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Michael Grade resigns as BBC chairman
Grade departure ‘will not delay BBC licence deal’

The resignation of BBC chairman Michael Grade will not affect the negotiations over the corporation’s licence fee, culture secretary Tessa Jowell has argued. She admitted the news had “come as a great surprise to everyone” but said the BBC was “bigger than any one person, even a chairman as successful and dominant as Michael”. Mr… Read more »

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Labour and the Tories owe almost £60m in loans
Labour admits major financial problems

Labour has admitted it is in an “extremely challenging financial position” after new figures show it owes £23.4 million in loans. Electoral Commission data today shows Labour and the Conservatives owe almost £60 million in loans between them, with the latter owing just over £35.3 million. It is the first time such contributions have had… Read more »

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