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Selective lobby briefings 15:55 - Feb 3 with 573 viewsfooters

So the govt. are now restricting journalists' access to lobby briefings, and have been doing so for the past six months. Surely this is the thin end of a pretty nasty wedge? Don't want to get all dramatic but withholding information from selected publications/journalists doesn't smell like good democracy.

Apparently, the reason for doing this is to give access to more 'heavyweight' journalists. If this is true, why is Sky News on the accepted list and the Independent/PoliticsHome not?

All getting a bit Trumpesque from Johnson and Cummings.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:01 - Feb 3 with 534 viewshampstead_blue

Your use of the word 'lobby'..is that 'to lobby' or the beautiful space where you can touch an old man's hand/foot, can't remember? (statue)

I'm not comfortable if it's the latter. Happy to have allsorts doing their thing.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:02 - Feb 3 with 537 viewsWeWereZombies

They would not need to do this if they were confident, hopefully the excluded media will be able to deduce Government actions and intentions by other means (and will have the excuse of not being told the full story when they get it wrong - unlike The Daily Express being given the full story yet still getting it wrong).

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:11 - Feb 3 with 515 viewsitfcjoe

They won't send anyone on the Today programme and stopped sending people to Sky news after Burley empty-chaired Cleverly - it's very worrying

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:13 - Feb 3 with 494 viewsfooters

Selective lobby briefings on 16:11 - Feb 3 by itfcjoe

They won't send anyone on the Today programme and stopped sending people to Sky news after Burley empty-chaired Cleverly - it's very worrying


To be fair, avoiding Kay Burley is just good sense.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:46 - Feb 3 with 453 viewsfactual_blue

Is Phil going to be deselected from Mr Lambert's lobby briefings?

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:50 - Feb 3 with 446 viewsSomethingBlue

The people of the UK voted to be sh6t on from a height and lied to – and they will now get exactly what they requested.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:56 - Feb 3 with 421 viewsMullet

Selective lobby briefings on 16:50 - Feb 3 by SomethingBlue

The people of the UK voted to be sh6t on from a height and lied to – and they will now get exactly what they requested.


Some did, but we all will.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:57 - Feb 3 with 420 viewsDarth_Koont

Selective lobby briefings on 16:50 - Feb 3 by SomethingBlue

The people of the UK voted to be sh6t on from a height and lied to – and they will now get exactly what they requested.


But let's not forget, it's a victory for democracy and the will of well under half of the people. And as you say, just like a hard Brexit it was what we clearly gave a mandate for.
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Selective lobby briefings on 16:57 - Feb 3 with 417 viewsfooters

Selective lobby briefings on 16:46 - Feb 3 by factual_blue

Is Phil going to be deselected from Mr Lambert's lobby briefings?


Oh no, they love Phil 'Soft Touch' Ham and his questions about the injured Ginger Bishop. It's the big hitters from the EADT who'll be first out the door.

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:59 - Feb 3 with 401 viewsfactual_blue

Selective lobby briefings on 16:57 - Feb 3 by Darth_Koont

But let's not forget, it's a victory for democracy and the will of well under half of the people. And as you say, just like a hard Brexit it was what we clearly gave a mandate for.


https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-we-request-that-the-uk-rejoin-the-eu-as-s

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Selective lobby briefings on 16:59 - Feb 3 with 399 viewsHARRY10

Selective lobby briefings on 16:02 - Feb 3 by WeWereZombies

They would not need to do this if they were confident, hopefully the excluded media will be able to deduce Government actions and intentions by other means (and will have the excuse of not being told the full story when they get it wrong - unlike The Daily Express being given the full story yet still getting it wrong).


Unfortunately all the media were excluded.....by themselves

as to a man/woman they all walked out in response
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Selective lobby briefings on 17:07 - Feb 3 with 363 viewsWeWereZombies

Selective lobby briefings on 16:59 - Feb 3 by HARRY10

Unfortunately all the media were excluded.....by themselves

as to a man/woman they all walked out in response


Just seen this, even The Sun stood up for unbiased reporting rights!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/03/political-journalists-boycott-n

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Selective lobby briefings on 17:16 - Feb 3 with 345 viewsHARRY10

Selective lobby briefings on 17:07 - Feb 3 by WeWereZombies

Just seen this, even The Sun stood up for unbiased reporting rights!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/03/political-journalists-boycott-n


this is quite a defeat for No 10 and does not bode well for the future given how many U turns, back sliding and broken promises have happen in the first few weeks of their administration

and we still have the report on Russian interference and the Acuri allegations to come out
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