February 28th, 2014

Sky News Political Editor: Interview Stage Underway

Interviews for the much-coveted Sky News political editor’s job have been held in a hospitality box at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea football club. MediaGuido understands that the candidates to have made it through to interview stage include Sky’s own Joey Jones and Jon Craig and the BBC’s James Landale and Allegra Stratton. Also among the final few under consideration are Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun, the Economist’s Anne McElvoy and Faisal Islam, economics editor of Channel 4 News.  An announcement is some weeks off yet…

UPDATE: Some say Ben Brogan and Gary Gibbon also on the list. All names caveated – especially given it is said to be an 8 name shortlist.


126 Comments

  1. 1
    Jack "BBC" Dromey says:

    I cannot believe that I have not been asked.

  2. 2
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    ‘Asked’ or ‘arsed’

  3. 3
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

  4. 4
    Jack "BBC" Dromey says:

    Shut up Hattie I’m jumping ship ASAP you can stay if you want to.

  5. 5
    Jack "BBC" Dromey says:

    So as well as being pervs the LibDems are child like.

  6. 6
    Rip Van Winkel says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  7. 7
    Lard Everard says:

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Joey Jones, didn’t he use to play for Chelsea? Having the interviews at Stamford Bridge gives him an advantage.

  9. 9
    Sky says:

    We didn’t ask you because it’s not an all-women shortlist.

  10. 10
    Note to 1922 says:

    Please get rid of that useless twat Cameron as soon as possible.

  11. 11
    Sky News insider says:

    We all want Sophie Ridge as our new boss

    She is professional, intelligent and saucy…

  12. 12
    Sun private investigator says:

    Yes

    Home ground advantage

    But he is so far up Cemeron’s ass that he has surpassed the feats of Toenails…

  13. 13
    Ben Brogan says:

    I deserve this job and a life peerage

    I am the only honest jounalist left in Britain

  14. 14
    Susanna Reid says:

    I’m Free and my public love Me.

  15. 15
    Caligula says:

    How about Toby Young

    Fair and balanced

    Objective…

  16. 16
    Mitch says:

    That’s a stir? Would hate to see them during downtime.

  17. 17
    john mackie says:

    Joey Jones is top rate. Balanced, smart, unbiased.

  18. 18
    Dirty Digger says:

    Tom Newton Dunn would put Sky at the same level of hysterical vile as Fox News

    Ideal

  19. 19
    Dave says:

    Surely Rebekah is on the short list?

    XXX OOO

    LOL

  20. 20
    Janet Street Banger says:

    Who is Allegra Stratton?

    A top model?

  21. 21
    Mitch says:

    Anne McElvoy is too weird, and Faisal Islam is a bit detached – better at the technical stuff.

  22. 22
    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? says:

    More lib demx turning up to the ukip conference than their own

  23. 23
    Susan Dumpy Legs Reid says:

    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE memememememem

  24. 24
    Diversity officer says:

    How about Dan Finkelstein?

    He is a good Murdock slave

  25. 25
    Jan says:

    Anne McElvoy would be disastrous…she is boss-eyed. Still at least she doesn’t blink.Honestly…is this the best they can do???? Then again it could have been Laura Kuenssberg..how she got a job on Newsnight is beyond me.She is shrill and just ghastly.Her accent could cut through steel.What is it with all these jock accents? As far as I am concerned being a presenter means you have knowledge and a pleasing voice which shows authority and gravitas.She is just LOUD AND BOSSY.

  26. 26
    Leftie cunts like Owen Jones and Frances Crook will want her freed says:

    Joanne Dennehy a “cruel, calculating malicious & manipulative serial killer” – Judge begins sentencing at Old Bailey

  27. 27
    Tony Blair says:

    Wendi is looking for a new job

  28. 28
    jgm2 says:

    That’s it?

    Wow.

    Farage masks and a P45?

    I’d have thought that come the Euro-elections and ba*rr*ing a flying accident Farage is going to be the person LEAST likely to be in possession of a P45.

  29. 29
    Isn't this evil leftie cunt actually giving advice to potential murderers?!!! says:

    http://twitter.com/francescrook/status/439317143445045248

  30. 30
    Anywhere but Here...Chuka says:

  31. 31
    Karl Schennedy says:

    No wonder their former leader became an alcoholic.

