Pearson was happy to step aside for his old friend, and MacLeod had departed, so Garside took back the job most of the 67 journalists believe is his by right.He has just hired a new head of advertising (‘11 years with Time’) and a marketing director (‘four years with Newsweek’) Distribution has improved A big push for subscribers is on its way. Sales are said to be close to 170,000.Says Garside: ‘We have the biggest pan-European news stand sale, beating the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Europe, Time and Newsweek. Now we’re going to compete for subscriptions.’But what is the European for? ‘We want the people of Europe to be involved in where Europe is going We offer a forum for that debate. Where else can it happen?’One problem still to be solved is the difficulty of attracting advertising, but Garside argues that this is about to turn the corner.He admits the European loses money, but says it is a lot less than in Maxwell’s profligate days. The Barclays – who are as different from Maxwell as it is possible to imagine – are not complaining.
They are hardly likely to pull the plug at this point.CORRECTIONOn our media page of 17 August we published an article which dealt with recent changes at the European newspaper. We should make it clear that we did not intend to suggest that Gregory MacLeod, the paper’s former manager, had a management style which was inappropriate or that he ousted the then editor of the European, Charles Garside. In addition we wrongly suggested that during the course of Mr MacLeod’s tenure as manager of the newspaper, sales of the European began to fall and that as a result Mr MacLeod was fired.We accept that none of the above assertions are true, and that in particular during the period when Mr MacLeod was manager of the European sales actually improved, and furthermore that he left the newspaper by mutual consent. We apologise to Mr MacLeod for any distress our report may have caused him.(Photograph omitted). I hate them. I hate the way they strut around with their chests sticking out as though they own the place.
I hate the way they hang around the parks acting as though every female they come across is fair game I hate the godawful mess they leave wherever they go It’s not their fault, though, it’s their nature. I blame the people who encourage them.
Pigeons are one of nature’s worst creations. They are dirty, they are aggressive, they attract rats, they foul everything they go near. The population of smaller birds decreases with every increase in theirs. And yet some idiots persist in thinking that they’re not doing quite well enough on their own, thank you, and chuck the contents of their compost bins on to our streets so that we get more of them.I lived in a basement once The lady upstairs fed pigeons.