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Paul Dacre: Watch out, BBC. The political class may come for you next

29 October 2014 12:46

The below is an edited version of a speech given yesterday by Paul Dacre to the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, a charity for those who sell and distribute newspapers and magazines. Newspapers… Continue reading

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The Pulse: Could red wine solve the world’s problems? Probably not…

6 October 2014 12:35

The Pulse is the Spectator’s answer to media nonsense about health. Tom Chivers looks past the headlines and all the conflicting advice about health in the news to find out… Continue reading

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Tony Blair Promotes The Chinese Translation Of His Autobiography

Look where Tony Blair’s messianic fervour has left us

31 July 2014 19:13

While trawling down the Mail Online’s right-hand-side of the page porno strip, to consider analytically the latest photographs of Jessica Alba in a swimming costume, I came across a rather… Continue reading

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Author Robert Peston With Political Book 'Brown's Britain'

Pesto’s got it: the BBC is too right-wing, obviously

9 June 2014 9:35

At last, someone has put their finger on the problem, got right down to the real nub of the issue. In an interview, the BBC’s Economics Editor Robert Peston, in… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband Contacts The Owners Of The Mail Newspaper Titles

Finally, after 118 years, The Daily Mail masters irony

27 March 2014 16:10

The Daily Mail has been holding habitués of the corridors of power to account for so long, it has decided that it deserves a corridor of its own. The Editors… Continue reading

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Jerry Hayes relates the famous occasion when the editor of Punch tricked the Mail's Nigel Dempster into believing that Lord Rothermere (pictured) was on the phone.

The fake proprietor calls

20 March 2014 14:47

Westminster and Fleet Street are all a flutter about An Unexpected MP: Confessions of a Political Gossip, the memoirs of former Tory MP, Jerry Hayes. It’s a fun, naughty read.… Continue reading

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Beckett And Harman

Paedophiles are just one of the Left’s unacceptable bedfellows

26 February 2014 14:42

It’s curious that the story about the National Council for Civil Liberties and its links with the Paedophile Information Exchange is big news now, since it’s been common knowledge for… Continue reading

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Beckett And Harman

When is a scandal not a scandal?

24 February 2014 11:27

When it involves metropolitan left-wingers, says the Daily Mail. For a week, it has been exposing how Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt – or “Hat and Pat” as the London… Continue reading

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Who was surprised by the Mail’s immigration poll?

23 November 2013 12:23

Was any one actually surprised by the splash on immigration in yesterday’s Daily Mail? Its poll (of 1,027 people by Harris/Daily Mail) suggests that nearly two thirds of people think that… Continue reading

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Soham Trial Nears Conclusion

British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key

28 October 2013 21:23

In the past few days, my colleagues on the Guardian have been publishing stories of national and international significance – indeed, if truth be told, they have been publishing them… Continue reading

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, UK

The View from 22 — tomorrow’s news today

27 October 2013 15:59

The Daily Mail appear to be avid readers of The Spectator but we’re pleased that they now follow our weekly podcast, the View from 22, just as closely. It yesterday ran… Continue reading

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Lord Leveson Publishes His Eagerly Awaited Report Into Press Standards

The Leveson Test – separating the ‘Decent Left’ from ‘the Idiots’

22 October 2013 14:18

If the Leveson Inquiry does nothing else, then it has at least provided a useful guide to the British Left for those of us on the saliva-speckled wastelands of British… Continue reading

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A 1960s memo to Daily Mail journalists on how to behave

20 October 2013 12:16

A friend has exhumed instructions issued to Daily Mail journalists by their editor, Mike Randall, in the mid-1960s, about how to behave (below). The first three items read: ‘1. No member of Daily… Continue reading

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Medhi Hasan, BBC

A letter to the Editor of the New Statesman

17 October 2013 17:21

I have a letter in this week’s New Statesman. It is a response to an article in last week’s magazine by Mehdi Hasan. As NS Letters appear not to be published… Continue reading

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Witnesses Are Recalled To The Leveson Inquiry

Paul Dacre teaches the Guardian how to sell newspapers the old fashioned way

12 October 2013 9:59

An old journalist told me that there was a time when people used to know the names of national newspaper editors. It’s a mark of Fleet Street’s decline, he said,… Continue reading

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Medhi Hasan, BBC

Thanks Mehdi, for making me understand ‘ROTFLMAO’

7 October 2013 21:07

I had never really understood the acronym ROTFLMAO properly until I read about the wretched Mehdi Hasan and his hypocritical denunciation of the Daily Mail, after having applied with cringing… Continue reading

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Mehdi Hasan: Please, please, please can I work for the Daily Mail!

4 October 2013 17:51

Observe (above) one Mehdi Hasan in full flow on last night’s Question Time. Then look at the tweets below from the Mail’s Tim Shipman. Try not to cackle; it’s rude.… Continue reading

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The BBC is allowing Alastair Campbell to pose as a moral arbiter. Seriously.

Alastair Campbell, moral arbiter? Pull the other one.

4 October 2013 12:58

Has there been a more emetic sight than Alastair Campbell touring the radio and TV studios lecturing the world on moral probity? I can’t think of one, offhand. The BBC,… Continue reading

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The Miliband-Mail story was leading the 11am BBC News Channel bulletins.

Vultures are circling Britain’s free press. Again.

4 October 2013 11:54

My first job in journalism was with the Glasgow Herald, which then had a bar built in to the complex. I was taken under the wing of the legendary James… Continue reading

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Witnesses Are Recalled To The Leveson Inquiry

The Daily Mail is disreputable, twisted, tendentious and malignant. Thank heavens for that

4 October 2013 10:18

For the want of a question mark, the empire was defeated. Something like that anyway. Changing The Man Who Hated Britain to A Man Who Hated Britain? would have saved the Daily Mail… Continue reading

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The Labour Party Annual Conference

Miliband vs Mail reveals Labour leader’s belief about the role of politicians

4 October 2013 9:24

It’s hardly a surprise that Ed Miliband has called for another inquiry following the row about the Daily Mail’s treatment of his father. The Labour leader is always calling for… Continue reading

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Geordie Greig has gone into damage limitation mode after Ed Miliband revealed that a Mail on Sunday hacked had gatecrashed a Miliband family memorial service. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Geordie Greig was in Manchester during Miliband memorial

3 October 2013 13:54

Just as the Miliband/Mail row was dying down, along comes the next tranche of fury — and more justified this time. Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig has gone into… Continue reading

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Are the crimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao et al of less weight than those of the fascists?

Why are Marxists and Soviet apologists regarded as harmless jokers?

2 October 2013 17:52

I rather like Ed Miliband, and for what it’s worth I don’t think he has inherited much, if any, of his father’s rancid political views. Nevertheless the fact that Ed Miliband has… Continue reading

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Why didn’t the Daily Mail stick to the ‘red angle’ when it came to Ralph Miliband?

2 October 2013 14:02

For those of us of a certain age, Ed Miliband’s speech last week was exhilaratingly nostalgic. His promise to freeze energy prices reminded us of happy times when Labour policies… Continue reading

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Despite Ed Miliband's protestations, Ralph Miliband was a Marxist when Marxism was threatening our way of life.

Sorry, Ed Miliband, your dad hated Britain

1 October 2013 11:41

It doesn’t matter how much Ed Miliband’s lip quivers, his dad was, as The Daily Mail suggested, a far left wing intellectual whose gratitude to the country which took him… Continue reading

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