  32. 32
    Isn't this evil leftie cunt actually giving advice to potential murderers?!!! says:

    This is why the left are evil. He believes 4 years is fine for murder.

  33. 33
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Admit it you would love to be dominated by her dressed up as Ilsa the Wicked Warden :-)

  34. 34
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

    Trash and C-list wannabes, all of them.

  35. 35
    Dr Freud (you know the rest) says:

    These jock ladies, like others, are loud and bossy because they refuse the offer themselves naked and barefoot before lusty men

    What a waste…

  36. 36
    jgm2 says:

    See how he feels when his kid gets murdered.

  37. 37
    What is this? says:

    OMG

  38. 38
    Why isn't anyone speaking? says:

    He looks bored to tears.

  39. 39
    P l e b i a n says:

    Can we have a Prime Minister cull please?

  40. 40
    Why isn't anyone speaking? says:

    Are the Jackson 4 plus Chukka doing a re-union?

  41. 41
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Lot’s of us dream of mounting Sophie’s ridge ;-)

  42. 42
    Susan Dumpy Legs Reid says:

    Strictly curse hits BBC star Susanna Reid as she confirms split from father of her three sons… who is now looking for love onli

    A bit of fame and she out hawking her mutton

  43. 43
    Landoner says:

    Excellent constituency MP.

  44. 44
    Isn't this evil leftie cunt actually giving advice to potential murderers?!!! says:

    I’d rather it happen to him.

  45. 45

    “It isn’t directly Romania and Bulgaria that I’m necessarily concerned about. ”

    [biggles wonders what could possibly have given the public that impression]

  46. 46
    Tim Lóvejøy says:

    Hear ! Hear !

  47. 47
    A flaw to your cunning suggestion says:

    It would be good to have a Prime Minister first.

  48. 48
    Jack "BBC" Dromey says:

    Listen if I snitch on hattie can I get immunity from prosecution.

  49. 49
    Leftie cunts like Owen Jones and Frances Crook will want her freed says:

    Sounds like a Labour MP.

    The judge sentencing triple killer Joanne Dennehy has labelled her a “cruel, calculating malicious and manipulative serial killer”. Dennehy, of Orton Goldhay in Peterborough, admits murdering Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, in March last year. She also admitted the attempted murders of two other men in Hereford. At the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Spencer called Dennehy, who has been diagnosed a psychopath, “a pathological liar.”

  50. 50
    Squire from the Shires says:

    Good idea

    A Prime Ministerial shot takes on another meaning

    But to be fair, Blair and Brown should be part of it…

  51. 51
    Tom Arto says:

    DC is the worst, most incompetent, shallow and vain specimen ever to walk into Number 10.

    God only knows how he got there.

  52. 52
    Prime Minister David "Moneys No Object" Cameron,the ignorant prick. says:

    This decision has fucked any lingering chance I might have had of winning the 2015 General Election.

    It’s over for the Tories then.

    Royal Mail to raise stamp prices
    The price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 62p and a second-class stamp by 3p to 53p, Royal Mail announces.

  53. 53
    Dave, still trying says:

    But Angela told me that I am her favourite toyboy

  54. 54
    SNAFU says:

    At the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Spencer called Dennehy, who has been diagnosed a psychopath, “a pathological liar.”

    Surely that diagnosis would apply to most of the labour party.

  55. 55
    Vince Cable says:

    So successful has the economic recovery been we have had to import buskers beggars and big issue sellers from abroad.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    That photo may come back to haunt Clegg one day.

  57. 57
    What's wrong with these numbers ? says:

    Posting a message to Facebook about burning down a mosk: 1 Year

    Punching a guy on the street and killing them: 4 years

  58. 58
    William says:

    Like Gordoom

    A succession of unfortunate accidents

  59. 59
    asleep at the wheel says:

    Must have been absolutley riveting.

  60. 60
    Roll on May 2015 says:

    I hear in the Tory backbenches, sounds of sharpening knives.

    Will it be the night of the long knives for Cameron and co?

