July 23rd, 2013

Kevin Rudd: Prime Minister, Canada


  1. 1
    Snotsicle says:

    We must immediately apologise for any insult caused to the Canadians.


    • 6
      Stephen Harper, PM Canada says:

      I’ll swap with him– I was getting tired of all those snowy winters anyway.


    • 10
      Best Bits Censored says:

      We must also immediately expand our foreign desks. Another £1 billion from the plebs should fix it.


    • 14
      PC Dixon says:

      Which confirms yet again what a load of idiots work for the BBC. Obviously need to pay them MORE money poor things.


      • 19
        Llareggub says:

        Clearly, the money they receive currently isn’t enough to attract the best talent. Give everybody another £10,000 a year. Then stuff like this won’t happen.


    • 30
      Major Plonquer says:

      Why apologise to anyone? Everybody knows Canada is the capital of Australia.


  2. 2
    Mr Tunbridge-Wells says:

    The entire BBC should be privatised. Except for Test Match Special.


  3. 3
    DevonBloke1 says:

    Its probably racist too lol


  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Not sure who would be more insulted the Australians or the Canadians….


    • 33
      Realpolitik says:

      I can certainly tell you – the Canadians.
      Probably you know neither country or its politics.


  5. 5
    Shurdyrover says:

    Thats one way for the Aussies to get rid of him – perhaps they should have thought of that when Gizzard was in power!


  6. 7
    And me says:


  7. 8
    Congrats says:


  8. 9
    bergen says:

    Of course the recruiting policy of the BBC is a combination of nepotism, cronyism and politics. If there is also something between the candidate’s ears, it is a distinct and unusual bonus.


  9. 11
    TomTom says:

    Sub standard reporting by sub standard employees, justification if any was needed, to improve the education system and make every one in Britain, speak English. Having to name the country after any mention of a place is for the dimwits elsewhere and retard reporters who just cut and paste news items, if someone mentions Liverpool then why qualify it as being in England, who gives a shite about any others.


    • 13

      There are at least 19 towns in the world called Liverpool. Australia has two, which explains julia and a Labor Gummint. But I’ll give you that the UK town is probably the biggest shit-hole of the lot.


      • 17
        Llareggub says:

        To be fair, it’s highly unlikely that somebody in Britain would be talking about one of the other Liverpools, without qualifying it.

        Mind you, Americans qualify routinely, even major cities. A handful of cities are excused, such as Los Angeles — nobody ever says “Los Angeles, California,” maybe because it’s a mouthful. But saying, “I’m from Dallas, Texas” or “I’m going to Seattle, Washington” is perfectly normal.

        It’s when they say “New York, New York” that I always feel the urge to thank them for clearing up any possible confusion.


  10. 15
    Llareggub says:

    Oh for crying out loud! Even by the BBC’s standards, that’s just inexcusable. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! It can’t even be overlooked as a typo — it’s just plain ignorance by whoever was typing the captions. I know who Kevin Rudd is, and I’m not even a journalist! Goodness knows, there’s been enough about him in the news lately.


  11. 16
    Penfold says:

    At least they got the Colonial bit right.
    Not much difference between Oz and Canada, just 9850 miles. That’s a near miss by the Beeb’s standards.


    • 18
      Llareggub says:

      Ah hell, it’s all west of Bristol, so why argue about trivial technicalities?


      • 21
        Watchman says:

        Even Swindon is west of Bristol, eventually…

        That’s probably a good proverb or something.


    • 22
      pigs in space says:

      The big difference is Canada are crap at cricket whereas Australia … oh wait


    • 24
      Anonymous says:

      Have you noticed how smug BBC employees are ? whether managers or editors, whenever called upon to explain themselves you can almost see the bubble with “£300,000 severance package “written inside it, they simply do not care what the viewer/listener thinks.I could throw my radio out of the window when Feedback is on R$ !


  12. 20
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    About par for the execrable BBC, after all if it isn’t some Muslim tyrant who they wish to suck up to then why would the Beeboids bother to fact check any world leader’s name and nationality.


  13. 25
    Labour nutter says:

    If only!


  14. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Rudd’s lame effort was more significant than the incorrect country subtitle.


  15. 27
    Adam says:

    IDIOTS calling K Rudd PM of Canada is like calling the Queen the Queen of America or Prince Harry the Prince of Brizal you low life scumbags


  16. 29
    NHS Death Camp says:

    When is the BBcgoing to report that Unite members don’t support the Labour Party, don’t read the Guardian or the mirror and most likely prefer Sky TV to the BBC’s condending twaddle?


  17. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Because Sky News never make this sort of mistake…


  18. 32
    vetusta ecclesia says:

    Not just BBC that are ignorant – some Labour peeress, speaking in the Lords yesterday, thought that this year was the 60 anniversary of the Queen’s accesssion. What did she think we were celebrating last year – the sinking of the Titanic?


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