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Review: Down & Out in Paris and London – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe

First published in The Times, Monday August 17 2015

Three Stars

David Byrne’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1933 memoir is still a tale of two cities, though not in the way you might expect. 295 more words

Theatre Reviews

Revealed! How Jeremy Corbyn is wiping out humanity! An essay

‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’—C.P. Scott, former editor of the Manchester Guardian

The propaganda model developed by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman suggests that media discussions of politics and foreign policy broadly reflect elite discourses and corporate interests, irrespective of whether elite opinions are in agreement over details or not.

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Down and Out in Paris and London @ The Pleasance Courtyard (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Down and Out in Paris and London is a brand new theatrical take on George Orwell’s autobiographical novel, with a modern twist. It is in collaboration with PIT and Greenwich Theatre, with supporting funds from Arts Council England. 640 more words


Socks, sandals and ISIS: the lame tragedy of the Guardian's anti-Corbyn campaign

by BlackCatte

There was plenty not to like about Hawley Harvey Crippen. He was a snake-oil salesman for one. And a wife-murderer for second. Neither of these things is good. 1,510 more words

Guardian Watch

What The Guardian and New Statesman fail to realise is that they are irrelevant

On Friday I put an update on Twitter calling for statistics to be posted on the negative vs positive media portrayal of Jeremy Corbyn. My view being that it would be a useful riposte every time a new article came out and in fact would only make the point clearer… Well, it seems someone had the same idea and unlike me had the… 291 more words

Labour Leadership

Labour desperate to commit suicide in return to the centre

George Osborne has a nice line “in opposition you move to the centre then when you’re in power you move the centre” he’s a sly old fox is Gideon very much an arsehole in arsehole’s clothing but it explains a lot. 288 more words

Labour Leadership