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Posts Tagged: Andrew Neil
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
The Prime Minister’s Brexit night message should have been broadcast on BBC and ITN.
And the axeing of the Victoria Derbyshire Show suggests that the next Director General must be a transformational one.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
John O’Connell: The tax choice ahead. Johnson, and the highest burden since Attlee. Or Corbyn, and…the highest ever.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
Anyone who still believes that the Labour leader is a suitable Prime Minister should watch this tape.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Plus: Brexit Derangement Syndrome sufferers have gone fully tonto due to prorogation. And three cheers for Andrew Neil.
The veteran broadcaster put Johnson under severe pressure…but it’s very late in the day in the contest.
Both candidates were grilled for half an hour each by the This Week and Politics Live presenter.
The front-runner has so far played it safe when it comes to the media, but the BBC’s premier political interviewer could yet make mincemeat of him.
The Corporation’s proposals represent a surrender to the modern trend of fracturing of political debate into regional silos and online echo-chambers.
Plus: Local elections – Jacqui Smith and I step in where the BBC won’t go. And: my advice to Rudd? KBO – as Churchill used to put it.