Entries from April 2011
22 April 2011 - 'Outraged Greeks snarl' apparently
19 April 2011 - More anger towards green activism
5 April 2011 - Attempts to make the NHS sound socialist and therefore, scary
22 April 2011 - The 'biggest problems' with the use of US drones in war
14 April 2011 - News Headlines assume immigration problem
12 April 2011 - John Humphrys on Iceland
8 April 2011 - John Humphrys promotes government cuts
6 April 2011 - Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander lies about NI changes
In recent years, we have seen a massive financial meltdown due to over-lending, over-borrowing and poor regulation. The Government believes that the current system of financial regulation is fundamentally flawed and needs to be replaced with a framework that promotes responsible and sustainable banking, where regulators have greater powers to curb...
Anyone trying to understand the issue about Icelandic banks and what the Icelandic people owe/don't owe/may owe the UK could be forgiven for being hopelessly confused from following various media reports. Do they or don't they owe the UK money? How much? Have they defaulted on a debt by voting...
As the financial crisis staggers on, lurching from country to country like a drunk from one lamppost to the next, the gap between reality and what the media tell us expands. Across the world, there is a significant restructuring taking place, as financial institutions and the wealthy try to push the costs...
'Dear chief secretary, I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left. Kind regards and good luck.' The now-famous note left for his successor in May 2009 by Liam Byrne, the outgoing chief secretary to the Treasury, was apparently intended as a joke. Almost a year later, as we start...
Good news came yesterday for the campaign to save the NHS, as David Cameron proposed safeguards to prevent private firms from cherry-picking the profitable services within. The changes being implemented on the body were seen by most as benefiting only the corporate in the UK, and not as being in the...
When war (or 'humanitarian intervention') breaks out, the news very quickly becomes nothing more than a voice for the government. Embedded journalists provide updates to the country as though they are reporting from a war movie. Newspapers and news websites give us statistics on war planes and other machinery as though...
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