October 21st, 2010

Robinson’s Researcher Wins Prize for Transcribing

Eyebrows were raised and smirks stifled this morning as Nick Robinson was awarded the title of “Blogger of the Year” by Editorial Intelligence. Given that Robinson’s blog consists of  someone transcribing what he says on News at Ten and posting it on the BBC website, perhaps someone who puts in at least a little more effort should have been rewarded. Robinson hasn’t had a very good year and admits he must try harder. Missing stories right under his nose, forgetting his lines and quite simply getting the facts wrong. He shared his views on blogging once:

Don’t forget this is the man who said David Miliband had won the Labour leadership live on the BBC just seconds before the actual result was announced. Somehow that transcript wasn’t published…

UPDATE: It appears Will Straw has also vented some spleen about the decision.

UPDATE II: Some of the other winners make a lot more sense, like Quentin Letts for best sketch writer.


183 Comments

  1. 1
    Tell it like it really is says:

    Just another example of why there should be a wholesale clearance of all the beeb political department in particular.

  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    To think the left think he’s on the right

  3. 3
    Mavis Enderby says:

    It’s those sententious monologues he does on Radio 4 that really wind me up.

  4. 4
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Blog? As you say it’s just a transcript of what he’s said earlier copied onto a page on the internet. It’s boring and doesn’t bring insight. Much like Robinson himself I’m afraid to say.

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Postman crashing his van again on Radio 2

  6. 6
    Sir William Waad says:

    Never mind, Guido. Fame is a fickle mistress.

  7. 7
    The same Robinson who... says:

    Didn’t Nick also appear on The Daily Politics to say that stories of a letter by Hoon and Hewitt calling for a leadership challenge were complete rubbish, only to retract minutes later when it became official? Tosser.

  8. 8
    blackbyle says:

    Order of the BROWN Robinson but on his way to R4 Toady ? WILL BE LIVING in reduced circumstances ? Doubtful

  9. 9
    Nick Robinson says:

    You Jealous then Guido?

  10. 10
    Gordon rumoured to speak in commons yesterday says:

    you mean you didn’t win it Fawkes???

    IT’S A FUCKING OUTRAGE!!!!!

  11. 11
    Restandbthankful says:

    Baroness Udin suspended this lunch time.

  12. 12
    streamfisher says:

    BBC luvvy of the year, perhaps, but not much editorial intelligence.

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m making a political comeback by reinventing myself. My new name is Spunky Fishflaps.

  14. 14
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  16. 16
    streamfisher says:

    Any rope involved?

  17. 17
    Put simply says:

    Robinson is a Hunt.

  18. 18
    Down with Brown! says:

    It’s not as stupid as when Gordon won statesman of the year

  19. 19
    Susie says:

    To think I used to use Toady as my alarm wake up call. Those days are looooooong gone.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have them back? Why isn’t there an alternative talk radio news service?

  20. 20
    Bog says:

    ‘…Will Straw has also vented some spleen…’

    For the love of God Fawkes, please don’t ever direct me to a web page again that contains the phrase ‘The brilliant Johann Hari’.

  21. 21
    Mr Ned says:

    Why should he be jealous? This blog is far better in every respect than the heavily censored labour rag that toenails has his name attached to.

    Who the fuck has hear of the Orwellian named “Editiorial Intelligence.” anyway?

    What a pile of shite!

  22. 22
    Susie says:

    Get that rack at the Tower of London back into operation. I always knew it would come in handy someday.

  23. 23
    Sour Grapes says:

    Sorry son, Toenails has beat you fair and proper.

  24. 24
    Susie says:

    Who he? (I’m not going to give WS another hit).

  25. 25
    geoff says:

    anybody thinks that it’s strange that 100% of the suspended peers are foreigners? are the EHRC going to have a look?

  26. 26
    Down with Brown! says:

    This must be taking the piss:

    Political Commentator – Sponsored by Weber Shandwick
    Winner: Daniel Finkelstein, The Times

  27. 27
    Moley says:

    Bishop Cranmer explains AV with a simple graphic.

    http://www.archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/

    I have a folder for Blogs on my Google Chrome toollbar, and Nick Robinson is not in it and will never be in it. I look occasionally at his site and usually find the experience unpleasant and unedifying.

