May 21st, 2014

BBC News Channel Editor Broadcasts Anti-UKIP Rant

Jasmine Lawrence is the editor of the BBC News Channel, where it is safe to say she has significant influence over the BBC’s coverage of the European elections and politics in general. Lawrence’s Twitter feed largely consists of retweets of Labour MPs and left-wing journalists. Today she has been sharing her thoughts on UKIP, joining those using the anti-UKIP parody #WhyImVotingUKIP hashtag to attack the party:

The BBC’s Charter requires its journalists to be impartial, something you would have thought they might be particularly careful about at election time. For such a senior BBC journalist to openly broadcast an attack on a political party the day before an election is inappropriate to put it mildly…

UPDATE: Lawrence has now deleted her Twitter account.


355 Comments

  1. 1
    táxpáyér says:

    Rich multicultural enrichment ensuring jobs for key-workers

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27502780

  2. 2
    One solution says:

    Sack her.

  3. 3
    JH34891230-48-92 says:

    Sack ALL of them.

  4. 4
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    @Journomummy is about to become #journoninny.

  5. 5
    Dan Hodges says:

    Yes!!!!!

    Someone agreed with me! I knew it would happen one day. Ok it’s only one person, and a loony from the BBC at that, but I was right.

    Look mummy, someone agreed with me, it worked! All those blogposts!

    I did it. Nigel is running scared now!

    Yes Yes YESSSSSSSS

  6. 6
    Biased Beeb says:

    Is anyone surprised?
    This is the BBC, where Today presenter James Naughtie called the Labour Party “we”.

  7. 7
    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    Complain here….. get the Bitch sacked

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/our_work/complaints_and_appeals/

    Don’t leave it to someone else, make sure you complain

  8. 8
    Paxo was right says:

    Unfuckabale lardarse bitch!

  9. 9
    Outrageous BBC left-wring bias says:

    She must be sacked. This is worse than that footballer bloke. Neither should spout this crap, but license fee payers should never have to listen to a biased rant.

    Resign today or be sacked.

  10. 10
    rimmmmmer says:

    As ever Dan’s blog post today is worthwhile comedy reading if anyone needs a laugh.

    He is very angry that Ed Miliband won’t sink quite as low as Hodges in trying to smear Farage. He uses the word racist about 25 times. He gives every impression that he was foaming at the mouth as he typed. And, as always, he gets torn to shreds by the readers. Being a decent man that I am, I confess to feeling a little concerned for him, he is displaying outward signs of some emotional problems, ranting away, howling at the moon and clearly slipping ever further from reality as it becomes increasingly clear that most people simply ignore his insistence that anyone who disagrees with the think tank he works for called MigrationMatters must be racist.

    On a good note for women I suggest reading this piece – it absolutely, and correctly shreds the piece in the telegraph yesterday by louisa peacock where she was celebrating getting a man fired and claiming that a dress code being applied to women is “sexist” with those utter morons at the everydaysexism campaign.

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/lara-prendergast/2014/05/dear-wonder-women-the-doorman-at-sushisamba-was-not-sexist/

    Proof at least that not all women are as stupid and shallow as Cathy Newman, Caroline Criadoperez, Harriet Harperson etc.

    Which man has never heard “Sorry lads, only letting in groups with women tonight”? Feminists now have labour held seats for parliament where men are banned from running. They have special bursaries set aside for them at nearly every university. The majority of golf clubs that admit only one sex discriminate against men (never heard that on the BBC?) And now they want to be able to not have to abide by dress codes.

  11. 11
    Harriet says:

    Jack is right.

  12. 12
    FrankFisher says:

    Take off, nuke the BBC from orbit. Only way to be sure.

    I would too.

  13. 13
    The Public says:

    Sack her first. No notice period. This is gross misconduct in a BBC journalist of this seniority. The rot has got to stop now.

  14. 14
    pmt? says:

    And she is a girly, so excuses need to be made for it’s probably that difficult time of the month for the sweetie.

  15. 15
    BBC, the television wing of the Labour Party says:

    We have examine Jasmine Lawrence’s tweets and found them to be totally impartial and if you disagree we’ll stitch you up like we did McAlpine.

  16. 16
    B3 says:

    Is the BBC running the “labour neighbour stabs ukip candidate” yet?

    Cuunts.

  17. 17
    Labour HQ says:

    If you DARE vote Ukip you plebs we’ll come round and stab you!

    Ukip has no right to a piece of our LibLabCon PIE.

  18. 18
    BBC is shit says:

    Of course the BBC and the EU construct have an in built leftwing bias otherwise leftwingers wouldn’t be defending them to the death like they do.
    I wouldn’t mind but I have to pay for this shit in taxes and licence fee’s.

  19. 19
    BBC, the television wing of the Labour Party says:

    You are clearly sexist.

  20. 20
    String Vest says:

    The pro Labour bias of the BBC is worked into every program they make, from childrens programs to current affairs and everything in between.

    The BBC should be privatised and self funding.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    That’ll be some more votes for UKIP then!

  22. 22
    Will says:

    Whilst these are private views, the fact that the individual is able to influence the media and news coverage, is thier not some form of purdah that applies to media outlets in the weeks before elections and thier employees.

    Definately worth bbc human resources looking at.

  23. 23
    The Grauniad / Biased.Bullshit.Corpse Axis of Evil says:

    FROM THE DIRECTOR OF POLITICALLY CORRECT & CONVENIENT TRUTH

    URGENT – TO ALL DRONES, ‘PROGRESSIVE’ HAND-WRINGING ARSEHOLES

    World will end Thursday if UKIP wins. UKIP will not win Thursday. UKIP racist. Global warming will bring end of World. Global warming impossible to stop. All will drown unless build more Wind Farms. Gordon Brown proved Right and will return in Triumph to lead us into Golden New Age. EUSSR most wonderful thing ever! World will end Thursday if UKIP wins. UKIP will not win Thursday. UKIP racist. Global warming will bring end of World. Global warming impossible to stop. All will drown unless build more Wind Farms. Gordon Brown proved Right and will return in Triumph to lead us into Golden New Age. EUSSR most wonderful thing ever! World will end Thursday if UKIP wins. UKIP will not win Thursday. UKIP racist. Global warming will bring end of World. Global warming impossible to stop. All will drown unless build more Wind Farms. Gordon Brown proved Right and will return in Triumph to lead us into Golden New Age. EUSSR most wonderful thing ever!

  24. 24
    Long wanking session perhaps? says:

    The Duke of Edinburgh has had a “minor procedure” on his right hand, Buckingham Palace has said. The 92-year-old’s hand was visibly bandaged during a visit to a specialist health clinic in London on Wednesday.

  25. 25
    DavetheCoachDriver says:

    It’s not as if the BBC hasn’t given UKIP plenty of coverage. They’re never off Question Time either! Who cares what someone puts on their personal twitter account. It even says: “Any views displayed are my own & not those of the BBC”. But the BBC itself definitely isn’t politically impartial. Absolutely nothing of the Tory/LibDum privatisation of the NHS, where 70% of contracts have gone to private firms. Nothing of when section 75 was voted through the House of Lords. Enjoy having to pay for American style health insurance and slipping into even more debt, lining the pockets of those who have sold you down the river to profit from their friends who own these private firms. BBC won’t tell you that.

  26. 26
    Reeves Corner says:

    “UKIP if you want to. The Lady’s NOT for kipping!”

  27. 27
    táxpáyér says:

    Wouldn’t it be more amusing to stop extortionforTV and see it starve and die slowly & gradually shedding staff who’ll continuously drop massive insider gossip?

  28. 28
    Dick Skidmore Premier League Tvrd Prodder says:

    BBC’s political opinions are garbage.

  29. 29
    The BBC, because of the unique way we're funded says:

    Thank you for your letter.

    We find that many people would like the BBC to be more sympathetic to their political views. Complaints are roughly 50:50 split between those who would like the BBC to be more Left wing or more right wing.

    We feel that this shows that overall we present a balanced view on political issues.

    Now, fuck off and pay your telly tax. We’ve got your address now.

  30. 30
    The Public says:

    Have you actually used that yourself?

    That is the shittiest site i have ever had to look through. They talk about themselves but do everything they can to prevent anyone actually making the complaint. Utter shit. The BBC should be shut on the strength of its bogus defensive blocking complaints systtem alone.

