Alan Rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger
Currently: @lmhoxford, @risj_oxford, @OversightBoard. Ex-ed, Guardian. Play it Again; Breaking News, News & How to Use it. Speaking: katherinef@leighbureau.comSource
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There’s a reason why the royals are demonised. But you won’t read all about it

There’s a reason why the royals are demonised. But you won’t read all about it

To understand the “real” story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it helps to think in three dimensions. On one level, we have a story about a couple who, for perfectly understandable reasons, want a different kind of life: a new start, a fresh role, less scrutiny, more peace of mind. All eminently reasonable and not very remarkable. But there is, of course, the second level: they’re inescapably royal. This is hardly the abdication: the constitutional ramifications of the sixth in line bailing out to a new life in Canada are not earth-shattering. But, whether you are a pope or a prince,...

February 1, 2020
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The inside story of how we reached the Facebook-Trump verdict

The inside story of how we reached the Facebook-Trump verdict

As so often is the case, Donald Trump gets to the heart of the problem. On 6 January, he was the president of the United States: probably the most powerful man in the world. He should be free to speak his mind, and voters should be free to listen. But he was also a habitual liar who, by the end of his term, had edged into repudiating the very democracy that had elevated him. And then came his inflammatory words on that day, uttered even as rioters were breaking their way into the heart of US democracy. His words had a veneer of restraint – “We have to have peace, so go home.” But his...

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