Entries from March 2011
24 March 2011 - Simon Jenkins suggests that protest is undemocratic
22 March 2011 - People were shot, but it's a 'propaganda disaster'
How the Media Undermined the Message of the Masses
Helen Dring, 28 March 2011
The TUC dubbed Saturday's march a 'March for the Alternative', an alternative where “rich individuals and big companies have to pay all their tax, that the banks pay a Robin Hood tax and on in which we strain every sinew to create jobs and boost the sustainable economic growth that will...
This March 2011 budget was always intended to be fiscally neutral, not changing the government's broad economic strategy. The context is that last June's budget set out the policy direction of deficit reduction, funded largely by public spending cuts and to a lesser extent by tax increases. In this budget, the...
Recently, the word 'Europe' has been used in mainstream media as the point of origin for several 'controversial' decisions. The decision that the UK should reconsider their stance on denying prisoners the right to vote, the right of sex offenders to appeal to be taken off the sex offence register if...
Libya Air Strikes: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
Bob Rainmore, 22 March 2011
For this piece I will briefly compare the make up of two differing photo reels from the BBC and the Guardian’s website. The table below gives the percentage of pictures that a specific item appears in. Note that the percentages do not sum to 100% as some pictures contain more than...
Government Deficit: The Success of Framing the Debate
Ronan Jack, 22 March 2011
The coming budget has been prefaced by much comment about budget deficits and the national debt. Almost every comment from a government minister includes some variant on the theme of having inherited a massive and catastrophic deficit which must be tackled before we submerge under a sea of debt. The government...
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