    (Google Chrome works better than Firefox or I.E and includes spellcheck on blog entries.)

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Who the fucking hell are they? Who funds them?

  29. 29
    Uddin says:

    Bud bud.

  30. 30
    Mr Ned says:

    Ah I have visited their website, an Orwellian tool of the thought police.

    It amounts to a left wing network of high profile media “opinion formers” who are dedicated to setting the acceptable thought parameters of the populace through mainstream media commentary.

    No wonder toenails won.

    Personally I would be both embarrassed and insulted to win anything from them.

    So I say, Congratulations Guido for NOT winning one of their foul Marxist awards.

  31. 31
    Mr Ned says:

    Editorial intelligence? Orwellian doublethink.

  32. 32
    Helen Boaden says:

    Dear Comrades
    Our secret is out. No point hiding it anymore. So from now on, our new political editor will be a Mr D McBride.

  33. 33
    Guardian-reading fuckwit says:

    It’s in their ‘culture’ to rip off the kaffirs.

    We should celebrate it as a fine example of multi-cultural enrichment!

  34. 34
    hmmm says:

    I wonder if Will Straw agrees with his father that “the English as a race are not worth saving”?

  35. 35
    Mr Ned says:

    toenails won in a who is the best at manipulating the public to believe left wing idealism competition?

    I am sure Guido is gutted!

  36. 36
    the real Baroness Udders says:

    I think you mean….but, but, but………

  37. 37
    Mr Ned says:

    firefox has a spell-checker too.

  38. 38
    Kevin MacDonald says:

    Of course he believes it. It is one of the tenets of Cultural Marxism and the Frankfurt School.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    ei Board
    Julia Hobsbawm (CEO & Chair)
    Charlie Burgess (Editorial Director)
    Neil Stewart
    Derek Wyatt

    ei People
    Peter York (Associate)
    Emma Fisher (Sales & Marketing Manager)
    Polly Pearson (Research Manager)
    Lucy Tatton-Brown (Events Manager)

    this is who they are

    Do you recognis any names there?
    May be you arn’t so surprised now?

  40. 40
    Dave says:

    Why does everybody refer to Nick Robinson as ‘Toenails’?

  41. 41
    Don't kill THESE kafirs says:

    Don’t tell the muzbots but you can buy kaffir leaves in supermarkets. Most muzees are illiterate and of sub-normal intelligence, so they’ll mistake the leaves for being evil infidels and declare a holy war on them.

  42. 42
    geoff says:

    but why aren’t indigenous lords allowed to defraud the taxpayer in the same way with nothing more than a slap on the wrist?

  43. 43
    Down with Brown! says:

    Some irony, a person who confesses to hate bloggers and blogging winning an award for blogging.

  44. 44
    How many muzees does it take to change a lightbulb? says:

    None. Lightbulbs are a symbol of decadent western technology! Death to lightbulbs!

  45. 45
    Down with Brown! says:

    Because he is so far up the Labour Party’s backside that the Toenails are all you can see of him.

  46. 46
    Phantom says:

    Editorial Intelligence…. bit of an oxymoron that isn’t it?

    I would have laughed if they gave the award to that oleaginous vazed-up jug-eared t w a t – Andy “D Notice” Marr.

    That might have stressed my sides somewhat.

  47. 47
    geoff says:

    just out of interest, can anyone tell me what percentage of muslim peers are currently banned from the House of Lords?

  48. 48
  49. 49
    Taxfodder says:

    Guido you will never be Blogger of the Year.

    Knob maybe ;0)

    Comfy unheard of organisations of like minded dimwits who’s only renown is for patting each other on the back while taking handouts from the taxpayer, like to give awards to themselves, its the only way to trumpet how important they think they are.

    Rest easy Guido, you have it hands down and they know it!

    Your award is your readers…

  50. 50
    Nick's finest hour says:

  51. 51
    Down with Brown! says:

    Sarah Brown will not be happy, Lord Pa-l suspended from the Lords for theft.

  52. 52
    Deep Who says:

    I have one too. My brain.

  53. 53
    Down with Brown! says:

    Lady Uddin, Lord Bhatia and Lord Pa*l claimed overnight costs they were not entitled to.

