This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on April 25, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

A row over calendars erupted as the legal team behind Abu Qatada launched a last-minute appeal to the European court of human rights over the decision to deport their client to Jordan.

The debate arose after home secretary, Theresa May, announced that the deadline to contest the decision had passed on Monday whilst Qatada’s lawyers argued that it had in fact expired on Tuesday.

As the week progressed, global attention switched to Bahrain and the controversial Formula One grand prix scheduled to take place in the island state. A number of commentators including Labour leader, Ed Miliband, voiced the view that the race should be cancelled in light of ongoing anti-government protests responsible for the cancellation of the 2011 race. Read more …

This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on November 16, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

As the spotlight of the Eurozone crisis shifted to Italy, much of the week’s coverage focused on the demise of Silvio Berlusconi’s premiership and the installation of his successor Mario Monti. Despite its drama this story slipped to second place behind the observance of the November 11 Armistice and the numerous controversies relating to the wearing of poppies.

Elsewhere James Murdoch returned to Portcullis House to face another round with the Select Committee whilst Theresa May became further embroiled in the dispute over the relaxation of immigration controls.
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