June 22nd, 2011

Laura Kuenssberg Quits BBC for ITV Business Gig

An interesting move given she was tipped for the top Beeb job, though it doesn’t rule it out – Nick Robinson was poached back from ITV.  

Looks like it will be ITVLauraK on Twitter…

UPDATE: Seems it came as shock to ITV’s Political Correspondent:

UPDATE II: Laura will start as the newly created Business Editor in September.


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Bloody lefties getting everywhere!

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Proberly down to coalition cuts no doubt!

  3. 3
    Smokin' Butt says:


  4. 4
    robbie says:

    great – a new vacancy. Won’t be the last we’ll see of Laura K I reckon at the Beeb though….Nick R you’re coat’s on a shoogly nail.

  5. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What was the name of the totty that used to present dailypolitics then left togo BOE?

  6. 6
    Eeu to me says:

    Never liked her, going to ITV will make sure we see even less of her.

  7. 7
    the last quango in paris says:

    well lets see if shes so keen on labour there.

  8. 8
    Harry Basset says:

    One less horrible grating accent on TV.

  9. 9
    M'Learned Friend's Friend says:

    Bugger. I’m still not going to watch ITV even with the possibility of seeing Laura K again.

  10. 10
    Tax Payer says:

    Yes, extremely lightweight.

    They only kept her to make Nick look good.

  11. 11
    les says:

    Thank God for that – can’t stand her – something to do with the face!

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    The way she gurns her mouth when speaking isn’t attractive, though.

  13. 13
    Anon says:

    That’s going to mess-up someone’s moniker.

  14. 14
  15. 15
    Sir William Waad says:

    I see that the oldest person in the world has recently died. R.I.P. Readers might be interested to know that, while I am far from being the oldest person in the world, I was at one time the youngest.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:


    Parasitical propagandists rearrange seating plan

  17. 17
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Jeny Scott – tasty I seem to recall.

  18. 18
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Clearly the BBC were not paying her enough

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    meh, she’s a funny looker but I’d like the opportunity to see her on her back. Could get viewing figures up for News at Ten…

  20. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thats the one ,Thanks :-)

  21. 21
    left windgers go away says:

    she was crap anyway – better that she is out, pity they couldn’t get rid of nick robinson and jug ears

  22. 22
    Mike Gatting says:

    I would like to see more of Nazaneen Ghaffar on BBC (Sky weather girl at present)….now that’s what I call totty.

  23. 23
    Spank Sinatra says:

    I genuinely can’t remember her saying anything remotely insightful. Same also applies to toenails of course. I did have some time for John Sergeant but as we all sadly have come to realise, the concept of impartiality has long been absent at the bbc. I don’t give a toss as regards the politics, I just want truth and objectivity whereby one can make an informed opinion from the facts.

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

    Or they stoppedpeople claiming for coke on expenses?

  25. 25
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Maybe she will stop being a Biased Labour Cow !

    (I’d smash her back doors in any day ! I would destroy her.)

  26. 26
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Are you off to google her and crack one off ?

  27. 27
    Anon says:

    She has the look of a bunny-boiler about her.

  28. 28
    Eeu to me says:

    I would have tought they wer over paying her.

  29. 29
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    No,I just remeber she had a pretty face and a nice smile.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah, crack one off.

    Lovely pair of………eyes.

  31. 31
    BBC's Robert Preston says:

    Am I bovvaad?

  32. 32
    Mornington Crescent says:

    She’s only just left the Beeb: used to do the weather on their South East news. Shaggable, yes, but seriously lacking in brains.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    She was there because of her gender, not her political insight.

  34. 34
    Eeu to me says:

    Excuse my twinkle fingers and not checking.

  35. 35
    richard and andy says:

    that’s the way we like them

  36. 36
    jgm2 says:

    Probably just getting a big pay-rise before she starts a family and
    can then get a big fat maternity pay followed by the errrrrr ‘sudden realisation’ that she’d like to spend more time with her new child and, so, if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, a seven figure severence package.

    Just like Natasha Kaplinski.

  37. 37
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Allwomenhave that look mainly because all women are bunny boilers.

