“A very short honeymoon”

Good morning. It’s Monday 8th July 2024

It’s the Taylor Swift, the Serena Williams, the Simon Rattle of pre-interview questions. You simply have to ask it.”

For this chapter of Year Of The Expert you can watch as well as listen as we get into the detail of Part 3 – Interview Preparation.

This week…

If you ask one question before saying yes to an interview request, make it this one…

The week ahead:

Monday: Narendra Modi heads to Russia on Monday (July 8) for talks with Vladimir Putin 

Tuesday: Sir Keir’s first week in office sees him off to Washington DC for the NATO Summit

Planned launch of Ariane 6 rocket

WednesdayEngland v West Indies first test 

Thursday: Monthly estimate of GDP 

Friday: M25 partial weekend closure 

Wireless Festival 

Sunday: Final of the men’s Euro Championships

Emmanuel Macron attends Bastille Day ceremony in Paris 

Olympic Flame arrives in Paris

Election Media News

+4 Days

In the New Statesman:

“These are the programmes that record history and live forever in the archives.” 

I agree with former head of BBC TV News Roger Mosey’s (lukewarm) assessment of the performance of the main broadcasters on election night. Who did you watch?



Behind the scenes in the gallery as the BBC’s election coverage reveals the exit poll result. An absolutely nerve-jangling moment in TV production…

WATCH (X/Twitter)


In the Observer:

“The honeymoon will be very very short: the rightwing media is set to turn on Starmer.”



And a former editor on The Sun’s lukewarm endorsement of Labour…


Ronald Biggs – serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escaped from Wandsworth prison on this day in 1965.

Highs of 21 degrees in Leeds today and 17 in Southampton.

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