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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.
Lebanon-born Roula Khalaf is set to succeed Lionel Barber at the paper.
The Conservatives’ secret is that they never allow a rival on the right or centre right to gain traction.
Once respected for its wide-ranging news coverage, the Telegraph became a sectarian, propagandist rag under the Barclays.
Boris Johnson’s U-turn over a border with Ireland is of a comparable scale to that of Ted Heath in 1972.
Facing men often two stone heavier, Japan overcame the deficit with handling skills that one sports journalist described as “other-worldly”.
Blocking streets sends the subliminal message that concerns about global heating belong to the fringes.
An abrupt halt – at least for the time being – to Boris Johnson’s Donald Trump tribute act.
Professions that once required basic qualifications to enter now demand ever higher levels of education without ever stopping to ask how a degree helps anyone become better at their jobs.
If Lula or somebody similar from the left were in power, we think, all would be well. Alas, the world isn’t so simple.
Sometimes it’s helpful to have a rabble-rousing journalist as prime minister.