DIARY: Did Express run April Fool edition early? It certainly amused us

Seldom have Campaign journalists been so sympathetic towards a fellow hack, so quick to call his editor and offer their services as media correspondents in his place, as when the Express declared last Friday that UKTV would pick up the Channel 5 licence that day.

Seldom have Campaign journalists been so sympathetic towards a fellow

hack, so quick to call his editor and offer their services as media

correspondents in his place, as when the Express declared last Friday

that UKTV would pick up the Channel 5 licence that day.



‘Foreign TV firm’s Channel 5 victory’ was the front page blurb, expanded

upon inside ‘by Roger Nuttall’ with ‘Canadians to get Channel 5’.



Luckily, however, no-one will have believed the story in the first

place. Surely the front page of last Friday’s Express was an early April

Fool. For, at the top of the page, there was a headline, as bold as

anything: ‘Why I trust my roving husband, by Mrs Tim Yeo.’ Very funny.



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