August 9th, 2012

Video: Labour MP’s On Air “News-Nat” Rant

Labour MP and expenses piggy Ian Davidson lost the plot live on air last night accusing Newsnight Scotland of being biased in favour of the Yes campaign for Scottish independence. Alleging that the BBC were in cahoots with the SNP, Davidson repeatedly referred to the programme as “News-Nat“, before the furious presenter Isabel Fraser demanded an apology. TV gold…


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    Sorry. You can’t use that world G**d.

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    What a says:


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    Goblin Porridge says:


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    Call me Dave says:

    O/T but what the heck chaps eh?

    I am so determined to spunk more money on none UK related matters that I am even going to spruce up foreign prisons. Yes thats right £3m of your my money will be invested wisely.

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    Allan D says:

    Absolutely wonderful. Labour attacking the BBC. As a Sassenach in London I could not believe my ears He deserves all the expenses he gets. I wish some MP of whatever party would treat Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Walk the same way next time they get sneered at. What a treat!

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    SnappyUK says:

    Sorry cat, but by kowtowing to the Londoncentric Olymp!c ban on the naming of the metal with the symbol Au, positioned at number 79 in the periodic table, you’re just showing your bias towards the Unionist agenda, which is well known in Scottish political circles.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Gordon sold it all, you see,

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    A bore says:

    Thought all the local Beeboids were in the tank for Labour up there

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    Sandy Jamieson says:

    Very restrained for Davidson as I’ve always regarded him as a bit of a thug. Nevertheless he does have a valid point in the BBC Scotland quietly has gone along with Salmond and its struck me that the person who lost the plot was Tibby Fraser

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    Jock MacSubsidy says:

    We can see how Scottish Labour get annoyed when anyone dares to challenge their views. They are bullies.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Could you give some more aid to eliminate poverty in Africa, please?

    I know that’s what you’re up to today because it was all over the World Service this morning, you see. And why the World Service? Because I want to pretend I’ve emigrated.

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    Only 3 days 09 hours 14 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    I was going to type, “un-f*cking believable” but sadly, it isn’t.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:


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    Great joke on Have I Got News For You says:

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    cheche says:

    Lov the way the BBC woman gets on her high horse when sh’es rumbled. What wimps our MP’s are

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    :-) at that.

    You know damned well that I have said that England should have a referendum on whether the Scotch should stay in. If they vote no, then its Goodnight Vienna (or Viewpark!)

    BTW, I do think that Google have been very clever in alluding to the Olympics without using the rings. Their choice of brand name helps of course. If I had been with them, I would have created a sub-brand called Google-Google for some trumped up purpose, months ago.

    Then there would have been more Os to play with using careful juxtapositioning…

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    DoAsISay says:

    Well said Davidson.. although you are not surprisingly silent on the inbuilt BBC bias against the Tories across the UK

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Note her complete outrage at being called biased!! This must be why they say that the Beeboids don’t even know they’re doing it.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Could you imagine Cameron facing up to Kirsty Wark like that? Thought not.

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    Anonymous says:

    Anyone who thinks that the BBC in Scotland are biased towards the SNP must be living in a parallel universe where the world is inverted….the BBC is a left leaning organisation at the best of times but given that BBC Scotland is based in Glasgow (labour heartland) and can count many ex council officials and workers amongst its staff (biggest labour council in the country) makes Davidson’s rant pure comedy genius. Off all BBC political staff Isobel Fraser is the most fervently impartial (given that she doesn’t hail from the Central (Red) Belt), no wonder she was peed off with the expenses piggy….

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    Call me Dave says:

    56 days in the Nairobi Hilton for you my lad

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    cheche says:


    Are we to believe that the BBC had council tenants chucked out so they could do their outside broadcasts of the games from their flats

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    fifer says:

    Newsnight Scotland is feckin awful.

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    Soon: 2 days etc. etc.

    Job seekers deprived now greater than 2m @ 2,096, 023.

    2,096, 501 now

    (My spreadsheet is named Only 11 days 04 hours 22 minutes until the Olympics are over Yay.xls So that really shows how progress has been made. Being a nerd, I don’t allow punctuation in my filenames, I am sure you will have noticed…)

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    Eileen Critchley says:

    The BBC London nickname thus becomes “the people’s socialist republic of north London stuff the Tory bastards get Boris moan about the Olympics until moaning seems silly left wing non news lets go live to somewhere irrelevant because all we can find to report on in one of the biggest cities on earth is minority issues no fucker is interested in and it’s all at a much louder volume than the national news.”


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    Anonymous says:

    2 nights ago I think Guido , Subrosa had it on her blog yesterday.

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    Victim-complex mongs sell gold.

    Not a bad tabloid headline.

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    snowthistle says:

    They are, that’s what makes it so funny

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    fifer says:

    Yes. They are bullies.

