Articles tagged Media:

Starting in January: My New Weekly Column in the EDP & EADT

  • 2 Dec 2018

As many of you know, I’m an East Anglian boy at heart. I was born in Cambridge and spent the first 18 years of my life being brought up in a little village in the Essex/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border called Ashdon, near Saffron Walden. I then spent six years in Norwich, firs...

When it Comes to Injunctons, Sunlight is the Best Form of Disinfectant

  • 25 Oct 2018

The rumour mills have been busy over the last two days, ever since the Telegraph were forced by an injunction to abandon printing their story alleging sexual harassment, racist remarks and bullying against a prominent businessman. Instead they printed the allegations on their ...

'Politics Live' - The New Kid on the Political Media Block

  • 14 Sep 2018

News junkies are conservative beasts. Whether it’s radio presenters moving to a different slot (!) or political TV shows being axed and then reincarnated, listeners and viewers tend to be very suspicious of change. They jump to conclusions before the first show has even been t...

I've Reason to Know What a Good & Thorough Journalist Michael Wolff Is

  • 6 Jan 2018

Now, dear reader, bear with. This blogpost is really about Michael Wolff, but it takes a little time before we get to him… Back in June 2004, when I was Conservative candidate in North Norfolk I remember telling my good friend Keith Simpson, MP for the neighbouring constituen...

My Top 200 Tweeters of 2017

  • 17 Dec 2017

Each new year I compile a list of people whose tweets I have most enjoyed during the previous 12 months. I follow about 2600 people on Twitter, which is far too many to be honest, but I whenever I try to cull the number I end up giving up because it’s so difficult. Anyway, th...

Political Interviewing: It Shouldn't Be About Confrontation & Newslines - We're Shortchanging the Public

  • 10 Dec 2017

This is an article I wrote for the Saturday edition of the ‘i’ newspaper on Saturday. It was published HERE. ‘It’s all about you, isn’t it?’ wrote the rather angry listener who texted my LBC radio show. ‘How dare you question the Prime Minister like that!’ How dare I, indeed....

Why Jacqui Smith and I Are Saying Good Bye to the Sky News Paper Review

  • 22 Mar 2017

h/t to @Liarpoliticians for the video clip. Last night on Sky News Jacqui Smith and I announced we were doing our last paper review. (CLIP above). Several of you have been in touch with both of us to ask why. I started doing paper reviews on Sky around 17 years ago. Jacqui...

Me & Jacqui Smith: Separated at Birth

  • 24 Apr 2015

I woke up at 3am this morning. I just couldn’t sleep properly for some reason. Now I know why. I switched on my phone to find a Google Alert. It linked to an article on MailOnline by Richard Littlejohn. Can’t be good, I thought. I wasn’t far wrong. I clicked on it and a pic o...

Winning 'Blog of the Year' at the London Press Club Awards

  • 14 Apr 2015

When I got an email from the London Press Club to say that I had been shortlisted in their annual awards I got very excited. I knew Nick Ferrari had won Broadcaster of the Year last year at the same awards, so I thought, wow, that’s quite an accolade. However, I hadn’t been s...

EXCLUSIVE: Bruno Waterfield to Leave the Telegraph

  • 21 Feb 2015

Yesterday we learned that top investigative reporter Holly Watts is to leave the Telegraph for The Guardian. Another day, another journalist departs Telegraph Towers. I can exclusively reveal that highly respected Brussels Editor Bruno Waterfield is the next one to leave. He...