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I was back at The Guardian this week to take part in the latest Politics Weekly podcast. As the blurb says: Joining Tom Clark this week: the Guardian’s data journalist and polling expert James Ball, our political correspondent Juliette Jowit and Lib Dem Voice editor Mark Pack. We also hear from Peter Kellner, the president [...]
Oh dear. This is what happens when you break an embargo.
Spotted today at the foot of a story about how suicides peak in May...
You ever heard me criticise the paper? You must be mistaken. It’s an unimpeachable source of political wisdom. PS This from Michael White in The Guardian yesterday: Lib Dem MP in Haringey, Lynne Featherstone, is popular.
An update to my earlier post – I’ve now had this from the Readers’ Editor team: Thank you, Mark. We’ve corrected that quote in the online article now and we’ll also be publishing a correction in the paper.
Dear Readers’ Editor, A couple of factual errors seem to have slipped into Polly Toynbee’s article yesterday. She writes of: The reality of welfare cuts the Institute for Fiscal Studies calls “without historical and international precedent” However, when The Guardian previously reported that quote from the IFS it was different into two key respects. First, it [...]
Overall I’m not a huge fan of the vast reams of political analysis churned out in the British media, because far too often it tells you plenty about who the writer would vote for in an election today and not very much else. Discovering journalist X is very keen on party Y and really doesn’t like party [...]
Following yesterday’s Thornsby and Ashdown on Lords reform, here is another couple of bites for today. First Charles Kennedy: For 100 years progressives in British politics have tried to bring democracy to one of the most important but arcane institutions in our country – the House of Lords. And for 100 years, the establishment has [...]
A nimble two-step from The Guardian: 1. Polly Toynbee sends tweet encouraging all and sundry to take part in an open-access online poll being run by the BMJ. 2. The Guardian reports result of said BMJ poll. Then only thing missing, alas, is: 3. The Guardian then realises that reporting a voodoo poll which its [...]
VIDEO: Paddy Ashdown, Shirley Williams and Julian Glover on the Liberal Democrats, recession and The Guardian
You can now watch again in full one of the best fringe meetings from the party conference, which saw Paddy Ashdown, Shirley Williams and the then Guardian editorial writer Julian Glover launch a new history of the party and its predecessors, Peace, Reform and Liberation.* Julian Glover gave a very funny speech about his newspaper’s [...]