Journalism 101… Or How To Miss A Scoop…

25 May

In the olden days, Football was just a sport. Now it is a business and entertainment. In the olden days, Politics was about governance. Now it is a business and entertainment. And the means of reporting Football and Politics are now very different. The designated man (always a man) from the Manchester Evening News sat on the United coach. The designated men from the Liverpool Echo were on the Everton bus and the Liverpool bus. It was Access…the link between …

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Boris Johnson and the ravages of office

13 May

The Government’s bid to soften lockdown was a communications disaster. The latest slogan makes little sense compared with the ‘Stay at Home’ lucidity of its predecessor. We were told new rules came into play on Monday, then Wednesday. There was confusion as to whether they would apply in Scotland and Wales. Even Dominic Raab, the […]

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The Moggcast. “The EU as a structure looks rather irrelevant during this crisis”.

31 Mar

“You see in the face of a crisis that it is the nation state that holds the keys, not the supranational bodies”, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells us. Plus: Why China’s relationship with the rest of the world could change “for the better or worse after this”.