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…
Perhaps Jezza had had a long day:
Read more about Corbyn’s links to various terror organisations here. Explosive…
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 Treasury in 2007…”
VD: “You were still borrowing when the economy was growing. Why?!”
AB: “If you’re honest about your mistakes, then I think people begin to listen to you…”
VD: “Do you want to apologise for that then? Do you want to apologise?”
AB: “Well, we were running a strong economy from 1997-2007… But the deficit was too high in 2007.”
Audience member: “Just say sorry!”
AB: “Sorry, it was a mistake, we shouldn’t have allowed the deficit to get that high.”
Alas they didn’t ask him about Mid Staffs…
“Just take the f**king picture!”
Can’t fault him for effort…
“You’ve got a massive democratic deficit and a lack of accountability at the heart of the European project… it’s an attack on democracy as things stand.” Who spoke these words of soundness and wisdom? Owen Jones today calls for the left to reconsider: “I think a debate needs to open up on the left about whether we should stay in the European Union”.
Just hours later, with whom was he meeting?
Well, the ‘No’ campaign has been looking for a charismatic leader who isn’t a politician…
Bold words from Justice Lowell Goddard, announcing the terms of the Child Abuse Inquiry this morning:
“No one, no matter how apparently powerful, will be allowed to obstruct our inquiries.”
Government institutions have been told not to shred docuements and […]