A question: Do readers agree with me that all four of the daily broadsheet newspapers in the UK are less good than they were, say, five or ten years ago?

The Telegraph was less good under Charles Moore than it was under Max Hastings, and has been less good under Moore’s successor (whatever his name is or was) than under Moore. The Independent is approaching a travesty of a newspaper. The Guardian has more bad writing in it than it used to have; and the Times, well, the Times just carries on ploughing the dismal furrow it’s been ploughing for a couple of decades now, declining slowly but exceptionally persistently.

Or am I missing something? Or just getting older?

(Supplementary question: if so, why?)

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