  38. 38
    Media village idiot says:

    The ol’ media carousel turns again.
    I hope she doesn’t bring too much beeboid learnt crap to ITV. It will be intresting to see if she shifts from the overt BBC left-wing bias to more balanced reporting. The shift the other way, was very noticeable with Nick Robinson. But I suppose, in that industry, job insecurity makes them all whores to whoever pays them. If ITV want more balance, she’ll have to do it.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    One less mewling fucking Scot incomprehensively clogging up the airwaves on our Telly Tax.

  40. 40
    laurashagger says:

    Good riddance – couldn’t stand her, although agree wiht all those who’d love to give her one from behind

  41. 41
    Maximus says:

    One down, a brothel-full more to go.

    Socialist t’WatO hit new lows today with the whining Kearney woman. Not only were they up to their usual of reporting PMQ by presenting what the Millitwit had to say first on any of the matters, as if he were the PM, they descending to the cheap trick of pulling down the faders for Dave the Courageous by a goodish 6dB to make him sounds even more feeble. Didn’t help Wed Ted any IMO tho, as he thtill thounded rather thtupid if you athk me.

  42. 42
    Steve Miliband says:

    Osborne v Balls is excellent.
    Osborne just told Gordon’s PPS that her job wasn’t very onerous

  43. 43
    Anon E Mouse says:

    And so Kuenssberg joins that illustrious list of BBC exiles who have done so well in taking the commercial shilling whilst still have a high profile – Des Lynam, Steve Ryder, Bob Wilson, Jonathan Ross, ‘Adrian & Christine’, Natasha Kaplinsky, Ray Stubbs, Ian Payne

  44. 44
    EC1 PhD says:

    Call me old fashioned but aren’t business editors supposed to know something about business?

  45. 45
    boulay says:

    perhaps they will be replacing her with one of the genius political broadcasters at sky, Sophie ridge and Ruth Barnett……i am sure they can replicate the vacuousness mixed with anti-tory bias with ease.

  46. 46
    The voice of unreason says:


    that ad for French Living looks suspiciously like your house in France ….

    Selling up and getting out of France?

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    does she know the duckworth lewis method ?

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Another post about people no-one cares less about. Come on Guido, please get back to doing what you do well.

  49. 49
    laura's pimp says:

    form an orderly queue

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry – one less mewling fucking LEFTIE Scot…

  51. 51
    Ed Miliband says:

    As part of my pledge to clean up politics i am appointing Damian McBride as my Bullying advisor.

    Welcome to the new generation.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    “high profile” might be pushing it.

  53. 53
    Handy Cockup says:

    Came and work for me down in Portsmouth as my sex slave…..err, I mean intern.

  54. 54
    Billy Bowden is the greatest tosser ever ! says:

    … which is why the tosser prefers boys

  55. 55
    Iron Will says:

    “O” come on what planet have you been living on!!!

  56. 56

    Update from the Miliband manifesto.

    After much study, from Compass and the Toynbee foundation, labour policy researches have made a discovery.

    Children from families where the parents own a yacht, are almost three times more likely to go to universities than those who’s parents don’t.

    So utilising this research Miliband is advocating, to give poor kids more chance to attend university:

    1. Sailing lessons
    2. A nautical cap to be uniform in poorly performing schools.
    3. Episodes of ‘COAST’ to be available freely on I-player.
    4. Knot tying lessons at key stage-4
    5. Free tickets to the boat show for the most deprived.

    This should see stellar rates of university attainment for the most disadvantaged in society.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind the cuts, Dave still has enough money to host a gay, lesbian and transgender party at No 10 tonight. And not before time as well – every time I’m in a pub I can’t hear myself think for punters wishing the govt were spending more time on transgender issues.

    FFS, when he said he was t he heir to Blair by fuck he wasn’t kidding.

  58. 58
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Oh, I don’t know.
    Dropping a daisy cutter on the Beeb would still appl….


    The other moniker

  59. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  60. 60
    Gordon Brown says:

    Or Chancellor’s know about 18th century Scottish Politics?

  61. 61
    Steve Miliband says:

    The Ketch writers will love these policies.

  62. 62
    the last quango in paris says:

    she must love you :)

  63. 63
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Good grief man, get a grip!
    Next you’ll be expecting Prime Ministers to know how to run the country!

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Where’s the bloke who wants to bum Laura?

  65. 65
    I says:

    Where’s the bloke who wants to bum Laura?

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Billy’s all cracked off this time of day.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    No but just imagine the blow job.

  68. 68
    Michael Foot says:

    These media types seem to think it’s cool to be left wing FFS.

