Quentin Letts: 'If I edited a newspaper it wouldn't be the Daily Mail'

Daily Mail sketch writer and theatre critic Quentin Letts may be one of the most famous and prolific journalists in the country – but he has revealed that his ambitions don’t extend to editing the paper.

In an interview for The Observer magazine he said: “Yes, if I was going to edit a newspaper, it probably wouldn’t be the Daily Mail. But I appeal to a different part of the readership.

“It’s a broad church. Roy Hattersley [another Mail writer] is very different to the people in the, er, Femail pages. That’s how you edit a newspaper. You cobble together a lot of different voices. The skill is to turn it into a sort of congealed mass.”

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