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Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

James Bickerton November 13, 2017 0

All politicians lie, it’s true, but few do so as shamelessly as Alex Salmond. In terms of sheer quantity of deceptions I’ll admit he’s far from the worst offender. Some political figures lie far

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Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Michael St George January 31, 2014 0

Michael St George ponders a secondary issue raised by the Gagging Bill Back in the early part of 2010, barely a year after the full extent of the MPs’ expenses scandal had been exposed

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Newspaper industry fails in final attempt to thwart royal charter on press regulation

Newspaper industry fails in final attempt to thwart royal charter on press regulation

Backbencher October 30, 2013 0

Bryony Clarke reports on today’s High Court ruling regarding the new press regulatory regime. Newspaper and magazine publishers have today lost a last minute appeal to the High Court to halt the implementation of

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Has the Daily Mail gone too far this time?

Has the Daily Mail gone too far this time?

Backbencher October 3, 2013 3

Lizzie Roberts asks if the Daily Mail’s character assassination of Ralph Miliband is hard-nosed journalism, or a crass witch hunt. This weekend the Daily Mail published a smear campaign against Labour leader Ed Miliband’s

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Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Backbencher August 29, 2013 1

Information tug of wars between the Guardian and GCHQ: What is the future for Investigative Journalism? The detainment of David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under schedule 7 of the 2000 Terrorism

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Rupert Murdoch: Power without Responsibility

Rupert Murdoch: Power without Responsibility

Backbencher July 18, 2013 0

The big bad wolf of news media is in trouble again Once again Rupert Murdoch, the villain of the global media world, makes the headlines for the wrong reasons with the emergence of a

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The Merits of Political News

The Merits of Political News

Backbencher July 16, 2013 0

(Photo courtesy of NS Newsflash) Conor Hamilton inadvertently promotes The Backbencher by stressing the importance of political news. One of the things I am most often asked by school friends, and occasionally by my

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Press freedom is under threat

Press freedom is under threat

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 10, 2012 1

A free press is the cornerstone of a free society. Yet many of Britain’s politicians, some of whom have been badly bruised by the expenses scandal, seek to limit press freedom. Currently, politicians have

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