February 13th, 2014

Robinson’s Lobby Colleagues Fed Up With Him Lifting Stories

Nick Robinson was the focus of ridicule among his Lobby colleagues last night after he yet again lifted a newspaper journalist’s story and claimed it as his own. “BREAKING”, he tweeted, the three major parties would reject a currency union with an independent Scotland, “the BBC has learned”. Just one problem, Nick Watt at the Guardian had broken the story some 21 hours earlier. 

Several Lobby journalists have since been in touch with MediaGuido to express their increasing frustration at Robinson claiming stories broken elsewhere as his own, attributing them instead to “BBC sources”. It is a running joke that BBC news broadcasts consistently refuse to credit other news organisations – putting up  ‘Breaking News – the BBC has learned’ graphics half an hour after it was on Sky – but Robinson telling readers that this story was his own has crossed the line. One hack notes his regular surprise to see lines from government or opposition press releases (emailed out to every Westminster journalist at the same time) reported as “a Tory/Labour source tells me” on the News at Ten. The fact he is “never around” is hardly helping his popularity either. BBC head of news James Harding is cracking the whip demanding exclusives from his political team, Robbo seems to be feeling the pressure.

When MediaGuido spoke to Nick Watt last night, he wanted to stress that “I hold Nick in the highest regard” and suggested we take a look at the high volume of critical tweets from Lobby journalists to gauge how other hacks feel. Despite Robinson confessing to reading the Guardian story first, last night’s News at Ten again fibbed “our political editor Nick Robinson broke the story”Tut tut…

 


212 Comments

  1. 1
    Tom Paine says:

    What do you expect? Robinson’s a Tory/

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  2. 2
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Is it okay to do anal on valentines day?

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    • 5
      Me says:

      Is it ever okay?

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    • 7
      fabians are EVIL says:

      Oh piss off you Labour mindless twat

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    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      If you do you will probably cause more floods but then the AGW lot can claim that this is what they predicted anyway.

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      • 50
        Ask The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        It doesn’t look much like the Sahara desert outside, where are all these droughts the eco-loons said we would be suffering from and having to be careful to conserve water :-)

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        • 81
          Anonymous says:

          Clearly the greens have yet to work Dave Cs Valentine’s night activities into the computer models.

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        • 137
          Glass eye says:

          ASK??? ASK the telly tax…

          I did that and was told they only speak Swahili this week. It’s Urdu week starting on Monday, so I’ll have another go then.

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    • 42
      Dave says:

      Is there any other way?

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    • 51
      Ded4 says:

      This is the most strange thing about Dave and Claire and their attempt to protect Children from perverted online pornography when they are promoting perverted sexual activity in the real world and draw up legislation to place real children into the middle of it.

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    • 131
      Jeremiah says:

      What is it with the Rightyrightwingers that that they are so obessed with bums and sex in general, it must be that ex-public school boy sort of thing carried on into “manhood”

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      • 143
        Aardvark says:

        What is it with Guaridianistas and their obsessions with bums and sex.

        The Left uses Gays to look tolerant while practicing totalitarian Marxism.

        Of course Gays were never safe in communists countries.

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        • 148
          seriously? says:

          In tolerant Leftieland pandering to Muslims trumps pandering to gays.

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        • 179
          Jeremiah says:

          Isn’t a Tory Boy about to be tried for raping 2 guys, tut, tut. What folks do together, participants agreeing, is no business of mine. There is a lot that goes on that is kept under wraps whether by FM or old boys networks (or girls for that matter), it only occasionally breaks the surface but when it does the brown stuff hits the fan big time, as in the Profumo Affair (I have still got the report of it in an old Telegaph paper which I bough).

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  3. 3
    dixon says:

    Same old, same old.
    Another newspaper journalist ‘Nicked’

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    • 111
      Peter Grimes says:

      Poor ol’ Toenails has had his ‘exclusives’ cut off since Mad Al and his even madder pal Fat Gordo were evicted from Downing Street.

      What a crying shame!

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  4. 6
    fabians are EVIL says:

    He ‘works’ for the BBC – what else would you expect?

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      About time too.

      There are 5000 journalists working at the BBC, more than the rest of the UK media combined. Yet They still can’t get offtheir arses to do their own news gathering.

