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.
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.
This week in the media, from my grammar-school plan and an embarassing Question Time to the disappearing cats of Essex.
The week in media, form the trials of Keith Vaz, Ed Balls on Strictly, and why Clegg is right about Johnson and Gove.
This week in the media, from Apple’s tax liabilities to Jeremy Paxman’s run-in with the “virtual corpses”.
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