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Guardian editorship: Staff ballot revealed

13 February 2015 14:45

The names for the Guardian‘s staff ballot are in, and judging by the shortlist the publication could be close to following in the footsteps of the Economist by appointing its first female editor. Of… Continue reading

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In this photo illustration a man reads a copy of The Guardian newspaper on September 12, 2005 in London, England.

Why I may bail out the Guardian

11 February 2015 13:48

Here’s a preview of Rod Liddle’s column from this week’s Spectator, on the financial plight of The Guardian… One of the highlights of my week comes on a Saturday morning,… Continue reading

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Kingmaker? Perhaps not

Alan Rusbridger insists he will have no say on his successor at the Guardian

6 February 2015 13:15

The FT’s Lucy Kellaway likened the sycophantic Twitter response from Guardian journalists to Alan Rusbridger’s resignation as their editor to the plot of Shakespeare’s King Lear. ‘I couldn’t help thinking of… Continue reading

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War of words: Alan Rusbridger vs Max Hastings

5 February 2015 9:02

To the fifth anniversary of Big Brother Watch, where Mr S joined David Davis and Alan Rusbridger in an apartment opposite Thames House to raise a glass to the campaign group’s victories… Continue reading

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Should the Guardian apologise to David Cameron over orgasm blunder?

26 January 2015 13:19

Readers of the Guardian had cause to splutter into their tea this morning after one bright spark seemingly put the wrong photo on an article advising a reader who has difficulty… Continue reading

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The Economist beats the Guardian to appoint its first female editor

22 January 2015 18:19

With the Guardian still to name their new editor-in-chief, the Economist has thrown down the gauntlet by appointing their first female editor. Zanny Minton Beddoes will succeed John Micklethwait to be the magazine’s next editor, making her… Continue reading

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Guardian hosts champagne tasting for champagne socialists

7 January 2015 16:14

As Mr S revealed yesterday, The Guardian has vetoed brown sauce for their palatable readers, confining it to be fit only for lowly members of the establishment. Champagne, on the other… Continue reading

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What on earth qualifies Alan Rusbridger to run an Oxford college?

17 December 2014 18:06

When Alan Rusbridger announced his departure from The Guardian, two questions presented themselves. The first was: who will succeed him? And the second — admittedly far less interesting — was:… Continue reading

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Zambian-born journalist Alan Rusbridger, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, arrives at the High Court in central London on January 17, 2012

Where were you when Rusbridger quit?

10 December 2014 16:27

Alan Rusbridger’s announcement that he will stand down in summer 2015 as Guardian editor after 20 years has fired the starting gun on one very long succession battle. Current online boss Janine… Continue reading

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Will Guardian readers hold their noses and vote Tory?

1 October 2014 21:48

Well! Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian was impressed by David Cameron’s conference speech and no mistake. The campaign for 2015 has begun. On Wednesday, in what may well have been… Continue reading

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Has turned into a hermit with Noel Edmonds' hair: Julian Assange (right). Images: Getty

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut. But if America comes for him we should take his side

19 August 2014 17:33

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in this week’s Spectator, out on Thursday Poor Julian Assange. Call me a contrarian but I’m genuinely starting to feel sorry for… Continue reading

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Now that Richard Dawkins is attacking Muslims and feminists, the atheist Left suddenly discover he’s a bigot

30 July 2014 14:36

‘Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you?’ asks Eleanor Robertson in the Guardian today. Ms Robertson is a ‘feminist and writer living in Sydney’. She follows to the letter… Continue reading

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The Tories have little to fear from this latest luvvie attack on its policies

15 July 2014 18:19

Zero-hours contracts: refuse to work with one, and you might lose your benefits. To the Left, it’s preeminent proof of the Coalition’s malevolence, a brightly blazoned slave contract clutched in… Continue reading

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The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The Newstands

The War on Rupert Murdoch is the Real Story of the Hacking Saga.

27 June 2014 0:21

The hacking scandal was about many things but the way in which it has played-out and, crucially, been reported reminds us that it has chiefly been about power. Not just… Continue reading

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Is Richard Scudamore allowed private opinions? Apparently not.

21 May 2014 14:19

There is, you know, quite a bit to be said for having a personal email account for getting stuff off your chest, such as comparing a former girlfriend to a… Continue reading

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No, Sajid Javid isn’t a luvvie. That’s why he’ll be a great Culture Secretary

14 April 2014 19:58

I am taken to task by the Guardian’s Media Monkey for celebrating Sajid Javid’s elevation (as per the poster above) a little too much – and not caring very much that the… Continue reading

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Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web. What comes next?

12 March 2014 12:42

On this day in 1989, the World Wide Web was born. Tim Berners-Lee, a contractor at CERN, published a paper called ‘Information Management: A Proposal‘. Although it’s tricky to pin… Continue reading

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Simon Hoggart was one of the finest and funniest writers in Britain.

RIP: Simon Hoggart. The finest and funniest sketch writer to date

7 January 2014 11:54

Terribly saddened to hear of the death of Simon Hoggart, a lovely writer and to my mind the finest and funniest purveyor of the House of Commons sketch that we… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger arriving for his select committee hearing. Photo: Getty Images.

Who is more powerful: a backbench MP or Alan Rusbridger?

4 December 2013 16:54

Well Alan Rusbridger has certainly received a glowing review from his own newspaper for his appearance in Parliament yesterday. In a moving paen, Roy Greenslade today describes how his boss ‘was… 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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Roma Couple Due In court On Charges Of Abducting Four-Year-Old Girl

Blonde children and Roma: when the two great hysterias of our age clash

23 October 2013 15:57

The media seem to be in a pickle over the removal of a blonde girl from a Roma family in Dublin, which followed the arrest of a couple in Athens… Continue reading

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Press Freedom: The state goes for everyone (and you have no right to be surprised)

17 October 2013 11:26

Britain’s journalists ought to be asking themselves an unfamiliar question: what is the point of my life? If they have any knowledge of history, they ought to know that they… 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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Have Edward Snowden and the Guardian started a ‘debate’?

11 October 2013 16:23

The Snowden files continue to dominate the news today. Vince Cable has said that the Guardian newspaper had provided a ‘considerable public service’ by publishing Edward Snowden’s leaked material. This… Continue reading

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Edward Snowden and the Guardian have started a debate…in the Kremlin and Beijing

11 October 2013 15:14

I was on the Daily Politics earlier, discussing the Guardian / Snowden leaks and debating against a representative from the campaign group ‘Liberty’. The ‘Liberty’ representative kept saying what a… Continue reading

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