Commenting on the plans announced by Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, to close BBC Radio 6 Music, Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, said: “I welcome that the BBC is thinking hard about what it does and where it should focus in future, but politicians should avoid compromising the BBC’s independence by giving a [...]
Hard to see the idea of holding an inquiry in public ‘whenever possible’ as undesirable, isn’t it?
Unless of course, the war was started by your party contrary to your party’s and public opinion. And if the British public was misled about the intelligence justification, purpose and legality of the war. And if the war was a [...]
Cobra Beer tastes bitter to unsecured creditors [...]
Nadine Dorries get hysterical about the public exposure of MPs expenses. Prime Ministers have understood the public mood all too well. Mass suicide is only likely if Brown calls a snap general election. [...]
Gordon Brown is now proposing that Yet Another Quango (YAQ) should regulate the House of Commons. Yet the House of Commons already has a regulator – the electorate. This proposal threatens to create a topsy-turvy democracy, where an unelected YAQ lords it over the sovereignty of Parliament. We’re got enough problems with Brussels never mind YAQ.
Many MPs and journalists have been worrying about the damage that the Telegraph‘s daily exposés are having on the reputation of Parliament. Iain Dale, writing about his friend Nadine Dorries’ treatment by the Daily Telegraph, questioned, as have many other commentators, for how much longer the media frenzy can continue:
The Telegraph is publishing yet another raft of allegations against MPs tomorrow. [...]