Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of Content

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,...

Major wages war with Eton rifles

By Joe Mellor, In house Reporter  Sir John Major is front page news again, in a comeback as unlikely as a new Gary Glitter release topping itunes. The state-educated former prime minister, whose father Tom was a famous circus performer, had previously kept a low profile since leaving office in...

Exclusivity killed the apple

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic Practising exclusivity whilst preaching connectivity is an expensive mistake to make, particularly as competitors start to offer the same level of functionality without mandatory membership to 'the club'. Throughout its lucrative history, Apple has relentlessly raised the technological bar by consumerising software...

The Living Wage: Stemming the tide of ‘in-work’ poverty

By Rachel Wilson, Political Reporter  On November 4 2013 the Living Wage rose by 25p to £8.80 an hour in London. Outside of London it rose from £7.45 to £7.65. Focused on stemming the rising tide of 'in-work poverty', the modern UK Living Wage campaign was launched by members of...

Don’t bemoan bills; bemoan wages

By Nathan Lee, Politics and Finance Writer  It would seem we’re missing a crucial economic component. Price rises - as inevitable as the morning sun - are not being met with real wage increases, leading to a proverbial squeeze on households. The Bank of England's two per cent base rate...

War and terror

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic Coordinated occupation of armed forces avoids the terrorism label, but it isn't exempt from it. Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long history according to analysis contained in All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the...

Britain’s ‘Out’ is out of the question

By Pieter Cranenbroek – International Politics Blogger The current British administration is hardly in love with the EU. Prime minister David Cameron proposed an ill-considered referendum on Britain’s future in Europe while Chancellor George Osborne has been reported saying that the EU is ‘killing’ the UK economy. It is yet another...

The McDonaldization of British society

The McDonaldization of British society

Britain's interpretation of a McDonaldized society. The effects of globalisation will result in the world becoming wedged between a bread bun and cheese-coated garnish - was my cursory understanding of George Ritzer's vision of a McDonaldized society. As panic spread across my face over the cosmological effects of such a...

Page 215 of 215 1 214 215