Private Eye at 60: Is politics now too strange for satire?

Non-public Eye is very best-regarded for jokes, satire and investigative journalism.

And as Britain’s very best-marketing information and recent affairs journal, it is risen in circulation whilst print media has fallen.

But do characteristics like Glenda Slagg stand the exam of time? And is it difficult to satirise politicians in 2021?

Kirsty Wark speaks to Ian Hislop, Private Eye’s editor for the past 35 several years, Adam Macqueen, writer of Private Eye: The 60 Yearbook and Kathryn Lamb, the magazine’s cartoonist.

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