Whatever further details emerge, and regardless of how the story plays out, this episode has illustrated something quite disheartening about our political and media ecosystems.
Ironically enough, Nandy neglected to mention that she herself had said in 2021 that she was “appalled” that a hotel in her constituency was being used to accommodate asylum-seekers,
It’s telling that Caroline Nokes and her co-signatories won’t spell out for us what action they want taken against the free press.
When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
The view one takes of the PM and the Leader of the Opposition depends on whether one is by temperament a cavalier or a puritan.
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.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
They followed the guidance from Sir Nicholas Winton: “if it is not impossible, there must be a way to do it”.
Plus: Sturgeon’s failures as a leader and her successes as a communicator. And: the lobby has a reshuffle.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?