Tag Archives: Media

Abolish DCMS? Yes please

The rumour that DCMS could be abolished is swirling again and again. Let’s hope so: it would be a good idea. On a practical level, many of its functions can easily sit elsewhere. Media regulation, for all the fuss, is really just … Continue reading

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Localism will never happen as long as we think in Westminster terms

Across the coverage and reaction to Thursday’s local elections, too many commentators have completely missed the meaning of the results. Watching the BBC’s turgid and often confusing late-night coverage (subject for another blog), viewers were treated to the views of … Continue reading

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Shoes or sense: does there have to be a choice?

Last night, the APPG for Women in Parliament held a panel discussion on the way that female politicians were portrayed in the media.  The Guardian reported this as a damp squib, asserting that the conclusion of the debate was: “if you … Continue reading

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Political politics

This week, Chris Cook in the FT (on blackberry so no link) revealed that some Department for Education Special Advisers were using personal email accounts to organise various bits of their work. As with the revelation that some officials had … Continue reading

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What should David Cameron say in his statement this afternoon?

Following up on my post yesterday morning about yet another institution in crisis, I’m now wondering what happens next? To go back a little bit, I think this has the potential to be a total, utter catastrophe for so many … Continue reading

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