Torygraph Troubles

The Torygraph is having some editorial difficulties. Guido awaits the inevitable call to consider the editor’s position. It mirrors the Tory party’s generational split, the aged Barclay brothers are sympathetic to fellow grandfather, David Davis. The younger staff writers are sympathetic to the young father (with another on the way), Cameron.

Stephen Glover in the Indy mentions the troubles the Torygraph has being so in-the-bed with the Conservative Party. Tory leader Michael Howard’s ex-spin doctor, Guy Black, handles corporate affairs for the Telegraph Group, but has taken to interfering in editorial affairs, according to Glover

Mr Black recently issued an instruction to editorial that Daily Telegraph columnists were not to make too much of the attack by Rebekah Wade on her husband. (Mr Black is a close friend of both parties.)

Which is odd, since they are both Labour supporters…




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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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