  31. 31
    Taxfodder says:

    The BBC don’t care what you think because profit performance and responsibility are not on their agenda or indeed of any consequence to them.

    Go swivel and pay your license fee plebes……

  32. 32
    JH34891230-48-92 says:

    You don’t have to pay the Licence fee. It’s completely voluntary.

    If they turn up, tell them to go away and not to come back.

  33. 33
    táxpáyér says:

    I hope we can finally end the dismal health-polluter called the NHS, it’s target #2 directly after information-polluter BBC is removed from taxpayers backs.

  34. 34
    rimmmmmer says:

    Pissing off hags like her is the best reason yet to vote Ukip. Well obviously getting democracy back and stopping immigration would be nice too!

    If everyone who is planning to vote ukip can take his wife or her husband, a friend or two, a grandparent – we could really increase the vote turnout. It’s now or never, let’s support Nigel.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Just look at her Linkedin profile. She’s been working at Millbank.

    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jasmine-lawrence/25/868/73b

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    I think she’s talking about Nigel Farage, by the description of the man she gives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJzH3F1PAE

  37. 37
  38. 38
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    I have a feeling Dan has seen my comments about him on here.
    Got a very frosty reception when I walked through the catflap this morning.

  39. 39
    Gordo McDoom, cut price gold for sale says:

    That “I was hacked” defense will be trotted out again no doubt.

  40. 40
    BBC says:

    we’ve examined the complaint and have decided to give her a promotion for embracing diversity.

    Next up, our special feature – “Why are white men so bad?”

  41. 41
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    I wonder if she lives in a nice enriched multicultural area?

    I’d wager not.

  42. 42
    Jenny Talwaught says:

    I’ve never heard of her. I love it how the Cyber-Kips get into a strop over such an irrelevant person’s tweet, such political passion!

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    done – i don’t think it is appropriate to discriminate against people based on their white skin of contents of their trousers

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Henley-on-Thames will be moving soon to P45-on-Table

  45. 45
    BBC is shit says:

    I wouldn’t pay it but my missus is a bit windy when it comes to breaking the rules.
    In fact just the sort of person the establishment relies on not to rock the sinking boat.
    Bless her heart and damn to hell the c*nts who take advantage of decent people like her.

  46. 46
    DavetheCoachDriver says:

    Haha!! Well, I hope you can afford it then! Instead of having to have people organise fundraisers to pay for your treatment should you happen to “become ill”. enjoy your debt.

  47. 47
    rimmmmmer says:

    It would be funnier to close every quango, every “charity” that pays high wages, every local campaigning group that pays people to campaign for it…

    Then close the BBC and watch them try and fail to get a job in the real world.

  48. 48
    Member of LieBore Clitorati Co-operative says:

    Ooohhh!!!! did you hear what he said???!!!! I am gobsmacked – no – really gobsmacked – you could knock me down with a tamppax!! We progressive wimmin don’t ‘av timeso the munth – do we girls? we is always on the job, fannies akimbo you could say – and bugger! – that copper got me on a speed gun and I’m not speeding – what’s 50 in a 30 mile zone? – and I wasn’t doing 50 – my fanny is swollen and the tits are pretty full too – bugger – I need a bloody good . . . . . no coz that would involve a man . . . sod this – I’m just gonna keep goin

  49. 49
    Josef Stalin says:

    I should have lived longer. I should have invaded Britain. I should have upheld democracy. The BBC journos and particularly this twat would have been delighted to portray me in a good light and – what do you know – they would have urged all BBC viewers and listeners to vote for me.

  50. 50
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “To stand up for white, middle class, middle aged men…”

    That doesn’t seem to stop her living on Henley-on-Thames, does it…?

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Hang her!

  52. 52
    jgm2 says:

    I’ve never heard of her either. She’s just another little Winston Smith in the state-run organ of ‘truth’ and impartiality.

    I long for the day when it’s shut down and either sold to Murdoch or the Russians or bulldozed and developed into luxury central London apartments.

  53. 53
    Reconstruct says:

    Nonsense, it’s entirely appropriate that a BBC journalist should put her shoulder to the wheel along with all her other colleagues. What’s the matter with you?

  54. 54
    Will says:

    Guido try checking the timeline of her tweets you might find that if any are conducted during the normal working day then the person could be subject to displinary action as they are guilty of spending time on activities other than work.

    It could be a good idea to report this to the bbc as they could be guilty of spending time tweeting during working time.

  55. 55
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    How many employers would be happy for staff to tweet in a personal capacity in the same way as BBC Jasmine?

  56. 56
    average joanna says:

    I’m not a racist,sexist,middle aged man.

  57. 57
    Privatise the BBC says:

    Excellent! – they can privatise their global fucking warming crap – and pay the grants and salaries of all the shills who make their living out of it.

    Com’on Nigel – so much to do!!!

  58. 58
    white, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views says:

    “…..white, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views…”

    This is about 30% of those who will vote.

  59. 59
    Yeh whatever man says:

    Irrelevant tweets have made headline news for the last few weeks if you hadn’t noticed.

  60. 60
    Not remotely surprised says:

    Time for all white, middle-aged men to rise up – and stop paying their BBC Licence Fees.

  61. 61
    Hpocrites anonymous says:

    ” to stand up for Islamic, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views, totally under represented in politics today— “

  62. 62
    inside out says:

    Even the Met should be able to catch this one.

  63. 63
    willie Thorne says:

    The BBC’s credibility takes another kicking

  64. 64
    The British media are cunts says:

    Yes the BBC newsroom is full of Romanians. Not.

  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    As long as it’s more than the 28% of mouth-breathing utter fucking morons who voted Labour in 2010 then it’s a start.

  66. 66
    táxpáyér says:

    We have enjoyed the debt. 100 billion a year.

    Enjoy your meagre ration of treatment you fool.

    The government extortion model makes people pay twice, once for their own treatment and again for the shirkers.

  67. 67
    still walking into darkness says:

    The BBC has received hundreds of millions of pounds as a ‘loan’ from the European Investment Bank, an offshoot of the EU. To date virtually zero of this ‘loan’ has been repaid. I wonder why the place is riddled with such horribly left wing views

  68. 68
    ned ludd says:

    It’s from a lifetime of snatching up the benefits we paid the creek gunt.

  69. 69
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    When the LibLabCon is defeated, we can then start dismantling the BBC !!!

  70. 70
    Gerhard says:

    Good to see that the BBC no longer mention the suspect’s ethnicity:

    “He is about 5ft 7ins tall, slim, with short black hair and a French accent.”

  71. 71
    General Pinochet says:

    “The BBC is facing tough challenges ahead. We have to offer audiences something they don’t get elsewhere, whether it’s original stories, creative treatments, more thorough analysis, or ideally all of the above.

    Put bluntly, we can’t justify the licence fee if we simply give audiences the same stories and same approach they find elsewhere. We need to be at our best when the audiences (new or otherwise) turn to us.”

    From her profile.

  72. 72
    táxpáyér says:

    There’s no-one there. You can see from the camera angles used.

  73. 73
    Jollyman says:

    She’s an idiot – and I work for the BBC. It’s crucial we are impartial and that’s drummed into us. Social media is no exception. It’s no excuse to put some rider on about it not necessarily being the views of the BBC. You are effectively broadcasting as a BBC staff member. This is a no-brainer for even the most junior member of staff but for some reason it hasn’t applied to this no doubt highly-paid senior manager. In all honesty I am astonished not just by the UKIP tweets but also by the tone of her Twitter feed going back weeks and months. Completely unacceptable.

  74. 74
    Graham says:

    F**king Leftie cow. Should be sacked.

  75. 75
    Gorgon McRuin says:

    Melt it doon. Sell ut off cheap!

  76. 76
    BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

    The lefties hatred of white middle class middle aged men starts with their father and then progresses to anybody else that fits that description.
    Some real Freudian shit going on in their heads.
    No matter how old they are even into their 70s+ they are stuck in this perpetual teenage strop.

  77. 77
    Baron His Majesty Lord Reith says:

    A POMPOUS AND CONDESCENDING HASHTAG! FROM PEOPLE WORKING AT THE BBC?

    How unusual.

  78. 78
    Veritaholic says:

    I did long ago, quite legally. You can too.

