I suspect this is a resignation Geoffrey Robinson will come to regret.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Kampfner Tells Robinson to 'Stick It'
So John Kampfner has resigned as editor of the New Statesman. Guardian Online has the story HERE. Reading between the lines it seems perfectly clear that he has had a big fallout with the NS owner, Geoffrey Robinson MP. It's a real shame as the magazine under Kampfner's editorship has experienced something of a revival. The redesign has been popular and circulation has increased. Robinson reckons he should have got more 'bang for his buck' though. Or there is another explanation. Kampfner has been notably lukewarm in his opinion of Robinson's hero Gordon Brown (who he funded to a lavish extent when in opposition). Did Robinson tell him to be more efusive in his praise for the Dear Leader? If so, it looks like Kampfner told him what he could with his 'praise'.