Matthew Black

Opinion

Tim Farron: Who are you kidding?

Can you hear that repetitive, dull clanging? That is the sound of a bare-footed Tim Farron pacing around the dustbin of history, banging his Birkenstocks on the wall, desperate for attention. “We can become the official party of opposition” squeaks Farron with Pavlovian regularity. Who is he kidding? To go from 8 MPs to over 100 is fanciful. I doubt that parliamentary administrators are feverishly re-writing the rules on wearing sandals in the chamber, in preparation for the Liberal Democrat surge.

Opinion

Piers Morgan: Lickspittle Extraordinaire

We shouldn’t expect too much from someone whose moral compass was calibrated in the newsroom of Kelvin Mackenzie at the Sun in the late 1980s. Morgan’s fast-track apprenticeship in soaking-up Mackenzie’s insidious brand of bonk journalism and fake news has been a feature of his career and runs through him like a stick of Blackpool rock, staining everything he touches.