licence fee

Boris is right: it’s time to scrap the BBC licence fee

9 December 2019 17:37

Has Boris decided this election is in the bag? I ask because this afternoon he’s made just about the first…

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…

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…

The Uber generation won’t stand for the BBC – but it’s still a national treasure

13 November 2015 18:05

Watching the increasingly bleak and depressing Peep Show the other night I was pleased to note that my on-screen alter…

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…

Joan Bakewell suggests over-75s pay their own licence fee

14 July 2015 11:18

Much has been made of the threat the Tories pose to the BBC after they said the corporation must take…

Cameron has one chance to abolish the licence fee and this is it

13 May 2015 13:09

As the news of John Whittingdale’s appointment as Culture Secretary came through, I happened to be sorting my pile of…

Tom Baldwin says BBC showed more bias against Labour than the Tories

13 May 2015 11:14

Ed Miliband’s spin doctor Tom Baldwin has been rather quiet since Labour’s disastrous election night results. Now the former Times journalist…

Why should the licence fee payer fund the BBC’s cultural imperialism?

22 May 2014 17:45

Picture the scene. BBC executives convene in a glass think pod in Salford to consider the latest expensive external report…

It’s time Labour talked about universal benefits

31 March 2014 10:54

For years the Nordic model has stood out as a beacon of universal welfare provision. But if you want evidence…

The Tories should pledge to cut the BBC’s licence fee

13 November 2013 14:16

There has not been much good news out of Greece since the eurozone powers decided to crush the country, but it is heartening…