December 14th, 2012

Newsnight Parent Governor Actually Labour Activist


Last night’s Newsnight panel on free schools was made up of two headteachers, a former teacher and the suspiciously anti-Tory Lucy Reese, billed as “a parent governor from Camden where primary schools have the best Ofsted outcomes in the country”. What they didn’t tell you is that Reese is actually a Labour activist, touted earlier this year as a potential council candidate for upmarket Primrose Hill. A writer for Left Futures, when Reese isn’t helping out at her local primary school she knocks on doors telling people to vote for Ed. Must have slipped their mind…


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    Anonymous says:

    Well no one likes to state the obvious…

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    Kebab Time says:

    Easy mistake to make ,,,

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    golfinggrannie says:

    There’s no ban on Labour supporters being school governors that I am aware of, any more than there is against Conservatives. Camden is a Labour area. What on earth do you expect?

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    Nonjob says:

    The incredibly unbiased bbc.

    Please do not pay the licence fee. I want the bbc to die.

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    Dennis McShane's Shed says:

    Errrr, transparency from the BBC?

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    Terrible But True says:

    That’s funny, ‘cos Newsnight has such an awesome record on the truth and context and accuracy front.

    I recall that ordinary ‘mum’, who having said how beastly the cuts were, on investigation turned out to be the missus of the Graun ediotrial hierarchy also at that time in a Labour/BBC/twitter axis of weevils coordinating their responses.

    There may even be more.

    The BBC do rather seem to have taken the con out of context and put it into their ‘reporting’.

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    Hargeret Modge Labour MP and Aggressive Tax Avoiding Hypocrite says:

    Whoa there! A supporter is OK but an fully paid up apparatchik masquerading as something else is another.

    It should have been made clear right from the start.

    I bet if Nick Griffin was a parent governor you’d want his party affiliations made VERY clear at the start. So what is the difference? None thats what.

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    Hargeret Modge Labour MP and Aggressive Tax Avoiding Hypocrite says:

    and as painfully as possible please….

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    The BBC are cunts says:

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    The BBC are cunts says:


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    FonyBlair says:

    Except being a school governor is not a political post, so why do the BBC always find the activists for these sorts of debates?

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    bergen says:

    To the BBC being a Labour activist is equivalent to being a normal member of the public. Let’s face it, BBC staff only have contact with each other and so having contrary views makes you a very strange person indeed.

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    The BBC causes severe mental illness says:

    All things considered, last nights BBC schedule was pure left wing propaganda.

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    The BBC causes severe mental illness says:

    Actually – I correct that – nu-Left Labour Propaganda.

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    Tim Williamson says:

    As long as that statist, elitist, unaccountable quango continues to exist, this will happen again and again. And again and again. It’s in its DNA to support a Labour agenda — after all, it’s funded by a compulsory tax on anybody with a TV set. It is a complete anachronism.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Who was the guy who was banging on about Tory cuts for kids with special needs, on BBC, who turned out to be front man for pressure group linked to Labour?

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    Gentleman says:

    Is the 2 Eds’ dirty old spunk-bucket still commenting on economics for them?

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    Wallace and Vomit says:

    It is obvious that the same labour activists turn up as callers in BBC radio phone-ins under various guises. The BBC chooses not to notice in the interest of “debate”

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    Pig Meat Pork says:

    Another Labour activist who is stuffed with shit

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    maggie the dog says:

    And as slow as possible

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    Pig Meat Pork says:

    fuck off

  22. 22
    Cwispy pants Bwyant says:

    Coming right up !

  23. 23
    Rob Wilson MP says:

    Dear Me,

    It’s come to my attention that I’ve only written 14 letters today intended for the public domain. Please can I make sure that I write at least 25 letters a day to be placed in the public domain.

    This letter will be placed in the public domain.

    Yours sincerely,


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    Operation Crossbow says:

    Just ANOTHER reminder the BBC have still refused to release the Pollard report into Newsnight. We were promised it in November if you remember, now we are heading into 2013 ans still no sign.

    Just thought I’d mention it as the BBC are hoping the proles have forgotten it.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    I have to confess, I NEVER watch Question Time anymore and judging by the remarks here, I’ve made the right decision !

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    Very true. The BBC only use the word ‘controversial’ when it’s something to do with the right wing.

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    Nigel Garage says:

    It’s not like you can tell them apart these days.

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    Contains small parts says:

    Bloody obvious from the moment she opened her mouth.

