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Dropping the pilot

The broadcast media no longer see it as their duty to provide society with moral guidance. But as this book shows, many people miss the presence of a "pilot." Perhaps Mary Whitehouse had a point after all
John Lloyd  

An intellectual in power

Intensive study has made Gordon Brown into one of the best-read politicians of recent times. But what is his intellectual formation and style? And how will they inform his premiership?
John Lloyd  

Fry’s challenge

Michael Fry's conversion to Scottish independence is the greatest challenge to unionism I have seen in a long time
John Lloyd  

Lies, spin and deceit

Tony Blair is charged with lying and deceiving the public with "spin." But spin is just the reaction of politics to a more aggressive media. And on Iraq, it is Blair's judgement, not his integrity, that is at stake
John Lloyd  

Left out

The centre-left is in retreat across most of Europe—third way modernisers have lost
John Lloyd  

Blair’s slaggy prolespeak

Piers Morgan, former editor of the main popular paper of the left, regards politics and life as showbiz. And the politicians let him get away with it
John Lloyd  

Cultures of contempt

The claim that the accusatory, contemptuous culture of the modern media is undermining politics is itself now being dismissed. Can the downward spiral of media abuse and political evasion be reversed? Do we need a new journalism?
John Lloyd  

Martin Bell

By proposing a "journalism of attachment," Bell led lesser reporters down a false trail.
John Lloyd  

Now it’s personal

My worries about the mendacity and prejudice of British media culture have now been reinforced by painful experience
John Lloyd