20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 2

If the prohibition on " controversial " subjects is pressed

too hard the service may be deprived of real colour and flavour. Would a summary of a Parliamentary debate be called controversial ? We cannot see any objection to controversial subjects being admitted so long as it is understood that the speaker is only expressing his own views. In this respect listening-in is not unlike reading a book. Most of us like to read opinions with which we disagree. There is sure to be plenty of criticism of the new Corporation. The one certain thing is that such a vast service which puts a speaker instantly in touch with the whole country is rightly kept under the ultimate management of • the Government. * * * *