The case seemed cold when a Miami Herald investigative journalist started looking into it. Then she persuaded accusers to tell their stories.
James O'BrienAn actual journalist doing actual journalism in tireless pursuit of alleged paedophiles she believed to be getting away with crimes as opposed to standing trial for them. Absolutely inspirational. And not a pathetic paypal plea or whining video in sight.
The European Commission has circulated a document that explores in detail the scale and breadth of all areas of north-south cooperation that will potentially be disrupted by Brexit.
James O'BrienThis makes it hard to avoid the conclusion that the EU both understands and values the Good Friday Agreement rather more than the UK Government currently does. Astonishing. rte.ie/news/ireland/2… via @rte
Last week I found myself in a tent in the Oxfordshire countryside, talking about the art of the political interview. Are they still worth doing? Neither Jeremy Corbyn nor Theresa May are natural raconteurs, the type of interviewee to say something...
James O'BrienSo Nigel Farage hates the BBC’s tough questions? What a snowflake
THE UK’s decision to quit the EU continues to deepen the NHS staffing crisis with local hospitals reporting a ‘significant’ and…
James O'BrienIt really was disgusting to talk of “training our own”. Imagine looking at the nurse or doctor who treated your child, your mum or yourself & thinking that they are somehow not part of the same population. This is the result
Award-winning LBC presenter James O’Brien is back with a brand new podcast: Full Disclosure.
James O'BrienThe next two episodes of #FullDisclosure feature Steve Coogan & Ian Hislop. It’s fair to say I’m chuffed with them, but Prue Leith this week was also a particular pleasure to interview. Subscribe here
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP, has said he feels “very silly” for speaking at a black tie dinner hosted by a man who advocates the repatriation of "non-indigenous" Britons, despite being warned of the group’s far-Right links.
James O'BrienIn many ways, the AfD is a step up from Rees Mogg's dinner companions here. It's very unfortunate that he keeps accidentally falling into these situations.
This is the full, fascinating interview between James O'Brien and Nigel Farage, in which things went so badly for the Ukip leader that his spin doctor had to interrupt.
James O'Brien5 years old but some useful lessons:
1. Highlight his hypocrisy by using his own words.
2. Be informed enough to call out his lies/mistakes immediately.
3. Don’t let him change the subject or close down unwelcome questions.