Category: Policy

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The BBC and Diana-gate

John Elsom

Among those quick to attack (and defend) the BBC for the deplorable tactics whereby Martin Bashir obtained his interview with Princess Diana in 1995, one voice has been notably silent – that of John Birt, the BBC’s director general at the time. Fortunately, his valuable opinions have not been lost.

The budget and social care reform: well, it got a mention

John Cole
social care reform

John Cole writes about the lack of social care reform in the UK, and the government’s historic failure to act. There is seemingly a lack of care and interest in the topic, hence why the Conservatives fail to mention it during elections, and in their policies.