Which Tory minister do you think is Talking Rubbish most? Spelman, Pickles or Neill?

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2011

Friends of the Earth is inviting the public to help decide the winner of its Talking Rubbish Award to help debunk the myths peddled by right-wing newspapers and some Tory ministers who ‘like to trash recycling’. The three nominees are as follows: The myth: Recycling means everyone is terrified of the ‘bin police’ “The iron […]

Clegg a hypocrite? Nick’s critics are “playing the man, not the ball” says BBC’s Mark Easton

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2011

The right-wing press was today in full self-righteous cry, accusing Nick Clegg of ‘hypocrisy’ for seeking to ensure fairness on internships when he’s stated in interviews before he benefited from family connections. Their argument is comprehensively refuted by the BBC’s home editor Mark Easton, who points out here quite how spurious such attacks are: The […]

WTF? Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert stands up for use of youth argot

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2011

You will all be thinking about leaving school in a few weeks and must be thinking ‘WTF’ about going to university. So said Stephen Gilbert, Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay, when addressing an assembly of 200 Year 11 students at a local community college, prompting a local Tory councillor to complain to […]