Today programme

Hats off to Sarah Montague

11 June 2013 17:12

Well done to the BBC Today programme’s Sarah Montague for not screaming abuse at Tommy Robinson, the English Defence League…

The BBC’s great public service: Cancelling the Today programme

18 February 2013 14:10

Is it true that the Today programme did not go out this morning?  If so the strikers have done a…

Cameron needs results that match his words

23 April 2012 10:21

Further to James’s post on the Cameron interview, here’s what jumped out at me: 1. ‘Governments have difficult months. This…

Cameron tries to return to the big picture

23 April 2012 9:05

David Cameron is out doing the media rounds today. He wants to, in his words, get back to the ‘big…

Transcript: Nick Clegg on the budget and the local elections

18 April 2012 12:48

Here’s the full transcript of this morning’s Today programmeinterview with Nick Clegg: James Naughtie: Coalition government involves some pretty hard…

Transcript: Balls vs Alexander on tax credits

5 April 2012 15:06

On the Today programme this morning, Ed Balls aired his criticisms of the government’s tax credit changes — which come…

Transcript: Osborne defends his Budget

22 March 2012 13:09

Here’s the full transcript of this morning’s Today programmeinterview with George Osborne: Evan Davis: If you believe in using the…

Transcript: Grayling on work experience

24 February 2012 12:51

On the Today Programme this morning, Employment Minister Chris Grayling defended the government’s Work Experience programme in light of the…

Letts for DG

21 February 2012 14:05

How does Quentin Letts for Director General of the BBC sound to CoffeeHousers? He’s certainly putting himself forward, and in…

Prescott’s pitch for the police commissioner job

15 February 2012 17:50

How strange — John Prescott is fast becoming the poster boy for elected police commissioners. He appeared on the Today…

Transcript: Gove on sacking teachers

13 January 2012 12:03

This morning, the Education Secretary went on the Today programme to explain his plans to make it easier to sack…

Miliband tries to get his message heard

10 January 2012 11:04

Ed Miliband is trying to do something interesting today. He is attempting to answer the question, ‘what’s the point of…

Dave talks film, finances and Europe

6 January 2012 13:28

It was the second of the Today Programme’s New Year’s interviews with the three party leaders today; this one with…

When will MPs wake up to Shale?

25 October 2011 11:49

It’s just baffling. The House of Commons committee on energy has today publisheda report entitled “UK Energy Supply: Security or…

Labour is caught on a fork

21 September 2011 11:34

Listen to John Prescott on the Today programme this morning and you may begin to understand the complexity of the…

The riots, one month on

6 September 2011 12:04

A month has passed since the riots, and it still feels as if nobody has grasped what really happened. The…

I spy a BBC bias

6 September 2011 10:47

With Colonel Gaddafi’s compound lying in ruins and every self-respecting reporter combing through the wreckage, it was only a matter…

Osborne and Johnson battle over the new tax divide

4 January 2011 9:14

Now here’s a thing: a radio appearance by Alan Johnson that actually clarified some details about Labour’s economic policy in…

Now the Tories have an issue to get stuck into…

7 December 2010 9:33

While Nick Clegg battles on the tuition fee front, another internal conflict breaks out for the coalition today: prisons. And…

Naughty Naughtie

6 December 2010 8:58

James Naughtie with some very improper language on the Today Programme this morning. NSFW, and all that. You have been…