Is BBC biased? Dinner featuring ex-Cabinet Minister John Whittingdale. Grab one of the last tickets

Hot on the heels of our first TCW debate of the year, The Conservative Woman is pleased to announce the line-up for our inaugural TCW Dinner next Wednesday 22nd March at Boisdale restaurant in London’s Victoria.

The theme of our first dinner will be: ‘Need we banish the BBC?’

Guest speakers: Former Culture Secretary Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP and the Director of News-watch, and TCW writer, David Keighley.

John Whittingdale, as Culture Secretary under David Cameron from 2015 to 2016, oversaw the most recent renewal of the BBC Charter. Critics claimed he “ducked the opportunity for substantial reform”. Mr Whittingdale said he wanted to ensure the Corporation “continues to deliver the best possible service for licence fee payers” whilst focusing on “high quality, distinctive content”.

David Keighley, as a former BBC PR executive, is one of the Corporation’s most outspoken critics. He has slammed the “all-out war against what the Corporation sees as ‘populism’” and continually exposed how the BBC operated inside a “deeply biased, liberal bubble”.

They will consider whether the BBC is capable of living up to its renewed Charter requirements for impartiality and balance

Readers of The Conservative Woman can apply for tickets at£75 for a three course menu including drinks.

Spaces are very limited so please apply soon by emailing

The Conservative Woman

  • Harley Quin

    Is the BBC biased? Is the Pope a Catholic? Hang on a moment………..

  • Benthic

    Of course the BBC is biased just look at their attitude to AGW, their secret meeting they had tried to keep secret.

    ‘The BBC spent thousands of pounds over six years attempting to “cover up” a climate change seminar credited with shaping its coverage of the environment, it emerged today.
    At least £20,000 was paid out by the corporation battling a Freedom of Information request about the conference that featured lectures by green activists and scientists, it was revealed.
    Almost 30 of the BBC’s most senior executives – including the head of TV news and future director-general – attended the event in 2006 which was funded with a grant from the former Labour government.’

  • Slightly off topic but parallel; I suspect some may have noticed that President Trump’s proposed budget is out. The interesting part: PBS $0.00, NPR $0.00 (These two comprise our version of the BBC) NEA (Arts) $0.00, NEH (Humanities, whatever that might be) $0.00. My point, hang in there, change can happen.

    • D. A. Christianson wrote:

      The interesting part … hang in there, change can happen.

      It can, it does and it is sorely needed, and soon, however, in the case of broadcasting, the refusal to fund public sector broadcasting is not going to result in an improvement in commercial broadcasting, which is even more dire than generic ‘PBS’ on your side of the ‘pond’ and on our side.

      The only way to improve broadcasting as a whole is to stop watching and listening to all broadcast output.

      • Agreed, but I doubt the average (whatever that is) person is going to do that. I usually have something running myself, not that I could tell you ten minutes later what they said, muzak is what it amounts to, for me.

  • Politically__Incorrect

    The BBC is clearly in breach of the terms it’s Royal Charter, especially on the issue of political impartiality. Is there no sanction for such breaches? Are there no conditions under which the charter can be revoked or amended to enforce impartiality?