Re: Does this firing thing only work one way?
"The BBC [...] is worshipping the alter of balance to the point of insanity"
Possibly, but that's their insanity rather than yours. In my experience, the BBC is a fairly accurate marker for the median political view of the UK and is therefore a useful resource. It is also mildly entertaining to watch both Left and Right attacking the same organisation for being hopelessly biased against them. (Spoiler: It is biased against both of them, because both extremes are stupid.)