Stephen Glover says he has the interests of The Times at heart when he urges News International chief Rebekah Brooks to end speculation over the future of Times editor James Harding.
He writes that Brooks “should make clear whether he is staying put or being ‘promoted’ to some management job of his own within the vast Murdoch empire, possibly at the Wall Street Journal”.
“Mr Harding is himself at the centre of rumours sweeping through his newspaper and the rest of Fleet Street. It is suggested – as I wrote here over two months ago – that he and Mrs Brooks do not see eye to eye, and that his days as editor may possibly be numbered. A new twist to the speculation is that he could be succeeded by Roger Alton, recently installed as a senior executive on The Times, and previously editor of this newspaper.”