  69. 69
    I says:

    And…..Tide Tables for Tower Hamlets

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Says the under arm bowler

  71. 71
    He says:


  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Not knowing anything about economics didn’t do you any harm did it? Us yes you no.

  73. 73
    ichabod says:

    The BBC likes putting on Asian Babes on its news, regional and national. Also the weather reports are increasingly put out by luscious, husky skinned, pouting, dark eyed….phew…i’m getting dizzy..

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    It enables the beeb to meet the “inclusivity” quotas.

  75. 75
  76. 76
    Archer Karcher says:

    Does Dave even know what a pub is?
    Of course this is a tremendously important issue for Dave to embrace and show how terribly politically correct he is in the war for transgender acceptance.

    Matters such as Irish Bank default on their bailout repayments yesterday, are trivia by comparison.

  77. 77
    the only way is anal says:

    dave will be in his element.

    if any of his guests have got a cock and a pair of balls going spare, can they try to fix them to dave

  78. 78
    Something fishy says:

    Labour are always carping on about something.

  79. 79
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I wonder if she got fed up with being told to peddle labour lies.

  80. 80
    Anon E Mouse says:

    OK how about ‘appear semi-regularly sometimes during primetime viewing hours’

  81. 81
    EC1 PhD says:

    Laura Kuenssberg going to ITV as their business editor is like Heat magazine launching a business section where the budget is explained in lipstick on James Bond’s inner thigh.

  82. 82
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s possible, just possible, that on average people who own yachts are more likely to be intelligent, hard-working and dynamic than average, and tend to pass these qualities on to their children.

  83. 83
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Kuenssberg” – from the German “Berg”, meaning a mountain of, and “Kuenss” meaning BBC commentators.

  84. 84
    Sir William Waad says:

    Round here, we like Shefali Oza. She has a good reading voice, too.


  85. 85
    the only way is anal says:

    hope that someone gets hold of the guest list for this important initiative.

    you can guarantee that gove and his “missus” will be there: between them they tick all the boxes.

  86. 86
    007 says:

    Thank you for explaining that, Pussy. Now if you’d like to demonstrate your method of quantitative easing?

  87. 87
    the only way is anal says:

    alternatively, it’s possible that many of them are the biggest fucking crooks that you could hope not to meet.

    check it out with osborne and mandelsohn

  88. 88
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:


  89. 89
    the only way is anal says:

    30 minutes of two useless cun*ts showing their true colours.

    no technology is needed to make dave sound feeble: it’s what he does best – largely because he is feeble

  90. 90
    laura's boyfriend says:

    I’m here – bumming Laura

  91. 91
    laura's other boyfriend says:

    I’m in the queue to bum Laura

  92. 92
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    I seem to remember she was Tory Bear’s secret love interest.

    I agree with an earlier comment, what does she know about business ? She wouldn’t have learnt anything working at the BBC. Maybe she ran the Student Union coffee machine ?

    The one person at the BBC who is really good is Adam Shaw but then his Dad use to work in the East End of London shoe trade and ‘it’s in his genes’ as they say at the BBC.

  93. 93
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I think you need this site:


  94. 94
    Jabba the Dog says:

    Kvntsberg is more to the point…

  95. 95
    General Billy Hague says:

    Thatcher gone? Where’s the piss-up?

  96. 96
    General Billy Hague says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Polly Evans on BBC South East is turning into a real little cracker?

  97. 97
    General Billy Hague says:

    Not something you could ever have been accused of eh Mike?

  98. 98
    General Billy Hague says:

    I assume that’s some form of birth control.

  99. 99
    Doc Troigh says:

    Daisy Sampson did this. Look at her now……invisible.

  100. 100
    Terrible But True says:

    One is sure ITV viewers will benefit greatly from her twitter insights:

    Flowin’ lock’d {business leader she likes] strides manfully into a room.

    Gurning [business leader she doesn’t like] skulks out of another door.

    It’s how you get the big bucks.

    Being blonde helps too, one supposes.

    I’d have put that on Nick R’s blog, but a) it’s pre-modded and b) now seems to be on a 9 to 5 work to rule that, as a licence fee extortee, strikes me as pretty, if not illegally exclusive.

