The upside of a new cross-party appointments process would be distance from the government of the day. The downside is the danger of boiling it down to a lowest common denominator.
We wondered why no effort was made to square the Government. Perhaps the Culture Select Committee can establish whether it was – and what happened.
They do vital work that benefits the whole nation, but won’t be able to compete with the Big Tech giants unless ministers take action now.
It has become increasingly clear that all this is less about what he did and entirely about who he is.
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
The next few months should see the start of a proper, root-and-branch review of the Corporation to help it find a new model and a new role.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”