Fifth column at the Telegraph
So, Guido is reporting that Iain Martin has finally had enough of the Daily Labourgraph and has handed in his hat. I’m surprised it’s taken him this long to be honest. I’ve said it before, frequently, but the slide in standards at the Telegraph is a disgrace. Simon Heffer is bad enough, the Polly Toynbee of the right, having to read Mary Riddell, Janet Daly and associated horrors is enough to put anyone off. Nope, the Telegraph is a shower, and I’ve stopped reading it.
Except, except, there is a fifth column operating within. Presumably because Heffer doesn’t know how to use the internet, the Telegraph blogs are rather good. You’ve got Con Coughlin, Iain Martin (until now obviously) new boy Ben Brogan, Dan Hannan – it’s a smorgasbord of old-fashioned Telegraph rightism. How long before either they take over the main paper in a beer-hall putsch, or get extinguished in a Barclay inspired pogrom?