  61. 61
    Owen Jones, Useful Idiot says:

    Muslims are our superiors!

    Death to non-muslims!

    Oh, wait, that includes me. Shit.

  62. 62
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    Sounds more like a LibDem.

  63. 63
    ChrisBryant'sAnus says:

    What?????

    John Pienaar is not on the list??????????????

  64. 64
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m Bad, Dangerous and my political career is History. Hee hee.

  65. 65
    Kebab News says:

    If you head on over to the Telegraph blogs they’re getting mighty upset that the paper has decided on a no comments policy on Farage’s speech. As a result, the angry people are bombarding other stories with comments about how wonderful Nige and his party is and how they are going to crush “LibLabcon”. What strikes me is how utterly convinced some posters seem to be of this and yet there seems to be no evidence to back it up. Am I missing something here?

  66. 66
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Just shows you what a inefficient bunch of wankers the Royal Mail are that a 2nd class stamp is now 6p more than a loaf of bread from ASDA.

  67. 67
    Try these weapons-grade lies for size says:

    Lie 1: Three days before the election, David Cameron: “Any cabinet minister . who comes to me and says ‘Here are my plans’ and they involve front-line reductions, they’ll be sent straight back to their department to go away and think again”.

    Lie 2: A month before the election, David Cameron: “Our plans involve cutting wasteful spending, Our plans don’t involve an increase in VAT.”

    Lie 3: The coalition agreement: “We will stop top-down reorganisation of the NHS.”

    Lie 4: The coalition agreement: We will guarantee that health spending increases in real terms.”

    Lie 5: Two months before the election, from David Cameron: “I wouldn’t change child benefit, I wouldn’t means test it. I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

    Lie 6: Michael Gove, just before the election: “Ed Balls keeps saying that we are committed to scrapping EMA. I have never said this. We won’t.”

    Lie7: Liam Fox: “a bigger army for a safer Britain”, but it now loses 7,000 soldiers.

    Lie 8: In October 2009 George Osborne said: Retail banks should stop paying out significant cash bonuses. A year later, he opposed an updated EU Capital Requirement Directive intended to limit them.
    In 2013 he took a plane to Europe in bid to block a Europe-wide cap on bankers’ bonuses

    Lie 9: David Cameron: “Yes, we back Sure Start. It’s a disgrace that Gordon Brown has been trying to frighten people about this.” Yet the government’s Early Intervention Grant means a reduction of £1.4 billion in the amount given to early intervention programmes. As a result,More than 400 Sure Start children’s centres have closed during the first two years of coalition government.

    Lie 10 No cuts in tax credits for families with an income of less than £50,000;

    Lie 11 prison for anyone carrying a knife;

    Lie 12 no cuts to the navy;

    Lie 13 keeping the child trust fund for the poorest third of families;

    Lie 14 no hospital closures;

    Lie 15 3000 more midwives since 2010 they’ve created 1000. Lowering the shortage from 6,000 to 5,000.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Spending a whole afternoon listening to nothing but complaints and moans, just to get yet another twitter photo-op. A true pro.

  69. 69
    ukip.i.am.not says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/28/ukip-sharia-law_n_4873318.html

    Nigel Farage’s pledge that he was proud Ukip politicians could “say what they like” lasted all of around 30 minutes at the party’s spring conference, with panicked organisers apparently attempting to remove six journalists from a party debate on Sharia law.

    Journalists from the Financial Times, Bloomberg and the Telegraph were among those told they could not stay in the half-full conference room in Torquay for the party debate on the use of Islamic law in Britain

  70. 70
    Common Porpoise says:

    Worst most incompetent – that’d be Gordon,
    Most shallow and vain – Tone

  71. 71
    Jack says:

    Yes

    The Telegraph’s nervous breakdown is continuing

    Actively promoted by that mad power crazed American

    It should be put out of its agony

  72. 72
    Voice of reason says:

    UKIP are going to get maybe a few more MEPs in order to steal public money to fund their little jollies. Then they will get to 2015 and not get a single MP, because 10-15% of the vote doesn’t get you squat if you’ve spread yourself that thin.

