November 10th, 2011

An Obvious BBC Cut

It’s hard being Nick Robinson. Instead of queueing with the rest of the  media for Murdoch’s 11am appearance in front of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee, he had a proxy waiting outside the committee room. It seems your licence money is now paying for Soviet Union style proxy queuers.



  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Is Nicks head sill up Labours arse?

  2. 2
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Let them eat cock.

  3. 3
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Why does the BBC actually need a Political Editor? To “interpret” what is actually said into BBBC speak?

    Simply report the facts, we can make our own judgements of their value.

  4. 4
    misterned says:

    It would be cheaper to cut Nick Robinson and allow the proxy queuer give the report. It’s not like Nick has to write it. He only asks labour what he should report anyway.

  5. 5

    Is he now circumcised, then?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    And what have they done to twitter? looks all shiny and new (tho doesnt show times so not sure how to copy tweets).


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    Eee Uuu Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    Well what do you expect?

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    BBC cu'ts says:

    Poxy quееrs more like.

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    stewart says:

    you wouldn’t need to que, just ring your old muckers dave & co and he will put you through. right right, right right right

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Watch Russian TV, at least you get a half truth instead of the total BBC STATIST PROPAGANDA RUBBISH. Why do we pay the BBC to be lied too.

    Energy prices are falling in relation to the printing of money. Natural Gas is cheaper than in 2008. Government are taxing the economy into a standstill as have all of the European Union as they Wage the Phoney WAR on Drugs and Afghanistan. Strange how the worlds heroin comes from Helmand province the NATO military STATE.

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    Eee Uuu Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    All praise to her Supreme Superior Euro Royal Majestic Highness, Queen Goddess Empress Merkel, Saviour of the Euro.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Dont panic, false alarm


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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Economy heading down toilet and gathering pace, Hope we can manage till Christmass, Make sure you have a good one as it will be your last.

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    SouthEastVoter says:

    How many BBC boids are actually in the queue? I’m estimate at least 50% of the queue

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Be fair – Nick still has a daily appointment to remove the last vestiges of Gordon Brown’s shit off his togue.

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    The Watcher says:

    The BBC is a subversive agent provocateur with an agenda to undermine the elected government of this country.

    It’s senior staff have lost control of it’s middle management who have free rein to endanger the stability of our country.

    And we pay for it all.

    Time to dismantle the Evil Empire.

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    Anonymous says:

    Good to see my licence fee at work.

    WTF are Robinson, Boulton et al doing if not there queueing?

    PS: you missed the letter n from your headline.

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    shitstabbers inc says:

    Why don’t you have a stab at ‘avin a look Billy?

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Isn’t there an ‘n’ missing from the title of this piece.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Billy talking himself, how unusual.

  22. 22
    Smokin' Butt says:

    Nice hat. Where’d you get the tinfoil?

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    Engineer says:

    That’s cheery.

    Bet they can’t wait for you to turn up in the pub. Real barrel of laughs, you are.

  24. 24

    What is wrong with Merkel? At least she sticks up for her country … not like our lot, past or present…

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    An Obvious BBC Cuпt says:

    OK, I’ll play for the sake of the children

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    Terrible But True says:

    He has a tent outside St. Pauls too, I believe.

    In fact most of the BBC seem to, considering the level of reporting still generated.

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    Lomax says:

    Guido, Harry’s spelling is letting you down again – there is obviosly an “n” missing from the title of this post.

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    Being blunt says:

    Surely that’s a typo in the headline? It’s missing a C.

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    Lomax says:

    And I obviously left out the “u” for comic effect;0)

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    Engineer says:

    If Security are doing their job properly, that could happen.

    “No pushing in, sir. This person has been waiting patiently. The back of the queue is over there, sir.”

    “Don’t you know who I am?”

    “This is the wrong place to be having an identity crisis, sir. Back of the queue, please.”

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    Bollocks, rhubarb, etc.

    #Don’t you hate this growing habit on blogs of people posting what they think are witty sayings underneath their comment, normally presaged by a hash sign, and then interminably repeating them?

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    Being blunt says:

    Sorry, missing an N.

  33. 33

    Bollocks, rhubarb, etc.