      Think about that next time you see one of their self congratulatory trailers telling us how wonderful BBC news is.

      Remember the old joke;
      How many people work at the BBC?
      About half of them.

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      • 125
        Quigley says:

        Mind you, the prefix “The BBC has learned”, while it may erroneously convey the idea that what follows is a bit of exclusive news, is factually correct; just like “Quigley has learned that Nick Robinson has been derided by fellow hacks”, etc.

        BBC Semantics Dept 1, Lobby 0

        Apply this kind of analysis to their entire output and free your brain!

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      • 128
        Fish says:

        7000

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      • 183
        Sir Hall of the BBC - Not Henry Hall. says:

        I am still trying to find out which half of the BBC is really working.
        The organization structure and lack of accountability ensures that no person is to blame for anything.
        I am beginning to understand the need for BBC radical reform, but I have an incompetent Trust and a bloody minded union of BBC management and overpaid editors and presenters to sack or win over.

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        • 199
          stater of the obvious says:

          Clearly everyone making the programmes is working or the screen would be blank when you turned the TV on.

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  5. 8
    Jimmy says:

    Lefty tells porkies shocker.

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  6. 9
    Old Codger says:

    Well I liked him when he played Sgt Bilko

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  7. 10
    Rick Nobinson says:

    I am only paid £ 400,000.00 per year. What do you expect ?

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  8. 11
    Rob Roy says:

    So as the PM correctly points out the Scottish Independence vote will impact on 63M people.

    Who is the idiot I ask who is letting only 4M decide the future of 63M ?

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    • 13
      Asslick Almond says:

      You rang ?

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      • 89
        but says:

        Politicians won’t let the English have a say
        because they know we’d vote for Scots
        Independence.

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        • 101
          Rob Roy says:

          Perhaps the solution is to postpone the vote for 12 months to firstly increase the electoral base and secondly for all the parties to publish their policies on how monetary fusion would be dealt with by them in the event of a vote for independence.

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          • M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

            It has been put off for years as it suits Salmond to have the ever retreating mirage rather than the reality of independence. For once he has delivered his goal, he is out of a job.

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      • 108
        Davíd Cameron says:

        No after you, I insist.

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    • 142
      Jeremiah says:

      Just think, we maybe able to send back all those Jocks in the Liblabcon party who are taking up seats that could be taken by New UK born MPs, some lost any chance of becoming Scots MPs especially in the Cons, they would then be foreigners.

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  9. 15
    Observer says:

    ‘BBC source’..? The main BBC source is always the Guardian.

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  10. 18
    Penfold says:

    Good grief, you mean to tell me that Auntie Bee is a plagiarist…….

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  11. 20
    BBC says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    St@ines-on-Thames to be renamed Thames-on-St@ines

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  12. 21
    Cymro oddi ar y llinell says:

    @bbcnickrobinson BREAKING wind.

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  13. 22
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    I have crawled out of my hole in the ground to make a Party Political broadcast.

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    • 27
      Ask The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      So the Lib Dems are running on a tax bombshell ticket in the run up to the general election.

      Vote Lib Dem for higher petrol prices.

      Vote Lib Dem for higher electricity & gas bills.

      Vote Lib Dem for higher council taxes.

      Bye bye Lib Dems :-)

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    • 70
      AGW is a man made story says:

      He means that people are finally waking up to the fact that man made climate change is a load of cockwaffle and his days of captaining the AGW gravy boat are numbered.
      Good.

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      • 93
        BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

        We shall continue claiming that climate change is
        responsible for all weather problems.

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    • 132
      Jim says:

      Did this Man of Honor tender his resignation at the same time he said this?

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    • 159
      Londoner says:

      I had a small chuckle to myself this morning: seeing a very fed up former LibDem councillor sitting in a queue with about 70 people ahead of him at a local NHS clinic.

      I thought – I bet you wish now you had spent more effort when you were in office on making sure that local services were up to snuff for local people instead of prancing about tabling pointless motions at the council about problems the council had no business wasting its time on. (He famously once required the council to spend the evening discussing the situation in Kashmir).

