Great Guardian Headlines of Our Time #43. (And don’t you like that “admits”?) In fact, a whole bank of them, reeking of bias (and I don’t even like George Bush).
The top one is:
“George Bush’s memoirs reveal how he considered attacks on Iran and Syria”
(Translated: “… did his job”.)
And there is also:
“Iraq was the right thing [...]
Rolls-Royce could be a massive story like the BP oil spill. Rolls-Royce is, basically , what’s left of British manufacturing and if it’s damaged then we can kiss goodbye to the sector, with all its skills and export earnings.
I am afraid it is a bit like asking: “Newspapers produce what their readers want to read – does that matter?” The answer is not so much No as that it is the wrong question.
These days it is increasingly likely that the “but” word will be used regularly when referring to how much we should allow citizens to be treated as autonomous individuals, enjoying freedom and liberty in society
Needless to say, this is explained with great clarity by Tony Blair, who describes Ed Balls and Gordon Brown’s opposition to a deferred fees system in 2003 in A Journey, page 487:
Eventually, we flushed out of the Treasury a kind of alternative, which was to all intents and purposes a graduate tax, pure and simple [...]
Tesco build and open new 13,000 square feet store – from scratch – in just 13 days (right). Via Tim Montgomerie. I must write that article one day on why Tesco should run schools. (Oh. I have.)
The BBC’s ability to learn nothing from its recent journalistic history: “Sexed-up contrariness is not journalism.” A case study by Paul Vallely in The [...]
If you live in London, it’s easy to see the limitations of cars. I currently own two vehicles, a car and a motorcycle. The car sits unused for days or weeks on end, as it’s seldom the most convenient, let alone the cheapest option.
Two interim points about the coalition’s student finance proposals, which are still unclear in important respects.
One is that the structure of the graduate contribution system should be separated from the level of taxpayer funding of universities. It may be that the Government has cut too deeply, taking away 80 per cent of the teaching budget, which [...]
Number 421 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Alice Instone in a letter to today’s Independent. She painted the picture of Cherie (right) which was reported on 4 November:
Your article “Rich and ruthless: how Cherie sees herself?”* was prompted by a miniature I have painted of Cherie [...]
This is a pertinent question given the current cuts, the transformation over the last few years of students into consumers of higher education and, most fundamentally, the replacement of the idea of “knowledge for its own sake” with “skills” deemed beneficial to the economy.
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