With the renewal of the BBC charter ultimately a matter for negotiation with the government of the day, we are beginning to see Auntie’s efforts to mollify Tory MPs, a number of whom think the broadcaster is a hornets nest of quasi-communists.
The latest wheeze? Frame the corporation as the veritable spear tip of Western power!
They’re not sending Evan Davis to assassinate Kim Jong Un — but they are plotting World Service short wave radio broadcasts into North Korea.
Come on Tories — are you with him or against him?!