The Murdoch press contacted me on 7 April this year and asked me to write an article on population which was to be part of “a three page special news feature on population” which they were going to be running a few days later.
There was a deadline specified, which I met. But the article has never appeared.
After many phone calls to find out what was happening and never getting an answer, I wrote to the Editor asking whether they would run the article or not – but I received no answer.
I then wrote to my friend, Piers Ackerman and said that it was quite extraordinary that no-one had the courtesy to advise that they had decided not to use the article. Piers replied, “This is an example of extraordinary behaviour”, yet I still have had no answer as to why the article was not used.
Could it be for obvious reasons?
The Murdoch press has a totally biased view in relation to growth – so it can maximise profits.
Here is the article I submitted for publication