    Members voted to back the sanctions suggested in a damning report by the Privileges and Conduct Committee.

    Baroness Uddin has been suspended from Parliament until Easter 2012 and must give back £125,349.

    She claimed £100,000 after identifying a small flat in Maidstone, Kent, not her east London family home, as her main residence.

    Labour wants to expel her from the party.

    Lord Bhatia, a crossbencher, has repaid £27,000 and will be banned from the Lords for eight months.

    He said he lived in Reigate, Surrey, but the electoral roll had him listed in southwest London.

    Lord Pa*l, who resigned his Labour membership and has already given back £41,982, was suspended for four months.

    One of the UK’s richest businessmen, he said he lived in Oxfordshire rather than London.

    The committee found Lady Uddin and Lord Bhatia acted “not in good faith” by claiming overnight allowances after naming the wrong properties as their main home.

    Lord Pa-l was described as being “utterly unreasonable” and “negligent” but not dishonest.

    All three claimed a £174 overnight allowance that peers living outside the M25 were entitled to claim before the rules were formed.

  54. 54
    Gordon's legacy says:

    Baroness Bhuna and Lords Dupiaza and Jalfrezi suspended from the Lords.

  55. 55
    the old Dufflebag says:

    nobody takes robinson seriously …his opinions are rarely anything other than a rehash of the obvious.

  56. 56
    Down with Brown! says:

    Head of Editorial Intelligence = Julia Hobsbawn
    Julia Hobsbawn = daughter of Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawn
    Julia Hobsbawn = former business partner of Sarah MacCauley.
    Sarah MacCauley = Sarah Brown
    Sarah Brown = wife of Gordon the Destroyer.

    I think this award is a prize for services from Jonah and his leftie mates.

  57. 57
    Maximus says:

    I visited too — multiply hyperreal in the best Baudrillardian sense, and total fuckwittery. But one doesn’t have to know anything about Baudrillard — this Toenails ‘award’ tells you everything you need to know about the faux intersubjectivity, the multiple dis/simulation, and the vacuous hyperreality. All working in what Frank Fisher called ‘carousel propaganda’.

  58. 58
    non-dhimmi says:

    It’s just for a few months. They’ll soon be back plundering the tax-payer funded gravy train.

  59. 59
    geoff says:

    can we deport any of them?

  60. 60
    Uddin says:

    I not do nothing wrong! You are all ray shell ist! I even make very nice and good onion raita. Lord Prescott says it helping him do big fart in bed which make him laugh.

  61. 61
    Just when you thought she couldn't get more vile says:

  62. 62
    Al says:

    Sadly, Toenails Robinson is infinitely more influential than you think.

    Along with other BBC Labour shills, he pours out his anti-Tory, pro-Labour propaganda night and day across the BBCs massive TV, radio, and internet network.

    Many naive people fall for it and we are forced to pay for it.

  63. 63
    Father Ted says:

    Feck off back to Islamisbad!

  64. 64
    Down with Brown! says:

    The head of Editorial Intelligence is Julia Hobsbawn. She used to run a business called Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications with someone called Sarah Macaulay. What happened to her?

    http://twitter.com/sarahbrownuk

  65. 65
  66. 66

    “you have it hands down”

    Just for the record Guido is not a Chilean miner.

  67. 67
    Down with Brown! says:

    And giving donations to the Labour Party.

  68. 68
    Steve Miliband says:

    You can get CBeebies on digital radio, much better and less child like

    Every BBC outlet is going anti Govt mad.

  69. 69
    concrete pump says:

    Chrome is the best browser full stop. I await the cries from tin foil hat wearers…….

  70. 70
    BBC Weather says:

    There is a chill wind followed by storms from the right of the UK

  71. 71
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Brillo suggested on DP, with refrence to Uddin, that ‘criminal charges may follow’ – so there’s still hope.

  72. 72
    Backwoodsman says:

    …possibly a German break dancer ?

  73. 73
    Thatchers Children says:

    They even peddle the lie that he used to be the National Chairman of the Young Conservatives!! What rubbish!

  74. 74
    BBC Weather says:

    Chill wind and storms from the right of the UK

  75. 75
    ello sailor says:

    Quentin Letts has a touch of the William Hagues about him ducky.