    UKIP have nothing to offer anybody in the UK. They have no policies, and the ones that they DID have could only ever be implemented with a massive majority. They were never costed by the party but third-party estimates suggest that they would never have been affordable. Farage himself said that he doesn’t care if everyone in the country is worse off as a result of his party’s policies.

    The idea that UKIP present any kind of credible threat is laughable. The tragedy is that so many legitimately angry people will be wasting their energy and enthusiasm on a shower of shit

  73. 73
    Morgan's Organ says:

    Is Roman Abramovich being given the final say on this appointment?

  74. 74
    Walking the goose says:

    Dave is so 2010 – out of date and irrelevant.

  75. 75
    See the left defend this... says:

  76. 76
    The Five Year Plan says:

    This is the pinnacle of socialistic activity. Boring each other to death in a draughty hall.

  77. 77
    David Cameron says:

    I wish that aeroplane had hit the ground harder.
    They have stolen all our loony ideas

  78. 78
    JH945894343432945 says:

    Owen, when they are hooking you up to the crane I will be in the crowd watching. I’ll wear a Bezerka to fit in if I have to.

    How I will laugh at your protestations as your feet get light on the ground… ‘B-b-b-b-but I’m on YOUR side!’.

  79. 79
    cheche says:

    Are you an EU paid troll

  80. 80
    JH945894343432945 says:

    It’s a debate, not a fucking press conference.

  81. 81
    Lee Gasper says:

    The killer was racially provoked by a white man telling his friend to obey the law. We should name a national holiday after him.

  82. 82
    Voice of reason says:

    Actually, no. The clue’s in the Monica (sic)

  83. 83
    The Public says:

    Maybe. But why should the rest of us let you in on the secret? You sound like someone who supports one of the LibLabCon parties.

  84. 84
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Yes, about as balanced and objective as Landale and Stratton, those two Labour-supporting beacons of BBC ‘impartiality.’

  85. 85
    Someone says:

    You mistake being able to speak freely with the folly of stooge reporters being given free rein to make up hatchet stories filled with faux outrage and selective reportage.

  86. 86
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    +1,000

  87. 87
    King Edward says:

    They have all the policy we need. Freedom.

  88. 88
    GCHQ JTRIG says:

    We can confirm that photo will indeed come back to haunt Nick Clegg.

  89. 89
    Socialism's Children says:

    Heir to Tone = Tone Lite = Tone without principles

  90. 90
    I d on't need no doc tor says:

    Reid is a useless interviewer, and up her own backside.

  91. 91
    I d on't need no doc tor says:

    UKIP, a one man band, and the above photo proves it.

  92. 92
    I d on't need no doc tor says:

    Ummuna, too busy to be an MP.

  93. 93
    Socialism's Children says:

    Sounds like an EU paid troll to me.

  94. 94
    Botted yet again says:

    I notice that he’s got his coat on….ready to make a quick getaway from the ‘trash’

  95. 95
    peter_pointer says:

    i hate James Landale and his incessant knuckle pointing. imagine being his wife and his constant knuckling even when you have a slitting headache.

  96. 96
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Annie get yeur gun was a leading cheerleader for blairs war in iraq – 2 faced bitch.

  97. 97
    Blowing Whistles says:

    He is a supreme wanker at the forefront of Israeli Firsters.

  98. 98
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There is something ‘wrong’ in the ‘minds’ of many of the senior judges all along the south coast; something very wrong.

  99. 99
    just saying says:

    Poor kids.

  100. 100
    Sky News viewer says:

    Landale, Stratton or Islam would be a disaster.

  101. 101
    Blowing Whistles says:

    if ‘they’ want sharia law let em fuck off elsewhere where it is preached. if ‘they’ want beth d’in law let them also fuck off elsewhere.

    i and i am sure most of the British public don’t want either of their fucking laws in this country.

  102. 102
    a life for a life says:

    The lesson is not to murder an innocent man with
    Aspergers Syndrome who was only trying to
    be a decent citizen.

  103. 103
    Airey Belvoir says:

    To be fair, Kuenssberg did a cracking job on the hapless Harriet Harman the other day.

  104. 104
    Voice of Treason at the bbc says:

    Leave him alone!

