Political Writing: Joan Bakewell and Tim Montgomerie
Allan Little discusses political writing and the legacy of George Orwell with Joan Bakewell, Chris Mullin, Tim Montgomerie and Phil Collins.
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.
Joan Blakewell blogs on George Orwell
Joan Bakewell is a broadcaster, writer and Labour peer.