The BBC has bought a new brand of whitewash

17th September 2017 6

‘As a journalist it’s my responsibility to give people information that is relevant to their lives,’ opined Robert Peston, political editor and presenter on ITV News, speaking on R4, 15th Sept 2017. His sense of duty doesn’t seem to be shared by everyone in his profession. BBC Reporter Lucy Ash presented, ‘The French East End,’ this week without revealing who … [Read on]

Another mother’s son

12th September 2017 2

Strangers to nuance with no feeling for or understanding of the past are busy trying to smash historic statues and rip our colourful ancestors down from their plinths, but some of us prefer to think of many people we’d like to put up there. We want more statues to the great and the not so good, to men and women … [Read on]

The Burkification of Britain

7th September 2017 4

We live in an age where most ‘right thinking’ people, at the BBC, education and the Church of England, are letting the concept of gender disappear, our more progressive universities dropping the pronouns, ‘He’ and ‘She’ in favour of the all inclusive ‘They.’ That may seems strange to some but it’s surely even stranger that at the same time, increasing … [Read on]

Carnival of Crime

1st September 2017 3

Southend-on-Sea Carnival boasts one of the largest processions in Europe its sixty garish floats attracting about 20,000 people. Strangely there’s never any mention of it on the news. For the BBC it doesn’t exist, no more significant than the average English summer fete going on somewhere in white middle England. For the press it’s not news worthy as no one … [Read on]

Poggers, elves and baby Barbara Windsors

8th August 2017 3

On a recent trip to sunny Shropshire it was relaxing to leave behind the London centred, southern bubble of anxiety about tortuous sexual politics, currently flooding our cultural world, led by the National Trust, Tate Modern with its six month long ‘Queer British Art,’ the BBC disporting its TV ‘Queer season,’ which even managed to get into the trenches of … [Read on]

Do male bottoms sell more Fairy liquid than female bottoms ?

23rd July 2017 4

According to the Advertising Standards Authority adverts like this cause harm ? Advert Last summer I met a number of transgendered persons protesting about the old BBC’s warhorse Jenni Murray speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival. They told me that she should not be allowed to speak because in an article in the Sunday Times she’d written that transgendered men were … [Read on]

The Return of Nigel Farage ?

21st July 2017 5

Strolling through Oxford with a friend last June we were suddenly assailed by a fat youth with studs on his face who accused us of ruining his life. It took us a moment to realise he was referring to the result of the referendum the day before. ‘Your generation has destroyed our chances,’ he whinged. ‘You have ruined my life.’ … [Read on]

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