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Sellafield is highly criticised in Private Eye article

SELLAFIELD has been the subject of a critical piece in Private Eye. The satirical magazine referenced witness statements that were judged inadmissible as evidence during the employment tribunal between Sellafield Ltd and HR consultant Alison McDermott. It was found she had her contract lawfully terminated for what Sellafield claimed was filing an improper report which detailed what she alleges was a culture of bullying and harassment at the nuclear site.

whitehavennews.co.uk ,  1 day ago 1
Sellafield is highly criticised in Private Eye article

Council’s latest lame excuse: our phones don’t work properly

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Britain’s rottenest borough is now blaming faulty phone lines for needlessly prosecuting residents over Council Tax, when the householders can’t get through to Fisher’s Folly to make their payments. By STEVEN DOWNES Last month, on the first anniversary of Croydon issuing a Section 114 notice to admit that they had run out of money, Inside Croydon reported a range of troubling signals that the cash-strapped council was in a state of collapse, after cut after cut after cut had left it unable to perform even the most routine, statutory functions.

insidecroydon.com ,  1 day ago 0
Council’s latest lame excuse: our phones don’t work properly

What goes on at the Private Eye Christmas party?

Jokes from tonight's Have I Got News For You Miles Jupp cracks jokes about the Covid Omicron variant, the Labour reshuffle and Christmas with the Queen on Have I Got News For You tonight. He joins journalist Camilla Long, first-time host Clive Myrie and regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for the tropical comedy show.

chortle.co.uk ,  3 days ago 0
What goes on at the Private Eye Christmas party?

'Safe as long as you're dull!' Ian Hislop defends royals 'having a good time'

IAN HISLOP issued a staunch defence of Meghan Markle and the Royal Family by claiming a royal was only "safe" from media scrutiny provided they are "dull". The Private Eye editor was speaking on the second instalment of ‘The Princes and the Press’, which aired on Monday night on BBC Two.

express.co.uk ,  6 days ago 1
'Safe as long as you're dull!' Ian Hislop defends royals 'having a good time'

Ian Hislop says Laura Kuenssberg was ‘tainted by extreme right-wing attitudes’

The Private Eye editor tipped Mark Francois to replace her as BBC political editor, or Jeremy Corbyn failing that. Ian Hislop believes Laura Kuenssberg was tainted by extremist attitudes as she prepares to step down as the BBC’s political editor. Speaking to JOE Media on Private Eye’s 60th anniversary, the much-loved journalist and broadcaster humorously suggested he had put himself forward to replace Kuenssberg, saying:

thelondoneconomic.com ,  7 days ago 453
Ian Hislop says Laura Kuenssberg was ‘tainted by extreme right-wing attitudes’

Labour demands Deloitte be sacked from Test and Trace public inquiry “strategy” contract

Deloitte was awarded hundreds of millions of pounds of contracts to run Test and Trace. Labour is calling for the outsourcing and accountancy giant Deloitte to be stripped of a contract the firm has been awarded to prepare Test and Trace for the public inquiry. According to reports in Private Eye, Deloitte has been awarded a contract to create a “knowledge management system in preparation for the public inquiry”, including an “evidence generation strategy”.

mirror.co.uk ,  25 days ago 3
Labour demands Deloitte be sacked from Test and Trace public inquiry “strategy” contract

‘Sickening’: £84m in taxpayer-funded PPE money goes to middlemen with the right political connections

"Not enjoying my breakfast this morning. This is sickening," one person tweeted in response. An eye-watering £84 million in taxpayer-funded PPE money has gone to middlemen with political connections over the course of the pandemic, according to Private Eye reporting. A thread posted by Good Law Project director Jo Maugham has crunched the numbers on a series of inside deals made as the UK grappled with Covid-19.

thelondoneconomic.com ,  25 days ago 0
‘Sickening’: £84m in taxpayer-funded PPE money goes to middlemen with the right political connections

HIGNFY’s Ian Hislop rips into government after Owen Paterson scandal sees him resign: ‘They should all be ashamed’

Owen Paterson resigned as MP for North Shropshire earlier this week after a lobbying scandal, which saw him made the subject of Ian Hislop’s latest rant on Have I Got News For You. A recent report found the MP was being paid nearly three times his £82,000 salary to lobby ministers and officials on behalf of two private companies, which was due to see him suspended for 30 days.

metro.co.uk ,  1 month ago 2
HIGNFY’s Ian Hislop rips into government after Owen Paterson scandal sees him resign: ‘They should all be ashamed’

Private Eye at 60: Is politics now too strange for satire?

Private Eye is best-known for jokes, satire and investigative journalism. And as Britain's best-selling news and current affairs magazine, it’s risen in circulation while print media has fallen. But do features like Glenda Slagg stand the test of time? And is it impossible to satirise politicians in 2021?

bbc.com ,  1 month ago 0
Private Eye at 60: Is politics now too strange for satire?

