Tag: Slack journalism

Oh Captain, My Captain!

As a captain in the so-called politically correct police, I’ve learned that there are arrogant types who use offensive language to assert some kind of superiority. And there are well-meaning types who just get it wrong. Hugh Muir, of course,…

Spit Out That Quinoa Muffin, Hipster!

Sunili Govinnage has some bad news for the foodies: If you haven’t seen any listicles setting out the hundreds of ways coconut oil can improve your life yet, you probably need to check your internet connection. The substance that South…

Hey, If You’ve Nothing To Hide…

The National Union of Students is unhappy that we aren’t more ‘welcoming’ to foreign students, apparently: Figures show PhD students are most likely to feel unwelcome (65.8 per cent) with those from Japan (64.5 per cent), Nigeria (62.8 per cent)…

Maybe You Should Have Checked Out A Book On Property Rights?

An Oxford college has been accused of cultural vandalism after a pop-up library was allegedly destroyed and thousands of donated books left strewn in the street. Well, if they were all copies of ’50 Shades Of Grey’, no harm done……

I Don’t Know Who’s More Insane…

…the patients or the doctor who has suggested this: The NHS should consider paying patients with severe mental illness to take their medication, a leading expert has said, after a study showed that offering “modest financial incentives” significantly improved adherence…

Not The Usual Sort Of ‘Extremists’..?

Police are investigating an attack on a political leader and journalist connected with the Bangladesh ruling party who was beaten up in a street attack in London’s East End after being targeted by extremists. Ah. The usual suspects? Political and…