The Headliner - Boris enters the single market

The Headliner #89

14th September 2018

Boris enters the single market

No stranger to controversy, Boris Johnson hit the headlines again this week after it was announced that he is to divorce his wife of 25 years, Marina Wheeler. With widespread rumours of an alleged affair with a former Conservative Communications Director, will these revelations damage his political future?

Meanwhile, a cartoon depicting Serena Williams sparked outrage on Twitter with many branding it racist and sexist. The image appeared in The Herald Sun, Australia’s most-read paper, and was defended by the cartoonist and the paper’s editor.

Mental health charity Mind released new figures highlighting that poor mental health affects half of all employees in the UK. What’s more, fear, shame and job insecurity were identified as reasons for not speaking up about these issues, something the charity is keen to change.

John Lewis and Waitrose kicked off a major rebranding campaign with a TV ad that premiered during last week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Complete with a classic Queen soundtrack and cast of school children, the multi-million pound commercial has received mixed reviews from consumers.

Finally, Rebecca joined us to talk through her Media Moment of Week. With Nationwide, Maltesers and McCain teaming up to highlight the social media backlash against disabled actors in their campaigns, will the specially edited ads make a positive difference?