Tag: Slack journalism

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…

I’m Pretty Sure It Serves The Same Function…

The usual whining in the ‘Guardian’ about Muslims being ‘disadvantaged’ in the workplace throws up this rather odd little gem: Others encounter difficulties within the workplace itself, where requests for minor adaptations are met with resistance. Reema, a 34-year-old obstetrician,…

Doomed To Failure…

Pupils at primary and secondary schools across Brighton and Hove will be given “early intervention” lessons to prevent abuse. The lessons for boys and girls from six years up will teach them not to hit, to be nice and how…

The Arrogance Of ‘The Artiste’

Dorian Lynskey (music writer for the Guardian) cheers on the rude, bite-the-hand-that-feeds ‘artiste’: Ten days ago a concert-goer at the Cedar Cultural Centre in Minneapolis made the mistake of shouting out a sarcastic request for the Knack’s 1979 hit My…

Climate supergrass

No, not the Climategate 2.0 email release lat last year. Not the Himalayan glaciers, which even the Grauniad concedes are pretty much the same now as they were a decade ago (it’s still “a concern”, natch – it’ll always be…