With journalistic standards under attack from politicians of all parties, and often undermined from within the profession by blatant political bias, a Bristol newspaper took a stand in December against attacks on the integrity of one of its reporters.
Adam Postans, a journalist working for the Bristol Post, had clearly been annoying local councillors with his straight reporting. And when he attended a council meeting, the mayor and cabinet members went out of their way to humiliate him in public.
In response, the Bristol Post devoted two pages to supporting him. It’s a heartening sign. Professionalism and integrity are two qualities which are sorely needed in the ongoing struggle for our independence.