Lionel Barber quotes

  • My father was a journalist for 50 years in Leeds and Fleet Street. I thought about a career in business to show I could do something different, but the reaction among prospective employers was, shall we say, underwhelming.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Father #Years #Careers

  • There were always plenty of newspapers in the house. The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail were all regular fixtures on the coffee table. I used to enjoy reading The Times editorial pages and the Daily Mail sports pages.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Sports #Coffee #Reading

  • Thanks to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, a far wider range of people take part in gathering, filtering and distributing news.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Media #People #Gathering

  • The Financial Times is pro-British membership of the European Union. We have taken that position for decades. But we are not starry-eyed about the European Union. And we do not believe and have not believed for at least 10 years that Britain should be part of the euro.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Believe #Taken #Years

  • As a cub reporter, I devoured books about journalism.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Book #Journalism #Cubs

  • I walk into the office at Southwark Bridge every morning, and I have no idea whats going to happen.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Morning #Bridges #Ideas

  • My own special relationship with America began at an early age. My father, a fellow journalist, named me after Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Father #America #Special

  • We British play an important role in Europe, even if we have a traditional and historical ambivalence towards the continent.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Europe #Play #Historical

  • While the web is very much the first draft of history, a rough-cut, it still has to be good journalism, well-sourced, reliable. Clearly, the printed form is going to have more effort put into it, going to be more reflective and relevant.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Cutting #Effort #Firsts

  • But I do think that Brexit, an exit of Britain from the European Union, would trigger real pressure on the United Kingdom.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Real #Thinking #Unions

  • We have Trumpist (ph) tendencies in Europe. Look up Marine Le Pen in France. Look at the Five Star Movement headed by a clown by profession, Beppe Grillo, in Italy.
    -- Lionel Barber

    #Stars #Marine #Europe

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