Frankie Boyle’s not happy (what’s new) – but this time it’s with the BBC.

In an open letter to the BBC, Boyle wrote that it was a “great institution” but was “cravenly afraid of giving offence”.

Last week the BBC Trust apologised on behalf of the comedian for a joke he made in 2008 about Palestine.

On Radio 4’s comedy show Political Animal, Frankie likened Palestine to a cake being “punched to pieces by a very angry Jew”.

Boyle said the BBC wished to “deliver the flavour of political comedy with none of the content”.

He also slated the BBC’s decision not to air a charity appeal for aid to Gaza last year.

“It’s tragic for such a great institution but it is now cravenly afraid of giving offence and vulnerable to any kind of well drilled lobbying”.

Frankie is currently touring the UK with his last ever stand up show I Would Happily Punch Every One of You in the Face

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