Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

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Waiting for the Great Leap Forward

By Pieter Cranenbroek – International Politics Blogger Music has always been a stage used to criticise the political order, but in the past week Morrissey and Billy Bragg both decided to air their grievances on politics and society off stage. Both singers stressed the problem with the lack of accountability in...

The Throne of Games

By Adam Walker, Economic Correspondent   Is the Video games industry our Christmas Saviour? As the Christmas season begins to move into its busiest period the commercial world’s focus has been firmly fixed on the videogames industry. With a multitude of Triple A game titles being released across 2013 and...

White British; the Madeleine McCann story

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic The Madeleine McCann story offers the most potent example of what makes British media tick and what British people want to read. Although crimes and atrocities occur every day, there are criteria which land them on page nine and conditions which qualify...

Hull’s slouching tiger, hidden dragging economy

Ahh Hull, the eternal city of love. Well, not really, but my parents met there, so take that Paris, Rome and Venice. Also, in my murky past I worked in the city as a Regeneration Consultant (don’t ask me what one is, I’m still not sure), so I have spent...

Will the revolution be televised?

Behind the scenes with Ben Gelblum TV outside the box Today at 5pm GMT on the eighth floor of a high-rise block in Wembley, broadcasting history will be made. Over the past six months, an enthusiastic crew spearheaded by sports presenter and Green Party spokesman turned anti-establishment maverick David Icke...

Troubles prosecutions – Is now the time to draw a line?

By Tomás McGoldrick, Ireland Correspondent  The suggestion by Northern Ireland’s attorney general John Larkin that there should be no further inquiries, inquests or prosecutions for Troubles related killings before the 1998 peace agreement has met with almost universal condemnation. The majority of victims have rejected the idea as an outrage, it...

Desperate times do not call for desperate measures

By Pieter Cranenbroek, International Politics Blogger In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to out yourself as a pro-European. The hosanna accompanying the European project in the 1990s that culminated in the move towards a political union seems to have vaporised. Rather than being forced to promote its policies, the...

The Graduate Pay Paradox

By Adam Walker, Economics Correspondent  Recent figures announced by the Student Loans Company indicate that each year of university graduates entering employment are facing decreased earning potential in their early careers when compared to that of the previous year. Following on from Phil Benton’s article on graduate unemployment and my own...

Clash of the Hightans

By Joe Mellor, In house Reporter  Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford Vs Ex Co-op chairman Rev Paul Flowers   Name Rob Ford Paul Flowers Age 44 63 Location Toronto Bradford Accusation Drug abuse, sexual misdemeanours Drug abuse, sexual misdemeanours Drug of Choice Crack cocaine, Cannabis Crack Cocaine, Ketamine, Crystal meth,...

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