  79. 79
    táxpáyér says:

    MY ideas for shows were turned down.
    Aneurin Bevan killed more Brits than Hitler.
    Why working classes are right to oppose immigration
    NIMBYS, the ultimate anti-capitalists.

  80. 80
    The Mummy Awakes says:

    By god, the mummy has cursed us! We’re doomed!

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Firstly, I hope she is sacked. She is in a privileged position whereby, for fear of jail, people are Forced to pay the licence fee tax regardless of whether they watch the bbc or not.
    I guess as usual at the bloated beeb no one will give a shot, in which case, I belive in what goes around comes around and I wish her all the many disasters and tragedies in her life as possible.she is an insult to many British people who hold genuine views. She is just another state puppet who believes in demo racy ad long as they share her views. Her bbc views are totally repugnant and indeed racist!

  82. 82
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I’m a lefty. Sack her. They talk the same about the left. If you’re not part of that tight little cosy centre you’re outsiders.

  83. 83
    Winston says:

    She lives in the ghetto part of Henley-on-Thames, on a tough council estate, with her bros. She’s actually from Jamaican descent and just whites-up for photos

  84. 84
    táxpáyér says:

    Neoteny is the technical term.

    It’s one of the symptoms of leftist mental illness (the others being narcissism, projection envy & a lack of stoicism)

  85. 85
    inside out says:

    These lefty loons don’t get it,the more they attack UKIP the more votes they will get.The pleb voters have had enough of being preached to,and called racist,by the Guardinetas and twittering classes.They have been effectively dis-enfransised by the main parties and this is the one way to hit back at the ballot box.

  86. 86
    Ed Miliband says:

    Just filed my complaint. Their website doesn’t make it easy, but hey….. I did go to Oxford.

  87. 87
    peterthepainter says:

    I am not going to vote UKIP because I already have.

    Get a postal vote, vote early and often. You know it makes sense.

    Complaint submitted.

  88. 88
    DavetheCoachDriver says:

    That figure has been pulled out of your ass and is meaningless. The privatisation of the NHS will cost you personally more than you currently pay, as they sell off the service and rent it back to you at a profit making cost. You only have to look at the States to see the damage it does over there. Sounds like you’re the fool that has been eating up the propaganda garbage spewed. You don’t pay nearly as much now as you will have to do in future. depending on if you can afford the right kind of insurance. But keep your head buried in your own ass. I’m sure you’ll be willing to pay through the ring piece to have that rectified. Mug.

  89. 89
    BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

    Notany…kicks up the arse more like.

  90. 90
    SisterAnna'sBanner says:

    My old man can’t cook, I can’t put up a bookshelf – upshot is, he’s nicely rounded on great dinners and my books have a nice tidy home, that’s how we roll. Any bird calling me a ‘sista’ or insisting that I’m a member of the ‘sistahood’ can shove their well manicured teeth up their arse.

  91. 91
    Monika under fire says:

    There’s a sizable crowd? Very anti EU,US, Warlike language coming from both.

  92. 92
    táxpáyér says:

    I think the groupism of the leftist cliques is a a symptom of a kind of Autism (except at the other end) rather than low oxytocin, their minds hate consistency, chatter alot, and are totally zealous about their own little group.

  93. 93
    endocrinologist says:

    The female menopause can be strange.
    One day a competent journalist [ if I may use the phrase loosely in Jasmine’s case], and the next the idea that the world is ignoring them at a time of need.
    Enjoy the hairs on your chest and lips Jasmine.
    Happens to us all. ;)

  94. 94
    Anon. says:

    Given the time of the tweet was Lawrence using a BBC computer or supposed to be working at the time?

  95. 95
    Dans the man with a plan says:

    See Dan Hodges for details of how to reclaim the Blairite centre ground.

  96. 96
    The view from not so diverse Henley says:

    How do you lie this one?

    Undecided voters can use this website to answer the question "should I vote UKIP?" http://t.co/dr4g3P3LX0 via @sharethis #whyimvotingukip— Jasmine Lawrence (@journomummy) May 21, 2014

    For those not bothered to click on the link, all it is is one very big ‘NO’.

  97. 97
    Taking bets on her being brought before OFCOM says:

    A Twitter by the Editor of the BBC News Channel !!! Wow, silly girl – Jasmin needs to consult a media lawyer quick – that disclaimer will not hold water in front of OFCOM or indeed the Electoral Commission. Twitter is these days construed as a broadcast by many and the EU Elections are clearly a major matter……

    My first trawl of the OFCOM code on elections-
    “Any personal interest of a reporter or presenter, which would call into question the due impartiality of the programme, must be made clear to the audience.
    In addition to the rules above, due impartiality must be preserved on matters of major political and industrial controversy and major matters relating to current public policy by the person providing a service (listed above) in each programme or in clearly linked and timely programmes.”

  98. 98
    Cynic2 says:

    She needs to spend a lot more time with her family.

    Complain here

    https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/?reset=#anchor

    Lets make it 1000 complaints and see them ignore it

  99. 99
    King James 1 says:

    This is my final comment I’m off and abdicating. Love Guido but I won’t be reading no more . With the Peter Hitchens thing this could be the beginning of the end for the Bolshie BC i’ve been on Twitter and it’s full of leftie rants from BBC types many presenters and ‘comedians’. The licence fee will go eventually. My last word to the people on here is just stop watching the bloody BBC at least its news and political programmes oh and vote Ukip!

  100. 100
    Jasmine of media says:

    General Election Duty Editor
    BBC News
    2010.

    Millbank News Organiser
    BBC News.
    Ran the Westminster newsdesk co-ordinating story coverage and deployments in the lead up to Tony Blait stepping down as Prime Minister and Gordon Brown’s take over at Number Ten.

  101. 101
    SisterAnna'sBanner says:

    Leave him a present half in and half out of the litter tray

  102. 102
    the homonculus says:

    Fucking dried up bitter old crone would kill for a good shag from a white racist male rather than being Kow towed to by the cockless knojockeys who inhabit the cesspit that is the BBC
    She suffers from penis envy
    as in she rearly craves some, trouble is no real man would touch her with a metrosexuals cock
    Give her a few more years and she will be munching rug

  103. 103
    Cynic2 says:

    Even better shes now tweeted advice that anyt=e thinking about voting U KIP should go to this site for advice

    http://www.shouldivoteukip.co.uk/

  104. 104

    They hate you because your white.
    They hate you because your male.
    They hate you because your British.

  105. 105
    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    Shes now bleating it was a ‘Private tweet…….UKIP candidates lose their jobs because of ‘crack pot’ Private Tweets so why shouldn’t BBC executives who have a legal obligation to impartiality.

  106. 106
    John Bellingham says:

    Shouldn’t have employed Jimmy Saville as a babysitter then.

  107. 107
    Tom-UK says:

    It’s simple go to the BBC site and write a complaint, it takes a couple minutes and every complaint makes a difference.

    1. She has been racist.
    2. If she has reached the position of editor the bbc clearly has a biased culture.
    3. The BBC still has not published the story of Bobby Anwar’s stabbing despite several main news companies publishing it, again how can the BBC claim to be unbiased.

    Write a complaint and make a difference dont just sit there and grumble, think about how much difference a complaint would make to you in your job (if applicable)

  108. 108
    JH34891230-48-92 says:

    Voltaire himself could not have put it better, bravo.

  109. 109
    El Sid says:

    Says Henley on the Twitter header above.

  110. 110
    Gudio is unbiased says says:

    so you come on to Gudios blog for right wing propaganda to counter balance left wing propaganda.

    Also I agree with you

  111. 111
    BBC 'Mommy'-used to passing large amounts of shit out of a small hole says:

    I’ve been on the BBC HYS for years. Their ‘Impartiality’ isn’t just in question, it’s questionable as to just how they keep on getting away with it. They’re OWNED when it comes to the E.U. (and don’t they just know it). They don’t seem to understand that they’re aiding and abetting the anti-democratic choice that Brown made when he signed the Lisbon Treaty. Maybe if the tart had been elected into her post she’d be a little more sympathetic. She’s not. She thinks the BBC is some kind of ‘Civil Service’, IT ISN’T. Privatise the BBC and let the left-wing shill make her own way in the ‘Commercial’ World.

  112. 112
    Hpocrites anonymous says:

    he’s half right but twisting the message to appeal to an anarchic greeny idiocracy.

