Gary Lineker

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Richard Sharp ‘unsuitable’ for chair, says former BBC boss
John Birt says appointment process for chairman ‘fatally flawed’ due to ‘cosiness’ of Boris Johnson loan

Rachel Hall

28, Mar, 2023 @7:16 PM

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Gary Lineker wins battle with HMRC over £4.9m tax bill
Tribunal rules TV host has not failed to pay any tax or national insurance as IR35 rules do not apply to him

Mark Sweney

28, Mar, 2023 @4:01 PM

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Why can’t the left speak out like Gary Lineker? | Letters
Letters: Shelagh Young, Gideon and Margaret Ben-Tovim and Dr David Drew respond to Nesrine Malik’s article about the failure of progressives to stand up firmly to racism

22, Mar, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Stop kicking the BBC on bias. A right turn was needed, but now it’s gone too far | Roger Harrabin
The corporation was left-leaning, but now it is terrified of attacks from the right. And that’s the biggest threat as it strives for impartiality, says the writer and former BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin

Roger Harrabin

20, Mar, 2023 @3:12 PM

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The Gary Lineker affair was a warning: the culture war will come for us all in the end | Nesrine Malik
The government’s cruelty towards migrants isn’t a ringfenced issue, far from the lives of everyone else. In reality, nobody’s rights are safe, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

20, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I’ve been silenced … literally’: Gary Lineker absent from BBC after losing voice
After returning to the BBC on Saturday, Gary Lineker will miss Sunday’s coverage due to a ‘nasty cold’, with Alex Scott stepping in

Reuters and Guardian sport

19, Mar, 2023 @1:37 PM

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After Garygate, I’ve shown my BBC licence fee the red card | Stewart Lee
In response to the Gary Lineker saga, should we defund the broadcaster or continue to support it? Both options are a win for the Tories

Stewart Lee

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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May I have a word about… Linkergate and laziness | Jonathan Bouquet
The suffix may be shorthand for a scandal but I was hoping – in vain – that it would finally fade away

Jonathan Bouquet

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Gary Lineker shone a light on cruelty | Observer letters
The BBC presenter spoke truth to power about migration and truth is, by definition, impartial

Observer letters

19, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Match of the Day review: Lineker’s return restores charm and calm
Presenter handles Man City v Burnley FA Cup quarter-final with characteristic professionalism

Jack Seale

18, Mar, 2023 @8:24 PM

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ITV news is more trusted than BBC after Lineker row and Sharp controversy
Poll finds ITV news is more trusted source of information and trust in BBC has slipped

Michael Savage

18, Mar, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Alan Shearer talks of ‘difficult week’ as he and Gary Lineker return to MotD
Presenters back to cover FA Cup quarter-final after row that nearly cost BBC director general and chairman their jobs

Danya Hajjaji

18, Mar, 2023 @5:41 PM

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