The Deregulator’s Guide to Mis-Framing Public Health

Deregulation doesn’t stand still. It is an attitude. With many manifestations. It moves. It’s multi-headed. Not faithful to any form. But in as much as you can describe it, it can adhere to communicative principles, for instance: This article appears in the Sun. Pay Fury is efficient signalling. Pay is a short word and Fury…

Inside the Mind of Tom Watson

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…

Who gives Jews a Bad Name?

Monday’s Sun ran with Pro-Israel Maureen Lipman’s declaration that Jeremy Corbyn has turned her into a Tory. Lipman’s loyalty to Israel is no secret — she renounced Labour membership under Ed Miliband. The Sun might seem to speak up for Jews but, in the case of Ed Miliband, the son of Ralph Miliband, a prominent…