September 2nd, 2013

Ex-Sindy Editor John Mullin to Head BBC Indy Ref Coverage

The man in charge of the BBC’s Scottish referendum coverage will be former Independent on Sunday editor John Mullin.

Big move…

Meanwhile Tony Blair’s former political spokesperson Godric Smith has been appointed by James Purnell as a £100,000-a-year Beeb PR adviser. A Blairite BBC takeover…


17 Comments

  1. 1
    Set the Jocks adrift says:

    I would like to wish him bad luck

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  2. 2
    bergen says:

    A “Blairite takeover” of the BBC is impossible. They’ve been running it for years.

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  3. 4
    I want to know says:

    Was the post advertised?

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    • 7
      Someone who has suffered says:

      As I understand it, No. Is this not against their beloved EU’s procurement rules?

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    • 16
      ancientpopeye says:

      Way past time the leftie BBC was split up and sold off.
      These expense paid dodgers would not last a month is the private sector, so get to it.

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  4. 6
    George says:

    Oh dear more left wing coverage

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  5. 10
    Raptor says:

    “A Blairite takeover at the BBC ?”

    As far as the BBC is concerned, that would represent a lurch to the Right.

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  6. 11
    James Purnell says:

    Godric Smith can come and clean my filthy apartment.

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  7. 12
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  8. 13
    Penfold says:

    Are they signed up to Common Purpose to ensure the correct is disseminated..?

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  9. 15
    Bonar Law says:

    Godric Smith is not Tony Blair’s “former spokesperson”. I think you mean “former SPOKESMAN” – the grammatically correct generic term. Leave the politically correct twaddle to Labour and the LibDems, and stick to proper English!

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  10. 17

    Blairite War monger

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