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 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.
The week in the media, including paying for a Scottish passport, the Orgreave conspiracy, and what a hound could do for Hillary.
The week in the media, including the very British farce of Section 40, the mystery of the refugee “children” and a night out in the old East End.
The week in media, from the pound plummet to the Guardian’s mea culpa and my Trump nightmare.
The week in media, from Trump’s debt to the Greens to why Chipping Norton is a dump.
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