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    2 Eds says:

    Best fuck we’ve ever had

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    a non says:

    An organisation made up of Labour placemen invite Labour placemen/ women to participate as ‘unbiased’ participants.
    Who would have guessed it.

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    Right Broadcaster wrong channel says:

    But Guido is posting about News Night, the BBC’s supposedly impartial flagship news production. QT makes no pretence of being neutral and is openly pro Labour.

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    Contains small parts says:

    Wrong prog. Newsnight.

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    I'll have some of what he's drinking says:

    You certainly did – everyone is actually talking about Newsnight

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    Can't use me old moniker says:

    I f’kin knew it. You could tell by her snearing moohie that she was more than just a parent.

    Basically what she was saying was. Everybody has to have what I want them to have. No choice.

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    Marmite says:

    I gave up watching it too Jos; couldn’t stand the hypocrisy & utter bias.

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    The BBC causes severe mental illness says:

    You have made the right decision on QT, but Newsnight should also be given a wide berth. If you check the specifics as well, Panorama is not much better.

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    Political Scientist says:

    An overtly fabian agenda, and explicitly anti-democratic / anti-libertarian.

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    Anonymous says:

    When did most Labour politicians become so nasty and vindictive ? almost all the time you have a debate between the parties,the labour speaker has to make disparaging comments all usually class based, and childish. Much as i didnt like Blair and Brown, i dont remember them being so petty, i think its putting normal voters off.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    You’re all correct and I also avoid Jeremy ‘TaxPlan’ Paxman’s grandstanding on Newsnight too.

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    Lord McAlpine. says:

    Newsnight biased? Well I’ll be buggered.

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    The BBC is the Propaganda Unit for Labour says:

    ALL BBC News and Current Affairs output is merely propaganda for Labour…always has been. If you watch/listen debates/news interviews etc on ALL BBC TV or Radio Channels…the interviewer or chairman always interupts the Tory or criticises using spurious facts supplied to them by Labour but allow the Labour spokesperson un-interupted time to churn out their propaganda and merely nod or agree never testing them as they do the Tory spokesperson

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    Red Ed Miliband says:


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    Free markets collapse says:

    here’s another corrupt La

  47. 47
    Free markets collapse says:

    Here’s another corrupt Labour barrow boy we all know about from when he bunged Tony Blair

    But the legal actions agaionst him are mounting…

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    Anonymous says:

    Yes, if you are stupid enough to listen to Radio 5 live ,they manage to come up with the oddest callers! you can only guess that they must ring them up and ask them to ring the programmes !

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    Can someone please translate what our president is twittering on about? says:

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Sorry to contradict you maggie, but the poisonous corporation should be killed off at the earliest opportunity.

    Start by making it a voluntary subscription only organisation.

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    Terrible But True says:

    This chap?

    “Roger Titcombe, educational consultant”

    Also here, if captioned a bit differently.

    ‘Campaigner Roger Titcombe, a retired head teacher who used to run one of the schools the academy could replace.’ Of the the group ‘Our Schools Are Not For Sale (OSANFS)’?.

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    Anonymous says:

    Im also not listening to the today programme as much as i did,although, since evan Davis had a tantrum with George Osborne last week, they all seem to be very nice to speakers at the moment !

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    ugh Janus says:

    I’ve lost what little interest I had in Newshite after they messed up so spectacularly. Just don’t trust them any more, it’s as simple as that.

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    Bill says:

    if you catch the local news on the BBC it is so biased that it might just be a labour party broardcast. Blaming the major for homelessness etc and then having a labour and green saying the major is just evil, whilst not proposing any solutions.

    witness is backing of greenwich uni over its immigration problems

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    The BBC are cunts says:

    We are completely unbiased…

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    Hugh Janus says:

    They also seem to have forgotten about that scandal of removing foster children from UKIP parents. It’s time someone stirred this up, we can’t wait forever to see that awful woman on the dole queue.

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    E by Gum Herman says:

    He’s taken too many Es.

    euHvR, euco, EP and eunobel must be words in the new EU language and it’s rather confusing when big or little letters are required.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Consider yourself well and truly buggered!

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    Great British Public says:

    He may be your president, he certainly isn’t ours.

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    Batman says:

    That’s because Camilla Batman Returns is an ostentatious narcissist who dresses like a wrapper in a box of all-sorts and probably demanded she be put in first class.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    If the Tories had Tory leadership, the BBC would have been target one, day one. With Social Democrat ‘progressive’ Dave in charge, nothing will change.

