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What do the 2 May local election results tell us?

By John Charles Dyer, UK Correspondent 3 May 2010. This week the UK demonstrated one old political maxim – all politics is local — and one new one — all spin is national.    In yesterday’s local elections Conservatives and Liberal Democrats...

No Frames No Boundaries Revisited

By John Charles Dyer, UK Correspondent  I have vivid memories of the night of 13 December 1984.  On 13 December 1984 Beyond War and the USSR State Committee for Television and Radio jointly presented “Spacebridge.”   I was there.    Spacebridge A crisp clear...

Comes the Third Age of the Post War Era

By John Charles Dyer, UK Correspondent A press conference the morning of 7 Jan 2013 began a week of headlines good, bad and ugly for the Coalition. The relaunch of the good ship lollypop  David Cameron and that other fellow held a press conference 7 Jan 2013.  They...

By fear or favour once more let down

By John Charles Dyer, UK Correspondent 30 November 2012.  Yesterday Judge Leveson delivered his long awaited report into Media ethics.   It was hardly the storming of the Bastille. The Judge seemed to some to lean over backwards to shield the police, Ministers and the...

Here comes the Judge

25 November 2012.   Judge Leveson will soon release his long anticipated report on Press Practices. You would have thought the Luftwaffe had suddenly appeared over the English Channel.  Observers widely and wildly anticipate some form of press regulation. For weeks...