Thursday, May 01, 2014

Six of the Best 435

"The United Kingdom has tumbled down global press freedom rankings in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry and the government’s reaction to the Edward Snowden leaks," reports the Independent. Not a great achievement for a government of which the Liberal Democrats are a part.

A Scottish Liberal asks if we should with draw from the pro-Union Better Together campaign: "Whatever the next few months have in store for the Lib Dems, there can be no escaping that our future in Scotland will be directly affected by the stifling relationship with Better Together."

"At Pendle Borough Council’s meeting of Election Agents yesterday the Labour Party refused to agree to a statement issued by the Borough Returning Officer, Stephen Barnes, aimed at preventing impropriety in the handling of postal votes applications and ballot papers." Harry Phibbs has the story on Conservative Home.

"Even as a youngster I was dimly aware that Wimpy lacked the swagger of its American competitors." Ashley Clark on Vice writes about the slow death of a British institution.

Pete Trewin considers recent television programmes about Ian Nairn and by Jonathan Meades.

Laura Freeman celebrates Eric Ravilious for Standpoint.

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