September 23rd, 2010

Robinson’s 10 O’Clock Hiccup

To Liverpool’s Gusto restaurant on Tuesday night where the great and good of the BBC political team were loudly dining. Guido’s scouser eyes and ears spotted the full house of  Nick Robinson, Laura Kuenssberg, Jon Sopel and James Landsdale.

Having told  the waiter that he couldn’t drink anymore because he had to go to work, Robinson darted out at 9.50 to do his piece for the 10 o’clock news, but not before speaking with Laura, furiously scribbling down what she said. 10 minutes later her phone rings and she leapt up and went outside. Apparently it was Nick on the phone asking what he should say, hic, again…


145 Comments

  1. 1
    Martha Carnal says:

    Was I there?.

  2. 2

    Nick is lost now that Labour spin doctors aren’t there to tell him what to say……….

  3. 3
    journo garbage says:

  4. 4
    Nick Robinson is a lefty kunt says:

    Fuck off Guido.

  5. 5
    Septics can't spell says:

    I saw him in the shine parlour.

  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    You truly are.

  7. 9
    Disaffected says:

    And this little lot of liebour lefties are causing our imposed license fee tax to be so high. Scrap the license fee and sack these hoons. Has either of them made any significant contribution to the news or journalism? I think not. Time for the BBC to be privatised and the license fee to be scrapped, most people can not afford the license tax and those who can don’t want to watch these incompetent tossers.

    • 44
      Splooge says:

      Hear! Hear!

      • 103
        White Van Man says:

        Well said!

        • 121
          Lord G says:

          The BBC ‘news’ should definitely be removed from the airwaves… That would either reduce the fee significantly or create a strong case for removing the fee altogether and leave the entertainment and sports to compete…

    • 46
      rick says:

      The Conservative party still declares its devotion to the BBC. There has to be a connection there somewhere. I am reluctant to think its a financial link, purely on grounds of practicality. The BBC must be important to the political classes for the veneer of legitimacy it gives them.

  8. 12
    BBC Drivel says:

    Jon: Nick, I understand that you have some breaking news ?
    Nick: Yes indeed Jon I have it on the best authority from a source extremely close to me and in confidence that an extremely senior source known to myself that there is a typhoon of speculation rising tonight in Liverpool near to the LibDem Conference and indeed may even be happening as we speak”
    Jon: There have been rumours of course,Nick throughout the evening
    Nick: Yes indeed Jon but I was unable to confirm that until just a few minutes before coming on air
    Jon: Not unexepected of course given the events of the evening, Nick ?
    Nick: No indeed Jon and now back to the studio
    Jon:Thank you Nick

  9. 13
    Sir William Waad says:

    I’d never thought of Nick Robinson as eating, somehow. I thought they just put him in his alcove to regenerate. “We are Beeb. Resistance is futile.”

  10. 14
  11. 16
    Engineer says:

    I was given to believe that leaving your mobile phone switched on, or answering it, in a restaurant was frowned upon. Discourteous to other diners, and all that.

    Also, what other profession allows browsing and sluicing during duty hours?

    • 53
      Albie Here says:

      Ah but but,you coming from Chester still hold you little pinky out when slurping your tea,the Chavs in Liverpool still phone when they are farting,talking with a gobful of vindaloo and calling the waiter hey der pal.

      • 94
        Engineer says:

        The Chavs may have all manner of dubious habits, but should we not expect better of (supposedly) the most professional journalists in Britain?

        P.S. Regrettably, Chester has it’s contingent of Chavs too, as does pretty much everywhere else.

    • 55
      RIM Blackberry says:

      It was me!

  12. 19
    Ed Balls says:

    I’m in it to win

  13. 20
    Potkettle says:

    Did anyone see his the resulting peice?

    I imagine it was better than his usual carp if he did what laura told him

    Still Leftist nonsense but still better than his own work

  14. 23
    How News is made says:

  15. 24
  16. 26

    Now theressh a mun after my owen haer… harrrth… heart

  17. 28
    The Economist says:

    So the Jock Luara has replaced the Gurning Goon as Toenails mentor ?

    Might be more comfortable being Toenails… to her rather than him…

    But how the mighty are fallen !

