Launched to throw petrol on the raging fires of Britain’s culture war and take on the BBC and Sky News, GB News has been an embarrassing flop. Technical failures have been followed by ratings in freefall, and Andrew Neil - founder and the flagship presenter - has taken himself off the air indefinitely after just two weeks. Why was it such a failure, what does it tell us about the media landscape - and is it too soon to write it off completely? We’re joined by Director of CLASS think tank Ellie Mae O’Hagan and media expert Leo Watkins.
Also, we talk about Matt Hancock’s resignation and, with days to go until the Batley & Spen by election, things are getting tense on the ground. We talk to Oli Dugmore, head of politics at JOE, who was there this week, about the latest developments.
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