  76. 76

    A degree in proctology from Trinity College Dublin, Mr Woods.

  77. 77
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Quentin Letts….. well deserved !!

  78. 78
  79. 79

    Did someone recently invade you with a thesaurus, Maximus?

  80. 80
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    I wonder why she is where she is today?? Sometimes it can be very rewarding to be ‘blick’ !!

  81. 81
    Backwoodsman says:

    more specifically, the Dear Leaders orifice. Not sure if he’s transfered his affections to miliband specimen E. The only award his blog could possibly win, is for the highest number of posts ‘awaiting moderation’ – the bbc, totalitarean control, its what we do.

  82. 82
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    I suspect that that is where she will be taking all her hard earned money + (l)oot and retiring to a sumptuous des. res. Only decision will be which bank to send all those pensions to ??

  83. 83
  84. 84
    Number 10's cat says:

    I don’t make smelling pistakes

    OOPS

  85. 85
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    I heard he is livid that the Con.Dems are being so beastly about his handling of the economy !!

  86. 86
    sigh says:

    So, thanks to the inept and spineless Hunt we are being forced to pay for at least another six years of Cultural Marxism, pinko brainwashing and constant anti-Tory propaganda.

    Pathetic!

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Off topic, but was just wondering – anyone know if mad melanie phillips has ever done a days actual work in her life?

  88. 88
    frem says:

    Alan Johnson was pretty impressive in the finance debate yesterday and would be a great addition to the coalition front bench……what do you guys think?

  89. 89
    gildedtumbril says:

    Guido, you wuz robbed!

  90. 90
    Teabagger says:

    O level in home economics, help needed, ideas on a postcard plesae

  91. 91
    Desperate Dan says:

    Nick “I can foretell the future and I know what everyone’s thinking” Robinson is so brilliant he can appear on the screen and blog simultaneously, and often does.

  92. 92
    Prince Rupert says:

    I couldn’t agree more, however I still listen to Today and hate it, it is the mouth piece of the Labour Party and I have no sympathy what so ever for the Bastards at the Beeb because they do not inform or give out news, they spend too much time trying hard to trip up Tory MPs and policies, all very negative and biased. So I have decided that the BBC should be smashed and the arseholes working there should answer to the people, therefore report fairly. I also simply dont beleive much of what they report.

    In the 1980 when the US “invaded” Grenada my aunt and uncle lived on the island, indeed aunty was head mistress of the laregest school. The Cubans, Russians, and East Germans started a small blood bath, in fact started to kill each other having murdered the government of Mr Bishop. The locals were all, to a man, relieved when the yanks turned up and rescued them from tyranny. The BBC reported this as a US invasion, missed the point, misrepresented the facts, in fact misled people in the UK, the story the BBC reported was not what happened, but it was anti US, so therefore true to form.

    The BBC has lost the respect of the educated middle class, and become the propaganda machine for Labour – remember the Peston report on George Osborne on that boat, what a load of bollocks, and how was that spun.
    Have to go

  93. 93
    Kelly says:

    Be fair! Mel is too busy shilling for Israel and zionism to put in an honest days work.

  94. 94
    lmao says:

    He’d be a great asset to any old time music hall looking for a third rate comedian.

  95. 95
    GrimeLord says:

    What’s that noise? It woke me and Mrs. GrimeLord up this morning!!!

    It a shrieking, shouting, whine… I know it’s all the fucking socialist complaining, but it’s only a noise as they have no argument to come back with regarding the cuts.

    “But what about the poor?” – you mean the fucking lazy fuckers with iPhones, wide screen TV’s and polyester tracksuits, they can fuck off
    “But what about the BBC’s output?” – you mean the lefty driven bile by champagne socialists, they can fuck off
    “But we don’t need to reduce the deficit” – FFS

  96. 96
    geoff says:

    no, she hasn’t.

    “She began her career on the liberal left[5] with the Guardian (which she has since described as “an evil newspaper”[8]), and her gradual drift to the right of the political spectrum has been mirrored by her journalistic career: she now writes for the Daily Mail.”

  97. 97
    Desperate Dan says:

    A star was born. Al Jolson has a great grasp of economics but he is so modest he prefers to keep his thoughts on policy to himself.