BBC Have I Got News For You: Ian Hislop's net worth, famous wife and 'going to school with Bin Laden'

The famous satirist has also garnered his fair share of enemies along the way Ian Hislop, 61, first took on the role of team captain in the BBC quiz show Have I Got News For You when the programme began in 1990 - and once again he is bringing us our Friday night fix of entertainment.

mylondon.news ,  1 month ago 212
BBC Have I Got News For You: Ian Hislop's net worth, famous wife and 'going to school with Bin Laden'

BBC Have I Got News For You: Ian Hislop’s actor son you probably never knew about

You may have seen his lockdown skits on social media Ian Hislop has appeared on BBC's Have I Got News For You as a team captain since its inception 18 years ago. He is also famed as the editor of satirical magazine, Private Eye, which pokes fun at current affairs.

mylondon.news ,  1 month ago 252
BBC Have I Got News For You: Ian Hislop’s actor son you probably never knew about

Private Eye at 60 shows winning formula of bad jokes and brilliant journalism

SATIRICAL news magazine Private Eye celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, and what originally started out as a public school-type journal has long since become a national institution renowned as much for its bad taste jokes as its often brilliant journalism. With its circulation standing at 200,000-plus, the fortnightly-published Private Eye is the best-selling news magazine in the UK.

www-tmp.thenational.scot ,  2 months ago 0
Private Eye at 60 shows winning formula of bad jokes and brilliant journalism

'Still funny, still unpredictable, still annoying all the right people': Private Eye, 60 years on

An early scrape with the law almost scuppered the magazine in 1963 – but it survived, along with its sense of mischief Have you ever seen a better example of young people dressing like old people in order to seem respectable? This was March 1963, outside the Royal Courts of Justice, and it reeks of relief.

telegraph.co.uk ,  2 months ago 1
'Still funny, still unpredictable, still annoying all the right people': Private Eye, 60 years on

Fears Ipswich's best-known landmarks are at risk

Some of Ipswich's best-known landmarks are at risk following the borough's decision to allow the demolition of the former Co-op to make way for a new primary school, according to the town's heritage watchdog. The Ipswich Society fears that the decision to allow the demolition of the former Co-op department store in Carr Street to allow a new primary school to be built could set a precedent with other historic buildings.

eadt.co.uk ,  2 months ago 0
Fears Ipswich's best-known landmarks are at risk

Has funding been slashed for new hospital for Harlow?

QUESTIONS have been raised whether funding for a new hospital for Harlow has been slashed? This comes after concerns at the rising costs and continued delay in starting any new hospital projects around the country. Private Eye has reported that in July, the health department wrote to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and asked them to submit three sets of proposals: their preferred scheme, options for building the project in phases, and a plan for a new build costing no more than £400 million.

yourharlow.com ,  2 months ago 5
Has funding been slashed for new hospital for Harlow?

Private Eye at 60: Ian Hislop and Adam Macqueen on spoofs and scoops

Private Eye is celebrating 60 years in print next month. The secret to its success is apparently simple: its unique formula of jokes and journalism, or “spoofs and scoops” as the Eye team would have it. Over the decades there’s been a lot of both and self-titled Eye “hack” Adam Macqueen has spent the pandemic scouring back issues to bring the best bits together in new book Private Eye: The 60 Yearbook.

pressgazette.co.uk ,  2 months ago 0
Private Eye at 60: Ian Hislop and Adam Macqueen on spoofs and scoops

Was GK Chesterton a modern saint – or an anti-Semitic coward?

Richard Ingrams's muck-raking exposé, The Sins of GK Chesterton, is certainly timely – but it is also self-flagellating and strange In The Sins of G K Chesterton, Richard Ingrams mourns a tribute he wrote to his subject for the Daily Telegraph in 1986. “I am shocked by…my determination to exonerate Chesterton of any shortcomings,” he writes, and I wonder if this book is a penance of his own.

telegraph.co.uk ,  3 months ago 0
Was GK Chesterton a modern saint – or an anti-Semitic coward?

Dr Phil Hammond: Scientists should be kinder and stop attacking each other over Covid

The coronavirus crisis has been a challenge of staggering complexity – now is the time to learn from our mistakes, work together… and have an outdoor party For the past 18 months, as Private Eye’s medical correspondent, I’ve written solely about the pandemic.

inews.co.uk ,  3 months ago 0
Dr Phil Hammond: Scientists should be kinder and stop attacking each other over Covid

'Gentlemen's club' Private Eye Inverness will reopen tonight after lockdown

Tonight's the night for any gentlemen who want to have a night at Private Eyes in Inverness as they have announced its grand reopening this evening, Friday August 13. Owners of nightclub on Academy Streetsaid it planned to open between 9pm and 3am, with 'beautiful ladies' and a new and impoved drinks selection.

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  3 months ago 3
'Gentlemen's club' Private Eye Inverness will reopen tonight after lockdown

Oh dear, Nicola! SNP donors 'demand refund' as party investigated over missing funds

NICOLA STURGEON'S party is facing demands to return donations following allegations surrounding missing independence funding, according to reports. Following questions over the apparent missing £666,953 in independence funding, SNP donors have reportedly demanded refunds from the party. Such is the outrage from party supporters, Peter Murrell, Ms Sturgeon's husband and chief executive officer of the SNP has received messages demanding a full refund, reports claim.

express.co.uk ,  4 months ago 137
Oh dear, Nicola! SNP donors 'demand refund' as party investigated over missing funds