  113. 113
    Peter Martin says:

    :)
    However, despite that quaint BBC Legal-provided ‘I may work for the BBC, ladle their name all over the masthead but any bollocks I come out with is nowt to do with them’, given their new taste for sword-falling volunteers in the face of public exasperation with actual breaches of professional ethics, she may well soon be toast.
    Sorely missed, one is sure.
    However, there will remain the small matter of who in ‘the BBC’ high command thinks and ever thought that disclaimer was going to cut it outside the semantic dreamworld that is the BBC bubble, such that brain donors like her feel so immune from any career consequence.

  114. 114
    Baon Hogwash says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
    We value your opinions. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the relevant departments.

    NOW FUCK OFF !

    The BBC Complaints Quango

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Why does she chose to live in Henley-on-Thames rather than say Hackney or Slough?

  116. 116
    El Sid says:

    https://twitter.com/journomummy

    “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

  117. 117
    After 3 pints of Organic Red Wine says:

    BBC HYS says “Your comment has been removed for further moderation”

    AKA-we don’t listen to people or consider facts applicable unless it suits our (MY) point of view.

    Now give us your £145.50 Hunts. We are here to serve…(ourselves)

  118. 118
    rotting manure says:

    Even BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show manages
    to weave in climate-change crap.Plus they’ve got rid of
    experienced horticulturalists and handed over coverage
    to favourite BBC celebs and their mothers!Nice freebie eh?

  119. 119
    WhyImNotPayingtheBBCLIcensefee says:

    It’s not just that one. Check out her other recent anti-UKIP tweets

  120. 120
    Fat Northerner says:

    If I’m honest…I AM a fat white straight middle-aged male. I am also a bit racist and homophobic. This is because I have seen work colleagues from minority groups (black/asian or gay) get advantages over me purely because of their minority status. They are given ‘light’ jobs and can take time off when they like – if their line manager says no they bleat on about prejudice. Meanwhile I am usually the first in to work and the last to leave with no light workload or time off to slaughter a pig inhumanely for some festival event or attend a rainbow ‘pride’ march.

  121. 121

    Have just made a compliant to the BBC about this woman suggesting she should be sacked for breaching the BBC Charter

  122. 122
    WhyImNotPayingtheBBCLIcensefee says:

    O, look, her twitter account has suddenly disappeared. Wonder why? Has she been fired yet?

  123. 123
    the homonculus says:

    Russia seems like a good place to emigrate to
    Its Christian
    poofs are locked up
    Muslims are shot or have their towns levelled
    Prince charlie doesnt live there
    Russian women are dirty looking bitches
    taxes are low
    Journalists like the above are assasinated

  124. 124
    Sue Denim says:

    I went to Oxford too – to do some shopping. I couldn’t find anywhere to park the car so I went home. (I also have the same story about Cambridge).

  125. 125
    Fat Northerner says:

    All ‘tweets’ are inherently irrelevant.

  126. 126
    Anon. says:

    Looks like she was. She has deleted her account.

  127. 127

    Note she claim the opinions are hers & not the BBC. Won’t wash I’m afraid as she clearly allows her account to show who she works for. The BBC are vicariously liable for what their staff publish on a BBC Twitter account

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like the perfect person to be the next Chair of the BBC Trust.

  129. 129
    me too says:

    I wouldn’t pay it either but my hubby feels like he should
    because he listens to the Archers.But he’s abandoned BBC
    News,Today,Newsnight,HIGNFY, and I don’t think it’ll be long
    before he cracks.

  130. 130
    Anon. says:

    There are plenty plus RT’s too

  131. 131
    thostids says:

    Don’t bump into “the One Show”. Unfuckingbelievable propaganda. Global warming no trouble, we’ll be swimming for it next year if we don’t all club together for 1,000s of acres of sun-cells. They even had a woman on saying that there were grants to buy and install these things but it might take “a while” to pay back. Yes, a lot longer than they’re going to work. And Spain is going bust having cut down the subsidies so they can’t even service the mechanism to turn the aspects of the units.
    Come the GE, this lot of cnuts need to get proper jobs shovelling shit.

  132. 132
    Looking for my Arse with my Elbow says:

    I’m sure there’s some kind of “Conflict Of Interest” in there somewhere. Now, let met settle back and think about it for a while….ZZZzzzz…

  133. 133
    AHAHAHAHA BTFO says:

    She’s deleted her account now.

    So I guess she probably paniced.

    Make sure you report her to the BBC complaints board:

    https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/#anchor

  134. 134
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    Yeah, I got that as well when I searched.
    Complaint submitted.

  135. 135
    stench says:

    Oooh how super- she’s got her private pilot’s licence.
    Really empathising with the downtrodden working class
    suffering from the cost-of-living crisis.

  136. 136
    Gerbil 7 says:

    The left wing cancer at the heart of the BBC is too ingrained to be removed.
    Privatise it, let the market deal with it.

  137. 137
    Knighty48 says:

    Be glad when this election is over, then all the left wing loony media can crawl back under their rocks and with a bit of luck stay there. I’m ashamed to say that I think I could vote for any party who promised to shut the BBC down within a month and throw the staff out (without their fat pay-offs).

  138. 138
    Baon Hogwash says:

    Has @journomummy disappeared from twitter?

  139. 139
    Jasmine Lawrence says:

    I have deleted my Twitter account as you will see.

    But I will have the last laugh because you will continue to see what I want you to see on the BBC News Channel.

    So F*** You

  140. 140
    Lord Wellard of No Apologies says:

    Jasmine Lawrence, @journoscummy, more like.

    The sooner the BBC is forced to earn its own keep the better! Telly tax is theft.

  141. 141
    Gerbil 7 says:

    You’ve had this shitty ‘go away prole and bother somebody who gives a shit’ reply too have you?
    Privatise it.

  142. 142
    Loads of us says:

    Done

  143. 143
    tiredoldhack says:

    more like journodummy. Although it’s the arrogance of these people that gets me.

  144. 144
    Postal voting should be stopped says:

    I’d be happy to pay my NI contributions to a private health provider and more simply because it will be better.
    Show me a private hospital where the patients are left in their own faeces, have to drink from a vase or starve to death and nobody notices.
    You won’t now take your shitty, socialist system and shove it.

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    BBC HR Department? says:

    Was Jasmine tweeting all this during work hours? What is the BBC’s policy on tweeting at the office?

  146. 146
    Postal voting should be stopped says:

    This is where Police will be present tomorrow to stop ‘voter intimidation':

    Tower Hamlets,
    Slough,
    Woking,
    Coventry,
    Birmingham,
    Walsall
    Derby,
    Peterborough,
    Hyndburn,
    Pendle,
    Burnley,
    Bradford,
    Kirklees,
    Oldham,
    Calderdale,
    Blackburn & Darwen

    Source – Sky News.

  147. 147
    Steve Right says:

    Perhaps the stupid bint could point us to all the parties led by teenagers and black men and homeless people and Korean lesbians. Oh wait, I forgot the Greens, which is led by a white, middle class, middle aged woman.

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  149. 149
    Baon Hogwash says:

    Makes a change – police being present anywhere..

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  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Sent one off. These people are such pieces of shit claiming to be impartial while they steal our money.

  152. 152
    El Sid says:

    Educated on the mean streets of Holland Park I see. Love this quote too :

    “I have impeccable editorial judgment.”

  153. 153
    Eine Volk Eine Reich Ein Schnitzel unt Pommes mit mayo bitte! says:

    I do have to hand it to the Krauts. They have a handle on certain things, especially when it comes to the REAL effects of war. Although what would I know?, I only grew-up there and had 13 long, happy years living there. I need and Oxbridge buffoon to tell me what to really think about ze Krauts.

    A UKIP Racist/Xenophobe/Causer of Ulcer’s to the Far-Left.

  154. 154
    Dennis Eton-Hogg says:

    Repugnant sow

  155. 155
    The License Payers says:

    it’s gone, cheers

  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    ” For such a senior BBC journalist to openly broadcast an attack on a political party the day before an election is inappropriate to put it mildly…”

    If her action is wrong in terms of the BBC Charter then she should be dealt with.

  157. 157
    Toast anyone ? says:

    A comment on the day before an important election by someone who is clearly a senior member of the national broadcaster probably violates a number of criteria –

    1. Her terms and conditions of employment. A matter for the BBC & OFCOM.

    2. The Electoral Law of England & Wales. A matter for the Electoral Commission to whom anyone entered on the Electoral Roll can complain.

