Gavin Drake

Journalist

Will you pray for the media?

What do you think of when somebody says “the media”? For most people, the term is synonymous with “Fleet Street” – the eponymous collective of scribes, hacks, journalists, reporters, photographers, snappers – whatever you want to call us, that write or take pictures for newspapers. Whenever I deliver…

Government-owned Student Loans Company issues spurious legal threat to press

On Monday 28th May 2012, former Prime Minister Tony Blair was giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into the press. Over the course of that week a number of cabinet ministers gave evidence: Theresa May, Michael Gove, Vince Cable, Kenneth Clarke and Jeremy Hunt. It…

The Leveson Inquiry Report – Live Blog

The Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press Live-Blog: Please publicise http://drakene.ws/leveson-report. 1701 The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition are now meeting for talks aimed at building a consensus approach to the Leveson Inquiry Report and its…

The Leveson Inquiry – a brief update of the evidence to date (it’s all Tom Watson’s fault)

It’s not the Murdochs’ fault, it’s one lone journalist. It’s not the one lone journalist’s fault, it’s the executives. It’s not the executives’ fault, it’s the lawyers. It’s not the lawyers’ fault, it’s the police. It’s not the police’s fault, it’s the company. It’s not…

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