The BBC, unofficial head of the Woke Society, has now come out with a most absurd suggestion on its Woman’s Hour programme – asking if we should consider changing the nickname for England’s all-conquering women’s football team from The Lionesses to The Lions. Apparently so that the name “is the same as men”. Only two words to describe that idea: Absolute bonkers.

For sure: it’s a BBC own goal.

I also notice that BBC TV has recently been flashing up the slogan “This is our BBC”. Not in my name. Especially when I have to pay £159 every year to fund the extortionate salaries of scores of its staff.

Ron Kirby


* We have been asked to clarify that Woman’s Hour presenter Emma Barnett was reading out a text from a listener, which asked why the team were called Lionesses and not Lions.