Monthly Archives: August 2015

City to City

I find it interesting that while the rivalries between some of our great cities (Edinburgh & Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester, etc.) never seem to change, our perceptions of these cities, and of the differences between them, do seem to have altered over the years. Having been born and bred in Glasgow, I was brought up […]

The British Press

Last month the Japanese company Nikkei bought the Financial Times for a reported £844m from the Pearson Group. Pearson have also sold their 50 per cent holding in The Economist to existing shareholders for £469m. Although the FT is obviously operating in an international marketplace, it has always been seen as a quintessentially British institution. […]

Naughtie but nice

It will be interesting to see what effect the departure in the Autumn of James Naughtie from The Today programme will have on Radio 4’s flagship news show. Although it’s fair to say that Newsnight has never been the same since Jeremy Paxman left last year, somehow I feel that Today, which still has big […]

Football clubs must learn to listen

As I am sure you will be aware, the new Premiership football season begins this weekend. I used to be a huge football fan, but in recent years I’ve become increasingly disillusioned with the so called beautiful game. High ticket prices, ever changing kick off times and club owners who treat fans with contempt have […]