Nick Booth

Nick Booth

Nicholas Booth is a freelance technology writer
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Nick Booth: Fear, loathing and disruption aside, terrorism won’t change our lives one jot

I’m determined not to let terrorism change my way of life – once I’ve adapted to all the new lifestyle changes. So let’s be positive. OK, I might have to impose a total media blackout on myself for a while. Probably best not to read a paper, watch TV or go online. It’s bad enough […]

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Nick Booth: Are you narrow-minded enough to write jokes for the BBC?

The hilarious radio sketch programme Newsjack returns this month, with its wacky brand of prejudice-confirming scape-gloating humour. Fans of non-sequitur sneering – an art form pioneered by Bernard Manning and subverted by a new generation of ‘comedians’ – will love the new series, which promises to be even less intellectually challenging than ever. Lovers of […]

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Nick Booth: The ghost of Albert Steptoe raised by Clegg’s Brexit bluster

Small-minded ‘free traders’ should stick to the EU if they know what’s good for them, says Nick Clegg in his new book How to Stop Brexit. Proof copies are not yet available from publisher Random House Penguin, but I’m guessing Clegg might quote heavily from his apparent political role model, Albert Steptoe. The former Lib […]

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Nick Booth: Twitter cops do the liberal elite’s dirty work

Coming soon on BBC 1….. Detective Jack Tweet is no ordinary cop. As a member of the South Yorks (SoYo) special social media division, SoYo SocMed 19, he walks the tightrope of hurt feelings across the meanest tweets of downtown Cyberia. The boys and girls of the general public don’t like his methods. He doesn’t […]

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Nick Booth: Bad news drought bunkers BBC

Outbreaks of fear and loathing were reported in the BBC newsroom yesterday, as it emerged that unemployment in Britain is down. Unemployment in the UK fell by 57,000 in the three months to June, official figures show, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.4 per cent – its lowest since 1975, according to the Office […]

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Nick Booth: Left wing comedy is no joke

Fictional comedy writer Pete Howard had the world at his feet. With the right combination of prejudices, his non-sequitur punch lines were perfect for TV production companies. The false logic of his set ups was based on unreal assumption. But those bogus pre-judgments were a perfect match for the fashionable bigotry of the day. Soon […]

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