  98. 98
    TJ says:

    Mel Phillips isn’t on the right, left or centre. She’s an Israel Firster, whatever’s best for Israel is her thing. Anything else she says is just froth.

  99. 99
    Christian Guru Murphy says:

    Her son provides the Israeli angle on the news to BBC News.

  100. 100
    Susie says:

    Not what I had in mind — maybe Russia Today.

    Just been watching their take on the French strikes… sure they showed the usual comrades at the barricades and yoof rioting (strange they’re getting so het up about something which won’t affect them for 40 years)… but the majority of the report was a smart student who’s interning part-time at a big international corp and thinks the strikes are a total irrelevance to her life, plus a business lecturer who said Sarkozy’s just trying to introduce France to the realities of modern life.

    The BBC are actually inciting insurrection á la France. At no time do they mention that public sector natural wastage is 100,000 a year so Osborne’s ‘cuts’ are just 18,000 pa spread over the whole country.

  101. 101
    Muzee Master says:

    Kill the 3x2s

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    or piano wire???

  103. 103
    Christian Guru Murphy says:

    The BBC used to be something to be proud of. Its been trashed and dumbed-down in the last 10 years and is no longer fit for purpose. Flog it off but keep the name and use the money to start again making sure they only employ people with brains like they did at the beginning.

  104. 104
    Susie says:

    I holidayed in beautiful peaceful Grenada 10 years ago… I bought something in a shop and the elderly lady who served me noticed my English accent and began to reminisce about colonial days.

    She wanted them back. Life was ordered, she got a good free education and most people had work. Independence had brought nothing but strife and poverty.

  105. 105
    Christian Guru Murphy says:

    Their were 45 judges chaired by Helena Kennedy.

  106. 106
    Desperate Dan says:

    If Nick Robinson was reporting on this posting he would say: “What Guido Fawkes is hoping people will think is that……(insert crackpot Nick Robinson opinion) ….”

    The BBC are trying to persuade us to copy the French strikers at the moment. In fact they are quite desperate for us to unite behind Unite and cause mayhem. Basically, they’re trying to foment civil unrest.

  107. 107
    Desperate Dan says:

    Rubbish the chair is Helena Kennedy QC and there are 45 judges.

  108. 108
    Susie says:

    Sarah Brown, Sarah Brown
    She’s a clown, that Sarah Brown
    She’s gonna get caught
    Just you wait and see
    (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

  109. 109
    Desperate Dan says:

    Cameron and Clegg are out explaining the cuts to stupid people like BBC journalists who don’t understand them. Radio 5 is calling it “defending” the cuts. “Explaining” is fact. “Defending” is propaganda.

  110. 110
    Arsene Wenger says:

    … the Chelsea Blues …

  111. 111
    Big Ben says:

    … the quarter past two’s …

  112. 112
    Desperate Dan says:

    Alan Rusbridger has been in discussions about taking on a big BBC management job.

  113. 113
    Big Ben says:

    … the quarter past two’s …

  114. 114
    Audi Murphy says:

    … and the 4-wheel skids.

  115. 115
    Desperate Dan says:

    I wish there was an alternative too. There’s not enough competition in news radio. Why can’t we have Sky radio?

  116. 116
    geoff says:

    if they dont raise the retirement age sooner rather than later, then those twattish students aren’t going to retire at all.

  117. 117
    Maximus says:

    Hear here. It had been Toady for several years, but on getting back from my summer hols, suddenly I found it had become Socialism Today. I had trouble with the dial for a month, but now I put it on occasionally to check (as an ex-journo myself) how well the editors are doing to select news which fits an agenda, tease out the spin angle, package it nicely with some yuman interest, interview each other, stroke each others’ pet peccadillos — all on the assumption that every listener is a communitarian/pinko/socialist/leftie, and no other PoV exists. It is actually rather funny at times in its routine of tendentious predictability, but the BBC has long traduced the remit of its Charter. And more seriously: there.is.no.alternative. Why not?

  118. 118
    Susie says:

    No hope at all… I want them off this sceptered isle pronto, not on it in a British prison and then in perpetuity for their human rights. Deport them!

  119. 119
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    hahahahahahahahahaha surely that cannot be so !! The poor need us to work and pay lots of taxes so they do not have to work !!

