Now give me money (that’s what I want)

‘The best things in life are free But you can keep ’em for the birds and bees Now give me money (that’s what I want) That’s what I want (that’s what I want) That’s what I want (that’s what I want) yeah That’s what I want…’...

Tribute to Mick Gosling

Mick Gosling a friend and comrade for many years died on 7 April. His funeral was held at St Marylebone Crematorium, in North London on 19 April. For many years we were both members of the NUJ Press and PR Branch in London which Mick chaired, and I was secretary....

Failing to defend press standards

The other day I came across a surprising quotation from Sir Alan Moses (see below in paragraph 5).  He was the first head of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), the latest incarnation of what passes for a UK press regulator. Ipso came into being...

Nearly 50 years to clear their names

Today, 23 March 2021 will go down in history as the day when a titanic struggle for justice finally came to an end. On that day the Court of Appeal overturned the convictions of 14 men sentenced for their involvement in picketing during the 1972 national building...