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    Far left BBC says:

    The BBC trust is of course staffed and run as a BBC cover unit, the BBC has no oversight whatsoever and is free to peddle its left wing propaganda dressed up as news and current affairs. From fixing panels with left wing talking heads and setting up isolated right wing figures to be systematically attacked and portrayed as a minority to rigging audiences to reflect the make up of a local labour SWP NUT meeting.

    The BBC are pathological political activists, if it matters to the left it gets a worldwide media platform, if a few scraggy unwashed far left extremists go on a demo the BBC is ready to give them full sympathetic coverage they actively deny other protest groups. The guardian and the BBC and labour working in perfect harmony offering the same ‘news’ using the same words at the same time.

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    Anonymous says:

    I dont understand the format they use on news bulletins,they make a statement some government proposal or other.No clarification from Government at all,Cue Ed,Ed, Yvette, Hattie etc coming out with an overwrought response,civilisation going to hell in a handcart etc it is a very odd way for a “neutral ” broadcaster to behave, and yet it goes on all the time. Its really strange.

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    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    I reckon that the Newsnight production team have a well stocked ‘Playbook’ of ways to present a story.

    We know how they love to get their little round table discussions going – and how they set the questions, pack the panel with a bias in their favour – and then engineer the outcome.

    They also like to do their little editorial pieces – which nowadays often seem to be scheduled to appear at the same time as some think-tank or charity announcement (as in the recent piece on Foodbanks – which came the same day as Save the Children make their big play on poverty in the UK and the rise of food banks – oh….and the head of StC – Justin Forsyth – just happens to be a former advisor to New Labour).

    As is the case with much of the US media, the left here are working hand in glove with the BBC to engineer public opinion against the Conservatives.

    This latest example from last night just goes to show the level of co-ordination that exists between Labour and BBC news production. Common Purpose anyone?

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    Ex-Tory says:

    You should check the staff of the free paper, the Metro (1.5m readers). Several marxists on the editorial staff. Letters page is frequented by unannouced Labour ativists. Labour know that its readership are not politically persuaded and are mostly swing voters.

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    Mike Newland says:

    I watched that last night and it was obvious this was a rig and that she had another agenda. It stank.

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    Mr Bumbum says:

    Chin up – more chance of meeting a nice bit of rough in 2nd

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    melvin says:

    Anybody listen to the Beeb news last night about the AlQaeda bloke copping £2mil off us because he was tortured – during Blair’s regime? I heard it 3 times, and each time the newsreader’s voice went quiet while reluctantly noting that Blair was the PM at the time, and had made some agreement with Gaddafi.

    If it had been a Tory government, I’ve no doubt the airwaves would still be juddering with shock and awe.

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    David Camertoad of Camertoad Hall says:

    You just described what I turned the Tory party into.

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    NewsShite says:

    Do people still watch Newsnight?

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    Red Egg Millitwit....... says:

    I thought something smelled fishy !!

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    Anonymous says:

    You naughty little racists. You should know it’s only minorities, er well, after the census, majorities, who can say what they like and get away with it.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    That bigoted old woman…

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    The EU is a national security threat says:

    Letting us know next week what he is doing (not a lot), and in addition to that is reporting on European Council in the European Parliament, and doing something for the European Nobel Prize inauguration.

    Would be fun to re-tweet that to Mr. Farage for confirmation on the translation.

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    The Third Way or as it's known Rendition says:

    Where’s Chilcot got to ??

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    PK says:

    Thank you for your email.

    Please note that whilst we read every email we are sent, unfortunately, due to the large amount of correspondence we receive, the BBC Trust cannot guarantee a personal reply in each case.

    If you would like to make any general comments or ask a question about the BBC you can call BBC Information on 03700 100 222; textphone 03700 100 212.

    If you would like to make a complaint, please go to the BBC’s dedicated website: where we will ignore the message as, frankly, the BBC knows what you need to be told, and we are always right.

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    The footage says:

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    Hargeret Modge Labour MP and Aggressive Tax Avoiding Hypocrite says:

    Staggering coincidence perhaps? Or maybe the staff only ever recruit people they know personally from their attendance at daily Labour party meetings.

    My money is on the later one.

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    The Elephant in the Room who thinks the time for irony is past says:

    It isn’t strange. It is not neutral.

