Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Clegg U-Turns, Cameron’s Pledges Unravel – And UKIP Calls For Calm

How Dare YouSO THE CAT IS FINALLY OUT OF THE BAG, and even the gluttonous spiders that have lent their spinning skills to the three main parties are returning to the darkness from which they came.

The charlatans are exposed for the incompetent criminals that they really are, and from amongst the political carnage a growing voice can be heard…

‘Keep calm, and do not give-up. You can change things for the better: just vote UKIP at every chance.’

It has been a long time coming. The British public are, at long last, beginning to question the political spin that I, and others like me, have been writing about over the years. No longer are they meekly accepting as gospel what the career politicians tell them to believe. They are finally looking critically at what each is saying – and checking the facts for themselves.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Press Transgressions In Perspective Point To A Shared Common Purpose

Unfocused Met PoliceI AM A VERY PROUD MEMBER of, what I consider to be, the very best union for British Journalists, the BAJ. Compared to the NUJ, of course, it has a very small membership (some 2,000 to the latter’s 38,000) but I thought it might be interesting to use that combined figure of 40,000 to try and place into perspective these revelations by the Daily Mail.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Press Charter To Include All Bloggers, Tweeters, And Social Network Users – And The Ungodly Will Be Able To ‘Opt-out’ Of All Press Coverage

Cameron and LetwinOH MY GOODNESS! Never in my darkest hours had I ever imagined this could happen in Britain; but the UK’s politicians today ensured that they, and their adored media celebrity friends, will never again be pestered by awkward questions or suffer the indignity of being caught on camera when their poses have not been fully rehearsed.

In a cynical ‘all night’ meeting, Oliver Letwin, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and FOUR MEMBERS of the Hacked-Off Campaign got together to dot the Is and cross the Ts of a Royal Press Charter, underpinned by Statute, that would forever rid them of that turbulent Press.

Henry II would have been proud.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Scatty New Pope To Focus Upon The Positive Aspects

Pope FrancisDESPITE REELING from the effects of various sexual scandals and reports of financial corruption at the very heart of the Vatican, Cardinals decided to elect the scatty Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the 266th head of the Roman Catholic Church.

The seventy-six year old, whom has now adopted the name Francis, has been quoted as saying: ‘"I see it [the Roman Curia] as a body that gives service, a body that helps me and serves me. Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.’

Judging by his eminent vocabulary, sexual perversions appear to be at the forefront of the new Pope’s mind, and it is interesting to see how his personal interpretation of the aberrant behaviour is to classify it as a ‘sin that taints all men and women.’

Of course, Jesuits are widely known to make it all up as they go along – so when he reinvents the Greek to mean ‘focus[ing] on the negative rather than the positive aspects,’ cynics like myself are forced to conclude that this is purely in preparation for further fetish revelations that he intends to fend off by educating his flock in the Catholic meaning of the nouns that will be found in future Press reports.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Whistle-Blowing In Leveson’s Wake

LevesonIT IS NOW EVIDENT that, in the wake of the Leveson Report, the British Press are going to be forced to accept further regulations designed to curtail their investigative freedoms. In particular, the police will be given the power to seize journalistic material and force journalists to disclose their sources. Despite paying lip-service to the rights of whistle-blowers to raise their concerns in the public domain, the British Government is about to remove the last vestige of protection that their anonymity can provide them.

The privileged protection of sources has long been a fundamental right, granted to the Press as a means of protecting democracy. Without it, witnesses and whistle-blowers are placed at the mercy of those whom they accuse – and all wrongdoers are comprehensively empowered.

There is every reason to believe that these draconian powers will be passed into Law, and our prison populations will again be enlarged by journalists refusing to disclose their sources – despite the establishment’s attempts to force them.