Tag: propaganda

What You Think You’re Paying For….

…vs what they’ll spend your donation on. Giving money to children’s charity ‘Childline’? Awwww, go on, you know you want to! Those heartrending adverts about abused and neglected kiddiewinks, starved and brutalised by their caregivers, frightened by clowns and…. Wait.…

TANSTAAFL (Again)….

Whether you are a new mum wanting to make friends or a struggling parent needing support, children’s’ centres are an invaluable free service to many caring for children. Except they are nothing of the kind… However, government cuts and financial…

Making It All About Yourself…

Dear Oxford 14-year-old, I’ll call you Sarah. I don’t know who you are, but if Jeremy Vine can write to a 15-year-old from Romford attacked by a group of teenagers to offer his support then you deserve no less. And…

Just Let ‘Em Go, Nev…

Brighton and Hove divisional commander Nev Kemp said he had authorised monitoring of a number of teenagers after two brothers died fighting in Syria. He added that he had personally authorised monitoring one girl who he thought would be probably…

When ‘Not Guilty’ Means Nothing…

As a rape survivor, victim’s advocate and an actress in The Birth of a Nation, Gabrielle Union has found herself in an impossible position. Union recently, along with the much of the world, learned that her film’s director, writer, producer…

Stop The Pokémon Train, Someone’s Not Happy!

Pokémon Go is getting gamers outside, but not all gamers. Tales of trespassing, fence-jumping and brave jaunts through tough terrain to catch Pokémon have bolstered the hit mobile game’s popularity among able-bodied players. Oh oh! Physically handicapped fans of the…

‘Offensive And Upsetting’ To Whom..?

Gosh! At it again, civil servants? And what did they edit this time? *boggle* And despite it being swiftly restored, they seem intent on doing it again and again… Someone should be asking questions, about this misuse of government equipment…

The Narrative Must Not Fail…

Browsing through the free ‘Metro’ paper on my way to work last week, I noticed TfL plugging a new charity. Intrigued, I read up on the horrific accident itself: Most times she saw Simon Eccles, Sarah would calmly ask him…

An Even More Inconvenient Truth…

Lucia Graves on the US electoral system: Bernie Sanders said something he wasn’t supposed to say: that poor people don’t vote. Whoops! The impolitic remark came in response to a question about why the candidate had been losing so much…

Because Tories Aren’t People!

Dawn Foster clearly thinks so, anyway: Picture a typical first time buyer. Chances are the image you have is of a young professional couple who’ve spent years scraping together a deposit, and are keen to own the roof over their…

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations Again…

Canada’s government, grappling with a fatal attack in a remote aboriginal town, is very concerned about the “tragic and alarming” conditions in other indigenous communities, a top official has said. Would this be those ‘indigenous communities’ that seem to demand…