Browsing All posts tagged under »Alistair Campbell«

The Secret Revolution: Tory plans for the NHS

January 23, 2011


I tuned in to Thursday njght’s Question Time for additional reasons to usual last week, with Burnley FC defender and Professional Footballer’s Association chairman Clarke Carlisle amongst the panellists. Carlisle’s performance was assured if unremarkable on the show, where most heated debate amongst audience and panellists was over the Con-Dem government’s recently announced NHS reforms. […]

Phone-hacking scandal rumbles on

September 8, 2010


The Andy Coulson phone-hacking scandal just refuses to go away. The prime minister’s director of communications had hoped to pour water on the story by agreeing to meet police over allegations that he was aware of phone-tapping during his time as editor of the News of the World. Yet the story refuses to go away, […]

Time for a re-think on immigration?

September 10, 2009


A couple of interesting slants on the immigration issue caught my eye this week. Mark Steel raises some excellent points, not least in noting that the conservative press are noticeably quiet about British people residing abroad and reminiscient of Alistair Campbell in his pomp when it comes to reporting only the facts that will back-up […]

The Dark Side of Journalism

July 10, 2009


It comes as a shock to nobody that the News of the World is in hot water over an alleged phone hacking operation. Such activities on behalf of the paper were exposed more than two years ago when editor Andy Coulson was forced to resign after the paper’s royal editor Clive Goodman was sent to […]