Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
Plus Labour's Brexit negotiating team and the morals of leaking about the Manchester attack.
Angry calls for “something to be done” play into terrorists’ hands.
From Gordon Brown to Theresa May, politicians' doorstep encounters are stage managed. But it’s hard to ensure that “ordinary people” stay on-message.
Plus Daily Mail euphemisms, ignoring Bernie Sanders’s success, and a councillor’s righteous rage.
This week's First Thoughts from the New Statesman's former editor.
Elections disputes, toe-sucking scandals and guardsmen behind bars. It just goes to show, there are no new stories, only variants of old ones.