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17 August 2011 - Wrongdoing by politicians always described as 'mistakes'
14 April 2011 - News Headlines assume immigration problem
24 February 2011 - Hidden reasons behind the PM's Middle East tour
Many of the major UK news reports are routinely shaped by Prime Ministerial speeches and press releases, often including a sense of balance in presenting oppositional views emerging from parliamentary debate and opposition. However on issues such as foreign policy, upon which the main political parties are more or less in...
For the invasion of Iraq in 2003, 'top secret' intelligence was used to create a media storm concerning weapons of mass destruction which could be deployed in 45 minutes. Now, the media reports on a 'top-secret' briefing by MI6 to UK ministers on the 'Iranian Nuclear Threat'. The routine appears familiar:...
The BBC News website's reporting about changes to the NHS now, more than ever, ignores the voice of the overwhelming majority of UK citizens who do not want to see moves towards privatisation of the NHS. On the 5th December, reporting on David Cameron's speech about the "NHS-Industry" partnership plainly regurgitates...
Guardian 'Investigation' Claims Vindication for Libya War
Amy Woods, 4 October 2011
“How Cameron swept aside Libya sceptics”, read The Guardian’s front page article, written by Patrick Wintour and Nicholas Watt, yesterday (3 October 2011). The paper also contained a “special report” by the two writers looking at “how the Arab spring in Libya transformed him from a reluctant to a passionate interventionist”. Absurdly...
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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