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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.
Rupert Murdoch’s Times is now a far better paper than the Telegraph, which is heavily slanted towards the pro-Brexit brand of hard Toryism.
After a fierce dynastic struggle, Lachlan has emerged as the heir apparent to the 88-year-old Rupert Murdoch’s diminished but still powerful media empire.
The readers’ editor on George Eaton’s interview with the philosopher Roger Scruton.
Off-screen, the BBC’s most deadly political interviewer pushes his pro-Brexit line unchallenged. He has had a remarkable media career, yet around him there lingers an air of disappointed expectation. What does he really want?
The committee notes “a pattern of behaviour” in Johnson that shows “an over-casual attitude” towards obeying the rules.
I wasn’t wholly surprised by Katharine Viner’s letter of reply detailing her paper’s recent triumphs.
The level of invective at Northcliffe House, the Mail papers’ Kensington headquarters, has never been higher.
I detest getting up in the dark. At last, I understand what Brexiteers mean by “take back control”.
Police officers are calling for the return of stop-and-search after knife crime reaches an all-time high.
Throughout Margaret Thatcher’s 15-year leadership, the Conservatives lost only one MP, to the SDP.