Birthday of two independent men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

But his only attempt to graduate to the County Council was thwarted by corrupt practices elsewhere in our area where an infamous local architect with offices in Pontefract lived, namely John Poulson. This conduct had largely escaped the attention of both the police and the mainstream media.

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Famous Speech Friday: Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention

The Eloquent Woman

Mainstream media pundits called it a "catastrophic" occurrence, and at least one suggested it was sabotage from within the campaign. Before the convention, Melania Trump had told at least one media outlet that she had written the speech herself "with as little help as possible."

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Delayed applause for Cameron's government - from the Conservatives!

Max Atkinson

During David Cameron's speech at the Conservative Party conference, quite a few mainstream journalists were tweeting on Twitter about how much applause he was getting. I'd have thought that such obvious evidence that there might be gap between the enthusiasm of party activists and that of their leaders for crucial points would have been worth a comment or two in the mainstream media - and I'm astonished that none of them seems to have noticed it.