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Shut down the Guardian!

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Gott was made an honorary Fellow at the University of London!


Double vodkas all round!

He's not now, which the Wiki link doesn't make clear. The Institute of the Americas became the Institute of Latin American Studies in 2013, but the IoftA name was taken up by UCL. Gott was a Fellow about 10 years ago, but his fellowship wasn't renewed when it came to the end of its tenure. I know it was regarded by a fair few academics as a somewhat unwise choice given his KGB associations, even though it must be said that he does know an awful lot about the region.
 

Maple

LE
It’s a good read, the Xmas party, your a transphobic etc was the boy Jones.

The Guardian has changed tack with our a doubt, older liberal readers forsaken for the young woke, as to circulation it has dropped but they claim online support is up.

However they are losing the provinces and becoming more Londoncentric in my view. Not good for a national newspaper.
You do know they started off as the Manchester Guardian?
 

syrup

LE
I loved the spiel in the petition.

"The Guardian Newspaper was founded by John Edward Taylor from the profits of Cotton Plantation Slavery and therefore should be shut down. "

Woke lefty tossers trying to close down the woke lefty tosser's champion newspaper 'because "slavery"'.

Beautiful :)

Presumably the boy Jones and ever other woke fuckwit working for them will be honour bound to hand back any money they received from such a Racist Slave linked publication
 

Niamac

GCM
You do know they started off as the Manchester Guardian?
Many moons ago I left University and took up regular employment with the Army. It was amusing to come to mess at lunchtime and find the pre-ordered newspapers laid out. 20 odd copies of The Times, any number of Daily Telegraphs and one solitary Guardian. Earliest known example, to me, of filter bubbles.

Changed its name about 1959 and moved to London; the start of a long decline into myopic obscurantism.
 
You and at least one other beat me to it.

That said, Manchester is Woke Capital of the rest of the UK outside London.


Only 'cos the beeb moved lots/most of its staff to Salford!!
 
Let’s face it, if Seamus Milne was not earning from the KGB it’s a travesty.
He's the sort of guy who'd offer his services to the KGB for free. If anything, they'd probably try to downplay the link to not seem so obvious.
 
It's a long un' therefore for those that didn't read it she was sacked following an article in which she asserted that men who had 'transitioned' to women were still actually men. Hardly a radical position and not very liberal of the famously liberal organ.

However this paragraph struck me -

The only people who were nice to me were Will Hutton and Richard Gott, who I was very fond of, although it turned out he had taken “red gold” from the KGB and he had to resign.

It seems that Richard Gott whilst working at the newspaper as an editor was a paid informant for the KGB and resigned after being outed by Oleg Gordievsky.

How was such treachery punished?

Gott was made an honorary Fellow at the University of London!


Double vodkas all round!

I'd be suprised if the whole of the Guardian wasn't entirely RU-run. It's an elaborate long-term psyop operation to undermine & diminish every aspect of the UK, from the Union itself, its institutions, its achievements & its resolve to continue. The begging bowl pop ups are solely there to keep up pretences of being a struggling paper; any contributions go straight to the Samovar fund in the Kremlin.
 
Many moons ago I left University and took up regular employment with the Army. It was amusing to come to mess at lunchtime and find the pre-ordered newspapers laid out. 20 odd copies of The Times, any number of Daily Telegraphs and one solitary Guardian. Earliest known example, to me, of filter bubbles.

Changed its name about 1959 and moved to London; the start of a long decline into myopic obscurantism.
In my first unit my main morning job was to take The Sun, in a folder to my System Engineer, who past it around puzzle palace
 

syrup

LE
In my first unit my main morning job was to take The Sun, in a folder to my System Engineer, who past it around puzzle palace


Slightly off topic

Served with a lad in the HCR who made the sun.
Cast your mind back to (IIRC) the late 90's
The Budweiser adverts with the frogs given it Bud-Weis-Er was all the rage on t.v.
The Friday night show with Ball and Evans decided to go and film people doing Budweiser frog impressions.
Hooray great hilarity ensued as they got the Trooper on his horse to do it at Horse Guards.
Next morning he gets up to be greeted with his picture from the T.V. on the front page of the Sun
Runs round camp buys every copy he can get his hands on and thinks he's safe.
Wasn't aware that the C.O. had a copy discreetly delivered within his copy of the times so he could see Page three and the racing.
High speed marching and extra duties were involved before the end of the day.
 
Long but well worth the read, whatever our political views. Well, I thought so.

I thought it delightful. After decades of berating "the patriarchy" for every ill that ever befell any woman, ever, she becomes named as the oppressor.

And boy, does she whinge and whine at the unfairness of being grouped into a simplistic characterisation of a tyranny.