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    Anonymous says:

    And to think that people voted for a berk like this!!!

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    Sheikh Ken Ottstir'red says:


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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Waht was wrong with that? Time the arrogant beeb journos and editors were told. Good for Davidson, even if he is from teh SPEN, SPEND, SPEND party.

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    If I had the choice between Piers Morgan
    And the nice lass who is Sharon Horgan,
    I would rather perspire
    In pursuing desire
    With the latter, who budges my organ.

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Only 3 days x hours etc etc etc till the sports journos stop medalling.

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    What is wrong with that?

    Well they are both paid by us for a start. They both have subvented funds to crank up the share that they get from taxpayers’ monies over and above what the English have spent on them. And both are completely odious IMO.

    Apart from that, nothing really.

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    Fish says:

    Anyone know what’s happened to the site? It’s been down for days.

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    Anonymous says:

    More power to Davidson’s elbow – The BBC are a bunch of biased c****s. Just wish more right wing pols in England called them up on their bias.

    The pious sanctimony of professional Jock, Isabel Fraser, was a joy to behold.

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    Get a Grip says:

    That’s the best thing I have seen in a long time. The look on Isobel Fraser’s face. I like the fact he did not back down. Think how much more fun Newsnight would be if politicians did that more often.

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    Davidson Deserves a 'Doing' says:

    Davidson was talking shite and when asked perfectly straightforward questions, basically lost the plot…

    His patronising, bullying passive aggression are well known to female MP’s and MSP’s – after all this is the man who suggests women deserve ‘a bit of a doing’ on occasion.

    He thinks the devolution referendum back in 97 backs his position and yet the Scotland Act never came into existence until 1998. So, in 97 all we voted for was ‘Do you want an devolved Scottish Parliament? and Do you want it to have its own tax raising powers?’

    The issue of Westminster retaining power on constitutional affairs was not part of that referendum.

    The man is a nutter whose Committee report on the matter (which he chaired) was rubbished even by the most rabidly unionist paper in Scotland (The Scotsman).

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh, she was ‘offended’ because it was ‘offensive’.

    So very leftwing.

    Just like the Scot Nats.

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    this is the man who suggests women deserve ‘a bit of a doing’ on occasion says:

    He’s right there.

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    Anonymous says:

    Can someone explain the difference between Newsnight Scotland and Newsnight with Kirsty Wark? Why isn’t there a Newsnight Yorkshire (larger population) with Sir Geoffrey talking about Crikkit?

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    Anonymous says:

    Well, it was broadcast in Scotland – don’t you know the speed of light means it takes two days to get to the tax-raising end of the UK?

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    Davidson Deserves a 'Doing' says:

    well, given you have the opportunity to assist in ridding yourself of us pesky Scottish ‘Nats’ which will, at the same time, almost certainly burden England with a Tory government in perpetuity, why are you not campaigning for Scottish independence?

    …rather than merely sneer at things you clearly don’t understand.

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    keredybretsa says:

    Let’s get Hadrians Wall repaired fast.

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    Lord Flashcunt says:

    Not true – Scotland has had little impact on the outcome of most UK general elections. The figures are here:

    Plus without Scotland English folk might feel more inclined to vote Labour, as they wouldn’t have all those Scottish MPs lording it over them to resent.

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    Sandy Jamieson says:

    Another one who wants to get rid of the County of Northumberland

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    Anonymous says:

    Well done Ian if some of the Tory posh boys had your cajones perhaps we wouldn’t have such a sycophantic press

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    Grumpy G says:

    Far from being a Labour supporter, I completely agree with what he said: the Baised Broadcasting Corporation is totally biased. You only have to listen to the Today programme to realise this.

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    Sandy Jamieson says:

    and it now turns out that the “independent” legal expert on constitutional law whom the BBC interviewed in the programme and challenged the Committee’s opinion is no more than the well known Nationalist Blogger, “Lallans Peat Worrier” and Miss Fraser certainly didn’t say that in her intro or indeed at any other time in the porgramme

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    Tiger Tiger says:

    They’re all scum. It’s amusing to see them squabble.

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    Laughing Out Loud says:

    It’s a pity the public should have to pay for any of them. It’s outrageous that we’re paying for all of them.

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    Kathleen Lorraine Wright says:

    I have my Grandfather’s watch. It has a fob. On the fob which is red, white and blue in the shape of a square cross, there are two crossed swords, hilt and sabre tips only show. In the center there is a golden crown with seven small spheres on the seven pouts of the crown, the band is beaded and is such as a hatband, thru which almighty red enameled cross edged in gold thrusts thru the top opening and only the base stand of the cross is seen. The words IN HOC SIGNO VINCES proceeds from left to right clockwise thru the band of blue perfectly centered.
    An thus I call the Green Knight forth to the game he started long ago.
    Plaid, you’re gonna like the way you look – grin.

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