Should Scotland become independent?

June 30, 2009

As Scotland prepares to celebrate 10 years of devolution on July 1, the question of whether the nation should gain full independence from the Union refuses to go away.

Unchristian comments about BBC’s new head of religion?

June 23, 2009

The BBC is coming in for flak about its religious coverage, much of it centring on its incoming head of religious broadcasting.

Do you object to your money going to private broadcasters?

June 16, 2009

It has been suggested that the BBC could be forced to give up some of its income from the licence fee to help fund regional news on commercial broadcasters such as ITV which are struggling during the downturn.

Should BBC salaries be secret?

June 4, 2009

As the annual chore of filling in tax returns looms on the horizon again, many taxpayers might be reflecting longer than usual this year about just where the money is going.

Time to dump premium-rate?

June 1, 2009

The thought of ringing up a mega-corporation with a query or complaint elicits a mental – and at times even audible – groan from among the most stoic of people.

“The Apprentice” is a one-horse race

May 28, 2009

At the moment it looks as if only one person can win this series of BBC One’s “The Apprentice” – and this is Kate Walsh. The 27-year-old is the only candidate with any natural flair for business and has shone in every task. Last night’s episode was no different.

“The Apprentice” candidates are all washed up

May 14, 2009

The task on last night’s episode of “The Apprentice” had to be the hardest of the series so far. Sir Alan Sugar met the candidates at the O2 Arena, formally the Millenium Dome, and gave them all a lesson in the art of re-branding.

Pants Man leaves “The Apprentice”

May 7, 2009

After shouting his way through the previous tasks, estate agent Philip Taylor was booted off ”The Apprentice” last night for breaking that age-old rule: never mix business with pleasure.

The invisible man leaves “The Apprentice”

April 30, 2009

So long Noorul Choudhury, we barely knew you. Mainly because we did not even know you existed.

“The Apprentice” candidates not worth very much

April 29, 2009

The chief villain of the latest series of “The Apprentice”, now at the half-way stage, is undoubtedly Belfast-born Ben Clarke, who has wound up not just his fellow contestants and Sir Alan Sugar but everyone at home watching the show.