The former Chairman of the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee relates how they collaborated to win support for Britain’s Olympic bid.
Posts Tagged: Media
Watson et al lost today, but they will inevitably return. The Government should honour its pledge to delete the preferred weapon against free expression.
If social networks are common spaces, they must be open to both left and right. Conservatives must take the lead to ensure oversight is fair.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
Its reputation and market share has taken a buffeting recently, but its position is recoverable.
Council committees lack independence. Local newspapers are sadly in decline. There is not the equivalent rigour to that provided by Parliament and the media nationally.
Independent, fair, and low cost arbitration is the way to ensure ordinary people are protected from abuses. Parliament overwhelmingly voted for that in 2013.
Plus: Henry Bolton, secret LibDem agent. (Or not.) Penny Mordaunt, next Tory leader. (Or not.) British communists surprise us. (Or don’t.) And: my CNN joy.
Plus: Major’s error. The Prime Minister’s jokes. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And: the angels want to wear my red suit.
Every time we put the other side on the back foot and expose their inaccuracies to those middle-ground voters, we damage the credibility of all their messages.
The lights really are going out all over what’s left of the ‘People’s Army’ – the departure of their communications director leaves them without a single national press officer.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
In the side, that is. Plus: First the Left came for Toby Young; later, they may come for you. And: North Korea could be the big story of the year.
Plus: We’ll never know the truth about the rebels’ motives. If you have fewer MPs, you must also have fewer Ministers. And: doesn’t Steve Baker have a fine head of hair?