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    • 160
      Jeremiah says:

      I do not understand why Ed Davey is worried about global warming, surely he knows that that well known scientific company of Fawkes and Fawkes have given their cast iron guarantee that global warming will not happen and there is nothing to worry about. In 1953 there was a storm surge in the North Sea 300 people died and 2000 in the Netherlands and various other times in history where even more died, but as it gets near Londonistan blind panic sets in, never mind Fawkes and Fawkes have it all in hand.

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  14. 23
    Ask The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The fact that all the party leaders/Bank of England etc are shitting bricks over Scottish independence prove Salmond & the SNP right, that it is Scottish oil & gas that is propping up the mickey mouse pound and bankrolling all the benefit scroungers down South :-)

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    • 34
      C.O.Jones says:

      All African countries have their own currencies but in many parts of Africa they will only trade in the $.
      An independent Scotland could choose to peg their currency to anything they like, €, £, CBOT Pork Bellies, oil, gold – anything they like and NOBODY could stop them.

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      • 45
        seriously? says:

        That’s right. They could. They could chose to put themselves on a par with African nations whose economic reputation is so low that their currency isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

        They could do that. In fact, with Scottish Labour waiting in the wings like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, that’s probably the way to bet.

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        • 170
          Jeremiah says:

          I have a thought, what about all those vast land holdings by UK companies in Scotland, they may be subjected to a landholding tax that supply a good income stream ( a bit like a non fiddleable company tax ) they will be a foreign country so they will be able to do what they like, as well as keeping the oil revenue, they would not need all, even the reduced fuel produced, going in exports. Do you think there will be a mass exodus of Scots back to Scotland.

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      • 65
        A Greek Person says:

        It worked for us!

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      • 153
        Glass eye says:

        The Economist magazine runs a McDonald’s index, but I am not sure if the salmonman using fried Mars bars as their indicator would actually be a popular move in financial circles.

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      • 186
        Pundit too too says:

        Perhaps they should peg it to David Miliband’s banana?

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    • 35
      seriously? says:

      that it is Scottish oil & gas that is propping up the mickey mouse pound

      We’ll see.

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      • 64
        Ask The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        The Thatherite reign in the 80s would not have been possible without the oil/gas money to pay all the benefits for over 3 million unemployed.

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        • 71
          Spartacus says:

          didn’t have potholes though

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        • 75
          seriously? says:

          I didn’t realise there were that many unemployed people in Scotland. Although if you count those employed by the state as ‘unemeployed’ then you may have a point.

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          • Pundit too too says:

            You have to realise that Scotland’s biggest export is people.
            Many of them are in London.
            The voting of the Scottish diaspora could be very interesting, though I am sure Salmon and Sturgeon will cover this up.

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          • Every Scot I ever met in London says:

            I’ve lost my wallet and need to get a train back home. Could you spare us a quid towards the fair?

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          • CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            HERE’S A TENNER TAKE NINE OF YOUR DRUNKEN PALS WITH YA’

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    • 41
      Anonymous says:

      This comment alone explains why the SNP cannot have anything to do with administering the pound when Scotland hopefully gets its independence.

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    • 63
      The British media are cunts says:

      Good, if Scotland is so brilliant hopefully they will vote to fuck off and we can get rid of the jock scum at Westminster.

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    • 80
      William Wallace says:

      It is, and has been for ages the SNP position to seek a currency union with sterling.

      Six months before the vote the others pull the plug completely on the idea.

      It rests with Salmond to come up with another option; Euro or a Scottish pound in a stupidly short time scale.

      That the main English parties should have kept it under wraps that a sterling union is off the table for so long is reprehensible behavior.

      After all they do have a duty of care to over 60 million people.

      A truly independent Scotland would be the kick start to increased real competition for jobs and outward investment which is sadly missing at present within the UK.

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      • 92
        Dave Ricardo says:

        Two independent nations with independent floating currencies sharing a common border.

        Now that is what I call competition.

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        • 147
          Glass eye says:

          The bastard Scotch banks also had a duty of care to millions of its customers – not that that made one iota of difference to the disgusting and outrageous way they behaved. Get rid of the effin lot of them.

          If Scots have any sense they will be moving their financial arrangements south of the border asap to non-Scotch institutions.

