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Stick around for a Corbyn premiership? ‘I’d rather walk to Sudan,’ says Channel 4 star

16 August 2017 11:45

A brief trawl of the Foreign Office’s travel advice for Brits thinking of paying a visit to Sudan will tell…

Shouldn’t Labour’s ‘gender pay audit’ begin at home?

24 July 2017 16:03

This weekend, Jeremy Corbyn was full of beans during an appearance on the Andrew Marr show. As well as frank…

Single mothers, not wealthy presenters, are the real victims of the BBC’s gender disparity

20 July 2017 16:13

There is a group of women who have every reason to feel aggrieved to learn that the BBC is paying Gary…

In defence of the BBC: a force for unity in a divided Britain

20 July 2017 9:11

The BBC is our other national religion and like the NHS it inspires a devotional intensity that can be a…

Don’t fall for the BBC spin on presenters’ pay

19 July 2017 9:02

Nothing seems to excite BBC reporters more than covering stories about the BBC. You can tell it in the tone…

Barenboim’s Brexit speech was out of order – the Proms are, and must be, politically neutral

17 July 2017 12:29

This post was first published on Slipped Disc On the first night of the BBC Proms, the German-based pianist Igor…

The Grenfell inquiry outcome must not be predetermined

8 July 2017 9:00

Having worked flat-out to defend judges over the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, the BBC has gone the…

Even the BBC’s Business Editor struggles to explain the deficit

28 June 2017 15:47

With austerity so last election, voters no longer seem too fussed by the deficit. It may be that they no…

Watch: David Dimbleby ejects heckling Corbynista from Question Time

23 June 2017 8:04

Although the Conservatives won the most votes, most seats and increased their national vote share, many Labour supporters remain convinced…

Alan Duncan is a model of indiscretion in new BBC Brexit documentary

21 June 2017 0:01

The new BBC documentary Brexit Means Brexit: The Unofficial Version lifts the lid on what has gone on behind the scenes…

Did the BBC take David Dimbleby’s right-wing bias criticism to heart?

1 June 2017 10:25

This week, David Dimbleby set the cat among the pigeons when he used an interview with the Radio Times to…

The BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall was near-perfect

15 April 2017 19:54

A politician once told me ‘You should try to remember to try to encourage us when we get things right…

Bias and the BBC: A discussion

15 April 2017 11:00

Last week, Nick Robinson wrote an article in the Radio Times saying Radio 4’s Today programme no longer has an…

Spot the difference: BBC’s varying approaches to IndyRef2

13 April 2017 15:56

Although Nick Robinson claims the BBC no longer has a duty to be balanced over Brexit now the referendum has…

Watch: Corbyn turns on BBC journalist over Syria questioning

11 April 2017 11:58

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn launched his new small business policy with a press conference at the Federation of Small Businesses. Alas…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Salmond claims May ‘will crumble’ over IndyRef2

9 April 2017 16:26

Alex Salmond – Theresa May ‘will crumble’ over Scottish referendum Despite Parliament having retired this week, the political debate rages…

Even in Manchester, the BBC’s culture is purely and achingly London

9 April 2017 9:00

An American woman started a website called ‘People I Want to Punch in the Throat’, in which she listed the…

Here’s what Sarah Sands should do with the Today programme

8 April 2017 10:30

I wonder what Sarah Sands will do to Radio 4’s Today programme? She is the first editor in more than…

Simon Jenkins lifts the lid on BBC chief’s ‘dinner circle wailing’ over Brexit

6 April 2017 18:23

This week Nick Robinson set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that the BBC no longer has a duty to…

Jeremy Corbyn undermines Scottish Labour over IndyRef2

29 March 2017 20:15

After months of mixed messages from Labour over the party’s position on Brexit, this evening Jeremy Corbyn attempted to set…

Why didn’t more MPs complain about BBC bias?

25 March 2017 9:00

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s message for the jihadi johnnies out there

24 March 2017 11:14

After a testing week which saw four fatalities and 40 injured following a terrorist incident in Westminster, ‘PrayForLondon‘ has been…

Was there a gap in Parliament’s defences?

23 March 2017 14:06

Yesterday’s appalling Islamist attack in Westminster was not just an attack on Parliament. It began on Westminster bridge, where foreign tourists…

The Brexit bunch are the real referendum whiners

21 March 2017 15:33

In an age of fanaticism, it was always unlikely that the urge to censor would be confined to the left.…

What would we do without nutcases like Steve Backshall

19 March 2017 17:00

Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall (BBC2) was perfect Sunday-night TV — one of the most enjoyable adventure travelogues…