Posts Tagged “nicholas jones”

Book review: Campaign 2010 by Nicholas Jones

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2010

Anyone who has read Nicholas Jones’s previous books – especially Soundbites and Spin Doctors (1995) and Sultans of Spin (1999) – will look forward to a new tome from the BBC’s former political correspondent, who has proved himself to be an acute observer of the Westminster scene, and a fearless revealer of politicians’ trade secrets. […]

100 days of the Coalition: how the news media has turned out to be the biggest, sorest loser of them all

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2010

One hundred days. How the media loves a yardstick. We have US President FD Roosevelt to thank for the obsession with the first 15 weeks of a new government’s activity: in a race against time to save the US economy from its Depression slump, he signed into law over a dozen recovery programmes. Some worked, […]