Category Archives: PR tactics

Labels are for bottles, not people

Is telling us we’re “binge drinkers” the best way to tackle damaging drinking? According to research by University College London, published today in The European Journal of Public Health (and reported in The Independent),  we’re “a nation of secret boozers” and we’re … Continue reading

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Sad cows

Britain’s rubbish summer is not just affecting people.  Cows are fed up too: according to this morning’s R4 Farming Today, the wet weather is putting cows off their oats, so to speak.  Less amorously-inclined cows this year mean fewer calves next … Continue reading

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Bank error (not in our favour)

In January, Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond told the Treasury Select Committee that the banks had done enough apologising. “There was a period of remorse and apology for banks. I think that period needs to be over,” said Diamond (quoted in … Continue reading

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Spin cycle

Over the weekend, Eurozone leaders rustled up €100bn for Spain’s wobbly banks.  The story then followed the now familiar Euro Crisis pattern.  It starts with blustering denials, ramps up to lunatic optimism (following some emergency summit or back room deal) … Continue reading

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Midlands mega-city proposed to ‘obliterate’ countryside

Yesterday The Sunday Telegraph revealed a plan to “exploit the new and highly controversial” National Planning Policy Framework” to build up to 100,000 homes on green belt land in the Midlands. This development would “obliterate the open countryside … to … Continue reading

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Air France shows the way

While no UK-based airline is prepared – so far – to stand up to the anti-research activists, Air France has said it will continue to resist the blockade. The airline told The Times today that it “had no intention of … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bullies win

The anti-vivisection bullies are on the march again, with a cleverly orchestrated campaign to wipe out medical research using animals in the UK. The last major push by animal ‘rights’ activists in the mid-2000s relied on terror and blackmail, targeted at … Continue reading

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