    Kairen Zonena
    Secretary to the Commission Board
    The Electoral Commission
    3 Bunhill Row
    London EC1Y 8YZ.

    Email: kzonena@electoralcommission.org.uk

    3. The European Parliament is another body which will certainly take an interest in the News Editor of the National Broadcaster of a Member country, making these remarks on social media on the day before the EU elections.

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    thostids says:

    Don’t forget that it’s our National Debt that is providing the liquidity in the Euro. No £Sterling no F in money. As the Euro is playing at being a Reserve Currency (ever wondered where the majority of our “cheap” gold was “sold” – yep, Europe. Reserve Currencies need a lot of Gold and it helps to knock the price down if you tell everyone you’re going to flood the market at a particular time.
    We might be having it thin but the Euro is sucking our savings into the Euro and out if our Banks – again.

  159. 159
    Steve Right says:

    Oh I wonder.

  160. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Gosh!

    Her job must have been under threat – it won’t be now, she will be embraced by the Bbbe as a true believer.

  161. 161
    maybe says:

    Because they’ve got better schools for her posh kids?

  162. 162
    Palmist says:

    The old duffer probably attempted a w*nk, for old time’s sake.

  163. 163
    Diddley says:

    Have we not all done that?

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    the homonculus says:

    She looks like Jimmy Saville
    Just what is it with the BBC and deviants?
    Personally I think it explains their politics, bitter and twisted and resenting all that is clean and normal

    B itches
    B uggers
    C ommies

  165. 165
    stench says:

    The BBC has been gunning for FA Chief Peter Scudamore
    to be sacked over some private emails he sent.

  166. 166
    hello fuckers says:

    i have just o,d,d on .10 extra strong mints

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    I'm above Contempt, I've surpassed that and am now in the area called Reprehensible says:

    She’s “Jasmine Lawrence, the editor of the BBC News Channel”. So some UKIP potential Council candidate reaches for a camera and gets rimmed as a Nazi, but what she says is suddenly ‘nothing to see here’? Jog-on.

  168. 168
    Pastimes says:

    As a white, male, hetrosexual OAP, Yorkie living between the Emirates of Bradford and Dewsbury, I find a degree of irony that complaining about, or to, the metrosexual, guardianistas of the outer suburbs of Londonistan involves writing to Darlington.

    PS. For balance, a lovely Rumanian family live next door to my daughter. Mind, it’s in Qatar where “Lose job/don’t behave” = “leave town…and now will be good.”.

  169. 169
    IQ_of_154 says:

    She should be sacked…no question…and no licence fee funded exit package either.

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    Someone else has noticed – retweet this.

    https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=etzpcm

  171. 171
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC regards an anti-UKIP rant as perfectly normal, and hence proof of impartiality.

    Keep paying the Licence Fee.

  172. 172
    Lubbly Jubbly says:

    If UKIP for example, take her to court she could be in for paying about 500K in fees and damages.

    Since she has probably violated the BBC rules, they will be unable to pay the sum on her behalf.

  173. 173
    Stu says:

    I’m a white middle aged man and Jasmine Lawrence can f….ck off. Brain dead lefty bitch.

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    Join-the-dots says:

    Tower Hamlets, 34.5%
    Slough, 13.4%
    Woking, 6.7%
    Coventry, 7.5%
    Birmingham, 14.3%
    Walsall 25%
    Derby, 7.6%
    Peterborough, 9.4%
    Hyndburn, 10.3%
    Pendle, 17.4%
    Burnley, 9.9%
    Bradford, 24.7%
    Kirklees, 14.5%
    Oldham, 17.7%
    Calderdale, 7.3%
    Blackburn & Darwen 27%

    National Average 4.8%

  175. 175
    RomaBobbieBooBoo says:

    Watta a silly biatch !!

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Why is anyone surprised the BBC is statist? Privatise or stop moaning.

  177. 177
    stevechelt says:

    Just submitted my complaint. Now I will look into cancelling my TV tax.

  178. 178
    Mr Slater says:

    Even my Parrot would have struggled to say say that with such panache!

  179. 179
    Willh says:

    Me too. And I encourage as many people as possible to do so…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/

    Only takes a couple of mins.

  180. 180
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Complaint submitted – and I don’t even have a fucking TV Licence.

    Now, only 12 hours to go before the Polling Station opens. My Polling Card is ready, a lovely bottle of Fitou is open for this evening, a good night’s sleep beckons before a nice early start…

    …to Vote UKIP.

  181. 181
    Anonymous says:

    Thus speaks the mature political voice of ukip.
    Await new ukip manifesto, nuke the bbc.
    Details, details….

  182. 182
    I-KIP, WE-KIP, THEY-KIP, Guess she didn't think she'd be caught with her KIP'ers in a twist says:

    I’m all gob, but when the Fuzz turn up I’m off quicker than my proverbial knickers are in an Oxbridge Cardigan jumble sale…

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Thus speaks the mature voice of ukip.

    Is that a manifesto pledge?

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Impartial journalism. No such thing.

  185. 185
    English Republican-my guillotine doesn't have wheels so you may just be able to elude me says:

    As the mighty Spock one said “live schlong and prosper”

  186. 186
    broderick crawford says:

    Sack the mong .

    She s obviously contravened the small print of her contract .

    No redundancy cushion or golden goodbye /pension either .

    Dismissal on grounds of extreme indiscipline waives these perks automatically.

  187. 187
    JH34891230-48-92 says:

    Once it goes over 10% you are on the one-way train to Ghetto-fabulous.

    I left Peterborough when it hit about 8%. Upsetting to see whole tracts of the city you lived in your entire life rendered third-world. I’ve been chased, spat at, threatened and insulted, all for the colour of my skin. I was half a mile away when Ross Parker was butchered.

    Go UKIP.

  188. 188
    Pastimes says:

    For Kirklees read The Emirates of Dewsbury though there was an investigation last time around and zilch happened despite evidence of misdeeds. In case you’ve missed the 2014 result, Labour have retained their local seats solely on postal votes: UKIP nowhere in European vote. The local Sharia court will sit on Monday next to re-educate those who sided with the kaffirs.

  189. 189
    dogsled says:

    I am sure the BBC will pursue her for making basically racist statements (inferring that all members of UKIP are of one ethnic group.) in the same manner as they did Mr Clarkson. In other organisation (probably even in any other news organisation.) she would be shown the door in short order for posting a comment like that during work hours and possibly work hours. I can’t see how her position is even remotely tenable. Mind you it is the BBC.

    Hopefully they might be next line to receive a stiff kicking from Theresa May.

    I don’t actually mind paying the licence fee. What I object to is part of it going towards a clearly biased politicalised news channel. It needs to have a root & branch clear out.

  190. 190
    Scrapper says:

    Scrap the licence fee.

  191. 191
    JH34891230-48-92 says:

    Yes, but not all ‘journalism’ demands you pay it £150 a year under threat of prison.

  192. 192
    Overton says:

    Nice one on the great, and rather appropriate, ‘Aliens’ reference!

  193. 193
    BBC sexism dept says:

    “woman”

  194. 194
    Walk softly and carry a big keyboard says:

    And roll into the bargain a few other upstart MP’s who’ve perpetrated the ‘UKIP Wacist’ smears. Let’s be having your fucking money now gobshites!

  195. 195
    Maximus says:

    They hate you most of all because you’re still alive.

  196. 196
    Hecki says:

    Clecki?

  197. 197
    BBC propaganda unit says:

    I don’t think the producers of Question Time or Newsnight have ever read that.

  198. 198
    tomfiglio says:

    Just read it. Is English her first language?

  199. 199
    Arthur Penney says:

    The tweet was done at 4.15pm today

  200. 200
    Walk softly and carry a big keyboard says:

    If you don’t mind it, then it should be Privatised and you should buy a chuffin’ subscription. Don’t, in your self-professed nonchalance, force everyone else to pay for it..Some of us don’t WATCH THE FUCKING THING.

  201. 201
    Anonymous says:

    @journomummy is now coming up as ‘user not found’ – has she turned tail?

  202. 202
    Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I would get angry about this, but alas, I don’t pay the licence fee. I have one of these great new things called a “computer”.

  203. 203
    Pitchfork says:

    Complaint filed.

    How dare she!

