Go on........ sack me! How dare the BBC dismiss Carol Thatcher for a slip of the tongue remark she made in a private conversation? Equally, how dare the BBC continue to employ Jonathon Ross after he deliberately made far more offensive remarks on air? As a child of the 60’s, to me a Golliwog is the cuddly toy that sat on the chair in my bedroom, and it is the china figurines that I collected, distinguished by their curly hair and large eyes… as a child I saw no racial overtones. Whilst the word may have acquired other connotations in modern society, the fact remains that it was once a word used in everyday conversation. On the other hand, Ross’s comments to Andrew Sachs could never be anything other than offensive. “I’ve had your daughter” has never been used in polite conversation in any age. To add further incredulity to an already ridiculous situation, the BBC broadcast Ross’s foul tirade. Clearly the reason behind the decision to forgive Ross is his audience figures - so the days when the BBC had principles are sadly over.