Shaken and Stirred by the Sunday Papers

When I was a teenager, I flirted briefly with the idea of becoming a journalist. Also with becoming a musician. I haven’t regretted my decision not to take up either. Before bankers and estate agents, journalists were pretty reviled. As a teen and well into my twenties, I used to think being well read in the newspaper department meant you were well informed, with a good grasp of what was going on in the world. The older, more cynical and increasingly world-weary me soon realised that wasn’t true. The first time I was actually in a story which was reported in the papers and […]

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Gordon Brown on Piers Morgan

I haven’t voted in a General Election since my team stopped winning in the Nineties. Nothing to be proud of.   And now I’m not interested in politics at all, either party. Note to self: I must remember to tell the local Liberal to stop wasting my time and his money by writing letters to me. Then I gave up the television and the papers and stopped caring about the negativity that counts as “news” although still remaining dimly aware of anything vital and world-changing happening around the globe, often resorting to friends and the BBC website to find out the details. […]

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