Mick Hume

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Mick Hume (born 1959) is a British journalist and former organiser of the defunct Revolutionary Communist Party. He was raised in Woking and educated at Manchester University where he read American Studies. Once editor of Living Marxism, he has contributed to The Times and is editor-at-large of Spiked, the online magazine.

Mick Hume was the editor of LM Magazine (which he launched, originally as Living Marxism, in 1988) until it was forced to close in 2000 after losing a libel suit brought by ITN over claims that the magazine had made concerning ITN's reporting of Bosnia's Trnopolje camp.

A lifelong Manchester United fan and season ticket holder, Hume contributes to the United fanzine Red Issue with his 'View from the Smoke' column. He lives in London with his wife Virginia and two young daughters.

Mick Hume's book, There Is No Such Thing As a Free Press - and we need one more than ever was published in October 2012 in response to the Leveson Inquiry and the debate about press regulation in the UK. Daniel Finkelstein of The Times described it as "a masterclass in the writing of polemic".


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