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      • 99
        The Critic says:

        Is the Euro an option?Scotland will not automatically gain EU membership after independence.It only needs one vote against them by other EU states to veto membership If it happens, can Scots still work in England?

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        • 107
          seriously? says:

          ‘If it happens, can Scots still work in England?’

          You have to hope so. There’s no work for them in Fucking Scotland. Only hand-outs and pretendy state employment.

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        • 122
          Just trying to help says:

          An easy solution would be to have a floating Scottish pound.

          If EU membership proves the way forward then there can be integration at a later date.

          This currency problem is no reason in itself for a “no” vote which many people in Westminster seem to favor.

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          • Glass eye says:

            I don’t think there will be enough suitcases around to carry all that floating currency just for a loaf of bread and a bit of cheese.

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    • 205
      Jim says:

      Damn right. Im pro union, but I really think we need to cut off those scrounging southerners.

      I mean, they just use our resources to pay Bennies to all those feckless workshy English…..

      Let them make/pay their own way in the Union. Find your own oil and invent your your own spirits to export.

      And charge them all double to come and use our shooting/fishing estates. I hear even Wheelen comes up ‘ere for fishing.

      Problem is, I wouldn’t give Salmond or Labour any control over them, so what to do?

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  15. 24
    Eric Pickles says:

    I am tired, so I am off for several Ginsters Cornish Pasties then back for a sleep, life is hard.

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    • 61
      Lord Smiffy says:

      I am pleased to report that the Environment Agency is now strenuously engaged in dredging for excuses and building defences for its swollen staff numbers.

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  16. 25
    Alf Garnett says:

    The BBC is thoroughly discredited, and Robinson is but one manifestation of the low standards and incipient dishonesty of the whole organisation.

    Anyone would be able to discern how low it has sunk by the language it now employs. Why, in heaven’s name, would anyone be doing anything “on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis”, when, for instance, Robinson’s “scoops” actually occur daily, or every day?

    Similarly, crassness and tautology in describing the weather is now creeping in, with talk of “weather events”. We have good, bad or indifferent weather- just weather, not “events”. Even as I write this, some clown on R4 is talking about “rainfall events”.

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  17. 26
    Jim says:

    Nearly everyone knows the BBC never lets the Truth interfere with their news stories.

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    • 76
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      The BBC continue to be less than honest about sexual abuse of children on their premisis, and on matters Savile.

      They are not a credible news agency these days.

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      • 83
        seriously? says:

        They never were credible. It is only viewer conditioning that gives them their ill-deserved reputation for unbiased reporting. I bet, in the same way, the Russians used to thank God for Pravda telling them the ‘truth’ what with all that nonsense being broadcast by the BBC and Voice of America.

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  18. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind the hissy fits among media types, let’s consider the reality.

    HMG and BoE cannot stop Scotland using the pound any more than the US could stop most undeveloped countries using the dollar instead of their own useless currencies.

    What the political parties are doing is to seek to influence the vote in Scotland by pointing out that outside the British Union they either have to go it alone or join the Euro. Salmond might just call their bluff and announce they will adopt their own currency which they would link to a weighted average of sterling (100% initially, but declining) and later to the USD and maybe the EUR (althoigh this would be political rather than economic).

    Westminster is being ham fisted over the Scotland debate and needs to smell the coffee before it is too late.

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    • 36
      seriously? says:

      Whatever.

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      • 72
        Spartacus says:

        not whatever, wake up and smell the whisky

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        • 118
          seriously? says:

          No. Whatever. This may be terribly important for the Little Scotlanders but I, mercifully, no longer live there so am not affected by whatever nose-cutting fit of spite they chose to indulge in come September (is it?).

          England will do just fine either way. And so will I.

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        • 189
          Jock Strapped says:

          Which is owned by the French, Japanese, Americans, South Africans etc

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    • 57
      Sir William Wayde says:

      Q: Why, then, do alll but the tiniest island nations, and the deluded Eurozone, persist with national currencies?

      A: Because (1) everything they produced or consumed would be priced wrongly (see Eurozone) and (2) their governments would be constrained only to spend what they actually had.

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    • 59
      The British media are cunts says:

      Bollocks. The smelly socks will have to create their own central bank and borrow on the open market. No one will trust them.

