Diane Abbott’s “Good Mao”

This from the archives emerged last night:

Mao seems to have more than one shadow cabinet fan…

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Tonight’s episode will be from Wythenshawe in Manchester. Maybe Ken will finally give a proper apology

Chinese Labour Camp Victim Contradicts McDonnell’s Green Room Claim

John McDonnell was on the Today programme this morning to defend his Mao “joke”, where he was condemned by Chinese author Diane Wei Liang, who was sent to a labour camp as a 3 year-old and forced to quote from the Little Red Book. McDonnell boldly claimed that he had spoken to Liang off air, and that she told him that she understood his ‘joke’:

“I just had a chat with that young lady – that lady – and she said ‘actually I understood the joke'”

Liang herself told Today that she absolutely did not understand it, and that as a labour camp victim she did not find it funny at all:

“Not I can understand perhaps because of my background. I grew up in China and to me it was not very funny and I rather think it’s not funny for the millions of people who died during Mao’s regime, nor for those who lived through those times.”

Who to believe? The Chinese Labour camp internee or John McDonnell?

Miliband Burned By Jim Naughtie

Ed Miliband was talking Corbyn on the Today programme this morning:

Miliband: “I’m not gonna be a back-seat driver.”

Naughtie: “Well having crashed the car it’s difficult to do that.”

Miliband: “Thanks.”

Ouch.

Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

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Tonight’s episode is a Paris special from London.

Let’s hope the panellists get Ahmed’s Mehdi’s name right this evening

 

Brillo Shows Jeremy’s *unt

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Not the first time the BBC’s had gynecological issues with the Health Secretary… 

Sh## Naughtie Words Today

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Tonight’s episode will be from Stoke-on-Trent. Guido’s sure Paris Lees and Paul Nuttall will get on like a house on fire…

Left’s “Virtue Signalling”

James Bartholomew is really on to something with the concept of “virtue signalling”. Vacuous left-wing pithy tweeted words are the other side of the coin to the newspeak of political correctness…[…] Read the rest

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Happy 18th Birthday BBC News 24

It’s 18 years today since BBC News 24 first aired, so here is their old school début broadcast with Gavin Esler and Sarah Montague. With perfect timing, they were talking about “the CBI and the Conservatives at odds over Europe” then too…

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Who Is On Question Time Tonight

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Tonight’s episode will be from Tottenham. It will be Chuka’s first appearance on QT as a newly engaged man…[…] Read the rest

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Tonight’s episode is up in Edinburgh. Five points if you can manage to get through Billy Bragg’s first answer without switching off…[…] Read the rest

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Yentob Regrets ‘Intimidating’ BBC Producer

Readers will remember the furore caused when the BBC’s beleaguered creative director Alan Yentob stood in the Today Programme cubicle while they interviewed Camila Batmanghelidjh. At the time Yentob was blasted by his own BBC colleagues for pressurising Today staff.

Today Yentob admitted for the first time that he did stand in the cubicle.[…] Read the rest

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Danny Cohen to Leave BBC

The BBC’s Director of Television is off:

“After eight wonderful years at the BBC, it is time for my next big challenge. BBC Television is on brilliant creative form. I feel very privileged to have led Television for the world’s finest public service broadcaster and to have worked with so many smart and talented people.

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“15 Months to Save the BBC”: Dugher Lifts Burnham’s Failed NHS Spin

You would have thought Labour might have learned from Andy Burnham’s tiresome “save the NHS” nonsense before the election. In 2011 Labour said there were just 72 hours to save the NHS. In 2012, they said there were only 24 hours to save it.[…] Read the rest

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Michael Gove on “Young Gay Love”

The BBC archive have dug up a clip of a dapper young Michael Gove in his journalist days reporting on a gay rights march:

He hasn’t changed a bit…[…] Read the rest

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