Izzy Christiansen

Why pretend that female footballers are as good as male ones?

26 April 2016 10:35

Yay – Izzy Christiansen! Yay – Beth Mead! I daresay you were as thrilled as I was to see that…

Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in 'Miles Ahead'

Nice effort, Don Cheadle, but no film will ever do Miles Davis’s defiant, volatile music justice

20 April 2016 17:41

There’s an absolute zinger of a joke currently circulating around the London jazz scene. Miles Davis is being celebrated with…


BBC mayoral debate: Sadiq and Zac try to set the record straight over ‘extremism’ allegations

18 April 2016 23:45

As the European referendum campaign gains momentum, the London mayoral election has had to take a backseat in recent weeks when it…


The BBC sitcom Citizen Khan isn’t Islamophobic – it’s just idiotic

15 April 2016 14:50

If you’ve never watched ‘Citizen Khan’, then count yourself lucky. It’s a sitcom in the loosest sense of the word…

BBC Announces 2,900 Job Losses

The BBC must address its lack of diversity – or risk losing viewers

14 April 2016 8:07

Growing up in my Mum’s house, Wogan was king. Throughout the 1980s leading lights like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and…


Watch: Norman Smith’s live BBC broadcast interrupted by Parliament security

23 March 2016 15:02

While PMQs took place in the Commons this lunchtime, outside in the Central Lobby a protest could be heard. Disability campaigners…


Labour’s former election star distances himself from Jeremy Corbyn

15 March 2016 17:26

In 2010, Ross Kemp appeared in a party political broadcast urging the public to vote for Labour in the General Election.…


Andrew Marr accused of EU bias over Boris Johnson interview

6 March 2016 11:59

This week Nigel Farage revealed that he had been left ‘worried’ about Boris Johnson’s ability to campaign for Brexit after…

General Views of BBC Broadcasting House

The BBC has forgotten that journalism is a trade

2 March 2016 22:31

This is written from a small and dank room in the state of Arslikhan, as Private Eye calls it. My…


Video: feisty Brexit teenager leaves Cabinet member Liz Truss speechless on Question Time

26 February 2016 14:22

Despite the In campaign’s best efforts to reach the youth vote with the help of Britain Stronger in Europe board…

Today in audio: Brexit, the BBC and Corbyn’s dress sense

25 February 2016 16:49

David Owen said it was time for Britain to leave the EU. Speaking this morning, the SDP founder said Brexit…

Is the Jimmy Savile report really just an ‘expensive whitewash’?

25 February 2016 15:28

The Dame Janet Smith report into Jimmy Savile has already been labelled an ‘expensive whitewash’ by a lawyer representing 168…

The BBC isn’t much help for navigating through the Tory EU wars

23 February 2016 13:46

Trying to navigate your way through the internecine wars in the Conservative Party over the referendum? Please allow the BBC’s…


Watch: George Galloway clashes with Jo Coburn on Daily Politics

22 February 2016 14:43

Over the weekend a number of Brexit activists walked out of an anti-EU Grassroots Out rally after George Galloway was…

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The BBC has become obsessed with sex

16 February 2016 11:01

So Pope John Paul II had a mistress. That’s not quite what the BBC’s Panorama asserted, but they chucked around…


Nicholas Soames takes Robert Peston to task over his dress sense

15 February 2016 16:28

Since Robert Peston departed the BBC to join ITV as their new political editor, he has taken a relaxed approach…


Listen: John Humphrys raps to grime music on Today

12 February 2016 9:05

John Humphrys gave Today show listeners cause to splutter into their cornflakes this morning. The BBC anchor attempted to rap to…

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Dan Walker’s creationism shouldn’t disqualify him from breakfast TV

11 February 2016 17:48

According to the Times, Dan Walker, the new BBC Breakfast presenter, is ‘a creationist’. A ‘senior BBC figure’ is quoted…

Camila Batmanghelidjh reveals her private swimming pool during the BBC documentary

BBC1’s Kids Company ‘expose’ was nothing of the sort

4 February 2016 18:12

To her supporters, Camila Batmanghelidjh is a deeply caring woman whose charity Kids Company was cruelly extinguished last summer thanks…


Coffee Shots: Robert Peston goes with the faux

1 February 2016 22:15

When Robert Peston was at the BBC, his bosses were left unimpressed when his floppy hair became the story during a…


Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary ‘Big’ Benn on Newsnight

28 January 2016 0:01

While Hilary Benn has been called a lot of names in recent months by hard-left activists after he voted in favour…


Watch out Laura! Corbynistas strengthen ties with Robert Peston

27 January 2016 13:18

Even though Robert Peston has only been in his new job as ITV’s political editor for little more than a week, he…

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Green sentimentalists forget something: nature is utterly brutal

22 January 2016 12:11

Wild Lone is one of the most violent books I’ve ever read. It was published just before the last war and…

Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, outside Broadcasting House (Photo: AFP/Getty)

The BBC’s promises to change after Savile are as sincere as a prostitute’s smile

21 January 2016 17:17

It should be easy to admire the BBC’s handling of the Savile scandal. Two of its journalists, Liz MacKean and…

Savile report: 107 BBC staff had heard about Jimmy Savile’s behaviour

21 January 2016 8:24

So who knew about Jimmy Savile? Dame Janet Smith discloses that no fewer than 107 staff had heard rumours about…