TalkTV Poaches Isabel Oakeshott from GB News

Murdoch’s fledging news channel TalkTV have announced Isabel Oakeshott will be joining the launch lineup as International Editor, returning to the News UK fold alongside Tom Newton Dunn for the April 25th airdate. Oakeshott only joined GB News back in September, now she’s already jumped ship…

Announcing the move today, Oakeshott said:

“I’m delighted to be returning to News UK, which is both a bastion of free speech and home to a wealth of world-class journalistic talent. I’m excited to be joining Tom’s show as a regular commentator, as it seeks to redefine broadcast news and current affairs for contemporary audiences. And in my new role as International Editor, I look forward to reporting on the ground, on the biggest global news stories across the globe.”

Only 17 days to go…

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Isabel Oakeshott Joining GB News

Isabel Oakeshott is joining GB News to host a new weekly political programme on Fridays, the channel announced today. The Friday edition of The Briefing: PM is the fourth new show arriving as part of the upcoming relaunch, alongside others from Tom Harwood, Gloria De Piero, and Darren McCaffrey. The relaunch is set for later this month. A packed lineup now, though there’s still one notable absence at the top…

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  • RISHI REACTION Will today’s budget measures kick start the economy?
  • BUSINESS BOOST How can Britain’s beleaguered businesses bounce back?
  • 20 TAXES TO AXE  Should our tax system be radically overhauled?

Joining host MARK LITTLEWOOD will be former leader of the Liberal Democrats SIR VINCE CABLE; Commentator and journalist ISABEL OAKESHOTT; EMMA JONES CBE, the founder of Enterprise Nation; political journalist BENEDICT SPENCE and, from the University of Buckingham PROFESSOR PHILIP BOOTH.

Join us for 60 minutes of jam-packed discussion and debate.

LIVE – TONIGHT at 6PM – here or on YouTube.

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Has the Chancellor hit the back of the net?  Or are his attempts to revitalise the UK economy wide of the mark?

Join our LIVE WITH LITTLEWOOD cast this evening for a free-rolling debate on Rishi Sunak’s fiscal statement…from stamp duty to self-insulation.

Joining host Mark Littlewood will be journalist and commentator Isabel Oakeshott, the Academy of Ideas’ Claire Fox and renowned economist Andrew Lilico.

They’ll be joined by the Director of Big Brother Watch Silkie CarloMatthew Lesh, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, Duncan Simpson, Research Director at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, author and writer Jamie Whyte and the IEA’s Kristian Niemietz.

Along the way they’ll be discussing cancel culture, the West’s post-pandemic relationship with China and much, much more.

Be sure to join the debate – LIVE at 6 pm – here or on YouTube.

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  • Is the government’s “moderate” approach to easing the lockdown right?
  • Is America’s immune system failing? Are the riots playing out across the US a mass outburst of lockdown rage?
  • What impact will Covid-19 have on globalisation and immigration?
  • And is the lockdown lulling us into a dystopian lifestyle?

Join host Mark Littlewood and a stellar cast of journalists, commentators and think tankers – including Isabel Oakeshott, Freddy Gray of the Spectator USA, the Telegraph’s Madeline Grant and Peter Whittle of the New Culture Forum – as they discuss all this and more.

Also joining LIVE WITH LITTLEWOOD will be Sam Bowman of the International Center for Law and Economics, author and comedian Dominic Frisby, the Cato Institute’s Johan Norberg – plus the IEA’s Emma Revell and Christopher Snowdon.

JOIN IN THE DEBATE LIVE at 6pm – here or on YouTube.

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Sexist Smearing of Oakeshott Costs Guardian Five-Figure Sum

Remember that outrageously sexist piece that defamed Isabel Oakeshott in The Guardian? Guido covered it in some detail here. Isabel hired the “rottweiler of the right” hardball lawyer Donal Blaney to secure the removal of the comments and an apology by 4pm today. Wisely The Guardian caved in before the deadline.

This has now appeared under the article:

“This satirical sketch originally included a comment – fictitious, of course – which could have been interpreted as being of a sexual and vulgar nature about Isabel Oakeshott. Although this was not our intention, we acknowledge the potential for distress and misinterpretation and we apologise to her for any distress this has caused.”

A further clarification/correction will appear in the print edition tomorrow and will go up elsewhere on the appropriate page on The Guardian website. It will be tweeted out by The Guardian about now too. In simple terms, however, it is game, set and match. The Guardian has agreed to pay a five-figure damages and costs settlement and to apologise for the sordid things it wrote about Isabel. Let’s not forget how John Crace at first tried to spin the trashy, sexist smearing of Oakeshott as somehow an allusion to the “tooth fairy”. Brexit has driven people mad…

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