The Truth About Spin

John Lloyd, Financial Times, April 21, 2006

“Always ask yourself, when being interviewed by a journalist, how will this bastard distort what I’m saying?”


Spending on spin trebles under Blair Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent, Daily Telegraph, August 30, 2006

Spending on Government spin has trebled under Labour and taxpayers are now supporting an army of more than 3,200 press officers. The dramatic expansion of the Whitehall press machine under Tony Blair is laid bare in official figures obtained by the Conservatives...


Taxpayers are funding the wages of spin Leader, Daily Telegraph, August 30, 2006

The Government's addiction to "spin" - the manipulation of information and publicity to achieve favourable press coverage - has become a distinguishing feature of Labour's tenure of office.


Cast the first stone

The Guardian, Leader, Thursday, August 31, 2006

There are large dollops of, er, spin in the Conservative claim, launched in yesterday's Daily Telegraph, that "spending on spin" has trebled under Tony Blair. On closer examination...


How spin got a bad name Lance Price The Guardian Thursday August 31, 2006

The Tories should stop taking cheap shots at civil servants and try getting their own message across