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    Klingon Worf says:

    We klingons take a dim view of alien races fucking out women.

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    A BBC Spokescunt says:

    On balance that’s about right.

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    Bluto says:

    I think the combination of political activism and working in education is inappropriate and should be criminalised. Teachers should be required to be politically impartial otherwise the children in their care are going to be indoctrinated.

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    Left Futures says:

    Lucy Reese is a Labour party activist, FE college teacher and TV producer from Kentish Town, North London.

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    Member of the UK public says:

    I certainly never voted for the c unt.

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    the smoking gun they are trying to make go away says:

    Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt Beyond doubt ….Beyond doubt

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    The BBC is the Propaganda Unit for Labour says:

    The BBC is not a “neutral broadcaster” THAT’s the point. It’s actively puts forward the Labour agenda without criticism and accepts Labour’s briefing line on government policy without question.

    A case in point is the example a few months back of their news package on Benefits Cuts for the Disabled and the fact that Labour claims that masses of the disabled will be on the streets. BBC News ran this as their top item as if it was 100% truth that many disabled were on the street living in cardboard boxes. They caused unnecssary upset within the disabled community who took their lies as the truth They even had a piece about a disabled person to “prove” their point. Bear in mind this was around May 2012…the benefit cuts(and genuine disabled aren’t affected) are NOT being put into effect until April 2013. Another case is that they report as gospel that when disabled go for their ATOS assessment they immediately lose benefits. Not so even if their claim is dubious they are allowed a run in period of between 6 -12 months before the payments are stopped.The BBC output is total bollocks and propaganda

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    Sir William W says:

    The top five primary schools in Camden are all church schools, according to Ofsted. Coincidence?

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    I hate the BBC says:

    A typical example was the piece on “fracking” on the 10pm news last night. Mishal Hussein said something along the lines of “The government today annouced it would begin the controversial practice of fracking, which has been condemned by envorinmental campaigners as…” – i.e. setting up the story in a completely negative way.

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    Worker says:

    Lol labour caught out again. Look at her shifty eyes and you can tell she is a labour drone.

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    Fishy says:

    Some time ago, when 5 Live were debating the Work Experience issue with ‘Right (not) to Work’ bods in attendance, activists rallied supporters with a 5 Live telephone no via a Right to Work / SWP twitter feed. It worked! Callers twittering their approval to each other as one by one they managed to get on the air.

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    Psychologist says:

    She was not speaking naturally, and appeared to be trying to remember a script.

    What the eyes carefully, and listen to the umm’s / errs.

    She never makes direct contact with either of the people opposite, and the odd eye movements up and then left to right when she is ‘changing gear’ are giving the game away: Big time around 1’29, and again at 1’56

    Seems to be an odd cut @ 1’43 – unless this was live transmission.

    She also referred to the child as an ‘it’ : Creepy for a parent :-)

    The chaps opposite her seemed to be on to this.

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    Mack Larenn says:

    Looks like the wheels are about to come off (again)

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    Angus Tickler says:

    Trust the BBC to place leftist stooges undercover on flagship news programmes.

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    Are we paying for that too? says:

    ..and she took a first class seat instead of 2nd?
    Troughing pineapplehead

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    The footage says:

    That was my edit, I just kept the bits with her in it.

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    Anonymous says:

    But they will not see it as an issue. The whole lot are so into each other, they only know one view point. It would be impossible for them to see anyone else as being sane enough to be in the audience or panel.

    They are showing a balanced view and are protecting the main stream from extremists. They believe they are doing a good job. They will never recognise themselves as the problem.

    That is what comes of closed societies.

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    Pee Wee says:

    Blimey! Popeye has finally knocked some sense into your head. Olive will be ecstatic.

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Even I would not shag that. Boaz.

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    Curly from Camden says:

    Which religion? In Islam they are called madrassahs

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    JH284661651665 says:

    If the BBC is as fabulous as it seems to believe it is, that will bring in £20 Bazillion Billion.

    Bring it on. Let them sing for their supper, and actually meet the tastes and world-view of the paying viewer.

    My god, what a shock for them that would be.

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    Fishy says:

    They also invariably forget to mention that the whole ESA / ATOS regime was introduced by Labour.

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    Observer says:

    Don’t remember Blair and Brown being petty – how’s the amnesia going?

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    bergen says:

    Some of us on this blog made the point in 2010 that if Cameron did nothing about the BBC, then they would destroy him. The useless twat seems to think it is perfectly acceptable for the taxpayer funded state broadcaster to be the propaganda arm of the opposition.

