Thank Evans for a glimpse of humour on the BBC

For The Mash, get smashed. Certainly, some form of anaesthetic is essential when watching The Mash Report, BBC2’s satirical and surreal news show – their words, not mine – which a few days ago...

To walk away from marriage is to abandon your duty

Few would contest that public debate in Britain has become more barbarous. It has become barbarous in a very specific sense: that a desire to do something is very often presented as the sole...

Trump is up for the fight, and Middle America is behind him

Just what kind of political animal is Donald Trump? Stay inside the political bubble and he will perplex you. Think outside and it becomes clear. Ignore the cries of ‘He’s a fascist’ from people who...

Reader’s comment: The bleak midwinter

In response to Harry Wilkinson: Ignore the biased BBC – fracking is the future, No HS2...No EU wrote: Millions of OAPs dread winter, as they can no longer afford to heat their homes properly, just...

Reader’s comment: More than just nostalgia

In response to Niall McCrae: Don’t meddle with the doughty Express, Robert wrote: Interesting piece. I would take issue with the notion that the Express has simply been campaigning to get us free from Brussels...

Spot the difference

According to this story on the BBC News website, the authors of a report ‘said income inequality was the biggest factor’ in the life expectancy gap between rich and poor. The executive summary of the...

DfID must be scrapped to stop charity fat cats getting another penny

The developing news about Oxfam – not news at all for many of its employees and people working in conflict and disaster zones – is indicative of systemic failures within the charitable sector. For...

Don’t meddle with the doughty Express

Political theatre worthy of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Sky News political editor Faisal Islam stands outside 10 Downing Street speculating on an important Cabinet meeting, when Jacob Rees-Mogg appears, holding a large box....

Reader’s comment: After Fake News, Fake Comedy

In response to Nick Booth: Mash of the Day: Left-wingers, own goals, missed chances – everything but a decent joke, Richie P wrote: The BBC's mastered the art of Fake News and now it's just...

Reader’s comment: Symptom of a sick society

In response to Neil McKeganey: Drug abuse is a crime issue, not a health issue, tiger wrote: As a pharmacist of many years experience I shudder at the prospect of liberal drug policy. First off, all...