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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

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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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


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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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


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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Måns Zelmerlöw’s ‘Heroes’ shows why Sweden rules the pop world

1 March 2015 15:12

This is a blog written after the first screening of Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes, which went on to win the Swedish nomination and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The world’s most-watched cultural event… 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’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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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


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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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


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


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


Assad is hoping Isis will make his regime look moderate. This is no accident

10 February 2015 11:48

Jeremy Bowen’s half-hour long interview with Bashar al-Assad is being heavily trailed by the BBC this morning.  And while it has little that is new it does provide an interesting… Continue reading

Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the Dad's Army film alonside orginal cast member Ian Lavender

Is Ian Lavender not keeping up with who Catherine Zeta-Jones is?

4 February 2015 8:00

As the last surviving member of Dad’s Army‘s main cast, Ian Lavender will be the only actor to appear in both the BBC series and the upcoming film adaptation. Although Mr… Continue reading


A modern-day lynching for BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel

3 February 2015 17:14

The news that Harper Lee has her long-awaited second novel on the way (just a casual 55 years after her one hit wonder To Kill a Mockingbird) came as a surprise to those… Continue reading

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Plot thickens over which Tory MP planned to push over cameraman

29 January 2015 12:33

After Mr S’s disclosure that a Tory MP plotted to knock over a BBC cameraman to cease filming for Inside the Commons, speculation is rife as to who the backbencher… Continue reading

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Tory MP ‘plotted to knock over’ BBC cameraman

29 January 2015 11:34

Michael Cockerell’s new documentary series inside the House of Commons saw the reporter gain unprecedented access to parliament. However, while many MPs were keen to be involved, a group of Tory MPs… Continue reading

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Robert Harris: BBC’s books coverage is a ‘disgrace’

28 January 2015 9:41

Lord Hall will be glad that he didn’t attend last night’s Costa Book Awards. Robert Harris, who chaired this year’s judges, took the opportunity to criticise the corporation’s book coverage when announcing… Continue reading

It was drinks all around when Tony Hall attended Barney Jones's leaving do

No dry January for the BBC’s finest

13 January 2015 18:03

It was no expenses spared last night at One Great George Street to toast the departure of long-time Andrew Marr Show editor Barney Jones. Most ‘leaving dos’ in journalism involve a… Continue reading


Nick Robinson vs Russell Brand: Round Two

13 January 2015 12:28

Last week Nick Robinson took a swipe at Russell Brand’s call for the public to refrain from voting, claiming that it could undermine democracy. He went so far as to say… Continue reading