Monthly Archives: August 2011

Named and shamed

Am I the only one to feel uncomfortable about a court’s decision to name and shame the silly 16-year-old who typed “Letz start a riot” on Facebook? There is a 78-year-old legal rule which states that juveniles appearing in a …

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Invisible heroes

We have seen great reporting this week from British TV crews risking their lives riding with the rebel army into Tripoli. Much of the footage has been terrifyingly vivid. All hail the reporters for their skill and courage, but why …

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Looters make everyone look flat-footed

Rolling news programmes, which in normal times are about as interesting as watching paint dry, suddenly become utterly gripping in moments of national crisis. But as looters took to the streets last night it quickly became clear that neither BBC …

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Jeremy squashes a Leaf

Spend zillions  of pounds and decades of research developing Britain’s first fully electric car and you can be guaranteed of one fact: Jeremy Clarkson will take the mickey out of it. The Nissan Leaf, soon to be produced in Sunderland, …

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