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Unbelievably biased Radio 4 Any Questions

Having listened to this week’s edition from Bristol, I would guess that any right-thinking individual would be appalled at the audience bias, partially encouraged by Jonathan Dimbleby (aka Dimblebus Interruptus). 88 more words

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“Once upon a time, a million years ago, or was it only yesterday, in a dark, green, mossy forest, where the sun rarely shone and where the trees were so old that they could hardly walk, let alone dace, there lived a…there lived a…a…a…”

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Books

Ineos director supports Scots fracking moratorium

Tom Crotty, director of the giant chemical company, Ineos, welcomed the moratorium on planning consents for fracking in Scotland, announced by the Scottish Government on Wednesday. 248 more words

Fracking

Why the distinction between poverty and inequality is important

Why is the distinction between poverty and inequality important? Two exchanges in the media this week tell us why.

Firstly. It is important for you to know that there are two ways of measuring poverty: One is ‘absolute poverty’, which is measured using a fixed standard (The World Bank definition is $1.25 a day) and means being unable to meet someone’s basic needs. 716 more words

Politics

Scandal Fashion: Olivia Pope - Scandal 2.21 - "Any Questions?" (Aired May 9 2013)

Attention Gladiator Nation! The following are the outfits worn by Olivia Pope in Scandal 2.21- “Any Questions?” In many instances, the details of each outfit are not available. 95 more words

Scandal (ABC)

Give people jobs? Give me strength!

On Any Questions (5th December) Eric Pickles declared that the only way out of poverty and austerity is to give people jobs. You can’t just give people jobs. 67 more words

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