    #Don’t you hate this growing habit on blogs of people posting what they think are witty sayings underneath their comment, normally presaged by a hash sign, and then interminably repеat them?

  34. 34

    Perhaps our esteemed host could slide one in?

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    Steve Miliband says:

    I see Miliband has jumped on another bandwagon – ‘there must be an EU summit this weekend’.

    Is it a fiathco or a complete fiathco?

    What a twat.

  36. 36
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    I know its fu–ing terrible isn’t it. I started buying bullion in 2006 When the WAR kept on rolling on. I also got out of equities and am organising potato and turnip seed for my small holding. This thing is going to get a lot worse as the same Broken system is having billions thrown at it and the same economic terrorists are running the system.
    The sooner it falls to bits the better then we can start again.

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    The lights are going out all over Europe.......where is the new Bismarck ?? says:

    A sobering thought only Frau Merckel stands between the euro and disaster……as Shakespeare(or was it Earl of Oxford??)said

    There is a tide in the affairs of men(or women).
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.

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    nellie no knickers says:

    Is it such a bad thing? Billy is pulling pubes from his teeth everyday and it doesn’t seem to have done him any harm!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Hope boy tells about dad’s deals with Mrs T, Blair, Brown and Cameron. Why cannot we have few more satellite broadcasters in UK?

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    What a load of S–t. I suppose that is why they dragged Greg Dyke out for telling the TRUTH.
    The Truth is a dirty word and can’t be spoken either by the media or the political class as this will bring the whole rotten system down.
    Role on market power turning over the profligate political class.

  42. 42
    Ivor Biggun says:

    I think you meant ‘an obvious BBC cunt’ Guido, though there are many to choose from!

  43. 43
    Airey Belvoir says:

    I can imagine you, sitting there in 16 Acacia Avenue , gloomily munching on a turnip while you fondle your little bag of Krugerrands and contemplate Armageddon.
    On second thoughts, save a turnip for me!

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    MB. says:

    It seems quite sensible to have a junior member of staff queue, they are presumably not paid just to queue. I can imagine people moaning if a well paid person like Robinson spent several unproductive hours in a queue.

    I presume the Daily Mail is now writing for this blog :=)

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    The BBC get its priorities wrong(again) says:

    As the euro and the Global economy goes down the pan what do the BBC/politicians and the media generally think is important ? Yup…who hacked whose phone ???……’s like being aboard the Titanic and the passengers being more worried about who overheard the Captain;s conversations with the Bruce Ismay as the ship sinks with all hands……

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    #tiresome twitteratti# says:


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    Turkeys voting for Xmas ..who would have thought it ? says:

    I always think you can tell the state of the economy when stores start discounting goods inc Toys and Christmas Decorations by up to 50% in early November

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    Engineer says:

    There’s an EU summit every weekend. The sum total of achievement so far is approximately zero.

    Since he won’t be there, and consequently won’t get the posh lunch anyway, he’d be better getting down to Waitrose and buying himself some nice ingredients to treat Justine with on Sunday lunchtime. That will have as much effect on the Euro crisis as anything else he could do or say.

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Last one in the UK thank god

    It will be Turkey soup at the soup kitchen for everyone* next year right enough

    *excludes bankers, mps and public non workers.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nick was reported to tell colleges, ‘It’s hard being a cowboy in Rochdale’ coz the spurs don’t fit me Clog’s….. ( how sad!)

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    The BBC making the news rather than just reporting it.... says:

    “The BBC is a subversive agent provocateur with an agenda to undermine the elected government of this country”….you’ve missed a couple of words out…it should read

    ” to undermine the elected [Tory-led]government of this country

  52. 52
    Engineer says:

    We’ve got Summits, the European Council of Ministers, the IMF, the Troicka, the European Parliament and God knows what else. What difference is another talking-shop going to make?

  53. 53
    Elgin's lost his Marbles says:

    Well let’s cut his pay then, not that I should care, not having a TV.

  54. 54
    NeverRed says:

    What a strange world.

