With the next big scandal's shaping up to be Orgreave, no one needs to be told that the Liberal Establishment and its precious broadcaster are very far from perfect.
In appointing five members of the new BBC Board, the Government needs to bypass the Liberal Establishment by appointing at least one figure from Left.
Very preferably, the working-class Left. Just for once, the Blairobites would be rendered speechless.
Don't ask, don't get. You have to play the game if you want to win the game.
Be at the table, or be on the menu. Get on board, so to speak, or get under the bus.