~Welcome to the first Mark Steyn Show of a brand new week! As part of our tremendous marketing campaign, just a few hours before airtime Ofcom found Steyn guilty (and set him trending on Twitter)! Mark will talk a little about that on today's broadcast - and in more forensic detail with stats man Jamie Jenkins on our Tuesday show. The Metro newspaper's Sabrina Barr notes a key quote from Steyn:
I'm on the hook for Ofcom fines but I don't have any say in our defence against an Ofcom complaint – that's all done by GB News.
That's why Ofcom "justice" is no justice at all - and why Mark will be appealing this and getting it before a real court. More with Jamie tomorrow.
Following his conviction, Monday's show moves on to a fairly important bit of news that the somnolent UK media seem to have played down: Brexit is dead; if not quite formally, it has been rendered totally meaningless by Rishi Sunak's so-called "Windsor Framework". So, as Steyn points out, the two great populist revolts of 2016 - Brexit and Trump - have now both been reversed.
After Mark's monologue, he's joined by two of our most popular guests of this last year. Kathy Gyngell, founder of The Conservative Woman, takes apart the media frenzy over Matt Hancock's WhatsApp messages. After our latest Brit Wanker Copper of the Day, Yasmine Mohammed returns to our show to ponder a West Yorkshire school's capitulation to the strictures of Sharia.