Has the BBC lost its "bottle" - or appetite for confrontation - with government? The Corporation's former Baghdad Bureau Chief Patrick Howse thinks so after witnessing their lack of appetite for Jennifer Arcuri's revelations about her four year affair with Boris Johnson when he was London Mayor. Was there a conflict of interest between Johnson's role and Arcuri receiving more than £100,000 of taxpayers cash and attending trade missions with him? He discusses the episode with Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu who wrote to the BBC asking why they hadn't covered the story in their flagship news programmes.
Plus Richard Wilson explains the origins of his campaigning organisation Stop Funding Hate.
Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.
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