Money is the Way, but tonight's ES really caught my eye.
The main for this story is an interview with Clive Cowdery and a writeup of what a good guy he is (and this is true at least); but the real agenda is an attack on the Coalition cuts and how these are really targeted at the middle class; my view is that this is the writer himself speaking about his own situation. There is a gratuitous attack on Nick Clegg below the piece to, harping on about the University Fees issue.
Next up today, as if to confirm this, is an attack on City Law firms and how sexist they are. Mr. Blackhurst recounts his own interview failure of decades ago and manages to make himself feel better that lawyers are all horrible and old fashioned. He has a single source on which to hang his tirade (N.b. Cityunslicker works for a large City law firm 70-30 ratio of Women to Men).
In recent weeks too there has been backing for the Student protests with a nice unbiased interview with Ronnie Cohen, high profile Labour supporter who amazingly thinks the Coalition is going too far too fast. Perhaps unsurprisingly he has a strong case of envy for those who work in the City too, they are of course overpaid compared to himself.
I find it odd that the Evening Standard is keen to have such an unreconstructed and bitter lefty as its City editor. Surely their readers, being in chunky part Commuting City Workers, would want to read something of how the current issues should be dealt with rather than polemics against the City and the Government. After all, it was the Labour Government that bears the main responsibility for this mess, a fact often glossed over by the ES City Editor these days....