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Talk of a Tory-Labour grand coalition is just clickbait

Having realised that the long weekend after New Year is a very boring time for much of its target audience, the Guardian has decided to liven things up. All news websites now use clickbait headlines and articles to drag in readers looking to…

It’s easy to forget one of modern history’s most important figures

In the category of ‘small, but annoying, errors’ we have this from the Guardian: Obama will make history in another way on Monday, becoming the first US president to be sworn in four separate times. THat should be ‘the first since Franklin Roosevelt’,…

2010 General Election Diary Day 26: Fear of a blue planet

Another quiet election day from me – had a few more deliveries to do this morning, but just as I was getting ready to take them out, I noticed that someone had forgotten to put the letters in the addressed envelopes, and while…

Our gossip columnist once spotted Alan Rusbridger reading a newspaper

Good to see the Guardian back to its old ways – a day after leading the front page with Trafigura, they run a front page story about how the media are obsessed with celebrity culture, with a nice big picture of Amy Winehouse.…

There are now many things to say about Trafigura

Many of which may centre around whether they should get a version of the Streisand Effect named after them (the Trafigura Tactic, perhaps, or maybe the internet has a Trafigura Twitter Tendency?) In short, though, to follow up on last night’s post, Carter-Ruck…

I have nothing to say about Trafigura

If you haven’t read this or seen this, you might never have heard of the oil company Trafigura before. Indeed, they could have stayed nicely below many people’s radars, just they way they like to be, except for the fact they took their…

There’s no romance on the Megabus

Amongst the Guardian letters today, Godfrey Eland wonders: Having carefully read about Greyhound buses coming to the UK (Report, 20 August), I am at a loss to understand how these buses will be any different from National Express, Megabus or any other of…

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