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    • 77
      CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Either way we finally rid ourselves of the whinging malcontents, let them pay their own benefits .

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    • 95
      Rob Roy says:

      At least there are four of us here not spouting utter rubbish.

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    • 190
      Big Momma says:

      Good grief what a comment.
      Are you Smart Alec or Sturgeon?
      Using the £ WITHOUT financial backing would make it a Mickey Mouse currency.
      They could use Scottish £ shadowing the UK£ but the international financial world will simply mark it down to the value of the Argentine Peso, South African Rand, Russian Rouble or Japanes Yen.
      Please keep up.

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      • 207
        Jim says:

        We can back it with, what’s that stuff called again, oil.

        What’s yours backed with, sodden tracts of bog, foreign take aways and drunks?

        I’m pro Union, but I better stop reading this blog, the views on ere about Scotland are the most narrow minded, ignorant, hypocritical load of BULLSHIT I’ve had the misfortune to comprehend.

        If yer all can’t have a good word to say about your affluent neighbour, with whom you share quite a bit of history; good, successful history on the whole, then it says a lot about why the UK is going down the sink.

        Sure, Scotland is full of dicks, but then so is England, and Wales for that matter. But there are also good guys.

        Try and stop making yourself feel better about the shit state of your own country, by ignorantly slagging off your neighbours.

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  19. 39
    seriously? says:

    I remember a quote from Nick Robinson when he was challenged about why it was he merely regurgitated whatever piece of paper Evil Al Campbell shoved under his nose.

    It was, he explained, because he was a reporter – not an investigative journalist. Right there and then I knew for sure the man was an unprincipled c*u*n*t.

    You don’t need to pay 400k (really?) to have some gimp mindlessly reading out Labour press releases to the nation as if they were facts.

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  20. 40
    Dawn Chorus says:

    Early for you Guido. Shit the bed?

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  21. 43
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Trident. A weapon we’ll never use, against an enemy we don’t have, at a price we can’t afford

    Vote Tory !

    Hear bloody well hear !

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  22. 48
    A small creature with green eyes and sharp claws says:

    Meeeeowwww!

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  23. 52
    Prick Knobinson Ace Reporter says:

    Breaking………the Roman Legions have crossed the channel and the invasion is underway. More to follow. Be safe.

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    • 165
      Glass eye says:

      No no no no no…the word is Roma, not Roman. The latter all went home a long while ago and changed their name to Italians. Do try to keep up at the back.

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    • 166
      A druid says:

      The BBC would have been embedded with the Roman Army, telling the locals what a great thing slavery was going to be for them.

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  24. 54
    The British media are cunts says:

    Toenails like Easton, Peston and Marr used to get lots of exclusives if you remember when Labour were in power because they all sucked Brown’s cock.

    Now the Tories have worked out finally the BBC is not their friend. Of course in the case of Peston he soon forgot how he bigged up the one eyed moron’s decision to shaft Lloyds bank.

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    • 62
      C.O.Jones says:

      They had so many scoops and exclusives from the Labour Party one wondered why they even employed journalists. They did not even have to corroborate their stories as they got it straight from the horses mouth.

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    • 67
      seriously? says:

      Peston and the BBC didn’t just ‘big-up’ the decision – they were the vector whereby the entire national perception of what happened was created.

      I keep saying it but only because it is true.

      Do you remember when L*a*d*y D*i died? The BBC literally didn’t know what to do. We had hours of sombre music and still pictures while they scrabbled around trying to put together a report.

      Yet on the day the ‘banking crisis’ that had, we were told, literally arisen overnight, a bolt from the blue, they had a 30 minute ‘news-cast’ ready to roll explaining how it all started with ‘big bang’ in the 1980s’ [cue: archive footage with big perms and huge shoulder pads] and it started in America and had fuck all to do with Labour/Browns reckless economic policy, and, further, thanks to Gordon Brown’s decisive action with, literally no notice at all and only the huge power of his brain deployed to find a solution – overnight, we were all safe.

      And the rest of the media – who hadn’t had 6 months briefing about how to present this were caught flat-footed and just ran the BBC/Labour story as if it were fact.

