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An unfunny old war – Simon Jenkins goes off the rails

Being a jobbing journalist in an age in which journalism has been screwed over by parsimonious media bosses and consumers – and let’s not forget journalists themselves – I can fully understand the need to push the envelope when it comes to attracting attention. But oftentimes it gets a bit silly, and now and then […]

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Simon Jenkins: “My part in Gaddafi’s downfall”

Coming soon in your favourite English liberal-left organ of renown, star columnist Simon Jenkins explains how the power of the professionally written word sealed the fate of Muammar Gaddafi’s despotic and potty regime. And with a rhetorical flourish, Jenkins will also argue that he was right all along to oppose the NATO military campaign in […]

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How to run a health service

It has been said that celebrity newspaper columnist Simon Jenkins is wrong about everything, to which I would add that this is a sure fire route to success in opinion journalism. Actually, to be fair, Jenkins is wrong about virtually everything. On this week’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, Jenkins contributed to a […]

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Fly me to a star!

A “monster star” in the Tarantula Nebula discovered by astronomers at Sheffield University seems to have attracted a considerable amount of mass media attention. Excellent stuff, though a pedant might wish to challenge the detail of the media presentation. The lyrically named ‘R136’ is not an especially large celestial body, having a diameter only 40 […]

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Oh Higgs, where art thou?

One of my favourite bloggers, Mick Hartley, has today had a go at that dreadful shower of otherwise unemployable degenerates known as physicists. While I do not have a problem with this per se, Mick has aimed a bit wide of the mark in his attack on particle physics. The “God particle” to which Mick […]

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