October 6th, 2011

The Sunday Roast

The announcements coming out today about the re-jigging of the Beeb have confirmed Guido’s scoop that Andrew Neil would be taking over The Politics Show on Sundays, bringing the Daily Politics up to a six-day, ninety-minute episode operation. As Guido said on August 2nd: “You read it here first…”


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

    Brillo=Only BBC legend!

  2. 2
    Call me Infidel says:

    This wont go down well with the sewer party.

  3. 3
    Windmills of Huhne's mind says:

    Brilloiant news.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t you say Neil was leaving Monday to Friday? Is he? Rather think not

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

    Dir Gen BBC: “We are sacking 20% of the workforce. People at home will not notice.” EXACTLY #wato

  6. 6
    Great British Public says:

    We wouldn’t notice if they sacked 50% of the ‘workforce’

  7. 7
    ban the Bring Back Communism service says:

    They’ll have to find the 20% that work first

  8. 8
    Public Sector Parasite with enormous gold-plated pension & 5 hour working week says:

    Another first for Guido, now predict the end of the EUSSR experiment before they tax us to death.

  9. 9
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  10. 10
    Mystick1 says:

    They would have difficulty to find 20% of them working. And as it is now a Liebour propaganda organisation let the Liebour Party and the TUC pay for it. No more licence fee.

  11. 11
    Tom says:

    I’m confused. So is he only doing Sunday’s? If not, then you weren’t right anyway.

    Either way, cheers for fascinating scoop. haha

  12. 12
    BBC politics team. says:

    The deal was going to be a rotating,totally unbiased, presenter on weekdays.

    M. – Polly Toynbee
    Tu – Jo Moore
    We – Kevin McGuire
    Th – Jakie Ashley
    Fri – Mehdi Hassan

    We are looking into this to see what has gone so terribly, horribly wrong.

  13. 13
    Engineer says:

    2000 going out of 25,000.

    I make that about 8%.

    When are the other 3000 getting the bullet?

  14. 14
    If it works at the BBC it's a lefty tossflap says:

    End of!

  15. 15
    Phil says:

    Looking on the bright side there will be no right wingers being slung out by the BBC give or take the odd closet tory who was smart enough to disguise their leanings when originally applying for the job

  16. 16
    BBC News Editor says:

    But Brillo isn’t a leftie! How could we let this happen?!

  17. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a visionary, not Steve Jobs!

  18. 18
    If it works at the BBC it's a lefty tossflap says:

    I have stopped watching BBC and SkyNews and instead watch Al Jazera, France24, RT and Bloomberg.

    The experts and presenters on these shows are very intelligent and totally diverse, many have right of centre views and they are allowed to discuss things without being interupted every nano second by some left wing twat of a presenter.

    My general demenour and outlook is 100% improved and I feel great, try it.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Who cares? It removes Sorpel & that goes down well with me.

  20. 20
    tiscali says:

    Brilliant news. Pity about the ridiculous haircut but Brillo is one of the few proper journalists asking difficult questions.

  21. 21
    If it works at the BBC it's a lefty tossflap says:

    get real dude

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Andrew Neil is very good.

    But BBC has to cut more staff as its uses a lot of staff to produce the same thing. Take News 24, why does it need other reports to report the same news in other BBC news programmes. If it is stream lined and get rid of highly paid talents, it could cut licence fee to £50 a year.

  23. 23
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Could someone please list the amount of satff it sends on trips (World cup, Glasnterbury, Party conferences), Then take away 20% and would anyone notice?

  24. 24
    Sir William Waad says:

    Six days shalt thou Brillo, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.

  25. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    what is the point of Neo do a piece for Sunday Times? No-one reads it and it is behind a paywall (which is openly mocked here).

    Oh and thanks for getting back to me about it.

    Still say brink back Guy News with two presenters tho.

  26. 26
    Sir William Waad says:

    What the heck is a focus puller, anyway? Somebody who is very selective in who they try to chat up?

  27. 27
    oddly helpful says:

    So long as I had the choice whether or not to pay for their programming, they could charge double the present licence fee.

    And I would walk away, happy to watch delayed repeats of the best on Freeview.

  28. 28
    Jasmin Allbbc Braun says:

    I shall refuse to go on the show anymore.

  29. 29
    Gordon (my wife has left me) Brown MP says:

    Since Ms Macaulay left I’ve had to Quantitvely Ease myself every day .. fap fap fap

  30. 30
    matthew Palmer says:

    This is not good news, as Neil is good at his job and we need a daily dose of his attch technique to keep the MP’s on their toes

  31. 31
    Great British Public says:

    Glory, hallelujah !!

  32. 32
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    nah its ok, i hear they have a shorlist of Damin Mcbride, Johann Hari and Polly toynbee.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  33. 33
    Sir William Waad says:

    Alas, you and he are dying in the wrong order.

