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Boris and the Media




  • Time

    The panel discussion starts at 6.00pm

  • Location

    Boris and the Media
    An Online Event

The Media Society is holding a special Zoom discussion to look how the British media has covered the extraordinary political developments that have surrounded the Prime Minister in the last few months.

The media, mainly mainstream outlets, played a crucial role in unearthing the Partygate revelations that shook Downing Street and undermined Boris Johnson’s position as PM.

The narrative abruptly changed when the war in Ukraine broke out, and Conservative backbench rumblings ebbed away.

And now, the story has changed yet again with the Partygate fines, and the upcoming local elections.

How has British media dealt with these twists and turns, and how have the spin doctors and PR teams in Downing Street and Whitehall performed during these political upheavals?

We’ll have a high-profile panel to discuss these fascinating media issues and questions. 

Our Panel

Pippa Crerar 
Pippa is Daily Mirror Political Editor and chair of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. She broke the Partygate story in November and followed it with further revelations of Boris Johnson hosting a Christmas quiz for staff.


Sir Craig Oliver
Craig is the former Director of Communications at No 10, and before that was an editor at ITV News and the BBC, and Controller at BBC Global News. He recently launched a podcast Desperately Seeking Wisdom.

Our Chair 

Daisy McAndrew
Daisy is an experienced journalist and presenter. Under her maiden name Daisy Sampson, she co-hosted the weekly lunchtime show The Daily Politics with Andrew Neil.


Entry tickets are  £10 each which helps cover our costs.
We will be making a number of free tickets available for students and anyone currently un-waged.
ZOOM waiting room opens at 5.45pm.
Conversation starts at 6.00pm prompt.

 We have a no refund policy The Media Society is a charity run by volunteers.

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