Harold Evans and Media Reform

On 22 October I went to hear the Lord Communications Committee take evidence on media plurality from Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Times and Sunday Times. He was followed by representatives from the Media Reform Coalition and the internet campaigning...

The Big Meeting

Last Saturday saw the 128th Miners’ Gala in Durham (called locally ‘The Big Meeting’). It got the national headlines because Labour leader Ed Miliband attended, the first leader to do so for 23 years. (Neil Kinnock was the last.)I’ve not much to say about EM’s speech...

Wapping remembered and 25 years on

On 24 January 1986 Rupert Murdoch’s News International group moved production of their four newspapers (Times, Sunday Times, Sun and the News of the World) to Wapping in east London’s Docklands. Some 5,500 production and clerical workers were sacked overnight in what...