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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

March 1, 2014
by James Clive-Matthews
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If I were to write a post on the current Ukraine situation, this would be it

Good stuff. Only thing I’d add is a general attack on a whole load of journalists and news organisations who should have known better than to repeat unverified information and allegations from blatantly biased sources (on both sides) in an … Continue reading

January 23, 2014
by James Clive-Matthews
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Ukraine uprisings: News coverage of events in far-away lands, 2004 vs 2014

The pictures coming out of Kiev yesterday (decent galley here) gave me – and no doubt plenty of others – a bit of a flashback to November/December 2004’s Orange Revolution. The riots are in protest against the same president and … Continue reading

December 3, 2010
by James Clive-Matthews
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Nosemonkey speaks: The EU in the UK media (and blogs)

As long-time readers will know, one of this blog’s lasting obsessions is the portrayal of the EU in the British media. Hell, the rampant bias and distortions (from both the pro- and the anti- camps) were pretty much what got … Continue reading

July 1, 2010
by James Clive-Matthews
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The Food Standards Agency responds over their EU banning selling eggs by number quote

Following the nonsense over the EU banning selling eggs by number, many have seized on the anonymous Food Standards Agency spokeswoman quoted by the Mail on Sunday as saying “This proposal would disallow selling by numbers. Retailers would not be … Continue reading

May 20, 2010
by James Clive-Matthews
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This blog has been shortlisted for the European Parliament prize for Journalism 2010

Details here. I’ve been named the UK finalist in the internet section for my June 2009 post on the percentage of UK laws that come from the EU (also published on Liberal Conspiracy and BlogActiv). From the announcement: “An article … Continue reading