  120. 120
    Susie says:

    Agreed. I’ve done some sums and taking public sector natural wastage (currently 100,000 per year) the actual redundancy rate would be just 41 individuals from each local authority over the whole of the UK. If the average LA has @ 6 departments, it’s just 7 individuals from each department. Even this is overstated as this excludes other gov organizations.

    The BBC as usual is talking bullshit.

  121. 121
    Susie says:

    Amen to that.

  122. 122
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Even the other Arab states hate the Palestinians…… so they must have a point !

  123. 123
    I Kea says:

    Better if they had been lamped.

  124. 124
    Restandbthankful says:

    He’s been so far up their backsides for so long he should be wearing sun glasses instead of his usual coca cola specs.

  125. 125
    A Tin Foil Hat Wearer says:

    Whaaaa!!

  126. 126
    Jan says:

    She should be made to pay back what she owes then deported. Greedy bitch.

  127. 127
    Simon says:

    Bitter!

  128. 128
    Stop funding Labour with my licence fee says:

    They were even asking a Union Leader this morning whether he foresaw riots in the UK like in France. Bearing in mind that it would involve Public Sector workers being active for a few hours, I can’t see it personally.

  129. 129
    yo says:

    He’s no nigger bumbaclart.

  130. 130
    yo says:

    He’s no ni88er bumbaclart.

  131. 131
    Mr Olson says:

    I, Charles Olson, to you Maximus…

  132. 132
    BBC - We Waste Your Money : It's what We Do! says:

    Hear hear. The BBC are really showing themselves up as the partisan propaganda machine they really are.

    Fuck you BBC and you can whistle for any telly tax from me.

  133. 133
    Striker Milliband says:

    Welcome back Spunky…

  134. 134
    Mr Ned says:

    I don’t know if that is true or not, but the only National Chair of the YCs that I ever knew personally was an obnoxious, spoiled little shit who very nearly was beaten to a pulp on my Brother’s stag night.

    My intervention not only saved his life, but more importantly saved my Brother from going to jail.

  135. 135
    bofl says:

    the bbc is shite……..robinson is possibly the worst reporter (allegedly) i have ever seen.

    turn off the tv……it is rubbish.read a book,learn a skill,talk to each other etc…….

    if you do not watch live tv then there is no need for a license!!!!!!!!!

    don’t get a new digital tv….save £ hundreds…..
    and you get to save £145 per year too…..
    and the real bonus is depriving these propagandists the money they steal under threat………

  136. 136
    Sky News is biased says:

    Actually most people know Robinson is right wing. You only needed to watch his pro Tory election coverage to realise this – he simply ignored a rainbow coalition and constantly peddled the Con Dem coalition. The BBC need to get someone more impartial

  137. 137
    Mr Ned says:

    I agree concrete. I installed chrome on my laptop and that is exactly what happend. It crawled to a full stop.

    If I wanted Safari on my machine, I would install Safari. Fuck Chrome, Fuck Google!

  138. 138
    ichabod says:

    Ah but dont forget that 1,000 ( ie probably about 500) people protested against the “cuts” outside Downing Street, according to the BBC today; just what is the point in stressing this, no doubt,pre planned assembly of inadequate, perennially shrill and publically financed bunch of idlers.

  139. 139
    Mr Ned says:

    But, but…but,…. ASHCROFT!!!!

    Eh? Lord Paul did WHAT? Oh, never mind….

  140. 140
    ichabod says:

    No

  141. 141
    Mr Ned says:

    So we could meet the needs of these savings without even noticing them then. Just as most of us have been saying for months.

    When there is one in ten public sector workers laid off (natural wastage or otherwise) then we shall not notice any difference.

    In fact they could cut local government employment by 50% and productivity would probably go up.

  142. 142
    Mr Ned says:

    Too little too late. I would scrap the BBC news department entirely and never ever trust the BBC to run a “news” organisation ever again.

  143. 143
    not jug eared Andy Marr says:

    See , I told you they were bald and lived in “Auntie’s” basement !

  144. 144

    Sour Grapes…. now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time. Dolly? It’s Dolly, isn’t it? How’s it going Dolly Draper?

    Still itching to get into the Liebour cabal?

