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Principal, LMH Oxford. Ex-editor, Guardian. Chair, Reuters Institute. Board, CPJ; Author, Play it Again; Breaking News. acrusbridger (at) https://t.co/N8GNSmiLuw.

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Paul Dacre to run @Ofcom Ofcom, Charles Moore to run the BBC. Because Boris wants them. No process. No joke. This is what an oligarchy looks like

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In an age of information chaos it is worth honouring Harry Evans’s reverence for journalism built on facts. My tribute for the Guardian

"We're all fucked. I'm fucked. You're fucked. ... We're all completely fucked" Remembering the wise words of Sir Richard Mottram, former permanent secretary at the Department for the Environment, 2002.

well, we can argue about that some other time, Stephen. But how about a little bit of process?

@_paullay  @edanderson101I  @Ofcomnteresting  you go straight to imagined culture wars. But my point was about process. The HoL thought deeply about how the BBC chair should be appointed (not to mention OfCom). And it’s not like this.

@DanielJHannan  To a properly convened and independent appointment panel following due process. As recommended by Moore’s colleagues in the House of Lords

‘Donald J. Trump paid $750 in income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. Bombshell @nytimes ⁩ probe

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The prime minister, verbatim, trying to answer a question from Keir Starmer this week. Quoted by Matthew Parris in the Times this morning.

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If true, this is shocking. It wasn’t a ‘missed email’ that led to UK missing out on vital supplies. UK had 8 EU meetings to discuss Covid-19 and still didn’t take part

We didn’t win two world wars to become a nasty, arrogant, bigoted, isolationist country that forgot the lessons of history as well as the cost of winning and sustaining peace

Eton spotted it in 1982: ‘I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.’

“£30k to have a meal with Gavin Williamson.” What a dark ethical quagmire British politics is becoming

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At times like this you can't improve on the wise words of the former permanent secretary of the MoD

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"Tory grandee” used to mean distinguished former MP or Peer, or backwoodsman. Now it means major donor or billionaire telling the government what to do.

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