Part A and B :
Article 1 :
Brexit, UK could quit EU without paying a penny, says Lords – Jennifer Rankin – 4th March
Narrative Construction :
Title is on point giving a direct perspective is about. Brexit and leaving the EU negotiations. The article was constructed brilliantly with comments opposing each other about the issue of exiting bill from British government.
The article by the guardian is very objective without any bias at all. Giving all the image by portraying all the comments that of the House of Lords and the EU commissioners who disagree, along with a historical background of how the events happen were also laid out through the article.
Quality , Depth of Subject Matter:
The Subject Matter being, the negotiations or obligations UK has upon brexit and this explained in detail throughout the article.
When it come to cultural context, this article is dealing with the European Union and Brexit, therefore, it has a lot to do with cultural context especially of countries that are member states of the European union.
To report about what the British lords are saying about brexit. Backing it up with other perspectives from EU commissioners.
Only a photo of the European flags outside the European Union Parliament in Brussels.
Article 2 :
UK warned it must ‘honor’ all financial obligations to EU – Daniel Boffey – 4th March.
[ European political leaders and diplomats react to Lords report arguing that Britain could leave EU without paying £52bn . ]
Photo of G ianni Pittella – Leader of socialist group in European Parliament.
The article started directly by saying that political leaders and diplomats are furious upon the comments proceeded by the House of Lords about Brexit and UK’ financial obligations.
Treatment & Quality and depth of subject matter:
This article is not the most objective article about this issue. However, it has to be this way because it is purely describing the furiousness of EU commissioners towards the House of Lord’s comments, thus it is subjective to that idea. However one must say that the journalist did not take any sides. He just wrote a detailed article focusing only on the opinion EU member states representatives. (Boffey, 2017)
Like the previous article, this write up handles brexit which is a very important step in EU’s history and of culture especially to those countries who are member states within the EU.
Intention of the Author:
The intention seems to be one of reporting the furiousness of EU member states upon the statement alone by UK Lords saying that there is no law that oblige UK to pay an exit fee.
The article written by Jennifer Rankin from the guardian deals with a very important event that happened in our European culture, Brexit. After having a referendum the majority of British citizens had voted to exit the European Union. After this voting took place, a lot of discussion within the European parliament and the British government with regards to leaving the European Union commenced. This article is focused on what the United Kingdom house of Lords think about the obligations that the EU commissioners want the British government to pay in order to proceed with existing the European Union. However the Lords suggested that the British government is not obliged to pay any exiting fee and they also suggested that there is no law that legally bounds the British government to pay.
What – Objection from House of Lords on Exiting fee.
Where – UK , European Union member States and the European parliament in Brussels.
When – Saturday 4th March the report from the House of lords was published and reported directly.
Who – House of Lords and European representatives.
Why – The issue between the House of Lords and EU representatives
The Guardian is a British newspaper / online portal however in this article there are no bias in favour of Britain and the lords. This is shown due the fact that along the article various opinions were mentioned such as the opinion of the Lords themselves, the opinion of European Commissioners – amongst these there were the chairperson of the European Parliament’s budget control committee, Ingeborg Grässle and even the Brexit committee spokesperson. All in all this information makes the article more liable. The article is set to be more liable, because it stated in the article that the information about the opinion of the house of lords came from a report directly from the house that was written to raise tension in Brussels during the meetings being proceeded about brexit. Which helps the article be more believable and authentic.
The articles works to its best because it includes a lot of important elements that makes an article a good one such as Conflict, Impact, New, Proximity, Unusual and Timeliness. Conflict in the article is seen between the House of Lords and the European Commissioner. This article ahs impact since as the European audience read the article most probably believe that the British government should pay an exit fee, and on the other hand it might be that the British audience believe otherwise. This because this issues has impacts both parties of the story. This article is readable because this issue is on going and having a new update of what is going on makes it impactful and new. Without any doubt brexit is an issue that effects every member state within the European Union and for this reason this article includes also proximity and even though this issue might away from Malta for example, it is still of interest since we are member states it is of interest. The article is slightly unusual since it is causing a very hot debate between the EU Parliament and the House of Lords in the United Kingdom.
To conclude my analysis the article included information that are very required when writing an effective article, such as the 5 w’ s which where presented in the first few paragraphs along with other information that fall under (CINPUT) other very important elements that makes an article more effective which was spread out through out the article.
Boffey, D. (2017) UK warned it must ‘honour all financial obligations’ to EU. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/04/european-leaders-warn-uk-must-honour-financial-obligations (Accessed: 6 March 2017).
Rankin, J. (2017) Brexit: UK could quit EU without paying a penny, say lords. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/04/uk-could-quit-eu-without-paying-a-penny-say-lords (Accessed: 6 March 2017).