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    Laugh? I nearly paid my licence fee. says:

    Go to Google, search for “journomummy”.

    Under each headline link there is a the URL link with a little down arrow, from which you can click “Cached”.

    It’s all there on the internet.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=journomummy

  205. 205
    broderick crawford says:

    Henley on Thames s eh !!

    Joris Bonson won ‘t be happy .

    Or is he a BBC lickspittle too ?

    ( Fat Blondie replaces Fat Pang perchance .. what odds is Paddy quoting ?)

  206. 206
    broderick crawford says:

    yeah , personally i think jeremy clarkson should take over .

    Might have some unadulterated newsflow then .

  207. 207
    broderick crawford says:

    …. or just put her in the Thames with stones in her pockets .

    If she drowns the poor girl is innocent , if she floats ……

  208. 208
    broderick crawford says:

    Sadly I don t think so inside out .
    the pleberiat are called that for a reason .Nothing between the ears except a vacuum
    And Nature abhors a vacuum .

    So immediately an intermittent barrage of multiculturalism ,political correctness and socisl justice /human rights is inculcated into their cerebral cortex on a daily basis by daily papers ,tv, radio and even video cllips in stores , doctors surgeries and the post office , their little brains get tired , overloaded and incapable of separating the chaff from the … chaff.

    So they dutifully digest it all and emerge Stepford Wife-Like into the voting dawn convinced that voting for one of their traditionsl Big Three is the “right” thing to do not having given it a great deal of deep meditative thought between Break fast TV and Eastenders .

    I hope I m wrong but we shall see tomorrow …..

  209. 209
    Huntsman says:

    She won’t be the only BBC employee issuing biased tweets.

    The hunt is on.

  210. 210
    Pastimes says:

    Batleyite… I note Mike Wood MP might be retiring in 2015. Strange. I thought he’d done so in 1997 (except for a short burst of activity just as the Telegraph broke the expenses thingy.) Supported Venezuelan President, Hugo CHAV, when Hugo lived off benies in Hightown, I believe.

  211. 211
    broderick crawford says:

    yeah .. but at least he can SPEAK .

    without notes without autocue without back seat prompters

    If Milliband could speak half as well as him even in fluent German he d make a better impression on the British people than he does currently …in English !

  212. 212
    Pastimes says:

    Rude not to.

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    I’m angry that she can write disgusting things about my husband and son without even knowing them. She is a racist.
    My husband has worked all of his life in a menial job for very little reward. Never moaned and worked really hard. Despite losing his father in world war 11 and having very little education he is a carpenter,metallurgist,artist and good at many things. He is white,middle aged and a great guy. He is not racist or sexist and this female,Jasmine Lawrence has no right to say he is. I think her own father must be white and I wonder if she includes him in her rant.
    My son, also white,is a scientist working long hours in chemistry labs attempting to improve people’s lives by improving and discovering drugs.
    I’m sad and horrified that the BBC can employ ignorant personnel such as Ms.Lawrence and let such people vent their spleen with impunity. Shame on you all.

  214. 214
    Anonymous says:

    Same here!

  215. 215
    The BBC says:

    Down with whitey
    Down with men
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    p.s. Dear plod, this is irony

  216. 216
    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    She has closed her Twitter Account

  217. 217
    broderick crawford says:

    Well not if she signs herself
    Henley on Thames and journomummy she doesn t !

    Picture it now two young blond sprogs , subservient adoring banker r husband , pied a terre in Blommsbury , children at dancing and horseriding lessons at weekends .
    Dinner parties at Hampton Court friends’ houses , membership of the Young Townswomens Guild . Pastries and coffee for Sunday morning late brunch , to in-laws for Bank Holiday foxhunt . No property abroad yet but eying Spanish market now prices embarassingly cheap dahhliing …..

    Ring any bells ?

  218. 218
    Laugh? I nearly paid my licence fee. says:

    She thinks she has deleted her account.
    She does not understand the internet.

    Go to Google, search for “journomummy”.

    Under each headline link there is a the URL link with a little down arrow, from which you can click “Cached”.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=journomummy

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    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    Closed her Twitter Account

    Pooing her pants much

  220. 220
    broderick crawford says:

    Bit late there jgm 2 .

    They ve already bulldozed and razed an area to the ground to make ginormously expensive central London appartments a stone s throw from Langham Place .
    Previously known as the Middlesex Hospiital an estate covering a good square mile and housing an irreplaceable centre of medical excellence .

    Obviously the planners landed their dart on the wrong location !

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    don't forget says:

    Or Andrew Mitchell.

  222. 222
    don't forget says:

    It’s Common Purpose English.

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    Was Jasmine Lawrence News Editor UK during all those years when the BBC turned a blind eye to grooming gangs destroying young girls lives?

    Disgusting.

  224. 224
    Anonymous says:

    Under represented in politics, but not in the population at large.

  225. 225
    sellout says:

    Don’t be angry, vote UKIP

  226. 226
    Anonymous says:

    When UKIP has been successful in the E.U.elections tomorrow,it should seriously think about setting up a national newspaper. Enough people would buy it if it told the truth without bias. It could hire 1st class journalists,reporters and editors. Maybe Mr Sykes would support it financially until it got on to its feet. And why not a broadcasting company. We are sick of hearing bbc bias and left wing claptrap. I could go on but what about these ideas to start. You know the saying, from little acorns,mighty trees will grow.

  227. 227
    Hezza says:

    Because it’s such a melting pot.

  228. 228
    David says:

    Privatisation is too good for them. Close it down, sack them without pensions, and burn the records.

  229. 229
    well says:

    When a Christian Aid volunteer called round for his envelope last week, I politely told him we’d decided not to donate this year because the Chief Exec was paid
    in excess of £125,000. We shall continue donating to small local charities.

  230. 230
    dogsled says:

    Do you kiss your mum with that mouth? Don’t worry, I’ll ask the next time I fall out the back of her and just before I wipe my dick on the bedroom curtains that she picked out with your Dad.

  231. 231
    howdi says:

    What do people expect from the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation. Arrogant smug and totally convinced of their own moral superiority.

  232. 232
    Anonymous says:

    bbc business news

    what an oxymoron.

    jasmine Lawrence.

    what a fuckingmoron.

    i bet shes looking over her monitor now and can hear the giggles behind her. quick jasmine quick delete your twitter account.

    too late your toast.

  233. 233
    Anonymous says:

    could take Russia today as its tv arm – farage is a bit of a putin fan

  234. 234
    licence payers have a right to know says:

    And is the equipment she used supplied by the BBC,
    paid for by us?

  235. 235
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s Robert Peston keeping it impartial with a nudge and wink:

    Retweeted by Robert Peston
    Pete Fraser ‏@petefrasermusic May 19
    DO go and vote on thurs. It isn’t hard, and a lot of people who are MASSIVE pricks definitely will, so every normo who shows up is a bonus.

    Perhaps Robert can say who these massive pricks are who pay his fucking wages?

  236. 236
    Another Engineer says:

    Even for the BBC, the stream of lefty bollocks on her twitter feed is pretty awful. Most of it during working hours.

    The disclaimer has no meaning. Merely mentioning that she works for the BBC is enough. If it had been a suitably anonymous account with a pseudonym she might have got away with it, but OFCOM should throw the book in this case.

    If she’s not sacked, then there’s something very wrong.

    Google Cache here:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4KnI-6CfAuoJ:https://twitter.com/journomummy+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk

    At least until she claims the ‘right to be forgotten’.

  237. 237
    we all know says:

    The BBC abandoned impartial journalism years ago.

  238. 238
    Another Engineer says:

    Well, if he’s voting, that’s certainly one.

  239. 239
    Anonymous says:

    Errrmmmm….

    http://bit.ly/1oghPGF

  240. 240
    Graham says:

    In view of the way Jeremy Clarkson was dealt with , Jasmine Lawrence should be sacked with immediate effect.

  241. 241
    String Vest says:

    If she claims the “right to be forgotten” then we should claim the right for the BBC to “honour its charter” which it has not done for the last 30 years.

  242. 242
    String Vest says:

    Make them earn their money, Privatise the BBC and if they are as good as they keep telling us, they will thrive.

  243. 243
    average joanna says:

    Lawrence has insulted millions of decent,honest people without
    knowing a single thing about them or their lives.
    I’d expect such pathetic tweets from teenage members of the
    SWP,certainly not from a BBC News editor hours before a crucial
    election.
    She has lost all credibility and her position is untenable.

