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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


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


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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In the news: a bishop's fall, and freedom of speech

Update on Bishop Tebartz van Elst – a consolation prize, but not a bad one for all that.


Word came this week that… 2,304 more words

Church Life


An interesting video on Brand and his ideas on not voting! Lydon clearly states VOTE! I think Lydon is right…if we don’t vote we are just ignored…. 8 more words


Heritage staff hit the headlines again

Polly Tonybee writes powerfully today about the plight of National Gallery staff. Their work increasingly outsourced and downgraded to comply with draconian cuts, they are the only Museum staff in London not be paid the living wage.