Entries from February 2011
Today, the 22nd February, the BBC has given quite a lot of attention to the movement of Iranian warships through the Suez Canal. As scores of protesters are being killed by brutal regimes in Libya, Morocco and Bahrain, big news has been made about the seemingly insignificant passage of two Iranian...
Framing the Debate on Cameron's Multiculturalism speech
Louise Brooks, 11 February 2011
During a speech in Munich last week, David Cameron initiated a strident attack on what he described as “state multiculturalism”. The Prime Minister linked existing policy to an increased risk of terrorism, signalling an apparent change in policy towards ethnic minority integration. Much of the media followed Cameron’s lead, focussing on the...
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On the 9th February 2011, the conservatives announced that they will increase the bank levy from £1.7bn to £2.5bn, an increase of £800m. This is surely a step in the right direction and sounds like a clampdown on the banks at last. On its news website the BBC has posted a...
The events in Egypt and Tunisia have put UK news organisations in a bit of a tight situation. Until now, it has been easy to hide the western ally leaders around Africa and the Middle East from mainstream western news. Western governments have, as the BBC lightly put it “turned a...
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