Media: the “incompetence” of the Times

If ministers did their jobs as badly as the media seem to be doing on the horse meat “scandal”, then we would be in real trouble. And, it seems, there is no end to the ability of the fourth estate to mess it up.Thus, when Owen Paterson tells Andrew Neil...

Horsemeat scandal: ostrich sandwiches

For newspaper editorial writers, and journalists generally, knowing next to nothing about a subject is an asset. In fact, combined with a mind which rigorously filters discordant material, this seems to be an essential qualification. And the two attributes combine in...
Media: no wonder we have a problem

Media: no wonder we have a problem

Media: no wonder we have a problem Richard North, 10/02/2013    Follow @eureferendum According to the skilled and dedicated journos of The Sunday Telegraph, Romania exported nearly seven BILLION tons of horsemeat to EU member states in 2011. At current prices, that...

Local authorities: hiding the rise

On top of everything else these week (watch for the Sunday Telegraph tomorrow), we’ve been working on a piece for the Daily Mail, which has gone into the paper today under Booker’s name. There was a time when it would have had both our names on, but not...

EU regulation: a porous network

One of our own forum members (a retired policemen) puts his finger on it. He observes that the media wrongly refer to the supply system as “a food chain”. It is not a chain. It is a network and like a network, the internet for example, when one or a number...

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