My personal pronouns after reading that piece are "Boo" and "Hoo".
 
It’s a good read, the Xmas party, your a transphobic etc was the boy Jones.

The Guardian has changed tack with our a doubt, older liberal readers forsaken for the young woke, as to circulation it has dropped but they claim online support is up.

However they are losing the provinces and becoming more Londoncentric in my view. Not good for a national newspaper.
Actually, I may be wrong but the Guardian is one of only two UK papers that are just about surviving the online transition, the other one being the Daily Mail and both the Graun and Mail have successfully (up to a point) made the transition by becoming international brands while remaining free to view.

Thus if you are in Australia or the US the version of both papers will be somewhat different from the one you will read in the UK, it has proven to be quite successful but of course not as remunerative as the old print edition chock full of paid-for ads. But no newspaper in the world is enjoying that today.

The UK national market cannot sustain the number of daily newspapers it currently has, several of them will go to the wall soon, but I would bet that the Guardian will survive longer than many. Love it or loathe it the paper has a definite message that resonates with its readers, and most importantly it's free.

I am currently subscribing to the Daily Telegraph, it will be up for renewal soon, will I renew? Honestly probably not, there is nothing there which forces me to read it.

Next year I can see myself getting by on the free Guardian and Daily Mail, and one or two specialised regional newspapers, along with the BBC and SKY, also free, to read on my phone. Who needs any of the rest of the news"papers" these days? It's sad but it's a fact of life.
 
Actually, I may be wrong but the Guardian is one of only two UK papers that are just about surviving the online transition, the other one being the Daily Mail and both the Graun and Mail have successfully (up to a point) made the transition by becoming international brands while remaining free to view.

Thus if you are in Australia or the US the version of both papers will be somewhat different from the one you will read in the UK, it has proven to be quite successful but of course not as remunerative as the old print edition chock full of paid-for ads. But no newspaper in the world is enjoying that today.

The UK national market cannot sustain the number of daily newspapers it currently has, several of them will go to the wall soon, but I would bet that the Guardian will survive longer than many. Love it or loathe it the paper has a definite message that resonates with its readers, and most importantly it's free.

I am currently subscribing to the Daily Telegraph, it will be up for renewal soon, will I renew? Honestly probably not, there is nothing there which forces me to read it.

Next year I can see myself getting by on the free Guardian and Daily Mail, and one or two specialised regional newspapers, along with the BBC and SKY, also free, to read on my phone. Who needs any of the rest of the news"papers" these days? It's sad but it's a fact of life.

The Guardian itself isn't profitable

The Guardian is only surviving financially because it is being propped up by the Guardian Media Group, who in turn only really survive through their offshore tax avoidance strategy, and a few canny buyouts and investments over the years
 
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The Guardian itself isn't profitable

The Guardian is only surviving financially because it is being proper up by the Guardian Media Group, who in turn only really survive through their offshore tax avoidance strategy, and a few canny buyouts and investments over the years
That's why I added "up to a point" in parentheses, it isn't making a profit, you're right, but it's surviving and holding its own.

As opposed to all the other papers that aren't making a profit either but aren't surviving or holding their own.

Several UK titles are going to fold soon, I am prepared to make a chunky wager that the Guardian will not be one of them, it will survive and go through to the next round and maybe the one after that, when there are only going to be two or three titles left standing.
 

Bob65

War Hero
I'm sure the Guardian and Indy will run out of money soon as the EU stops sending them "grants" for research purposes.

The Guardian is propped up by the BBC buying both copies and space in their jobs section. End that and the Guardian is toast.

The Guardian itself isn't profitable

The Guardian is only surviving financially because it is being propped up by the Guardian Media Group, who in turn only really survive through their offshore tax avoidance strategy, and a few canny buyouts and investments over the years

This is the most damning thing about them in my mind - they are all that class of people who will tell you what to do but never follow the rules themselves, same as the BBC, Imperial College scientists, SAGE, etc.
 
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Niamac

GCM
I am currently subscribing to the Daily Telegraph, it will be up for renewal soon, will I renew? Honestly probably not, there is nothing there which forces me to read it.
Well I'm not too keen on the DT especially since it is owned by the Barclays. What I am currently using is an FT mixed subscription, i.e. Internet access all the time and a paper copy of the Weekend FT. Suits me very well as the FT has widened its view a lot in the last few years. A bit like the old Manchester Guardian.
 

Truxx

LE
Every once in a while, just to restore my own personal karma, I read a few articles from the online version of the Times of India. The cricket reports are particularly good. It would appear that the end of the British Empire has completely passed them by, as has any semblance of "modern" english.

A proper tonic. Try it.
 
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