Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 28 2012

Let the Royals Play for Us

The summer is most certainly over. It is sometimes hard to tell in the UK but I’ve cunningly learned over time that you know for sure when the rain keeps falling but your feet start freezing. Experience is everything! The silly season of journalism was late this summer. The queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics …

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Sep 20 2012

An interview with Chris Walker

Christopher Walker had a busy summer reporting for GRNlive. What with the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics, and Julian Assange taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, we had our veteran correspondent zigzagging across London relentlessly in our schizophrenic weather, be it torrential rain pouring on the Queen’s flotilla, and stifling sun beating over the heads of …

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Sep 12 2012

Missing the Spirit of the Moment

The British exhilaration over the Olympic and Para-Olympics games must have puzzled some spectators. In July they unanimously converted overnight from a grumpy and grunting “this is going to be dreadful, I’m getting out of London until it is over” kind of mood, to a state of national exhilaration which threw them back – as …

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Sep 03 2012

Mind the Gaff

Politicians, especially US republican ones, are known to put their foot in it when it comes to world facts. George W Bush has broken some world records when it comes to factual gaffs and us, journalists, were the first to get on his case for it. Mitt Romney is constantly challenging Bush Junior’s title, with …

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