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How pleased are you with your national newspaper?


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#21 Johnoco

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

think you will find class war no longer print a paper


I remember Class War arguing (and being serious) that football hooligans were actually working class warriors fighting for a cause and we should side with them.

#22 Griff9of13

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Out of interest, are these choices due to overall quality content or more political leaning? There are people who will not buy certain newspapers.


I would never buy the sun, for obvious reasons. It is also ######.
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#23 gingerjon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Pity you don't use an independent coffee shop.


They don't sell me a coffee for 99p
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#24 WearyRhino

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

They don't sell me a coffee for 99p


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#25 gingerjon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

How much are souls?


Free with the 10th coffee
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#26 Phil

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

think you will find class war no longer print a paper


It's the american class war based in chicago which I get sent along with catholic worker.
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#27 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Print: The Independent's little sibling, i. Primarily a paper that is solely for news, with a single opinion column. All that said, I don't buy it that often.

Online: The BBC, I also use Twitter to follow Russia Today, Al Jazeera and CNN.

#28 JohnM

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

...are souls....


sweary filter failure? :)

.There is no such thing as an independent coffee shop. They are all out to make a living and pay as little tax as possible.

#29 gingerjon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

sweary filter failure? :)

.There is no such thing as an independent coffee shop. They are all out to make a living and pay as little tax as possible.


:D

There are a few independent (i.e. non-chain) coffee shops between the station and work. I have tried coffee from all of them and it's either too expensive, not as good, or both.

They all seem to have only a handful of employees as well. Pret has loads and has a little charity for the homeless you can give your change to - the evil bastards.
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#30 Trojan

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

With the Daily Express repeating the same tired stories as well as people struggling financially and strong competition from online, I do wonder if any newspaper will go under in the future? The Dandy comic is going online in order to compete in the current market place.

As far as newspapers are concerned, I'm not too bothered about the political leaning, more about a good overhaul read. Having said that, my good wife still wants to go back to buying the Daily Express due to the crosswords! :rolleyes: I do enjoy my monthly Lancashire Magazine, especially to see what new walks I can go on. It is very good value for money, especially if you subscribe for a full year - and which includes package and postage for £10 (my last cost).

TBH I don't understand the Express and this obsession with cold winters. Last year just before the warmest October day on record they were predicting minus 20 degrees "within days." Not only did we have the warmest October for years, we had the mildest winter for some time. Why do they do it? I noticed the day of the Corby bye electiion result their front page had another threat of the coldest winter for 100 years. Is it a standby for when what should be their lead story is something they don't want to print?

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#31 JohnM

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Me neither. Their forecasts are always wrong anyway! see here These longer range forecasts for December and January have not come from the Met Office and a look at our current 30 day forecast provides perhaps a more measured assessment of our weather prospects to the middle of December:

and here Its website carried photos of young women with, er, prominent credentials, who were named as the company's forecasters, and who appeared in news reports issuing its predictions. But a picture search revealed that these were remarkably busy people. One of them was also employed, under a variety of other names, as a mail order bride, a hot Russian date and a hot Ukrainian date. Another offered her services as an egg donor, a hot date, a sublet property broker in Sweden, a lawyer, an expert on snoring, eyebrow threading, safe sex, green cleaning products, spanking and air purification

oh Leveson, where are you?

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#32 gingerjon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

TBH I don't understand the Express and this obsession with cold winters. Last year just before the warmest October day on record they were predicting minus 20 degrees "within days." Not only did we have the warmest October for years, we had the mildest winter for some time. Why do they do it? I noticed the day of the Corby bye electiion result their front page had another threat of the coldest winter for 100 years. Is it a standby for when what should be their lead story is something they don't want to print?


The Express rarely has news on their front page.
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#33 southstand loiner

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

It's the american class war based in chicago which I get sent along with catholic worker.


ah right do they have any connection to the I.W.W otherwise know as the wobblies
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#34 Saint Billinge

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

TBH I don't understand the Express and this obsession with cold winters. Last year just before the warmest October day on record they were predicting minus 20 degrees "within days." Not only did we have the warmest October for years, we had the mildest winter for some time. Why do they do it? I noticed the day of the Corby bye electiion result their front page had another threat of the coldest winter for 100 years. Is it a standby for when what should be their lead story is something they don't want to print?


I complained earlier this year over the fact that the Daily Express had covered the weather as its front page headline no less that five times in just over a week. Like I said, pensions, health issues and EU dominate the front page, even to covering such as arthritis several times over a couple of weeks. Perhaps it's less costly, but surly over the top for those who buy the newspaper.

#35 Phil

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

ah right do they have any connection to the I.W.W otherwise know as the wobblies


No, other than a broad agreement that they are libertarian left
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#36 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

I've gotten out of the habit of buying a newspaper daily. Can't remember the last time I bought one to be honest?

I now stick to BBC and Channel 4 news on TV and twitter (various journos and BBC, Sky News breaking news, etc).
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#37 Saint Billinge

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Daily Express Monday: Insurance premiums to go up due to the severe floods.
Daily Express Friday: We are in for one of the coldest winters for some years.

I rest my case! :rolleyes:

PS. The newspaper did take time out in between to cover the royal pregnancy.

#38 Saintslass

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

I occasionally buy a paper but I read the print version of The Times in Cafe Nero before work each morning, which is of course very sophisticated of me. The Times did cracking coverage of both the Olympics and Paralympics and I bought a copy a day during those weeks of British sporting excellence. I will buy a Times or a Telegraph now and again. Online I will read both the Telegraph and the Guardian as I like to find out what both sides are saying, although my contact with the Guardian in any form is primarily thanks to Andy Wilson's RL blogs. Other than that I watch Sky and BBC news whenever I want to feel depressed.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

When I was living in London I used to buy the Guardian 3/5 days as my commute meant I was able to have time to read, and at work too during breaks, or inbetween anaesthetics, if I am even seen now even thinking about looking at a newspaper I will probably be hauled up in front of my idiot managers. So, I now buy 1 Guardian a month, when my other half is working a Saturday or Sunday, then I have something stimulating while my 4 year old watches Cbeebies.

I originally started to buy the Guardian for it's centre left politics.
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#40 Saint Billinge

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Saturday, Daily Express covers the cold weather again as its front-page headline. Pathetic.