Paul Dacre

Why I will miss Paul Dacre

16 June 2018 10:00

I really will miss Paul Dacre when he steps down as editor of the Daily Mail. There have been times, I…

Paul Dacre’s diary: the Daily Mail will commit editorial suicide if it turns against Brexit

13 June 2018 15:00

Awake to the Today programme and ordure being dumped on me by Polly Toynbee while the Mail’s legendary Dame Ann…

In praise of Paul Dacre

7 June 2018 13:27

Eamon de Valera used to say that if he wanted to know the true feelings of the people of Ireland…

Is Theresa May the Daily Mail’s Manchurian candidate?

12 July 2016 9:51

News of Theresa May’s coronation as the next Prime Minister is – as you’d expect – emblazoned on the front…

Was ‘the deadly Mail’ right after all on Iraq, Michael Gove?

6 July 2016 13:29

Last week the Daily Mail endorsed Theresa May as the next Tory leader. The declaration took many by surprise as not…

Sarah Vine takes a break from the Daily Mail

6 July 2016 8:54

The past week has proved to be a busy time for the Gove household. After Sarah Vine declared in her Daily Mail…

Paul Dacre: The free press is the last genuinely free aspect of modern Britain

24 April 2015 13:15

Northcliffe House was host to a Fleet Street reunion last night, for the launch of Mail executive Robin Esser’s memoir…

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…

Stonegate fare-dodger: it wasn’t Paul Dacre

2 August 2014 19:02

The mystery is over. A man named Jonathan Burrows has been exposed as the Stonegate fare-dodger. Our own Charles Moore…

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…

Mysterious movements at the Daily Mail

18 November 2013 15:16

When Mr S revealed a few weeks ago that long-time Mail columnist Richard Kay had been booted ‘up’ to a…

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…

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…

Burning bridges

18 January 2010 19:26

A noteworthy point from Tim Montgomerie in ConservativeHome’s latest general election briefing*: “The Daily Mail continues to blast Labour for…