  145. 145
    Windy Milliband says:

    Brrrr sheeeeeeup keeco….brrrr sheeeeeeup keeco

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    Even if he was, I believe that a Certain Ed Balls was also a member of a Conservative Student association at one time and look at him now.

  147. 147
    Anonymous says:

    So what it simply amounts to being told to sit on the naughty step for what was out and out clear as day FRAUD !

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:

    Robinson had a habit of going missing almost as often as Brown when the big stories of the day involved Labour scandal.

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    Or Obama Beach winning the Nobel Peace Prize for the square root of fuck all !

  150. 150
    frem says:

    I masturbated intently, finally endevouring through an incomparable feat of pure brain legerdermantia,and a dirty book..to come.

  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Helena Kenndy is full of her own importance and I have just this go say to her.

    I DONT AGREE WITH YOU GOT THAT !!!!

  152. 152
    Taking time out from building straw men says:

    Bob the Cabin Boys face is a picture as well it has to be said.

  153. 153
    A new Labour Shill is Born says:

    Is that Thom Yorke sitting to the left of Milliband ?

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    On every possible critera the actions of uddin are that of Criminal Fraud. What more evidence is required ?

  155. 155
    Bamber Cote de Gascogne says:

    Nigerians say the same thing, albeit in private. We should offer a five year management contract to run the country.

  156. 156
    Cynical Old Man says:

    The BBC may as well have McBride editing the news from the partisan attacks on the government recently. Their biased reporting on the spending review has been nothing short of scandalous.

    This morning on the News Channel that lesbian newsreader interviewed the leader of the Local Government Association. She didn’t play ball with the interviewer and the leading questions that were put to her. She painted a picture that didn’t fit with the Beeb’s agenda and her interview was cut short.

    Sraight after this, Mattew I’mawallywally interviewed a spokesman from the Adam Smith Institute. He too didn’t play ball with the Beeb. I’mawallywally didn’t interview him but put a number of leading statements to him. The spokesman continually told the Beeb their statements weren’t correct and painted a more rosy picture of the effects of the cuts. His interview, too, was cut short. So much for “balance.

    Of course, their reporters visited the biggest shitholes in the country and interviewed the lowlife, taxpayer funded freeloaders who expect the state to provide for their sedentary lifestyles. Of course they gave the usual sob stories about how their children are going to suffer and how they risk losing their homes (losing council homes, really?). They of course gave the interviews the BBC wanted

    Helen Boaden really does insult our intelligence when she said “Impartiality is in our genes” on her BBC editors’ blog.

    They really are beneath contempt.

  157. 157
    Bastard says:

    bet you didn’t get that info off the beeb?

  158. 158
    A Pensioner says:

    Whose are the tits over Harriet’s left shoulder – can’t force myself to watch the vid.

  159. 159
    Bastard says:

    exactly. I know a tory MP who thinks that all of this expenses lark is of little consequence and does not think there is anything criminal about it.

    taking money from the public purse for individual self gain is what then..????

  160. 160
    QWERTY says:

    Actually Robinson could easily be found, he hid up Brown’s arse.

  161. 161
    Jimmy says:

    “perhaps someone who puts in at least a little more effort should have been rewarded.”

    Did you have anyone in mind?

  162. 162
    looters/socialshits says:

    Well said, old chap.

  163. 163
    Baroness Udder of Mudhut says:

    He suggested double penetration?

    I have to wash my mind out.

  164. 164

    Who else was in the running? Or was it, in these days of minority correctness, an all khunt shortlist?

  165. 165
    Poor Bill says:

    The only word I understood was ‘fuckwittery’.

    But. It says it all.

  166. 166
    Poor Bill says:

    Same again in, of all places Pakistan.

    “The British treated everyone the same. If there as trouble they cracked down on the trouble-makers.

    Religious violence was a problem but they kept it under control. Now on the holidays everyone is in fear”

  167. 167
    Poor Bill says:

    Colder – crueller – country ?

    Well he is an expert on snow, so we must accept that he knows what he’s talking about.

  168. 168
    A Passing Stranger says:

    I wake up to Toady on R4 and by the time I leave the matrimonial love-den I’m ALWAYS in a foul mood.

