Paul Waugh – The Matrix Database

Elusive chief political correspondent for inews Paul Waugh.

The Matrix Project is an effort to document personal factors that undermine powerful journalists’ claims of objectivity and impartiality. Are factors such as an elite education, establishment connections, personal wealth and interests in rival fields compatible with journalistic integrity? 

This page looks at inews chief political commentator Paul Waugh. For more information on the database click here.


Learn about the significance of a private/Oxbridge education here

After attending state schools in Rochdale, Paul Waugh studied Philosophy and Physiology at Oxford University and a Journalism postgraduate course at Cardiff university. (Source)

Revolving Door

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Paul Waugh has no significant experience in politics or industry.

“Establishment” Connections

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Salary/Indications of Wealth

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Neither Paul Waugh nor inews disclose his salary, but as chief political commentator it is likely to be much higher than the UK national average.

As a point of reference, the Office for National Statistics list the average UK salary for 2021 as £26,193.

Complaints / apologies / controversies

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Paul was was educated at Oxford university and is likely to earn significantly more than the UK average salary.

Impartial? Independent? Holding the powerful to account?

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