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It's an election, not a war, Polly Toynbee

I expected better from Polly Toynbee. The Guardian’s columnist is usually a wise commentator on politics, and a passionate voice for the deprived. But today’s column indulged in childish war cliches. 52 more words

Media

On liberal disunity

About as close as I’ve ever come to making a name for myself as a journalist was when I published a blog in August 2011 ridiculing… 993 more words

Politics

ITALIA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Polly Toynbee, "Welcome to the National Gallery, Dr Finaldi. Now look after your staff", GUARDIAN U.K., | Gabriele Finaldi, un italiano, a dirigere dal prossimo agosto la National Gallery di Londra. Il Mess. (18|03|2015).

ITALIA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Polly Toynbee, “Welcome to the National Gallery, Dr Finaldi. Now look after your staff”, GUARDIAN U.K., | Gabriele Finaldi, un italiano, a dirigere dal prossimo agosto la National Gallery di Londra. 1,782 more words

Dr Kate Stone joins IPSO Code Committee

A few days ago IPSO announced the appointment of three lay members to its Editors’ Code of Practice Committee. This committee oversees the precepts according to which complaints against newspapers are supposed to be judged.  230 more words

Bully or cultivate

Discussions that take place in online forums for readers’ comments on  newspaper websites illustrate how quality of discourse improves where – via the Web – we make it safe to talk. 1,853 more words

Learning

When you are weak, a little bluff goes a long way

Polly Toynbee

The delusions of Baron/Lord/Rev Prebendary/Mr Stephen Green might be hilarious were they not so appalling. Nevertheless, some journalists have tried to make them a source of innocent merriment and, if nothing, else they provide contemporary examples to illuminate our conceptual framework: … 1,270 more words

Learning

The Story of This Conservative Government

Polly Toynbee and David Walker provide The Guardian with a systematic review of the Conservatives’ “achievements” in advance of their book on the subject:

Before Margaret Thatcher’s era, the Tories had a penchant for muddling through, avoiding confrontations and sharp edges; they were conservators, not wreckers.

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