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    also says:

    Don’t forget how appallingly the BBC treated Radio Devon DJ
    David Lowe after 32 years loyal service for playing
    “The Sun Has Got His Hat On”.

  245. 245
    Anonymous says:

    brilliant, done.

  246. 246
    The Intelligent Public says:

    We don’t want to pay her a fortune in damages for wrongful dismissal, thanks. Give her a disciplinary hearing, on notice with a rep, and then sack her. It’s cheaper that way.

  247. 247
    A pseudonym says:

    You are an unfunny tw@t.

  248. 248
    cured lefty says:

    You should have stopped at “I’ve never heard of her”

  249. 249
    GDS says:

    Hes a distinguished WW2 Royal Navy officer

  250. 250
    Hairy Porter says:

    Expeleamus!

  251. 251
    One cocky tweet too many says:

    Hope she is feeling the heat right now. Fuck her.

  252. 252
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    Time to stop appeasing the whinging and whining of the lefties. They never stop.

    Now is the time to stand up for what is right.

  253. 253
  254. 254
    Just asking says:

    is that what Kippers do whenever Farage appears on TV?

  255. 255
    GDS says:

    The highest rated NHS hospital in the country is entirely outsourced to Circle Group. North Staffs, entirely NHS run, killed thousands. Afraid of competence are you?

  256. 256
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    And she lives in Henley-on-Thames. Very multi-culti….NOT.

    A white female hypocrite who shops at Waitrose and John Lewis.

    Why don’t you move to Luton? Or Slough maybe?

  257. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Have you seen her LinkedIn page?
    ” I have impeccable editorial judgment. ”
    The rest of it is hilarious too. A Mock Doc wouldn’t come close…

    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jasmine-lawrence/25/868/73b

  258. 258
    GDS says:

    Oh do fuck off

  259. 259
    The bleeding obvious says:

    Indeed. Nothing she said was racist, sexist, homophobic or just plain bonkers. Unlike certain other tweets that have made the press recently.

  260. 260
    Nat says:

    Absolutely.
    And if the earthquake is big enough, sometimes you get a tsunami.

  261. 261
    You kip if you want to says:

    I hope someone complains about her to the police. Her tweet is inciting racial hatred as well as being sexist and ageist.

    It’s about time nasty lefties were hoisted by their own petard.

  262. 262
    Anonymous says:

    Liked to share Guardian links, more than the BBC. She was followed by
    Owen Jones.

    http://twtrland.com/profile/journomummy/analysis

  263. 263
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    Done.

  264. 264
    Ironicist says:

    Sack her and give her job to a Romanian.

  265. 265
    You kip if you want to says:

    One has to smile at Mr Peston’s presumption of being normal.

  266. 266
    The bleeding obvious says:

    She’s Australian. Hardly middle class…….

  267. 267
    Be the change you want to see says:

    You can be the someone.

  268. 268
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    I would like to know how many followers she had, and what kind of work they are involved in.

    By re-tweeting the slanders and propaganda she was in effect distributing it to her followers with the intention of humouring them, persuading them – or perhaps even bullying them (if they had any UKIP sympathies).

    Caught in the act. Now let’s see the BBC act.

  269. 269
    Hypocrisy watch says:

    Vote UKIP, drink French. Nice touch.

  270. 270
    GDS says:

    Keep the heat on Guido. That disclaimer will definitely not stack up against BBC rules and a very public sacking, for her arrogance, casual racism/sexism and sheer, rampant stupidity must be the final outcome here

  271. 271
    Anonymous says:

    We used to read about rigged elections as a third world thing, now it’s happening in the UK, now why could that be?

  272. 272
    See the change you want to be says:

    I’m confused…

  273. 273
  274. 274
    Anonymous says:

    I remember james whale being sacked from lbc for saying vote for boris Johnson

  275. 275
    cured lefty says:

    Annon you have problem you’re being far too polite this fucking cow is paid by you to provide you with facts in a professional manner ………reminds me of a Scottish woman Kay Adams
    a few years ago.(another so called professional journalist ”
    lying pissed out of her lefty mind on some foreign holiday beach twitting tories were all sorts of bastards these fuckers are just a cancer

  276. 276
    cured lefty says:

    Sacked !in your dreams mate

  277. 277
    We know the BBC is bent says:

    This woman is a perfect candidate to donate her brain for transplant use as it is obviously is pristine unused condition.

  278. 278
    Anonymous says:

    Yes it is policy that the BBC does not listen to people or consider facts applicable – unless it suits their point of view. Then again, does not that apply to order-order/most of us?

  279. 279
    Rob says:

    Has she got no ironing to do?

  280. 280
    Anonymous says:

    #Jasmine Lawrence #BelovedLabourParty #HowDoesThatSit

  281. 281
    His Shadow says:

    The hashtag, you bozo, was from the UKIP itself. Like all hashtags, it got hijacked.

  282. 282
    What a predictable BBC cow says:

    She lives in Henley-on-Thames FFS.
    Any middle-aged, middle-class white people there sweety?

    At least her vote won’t count for much there.

  283. 283
    Another Engineer says:

    I notice her twitter feed also contains this:

    In the light of another acquittal over historical sex abuse allegations, this infographic says it all #ibelieveher

    Contempt? Or libel?

  284. 284
    The BBC says:

    Pro-Labour.

    Meet that criteria and it’s all good.

  285. 285
    also says:

    The BBC2 presenter of Chelsea Flower Show this evening clearly
    stated it was being sponsored by M&G Investments.
    Surely this breaches advertising and sponsorship guidelines?

  286. 286
    James Purnell, head of strategy says:

    Is there anybody in the BBC news/current affairs dept. that isn’t a Labour supporter? Such one-sidedness of opinion just has to affect the output and it obviously does. Why is it that our national broadcaster can get away with this state of affairs?

  287. 287
    well i never says:

    Kaye Adams is a presenter on Loose Women.

  288. 288
    By the way says:

    Is it appropriate for hard-right Blog sites, and the Daily Mail, to make vile and shameless attacks the Labour Party, every-day-of-the-year?

  289. 289
    DavetheCoachDriver says:

    You’re painfully naive. You’ll certainly be paying more than what you currently pay into your NI, and privatisation definitely doesn’t mean that it will be “better”; profit is put above your healthcare. It’s nothing but pure ignorance that you think because healthcare is privatised, that there suddenly won’t be any scandals, malpractice, mistakes, abuse, corruption, or neglect. If you knew what you were talking about, you’d know that all of that happens in US hospitals, not to mention patient dumping — the refusal to treat people because of inability to pay or insufficient insurance — which is unheard of over here. That shouldn’t happen under the most expensive healthcare in the world. Our NHS gets starved of funds by our government (first under Labour, now under the coalition who under the ideology of austerity are deliberately priming it for back-door privatisation, as they have vested interests and are set to profit from selling to their donor chums), and those inevitable mistakes are then used as a black mark against the NHS.
    You also slate the system here, but it’s funny how France has the best rated (SOCIALISED) healthcare in the world which is an almost identical model to the UK (who came 18th in the world, and we spend less on our NHS than France), while the US has the most expensive in the world and doesn’t even come close at 37th according to the World Health Organization’s ranking, which is pitiful.

  290. 290

    Complaint sent, for what fucking good it will do.

  291. 291
    Leamas says:

    That was that fucking dope Asha Gould’s fault really.

    If James Whale hadn’t got sacked we could hear his thoughts on the recent problems of his great mate Abu Hamza.

  292. 292
    multicultural Blackburn says:

    Or enriched Blackburn or Bolton

  293. 293
    Jack the Ripper says:

    They can’t abandon it, because they never had it.

  294. 294
    Anonymous says:

    But does not this site want the BBC to go private?

  295. 295
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Because it’s not ours. It’s theirs.

  296. 296
    Another Engineer says:

    Yes, because they aren’t funded by the taxpayer. Anyway, Labour are the vile ones.

    Do you work for the BBC by any chance?

  297. 297
    Clearly white middle aged r@cist says:

    Welcome Jasmine.

  298. 298
    Austin Tash says:

    I imagine the BBC must be quite a toxic working environment, if you don’t share their anti-middle class, anti-middle aged, anti-male, anti-white, anti-capitalist prejudices.