  34. 34
    nell says:

    Well the unions ate the beeb say their staff are going on strike to protest at the proposed 2000 job cuts.

    Doubt whether anyone will notice. But if andrew neil is doing all these daily politics shows then the beeb should be able to get rid of the useless and horrendously expensive andrew marr, that’ll save a bob or two.

  35. 35
    Ol' Blue Eyes says:

    Absolutely agree. He’s the sole reason I can’t in all conscience refuse to pay my licence fee!

  36. 36
    Johann Hari USofA says:

    Lord Reith leaned forward and said “Johann, I told you this was coming” – Oh how we laughed

  37. 37
    An American in London says:


  38. 38
    An Illegitimate Child says:

    ear ear!

  39. 39
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Gordon Brown was visiting a primary school in Kircaldy and the class was in

    the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

    The teacher asked Mr Brown if he would like to lead the discussion on

    The word ‘Tragedy’.

    So Mr Brown asked the class for an example of a ‘Tragedy’.

    A little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm,

    is playin’ in the field and a tractor runs

    over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.’

    ‘Incorrect,’ said Gordon. ‘That would be an accident.’

    A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying fifty children

    drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside,that would be a tragedy.’

    ‘I’m afraid not’,explained Gordon, ‘that’s what we would refer to as a

    great loss’.

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered, Gordon searched the


    ‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’

    Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said:

    ‘If a plane carrying you, Mr Balls, Mr Miliband and Mrs Cooper was struck

    by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.’

    ‘Fantastic’ exclaimed Gordon, ‘and can you tell me why that would be a


    ‘Well’, said Johnny, ‘it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t

    be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be a fucking accident either!

  40. 40
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Now this is funny:


  41. 41
    Sarah, Oxon says:

    My hero was sucking the life out of me, I had to go. Though, he still talks to me daily, along with all his other imaginary friends.

  42. 42
    well its a thought says:

    They’re only doing what they know will happen in a major way if they don’t do it first when the conservatives (Blue Lieber) are in ,is throw a few crumbs or nonentities into the PR fire of damnation and wait until Liebour get back in and carry on, no change then.

  43. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Should be on “Seen Elsewhere” :-)

  44. 44
    Gordon Brown says:

    Waiter, there’s a beard in my soup.

  45. 45
    Cell time says:

    Nothing going to happen till 2017, the sense of urgency shows what a patriotic organisation it is

  46. 46
    Splooge says:


  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t be an idiot Billy.

  48. 48
    Spartacus says:

    I second that.

    Al J and RT are much more informative.
    Cant get F24 or Bloomberg – something for the future.

    And yes, truth and understanding much improved, hence like yourself my personal general demenour and outlook is similarly 100% improved.

  49. 49
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    EdM Shad Cab reshuffle rumoured to be tmrw. Angela Eagle to Decc, replaced by Rachel Reeves at Chief Sec

    So Ed is trying to get back on the front foot.

  50. 50
    non believer says:

    You really have no shame what so ever (especially on a day when you criticise the dead tree press for being outmoded)

    “Even internet bloggers can be slow off the mark. Today Guido Fawkes reports a rumour that Andrew Neil may be about to front BBC1’s Politics Show on Sundays (so farewell Jon Sopel). You read it here first, crows Fawkes. No, Guido, you read it in the Londoner’s Diary on July 5.”

    London Evening Standard August 2nd 2011

  51. 51
    Cell time says:

    The 2000 have to wait till 2017, so some time in the unpredictable future, or never


  52. 52
    Joanna Titi-Phuc says:

    Neil is a walking scoop, if only someone could get the working girls to spill the beans

  53. 53
    The Clap says:

    *cue tumbleweed and inaudible ripple*

  54. 54
    Mirror mirror on the wall hackings rife by one and all says:

    Sky news reporting they have obtained a leaked statement from an ex journo at the Mirror which details that phone hacking was rife within the mirror group. When are you intending reporting this first Guido ?

  55. 55
    Daily Mirror hack says:

    Why the fuck do you think they call us hacks???

  56. 56
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is it not on the live phone hacking blog at the Guardian?

  57. 57
    The Ghost of Steve Jobs says:

    Introducing the new iBilly 4s – we’ve packed in all the same features into exactly the same case at a higher price.

    Go buy it or your mum will think you are a loser.

    Excuse me now – off for my sizzling bacon massage by Hattie Jacques.

  58. 58
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Usually yes, but there are a few occasional exceptions, and Brillo is pre-eminent among them – his detailed research and forensic questioning of interviewees is a joy to behold.

    I hope this doesn’t mean that Brillo is relegated to Sundays only though – as any gentleman knows, Sunday morning is not a time to be watching TV – especially when that lefty tossflap Marr was on – so getting back in to the habit of watching on Sundays will be a struggle for decent gentlemen everywhere!

    Look forward also to Brillo taking over from Dame David Dimblebore to anchor election coverage – if only the BBC manage to resist the urge to appoint anyone but Brillo.

