Over the coming days and weeks there will rightly be a huge number of tributes to Steve Hewlett, the presenter of Radio 4’s Media Show, who has died from cancer aged just 58. I have one memory of him that probably tells you an awful lot about the kind of man he was. A few […]
President Donald Trump has proudly declared that he is in “a running war with the media,” and there is growing evidence to show that he is putting his words into action. From the campaign trail to the Oval Office President Trump has delighted in attacking, criticising and denigrating journalists who do their jobs by turning […]
Those not paying very, very close attention, may mistakenly have thought that the Leveson Inquiry was done and dusted, the subsequent row about regulation of the press over. Not only is that far from the case, but we now have reached a critical juncture. A seemingly innocuous clause in nearly four year old legislation hangs […]
Labour commentator Emma Burnell joins Charlotte to discuss a report from the think tank the Fabians, which drew some pretty damning conclusions about the future of the Labour party, and looks ahead to the by-election in Copeland. What does 2017 hold for Jeremy Corbyn and his party?
Ian Dunt, editor of Politics.co.uk and author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?, joins Charlotte to discuss the fascinating Brexit case in the Supreme Court that was brought by the businesswoman Gina Miller, and what strategy the Government might pursue now.
“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” That line from Otto von Bismark has been repeated to the point of cliché, but it rarely hast it felt more relevant than in the past few months – and the last few days in particular. Von Bismark lived in the 19th […]
The heated U.S. election campaign that saw Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States raised many issues. A critically important one was the growing proliferation of fake news online. Both sides shared increasingly bizarre, heavily partisan, fake news stories during the fraught campaign. They fueled conspiracy theories on a variety of baseless issues . […]
After the shock result yesterday John Lewis have released their joyous Christmas advert just at the right moment. Starring the gorgeous Buster the boxer and a very sweet little girl it looks set to be a recorder breaker. Campaign reports: “John Lewis has also created a series of merchandise around the film, including stuffed toys of Buster, […]
Comedian Stephen Colbert used to play a cranky right-wing talk show host. The kind of cranky right-wing talk show host that may well supported Donald J. Trump for President. As host of The Late Show, playing nobody but himself, he has had to adjust. Last night he hosted an election night special. By the end, […]
Megyn Kelly has played an unexpected role in 2016 US presidential campaign. At the first Republication debate she asked then candidate for the nomination Donald Tump about his attitude towards women. The point, of course, was to ask the potential GOP nominees the toughest question they could face during the campaign. However, Trump did not […]