Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes the weekly First Thoughts column for the NS.
This week in the media, from Trump’s utter incompetence to how I survived the Great Lettuce Crisis.
... and the folly of the anti-Trump elite.
This week in the media, from Sarah Sands’s sauciness and a farewell to Alexander Chancellor to why size matters at the Guardian.
The week in the media, from Corbyn’s Trident misfires to the Kennedy myth.
This week in the media, from laughing as the world order crumbles to what Tristram Hunt got wrong – and Leicester’s big fall.
After all, Northern Irish voters forgave Martin McGuiness his spell in the IRA. Plus: why did Boris Johnson get a pass on Brexit bungling?
The week in the media, from Boris Johnson’s calculated gaffes to Russia’s election meddling – and climate concerns
The week that was, from grammar school delusions and Labour floating voters to why republicans will love The Crown.
This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
Peter Wilby on class war, the reality of Trump and the secrets of Ed Balls's Strictly success.
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