Top of the posts: Gangsters, airbrushing and blood for money
With Boris back in charge of London, Owen Jones looks at why he beat Ken Livingstone to the post of London Mayor, discussing how the sustained media campaign against him Ken – in comparison with the lack of scrutiny of Boris – was a strong factor in his political demise.
As there are campaigns to ban images of airbrushed models in the media, Ilona Burton looks back to her own time in an eating disorder unit. She describes how using pictures of those with anorexia perpetuates a culture of competition among sufferers, and these are what should be banned, as opposed to unrealistic photoshopped images.
Rising personal loans and household debt have been blamed for the recession, but Ben Chu shows how it was British banks lending to other banks (both in the UK and abroad), that plunged the UK into its biggest slump since the 1930s. The broken economy was not a consequence of rising personal debt; the banks, not the public, borrowed too much.
Elsewhere, John Rentoul draws attention to David Cameron’s crude article for The Daily Telegraph, Mary Dejevsky looks into the situation of victims in the Asian grooming case, Andrew Buncombe talks about the plans to bring the remains of the last Mughal Emperor back to Delhi, and Michael Holden riles some Manchester United fans by calling them sore losers…
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by stats:
1. Manchester United are sore losers barking up the wrong tree By Michael Holden
3. The Tory Chancellor who made the right call on the deficit By Jonathan Portes
4. Asian grooming: The truth is that these girls were worth more to them than to us By Mary Dejevsky
6. William Hague must get post-colonial on Latin America. Fast By Mark Donne
7. Is there a plan to bring the last Mughal Emperor back to India? By Andrew Buncombe
8. Ban images of emaciation, not airbrushing By Ilona Burton
9. Farewell, Ken By Owen Jones
10. Diabetes sufferers are not necessarily to blame By Dr Ben Daniels
11. The Olympics and the Jubilee distract from the real issues this summer By James Bloodworth
13. Blood for money? We need more of an incentive to donate By Josh Barrie
14. Cameron’s Turn Into the Ditch By John Rentoul
15. Pussy Riot were arrested for freedom of expression By Lucy PopescuTagged in: airbrushing, anorexia, asian grooming, At Home with the Noonans, atheism, blood, boris johnson, Christianity, david cameron, diabetes, economy, islam, ken livingstone, manchester united, olympics, Pussy Riot, recession, Religion, Riots, william hague
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