Evening Standard triumphs at the Press Awards

Congratulations to my old paper, the Evening Standard, on winning two British Press Awards last night for its outstanding “Dispossessed” series, led by my former colleague David Cohen. It was Cohen who discovered that London children are still being buried, four at a time, in communal paupers’ graves – a useful reminder that for all its liberal self-congratulation, London is probably the most unequal city in Western Europe. It was he who gently teased out the hypocrisy of some of our beloved “thought leaders”, such as Malcolm Grant, provost of University College London, who has dramatically raised the pay of his senior managers, while sadly being unable to afford to pay his cleaners a living wage. Amusingly, even Ken Livingstone, who is trying to butter up the paper’s new management, has tweeted his congrats to the Standard – not something he did for our previous award-winning campaign!

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