On Labour’s positive policies for journalism

On Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn announced 10 new Labour policies to change the media. Such policies weren’t particularly surprising to see from the Labour leader whose relationship with the press has been… testy since he was elected. It’s good to see, however, that the policies, which aim to shake up Britain’s broken mainstream media, are positive … Continue reading On Labour’s positive policies for journalism

BoJo’s Tea Party – The British Media is a right state

Fresh off the back of islamophobic comments made in his newspaper column, Boris Johnson captured the hearts of the UK’s journalists by offering them tea on his doorstep. The former Foreign Secretary dodged questions about his piece, for which he is now under disciplinary investigation. An ITV political correspondent seemed particularly enamoured with Johnson’s gesture, … Continue reading BoJo’s Tea Party – The British Media is a right state

“Tory Rebels” and “Labour Moderates”? Our terminology is all wrong.

The political discourse of our 'quality press' exists almost entirely within a fictional centre ground which makes it snooty, condescending, and all too often well off the mark. One of the myriad ways our esteemed political commentators show themselves up is with their wildly inaccurate terminology, particularly their use of the phrases 'Tory Rebels' and … Continue reading “Tory Rebels” and “Labour Moderates”? Our terminology is all wrong.

Labour Live: The commentators were wrong again

There’s nothing I love more than cynical journalists and commentators being proven wrong, and that’s exactly what happened with Labour Live. Labour Live, or ‘JezFest’, as it was dubbed by some, was a festival of music and politics held in North London which brought some 13,000 people together. 13,000 people came to a festival organised … Continue reading Labour Live: The commentators were wrong again