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The new Culture Secretary has got off to a bad start with media moguls
THE prawn-cocktail offensive, when New Labour courted the City in the run-up to the 1997 election, is well recorded. But what about the Sea-Breeze offensive in the square mile on the other side of town, Soho? Somehow, like the cocktail, it slipped down almost unnoticed.
Soho is home to a myriad of advertising agencies, television production houses, radio broadcasters and PR companies, and oh, how they all swooned as Chris Smith and Peter Mandelson spun their charming spell.
Now their handiwork is in jeopardy. Talk to the most senior figures in broadcasting and advertising, and you will be surprised at their sudden hostility to the government, and, in particular, to the new Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell. One board member of a FTSE 100 media group said to me recently, `What do I think? She is totally out of her depth.' …