks on structural problems in the media to have an entire programme based on very… Continue reading Inside the Mind of Tom Watson
A broken clock is right at least twice a day It’s no secret that the Morning Star swings to the left. And one shouldn’t belittle its fantastic work highlighting underrepresented points of view. But it’s quite remarkable when the newspaper it is most in sync with is … The Sun. Obviously a constellational thing. Many… Continue reading A broken clock is right at least twice a day
PLEASE WATCH THIS 5 MINUTE VIDEO Bloomberg has just shown that the May Government’s proposals to shut the Serious Fraud Office are part of the UK’s post Brexit offer of Corruption-as-a-Service. UK territories already include tax havens like Jersey and the Cayman Islands, so why not go the whole way and get rid of fraud… Continue reading Theresa May’s Corruption-as-a-Service and the Visit of the Torturing Saudi Prince
For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs. Subliminal A friend and I recently agreed that Naomi Klein’s latest book No is not Enough appeals less to Brits than… Continue reading Who’s Regulating the post-Brexit Conversation?
The Pound looks likely to collapse during the upcoming Tory Party conference Financial Markets are looking for reassurance. Instead they have been treated to David Davis. Amber Rudd will remember her speech about companies having to report the amount of foreign staff on their books. This policy was a disaster – but the Government don’t… Continue reading Tory Confusion over Brexit