BBC

Is there any point infiltrating the Tory party?

29 August 2018 14:01

The recurring story of the summer recess – aside from allegations of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia within the main two parties…

Is the BBC scared of the transgender debate?

15 August 2018 13:30

I like the BBC. I like the idea of a national broadcaster and I like a lot of BBC output.…

The BBC’s new female panel show is patronising to women

5 August 2018 9:00

Where’s the F in News, new on Radio 4, is ‘an energetic, intelligent female-anchored show with a female panel’, according…

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…