Paul Dacre

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Johnson poised to appoint Paul Dacre chair of Ofcom
PM’s choice of controversial former Mail editor is part of his election promise to radically overhaul the BBC

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

31, Jan, 2021 @10:45 AM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: more than good value | Editorial
Editorial: The BBC should argue for itself as a public utility, central to democratic life

Editorial

24, Jan, 2021 @6:30 PM

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The Daily Mail has turned against the anti-vaxxers it used to champion | Polly Toynbee
As the paper lends its support to a Covid vaccine, don’t forget the damage it once did by backing bogus science, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

13, Nov, 2020 @11:57 AM

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Stephen Collins on Paul Dacre and Charles Moore – cartoon
Double trouble?...

Stephen Collins

10, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Charles Moore rules himself out of running to be BBC chairman
Arch-critic of public broadcaster had been reported as No 10’s top pick for the job

Jim Waterson Media editor

04, Oct, 2020 @1:10 PM

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It goes way beyond the BBC: the right's target is liberalism itself | Charlotte Higgins
The corporation’s underpinnings are under threat as never before, says the Guardian chief culture writer, Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

01, Oct, 2020 @11:53 AM

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A shameful attack on BBC’s independence | Letters
Letters: In response to news that Charles Moore might be made BBC chairman, Barry Mellor writes that the broadcaster is under constant threat from rightwing zealots, while Ian Bartlett describes the move as a cack-handed attempt to hobble media scrutiny

Letters

28, Sep, 2020 @3:59 PM

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'Drunk on free money': Moore and Dacre on the BBC in their own words
Former Telegraph and Mail editors are reportedly poised to lead at the BBC and Ofcom respectively

The Guardian

27, Sep, 2020 @6:58 PM

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Are Paul Dacre and Charles Moore set to rule over British media?
Socially conservative critics of UK media could redefine BBC and Ofcom but is there enough momentum to make the appointments a reality?

Jim Waterson

27, Sep, 2020 @6:58 PM

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No 10 told Charles Moore appointment could put BBC's independence at risk
Corporation veterans issue their warnings after reports former Telegraph editor in line to be next chairman

Dan Sabbagh

27, Sep, 2020 @6:58 PM

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Culture secretary plays down reports BBC critics were offered top jobs
Oliver Dowden declines to confirm reports PM has offered Charles Moore and Paul Dacre BBC and Ofcom roles

Peter Walker Political correspondent

27, Sep, 2020 @10:40 AM

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Hardline BBC critics reportedly offered top media roles
Former Daily Mail editor could head Ofcom, while ex-Daily Telegraph editor considers BBC chairman job

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Sep, 2020 @7:58 PM

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