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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,…

Equal pay matters – that’s why I have resigned as BBC China Editor

7 January 2018 20:33

I have been a BBC journalist for three decades. With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor…

Spotted: a right-wing comedian on the BBC

6 January 2018 19:29

I just exulted to my wife that Simon Evans had been on Radio Four’s The News Quiz. He’s a very…

Grauniad reviews organised crime drama: ‘shades of Brexit’

3 January 2018 12:18

Although we’re only three days into 2018, the Guardian has put in an early contender for the coveted title of…

The BBC’s religious programming shake-up could easily make things worse

21 December 2017 13:49

So the BBC resolves to improve its treatment of religion, to take it more seriously as a major force in…

Emily Thornberry fails the socialism test

17 November 2017 14:10

Oh dear. After a fortnight of government shambles, Jeremy Corbyn can enjoy the weekend safe in the knowledge that his…

The Spectator Podcast: Save the children!

26 October 2017 15:26

On this week’s episode we look at whether the kids are alright or if we need to talk about their…

The BBC’s self-absorption has obscured Justin Welby’s real message

30 September 2017 16:51

You have to try really hard to get any idea of what the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby actually said…

What the threat to Laura Kuenssberg says about the country we live in

25 September 2017 12:35

For perfectly understandable reasons, neither she nor her employers want to talk about it, but the fact that Laura Kuenssberg…

Watch: Paul Mason says Kim Jong-un has ‘done the world a favour’

22 September 2017 10:55

Oh dear. With North Korea threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean, world leaders are left scratching…

Sunday shows round-up: Blair says Britain can limit immigration without leaving the EU

10 September 2017 16:39

Tony Blair – Britain can limit immigration without leaving the EU Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been trying to…

Animal rights groups fail to rally outside of social media

18 August 2017 11:25

Another attempt to bring animal rights activism off social media and into the real world has faltered. Nothing changes, does…

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…