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. 3
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:
  3. 6
    Rip Van Winkel says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  4. 8
    Anonymous says:

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

    • 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…

      • 115
        A viewer says:

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

  5. 10
    Note to 1922 says:

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

  6. 11
    Sky News insider says:

    We all want Sophie Ridge as our new boss

    She is professional, intelligent and saucy…

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

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

  7. 13
    Ben Brogan says:

    I deserve this job and a life peerage

    I am the only honest jounalist left in Britain

    • 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.

      • 114
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigbeur says:

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

  8. 15
    Caligula says:

    How about Toby Young

    Fair and balanced

    Objective…

    • 84
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

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

      • 100
        Sky News viewer says:

        Landale, Stratton or Islam would be a disaster.

        • 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.

  9. 17
    john mackie says:

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

  10. 18
    Dirty Digger says:

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

    Ideal

    • 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.

  11. 19
    Dave says:

    Surely Rebekah is on the short list?

    XXX OOO

    LOL

  12. 20
    Janet Street Banger says:

    Who is Allegra Stratton?

    A top model?

  13. 21
    Mitch says:

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

    • 96
      Blowing Whistles says:

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

  14. 24
    Diversity officer says:

    How about Dan Finkelstein?

    He is a good Murdock slave

  15. 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.

    • 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 :-)

    • 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…

    • 103
      Airey Belvoir says:

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

  16. 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

  17. 27
    Tony Blair says:

    Wendi is looking for a new job

  18. 29
    Isn't this evil leftie cunt actually giving advice to potential murderers?!!! says:
    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  19. 30
    Anywhere but Here...Chuka says:
  20. 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.

    • 36
      jgm2 says:

      See how he feels when his kid gets murdered.

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

        I’d rather it happen to him.

    • 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

      • 61
        Owen Jones, Useful Idiot says:

        Muslims are our superiors!

        Death to non-muslims!

        Oh, wait, that includes me. Shit.

        • 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!’.

    • 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.

  21. 39
    P l e b i a n says:

    Can we have a Prime Minister cull please?

    • 46
      Tim Lóvejøy says:

      Hear ! Hear !

    • 47
      A flaw to your cunning suggestion says:

      It would be good to have a Prime Minister first.

    • 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
      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.

      • 58
        William says:

        Like Gordoom

        A succession of unfortunate accidents

      • 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?

        • 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.

      • 70
        Common Porpoise says:

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

  22. 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]

    • 55
      Vince Cable says:

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

  23. 48
    Jack "BBC" Dromey says:

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

  24. 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.”

    • 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.

      • 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.

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

      Sounds more like a LibDem.

  25. 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.

    • 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.

  26. 63
    ChrisBryant'sAnus says:

    What?????

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

  27. 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?

    • 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

    • 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.

      • 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.

  28. 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

    • 80
      JH945894343432945 says:

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 122
        Hoi Polloi says:

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

    • 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.

  29. 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

    • 79
      cheche says:

      Are you an EU paid troll

      • 82
        Voice of reason says:

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

        • 93
          Socialism's Children says:

          Sounds like an EU paid troll to me.

          • Voice of Treason at the bbc says:

            Leave him alone!

          • 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!

    • 87
      King Edward says:

      They have all the policy we need. Freedom.

  30. 77
    David Cameron says:

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

    • 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.

  33. 125
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    Jon Craig if there’s any justice.

  34. 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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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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