Listen: Lucy Powell discusses her ‘very new relationship’ with Jeremy Corbyn

14 September 2015 15:59

Lucy Powell is back. As Steerpike reported this morning, Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Ed Miliband’s blunder-prone deputy campaign chief as Labour’s shadow education…

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Corbyn wins: a delicious humiliation for the liberal Left

12 September 2015 13:06

The groans that must be coming from the newsrooms of the Guardian and the BBC right now! With a descant…


Watch: Tory MP accuses BBC of bias over ‘amateurish’ Newsnight Yemen special

11 September 2015 19:03

With charter renewal looming, the BBC is under increasing scrutiny from the government to justify its licence fee. So it’s…

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The truth? Most people don’t want more refugees coming to Britain

8 September 2015 17:24

I had intended to write something about the refugees, the migrants, for this week’s magazine – but we were well…

Bernard Jenkin and James Naughtie.

Listen: Bernard Jenkin vs. James Naughtie on BBC bias and the EU referendum

8 September 2015 10:03

The government’s humiliating defeat on purdah is the first major victory for Eurosceptics in the battle on how the EU referendum is…


Why is the BBC’s latest ‘documentary’ on China fronted by someone who doesn’t know anything about China?

7 September 2015 16:08

The BBC’s latest pretty young face is Billie JD Porter. The 23-year-old is entirely lovable. With her brown roots proudly showing, that…

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David Attenborough ‘turned away’ from Lord Hall’s BBC speech

7 September 2015 15:44

With the BBC facing the prospect of cuts as a result of the government’s charter renewal, there has never been a more…

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Paul Mason comes to Alex Salmond’s defence over BBC bias

1 September 2015 10:10

With Alex Salmond currently engaged in a war of words with Nick Robinson over the BBC’s ‘disgraceful’ coverage of the…

John Bercow attends Wimbledon

MPs enjoy a summer of freebies

17 August 2015 9:29

With MPs being awarded a 10 per cent pay rise this summer, politicians have been left having to defend their annual salary of…

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The perfect storm: a right-on charity run by a right-on woman and a right-on BBC executive

10 August 2015 15:31

The BBC’s Creative Director, Alan Yentob, seems to have spent the last week or so dashing from studio to studio…

Investigation In Jimmy Savile Allegations Continues

The BBC is biased in favour of the establishment, not the government

9 August 2015 13:30

The BBC was created out of the ether in 1922. Its first director general, Lord Reith, inhabited a cupboard some…

Quentin Letts

BBC ‘environment analyst’ explodes on Twitter as BBC presenter mocks Met Office’s climate prophecies

6 August 2015 22:16

Climate change is the subject of a complex debate in which, increasingly, experts disagree with each other. Nearly all of them believe in…

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Tony Hall: the BBC is like James Bond

23 July 2015 13:24

As staff at the BBC face cuts and budget tightening following the Government’s plans to reform the Corporation, their director-general Tony…


Laura Kuenssberg is appointed as the BBC’s new political editor

22 July 2015 16:41

After weeks of speculation over who will be the BBC’s next political editor, a senior BBC employee today announced on Twitter…


Bill Turnbull joins the BBC’s C-word hall of fame

21 July 2015 12:57

Bill Turnbull has achieved online fame after he mispronounced a word on the BBC Breakfast sofa earlier today. During the…


Jeremy Vine finds his exit poll prediction is no laughing matter

17 July 2015 16:50

Nick Robinson recently revealed Jeremy Vine’s off-air reaction to the exit poll on election night. ‘So Scotland will go independent…


First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt

16 July 2015 12:32

When James Naughtie steps down from the Today programme this autumn, his Jeremy Hunt gaffe will stand out as one of…

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Keep the cops away from the radical clerics, be they Christian or Muslim

15 July 2015 13:40

If you want to see our grievance-ridden, huckster-driven future, looks to Northern Ireland, which has always been a world leader…


Revealed: the documentary the BBC doesn’t want you to see

14 July 2015 11:35

Nate Silver has a lot to answer for. Yes, he called the US general election correctly – but he then led…

White Dee with her daugher Caitlin

Amanda Platell is wrong: only Ch4 would have had the guts to screen Benefits Street

11 July 2015 10:42

My Saturday morning would not be complete without Amanda Platell’s delicious put-downs in the Daily Mail, usually aimed at people…


Place your bets! Bookies reveal favourites to be next BBC political editor

10 July 2015 17:19

Yesterday Nick Robinson confirmed reports that he is leaving his role as the BBC’s political editor to join the Today…

The BBC's Wimbledon coverage has changed venue following complaints from viewers

BBC performs U-turn over Wimbledon 2Day

7 July 2015 12:52

Last night Clare Balding greeted viewers of the BBC’s much lampooned Wimbledon 2Day with the news that they had relocated from…


Isil stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Does David Cameron not realise this?

2 July 2015 18:09

It is very easy to make David Cameron and the Scottish National Party look ridiculous. But as every soldier and…

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Why are politicians trying to boss the BBC around?

2 July 2015 17:16

One of the most striking things about the debate in the Commons this afternoon on Britain and International Security was…

Connie St Louis

Connie St Louis, the woman who brought down Sir Tim Hunt, faces questions over her CV. Where’s the media coverage?

28 June 2015 17:53

Connie St Louis, director of City University’s Science Journalism MA, is the woman who brought Sir Tim Hunt’s career crashing…