Fraser Nelson

Richards for the New Statesman?

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Has Times Online just scooped Media Guardian on a media story? Sam Coates has a one-liner in Red Box saying that Steve Richards (one of CoffeeHouse’s favourite columnists from the other side) of the Independent and GMTV is off to replace John Kampfner as editor of the New Statesman. It’s our opposite number in the magazine world, but not really our rival: not many people stand in front of WH Smith going “eeny meeny miny moe” with our two titles. Most folk are inclined one way or the other. So I can sincerely wish Steve good luck - if the rumours are true.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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