Since 1979, no candidate for British Prime Minister has succeeded without the support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper The Sun.
Despite its ingrained sexism and misogynistic attitude towards women; despite its racist and xenophobic barrage of headlines; despite the illegal activities of a number of its senior staff; and despite lying repeatedly about the deaths of 96 football fans; The Sun remains the most widely read newspaper in the UK.
Alongside the monarchy, the newspaper continues to be the most popular obstacle to democracy in the country.
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This list of people is not reserved for those that only came to prominence this year. There are some on this list who’s work dates back many years. Their place here is because it was in the last twelve months that I rediscovered their genius. The times where old gems are uncovered are just as important as the times when new gems emerge.
I was tempted to write a list of people that killed 2013, those that really made me question the humanity in the world. I decided not to do this because firstly I did not want to give those deplorable people any more publicity than they already have, and secondly because I do not want to focus on the negatives, it is better to look at the positive people, the people that are doing great things and working for change. The following are the people that have inspired me the most this year. So without any further ado, here are the people that made my 2013.
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