If we do get a good Anglo-American trade deal, we should thank Trump’s mother

Plus: why BBC1’s Dublin Murders is a much better bet than BBC2’s The Name of the Rose

Praise be to Mary MacLeod Trump. [Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images]
Praise be to Mary MacLeod Trump. [Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images]
In an uncharacteristic fit of almost-robustness, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is ‘open-minded’ about scrapping the BBC licence fee and replacing it with a Netflix-style subscription service. Good idea. What would we actually miss if we didn’t subscribe?

Not an awful lot in my view. Some people cite David Attenborough’s nature documentaries but I certainly wouldn’t now that they have become so obtrusively propagandistic. The problem with the BBC isn’t — and never has been — lack of talented filmmakers, wildlife camera crews, presenters, actors, writers or production teams. It’s that, from news to drama, the BBC’s woke politics now subsume and corrupt its entire output.

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