AWL London forum: Wed 20 July, 19:30, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8JR. Speakers Dave Osler and Cathy Nugent.
I was amused to see the integral role played by tennis stars in Britain's industrial relations being reaffirmed recently when the Evening Standard enlisted Andy Murray and Elena Baltacha in its ongoing hate campaign against Tube workers and their union, the RMT.
Most of the press haven’t been very interested in 30 June. The tabloids have only had brief factual reports of statements by government ministers and union leaders.
You shouldn’t, a lot of the time, of course. But a general approach of believing nothing in the bourgeois media is just as mind-rotting as credulity.
Over the bank holiday weekend of 28-30 May a number of British papers covered stories on the “Ten worst excuses put forward by benefit cheats”. This was simple and yet carefully crafted populist journalism.
There were a few years in my life in which I was vaguely interested in the private lives of rock and movie stars. Broadly speaking, I had grown out of that kind of stuff by the time I made it to college.
Readers respond to Pat Murphy’s article Why super-injunctions are good (Solidarity 3-204).
It is rare to find an issue that unites all of the press — left, right and centre.
Nine NUJ members working for Tindle Newspapers are striking in protest against unfilled posts. They work for the North London and Herts arm of the newspaper group founded and owned by Sir Ray Tindle.
It was fascinating to observe the British media try to deal with the scale and breadth of the TUC March for the Alternative on 26 March.