HuffPo Hires Former BBC Hack As UK Political Editor

Chris Wimpress, a former BBC Radio 4 hack who has reported for the Westminster Hour and edited the Week in Westminster is Arianna’s choice for HuffPO UK. He has some blogging experience, though it is fair to say his Chris Wimpress blog didn’t exactly set the political world on fire or get many readers. He recently self-published an e-book, Joe is Online, a first person thriller which progressed the narrative using email, internet chats and blogging. He, like Iain Dale, is looking for unpaid bloggers ahead of the July launch…

UPDATE: Understand PoliticsHome’s Deputy News Editor, Dina Rickman, has jumped ship to HuffPo as well.

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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”


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