The G

BY BEN PENSANT Every true liberal loves The Guardian. There’s been surveys and everything. Sure, the relationship between principled progressives and Britain’s favourite left-wing love-sheet has been somewhat rocky during the Corbyn years, and no-one has been more vociferous than me in demanding the paper’s subversive elements are dealt with in the strongest possible manner. (Or at the very least sent regular death threats on … Continue reading The G

Bring it On – The BBC Referendum

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Since 1973 there have been eleven referenda held in the UK, the majority of them have been related to the issue of devolution. The first UK-wide referendum was held in 1975 on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Community. The latest referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union took place on the 23rd June 2016, when the UK … Continue reading Bring it On – The BBC Referendum

RTÉ – Really Tiresome Emissions

BY EAMONN O’MAHONY If you thought you Brits had it bad paying out £147 a year for your TV licence, then think about us poor Irish who pay out €160 a year for our own poll tax imposed on anyone who watches the telly. We face a similar Stasi inspectorate and bailiffs, similar court appearances and jail sentences if we fail to cough up. Statistics … Continue reading RTÉ – Really Tiresome Emissions

Stop Funding Hate Censor & Suck

BY BEN PENSANT Every now and then a heart-warming example of human endeavour allows you to fleetingly forget the horror of being alive today. And my day was brightened by one such example last week when I read about the brave Dutchman who took on a supermarket chain over their micro-aggressive positioning of hate-filled newspapers where customers can see them. ‘Dear @waitrose, could you put … Continue reading Stop Funding Hate Censor & Suck

BBC Hindu “Idols” Scandal

BY JOHN ISMAEL On the 29th of August the BBC website published an article in response to the Times Muslim Fostering “scandal” which was titled, “My Muslim Family & Our Foster Kids”. It was copy taken from a BBC Asian Network interview with 28 year old Esmat Jeraj with Asian Network’s Nomia Iqbal as interviewer. In the article, the interviewee Jeraj describes how her family … Continue reading BBC Hindu “Idols” Scandal

Credit Where Credit Is Due

BY JAMIE FOSTER Credit where credit is due, James O’Brien has finally said something that is worthy of praise. On his LBC show he came out against Corbyn’s epic hypocrisy in failing to condemn the actions of the government of Venezuela despite tweeting that if one remains neutral in the face of oppression one comes out on the side of the oppressor. O’Brien is a … Continue reading Credit Where Credit Is Due

BBC3 is Marvellous

BY BEN PENSANT There are few institutions more infuriatingly disappointing than the BBC. On paper the Beeb should be cherished by progressives everywhere: state-owned, publicly funded, impeccably PC and overwhelmingly staffed by the kind of people who suffer recurring nightmares about post-Brexit hate crime and Islington kale droughts. Yet it can’t help but let itself down with its rampant anti-Corbynism, regularly smearing and disrespecting the … Continue reading BBC3 is Marvellous