Last week former Sun editor David Yelland delivered the first “Leveson Anniversary Lecture”, exactly one year after the Leveson report was released. In attendance were much of the Hacked Off team, in specially reserved seats. This included former Lib Dem MP Dr. Evan Harris, who works as a consultant to the campaign. Noticing him, I took […]
Richard Peppiat is a former journalist, who made his name attacking and criticising his former employers and colleagues. Now one of those former colleagues, Dennis Rice, has decided to put another side to that story. [View the story "Richard Peppiatt - the Truth" on Storify] Peppiat now works as a stand up comedian. Looks like […]
Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger answers questions on Edward Snowden and the NSA files.
A Labour councillor in Brent has defected to the Liberal Democrats. Cllr. Dhiraj Kataria, announced his decision to join the Lib Dems, citing the “top-down way in which [the Brent Labour Group] has been led.” Kataria said that decisions taken by the Labour, who run the council, “such as closing half our libraries and cutting […]
Welcome to the new resident of Downing St. The kids have called her Lola pic.twitter.com/FXyM96acg1 — George Osborne (@George_Osborne) December 1, 2013 Update It appears not everyone is happy with the new arrival… You must be f*****g joking RT @George_Osborne Welcome to the new resident of Downing St The kids have called her Lola pic.twitter.com/7yXln1e7Qa […]
Labour MP Jim Murphy gives a very moving eye witness account of the bravery of him and others at the scene of the Glasgow helicopter crash.
Glenn Greenwald, who wrote stories on government surveillance from whistleblower Edward Snowden, has started publishing them on the Huffington Post. Greenwald has recently left the Guardian to be part of E-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture. That is not yet running though, and it seems he needs a new base for the stories, but HuffPo […]
There is a fascinating battle going on at the moment. It involves Obamacare, obviously, but also whether corporations can have a religion. As Rachel Maddow explains in the video below, the rise of “fire and brimstone” social conservative politics has combined with Obamacare and anti-contraception campaigning in an (un)holy alliance that is going all the […]