    It really sets me up for the day…

    Tw@ts!!

  169. 169
    Poor Bill says:

    If someone you know thinks the BBC is the best in the world, hire a hotel room of a mid-priced hotel for the day.

    Take said person, sit them in front of the telly and show them the news on French, German and Russian tv.

    If you own a laptop show them the China news-service in English.

    Then punch their fuvking brains out. As a warning to the others !

  170. 170
    A Biased Twat From The BBC says:

    well done Nick. Your completely impartial coverage makes this network look like the leaders in news reporting we are

  171. 171
    Nick Robinson says:

    please direct your thank yous to Ed Miliband and his brown paper envelopes

  172. 172
    Saved Dave says:

    The most despised presenter on TV, even overtaking Marr. Panto this Christmas?

  173. 173
  174. 174
    Jethro says:

    149 – You have reminded me of A Rime, no doubt of An Auncient Marinere:
    There was a young man of Nepal,
    Who had an Hexagonal ball,
    The Square of whose weight,
    Plus one Hundred and Eight,
    Was four-fifths of five-ninths of f***-all.
    An old acquaintance of mine reckoned that a similar Rime (about a young man from Madras) had actually been compiled by ‘The Inklings’, because Coghill needed a word recognised as current cant, for a certain physiological pertinence…

  175. 175
    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    Having just had to endure exactly that, to whit, Question Time, I totally agree – with extreme prejudice.

    The idea that Toenails is anything other than toe-curling, is beyond me.

  176. 176
    Sir Ian [Jethro] Blur says:

    47 – Sorry Sir: believe me, I would love to be able to supply you with that information, but it is subject to a non-freedom-of-information embargo. A ‘D’ Notice, Sir? Ha, very ha ha! No, Sir: something far more serious than that: to prove that we’re no longer institutionally racist, we have to block all enquiries that might reveal information detrimental to the Equality-wallahs – whoops! There I go again: “wallahs”; you see, Sir, there is something in this ‘Institutional racism’ thing – a bit like Passive Drinking. Perhaps I ought to send myself on a Sensitivity Course – in November: I reckon Grenada, or perhaps the Seychelles would be right, don’t you? Of course, if I go, I’ll have to ensure that my entourage is thoroughly diverse. You know, Sir, we literally enter a minefield – several! You may laugh at the ‘one-legged lesbian’ (though, from experience, I would say you do so at your peril, Sir!) but, when you’ve accommodated them, the two-legged lesbians need seeing to. Even-more-WHOOPS! I’ll have to send myself on a Sexual-diversity Course… I think there’s a very good one that starts in Scandinavia and ends in Samoa

  177. 177
    Jethro says:

    78 – Snuff said.

  178. 178
    Doc Trough says:

    Are small beers the secret of his ‘success’?

  179. 179
    equity abhors a Maxim says:

    The reason lies in legislation which somehow insists on apolitical broadcasting, yet turns a blind eye to the consistent skew of the BBC’s coverage – on the basis of its self-assessment.

    In the mortgage industry, this kind of regulatory neglect gave us Liars’ Loans, Northern Rock and emergency bailouts.

    Until someone bothers to take notice of this aberration, try Nick Ferrari’s London-centric morning show.

  180. 180
    GORDON "I WILL FIGHT FOR WHAT`S FAIR" from my padded cell MONG says:

    ON ANOTHER NOTE LORD ALLI IS ON NEWS ACCUSING THE HOUSE OF LORDS FOR BEING RACIST FOR CATCHING THAT THIEVING BITCH UDIN WITH HER HAND IN THE COOKY JAR WHAT A SUPRISE ps great to see drommy on the LIEBOUR bench ho ho ho

  181. 181
    Cerletone says:

    “Robinson’s blog consists of someone transcribing what he says on News at Ten and posting it on the BBC website…”.

    Get your facts right Guido. Robinson works for the BBC, who’s News programme is called the Ten O’ Clock News. News at Ten is ITV’s flagship news programme. Idiot.

  182. 182
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the replies. I suspected she’s never lifted a finger to do any actual work by the way she gets so frothing hysterical about working class English men not working no matter what reason they may or may not have. Fucking hypocrite.

  183. 183
    car rims says:

    ghost ride that whip


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