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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.
From October, the government proposes to hold White House-style televised daily press briefings, hosted by “an experienced broadcaster”.
With Times Radio, Rupert Murdoch hopes to entice listeners to subscribe to the Times. And he can pursue his vendetta against the BBC.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss says talks with Australia and New Zealand will pave the way for “a global Britain”.
The question of whether Trump will leave quietly if he loses the presidential election in November is widely discussed in the US.
The paper was right to publish an article by the Republican senator Tom Cotton, but journalism is now so partisan I might be the only leftist on the planet who holds such views.
Tory cuts and their disdain for health and safety have come home to roost: the inspectors we need to get a post-virus economy working are gone.
Emboldened by a referendum victory followed by an election triumph, the government is now making elementary errors in press and public relations.
On the daily briefings, ministers recite dubious figures and answer questions that are too random to put them under scrutiny.
Supermarket apps allow you to scan each item and pay for it instantly.
Contrary to what government advisers say, we already have figures suggesting that Britain is recording the highest number of excess deaths in Europe.