Connoisseurs of the very childish and not at all funny internet meme FHRITP will appreciate Diane Abbott’s appearance on Sky News Tonight [contains strong language]:
Killer Diane death stare, though.
Tory MP Simon Hoare has an interesting perspective on the story that Scots are losing the distinctive rolling “R” from their accent.
“I listened with great attention Mr Deputy Speaker to the Scottish Nationalists this afternoon, ilistened with great attention because we are told in the press that they now can’t say their Rs. Well they can certainly say their Rs, but when it comes to welfare reform and economic management I’m afraid they don’t know their Rs from their elbow”
Cybernats will love that.
What an image:
Punchy from the PM during his extremism speech this lunchtime:
“I want to say something to the National Union of Students. When you choose to ally yourself with an organisation like CAGE, which called Jihadi John a ‘beautiful young man’ and told people to ‘support the jihad’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, it really does in my opinion shame your organisation”
As Guido revealed in February:
CAGE spokesman Asim Qureshi was filmed at an Islamist rally saying:
“We have no fear. So when we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechyna, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies. When we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel we know what the solution is and where the victory lies. We know that it is incumbent upon all of us to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the west. Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!”
These are the people the NUS say they want to work with…
Poor old Chris Bryant was due on the BBC News Channel after Whitto had finished his down-the-line, when they cruelly cut to him at the most unfortunate of moments:
After all his hard work defending the Beeb, this is how they go and repay him…
The 20 year old Baby of the House delivers her maiden speech:
“Because I am an MP, I am the only 20 year-old in the whole of the UK who the Chancellor is prepared to help with housing.”
A star is born…
The BBC’s war on waste continues with an expensive cinematic advert that is never off our screens at the moment. It is being dutifully tweeted out by all of the Beeb’s top names:
The BBC say the expensive production was commissioned to “celebrate the unique role that the BBC plays in all of our lives”:
“For waking us up, and getting us going. For making us laugh, and making us cry. For expanding our minds, and broadening our horizons. For standing us on the shoulders of giants, for taking us to new worlds. For all our hopes, and our dreams. For not just watching, but living too. For all the days of our lives and all the moments we share. For all of us.”
Guido would FoI how much licence fee payers’ money was spent on this waffle, but transparency isn’t Auntie’s strong point.
Almost as if they are taking advantage of their massive media monopoly to beam propaganda into the nation’s front rooms, ahead of the coming battle for their future…
Meanwhile, in a bid to show that he’s getting it, moany-Tony Hall is re-announcing his cap on resettlement payments. Media Guardian report:
“The BBC has revealed that its bill for redundancy payments fell by 30% to £18m last year as it begins a fightback against Conservative criticisms that it has become wasteful and is squeezing out commercial rivals.
The broadcaster’s annual report, which is published on Tuesday, will argue that a decision by the director general, Tony Hall, to cap severance deals at £150,000 has already resulted in significant savings…”
The BBC-Guardian Axis of Liberals gearing up for counter-attack to defend BBC’s monolithic status quo…
Andy Burnham, Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Alistair Darling, eventually – and very quietly – says the magic word:
AB: “The deficit was too high when the crash came. I know that because I was Chief Secretary to the