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    Are we paying for that too? says:

    What a disgrace,
    Is that fat pompous troughing pig faced fucker Pang off on holiday…..if not, this shoud land on his desk immediately.

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    Anonymous says:

    But where do you think they get all the teachers from?

    If, as they should do, take on a proportion of older engineers, scientists, and business people, we would have some realism in schools. Even back in my time it was obvious those that had taken part in real life before arriving in teaching.

    Instead we have politicians telling the educationally challenged how to teach. There is no hope.

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    J. Wellington Wimpy says:

    I shall gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. As long as politicians can get away with scrounging meals, I figure why can’t I? Fair’s fair. There WILL be such a thing as a free lunch, if you don’t come by on Tuesday.

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    Jack the Ripper says:

    In general, I think we should be told if someone has strong political views – in particular, whether Cameron has any strong views and if so, what they are.

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    Hereward says:

    She doesn’t look at people when she speaks to them. Signs of a very insecure and f**ked up person. (Ask any psychiatrist).

    She probably has her own agenda like most lefties these days; it’s not about what is best for the country, but what is best for her – extremely selfish and narrow minded.

    She most likely sees herself as some sort of victim or other such leftist twaddle.

    Nasty piece of work if you ask me – you can see the hate in her eyes.

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    Richard Branson says:

    Her fat arse would fill 2 First class seats-pity anyone who was allocated the seat next to her.

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    THIS is a good prank call says:

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    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Why didn’t she just play the ‘Margaret Moran’ card ??

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    Mr BumBum says:

    He strongly believed that he would be rather good at being Prime Minister.

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    Jimmy says:

    Obviously someone that attractive is bound to be a Labour Party activist. It should hardly need to be pointed out.

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    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    Attractive ??!!

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    Psychologist says:

    Cool – I don’t think that mis-represented her performance at all.

    If the Camera angle hadn’t changed with Wark’s voice cutting in, with her disjointed performance before hand it would have been difficult to tell without looking at the SMPTE.

    Only reason I raised is I have noticed very similar cuts on HIGNFY of late.

    Apologies for my lack of proof reading of earlier post.

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    The Elephant in the Room who thinks the time for irony is past says:

    And what is more curious – why do they promote the Labour line and not the Government line ? (Irrespective of alleged charter)

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    fruitcake says:

    Incestuous, do they play banjo?

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    Chris "pants" Bryant says:

    Ooh too late, too late!

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    Jimmy says:

    Point taken. I intended no offence to gay guidophiles.

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    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. (the first bit chilcot, the second jeremy browne).

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    Gooey Blob says:

    Just another example of Newsnight’s low standards of journalism, I stopped watching a couple of years ago. The ‘paper review on Sky News is a better bet.

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    A Casual Observer says:

    One suspects she does not know what she was arguing for, only why.

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    PIE in the sky says:

    Probably spent about the same length of time on neutral panel selection as they did searching the BBC records for complaints about Savile’s activities.

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    Not to advertise her, but... says:

    Her production history:

    Her company, Lucy Reese Productions Ltd. (05531788), lost GBP 2,990 last year.

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    Financial Futures says:

    Her production company lost GBP 2990 last year, and IMDB production history is interesting.

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    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    HVR unelected jobsworth.

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    NE Frontiersman says:

    It’s the Julia Middleton look.

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    NE Frontiersman says:

    When ‘Any Questions?’ visited Leyton in 2007, every single floor speaker I could identify was a Labour supporter, including councillors. On her website, the soon-to-be-disgraced councillor Miranda Grell claimed credit for the event coming there in the first place.
    The panel comprised Tony Benn, A C Grayling, Liz Forgan; had the other member been a crazed right-wing loon, I think I’d have remembered.

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    Xylophone Buggery says:

    This would be the same Lucy Reese, wife of Rob Manuel, creator and curator of and other associated internet properties.

    She features quite prominently on the famous Buffy Swearing Keyboard, so if you want to hear her saying some quite rude words (NSFW) then head right over:

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    Noah's book of boatbuiding says:

    Whatever you have got to say Guido, there is no way of getting around it – she is fit! Nice bit of Labour totty, ey?

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    Truthteller says:

    Hear Hear !!!

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    Noah's book of boatbuiding says:

    John Peel is on the beeb news now – is nothing sacred left? But she was fifteen and 364 days old, allegedly.