    So much for diversity and inclusion, eh? Don’t forget, it’s thanks to the unique way they’re funded.

    Are you really going to renew your TV licence?

  299. 299
    Smedley says:

    Note that Katz new appointee at Newsnight June Sarpong is an ex of David ‘Mastermind’ Lamy.

  300. 300

    Damage is done.
    Pictures of tweet have gone viral.

    She should resign.

  301. 301
    Anonymous says:

    Look Like she’s got previous for this sort of thing. She appears on Biased BBC blog re Tweets Sept 2013 – Anti Cameron. Looking through her tweets could well be a feminist (not a criticism just an observation)

  302. 302
    Glenn says:

    It says it all. Pluse we now know the the BBC has been receiving millions of funding from the EU so hardly surprising is it.

  303. 303
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Why was she not sacked within hours?

  304. 304
    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    UKIP have sacked all their people who have committed twitter gaffes.

    So will the BBC do likewise …… or is the BBC just a corrupt left wing cabal?

    Sack Jasmine Lawrence

  305. 305
    Smash the EU vote UKIP says:

    Take taxpayers money, you live by the rules….. its a simple as that!

    Jasmine Lawrence cant live by the rules, so she can be anti UKIP in her own time without being funded by the tax payer

  306. 306

    Ah, the lovely BBC complaint system.

    Thank you for your feedback…

  307. 307
    RichUpNorth says:

    “I have impeccable editorial judgement. Do you want fries with that?”

  308. 308
  309. 309
    Telegraph is becoming Guardian Light says:

    And they wonder why we might think the BBC is a teensy-weensy bit biased.

    Still this explains the Daily Trashograph’s recent shift left. They want to increase their share of sales to the Beeb and make inroads into the Gruaniad’s market.

  310. 310
    Orson Kart says:

    So gone from horticulture to haughty culture. Nice work if you can get it.

  311. 311
    Orson Kart says:

    You have a great banner, Anna.

  312. 312
    Orson Kart says:

    Please do not confuse “paid” with “helping himself to”.

    Thank you. That is all.

  313. 313
    Orson Kart says:

    Just get on and bloody do it. Cancel the direct debit today and give yourself a 145 quid tax free pay rise. When the Crapita goons (who get 18 quid per licence sale) come knocking just tell them to get off your property or you’ll call the police.

  314. 314
    Orson Kart says:

    Quite so, a fact missed by many. Probably a simple removal of a harmless cyst.

  315. 315
    Orson Kart says:

    So you really are the original Hamburger then!

  316. 316
    Orson Kart says:

    She should follow in the footsteps of that BBC local radio DJ fellow who inadvertently played a naughty (to some thick-headed lefty mouth-breathers) song a few weeks ago and ‘get tae fuck’ as our northern British friends have it.

    I am glad I stopped paying the tv tax a few years ago. Think of all the money I have saved over that time – and none of my non-contributions have gone towards paying her overly-high and completely undeserved salary.

    Oh, and vote UKIP – it may be your last chance to save the country.

  317. 317
    Me again says:

    +100

  318. 318
    Me again says:

    Common Islamic Purpose at work….

  319. 319
    Me again says:

    Where’s Kairen from?

  320. 320
    Me again says:

    Just why is it that women with the surname Lawrence seem to cause us all lots of unneeded problems? Must be room in the Lords somewhere for another one.

  321. 321
    Me again says:

    Give him Paxo’s NN job. The comedy value would be a great stress reliever at the end of a busy day.

  322. 322
    Me again says:

    Modesty is obviously her strong suit.

  323. 323
    Me again says:

    Sarpong? Is she from Bangkok?

  324. 324
    Lenny Henry says:

    And black millionaires too

  325. 325
    Sheffield fight club says:

    Why’s it called diversity when they all look the same?

  326. 326
    Dogsled says:

    Announced this am that she has been removed from coverage of the election.

    Good. Next up, hopefully a full disciplinary inquiry.

  327. 327
    Jasmine Laurence says:

    Henley on Thames is a diverse and rich, erm enriched, multicultural area where various BBC employees from a number of different departments live on expenses, errr live in harmony.

  328. 328
    Why I'm paying for the BBC ... says:

    … because it’s the law.

  329. 329
    Observer says:

    And me.

  330. 330
    Anonymous says:

    I went to Oxford, for a football match and to Cambridge, for a wedding. Lord Archer went to Cambridge for a typing course, now that’s ‘going to Cambridge’.

  331. 331
    Him here says:

    Presumably she thinks that white, middle-aged, middle-class women with racist/sexist views are adequately represented in government.

  332. 332
    Ed Jong-mil says:

    I give her medal in special ceremony.

  333. 333
    well i never says:

    His economic report on last night’s news was laughable.

  334. 334
    publish Chilcot says:

    Sarpong also called for Tony and Cherie Blair to both be put in the
    House of Lords.

  335. 335
    JR says:

    Just enjoyed putting my Official Complaint into the BBC about this creature. I am sure they will come up with some claptrap of an excuse and say a Private matter.

  336. 336
    Mr Woy says:

    what do you expect from a commy Hunt

  337. 337
    Cinna says:

    Who on earth would want it?

  338. 338
    Cinna says:

    +1 Done.

  339. 339
    Scrat says:

    the BBC is a wonderful organisation , they have done so much in securing our Gay rights.

  340. 340
    Anonymous says:

    P.: In light of any sponsoring of The Chelsea Flower Show – which would breach their advertising and sponsorship guidelines – have the BBC made any reply?

  341. 341

    Jasmine who ? LIttle Beeb fucker, they should promote her to toilet duties.

  342. 342
    By the way says:

    Nice Tactic. No, I do not, nor have I ever worked for the BBC. Nor do I consider they are very good at listening to viewers. That said, I do question all the attacks the BBC. Nothing to do with it being Election Time?

  343. 343
    Anonymous says:

    Same old Right-wing, good at giving it out – but don’t like it when the joke is on them? Come on, it was only a little fun. (And no, I am not fan of the BBC)

  344. 344
    Beyond Cynicism says:

    I did – a long time ago. Provided that you do not watch or record TV programmes as they are being broadcast, you are under no legal obligation to purchase a TV licence.

    Simply change your viewing habits so that you only ever use catch-up services and the buggers cannot touch you. Over 400,000 people and rising are already doing exactly that.

    Check http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one to confirm the truth of what I’ve just said then hit the BBC where it hurts: its pocket.

  345. 345
    Beyond Cynicism says:

    Go to http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one to check whether you need a licence (change your viewing habits so you only use ctach-up services and you won’t need one).

    The cancellations and refunds page can be found here:

    http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/cancellations-and-refunds-top7

  346. 346
    #BBC-hypocrisy says:

    Tell that to the BBC DJ who was fired for playing a record.

  347. 347
    Lockhouse says:

    For all the good it will do, complaint duly made.

  348. 348
    Walk softy and carry a bit keyboard says:

    And you’ve just done the same thing in response mate. Also, how long have you been a necrophiliac?

  349. 349
    Tel E. Caster says:

    How is that hypocritical?

  350. 350
    Nigel Farage IRL says:

    As she is a journalist for the BBC, personal viewpoints of any description shouldn’t be made public if she’s associating herself with that organisation. In that stance, keeping personal viewpoints personal should have been paramount. The BBC are meant to be impartial and this adds a dangerous bias to the democratic process especially since there are so many weak-minded and impressionable fools that make up the majority of the voting populace.

    She’s got a valid point though. And if this thread is anything to go by then UKIP supporters are scum who should be burned instead of being allowed to vote on things they don’t fully understand.

    Bring on the hate, it’s the only thing those divisionist idiots are good at.

  351. 351
    Should have gone to Specsavers says:

    That is because they all have moustaches so they can look like their mothers.

  352. 352
    Nigel Farage IRL says:

    As a white male, I agree wholeheartedly. All these white pricks should do more to look different from each other…

  353. 353
    The most right-wing leftie you'll ever meet says:

    UKIP are worse. I’d stab the whole fucking lot of them and ship all their supporters in chains to Africa to be used as cattle fodder.

  354. 354
    stushie says:

    She has brought her employer into disrepute and consequently is open to ‘disciplinary’ measures. (‘Just don’t do it again dearie’)

  355. 355
    Chairman Al says:

    She has now deleted her twitter account but presumably her impartial views remain intact?


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