November 12th, 2013

Laura K Heads Back to the Beeb
Guido’s Favourite Presenter Joins Newsnight

laura k

Great signing by Newsnight:

Well that’s going to keep Guido up right until the end…


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  1. 1
    WelshRacer says:

    oooooooo fave presenter eh

    so know we all know who Guido fancies………

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    • 22
      Owen's Remedial English teacher says:

      “… now we all know whom Guido fancies.”

      I don’t watch that oikish Telecaster device, but googling the young lady it appears she is a youngish Scottish lady. What a surprise! Her parents have both received honours and were obviously rich enough to send the young lady to school in the U!S!A! U!S!A!

      She has neglected to update teh intanetz on her alma mater, so must have been a poncy public school.

      Mummy got a gong for nice charidee and daddy says things like:

      “Kuenssberg says it has only been in recent weeks that he realised there was “a story” running through the course of his career which he describes as “a personal route to post-modern capitalism”.

      And the best way to describe this postmodernist approach – some kind of blend of capitalism and socialism? “I’m not sure,” he says, tapping a finger thoughtfully against his chin. “Maybe ‘community-ism’?

      “But really, does it matter what one calls it? It’s just people working together for a common good.”

      URGH

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    • 56
      Cecil B DeMiliband says:

      She’s a banana gobbed stick insect.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    She has been missed as she is an excellent reporter

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  3. 3
    dinosaur says:

    I think the twitter pic with a little bit of blushing looks much sexier than the harder “down to business” pic on the webpage

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  4. 4
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  5. 5
    Ed treads on Abbott's patch says:

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  6. 6
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    How big a slice of the license fee payers money will she get? Well if an ordinary newsreader gets £100k, then Kuenssberg should need several wheelbarrows. I wonder how she will be paid, will any tax avoidance be going on?

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    • 11
      BBC Accounts Dept. says:

      Paying tax is something white-van persons do.

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      • 61
        Watcher in the Shadows says:

        I rather suppose that many white-van persons don’t pay tax… nor do many of the student landlords. Another example of wide-scale tax evasion.

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    • 13
      Englishman says:

      Kewenssberg? Sounds like a foreigner to me. She’s not from Roumania is she?
      And Katz ? I mean what sort of a name is that? I suspect they may both be lefties.

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    • 51
      Abe and Moishe from BBC accounts dept says:

      We have ensured that her account at that anonymous bank in Haifabanana remains well hidden.

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    no onw watches Newsnight anymore says:

    Glad she’s leaving ITV News.

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  8. 14
    Izzy says:

    The BBC is curse on our national discourse. It distorts, it corrupts, it perverts everything it touches. It is a sanctimonious monster.

    The only correct thing to do with it is to abolish the loathesome thing.

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    • 17
      P. Doff says:

      That’s a bit harsh – what about all the gardeners, property developers, chefs and auctioneers who will all lose a big slice of their income.

      And Bruce Forsyth – I mean who would employ him?

      The Law of unintended consequences …

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      • 19
        Izzy says:

        The law of intended consequences if applied to the BBC would wipe away this disease from our national discourse and we would emerge, quite rapidly, feeling refreshed and clear headed.

        Think of it as a latter day dissolution of the monasteries. They were sanctimonious parasites too.

        The gardeners, auctioneers etc would very soon find alterantive emplyment with whatever replaced the curse.

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    • 30
      Not Izzy says:

      The Beeb only appears lefty because most of the media has a rightwing agenda. Barclay Bros at the Telegraph, Rothermere at the Mail, Murdoch at the Sun and Times and Sky, Richard Desmond at C5, etc. We’ve got to understand that there’s another view out there. The BBC doesn’t stand for it, but reflects it.

      Get rid of the Beeb, and the UK becomes a country with the right as the new centre. Maybe a wet dream for some, but it’s better to have that diversity of views. Should the country ever go hard left again, the Beeb will appear to the right. It’s our rock and keeps us honest.

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      • 39
        Four-eyed English Genius says:

        People choose to pay for the Sun, Mail etc.. The BBC receives its funding by demanding money with menaces. Do you get the difference?

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      • 57
        BBC Heart Labour says:

        “Get rid of the Beeb, and the UK becomes a country with the right as the new centre.”

        No, don’t get rid of the BBC, just make it commercial or subscription funded instead of licence fee funded, then it can be as red as it fecking well likes. Then, it can even change its logo to a red rosette in the corner of the screen with the words “vote labour’ on a banner underneath ….. just stop expecting me and everyone else in the country from funding it via the enforced telly tax.

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  9. 16
    I had a dream says:

    Imagine a green and pleasant land using technology for the benefit of the population and the flora and fauna that inhabit. A society that has no need for cities or laws or Hackney.

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  10. 23
    Paxman says:

    Out of ten I’d give her one…

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  11. 27
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    Obviously being positioned as Paxman’s replacement; he’s can’t even be bothered to get a proper shave before appearing on the programme.

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  12. 29
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Love the Kuenssberg; best thing to come from Sweden since Abba, looking forward to a ride in this one

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  13. 31
    Orson Cart says:

    Poor old sod needs something to keep it up!

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  14. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Speaker upset because Osborne announces changes via Twitter. What’s the difference between an announcement via Twitter and one via the Speaker? One is via a tweet, the other is via a twat.

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  15. 34
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Interesting that when Tony Hall left the BBC, Laura K left the BBC. Now that Hall’s back at the BBC as DG, the lovely Laura comes back too. Spooky.

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  16. 35
    if I were a rich man, deedle didle deedle dum says:

    I wanna be the meat in an Oakeshott / Kuennsberg sandwich. Salami if ya know whadda mean

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  17. 36
    BBC closure NOW! says:

    Undoubtedly she’ll have got a rise in salary when joining ITV and will now get another one for re-enlisting with her old employer.

    It’s a roundabout but very effective way of grabbing much more dosh from licence-payers then if she had simply stayed at al-Beeba in the interim.

    So it’s trebles all round! (unless you’re one of the poor bastards that has to pay the BBC telly tax).

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    • 55
      Mine's another pint please says:

      So rebel – don’t pay. Lots of info on the web on how not to.

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    • 60
      MB. says:

      Not everyone is like bankers and want huge increases in salary and bonuses. ITN was a bit od a dead end job job her with its very limited number of news bulletins and programmes. Going back to the BBC gives her far more opportunities

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  18. 37
    The Sod says:

    I’m glad I stopped watching newsnight years ago. My forecast was correct re her move to bbc., now I can watch ITV news.

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  19. 38
    Paxman says:

    Breaking news! Guido knock’s one out watching newsnight.

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  20. 40
    Border Terrier says:

    Top Scottish totty; an oxymoron surely.

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  21. 41
    Fishy says:

    How many of the fuckers are the BBC recruiting for Newsnight?

    Got a bottomless pit of money have they?

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  22. 43
    Jacob roots Moggs says:

    She can “handle” me anytime… plebs

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  23. 63
    Diawl says:

    From Katz’s twitter gobbet it would appear that she was invited rather than applied. She is a very good reporter and I hope than she can also swim well to steady this sinking ship.

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