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Jeffrey Bernard and Jeremy Clarkson (Photo: Getty)

Jeffrey Bernard and Jeremy Clarkson would have understood each other

26 March 2015 10:02

A lot of people seem to have confused the fact that Jeremy Clarkson is right wing and amusing (which they believe is at odds with the culture of the BBC)… Continue reading

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The real reason Jeremy Clarkson’s gone? The BBC loathed his politics

25 March 2015 19:15

I still don’t know which way John Humphrys votes and I’ve been a friend of the chap for more than a quarter of a century. Hell, we’ve been on holiday… Continue reading

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Is Rupert Murdoch eyeing up Jeremy Clarkson now the ‘stupid’ BBC has fired him?

25 March 2015 14:50

Last week Mr S reported how Jeremy Clarkson took to the stage at a charity event and called the BBC a bunch of ‘f—ing b—–ds’. He may well be uttering… Continue reading

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Dave's 'Calm Down Dear' chopping board makes an appearance during his BBC interview

Calm down Dave: Eagle camp hits back over chopping board

24 March 2015 10:22

What Dave said in his kitchen during an interview with the BBC has blown this week’s news agenda wide open, yet Mr S couldn’t help but chuckle at the fact the… Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson rants about BBC at charity event: ‘I didn’t foresee my sacking’

20 March 2015 7:16

Next week Lord Hall will read the BBC’s report into Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from Top Gear and make a decision about Clarkson’s future. In light of this, Clarkson may well live to regret… Continue reading

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Hilary Mantel is the author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies

Wolf Hall gets an American makeover

18 March 2015 13:36

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall documents the rise of Thomas Cromwell, one of history’s most famous anti-heroes. Chronicling Henry VIII’s ill-fated marriage to Anne Boleyn, it is just one of many accounts of life in Tudor times under Henry… Continue reading

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Michael Dugher blasts Jeremy Clarkson following Top Gear incident

17 March 2015 12:22

David Cameron came out in support for his old chum Jeremy Clarkson last week after he was suspended from Top Gear for allegedly punching a producer. Members of the opposition, however, appear to be… Continue reading

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What’s the point of the BBC if we no longer share common cultural values?

16 March 2015 16:24

Is privatising BBC3 as bad as Isis’s destruction of Nineveh? That was the wonderfully trolling headline on a Stewart Lee piece in the Guardian over the weekend. He was making the point… Continue reading

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Is Ian Katz plotting a return to ‘snooooozepapers’?

16 March 2015 15:34

With Katharine Viner guaranteed a final round interview to be the next Guardian editor-in-chief after winning a staff ballot, rumours are circulating that her former colleague Ian Katz is the other horse left… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage has said he would get rid of 'irrelevant' anti-discrimination laws (Photo: Getty)

The abolition of anti-discrimination laws would prove how tolerant Britain had become

12 March 2015 11:33

My mum once told me about a man she knew who’d come from a poor background and had no luck finding a job. He’d applied for over 400 positions but… Continue reading

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Top Gear Live - Media Call

BBC catering is enough to make anyone resort to violence

11 March 2015 11:30

Yesterday Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from Top Gear by the BBC following a ‘fracas’ with a member of staff. Today, the Telegraph reports that the incident occurred on set in Newcastle after… Continue reading

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I suspected the ‘liberal’ fascists would eventually get Jeremy Clarkson

10 March 2015 21:21

I read that Jeremy Clarkson had been suspended by the BBC for ‘a fracas’ with a producer. We don’t know what happened yet – but that hasn’t stopped my phone… Continue reading

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Justine Miliband rushes to her husband’s defence

10 March 2015 17:49

Justine Miliband has given an interview to the BBC, a sort of ‘back my husband, my hero’ contribution to the Labour election campaign. She starts by talking about the pressures… Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear

10 March 2015 17:28

Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from Top Gear following an alleged ‘fracas’ with a producer. What’s more, there will be no episode airing this Sunday while the BBC looks into… Continue reading

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Jayne Secker and Emily Maitlis attend the Grazia 'News at 10' panel discussion

Revealed: Emily Maitlis’s hairdressing dream

5 March 2015 12:46

Mr S was a guest at last night’s Grazia ‘News at 10′ panel discussion, where Christina Lamb, Jayne Secker, Sue Turton, Emily Maitlis and Mishal Husain discussed their experiences as female… Continue reading

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The Delhi rapist’s views must be broadcast, for the sake of India’s daughters and sons

4 March 2015 18:13

British film-maker Leslee Udwin’s video interview with one of the Delhi rapists may not make for comforting viewing, but there are some home truths in there that must be faced… Continue reading

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Melody Festival’s ‘Heroes’ shows why Sweden rules the pop world

1 March 2015 15:12

The world’s most-watched cultural event is still two months away, but for Eurovision affectionados the entertainment has started already. Britain and Sweden are the continent’s two greatest exporters of pop music, but… Continue reading

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Monitoring social media is easier said than done

26 February 2015 17:43

The three British girls who packed their bags and took a flight to Turkey have apparently crossed the border into Syria. Their intention seems to be to join the Islamic State and it looks… Continue reading

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Anna Soubry arriving in Downing Street on reshuffle day. Picture: PA

Anna Soubry’s choice of words raises eyebrows

25 February 2015 17:06

After Inside the Commons drew to a close last night, a new row involving the House of Commons documentary developed. Reports have emerged claiming that in unused footage an MP was… Continue reading

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House of Cards creator reveals rift with BBC over ‘insensitive’ Margaret Thatcher plot

25 February 2015 8:30

The third series of the American adaptation of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey, will see the programme go in a different direction to the political trilogy on which… Continue reading

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CCTV footage of two of the girls at Gatwick airport (Photo: PA)

To be ‘groomed’ is to gain instant victim status

24 February 2015 16:01

A minor point, I suppose, but one worth noting. It was stated on the BBC and in the liberal press that these three girls who have scuttled off to Syria… Continue reading

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Want to stop nice British girls going to Syria? Then show them the X-rated ‘Joy of Jihad’

23 February 2015 18:15

I’m with Rod on the wannabe jihadi brides going to Syria.  The whole official approach demonstrated by the BBC et al is just the same as the government-sponsored videos that… Continue reading

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A photo of Shamima Begum, one of the missing schoolgirls (Photo: Laura Lean/Getty)

Should we actually be worried about the Syria-bound schoolgirls?

23 February 2015 9:42

Are you terribly worried about those three London ‘schoolgirls’ who have gone off to fight for the Islamic State in Syria? I must admit I haven’t lost an awful lot… Continue reading

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Confirmed: Inside the Commons will reveal ‘rift’ between John Bercow and Robert Rogers

12 February 2015 16:24

Speculation has been rife that John Bercow’s decision to let cameras into the commons for a BBC documentary will backfire on him. Reports have claimed that the Speaker of the Commons is… Continue reading

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Wolf Hall upsets horticulturists with its ‘historical plant inaccuracies’

11 February 2015 15:53

First, Wolf Hall upset a number of members of the Catholic faith with its depiction of St Thomas More. The Bishop of Shrewsbury went so far as to claim that… Continue reading

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