Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
The former Chancellor begins his transition from the Commons as an MP to a newspaper as an editor.
No one in the media had predicted May’s coup de théâtre.
Politicians and advisers can’t decide which pictures newspapers will use, but careful ones will limit their ability to make mischief.
Westminster is streets ahead of most boardrooms in dealing with intense media scrutiny.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to completely reinvigorate our broadcast industry.
It’s not because of a vast conspiracy. It’s because Corbyn’s Party isn’t interested or competent enough to produce interesting positive stories.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
Impartiality shouldn’t be mistaken for overlooking so much that is good about Britain.
In the short-term, this editorship unleashes a clowder of cats in the Conservative dovecot. In the longer, the move looks like a step nearer Westminster’s exit door.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
Mass analysis of Twitter reaction shows its reputation was sealed by mid-afternoon. The proportion of angry tweets reached half the total.
As of tomorrow, we are partnering with Blurrt – a software platform “which identifies, collects and understands social media data in real-time”.
The newspaper acknowledges it was wrong to say he “could be directly implicated” in electoral fraud.