    I own my house 100%, have no debt, have a reasonable income and if I wanted a loan from my bank for 1% of my assets or 1% of my income, my bank would charge me 6% or 7% interest.
    EU countries with debts greater than their annual income and spending more than their annual income like Italy still only get charged similar interest rates, yet my financial situation is secure.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Guido gives us credit. No need to spell it out.

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    HRH BBC the Director General says:

    Yes, a goodly percentage of our staff may well be rug munching, shirt-lifting, pillow-biting allah-loving quislings, but we also have our share of MANLY MEN as well. Hardy, virtuous men, like Evan Davith, for example.

  57. 57

    Skill Biased Technological Change obviously not for you, then…

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    Engineer says:

    I wonder what the bank manager’s reaction would be if you asked for a loan secured against variable and uncertain future income?

    NeverRed – “The door’s that way, sir.”

    Greece – “OK, but it’ll cost you 7%.”

    Germany – “Certainly sir, that’ll be 2%.”

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    misterned says:

    I think Churchill did actually stand up for us a bit. And by happy coincidence, that was against the Germans, funnily enough.

  60. 60
    misterned says:

    Oh, if only…. That would be brilliant! Why is there never a ‘jobsworth’ security guard when side-splitting comedy requires one?

  61. 61
    An Impartial Observer says:

    This proxy. This the same guy fucking his wife when he’s not around?
    Jus’ askin’

  62. 62
    misterned says:

    @ 13….Rolls On Floor Laughing My Ass Off!

    I am seriously glad I did not have a mouth-full off coffee when I read that.

  63. 63

    I was talking of recent past, misterned. Last two decades.

  64. 64
    On the side lines of reality says:

    Ed Miliband is a fool. What is he actually saying?

  65. 65
    Helmut Kohl says:

    I think it’s unfair to compare the BBC with The Soviet Union. Even Stalin never thought of state issued licenses for the most popular equipment used to recieve information. Or propaganda.

  66. 66
    Tony M says:

    Murdoch currently kicking Watson’s fat arse.

  67. 67
    bored says:

    never been to Ludd, is it a shithole then?

  68. 68
    Tony M says:

    Murdoch currently kicking Watson’s fat arse.

  69. 69
    anoN says:

    Cold turkey for Christmas- Delerium tremens perhaps

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    MB. says:

    I get the impression that Watson has watched too many American crime films and thinks he can trick Murdoch (or someone else) into saying something that he can then interpret as an admission of guilt. I suspect that if the police in this country tried to use “evidence” obtained like that it would be thrown out of court immediately but it makes good headlines in the Daily Mirror, Grauniad and other tabloids.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t be foolish Guido.

    Robinson is highly paid. His time can be better spent talking to people than standing in a queue when an intern could do that.

  72. 72
    misterned says:

    I believe the bond price for Greece is now closer to 27%

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    anon says:

    Young Murdoch so articulate from memory where Twatson has difficulty reading his crib notes from a piece of paper. Pathetic

  74. 74
    Desperate Dan says:

    Tom Watson thinks that if he asks the same questions over and over and over and over and over again that in the end he will get the answer he wants. He’s so obsessed that he’s lost touch with all reason. The man’s an embarrassment.

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    Desperate Dan says:

    “Mafia” sounds like a good description of Tom Watson and his unsavoury band of foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Murdoch campaigners.

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    misterned says:

    That is not how the BBC will report it.

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Me thinks that by the time the whole economic system collapses opportunity will be bountiful,. No more Police State. No more State sponsored divisive policy.
    Roll on a new beginning. Turnip soup however with a bit of potato in it.

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    I hate Lefties says:

    How is life in the Guardian newsroom these days, butt head?

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    When the people rise up those with the most have the most to lose. The Political Elite their offspring and relations populating the Quangocrat State. The economics of the last 30 years coming home to bite the fraudsters up the rectum. Wonder how Bliar is getting on or his Political mates how much money have they amassed.

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    MB. says:

    Watson ended with a rather childish sound bite accusing Murdoch of being a Mafia boss but again it will look good in the Mirror, Grauniad and other tabloids.

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    Belle N. Stilton says:

    Pubic Hair= Nature’s Own Dental Floss

  82. 82
    Polly Seewonk says:

    Yes she’s the brains as the Germans Fourth Reich, oops sorry, as the Germans reach forth for Italy’s gold.