    Serves him right for hiding the truth about Zanu Labour for 13 years…

    • 104
      Other media outlets are available says:

      He didn’t hide it very well, to be honest.

      The neighbourhoods filling up with f0reigners was a pretty good clue.

  18. 29
    David Cameron says:

    A Muslim woman came knocking at my door.
    I didn’t open it; I just peered through the letterbox.
    Now let’s see how she fucking well likes it!

  19. 33
    Brilliant Innit says:

    Try walking down the street in a burka with a sign on saying “I do not have a bomb”. This will automatically mean to the plod that you do. But as you are dressed like a Muslim they will be fucked to do anything about you.

  20. 36

    More importantly, What was toenails drinking? I reckon it was a white wine spritzer.

  21. 37
    get real with the b'st'rds says:

    A liberal is a curious thing,
    It faces left and right
    Happy when it’s posturing
    Happy in the limelight.
    Take your swatter – in your mitt
    Stalk it and by and by
    Kill it off with one big hit
    For a Clegg is just a fly!

    (gadfly, horsefly O.N. Kleggi)

  22. 51
    the old Dufflebag says:

    bit of a non story really ..whats new about presenters using their colleagues to glean information.

  23. 52
    Squarebullet says:

    As license payer I’m bound to ask: where does the Beeb find them? As a generation of news hounds paid to get sound information to the tax payer they are just totally incompetent. They even expect us to ‘respect’ the comfy rules they play under- for e.g. never recognising M.P.s were ripping us off at every opportunity for decades. How could they miss that?
    Has the Beeb been fit for purpose in the last 20 years?

    Sack the lot of them, and open up the news to proper free competition.

    • 59
      Potkettle says:

      They are a direct result of Conservative grammer school system allowing low life know norts from leftie backgrounds to attain a decent level of education.

      They are one of the unfortunate consequences of allowing lefties to gain learning.

      Unfortunately the alternative as espoused by Socialists gives everyone A* grades so we cant distinguish the thickos in their system either

    • 61

      Don’t pay the telly tax.

      • 81

        I haven’t ever since they became the propaganda arm of NuLabor.
        Every month they get a letter telling them I am more than willing to contest it in court.
        Strangely they’ve stopped sending me any reminders?

      • 88
        Chris de Icebuergh says:

        Dont even fix a price
        Dont pay the telly tax
        till you’ve switched it to the other side

        Ahhh ah ah ah

      • 122
        Anonymous says:

        Don’t sniff your boxers you dirty Hunt.

    • 67
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      They didn’t tell us about the MPs because they are riding the same expenses gravy train themselves the useless hoons.

      Bet that meal was on expenses as well.

    • 76
      lolol says:

      in Robinsons case, he was the head of the young conservatives

    • 77
      Backwoodsman says:

      As someone who isn’t a licence payer, I’m bound to ask: why do you pay it ? Low lifes like Toenails were quite prepared to hide the fact that Kennedy was a known dypso and brown was probably certifiable and utterly incapable of acting in anything other than his own perceived best interest.
      If you pay the licence fee , you are rewarding the dishonesty and utter lack of integrity of so called impartial bbc staff.

  24. 64
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Why didnt he phone Mossad ?

  25. 72
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Er… why does it take FOUR highly paid hacks to cover the conference. Half that number would do and why not just edit the video for highlights on the ten o’clock news.

    Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill! Oh…. sorry forgot! They have to have at least four so that they can milk it!!

    Yes, yes sorry…… should have realised that they need to have at least four “Journalists” and two film crews and the drivers, lighting men, sound recordists, make up woman, producer, director, electrician, runner, tea boy and Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh to bring us an oh so slightly biased and truncated version of world events.

    Come on Guido, how about a FoI request for the expenses for their “editorial meeting” at the Gusto Restaurant? Why there anyway, MacDonalds or a Little Chef would have done just as well?

  26. 80
    Scouse Twat says:

    pity the Mersey smelt like a sewer yesterday for some reason, but on a brighter note the Hindus brightened up what turned out to be a wet day.
    http://www.oldholborn.net/2010/09/activate-miliband.html

  27. 84
  28. 85
    Auntie Timmy Montgomerie gives the game away says:

    “Is “Boy George’s Boy” really necessary?”

