A swallow I thought I spotted in May last year actually does now make a summer. Newsnight came to its senses after all:
If you want a reminder of the sheer awfulness and partisanship of JO'B's attack on Asra Nomani please click here.
I wander if the decision to drop James O'Brien came before or after Ian Katz's departure from Newsnight back in October last year? His last gig on Newsnight was on 26 October. Did acting editors Jess Brammar and Daniel Clarke make that wise decision, or was it a parting gift from Mr Katz? Twitter suggests it was around 30 October that JO'B was requested to step aside, one day before Ian Katz's departure was formally announced.