Headline Blues: The Pied Piper of Hate

In a ‘post-factual'(or ‘alternative’ factual?) era, it’s hardly surprising that the Supreme Court’s ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without the authorisation of Parliament has been met with scathing reviews from the UK’s top newspapers. The question of whether newspapers influence their readers’ opinions or vice versa is a moot point, but I’m finding it increasingly… Continue reading Headline Blues: The Pied Piper of Hate

‘Raking it In’ or just Rankling?

2017 is off to a rollicking start, and who better to incite bad will toward the men and women who least deserve it than ‘DAILY MAIL REPORTER’: the human version of  luncheon meat made of reformed ham and 29% water (where the ‘water’ is actually sewage runoff from a condemned sausage factory)? The headline ‘Lawyers raked… Continue reading ‘Raking it In’ or just Rankling?

I’m Sorry, Ms Jackson: Ilot v Blue Cross & others

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard   Quick Summary: Facts – Mrs Jackson died in 2004, leaving the majority of her estate to three animal charities (Appellants). Having been granted nothing, her estranged daughter, Mrs Ilot (Respondent), made an application under The Inheritance (Provision for Families and Dependants Act) 1975 for ‘reasonable’ financial provision from her… Continue reading I’m Sorry, Ms Jackson: Ilot v Blue Cross & others