Political Writing: Joan Bakewell and Tim Montgomerie

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Start the Week Allan Little explores the legacy of George Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Joan Bakewell, Tim Montgomerie, Chris Mullin and Phil Collins discuss Orwell's warning that evasive language, euphemism and insincerity dominate political writing, and assess the impact of today's political diaries, blogging and tweeting.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 28 Jan 2013 21:30

Joan Blakewell blogs on George Orwell

Joan Blakewell blogs on George Orwell

"A brilliant and inspiring creative imagination." Joan Bakewell discusses her Orwell-packed bookshelves and his influence on her work.


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Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell is a broadcaster, writer and Labour peer.

Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie is the founder and editor of the ConservativeHome website.

 

Tim Montgomerie - ConservativeHome

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin is an author, journalist and former MP.

 

Chris Mullin

Philip Collins

Philip Collins is a columnist and leader writer for The Times.

 

Philip Collins