Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Evening Standard go through the looking glass

First the Evening Standard say sorry...
Then they employ a cuddly bear...
And then Andrew Gilligan writes a half-decent article.
We're through the looking glass here London.

10 comments:

CH Paul said...

Maybe he's being held on a leash while the relaunch is going on. He'll be back to his usual bollocks before long.

Chris said...

It's amazing what a threat to your job and a decent editor can do.

Anonymous said...

What Newham Council is doing to Queens Market is appalling. Big Business wins again.

Plus today the Olympic Village has been taken into public ownership.....

AdamB said...

No news yet on Boris's decision about Queen's market. Something tells me he may just surprise us on this one though.

AdamB said...

And I was right. Could Gilligan have known that Boris would save the day before he wrote his almost-criticism of him? Surely not.

Helen said...

There's a piece in today's Private Eye about the Queen's Market development which ends: "At Newham's own planning meeting, the scheme's supporters openly boasted that Simon Milton, Boris's right-hand man and head of planning, intended to approve the plans. Despite all this gun-jumping, it is still in the mayor's power to turn down the scheme and keep his promises. Only one question remains: will Boris do the right thing? Find out next week..."

harold said...

Ah, well. Newham is run by a rotten Labour shower, rather than the nice Tories. See what happens if say K&C or Wandsworth propose developments that close small outfits.
I may be wrong, but Gilligan will be silent on such matters.

Anonymous said...

End of the first week of the *sorry* standard. Is it just me or has it actually got worse?

AdamB said...

Well I have to say that this doesn't look especially promising. Who are these people and why should I care?

cheeseboard said...

Not just that, but Peaches Geldof - who really cannot write, her stuff is barely legible even after subbing. Looks like they've lost one potential new reader for good.