  101. 101
    Down With Brown! says:

    The BBC should have fired Stephanie “I’ve been shagged by Ed Balls and Ed Milliband” Flanders and Robert “I’ve been shagged by Gordon Brown” Peston and made Laura K there Business and Economics Editor.

  102. 102
    the only way is anal says:

    not something you need to worry about.

    have a great time in downing street tonight. taking your spad or hoping to pick up some fresh meat?

  103. 103
  104. 104
    Gordon Brownus says:

    I wouldn’t

  105. 105
    East Midlander says:

    No Thanks, there are too many of them already taking up British peoples jobs, if they want to appear on TV let them return to their country of origin and bring their experience to improve that TV

  106. 106
    Boudicca says:

    Shame. She’s the archetypal biased BBC hack who doesn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
    I abandoned BBC news for ITV a few years ago. I find their news and analysis far more balanced and reliable. Why would ITV be interested in her when they already have a decent stable journalists?

  107. 107
    East Midlander says:

    Every time Anglia News puts on the headscarf wearing Asian wretch I switch channels. Do their advertisers realise the damage its does to their image and message, Perhaps the directors of Anglian Windows will wake up to the damage this causes to their image

  108. 108
    Predictable pedant says:

    It’s “their”.

  109. 109
    East Midlander says:

    Yes you should be bothered, when we finally get a PM with balls you and theMarxist fellow travellers will find yourself unemployed or working for the Guardian.( The tax dodging icon of Left wing hypocrisy )

  110. 110
    Cheshire Cat says:

    At least that way would save you looking at that tight lipped Socialist face

  111. 111
    Cheshire Cat says:


  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Have to agree with the redundancy suggestions but couldn’t the BBC come up with a fresh face that isn’t annoying ?

  113. 113
    treetop91 says:

    Good suggestions,why the BBC keep employing these useless people who turn the public off by waffling and stuttering I cant understand. Laura would be only a less worse candidate and the BBC should look for fresh blood that isn’t politically tainted.

  114. 114
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Refer to anonymous above!

  115. 115
    Spartacus Douglas says:

    Robert ‘Common Purpose’ Peston I think you’ll find

  116. 116
    Late to the party says:

    Do what Billy?

    Laura leaving means we’re stuck with Nick Robinson, the Dave Cameron of political reporters.

    Andrew Marr might be a hypocrite but he’s the real deal and Nick Robinson isn’t fit to lick his shoes clean.

  117. 117
    Late to the party says:

    The only TV news team worth watching these days for on the ball reporting and complete impartiality are the Channel 4 news team.

    Never mind their partiality or not, BBC news has gone from respected organisation to a bit of a joke.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Maybe it’s Dave’s first step in ‘rehabilitating’ the mega crook Laws.

  119. 119
    The ghost of Kenny Everett says:

    I think Dave probably thinks a pub is a place where oiks gather to make trouble.

    No doubt he’ll soon be going to a pub with Sam, threatening to bottle Gove to seem to be ‘one of us’.

  120. 120
    Sylvester McCoy says:

    ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil': Doctor Who screenwriter in scathing attack on Coalition after BBC funding cuts

    By Paul Revoir

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007129/David-Cameron-evil-says-Doctor-Who-writer-Russell-T-Davies.html#ixzz1Q5Iih6yh

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg are ‘savage and evil people’, says one of the BBC’s top screenwriting stars, Russell T. Davies.

    The Welsh writer – who led the revival of Doctor Who in 2005 – attacked the Conservative Party, claiming it appeared ‘buffoonish’ but was ‘lethal as a laser’.

    He said the Coalition had effectively silenced protest from BBC staff over the six-year licence fee freeze by making it part of wider Government spending cuts.

    The BBC is set to make savings of 20 per cent following the latest licence fee settlement. Mr Davies, 48, predicted the Corporation would face more cuts.

    He said he doubted if the Prime Minister sat down and ‘enjoyed a night’s television

    Oo-er Missus aren’t you controversial?

  121. 121
    Sylvester McCoy says:

    Look at all the birds pulled by CTB for proof!

  122. 122
    Sesachili says:

    Shouldn’t that be elderly?

  123. 123
    Richard Desmond says:

    Asian Babes an excellent publication from Remnant Media available in all good magazine magasins

  124. 124

    “He said he doubted if the Prime Minister sat down and ‘enjoyed a night’s television’

    Who the fuck does, apart from retards?

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    I could never understand a word she said.

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