Tag Archives: Radio 4 Today

What, exactly, is no platforming?

Earlier this week I was asked whether I would go on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show to discuss freedom of speech and no platforming in universities. This comes on the back of giving evidence in December to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on the same topic. Sadly, I had to turn the BBC […]

Another Day, Another Inaccuracy

I have just submitted this formal complaint to the BBC about an interview this morning on freedom of speech and no platforming. Basically, the allegation that Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell have been no platformed keeps being broadcast by the BBC. It’s time for this to stop. On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, […]

Today’s Transphobia

Around 10:30 this morning, I received an email from one of the researchers on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme who I spoke with at length last month. He was working towards what turned out to be a half-hour slot on last Wednesday’s programme. In his email today, he wondered what in particular was transphobic in […]

Betrayal of Hopes

One of the saddest things about listening to the interview with the guy from Teeside on this morning’s Today programme on Radio 4 was hearing his history. He had a good standard of living working in the steel industry and then, when the Redcar steelworks closed, he’d had to downsize and take a much lower […]

I’ve Got A Right To Say It

It was Nick Robinson’s interview with Michael Caine on Friday’s BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that got me thinking. It wasn’t so much that it became a fairly uncritical opinion piece on what is maybe the most important political debate facing us in the next 18 months. Instead, I was wondering what expertise Mr Caine […]