by Martin Odoni

I sent a disapproving response to some of the details in the Forde Report earlier. Well guess what? I have already had a reply. Well done, Fordies! Good work, really eager to engage the public and get to the nitty-gritty of your analysis…

Dear Mr Odoni

Many thanks for email and for taking the time to read the report in full.

We believe that the report is robust both in its use of evidence and conclusions.

Yours sincerely,

Forde Inquiry Secretariat

Ah. Well that really… completely ignored all the points I raised and questions I asked.

Now, five years ago, long-time readers may recall, I sent a complaint to BBC Question Time for the show’s blatant tendency to put Tory plants in its audiences. I am very much reminded of that experience because the reply I received was very, how can I put this?… very generic. In fact it was almost verbatim the same as replies other complainants received.

Please, everyone, submit a question to the Inquiry at Then, if you should receive a reply, please post it in the comments section below.

Let us see if the Forde panel of Inquiry treat the public with the same lazy contempt the BBC treat us with.

A report veiled in its authors’ yellowness, and with blame on both sides