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      • 74
        Not a BBC spokesperson says:

        True.

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        • 79
          oh dear says:

          Stephanie Flanders was the same.
          Now she apparently fancies being Dep. Gov of the
          Bank of England.

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          • seriously? says:

            And that c*u*n*t Andrew Marr.

            ‘So, Gordon Brown/Ed Balls/Tony Blair, welcome and tell me in your own words why you are utterly fantastic and the Tories are rubbish. Take all the time you need…’

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          • Anonymous says:

            She was the former Labour party cum-hole.

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      • 136
        The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

        Peston is a Common Purpose shill.

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        • 139
          seriously? says:

          Peston is, first and foremost a c*u*n*t. I’m all for helping the disabled find work but with a voice like his he should be taking orders at a McDonalds dr*iv*-in where most folk would just assume it was the dodgy sp*ea*ker making such strange noises or collecting abandoned trolleys in a TESCO c*a*-p*a*r*k.

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          • Glass eye says:

            Nobody seems to remember here that he was directly responsible for the first run on a UK bank for over 100 years.

            Little cvnt should have been found hanging under one of the bridges along the Thames.

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  25. 58
    Ed Burke says:

    Nice to see the BBC finally acknowledging the Guardian as their source. For, !ets face it, everything.

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  26. 66
    One Term Dave says:

    I’ve got a lovely new bagful of promises and I think one of them is to sort out the BBC.

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  27. 78
    Ask The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If the jocks bottle it on independence they will be forever known as “haggis eating surrender monkeys”, a bunch of pussy whipped mummies boys forever under the English yoke.

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    • 85
      Scotland will always need others to blame for its failings says:

      They’ll never vote for independence – their constant anti-English whining is what defines them as a people.

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      • 96
        seriously? says:

        I8r*e*land managed to keep up blaming England for a full 70 or 80- years after independence. I think we’re still being blamed for most ills of the Middle East and Africa and India which have been independent for 50+ years.

        I reckon even with independence England will still be blamed if Mrs McTaggart from Alloa stubs her toe on a cracked paving slab 200 years hence.

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        • 112
          Mrs McTaggart from Alloa says:

          Och! I went oot to celebrate hogmanay in 2214 and I did stub my wee toe on uneven paving. Uneven, I might add, because it was English paving, which is very inferior to Scottish paving. And Thatcher left it uneven.

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          • Mrs McTaggart from Alloa says:

            Aye. And we’re all still al*k*i*s because Thatcher closed down the mines. S’them fucking English I tell you. Bastards. Think they’re so fucking clever with all their money and that. Giving us interest free aid money like Lady-fucking-muck. They should just give us some more.

            Scotland’s been fucked since the oil ran out. Them fucking English knew the oil would run out which is why they cut us loose. The bastards.

            The fucking English. It’s all their fault.

            ‘Nother Bucky hen?

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          • Mrs Trellis from Kirkudbride says:

            I so love Gordon Broon. He saved the world ye ken and now is saving the world’s children.

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    • 109
      Ah! love says:

      Your moniker get the chop? XXXXXx

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  28. 82
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    I thought people like Robinson were there to report the news not make it but, there again, what do I know.

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    • 91
      seriously? says:

      That’s his defence. He’s only a ‘reporter’. A regurgitatr of Labour press releases.

      And the BBC is just an umbrella organisation for regurgitating whatever shit Labour or the ecoloons or whatever other left-liberal bias the BBC happens to sympathise with.

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  29. 86
    Sheikh Basha Banka says:

    Robinson’s salary should be subjected to the same restrictions and fines as those of Bankers.

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  30. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Nick Nick Robinson

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  31. 97

    Nick Watt says “I hold Nick in the highest regard”

    I think he’s a cuпt!

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  32. 100
    Ah! men says:

    AGW is rather like Islam. A worldwide religion without a titular head.

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  33. 104
    Anonymous says:

    I lost all confidence in the BBC years ago. I never watch their news programmes due their left wing bias.

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  34. 105
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Has Lord Rennard been let back into the Lib Dems or is he going to be suing them ?

    His deadline was today wasn’t it ?

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  35. 120
    Too fast? says:

    BREAKING – people are deceitful.

