The latest entrant in the British media landscape has got off to a very rocky start. Can the UK’s news-light news channel find its feet?
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A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
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I was very much the junior partner in the team that launched 18 Doughty Street in 2006. Here’s what we tried to do, and this new enterprise should do.
Carole Walker: How the Lobby adapted to lockdown. And why Cummings’ and Cain’s plan to foil it was seen off.
The new team realised the dangers of Stratton facing a barrage of awkward questions from some of the most experienced hands in the country – live on TV.
Johnson’s marriage shows he is more normal, prudent and pragmatic than his critics can begin to imagine
His enemies yearn to place the PM in an ideological box, and smash him to pieces for having the wrong opinions. He refuses to oblige them.
The UK competes as itself too rarely to allow the Corporation’s complacency to let Britain down. Time to bring some Olympic focus.
Ryan Bourne: GB News will offer viewers a new choice – within the rules. Which is precisely why the left fears it.
The new channel’s critics don’t understand the difference between impartiality, which is required, and bias, which is not.
The UK needs stronger national institutions, whether that be Great British Railways or the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Iain Dale: The student said men are physically stronger than women. Now she’s been referred to the Student Disciplinary Board.
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
“It was not about the lobby,” says a friend of Vote Leave. “It was about getting a message out to voters beyond the M25.”
Stuart Coster: There is anger from the editors of real local newspapers at the fake versions from the Lib Dems
The idea of this dishonest campaigning is clearly to fool people into thinking they are reading dispassionate journalistic reports.
Lobbying: a modest proposal. Let’s register any time anyone meets a Minister or MP – anywhere, anyhow.
P.S: It’s early days in the Greensill affair. But the people we elect don’t always seem to be in charge.
Iain Dale: Biden seems to forget his Defense Secretary’s name, and the media says nothing. Imagine if it had happened to Trump.
Plus: Piers Morgan wasn’t ‘cancelled’. And: We need a conversation on women’s safety.
“There had been suggestions by members of ‘Team Carrie’ that Mr Cummings was behind the hostile briefings against the dog.” Discuss.
Does this sentence say more about a) Dominic Cummings? b) Carrie Symonds? c) The media? d) The dog?