What now for The Guardian?

The bosses at The Guardian decided before the election that their relationship with the Labour Party was at an end. They were going to support the Liberal Democrats.  Since I’ve known the paper, it has always been one of the few dissenting voices among a crop of right wing, Tory-supporting papers. Now that the Lib Dems have gone into coalition with the Tories, will The Guardian become a pro-government paper?  The Guardian has always been rather Liberal in tone, so when it declared for the Lib Dems, it wasn’t a total surprise but the paper now has a tough decision on its hands: support the government or take a more critical position to the Lib Dems but will it do this? What causes will The Guardian now champion? Tax breaks for the rich? The abolition of the NHS? Will it welcome loons like Daniel Hannan to its op-ed columns?

Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.


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