Chris Blackhurst

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Chris Blackhurst is a former editor of The Independent, now executive director at Sir Lynton Crosby's CTF Partners. He writes in a personal capacity.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Trump’s social media suspensions are too little too late - the problem is a business model thriving on deception

As a newspaper editor I used to take responsibility for decisions about what content we did and didn’t publish, and I …

By Chris Blackhurst

Monday, 27 January 2020

Solving Britain's North-South divide needs much more than improved road and rail

At a recent party in Cheshire, the talk was of the Tory election victory and the coming profits bonanza. In this …

By Chris Blackhurst

Monday, 12 September 2016

May is right: restore the grammar schools

There’s nothing left of my old school, Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. In its place, on the …

By Chris Blackhurst