Rejection of gay clergyman as bishop sends CoE into spin

July 8, 2010

BRITAIN/

The Church of England has blocked the appointment of a gay clergyman to the role of Bishop of Southwark after a bitter behind-the-scenes battle which has left the conservatives and liberals at loggerheads and possibly weakened the standing of Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, media reports said.

Tabloid trickery versus the right to know

July 10, 2009

Probity is Britain’s new watchword. After filleting the bankers over their salaries and bonuses and excoriating MPs for fiddling their expenses we’ve now turned our attention to the antics of journalists.

MPs shoot themselves in foot over expenses

June 19, 2009

The online release of MPs’ expense claims has only served to further dent their already battered reputation.

Brown flatters, but are we still best of friends, papers ask

March 5, 2009

“Brave” was how most of the British press responded to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s speech to both houses of Congress in Washington.

Palin – the next Thatcher or Diana?

September 5, 2008

palin.jpgThe British press, like their American cousins, doesn’t seem to able to get enough of Sarah Palin.

Thursday’s front pages

May 15, 2008

guardian1505.jpg THE GUARDIAN: Recession alert as Brown fights back

Gordon Brown’s drive to recapture the political agenda with a programme of new laws to create “an opportunity-rich Britain” was badly shaken yesterday by King’s warning.

Wednesday’s front pages

May 14, 2008

times-wed-may-14.jpgThe papers are nearly all agreed that Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2.7 billion pound fix for the 10p tax row is the day’s main story.