Zadie Smith, the author, said the Coalition Government's policies on libraries, were
I see that Zadie Smith has caused a bit of a furore except to the BBC who see it all as fair and balanced; 
“Her comments, broadcast during the Today Programme on Radio 4, were an impassioned defence of libraries and “shared institutions” in Britain. 

The BBC has been criticised, however, for inviting Ms Smith to broadcast her comments without any interruptions or questions and for allowing the five minute piece to turn into a “party political broadcast”. After telling listeners about growing up with a love for Kensal Rise library in north west London, which is  earmarked for closure, Ms Smith rounded on the coalition Government’s “shameful” policies.”

It’s the rancid BBC which is shameful.