Today programme

Nigel Farage shows why he shouldn’t lead the ‘No’ campaign

1 September 2015 9:23

Nigel Farage is kickstarting Ukip’s ‘No’ campaign this week, having grown fed up with the lack of momentum from other corners. On…

David Blunkett is the latest Labour grandee to attack Corbyn. But is this the right strategy?

19 August 2015 8:34

Day after day, Labour’s big beasts are being wheeled out one by one. Yesterday it was Neil Kinnock, today it’s David…

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk…

Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall deny Peter Mandelson asked them to drop out

17 August 2015 8:46

He may be out of power but Labour’s Prince of Darkness is still attempting to pull the strings. Today’s Daily Telegraph reports that Peter…

Who in Labour will fight to bring back sanity and honesty and dignity? Not John Prescott

23 July 2015 14:10

When I heard John Prescott was going on the Today programme, I must admit that I expected him to urge…

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP is using foxhunting to kick the Tories — and will intervene on English issues again

14 July 2015 8:39

It has only taken the SNP 68 days to jettison its principles for some good old Tory bashing. On the Today programme, Nicola Sturgeon…

Nicky Morgan: intolerance of homosexuality in schools may be a sign of extremism

30 June 2015 9:19

Nicky Morgan is taking the fight against radicalisation into the classroom. On the Today programme, the Education Secretary outlined what her department is doing to…

Will Labour’s efforts to paint the Conservatives as a party of the rich backfire?

16 February 2015 9:03

Quite naturally, the latest foray by Labour into pointing fingers at Tory tax avoiders has led to two scraps, firstly…

The Today programme is already ‘diverse’ – despite what Lenny Henry thinks

31 December 2014 11:33

Did you enjoy the BBC Today programme this morning, guest edited by the, uh, comedian Lenny Henry and featuring interviewees…

What is going on at the RSPCA?

11 August 2014 17:24

listen to ‘John Humphrys and the #RSPCA case of Claude the cat ’ on Audioboo The RSPCA have hit the…

Flight MH17: the unctuous Bishop James Jones shows off on ‘Thought for the Day’

21 July 2014 18:00

Perhaps it’s my imagination, but every time the Rt Rev James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool, pops up on Thought…

Why is the opera world so damn uptight?

12 June 2014 14:07

God, opera singers are touchy. You dare to analyse how they look, you dare to criticise the enormous subsidies they…

Nigel Evans: I am not seeking to return to the position of Deputy Speaker

14 April 2014 11:16

Nigel Evans, who was cleared last week of sexual assault and rape, has described the last 11 months as torturous,…

Jimmy Carter talks sense about the late Nelson Mandela

7 December 2013 15:38

Rod Liddle’s observation about the death of Nelson Mandela, cut off, alas, at the age of 95, hardly needs supplementing…

Should state education be abolished?

11 November 2013 14:09

These days I find myself so drifting away from the bounds of acceptable opinion that I don’t even shout at…

Radio is more representative of middle England than TV

15 October 2013 12:45

Greetings from the 2013 Radio Festival, in Salford. I’m here to take part in a debate about whether or not…

The worrying ‘hyper-inflation’ of human rights

11 September 2013 14:34

There is a term which ought to be in better use – ‘human rights inflation’. This is the means by…

Jim Naughtie tells Sunny Hundal to ‘shut up’

14 August 2013 12:19

Listeners to the Today programme were treated to some comedy this morning, when noted Ed Miliband fan-boy Sunny Hundal tried…

Immigration allows Britain to fake progress, not make progress

20 July 2013 10:46

Is Britain addicted to immigration? I argued so in my Telegraph column yesterday and Radio 4’s Today programme held a…

Dear Mary on mobile phone etiquette, playing bridge, and the weather

3 July 2013 11:29

The Spectator’s Mary Killen — otherwise known as ‘Dear Mary‘ — was on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning discussing whether…