The most iconic newspaper front page in a generation?

What makes a great newspaper front page iconic? It’s a word which is used far too often, a bit like legend, or, if you happen to watch Channel 5 a bit, ‘celebrity.’ To be truly iconic, a newspaper front page has to be special. It has to capture a mood and remind people of thatContinue reading “The most iconic newspaper front page in a generation?”

Two pictures, two days, one reason why many MPs should feel ashamed this week

The picture of the chamber  at the top includes just a sprinkling of MPs, mainly from the North West. The bottom picture shows a packed chamber, crammed to the rafters for a weekly event which – rightly or wrongly – is seen as the highpoint of the political week. Why, in my opinion, should thoseContinue reading “Two pictures, two days, one reason why many MPs should feel ashamed this week”

The Hillsborough Files: Why tonight’s debate is simply about the Government following the law

A million words have been written ahead of tonight’s House of Commons debate about the release of documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989. Prime minister David Cameron, and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, have both pledged the full release of the documents held by governmentContinue reading “The Hillsborough Files: Why tonight’s debate is simply about the Government following the law”

The Hillsborough Files: Don’t be fooled by a Government fudge

The Government tonight announced that it wouldn’t block the release of documents it holds relating to the Hillsborough disaster. As reported widely, the Information Commissioner had ruled the Cabinet Office should release the documents to the BBC following an FOI request which dates back to 2009. The Government’s new position is being portrayed by someContinue reading “The Hillsborough Files: Don’t be fooled by a Government fudge”