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    Anonymous says:

    More media manipulation by the Political classes.

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    Buffy Fan says:

    That site is unnecessary and whoever put it together is a mong.

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    Buffy Fan says:

    Awful, utterly awful.

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    its bleak in sunderland says:

    What else would you expect from Newsnight a thoroughly discredited outlet of factual news long past its sell by date and staffed by Liberal progressives who hate the Conservative element of this coalition.

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    TONY BEN'S WILL says:

    Questioners on questiontime no longer say what their occupation is,must have been a conscious decision for a reason,you can tell so much from just knowing just that,and with that info they can be easier to trace and find out if they are labour stooges

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    Hang The Basatrds says:

    No change at the Biased Broadcasting Crap then !

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    The BBC is not safe for children says:

    Someone should really make sure the NY Times know about this.

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    Orwell that ends well says:

    It is time the BBC licence fee was scrapped – they are already a partially commercial organisation so the transition would be a natural and easy one.

    Scrap the licence fee now.

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    BilboBaggins says:

    Could this be the same Lucy Reese, TV producer, with such titles as “The Greatest Ever Disaster Movies”, “The Greatest Ever Sex Tapes”?

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    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

    We do not make mistakes. Like the Pope we are omnipotent.
    We only state who are right wing people and think tanks, and pretend the left wing people are normal people from the streets and centrist think tanks.

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    Cassandrina. says:

    No wonder I threw out my TV set years ago if this is the level of debate.

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    Alistair WAtson says:

    The BBC consistently produce Vox Pop people who are unusually articulate and very knowledgeable of the complex subject being discussed (say benefits for single mothers) they never tell us what these people do or if they have political affinities (bear in mind members of political parties are a tiny minority in this country) Each time this occurs my opinion of the BBC sinks lower even though I did not think this was possible. The media has received a savaging recently at the hands of Leveson, I deeply regret the BBC has not been exposed in the same way, they have a duty to be unbiased which though they deny it they fail on any sensible test.

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    Mr Qwelch says:

    The primary school with the best Ofsted outcome in the countryis, Colden School near Hebden Bridge, West Yorks.

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    Mr Qwelch says:

    But is she a school Governor?

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    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

    Ha Ha, you should hear how we have put a positive spin on Ed Milliband’s speech on immigration.
    The words Pakistan, Bangladesh, Muslim, non-English speaking, and unskilled immigrants, never passes our lips.
    That we conspired with Labour over the last 15 years to denounce anyone who brought up immigration as a racist is of course never mentioned.

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    Pundit too too says:

    Don’t forget Jimmy Savile enquiry which is still under wraps.

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    Yes you would! says:

    Oh, come, come!

  151. 151
    Pundit too too says:

    £50,000 out of that tart the speaker’s wife? You need to double that to get what you want out of court.

  152. 152
    Don't take our word for it says:

    How do you know then?

  153. 153
    Arse says:

    She’s quite bummable.

  154. 154
    Pundit too too says:

    ecoli would be better.

  155. 155
    Tom Catesby says:

    Think we know Griffin’s track record, but see what you mean.

  156. 156
    Pundit too too says:

    Must have paid herself well. Typical left wing.

  157. 157
    Pundit too too says:

    To be fair she is better looking than the usual Liebor drones, activists and MP’s.

  158. 158
    BilboBaggins says:

    Well well well, The BBC really dug deep into their contacts book – she is really just another lefty telly-land “Dhaarling”.
    Meanwhile, from the webshite:
    “Lucy Reese is a Labour party activist, FE college teacher and TV producer from Kentish Town, North London. She is a mum of three, and first became actively involved in campaigning when her local children’s centre was under threat. Her articles were described as “mesmerising” by Camden New Journal deputy editor Richard Osley.”
    Yeah right. Where’s the bucket.

  159. 159
    Pundit Too says:

    Interesting that next year is centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, and the BBC are in a very nervous mode over it in view of the Savile fiasco.
    Perhaps Yewtree could do mission creep?

  160. 160
    Mornington Crescent says:

    She’s being represented by Farter-Fuck.

    They don’t come cheap.

    Who’s bankrolling her?

  161. 161
    Anonymong says:

    Jonathan Bartley, founder of Ekklesia.

    Doorstepped Cameron in a staged routine with his kid, I think, in the run-up to the GE.