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    Seth the pig farmer says:

    Frozen Planet – love it

    But did the BBC really fly David Attenborough all the way to Antartica for a 2 minute piece to camera? I hope that it was “green screen”

  84. 84
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Fat Cop/Fatter Cop!!

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    Rick Perry says:

    Being articulate from memory is something I’m going to have to work harder at.

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    You mean like his boss retardED!

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    Polly Seewonk says:

    Italy – “OK Silvio, you don’t show the incriminating photos of me and we’ll do 2%.”

    See that was his problem – not enough bank managers at bungabunga parties.

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    Polly Seewonk says:

    … and Sandi Toksvig.

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    Strictly Fuck Off says:

    Thinking Objectively. The BBC is Scrounging Scum with little if any talent.

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    Michael Fine and the Brown Turd says:

    The BBC is a disgrace.

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    Larry The Cat says:

    Couldnt agree more…we should all refuse to pay for the BBCs lefty agenda..withhold the tv tax from them as a protest! And while I’m at it union members must be allowed to decide if ther subs go to Liebore. Many union members want nothing to do with Ed and co but are forced to pay into a party which destroyed this great country over 13yrs in power! The is communism in practice and must stop!

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    The headline missed out a consonant.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:


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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:


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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    This morning on News 24 when Dave was making a speech about getting the economy going, the BBC cut to … yes, you’ve guessed it… the weather. The BBC – always getting their priorities right (sorry, I mean, left.)

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    He was probably hoping to make the lead on the BBC News (of course.)

  97. 97
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    If you recall, Fatson said he was playing video games last night. Dedicated. (Not.) Maybe in his hubris he thought the outcome was in the bag.

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    Really? says:

    Not for much longer.

    “Europe’s hit squad” is the title of an article in the November 12th Spectator, inconveniently paywalled, or I’d provide a link: in essence, it says that France, Germany, the ECB, IMF, Barrosso, Juncker and van Rompuy have instituted a kind of High Table within the EU so the endless pointless meetings are no longer needed.

    So far, according to Fraser Nelson, the machinations of this ‘Frankfurt Group’ have destabilised Papandreou and Berlusconi.

    Worth a read, even if its conclusions tend towards the apocalyptic.

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    Really? says:

    My mistake – it’s linked here and is currently at ‘Seen Elsewhere’.

    A bilingual commenter mentions that the French version of ‘Frankfurt Group’ is ‘Groupe de Francfort (GdF)’

    “When the old Venezuelan currency was inflated to worthlessness and redenominated, the new one was called the “strong Bolivar”.

    Is there a hint of this in “Franc Fort”?” – in the run-up to the Euro, both the French and Belgians attempted to restrain inflationary expectations by linking their currencies to the German DM and used to describe their policy thus.

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    Gooey Blob says:

    I have no time for Robinson or the BBC after they made up the “nobbling” story at the Tory party conference. The BBC’s formal apology was broadcast weeks later, and hidden away on News 24. This from the corporation that regularly used to invent numbers for the FTSE 100 close as well.

    You cannot trust anything the BBC says any more.

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    I think it is a disgrace not to allow the most biased political commentator a pass to this event.

    Nick Robinson is a useless fuckwit and should be allowed to attend with all the other useless fuckwits and not be discriminated just because he works at the totally useless discredited biased BBC.

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    Editor says:

    An Obvious BBC Cut Cΰnt

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    Paxman says:


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    Gary says:

    Frozen Planet, Wonders of the Universe, actual science documentaries.

    Give me David Attenborough and Brian Cox over any of that X-Factor and American drivel churned out on commerical TV.
    I hardly watch TV these days and when I do, 90% of the time its the BBC. Youtube videos are better than ITV and Sky’s output.

    BBC News is bland more than anything else. I watch Al Jazeera and Russia TV (Alyona Show, The Keiser Report.

    Gerald Celente is awesome, love how he skewers politicians and bankers. “I call the IMF the Internatonal Mafia Federation”.

  105. 105
    Gary says:

    Or, if they’re Friedrich Hayek, let them suck Koch and sponge off US taxpayers.

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