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Mic Righteous; the latest case of BBC impartiality-syndrome, Notebook

Mic Righteous; the latest case of BBC impartiality-syndrome

“I can still scream free Pale*****”, raps Mic Righteous on Fire In The Booth, Charlie Sloth’s hugely popular hip-hop showcase on BBC Radio 1Xtra. As the smashing glass effect proved, Mic Righteous was wrong; on the BBC, the words ‘Free Palestine’ are not allowed.

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 11:14 am

Today from i: eBay’s strangest sales, Notebook

Today from i: eBay’s strangest sales

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 10:57 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 10:52 am

Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation in Draconian Singapore, The Foreign Desk

Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation in Draconian Singapore

Singapore is renowned for its draconian drug laws which stipulate a mandatory custodial sentence for even the most trivial of transgressions. Aspects of this policy have been condemned by Amnesty International but the government would argue that the ends justify the means, with the South East Asian city state boasting one of the lowest instances [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 10:03 am

Online House Hunter: Tidy-up and sell-up, Property

Online House Hunter: Tidy-up and sell-up

A few pounds spent on your home could mean the difference between a sale and another few weeks stuck on the market. Our Online House Hunter points you in the right direction.

By | Property | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 7:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Rebel Flesh’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Rebel Flesh’

Doctor Who tackled the ethical dilemma of cloning and artificial life in the first of a two-part story this week. ‘The Rebel Flesh’ took elements from Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, one of the earliest and best-known examples of science fiction writing.

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 5:19 am

Let Us Take Ed Miliband Seriously, Eagle Eye

Let Us Take Ed Miliband Seriously

Perhaps it was a little harsh to compare Ed Miliband to Harold Camping, the millennarian who said the world was going to end yesterday.
After all, lots of people had already accused him of making a fool of himself by calling for Ken Clarke’s resignation (including Suzanne Moore, Steve Richards, Mary Dejevsky and Christina Patterson).
Why could I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 22 May 2011 at 9:57 pm

Choice in the NHS, Eagle Eye

Choice in the NHS

A historical jewel in Paul Corrigan’s consistently excellent Health Matters blog earlier this week. He points out that when the first NHS leaflet (pdf, right and below) was delivered to every house in July 1948, it enshrined the principle of patient choice from the start:
When you turned over the first page, the very first thing [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 21 May 2011 at 5:51 pm

Miliband’s Bad History, Eagle Eye

Miliband’s Bad History

Ed Miliband has an article in The Guardian this morning, which sets out the themes on which he will elaborate in a speech to Progress shortly. It sets out, in stream-of-cliché form, the leader’s strategy. It is to “chart the future” by being “the optimists, the party with a positive, patriotic mission for our country”.
All one [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 21 May 2011 at 12:35 pm

Will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?, Eagle Eye

Will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

Here is a classic, but topical, Question to Which the Answer is No from 1962.
Thanks to James.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 9:42 pm

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