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  36. 129
    Vote White Dee for more bennies says:

    What’s the bet White Dee will stand as a Labour MP? She has all the qualifications to be a Labour MP: Fat, stupid, lazy, no experience of the real world and believes the state should do everything for everyone.

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  37. 135
    David Cameron: Call me wanker if you're honest says:

    So, has money-is-no-object Brown Cameron really justified his salary for this week ?

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  38. 146
    CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    I think it is the duty of every one of us, by constant derision, to goad the jockanese into voting for independence , if enough of them can even read or use a computer, it may get their lazy fat arses to a voting booth we just might swing it . You never know there might be enough of them that can spell X on a voting ballot.

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  39. 157
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Salmond is arranging for an endless supply of deep fried mars bars to be provided at the voting stations. Should net a 100% turnout.

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  40. 161
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Salmond just proves how useless the SNP are by not sorting out Scotland’s currency before the referendum. Surely currency is the major item he should have sorted beforehand. Doesn’t bode well.

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  41. 164
    Call me Jimmy says:

    If the Jocks don’t join the EU and run their own country then I’m off to Jockland.

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  42. 167
    An awkward bastard says:

    So Mr Osborne is now going around slapping himself on the back because UK growth figures are the best in Europe.

    I don’t like being compared with Italian waiters and Greek olive growers.

    China and Africa are leaving us standing in terms of growth.

    Wake up and smell the coffee.

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    • 174
      Glass eye says:

      It all depends on what your starting base point is Dumbo. Economics not yur strong point is it?

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    • 176
      Britannia says:

      True. The political leaders of this country have pitiful levels of ambition. We need sustained growth in double figures if we are ever to return to a position of no national debts (when did a UK politician ever even dream of that) and a bedrock of sustainable wealth and national security.

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    • 196
      Good Grief. says:

      How long did YOU live in Africa.
      RSA Rand in the last year has gone from 15 to 18 to the £ and the Nigerian situation has in many cases got worse all from a low base.
      It is difficult to find an African country without problems. Possibly Zambia is closest.
      Perhaps you have been listening to the BBC too much – or you are a part of it?

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  43. 172
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Nick Robinson is a twat. Norman Scrotum Face Smith is also a twat.

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  44. 185
    Anonymous says:

    “Westminster parties unite against currency union.”
    And with any luck, RBS will make good on a threat to move south. Complete with fiduciary black-holes, and financial dependence on the people’s purse. Maybe then Alex Salmond could forge an alliance with Switzerland and Iceland(not the supermarket), and rebrand the nation ‘Scotzerland’. Though having their own virtual currency, tax regime, and something called ‘Democracy’. Which is government of the people, by the people, for the people, (or policy selection via majority mandate), apparently.

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    BBC Lexicon says:

    “The BBC has learned…” We read it in the Guardian.

    “Sources say…” We read it in the Independent.

    “Critics say …” Anything the Tories do is wicked and evil.

    “It has emerged …” From our rear ends.

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  46. 209
    Julian Gibb says:

    Robinson is a Tory and a sychophant (I suppose I could have left it at Tory!).

    However the main issue is the quality / reliability and trustworthiness of the BBC. How far will it be allowed to decline.

    The BBC gives excessive coverage to the USA and ignores South America and Australasia. The reports it does issue have a Whitehall / USA slant.

    The World may have once held the BBC in high regard but I would rather watch Aljahzeera or Russian TV.

    Not quite at PRAVDA level but passing Sky and Fox news on the way down.

    It is also frustrating that the entire political state of the nation and every topic is written ny London centric “journalists” who spend their time re-cycling the same gossip.

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  47. 210
    Clootie says:

    This is the only source I trust

    http://wingsoverscotland.com/

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  48. 211

    Reblogged this on Ace News Services 2014 and commented:
    #ANS2014 says #affliate

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  49. 212
    free wifi says:

    You could also put a thought into someone’s mjnd
    through the waves and frequencies only at that level
    after a little fine-tuning. This top security program offers some suppport for decryption against masny quite normal protocols.
    Unlike wireless internet which only supplies a limited division of connectivity, a mobile internet’s broadcast features a wider range because the signal arises from internet towers nearly the same as
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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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