The BBC announced today that the Guardian’s Nick Watts would be joining as Newsnight’s new political editor. It looks like The Sun didn’t quite win it.
Tom Newton Dunn, the Sun’s political editor, looks set to become Newsnight’s new political editor if the betting is anything to go by. But the BBC would be accused of another lurch to the right if he’s the replacement for Allegra Stratton.
Hypocrite Tory leads the charge to demonise claimants But ignores questions about his own family’s claims Pocketed £6,000 expenses to heat stable on estate Stand-in Newsnight anchor Victoria Derbyshire turned the tables on a Tory MP behind the demonisation of welfare claimants — by asking him about his own family’s struggles while on benefits. Nadhim Zahawi — now […]
The row over Tory cronies in taxpayer-backed positions look set to intensify after it emerges the boss of the government’s coding education initiative cannot code — or even give a decent explanation of what is involved. Figures behind the scheme include Michael Gove, who is at the centre of the furore over Conservative placemen in Whitehall […]
Hypocrite Nick Clegg has accused Jeremy Paxman of “sneering” at politics — having run scared of an interview with the Newsnight anchor for his entire term as Deputy Prime Minister. The last televised exchange between the pair took place before the general election on 13 April 2010 — 28 days before he entered government. He told listeners to […]
Having presented the rest of the show in a suit, the last segment of Newsnight saw an abrupt wardrobe change for Gavin Esler — in order to take the mickey out of the government’s advice on using jumpers to combat soaring energy prices. With his impeccable environmental credentials, perhaps Newsnight’s editor — former Guardian man Ian Katz […]
If you, like many people, caught the very end of Newsnight upon returning from the pub last night…you may have wondered if you’d had a bit too much to drink. The show closed with the Emily Maitlis giving a grilling to the BBC’s latest star signing…Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. Seriously, watch. Makes a change from […]
As a cabinet minister, Newsnight’s debate on cuts yesterday is probably not the best moment to start laughing at your own jokes. That smugness will be the undoing of Gove.