Articles Tagged 'Ian Hislop'

The Wipers Times

Michael Palin And The Story of ‘The Wipers Times’

File this away for later, but it’s just been announced that Monty Python’s Michael Palin is set to star in a BBC drama about a relatively unknown aspect of the First World War – a satirical newsletter, created in the trenches of Ypres. The Wipers Times is named after that newsletter, created when the 12th […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Apr. 26): Andrew Marr ‘Embarrassed’ by Super-Injunction

The only law that the peculiar British “super-injunction” seems guaranteed to uphold is the law of unintended consequences. A quick reminder: a super-injunction is a court-issued gag order preventing the media from reporting on a certain person or subject. Media outlets that violate a super-injunction can be prosecuted and fined. But it’s become increasingly obvious […]