Tag Archives: The media

Press affiliation and the 2015 general election

At the 2015 general election five out of eleven national daily newspapers supported the Conservative Party. Only two supported Labour, The Mirror and The Guardian, although this was an improvement on 2010 when The Guardian, somewhat bizarrely, encouraged its readers … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity? The Leveson Inquiry and Media Ownership

The notion of media plurality is widely seen as vital to a healthy democracy. However, since it was established in the 19th century (with the notable exception of the BBC) the mass media in Britain has been concentrated in the … Continue reading

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From The West Wing to Reservoir Dogs: Executive Power under Blair

At times during his time as Prime Minister Tony Blair was criticised for his reliance on a small coterie of political advisors and his apparent sidelining of the Cabinet, to the extent that several commentators observed that Number 10 often … Continue reading

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Who’s pulling the wool over our eyes?

For a while today the most read story on The Guardian website was a piece implying that the government had suggested that in the wake of the recent energy price rises people should put on a jumper to keep the bills down. … Continue reading

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