April 15th, 2014

Ben Brogan: Digital First

The “Digital First strategy” clearly hasn’t reached all parts of the Telegraph. With his slightly more technical assistant on holiday, new Associate Editor (Politics) Ben Brogan had a bit of a struggle writing yesterday’s morning briefing all by himself:

“Tim is off. I can’t find the right button thingy. I’ll try tomorrow.”

Did he fare any better this morning?

“Nope, sorry, can’t quite manage it. Digging out links and fighting with this software is taking ages. But nothing’s happening, believe me. @TimWig is still on holiday.”

If things get any worse we’ll all have to read the WaughRoomMemo…


  1. 1
    Mornington Crescent says:

    New technology baffles pissed old hack…

  2. 2
    My Dick says:

    Vote UKIP

  3. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    The Tories are out of touch – only Labour will tackle the cost of living crisis: my article today http://gu.com/p/3zdzy/tw

  4. 4
    Mark Menzies,Moderator says:

    I seem to remember Healey got inflation down to 10% in 1976 whilst under Thatcher it went up to 22%. Get it right.

  5. 5
    Oh dear says:

    It’s like watching your dad mess about with his first mobile phone. Put it down and go to the pub, I can’t be arsed reading daily mail lite anyway.

  6. 6
    Rip Van Winkel says:


  7. 7
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Digital first? Aren’t all Telegraph readers vicars, men in red corduroys and women in waxed jackets who think a table computer is made out of fudge?

  8. 8
    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    And labour managed to close more coal mines than Thatcher did.

    That is somehow forgotten about by labour for some strange reason.

  9. 9
    Labour is the nasty party. says:

    Why ?

  10. 10
    Vlad the G(r)8 says:

    Never mind some memo… RTFM!

  11. 11
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    That’s funny: So Tim didn’t tell him how to delete the nutters from the comment threads.

  12. 12
    Private Eye says:

    Pissed old hack baffled by new technology.

  13. 13
    ccc says:

    Is it true if Labour get in next time we will all be forced to have a state approved haircut?

    I really don’t want the Owen “Kloppa Castle” Jones or to look like an Oxford University PPE student

  14. 14
    Party pooper says:

    Lib-Dems. Why?

  15. 15
    Di Rear says:

    About time they started printing the Times & Telegraph on Andrex, at least it would serve a useful purpose.

  16. 16
    Googler says:

    Inflation was 16.5% in 1976
    The highest year of inflation under Fatcha was 18.0% in 1980 — when they were still clearing up Labour’s mess. It had started rising quickly in 1978 but for the year of 1983 it had already fallen to 4.6%

    1979-1997 Under Tories 13.4% –> 3.1%
    1997-2010 Under Labour 3.1% –> 4.6%
    2010-2012 Under Tories/Lib 4.6% –> 3.2% (2012 is last I have)

    Now, where’s that stat for unemployment having risen for every Labour government in history?

  17. 17
    Kipper says:

    Bollox. We have the wax-jackets. Telegraph is for too-old-to-change / with-the-Tories-for-the-association-summer-garden-parties brigade.

    Mine’s getting very tight round the belly these days. A good wax jacket lasts longer than a good figure.

  18. 18
    broderick crawford says:

    No . It will be the mandatory Kim Jong Un friar s tonsure …. not to be confused with the Motleyed Millistrand Mullet .

  19. 19
    broderick crawford says:

    I don ‘ t get the hang of this new technology at all .

    How do you start this fire whatsit ?

    And what the hell am I expected to do with this wheel thingummy. ?

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