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How British journalism works, part 94B

Nick Robinson of the BBC demonstrates the self-awareness that he’s famous for: Poll finding that should ice any MP's veins : @ICMResearch find that main reason for Scots voting YES is "Westminster's style of politics". — Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) September 13, 2014 Yes,…

Worth Reading 75: I was your sorry ever after

Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right – I don’t know how much it’s emphasised for the story, or if it seems worse than it is because of the focus on one angle, but Greece sounds…

Local news and local elections

With the election over, I got to return to one of favourite evening pastimes (after canvassing, of course) – shouting at the TV when Look East is covering politics. Firstly, they clearly have an issue in getting accurate information about what’s going on.…

I’m Proud Of The BBC

Because how many broadcasting companies attract this sort of love? I’m trying to decide what my favourite rhyme from it is – is it ‘Fireman Sam’ and ‘The Ascent Of Man’, or ‘John Peel’ and ‘Children In Need Appeal’?

BBC adapting The Man In The High Castle

Some very interesting TV news has come out today – it’s been announced that the BBC are to produce an adaptation of The Man In The High Castle, produced by Ridley Scott from a script by Howard Brenton. While there’s some justifiable excitement…

Trafigura, again

Via all sorts of places, a video they don’t want you to see on the BBC: I’m beginning to think that Carter Ruck have changed their purpose to become a performance art collective dedicated to interpretations of the Streisand Effect. Or that they’re…

Another British political tradition ends

There used to be a set procedure for discussing a leaders’ debate in General Elections: the leader of the opposition would propose it a couple of months before the election, the Prime Minister would say nothing but their spokespeople would umm and ahh…

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