Richard Desmond

Why the Media Must be Impartial in the Run Up to the EU Referendum

Charlie Proctor | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Proctor

The date is set and the arguments have begun. On June 23rd the people of the United Kingdom will get the chance to vote over their membership of the E...

Giles Fraser Nails Hypocrisy At Heart Of 'Tory Press' Coverage On Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Giles Fraser, the priest tipped to have been hired by BBC executives to front an episode of 'Songs of Praise' from the migrant camp in Calais has hit ...

Guess Which Paper Gave The Daily Express Owner's Book A Rave Review

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Daily Express owner Richard Desmond’s autobiography has received a rave review - from The Daily Express. The founder of Northern and Shell, which...

Ukip's Biggest Donor Isn't Actually Sure He Agrees With Party's Main Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

Ukip's biggest donor and owner of the Daily Express, which came out in support of the party in the build up to this year's General Election, has revea...

Daily Express Readers Are Overexcited About The £1m Ukip Donation

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

After the announcement that Daily Express owner Richard Desmond is donating £1.3million to Ukip’s election campaign, it seems the newspaper’s rea...

Farage Takes £1 million From Daily Express Owner

PA | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

The Daily Express owner Richard Desmond is donating another £1 million to Ukip's election fighting fund. The contribution was hailed by Ukip leader N...

'More Fun Than The Sun!' Daily Star Gleefully Hijacks 'Page 3'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

As the apparent death knell for The Sun’s page 3 feature rings ever louder, a rival red-top has valiantly stepped into the breach. Although alre...

Daily Express Chief Richard Desmond Set To Give £300k To Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Daily Express owner Richard Desmond has reportedly agreed to donate £300,000 to Ukip, in a massive boost for the party's finances just months before ...

LOOK: Who Lives On London's Billionaires' Row?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

The Bishops Avenue, in Highgate, North London, has been dubbed "Billionaires' Row" for all the wealthy residents who live there. Local estate agent...

Sunday Express Critic Claims He Was Fired Over Gay Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

The Sunday Express chief theatre critic has claimed he has been fired after naked pictures of him were discovered on a paid-for gay website. Mark S...

Theatre Review: Theatre Uncut, Young Vic Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The six plays were a mixed bag. Most of them were guilty of not having enough conflict in them, or being one-note productions where the tone of the debate between the main characters never varied or turned. And there were too many clichés.

Immigration 1: when the media says who is threatened

Gregor Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

It's easy to say that immigration has been in the news this week, but in modern Britain, immigration is always in the news. An Englishman's home is, w...

Daily Express Banned From Aberystwyth University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The dear old Daily Express, one of the nation’s oldest rags, perhaps isn’t quite the newspaper it once was, focusing on an increasingly ageing, fe...

Why Do These People Hate the Daily Express?

Michael Allen | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

Chris Coltrane, 31, a stand-up comedian and UK Uncut member, told me why he came to the protest. "The Daily Express is entitled to its own opinions but the Daily Express is not entitled to its own facts," he said.

Desmond Taking Steps To Close Down Irish Daily Star Venture After Topless Kate Pictures

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Richard Desmond has begun "immediate steps" to close down his joint venture with the Irish Daily Star after the newspaper caused outrage by publishing...

Health Lottery Ad Banned For Misleading Customers About Jackpot Prize

Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

The Health Lottery, an enterprise run by media mogul Richard Desmond, has been told to cease an advertising campaign which misleadingly implied multip...

'Why I Ran McCann Stories', Former Express Editor Tells Media Inquiry

PA | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

The Daily Express ran stories suggesting Madeleine McCann's parents could be responsible for her death because at the time "there was reason to believ...

Express Employed Criminal Detective For Five Years After Conviction

PA | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Express Newspapers continued using a private detective for more than five years after he was convicted of illegally accessing personal data, the Leves...

The Press Needs to Put Its House in Order - but Regulation Is Not the Answer

Alexander Walters | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics
Alexander Walters

Journalists have rarely ranked high in the affections of the British public. Occasionally venerated for noble efforts abroad or campaigns at home, they are mostly left to languish alongside society's bottom feeders - politicians, for example, or estate agents.

Desmond: We've Always Heard About Other Papers Involved In Phone Hacking

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Richard Desmond has told MPs that the Mail on Sunday, Mirror and the People were likely to have practised phone hacking as he gave evidence to a parli...

The Fallacy of Fear

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

As outlined at, fallacy is an "incorrect or misleading notion based on inaccurate facts or invalid reasoning"; in other words, a fa...

Richard Desmond Tells Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre To 'Go F*** Himself'

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK

Richard Desmond, boss of Channel 5 and The Daily Express has hit back at his Daily Mail rival Paul Dacre in a full frontal attack. There is no love...

Leveson Inquiry: Full List Of Invited Audience

Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

It reads like a Who’s Who list of the newspaper industry. This is the full list of invited audience for the first of the Leveson Inquiry seminars on...

Sally Bercow Will Be a Big Brother Contestant

Bobby Friedman | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

For John Bercow, it will be an uncomfortable and embarrassing time. He'll be grateful that Parliament is in recess as that will provide some respite