The Age of the Snitch
A nurse suspended for praying. Carol Thatcher sacked
for a private remark. How public sector informers are creating Stasi Britain...
by Melanie Phillips
have to pinch yourself to remember that Britain has historically
always been the cradle of liberty. For today we seem to be sliding
inexorably into a culture of control which would have been very
familiar to the Stasi or the KGB.
the daughter of former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher, now faces being
banned from the BBC after reportedly referring to an unnamed tennis
player as reminding her of a "golliwog."
was crowned Queen of the Jungle in the 2005 reality series I'm
A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, has been a regular presenter
on The One Show a daily magazine programme on BBC
One for three years and is described as part of the family
on the BBC website.
the BBC threw her out by announcing in the wake of the "golliwog"
row that it now had "no plans" to use her again in her
regular presenting slot.
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Phillips writes for the Daily
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