Guardian comment shake-up

I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up, but the Evening Standard reports today that there is a possible shake-up in the offing of the Guardian’s comment pages.

Leading figures, it says, have urged editor Guardian Alan Rushbridger to move the paper away from its “leftie roots”. They are arguing that the comment pages need to be “less one note” and more in keeping with the paper’s revamped Berliner redesign.

The Standard quotes sources at the paper saying they are reviewing how the print version could be more closely linked with Comment is Free.

The Guardian is currently saying little other than it is looking at things in light of the success of Comment is Free, so no idea what this could mean for comment editor Seumas Milne.

What it might mean is less stuff like Anas Altikriti’s ‘Contempt for democracy’ piece, that Harry posted about earlier this week, or our old favourite Dilpazier Aslam and ‘We rock the boat’ published after 7/7.