    Long may our dear Brillo shine! :-)

  59. 59
    albacore says:

    Who gives a rat’s?
    What influence has the combined might of the entire media had on the insane policies pursued by the Lib/Lab/Con axis?
    Cats seem to be in-joke flavour of the day. Our Scruffy has an instinctive and over-riding compulsion to protect his own territory.
    That’s a laughable, alien concept, these days, to our Parliamentary representatives.

  60. 60
    Ear Trumpet says:

    2000 jobs to go by 2017 is pretty slow. 370 per year – wow! No real-world company could go on like this and justify the continuing staggeringly high annual cost. This is public tax. Not real cuts at all. Don’t be fooled.

  61. 61
    Johann Sebastian Hari says:

    And to think It was only yesterday when I met and interviewed Steve Jobs where we spoke about his plans for a 3d virtual reality surround sound pad.

  62. 62
    Biggus Dickus says:

    Are you some sorta count?

    The Times pays money. Order-Order pays peanuts hovered out from behind the attached cushion on the lazy boy. Why don’t you stick your head out of the window and then do a forward somersault mongo?

  63. 63
    Conrad Murray Trial Judge says:

    Double negative Billy

  64. 64
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Indeed, if it wasn’t for that and a couple of other worthwhile gems the Mandelbum household would also refuse to pay as conscientious objectors!

    The rest of it is all garbage that does nothing but har, to our nation – all those lefty journos, anti-free-press BBC Views Online, lefty ‘comedians’ (especially Jeremy Hardy and the even worse Sandi Toksic), Eastenders, Celebrity Come Prancing etc., etc.

  65. 65
    Derek Smalls says:

    On a practical note: Why do their reporters have to leg it over to the scene of the action anyway? All the words are piped to them via modern communication techniques. I, for one, wouldn’t give a toss if they filed their reports in front of a vaguely relevant backdrop from a broom cupboard deep in the bowels of Television Centre.
    I find their coverage of Glastonbury a complete turn-off. It actually detracts from what should be the televisual music experience of the year.
    Now, where did I leave that cucumber, man…

  66. 66
    Ewanme says:

    LMFAO !!!

    “…twenty somethin…”

    If I woz wearin knickers , I would of soiled them , honey x .

    E x .

  67. 67
    non believer says:

    Is this the real Johan Hari, the guy who took credit for the writings of others?

    What an immoral twat he is…….

    “Even internet bloggers can be slow off the mark. Today Guido Fawkes reports a rumour that Andrew Neil may be about to front BBC1’s Politics Show on Sundays (so farewell Jon Sopel). You read it here first, crows Fawkes. No, Guido, you read it in the Londoner’s Diary on July 5.”

    London Evening Standard August 2nd 2011

  68. 68
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    One good thing that’s come out of the Beeb’s downsizing!

    Good for Brillo, but he needs some eye candy as his partner.

  69. 69
    G Brown lover of Prudence says:

    Has Fawkes done a Hari?

  70. 70
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    RT – Russia Today much more informative? What tosh, they’re supporters of the Syrian opthalmic dictator, wanted Gadffi to remain in place and generally snipe at the West.

  71. 71
    Comic Opera says:

    the problem here though lads is that the whole Brillo won’t be on due to the cuts – all there’s gonna be is his sock and handbag – but even they will get the better of miliband and osborne

  72. 72
    viva la beast says:

    Its actualy a very badly soiled cream sofa with some rags for use when locked out of the house

  73. 73
    viva la beast says:

    Bring back McDementor , he is after all highly experienced in all matters fiinancial
    McDementor could also use his special “sap the will to live” talents against those wicked tories

  74. 74
    viva la beast says:

    Brillo got his reputation as a bit of a swordsman due to his predeliction for black women
    Once his bonce makes contact between their thighs its like two pieces of velcro, he then spends at least an hour fighting to free his face
    This is why the sistas love brillo

  75. 75
    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    Especially Jeremy Hardy.

  76. 76
    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    Derek! Wow! Any chance of a reunion in the offing? By the way, I remember when the BBC News was read by a bloke sitting behind a desk (in black and white, of course) and you were lucky if you got one recorded piece of film, usually from Vietnam. But the content, the quality of reporting… that was when BBC journalists were indeed worthy of respect. Not any more.

  77. 77
    joescotus says:

    all the politico, cosanostra must shite themselves skeletoid when brillo summons them they cant refuse because they would never suvive charges of cowardice so they have to submit .watching 10th rate c4unts like jowell,abbot.minge campbell “i can assure you andrew” hague,,,,, they know they are going to be gutted . its positivly orgiasmic to watch.

  78. 78
    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    I think you’ll find it’s the Labour Party who have no shame.

  79. 79
    Anon. says:

    No it’s not.

  80. 80
    laughing hangman says:

    promote that lad to head boy

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