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The Blagger's Blog 27th June 2014

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort


Thought for the Week 

“There is an issue with a lot of actors coming from privileged backgrounds. If someone says to them: ‘Can you do a play for free?’ they’ll say, ‘Yeah, of course, because mummy and daddy will sort me out.” Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison (AKA Neil), commenting on well-to-do British thespians dominating the American market, echoing similar concerns that have been voiced about all creative industries in the modern world of unpaid internships.

Weekly High

Mirroring the actions we would love to do if we A)- owned a bar, and B)- could afford to waste stock, the latest addition to the Southern Comfort ‘Whatever’s Comfortable’ ad campaign could be the best yet (not that we didn’t love the portly man on a beach clip).

Weekly Low

A fail for Tesco but an outright success for the Living Wage campaign group, we can only imagine the shock on customers’ faces as they went to buy their favourite Finest products, only to find the prices had been replaced with statements regarding how much staff are(n’t) paid. Not good news for a company that’s already beginning to lose profits and its reputation.

Stories to keep an eye on

The UK economy has grown by 0.8% in the first three months of 2014, adding more blue skies to the country’s financial weather system.

The UK House of Lords has suggested rolling out tougher sanctions on Twitter trolls to try and put an end to destructive online behaviour.

According to the show’s revered host, Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight is ‘made by 13-year-olds’ eager to change the world.


Just in case you missed it…

Plays of streamed music are set to be included in the UK’s Official Top 40 Chart as of Sunday 6th June. Take a look at our thoughts on things here. 

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