In other news… Alexander’s ‘Ginger Rodent’ beer, Huppert’s new appointment, Moore’s push for new Scottish powers

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2012

A round-up of stories we didn’t have chance to cover on the site this week… Danny Alexander helps launch Ginger Rodent beer after redhead jibes (Metro) The new alcoholic beverage shares the same name as an insult once fired at him by Labour rival Harriet Harman at the Scottish Labour party conference in 2010. … [...]

Entwistle quits BBC: what next?

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2012

Another week, another day’s news headlines dominated by the media talking about itself… though this time with some legitimacy, as it’s not every day the Director-General of the BBC resigns within two months of being appointed to the post. George Entwistle and the BBC’s Catch-22 problem The BBC Director-General is editor-in-chief of the organisation, ultimately [...]

Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2012

It’s Sunday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Labour’s return to the right – John Kampfner’s spot-on piece should be compulsory reading for progressives who’ve deserted the Lib Dems for Labour: ‘The race to the bottom is on. Labour and the Tories are vying for the lowest common denominator, [...]



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