Leveson report

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…

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Lord, actually

19 September 2013 17:58

Lord Ashcroft’s Lunch Offensive continues, mercilessly. When he’s not entertaining Tom Watson and other animals, the former Tory donor can…


Culture wars

30 May 2013 15:46

Shadow arts minister Dan Jarvis set chins wagging today by suggesting that ‘well-placed sources in Whitehall’ had told him that…

Lord Leveson Publishes His Eagerly Awaited Report Into Press Standards

The Regulated?

25 April 2013 13:58

With plummeting sales and the damage caused by the Johann Hari scandal, Chris Blackhurst had his work cut out when he took over…

Maria Miller

Maria Miller tells the luvvies to take their easels off her lawn

24 April 2013 12:40

Something had to give for Culture Secretary Maria Miller. She’s not had an easy time since the Leveson report and…


Which Tories will be Hacked Off’s useful idiots?

17 March 2013 12:55

Reading the Hacked Off memo on how to lobby Tory MPs is to be inducted into a wholly cynical world…

Might the battle between Hugh Grant and the press be rejoined? David Cameron fears it will.

Lord Justice Leveson and the baby killers

12 December 2012 11:13

I have worried about Hugh Grant’s understanding of power ever since he started bringing up baby. I first saw him…

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Who speaks for the British press?

4 December 2012 17:57

At the end of the editors’ meeting in 10 Downing St today, there was an awkward moment when someone asked…

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‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’

29 November 2012 19:55

Given that David Cameron, rightly, seems to believe Lord Leveson’s recommendations are a crock of shit, what was the point…

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Leveson report: Prising politicians away from the press

29 November 2012 17:10

It shouldn’t come as a shock that Lord Justice Leveson thinks the relationship between politicians and the press is ‘too…

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Leveson press conference sketch: the supreme authority of the Lord

29 November 2012 16:25

The conference platform was surrounded by screens tinted a deep and easeful blue. At just after 1.30 pm, Lord Leveson…

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Leveson report: Cameron’s defining moment

29 November 2012 15:39

I do believe that David Cameron has just pledged to  protect press freedom – and, in effect, reject the most…

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Leveson report: what the judge said about Jeremy Hunt

29 November 2012 14:59

Jeremy Hunt was one of the most controversial figures caught up in the Leveson Inquiry, with Labour calling for the…