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Steven Baxter
18 August 2011
Unemployment is up. As a jobseeker, this comes as no surprise. But what has surprised me about being unemployed this...
Steven Baxter
17 August 2011
David Starkey has a lot to learn from Rastamouse. We've all got a lot to learn from Rastamouse, but Starkey in...
Steven Baxter
13 August 2011
It's natural, when you're a victim of crime, to wish horrible things on the people who did it. And I suppose we've been...
Steven Baxter
08 August 2011
There's been a riot, I understand. A riot or two. Some local shop-smashing and this and that. And for some dripping wet...
Human Rights
04 August 2011
I am falling into a trap. I know that by talking about the newly ignited debate over restoring the death penalty, no...
Steven Baxter
02 August 2011
Here it comes, whether you like it or not.Big Brother is approaching for its annual cavalcade of fame-hungry stage-...
Steven Baxter
30 July 2011
Chris Jefferies' appalling treatment, for which he received substantial payments and apologies from eight newspapers...
Steven Baxter
17 July 2011
Rupert Murdoch is very sorry. He's very sorry that he didn't know anything about what went on at his newspapers, which...
Steven Baxter
13 July 2011
Where do we go from here? The events of the past week have left many of us reeling, and it seems there is more to come...
Steven Baxter
07 July 2011
The News of the World is gone - for now. The name is tainted and the brand is toxic, but the reappearance of a News...
Steven Baxter
06 July 2011
Each hour brings new revelations. More victims of phonehacking are being identified -- not just celebrities, or...
Steven Baxter
05 July 2011
Sunday will be the test. Will regular News of the World buyers pick up another paper instead? Will advertisers want to...
Steven Baxter
30 June 2011
The Johann Hari saga rumbles on. Of course it's depressing for those of us with a similar political leaning to Hari to...
Steven Baxter
28 June 2011
It's hard to know where to begin with Newsweek's spectacularly tasteless "Diana at 50" cover, which has the...
UK Politics
23 June 2011
As public sector workers prepare for strike action, the media narratives have already been prepared. Today's Daily Mail...

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