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Meet the ex-Trot who is begging Scotland to stay

Meet the ex-Trot who is begging Scotland to stay

Alistair Darling, an Edinburgh Labour MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer, is chair of Better Together, the umbrella organisation leading the “No” campaign against Scotland’s independence in Thursday’s referendum. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

Cameron’s budget small beer in time of crisis

Cameron’s budget small beer in time of crisis

Guy Rundle examines the Cameron government's latest UK budget and finds it comes up sorely lacking.

Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

We all complain Labor lacks a narrative. But what if positive narratives are now impossible to effectively communicate? Look overseas and it may well be the case.

Fairfax revenue down … tweeting the news … Facebook slows …

Fairfax revenue down … tweeting the news … Facebook slows …

The torrent of bad news coming out of Fairfax HQ continued this morning, with job-slashing CEO Greg Hywood announcing downgraded revenue expectations for the rest of the year. Plus other media news.

How did James’ entree compare to Rupert’s sizzle?

How did James’ entree compare to Rupert’s sizzle?

Today is all about Rupert, but let's not forget yesterday's session at the Leveson Inquiry, in which the 81-year-old's son and heir, James Murdoch, was slow-roasted for six hours in London's High Court. So how did Sun King and son stack up against each other?

Welcome to the bizarro parallel universe that is UK politics

Welcome to the bizarro parallel universe that is UK politics

The government of the United Kingdom has pulled off one of the great political con jobs, writes David Ritter from London.

Red Ed’s new capitalism — it’s not easy being green

Red Ed’s new capitalism — it’s not easy being green

Grinning, young, confident, Labour leader Ed Miliband strode across the vast forecourt of the Liverpool Conference Centre, towards a date with destiny -- his first leader's speech to the party conference.

Blair, Murdoch and the Iraq war — a study of power

Blair, Murdoch and the Iraq war — a study of power

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first comments about Murdoch yesterday were quite pathetic. If David Cameron is being subjected to enormous scrutiny over his dealings with Murdoch then so should Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major.

<em>NotW</em>: Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid

NotW: Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid

Crikey media wrap: The News of the World phone hacking scandal didn't just bring down a paper, it also destroyed Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation's £8bn bid to buy BSkyB.

Global worming, aka Mr Squiggly with bias

Global worming, aka Mr Squiggly with bias

Killjoy academics have struck. The worm, it seems, is positively undemocratic.