Saturday, 4 February 2017

Auntie Lowers Her Standards

Every time that I go to London, I marvel at the once-mighty Evening Standard.

It is now given away for free, and it has become little more than a Foxtons catalogue with a crossword.

But it can still have its moments.

It aggressively supported the race-baiting Mayoral campaign of a forgotten political dilettante called Zac Goldsmith.

Astonishingly, however, the then Editor of that fading freesheet has just been named as the new Editor of the Today programme.

That is politically the single most influential programme in Britain, and possibly in the world.

Uniquely, Today can get anyone, even the Prime Minister, whenever it likes. And it does.

But for how much longer, one wonders?

1 comment:

  1. But who'll take over at the Standard?