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Blue on Blue: Nadine Dorries attacks Anna Soubry – ‘they’ve lost the plot’

17 July 2018 12:40

Oh dear. As No 10 attempt to stop more Commons rebellions today on the customs bill, relations between Tory Remain…

Gary Lineker tops the BBC pay league

11 July 2018 12:31

Whether or not England win their World Cup semi-final tonight, one thing is guaranteed: Gary Lineker has plenty to be…

No more BBC Mairs for Boris Johnson

2 July 2018 16:24

The news that Eddie Mair is departing the BBC for LBC has been met with disappointment by his former comrades.…

Dealing with Question Time’s left-wing claque

24 June 2018 9:00

The departure of David Dimbleby from Question Time is certainly sad from the point of view of the panellist. He was, in…

John Mann’s encounter with Kim Jong-il

15 June 2018 11:10

We’ve all been there. You’re at a work event, you don’t really know anyone so soon you end up talking…

Why weather apps can’t be trusted

7 June 2018 15:03

The Times reports this morning that Bournemouth business leaders are hugely annoyed with the BBC, whose weather app predicted thick…

How to fix the BBC’s Brexit bias

2 June 2018 9:00

Starbucks will close all its outlets for four working hours to train its staff out of ‘unconscious bias’, a decision…

Watch: Anna Soubry speaks for the nation on Question Time… for once

25 May 2018 12:11

These days Mr S rarely – if ever – finds himself agreeing with Anna Soubry on politics. The arch-Remainer has…

The BBC gave Steve Bannon a platform – and it was fascinating

24 May 2018 13:50

If the BBC really is, as Steve Bannon says, a communications department of the global elite, they messed up badly…

Watch: Emma Barnett skewers Barry Gardiner over Brexit comments

20 May 2018 19:57

Oh dear. Although Theresa May’s divided government is currently in a state of deadlock over Brexit, the Prime Minister can…

Why the BBC weather forecasts wind me up

13 May 2018 8:30

One of George Santayana’s most famous dicta is that ‘To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state…

Watch: Martin Lewis schools Labour MP on Question Time over tuition fees

4 May 2018 16:09

In the flurry of excitement over the local elections, Chi Onwurah’s Question Time appearance has been cruelly overlooked. Happily, Mr…

Watch: Emily Thornberry booed on Question Time over Russia

20 April 2018 11:05

This week Question Time moved to Chesterfield with a panel comprised of Liz Truss, Emily Thornberry, Vince Cable, Nesrine Malik and…

BBC’s car-crash television

16 April 2018 15:37

They say the term ‘car crash TV’ is over-used these days. However, Mr S is pretty sure a case of…

Simon McCoy adds yet another BBC gaffe to his list

12 April 2018 9:50

Simon McCoy has a reputation for being the BBC’s most gaffe-prone presenter. On Wednesday, he reminded viewers why. As Jane…

When will people learn to pronounce Sajid Javid’s name properly?

8 April 2018 19:22

Earlier on this morning, Andrew Marr tried his hand at Urdu. Or was it Punjabi? In any case, he made…

Sunday shows round-up: Christopher Wylie – ‘I want a democratic mandate for Brexit’

8 April 2018 18:19

The former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm notoriously suspended by Facebook for harvesting details of up…

Does the BBC think northerners starved under the Tories?

7 March 2018 16:45

Why does almost every BBC programme have to turn into lefty propaganda? For the past few Tuesday nights, there has…

How the MeToo movement is affecting YouToo

27 February 2018 12:57

A well-placed source told me recently that late last year the BBC pulled plans to show the Oscar-winning film American…

The good news about Gaza you won’t hear on the BBC

9 February 2018 12:54

Donald Trump’s election as US president has meant the whole notion of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ is now very…

The Today programme has become Woman’s Hour

6 February 2018 11:44

Anniversaries are very interesting, of course, but all the same I think a news programme ought to revolve around, well,…

Will the BBC go back to ignoring grooming gangs?

4 February 2018 11:41

The future of modern Britain looks set to be an unusually complicated affair. Take just one piece of news that…

What the BBC won’t tell you about the leaked Brexit forecasts

30 January 2018 9:24

The leaked government Brexit forecasts have this morning been reported by the BBC just as its leakers intended: as embarrassing…

Carrie Gracie’s first-world problem

13 January 2018 8:30

Carrie Gracie is more or less in the right, but I did laugh out loud when I heard her, on…

Watch: Question Time audience member calls out Labour hypocrisy over Toby Young

12 January 2018 8:59

This week Question Time moved to Islington. David Dimbleby chaired a panel comprised of Dominic Raab, Labour’s Dawn Butler, Gina Miller,…