Politics

Cannes’ new Lionheart award goes to good old Bono

Cannes Lions has dreamed up yet another award – this time it’s the Cannes Lionheart (no, I’m not making this up) and it’s being awarded to (didn’t you know it) Bono. The ageing U2 frontman will receive the award for ...

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‘No Borders’ ads raise the political ante in Scotland

The ‘No Borders’ freelance anti-independence campaign in Scotland has certainly ruffled a lot of feathers (see storv and comments), especially the most controversial cinema element. This one saying that Scots will no longer have automatic access to some key NHS ...

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Can Lord Coe lead the BBC and Chime sports?

Amid all the speculation about (Lord) Sebastian Coe (left) succeeding Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC Trust – the body that’s supposed to oversee the Corporation but doesn’t really – the fact that Coe has another job, executive chairman ...

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Prostitution and drugs in timely boost for UK economy

The UK’s economy is finally recovering after five years or so mired in recession and the Office of National Statistics (which usually gets its figures wrong, first time at least) has given chancellor George Osborne and his Conservative Party a ...

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Voteman comes and goes for Euro elections

The European elections are nearly upon us (May 22 in the UK, May 25 in Denmark, of which more anon). Traditionally this rather half-hearted exercise in democracy fails to pack in the punters so the Danish Parliament decided to try ...

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