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A statue of Edward Snowden is seen at the Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on April 6, 2015.  A group of artists on Monday installed a bust of the fugitive US intelligence analyst before authorities quickly removed the illicit statue (Photo: Jewel Samad/Getty)

Snowden now faces the traitor’s fate – worship from hipsters and Hollywood

7 April 2015 18:05

New York Brooklyn is the hipster heaven of New York, which is perhaps why it was there that a bust of Edward Snowden was unveiled yesterday.  Not that it stayed… Continue reading

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Max Hastings reveals the contents of a Prince Charles letter about homeopathy

2 April 2015 15:37

Last month the Supreme Court ruled that Prince Charles’s ‘black spider memos’ to government ministers should be made public. The decision comes following a ten year legal battle between Buckingham Palace and… Continue reading

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If it’s not ok to hound Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, why is it ok to hound Nigel Farage?

24 March 2015 9:56

Faragephobia reached dizzy new heights on Sunday afternoon, when a bunch of thespians and circus freaks invaded Nigel Farage’s local pub and hounded him and his family out. Behaving with… Continue reading

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Guardian appoints its first female editor

20 March 2015 17:18

After months of speculation, the Guardian have appointed their new editor-in-chief and it is not a man. Katharine Viner, the Guardian US editor, will become the paper’s first female editor later… Continue reading

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The Guardian sponsors white tie ball at Cambridge University’s oldest college

19 March 2015 18:17

Last week the Green Party was forced to cancel a planned black tie fundraiser after their members complained that the champagne-fuelled event was at odds with what Natalie Bennett’s party was… Continue reading

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Miliband could teach Rusbridger a thing or two about meeting men on Hampstead Heath

12 March 2015 17:25

This morning Alan Rusbridger received a police caution for ‘illegal use of a tripod’ on Hampstead Heath. The Guardian editor has since written a blog detailing his brush with the law. The London police… Continue reading

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I suspected the ‘liberal’ fascists would eventually get Jeremy Clarkson

10 March 2015 21:21

I read that Jeremy Clarkson had been suspended by the BBC for ‘a fracas’ with a producer. We don’t know what happened yet – but that hasn’t stopped my phone… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger vs Max Hastings: round two

10 March 2015 12:26

After Max Hastings wrote a column for the Daily Mail arguing that civil liberties groups should not get in the way of government security, Alan Rusbridger took the former Daily Telegraph… Continue reading

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Guardian editorship: Male candidate comes last in staff ballot

5 March 2015 14:58

The votes are in for the Guardian staff ballot. After Mr S reported a lacklustre display from all four internal candidates at the hustings, it is Katharine Viner who has come… Continue reading

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Janine Gibson, editor of the Guardian website, hosts an event with her departing editor Alan Rusbridger

Guardian hustings bode well for external candidates

26 February 2015 11:18

Yesterday the four internal candidates vying to succeed Alan Rusbridger as the Guardian editor-in-chief took part in hustings for the role ahead of a staff ballot, which will see one… Continue reading

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Paul Foot Award 2014: Private Eye wades in on HSBC scandal

25 February 2015 10:34

Mr S was a guest at last night’s Paul Foot Award, the investigative journalism prize co-hosted by the Guardian and Private Eye. While Alan Rusbridger was unable to attend the Piccadilly… Continue reading

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Guardian editors-in-waiting make their cases: ‘Wolfgang Blau is not a woman’

23 February 2015 12:24

The statements are in. The four Guardian employees to make it to the staff ballot in their bid to become the publication’s next editor have released their manifestos, and there are some startling declarations.… Continue reading

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What does it say about Owen Jones that he isn’t interested in scientific research?

18 February 2015 16:30

Owen Jones writes in the Guardian today on the subject of trans rights, making a revealing statement in the process. He says: ‘In truth, debates over the latest scientific research… Continue reading

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I can’t stand the Green Party but they probably deserve their place in the TV debates

23 January 2015 10:58

An email arrives from the excellent Zoe Williams, Guardian columnist and leftyagitfem middle-class propagandist. It requests that I should sign a round-robin petition to ensure that the Green Party is… Continue reading

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The new CEO of the Arts Council has been announced – Guardianistas won’t be happy

17 December 2014 16:10

It is difficult to describe with equanimity the culture shock that has been administered to Arts Council England, the 69 year-old benefits office for the creative industries. Invented by Maynard… Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez – the ballet

28 November 2014 17:12

Here’s something to watch next time you’re visiting Venezuela, if you can avoid getting murdered while you’re there – a ballet based on the life of the glorious late president… Continue reading

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Spectator books of the year: Matthew Parris on his growing fear that Owen Jones might be right

19 November 2014 14:53

As the year unwinds I’m rebuked by hints all around me that a book I comprehensively panned in Literary Review is basically true. The Establishment and How They Get Away With It by Owen… Continue reading

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Like everyone else, I want to think Bob Geldof’s awful – but I can’t

19 November 2014 12:04

Band Aid 30 is officially the fastest selling single of 2014. Yet this attempt by successful musicians to heal Africa through song has not met with universal cheer. Instead, a… Continue reading

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Poverty comes in red and blue – a reply to the Guardian’s Michael White

18 November 2014 15:03

I have the honour of having my Ch4 Dispatches documentary, now available online, reviewed by Michael White in the Guardian today. I think he was expecting me to lay into Labour, and critiques… Continue reading

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Citizenfour: the paranoia of Snowden & co will bore you to death

13 November 2014 13:50

In simple entertainment terms Citizenfour isn’t as interesting as watching paint dry. It is more like watching someone else watching paint dry. People with opinions on Edward Snowden tend to… Continue reading

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Why the Guardian is wrong to attack the Tower of London poppies

10 November 2014 10:51

The furore over Jonathan Jones’s criticism of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ (or the Tower of London poppies, as they’re more familiarly known) has been both understandable and unsurprising,… Continue reading

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Podcast: Europe, counties and hipsters

23 October 2014 10:16

This week’s issue of the Spectator takes a close look at Europe. Nicholas Farrell focuses on the terminal decline of Italy, and asks whether anything can be done to stop… Continue reading

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The Guardianista mind-set

14 June 2014 18:49

A moron has written a letter to The Guardian. I realise that this is not ground-breaking news. In the journalistic canon it is very much “dog bites man”, sure. But… Continue reading

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What makes art art? And why gaming may not make the grade

19 May 2014 18:37

Every now and then, you’ll come across an article which puts a case for something or other being taken seriously as an ‘art form’.  Designing computer games, cake-making, upholstery, you… Continue reading

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Ladies of the Guardian: please stop writing about sex

6 April 2014 13:38

I’m generally a fan of the Guardian’s website, and sometimes write for it, but I’m sick of how much space it gives to ladettes banging on about sex. It’s a… Continue reading

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