Once taxation and National Insurance were deducted, his take-home pay had increased by £15 a month.
In the public imagination, his vague nuclear threats suggest intercontinental strikes against western cities. But suppose they mean something else.
It’s sad enough to see a formerly serious historian disappear down the rabbit hole – but the Today Programme should challenge false claims from guests.
Both sides must recognise that the Corporation as a whole can be performing well whilst its political coverage alienates Conservatives.
The perils and volatility that the Coronavirus – that ultimate leveller-down – brings with it suddenly endanger last year’s near-landslide winner.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
“How would you feel if we spent the money on local transport links in the Midlands and the north?’’ Gove asked Conservative MPs last year.
The Prime Minister’s failure to talk about the dependence of the NHS on the economy is bizarre.
Plus: investment increasing, Heseltine declining. Listen to Farage – especially if you disagree with him. And: Activate sounds like dermatological face cream.
Tim Montgomerie’s new project is big, bold, and imaginative. But how will a journal that doesn’t do news get cut-through? And will it really do so?
There is a handful of Ministers who unfortunately display two or three of these signs. They know who they are – and so does Theresa May.
The campaign against the paper is not so much about a headline last week, but about shifting the balance of media power to the left.