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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Peter Wilby and Elinor Goodman The Statesman has reinvented itself almost to the level of rediscovering its must-read days. Clearly, Wilby has done an excellent job, and following his resignation, we can only hope that Kampfner can continue his success.

The news that Elinor Goodman is leaving Channel 4 News, which somehow I’ve forgetten to comment on, is also a big disappointment. She’s been with Channel 4 for longer than I’ve been alive, and is one of the best and most under-celebrated Political Editors I can call to mind. Hers will be big shoes to fill.

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