The condemnation of the government’s treatment of the poor by UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston seems to have been a wake-up call to quite a large section of the corporate / establishment media.
Last week, The Royal Courts of Justice had 2 days of hearings challenging the way the government ditched Part 2 of The Leveson Inquiry, which would have especially focussed on relationships between journalists and the police.
One of the central themes transmitted across the establishment media from Theresa May’s speech to party conference, when they were not taken up with a distractionary dance spectacle, was that austerity is coming to an end.
Ten years on from the collapse of financial meltdown, the coverage has mostly been quite surface, with at least as much focus on nostalgia as an actual analysis.
Perhaps the most significant development came when Corbyn announced proposals for re-organising the BBC and the establishment of a Public Digital Corporation to run alongside it.