  162. 162
    Jimmy says:

    “The BBC consistently produce Vox Pop people who are unusually articulate and very knowledgeable of the complex subject being discussed”

    Well at least you’re safe from them here.

  163. 163
    Jimmy says:

    Festive 15?

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    That’s what Cameron wants, you tart!! He’s a Fabian, too. Haven’t you sussed it yet.

  165. 165
    Enemy of the State says:

    “That is a political and an ideological decision” should have made anyone with half a brain know she’s a commie bastard.

  166. 166
    Gordon Brown says:

    Yes with all their six fingured hands

  167. 167
    Even Jimmy Savile says:

    Maybe out of sympathy

  168. 168
    Sir Jimmy Savile says:

    Now then now then, let’s have some transparency of bras and underwear!

  169. 169
    Cat Funt says:

    Jesus H Christ. When I saw her pic I thought her a two pinter, you know, kind of flirting with the eyes, a LIDL Ginger Spice then the chav slag opened that gob of hers. Immediate softon, she sounds like Michelle from Eastenders without the sophistry.

    I hope her grandchildren are mixed-race, that’s a good thing, right? Pretty inevitable if she stays in Camdenistan.

  170. 170
    Bluto says:

    I’m not the real Bluto chief. It’s an acronym once proudly worn on a tee-shirt by members of a small and selective group.

    Best Leave Us To Others.

  171. 171
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    One look at her pinched, humourless little face was enough to tell me she was a typical Stalinist harridan. Rosa Kleb sprang to mind. How surprising she was on the Newnight rolodex.

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    what on earth are you blathering about?

  173. 173
    Daniel says:

    She has a Common Purpose with the BBC.

  174. 174
    Noah's book of boatbuilding says:

    Partial Commercial!!! Saw their telly channel in the US – it was full of telly adverts. And they have a big share in UKTV, again with ads – Dave and Yesterday and Gold, and all that.

    We are mugs to be paying a tv licence fee in the UK, pure mugs!

  175. 175
    Noah's book of boatbuilding says:

    nice cheekbones, both sets. Wonder what her other lips are like….

    down boy!

  176. 176
    Southern Softy says:

    When they finally assume power (they will becuase we are increasingly a sleep walking nation) we will all be sent to the gulag – somehere near Doncaster or similar shithole

  177. 177
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    What! You mean the BBC give airtime to a Left-wing activist, but frame them as being just a concerned voice of objectivity?

    Who’d have thunk it! Especially as most of their editorial staff could be described as very similar.

  178. 178
    Jimmy Savile says:

    “BBC has not been exposed in the same way,”

    I think you’ll find they have been caught-out doing much worse

  179. 179
    Brass neck Labour says:

    ‘Potential council candidate for the upmarket Primrose Hill’ – Is this the same Primrose Hill where Mr Ed lives ? More brass neck from Miliband when he has a go at Cameron for not knowing ‘what it feels like to struggle’ – Neither do you mate !

  180. 180
    David B says:

    A well balanced panel!

  181. 181
    Thomas says:

    Am I missing something?

    She seem to be talking sense.

  182. 182
    Fahrenheit says:

    CUMO Monika. Yup, not a real ordinary parent but a supporter of producer capture in the education system. I can understand it not being flagged up on screen if she was a Labour party supporter, but when someone is intimately involved with the Party then that should be flagged up. It was dishonest of the BBC not to do this.

    Sadly, local Labour politicians who dislike the idea of parents choosing the most suitable school for their children is not a London only issue: Here is a Herefordshire councillor trying to deny choice to parents there

  183. 183
    what a bitch says:

    person with political views comments on shit policy entirely driven by political ideology shocker

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    So typical of the BBC they love to paradebiased leftwingers as spokespeople! When is Cameron going to get tough with Fatty Patten & insist that the BBC starts having an unbiased political position.

  185. 185
    ptoof says:


  186. 186
    Sherlock Holmes says:

    I’m beginning to wonder about the BBC’s impartiality.
    Did they really think she was just a ordinary “parent” with no particular agenda?

    Do they ever invite Tory Party activists on Newsnight and introduce them simply as a “parent”, or would they use the term “right wing extremist”.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Same scarey eyes.

  188. 188
    The Great TV Licence Scam says:

    ~ YouTube clip “The Great TV Licence Scam” ~

  189. 189
    2112 says:

    If the cap fits, Jimmy…

  190. 190
    Xavier Onassis says:

    Spot on mate!

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