    First Hague now this ?

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, Tim.

    Maybe you should have kept your prissy mouth shut instead of drawing attention to the fact that phrase would upset you.. why exactly ?

    Don’t worry, we know exactly why. And so does William Hague.

    • 95
      there's a lot of it about says:

      there’s a world of difference

      Matt Hancock used to be George’s Spad
      now he’s an MP and economic advisor

      Ducky

      • 105
        Tony hancock says:

        Toe Knee Hand Cock.

      • 115
        Susie says:

        Matt Hancock’s my MP and bloody good one too. He was elected as Conservative candidate at an open primary last year. He worked as Osborne’s Spad after 5 years at the Bank of England as an economist.

        He’s not taken a holiday after his election and has been seen out and about in the constituency every week of the summer recess. He and his wife, Martha, will be vastly amused by your ridiculous slurs, as will his two young children.

        • 117
          WOW The CCHQ Trolls Did Actually Learn A Few Things During My Reign says:

          That is right bring the human shields into it to shut down the arguement and gain sympathy like Hamas.

        • 141
          Osborne's Anal Beads says:

          William Hague’s wife will be vastly amused by your ridiculous slurs.

        • 142
          CCHQ Floozy says:

          Crispin Blunt’s wife will be vastly amused by your ridiculous slurs, as will his children.

  29. 86
    Free Telly Is A Human Right says:

    No one wants the license fee about from these out of date luvvies.

    Only the old who are too set in their ways and believe the myths and fairy tales the BBC comes out with about dectector vans still gladly pay it.

    • 109
      Jerry Attrick says:

      Au Contraire old seaboots. Some of us wrinklies don’t pay it on account of we get it for nothing – and it’s still a load of sh1t

  30. 99
    Mike Hunt says:

    Hiccup? (Hiccough)

    More like a great big burp with a bit of sick in.

  31. 101
    Charlie Kennedy says:

    I’ve lost my train of thought now…….no sorry……I’ve lost my train…..no that’s it I’m on the train but the train is lost……have you got that?

    • 140
      Peter Carter-Fuck says:

      He’s shat himself again, the dirty bastard. I’m glad I can’t afford first class so I don’t have to sit next to him.

  32. 106
    What a waste of money. says:

    It’s only the libdems FFS. Couldn’t a cub reporter from BBC scouseland have covered it?

  33. 111
    Moley says:

    It is a little known fact that Nick Robinson had a major part in the film “Alvin and the Chipmunks”.

    Did anybody else spot him?

  34. 112
    Jimmy says:

    You don’t get scoops like this in the newspapers.

  35. 126
    Anonymous says:

    One can only hope that Laura K took the opportunity of being in a restaurant to actually eat something.

  36. 127
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    Hi , My names Tim Lovejoy and i am a BBC legend

  37. 130
    That's why they have bloody coloured petrol nozzles !! says:

    Latest “Scoop” from the BBC..” West Midland Citizens are apparently top of the league in the UK for “Mis-fueling” their motor-vehices. A RAC Spokesman told Midlands To-day that it seems “the risk days are Mondays,Wednesday lunchtimes and Fridays”????

  38. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Should have gone to San Carlo Liverpool instead!!

  39. 132
    Eileen Critchley says:

    If Kuenssberg turns you on you need to get out more.

  40. 139
    Lord Reith says:

    “It’s over to you Nick”
    “Fiona, absolutely. Now back to Fiona”.
    “Thanks, Nick. Now it’s over to George”. George”
    Fiona.
    Back to Fiona.
    Thanks, George.

    And that’s the Ten O’clock News from the BBC.
    Written and presented for 13 year retards.

  41. 144
    Marian says:

    Robinson is one of the reasons why the BBC should be reduced to the level of a Public Service Broadcaster such as is found in the USA for the Beeb is full of useless leftie leaning people who are nothing more than propaganda mouthpieces for Labour.

  42. 145
    Anonymous says:

    What about John Penis.

    He’s been given his own show. FFS !


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