  105. 105
    Jan says:

    Don’t fink so…I prefer men..I’m not Dutch.

  106. 106
    Aparat says:

    Fucking Christ Almighty and everything, Sky News: I watch you so as to escape from the fucking BBC. It’s bad enough that you sound more like these execrable people, every day, without going the whole hog. Here’s hoping putting Beeboids in your scope is just a charade.

  107. 107
    Av.Joe says:

    The LibDems, UK hating cultural marxists, traitors by nature and quisling DNA in their blood…

    The above photo proves that…

  108. 108
    Av.Joe says:

    Brogan is bl00dy Labour shill and has been dragging the Telegraph down with his lefty subversive spin for years.

    Get a proper job you traitor.

  109. 109
    Av.Joe says:

    Stratton is definitely a 10pinter… Pretty rough looking and probably only gets action from a strap on these days.

    A blokey looking bird.

  110. 110
    Av.Joe says:

    Is it really that difficult to. understand…

    The conservatives will not win the election with Cast Iron as leader…

    End of.

    The public simply don’t trust a word that arrogant, fat , spoon faced w@nker says.

    Cast Iron has cried wolf over the EU and immigration far too many times.

    He has to go.

  111. 111
    Av.Joe says:

    Lie 16. The people of Britain deserve a referendum on the EU.

  112. 112
    A nonny mus says:

    Unsurprisingly Chris Huhne is on the list at the request of the Labour party.

  113. 113
    A nonny mus says:

    Farage gave a very good interview today. I was convinced by his simple message.

    Posh boy Dave and Mad Milliband are millionaires and a million miles away from ordinary voters like me.

  114. 114
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigbeur says:

    He’s been shilling for wishy-washy iDave for years. God knows why he bothers the plum.

  115. 115
    A viewer says:

    So perhaps, just perhaps, he’ll help balance out the increasing lefty tripe being spewed daily now by Sky news.

  116. 116
    A viewer says:

    But is he strong enough to stand up against the loony lefty airhead bimbos who seem to appear daily on the Sky press reviews? Not sure, although he is very tall so might simply sit on them to shut them up.

  117. 117
    Disgusted of Dagenham says:

    So, the sentence was tripled from about 18 months to 48? These idiot “judges” really do need to get out more…. I hope there will be an appeal against this ludicrously short sentence. 20 years without possibility of probation for the first 18 should about do it.

  118. 118
    Hoi Polloi says:

    That is the local Brains Trust in full flow….

  119. 119
    Hoi Polloi says:

    Who? You are unclear (as usual).

  120. 120
    Hoi Polloi says:

    But not to the Barrowboy and Rumpy, obviously! When does Ashtray’s term end – before or after the civil war starts in the Ukraine?

  121. 121
    Hoi Polloi says:

    No, definitely not an EU paid troll – after all they actually do have minimum standards you know.

    This twit is clearly just another deluded victim of Labour ejakashun policies of the past 50 years or so. Completely unable to use what we call his “brain”. Not this fault then and really the poor fellow should get our sympathy not our utter complete scorn.

    Stop laughing at him at the back!

  122. 122
    Hoi Polloi says:

    That is it in a nutshell. Now wtf can’t the rest of the population see it?

  123. 123
    A viewer says:

    Well said, my thoughts entirely. If they go much further left I shall cancel my subscription. Don’t need to be spoonfed lefty bollox all day every day.

  124. 124
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    There are personal safety implications involved in discussing sharia law ,for now it must be done away from the press.
    UKIP members could not expect any protection from ‘offended ‘ muslims by the police.

  125. 125
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    Jon Craig if there’s any justice.

  126. 126
    ADAM BOULTON MEMORIAL STAKES says:

    Has to be Joey Jones, to don the Boulton make up, (Leichner 5&9) small enough to put in any pocket, or overhead cabin luggage bin, and actually knows what he is talking about. Can also do the technical bit something James Lansdale has yet to master and as for ‘A large strap-on,’ cannot be impartial given her background and was frankly boring in debate. Needs someone with a bit of fire in their belly….PS no use putting in Martin Brunt as it always rains when he’s doorstepping….tipping it down in South Africa


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