The Environment Secretary mounts a sustained critique of Channel Four in which he claims it is “making a polemical case” rather than holding the Tories to account.
First, he must be seen to win it. Second, any such victory must cut through to voters. Third, it must not be eclipsed by a Johnson victory in further TV head-to-heads.
The relative downsizing of election news is likely to freeze the current campaign in aspic. That ought to help the party which leads in the polls.
Plus: The ups and downs of Johnson’s broadcast. Poor A & figures. Conservative and Labour no shows. And: what to give a woman at Christmas.
Each week, our panel of James Frayne, Marcus Roberts, Trevor Phillips, and Salma Shah will will analyse and assess what’s happening.
In some campaigns, the end result is overwhelmingly likely before a stump has been erected. This is not one of those occasions.
The abuse became so bad that I felt the need to stop giving media interviews, writing articles and to remove myself from the public arena.
Fleet Street’s reaction will please Downing Street.
We should be proud that our overseas aid budget is helping to strengthen the capacity of journalists working overseas to hold their Governments to account.
A free resource created by left-wing campaigners is nonetheless a useful opportunity for grassroots Tory press officers to up their game.
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
It’s a huge year for traffic, and we’re only just over seven months in.
He is doing well because managerialism and bureaucratic language are not enough.
Fleet Street, normally a justified sceptic of men from the ministry controlling what people publish, is an enthusiast of regulating social media giants.
Quangos, councils, media outlets, even the police are apparently content to apply unequal restrictions to those of us whose views they dislike.