“Taking The Temperature”

Good morning. It’s Monday 24th June 2024. Coming up this week:

Monday: Trial begins in Holly Willoughby kidnap case 

Tuesday: Fujitsu IT expert and one of the architects of the Horizon system, Gareth Jenkins gives evidence to the Post Office Inquiry

UK state banquet for Emperor and Empress of Japan

WednesdayThe final head-to-head TV debate of the campaign, hosted by the BBC’s Mishal Husain in Nottingham

Thursday: Junior doctors begin five-day strike

First Presidential Debate, Atlanta.

To get you in the mood, here are some iconic make-or-break moments from Presidential debates over the decades…

Friday: Iranians elect a new president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi

Glastonbury Festival begins

Saturday: Pride in London Parade

SundayPremier League PSR accounts deadline day

How do you change the gene of a tomato?”

How an innocent question in a media training interview simulation led to a brilliant insight into how to address the complex with concision in interviews.


Election 2024: 10 Days To Go…

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“While the Question Time producers have broadly balanced the main political parties, they have frequently relied upon a small number of rightwing guests to provoke entertaining debates.”

An analysis by Cardiff University of guests over nine years suggests an overuse of rightwing voices on the BBC’s Question Time…

As for the most popular-appearing politicians in the same period, the Top 5 might not be what you’re expecting:

Emily Thornberry 24

Lisa Nandy 22

Nadhim Zahawi 14

Andy Burnham 13

Caroline Lucas 13

Mr Farage is on 10.



I have pledged to give £5 to charity every time I hear a newsreader say: “Reporter X has been taking the temperature of voters in X”. The current total is £25 and climbing almost every day.


And finally allow yourself 60 seconds to listen to Moira Stewart read out the names and parties contesting the Chesterfield by-election in 1984. You won’t regret it…


Avoidance at record levels as four in ten “worn out by news”. READ MORE

Tom Garry joins the Guardian as a women’s football writer with the aim “to cover the good, the bad and the ugly of an ever-expanding game” READ MORE


The country’s rail network was thrown into disarray as the National Union of Railwaymen began its work-to-rule and ban on overtime on this day in 1968.

Highs of 21 degrees in Swansea today and a mighty 26 in London.

And finally just time for the obligatory dog photo. Lazy days…

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