This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 15, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments

President Bashar al-Assad was under pressure as the death toll continued to rise in the city of Homs, subject of bombardment by Syrian national forces. Many commentators and activists have complained of widespread inaction following Russia and China’s veto of a UN resolution aimed at halting the conflict.

Thursday played host to a sporting double header beginning with the conclusion of the dramatic tax evasion trial of Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandarić at Southwark Crown Court. After a 13 day trial the two men were cleared by the 12 person jury of all the charges. Read more …

This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 10, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

The mysterious Honours Forfeiture Committee made an unlikely foray into the public sphere following its decision to revoke the knighthood bestowed upon Fred Goodwin.

His award for services to banking was rescinded in response to his role in the demise of RBS and its subsequent part-nationalisation.

Another RBS banker – current CEO Stephen Hester -  continued to make the headlines with the story about his curbed bonus rolling over from last week.

But in a photo finish in the race for lead story of the week, the news of John Terry losing the captaincy of the national side edged ahead by a single article. The Football Association’s decision to strip Terry of the armband followed the announcement of a July trial where he faces charges of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand

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This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 2, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Public pressure mounted on RBS CEO Stephen Hester and the decision by the bank’s board to award him a £1m bonus on Thursday.

After a wave of negative sentiment, and facing the prospect of a Commons vote, about him receiving 3.6 million of the bank’s shares he bowed to pressure and relinquished his bonus.

David Cameron bolstered his Air Miles account with his journey to another economic summit, this time in Davos, tasked with stimulating growth and ensuring global stability.

During his address to the World Economic Forum the prime minister emphasised the need for Europe to be ‘bolder’ in order move away from its economic troubles. Read more …