Due to legal reasons, any reporting of the case back in March had to assert that Tulisa had believed the leaking of the tape to be the doing of MC Ultra – as he’d stalwartly denied the accusation. Reporting the case was more frustrating. If he was the only one who owned the video, how else would it have been leaked?
Unparalleled levels of imprudent lending; corrupt banking practices; soaring inflation and rising unemployment; government bank bailouts and an economy dependent on increasing levels of debt to sustain growth. Sound familiar? It would have done to Briton’s in the 1830s.
Stewart Lee is widely regarded by many in the comedy world and the fans who worship them as a comedy God. Oddly for an atheist, and I’ve always thought, an unassuming man, he’s something of a comedy Jesus too, as he’s seen by many as being able to walk on water. His social commentary is [...]
This week Jools Oliver told a national newspaper that she regularly checks her famous husband Jamie Oliver’s phone and email accounts to make sure he is not being unfaithful. This was greeted with a storm of disapproval, but is checking your partner’s correspondence healthy behaviour within a relationship?
What struck me the most about the film ‘Chernobyl Diaries’, which I had put off for as long I could, was the shameless insensitivity it shows towards the hundreds of thousands of people who have suffered and continue to suffer from the 1986 nuclear disaster. The film portrays Chernobyl’s victims as deformed flesh-eating zombies who haunt the abandoned city of Prypiat.
In the UK alone more than a thousand people die from falls on the stairs each year, and falls in older people cost the NHS over £1 billion per year.
Last week, I was asked whether Fifty Shades of Grey is anti-feminist, but I don’t think so, for one simple reason: I think Fifty Shades is a good thing.
As the often theatrical spectacle of the Leveson hearings – with its mix of posturing, jousting, inquisition and exposé – draws to a close, the big question is what Leveson will recommend this autumn. Will we see proposals that defend press freedom and promote high professional standards, or do we risk facing proposals that limit press freedom and serious investigative journalism?
The family planning world is meeting in London this week to make one straightforward request – give 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries access to contraception. Their reasoning is basic: ‘It’s mortality, stupid’.
The enduring fact of the failure of peace in the so-called Holy Land is a royal spring of misery from which bitter tensions flow, with mournful consequences for the entire restive middle-east region, already strained by wars and rumours of wars.
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