Years back, when I first started blogging, (2004 if memory serves, Jeebus) I had something of a rallying cry. “Don’t these people have editors?”
I think it was Nick Cohen who used it to describe my blogging style – I certainly used it enough that it became a subsidiary tag line of sorts.
It was designed to keep out the Barbarian hoards, but nearly two thousand years after Hadrian’s Wall was erected, the structure is finally succumbing to foreign invasion.
No, not these days they don’t, not at the Telegraph.
The Romans were absolutely delighted for Barbarian hoards to cross the wall, it was the hordes they were less keen upon.