November 27th, 2012

Quote of the Day

Lord Pattern describes how he sacked George Entwistle:

“I’m not urging you to go, but not urging you to stay.”


13 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah likewise fatty.

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  2. 2
    madame la guillotine says:

    a decisive feller – i think

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  3. 3
    The Clash: Should I stay or should I go. says:

    I think the massive pay out and pension was the real decider.

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  4. 4
    Decisions -Decisions says:

    So he could have stayed and earned his salary or leave with an unearned salary? Very difficult choice?

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  5. 5
    Arthur Hugh Clough says:

    Lord P may have had this in mind:

    “Thou shalt not kill, but needst not strive,
    Officiously to keep alive…”

    Which in modern day lingo means: “Go kill yourself, as I sit here watching and don’t stop you.”

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  6. 6
    buffin47 says:

    Lord PatteRn? Who he?

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  7. 9
    Chris Patten, The Director's Cut says:

    “I’m not urging you to go, but not urging you to stay. But if you go, I’ll bung you a million quid of taxpayers’ money. Kerrrrching!!

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  8. 10
    Chris Paytonnes says:

    Loadsamoney if you go.

    The BBC is the only institution where you pay twice for the same service. Buy One Pay For It Twice. Buy now while stocks last.

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  9. 11
    Lord Patton of Diddley Squat says:

    I have never sacked anyone as I always believe the other person could be me. I am one of the elite so I am not expected to know, believe, or practice modern international management standards.

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  10. 12
    Go get 'em Guidio says:

    Typical politician Tails you lose heads I win

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  11. 13
    alanG says:

    Unearned payments are tax free, I believe!

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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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