The Tory decision to privatise Channel 4 is biased and short-sighted, argues Henry Foster. It will not save money, but will be an immeasurable loss to the country’s creative industries.
Honours handed out without merit devalues those awarded to the selfless and hard-working. Surely it is time to find a better model, writes Tom Serpell.
“Taxpayers’ money used to repair Lord’s driveway”, screamed the headlines. But the real scandal is how the media and politicians got it so wrong. Ginny Smith unearths the truth behind the “peer and the potholes” scandal.
Ghislaine Maxwell is likely to spend the rest of her life in jail after being found guilty of procuring underage girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Rick Dillon recalls the influence of her father, the crooked newspaper publisher Robert Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein was not the first monster in Ghislaine Maxwell’s life. That ‘accolade’ goes to […]
Social media has started to undermine the importance of scientific evidence, with people instead reporting hearsay and personal anecdotes as “proof” of whatever opinion or belief they are Tweeting or blogging about. But this is not evidence… Professor of Biochemistry Louise Serpell examines the dangers of scientific misinformation and advises on ways we can all learn to separate scientific fact from fiction…
Rory Buchanan examines the influence of national newspapers on a political party’s chances of gaining power in the UK. Given Labour’s lack of support from major newspaper owners, what can the party do to win the next election?