FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Edition 420 Q1 2016

FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Edition 420 Q1 2016

Grey

The grey economy, grey market, grey pound, grey men, shadowy figures, shady deals… The late Earl Grey tells what’s really going on behind the scenes.

BULLITThd gets up to its neck in the mire to find just what makes this grey planet tick. Dig with us, read, respond, sink your teeth into us. The world is fascinating… discuss.

Point of Entry

Welcome to the Grey edition of BULLITThd. Dive beneath the surface of a world of intrigue.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

If BULLITThd provokes you, disturbs you, inspires you, angers you… good! Bite back.

Duration: 5 mins Point of Entry

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DEAD GUEST EDITOR INTRODUCTION

Dead Guest Editor’s introduction by Charles, 2nd Earl Grey… sort of

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Chapter 1 - What lies beneath

Human beings have been revolting for centuries and if we don’t read our history, we will continue to be so. Subterranean, subversive and substandard, it’s right beneath our feet and right before our eyes.

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NO SHIT SHERLOCK

The Great Stink of 1858 cleared the Houses of Parliament. Today’s human waste threatens our capital once more. Water engineer Dr Brian Mathew asks just how much shit can London take.

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THE GREY ARTS

Hidden messages, branding, a word from our sponsors, propaganda; art is subverted throughout history to sell to us and scare us. Peter Hall explores the history of selling out.

Duration: 15 mins Chapter 1 - What lies beneath

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STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE

Why do some designers become so obsessed with making the mundane marvellous that they forget what they’re designing for? Neville Farmer and Ryan Baptiste lash out at the label luvvies.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 1 - What lies beneath

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Chapter 2 - Lifting the veil

If we thought a little more deeply, we might understand a little bit more.

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GLOBAL GIVE AND TAKE

In October, the United Nations members signed up to goals that could change the world, including the UK. Professor Myles Wickstead CBE explains why it’s vital that we keep our promises.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 2 - Lifting the veil

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SHADOWPLAY

Our very own “mad-for-it” co-founder Zbiggy introduces this edition’s charity feature and video in aid of specialist cancer hospital The Christie in Manchester.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 2 - Lifting the veil

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GREY NOISE

Don’t let your eyes fool you. Audio engineer Bernie Krause explores the complex aural environment that shows just how fast our world is changing.

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Chapter 3 - Beyond the law

Are global corporations really running the world or can we still fight back?

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TTIP OF THE ICEBERG

Is TTIP an aggressive corporate assault on national sovereignty? BULLITThd sought an alternate view from the former British Business Secretary, Sir Vince Cable.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 3 - Beyond the law

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THE GREY MEN

It is popular to blame politicians for the rot in our system, but does the blame lie elsewhere? Paul Reynolds questions the honour of the grey men who run our Civil Service.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 3 - Beyond the law

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MAGNA CALAMITY

How did the concept of Human Rights ever become so unpopular? Indra Adnan expresses her concerns about the government’ s plan to re-write The Human Rights Act as a British Bill of Rights.

Duration: 5 mins Chapter 3 - Beyond the law

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Chapter 4 - Cheat!

Who or what can you trust?

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FAIR PLAY

Never mind the doping and bribery. What of the technology that gives the wealthiest sportsmen and women an edge? Isn’t that cheating, too? Prof Jim Parry asks what happened to real sport?

Duration: 15 mins Chapter 4 - Cheat!

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SHADOW MAN

Corporate fraud investigator and former MI5 agent Nick Day, CEO of Diligence, explains the art of gentle interrogation and the white collar crime that is sweeping the world.

Duration: 30 mins Chapter 4 - Cheat!

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NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY

Is Maggie Thatcher’s “There’s no such thing as society” statement any less fatuous now than it was in 1987? Jeff Clark-Meades examines the facts behind today’s ‘anti-elitist’ rhetoric.

Duration: 5 mins Chapter 4 - Cheat!

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SUGAR TRAP

The history of the sugar industry is hardly bathed in glory. Mother and chef Merrilees Parker argues that our addiction to sugars may be the death of us all.

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Chapter 5 - Out with the old

Who wants to live forever? You? Why?

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MILKING THE GREY POUND

Follow the money, they say. So why isn’t the advertising industry chasing the cash-rich older market? Richard Butterworth asks why the Mad Men are missing a trick.

Duration: 10 mins Chapter 5 - Out with the old

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YOGANOMICS

The Indian government practises yoga before work, so yoga teacher Sarah Tucker wrote to David Cameron to suggest he did the same. His reply sums up problems faced by many western executives.

Duration: 15 mins Chapter 5 - Out with the old

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RETROTECH

If progress is so wonderful, why are we obsessed with the obsolete? Morgan-driving Peter Dron explores our passion for antique, vintage, retro and repro.

Duration: 15 mins Chapter 5 - Out with the old

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