Brian Cathcart

Brian Cathcart


Brian Cathcart is professor of journalism at Kingston University London and was a founder of the Hacked Off campaign. He served as specialist adviser to the commons media select committee in 2008-10. Irish by background, he was a journalist at Reuters, the Independent papers and the New Statesman, and has written books about the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Jill Dando, as well as on the history of nuclear science.

Brian’s book, Everybody’s Hacked Off: Why We Don’t Have the Press We Deserve and What to Do About It, with an introduction by Hugh Grant, was published as a Penguin Special in September 2012. His latest book, The News From Waterloo, was published by Faber in Spring 2015.

Brian Cathcart @BrianCathcart

The ramping up which has been truly impressive in this crisis has been the supermarkets’ response. Their distribution system has been resilient to panic buying, their home delivery drivers provide a vital social service and cashiers have stayed at their posts heroically. Hats off

Questions to PM:
1) Do you regret endorsing handshaking & sports gatherings?
2) Do you regret promising 250,000 tests a day knowing it was impossible?
3) Do you regret saying ‘get #COVID done’ in 12 wks?
4) Do you regret not locking U.K. down sooner?
@BethRigby @Peston @bbclaurak

This. @gameoldgirl has really got her teeth into the Telegraph.

Nina Chanel Abney ( b. 1982 ) ' Penny Dreadful ' 2017 ♥️

Good morning to all foster carers and kinship carers. Another crazy day begins! I hope you and yours are safe and well, wherever you are.😊

I don’t know who made this but they deserve an award

A 4th UK Doctor has died from Coronavirus. He came out of retirement to put his neck on the line for you and me. Remember these names when the far right bang their drums

1. Dr Habib Zaidi.
2. Dr Adil El Tatar.
3. Dr Amged El Hawrani.
4. Dr Alfa Sa'adu.

Please read and retweet if you agree.

German minister on the radio just nailed it, asked why Germany are able to test 80,000 per day and the UK only 8000 per day. "Germany is politically committed to testing everyone who needs it" #BOOM

Every single time a minister makes a promise, a claim or an excuse, the "experts" say "er, no..."
Ministers: PPE "is being delivered". Nurses: "Not to us"
Ministers: "we didn't get ventilator email" EU: "You were in the meeting"

OK, so here's a piece in the Daily Telegraph to cheer us all up. #covid19 is nowhere near as bad as we think....
(you know this is going to be a thread, don't you...)

Why is the UK taking so long to get coronavirus testing up to speed? |

Pursuing a controversial herd immunity strategy put the government on the back foot. Now it’s struggling to catch up

William Roberts ( 1895–1980 ) 'Primrose Hill, The Playground' c. 1930 ♥️

We were supposed to open It's True tonight at the Barbican before touring internationally for the next few months. I'm so glad we shot the TV version for @thespacearts & BBC in January, meaning we can still share it with new audiences. Coming at 7.30 tonight and up for 30 days 💜

I think this may interest you @BrianCathcart @stevenjbarnett @JulianPetley @kathy__odonnell @peterjukes @pguk10 @daniellehindley @Byline_Media

Is Gove spinning the public a line? Excellent fact-check on press conference claim by @Peston

One Day More from Les Mis by a family in #CoronavirusLockdownUK? This is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen.

Good morning to all foster carers and kinship carers. Wherever you are, we hope you and your children and young people are safe and well. Thanks for the love that you give.

Well, that's that. My company is shutting its doors for good. I am jobless. So, if anyone does need any editing or proofreading work done, please do contact me (magemanda at gmail dot com). Otherwise will struggle to find rent 😥😥 Please RT if possible.

Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960) ' Land Army Girls Going to Bed' 1943 ♥️