Entries by Carl Woodward

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BECTU Union’s Philippa Childs: “It does feel as if our whole infrastructure is creaking.”

The strike – and the threat of striking – should be celebrated precisely because it underpins many rights and freedoms we now take for granted.  It is the second morning of the Royal College of Nursing strikes and after a challenging few years, Philippa Childs, Head of union BECTU is usually an optimistic person. But […]

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Is It Time To Bin The Embargo?

The embargo.  It was invented a century ago, primarily for practical reasons. Embargoes provide journalists with news that should not be published until a certain date and time. Standard. But if someone gets something exclusively without having the embargoed release and by doing some journalism instead they’re within their right to put the story out – […]