Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week

Queen of Broadcast Kay Burley has spectacularly slapped down “the second best broadcaster on LBC” James O’Brien. Read the extraordinary conversation in full…

The whole interview is worth watching. O’Brien does not come across well…

We’ll let Guido readers decide who won that one…

Kay Burley’s Bust-Up With Johnny Mercer

Kay Burley’s run on Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted sadly¬†came to an end last night after getting dobbed in by a Warburton’s manager, although not before she managed to have a stand-up row with her accomplice Johnny Mercer MP. Mercer somewhat unadvisedly told her she was having a “complete meltdown”¬†after she complained that he had “just f**ked off” and abandoned her. Mercer’s diplomatic skills haven’t been quite as polished as usual of late…

Fabbers’ Starkers Shock for Kay Burley

If Guido readers weren’t sure whether Michael Fabricant hadn’t already revealed too much with his video promoting his naked charity bike ride¬†earlier,¬†his afternoon appearance promoting it on Sky News might¬†help them make up their minds. Fabbers opted for an unusual zoological metaphor to allude to some of the logistical challenges of filming on a cold day. Kay was speaking for all of us when she said “I think that’s more information than I’ll ever need in my whole life”…

“Who?” US Ambassador on Sadiq

Sky interviewed US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson in advance of President Trump’s visit next month – check out this exchange:

Kay Burley: “What’s your relationship like with Sadiq Khan?”

Ambassador Johnson: “With whom?”

Kay Burley: “Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London”

Ambassador: “My relationship¬†is very good”

Safe to say Sadiq won’t be on the itinerary.¬†Brutal…

“Kay Burley Will Stand Against Matt Hancock in West Suffolk”

Labour MP Chris Bryant reckons Kay Burley could stand against Matt Hancock in West Suffolk if the future of¬†Sky News is threatened under proposed merger plans.¬†Kay would win…

Kay Put Through Her Paces

Kay doing her best to make this reshuffle day entertaining…

Bryant Asks Kay Out for Dinner

Chris Bryant says if Trump’s state visit goes ahead he will take Kay Burley out for dinner, or even cook. It’ll be the news event of the year…

Five More Years of Kay

Hurrah!

Sky News, We Need to Talk About the Glass Box

The Guy Newsroom has Sky News playing all day. The coverage is pacy and usually quicker than the BBC. They have a new studio set which for obvious reasons they are calling the Glass Box. It is early days yet and we may get used to it. However….

It looks to Guido like the presenters are¬†at the back of the main exit of a shopping mall. Behind them is a distracting procession of suits wandering around. Male presenters in grey suits look like they are camouflaged against the steel and glass background, fortunately the female presenters are wearing vivid block colours to make them stand out. The new set just looks cold and austere to the viewer. They are going to have to tint that glass…

Sky Cut Off Trump Poster Girl Over Migrant “Bronzer” Rant

Kay Burley shut down¬†Trump-supporting alt-righter Lauren Southern on Sky News after the Rebel Media journalist said she could “put on some bronzer, get on a dinghy boat and show up on the border of Sicily with a Koran in hand and then be accepted as an immigrant”. They might see through her disguise…

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Kay says Lauren¬†will not be¬†invited back…

Kay Burley Tells Owen Smith: “You’re Toast”

Kay Burley gave Owen Smith some home truths on Sky News, but Oily was in denial:

Kay:¬†“You’re toast, aren’t you? I mean, you’ve got no chance of being Labour leader.”

Owen:¬†“I don’t agree with that at all. There’s been one poll that puts me 20 points behind…”

Kay:¬†“24 points, in fact.”

Owen:¬†“Yeah well, the truth is it’s a poll based on last year’s data, last year’s selectorate… Our data, the polling that we’ve been doing, the phone banking that we’ve been doing shows that this is still balanced on a knife edge. It’s 50-50.”

Kay:¬†“Are you sure Mr Smith?”

Owen:¬†“Positive. Positive.”

Kay:¬†“Are you really? Really?”

Owen: “Yes.”

LOLabour…

#InOrOut Debate: Audience Turns on Cameron

Cameron should have had an easy ride with the audience, having been softened by 30 minutes of project fear.¬†If anything, they were¬†tougher…

Soraya Bouazzaoui, an English Literature student waiting to study her Masters, gave Cameron a broadside over Turkey joining the EU:

“They are under such heavy accusation by the entire Middle East for funding ISIS. How can you reassure us of staying in the EU and saying there are no risks, when there are clear risks? Especially when it comes to ISIS.”

The PM was clearly not expecting such a fierce line of questioning over something he has so far strived to dodge as quickly and efficiently as possible.¬†Soraya demolished Cameron’s “waffling” over security. She should expect a call from Vote Leave tomorrow…

James Dexter leant¬†the defining¬†voice of¬†the public’s rection of project fear: “Do you regret the personal damage that your scare mongering campaign has done to your reputational legacy. Personal damage.” Ouch…

Sturgeon Ducks Chopper Question

Nicola Sturgeon faced a grilling from Kay Burley this afternoon following Guido’s revelations about the SNP’s helicopter spending during the general election.¬†Sturgeon didn’t answer the key point that the chopper was used to campaign for local candidates…

Kay Burley: “Happiness in Her Eyes”

Kay proves scientifically that dogs can read human emotions, live on Sky News. And shuts down the Twitter meanies once and for all…

Play the Official Kay Burley Game

Who hasn’t at some point wished they were Kay Burley? Now your dreams can come true with this new Sky News game. Click below to play…

Seems an appropriate day to mark the reign of TV’s longest-serving Queen…

Kay Dodgems Ofcom Rap

Ofcom has cleared Kay Burley after a spurious petition called for an investigation into her interview with the unrepentant boss of Alton Towers, who had insisted there were no safety problems with his rides:

‚ÄúOfcom received a number of complaints about Kay Burley‚Äôs questioning style during an interview about an accident at Alton Towers. We have carefully assessed whether this interview exceeded generally accepted standards.¬†In our view, the interviewee was able to respond fully to the questions and put his position across. As a result we have not taken the matter forward for investigation.‚ÄĚ

Petitions about TV presenters never get anywhere anyway…

Kay Burley Burns Tory MP

“We are a broad-church”¬†insisted new Tory MP Craig Mackinlay to Sky News earlier.

¬†“You know what happened in that TV programme?” replied Kay Burley. “Lots of people die.”

Brutal…

Kay Burley Skewers Alton Towers Boss

Chief Exec Nick Varney reckons there was no safety issue with his rides. Really?

George Osborne Skewered By Kay Burley On Deficit Failure

Kay Burley had George Osborne on the spot today¬†on the key policy failure of this government, in a way that other heavyweight interviewers like Evan Davies and Robert Peston failed to achieve. She asked: is the UK deficit higher than Greece’s deficit? Kay¬†challenged him to give a yes or no answer, he kept trying to¬†misdirect her and waffle. When he refused to answer she asserted that the answer was yes. Osborne stuttered and looked badly flummoxed. Then he claimed untruthfully that the¬†Greek deficit is ballooning. It isn’t, the Greek deficit is lower than the UK’s deficit and the IMF forecasts they will be in surplus before the UK.

According to IMF data last year the Greek deficit (-2.4%) was lower than the UK deficit (-5.7%), it will be lower this year at -0.78% versus -4.78% and they are due to be in surplus next year – before the UK. Osborne has failed to meet his own deficit targets because he put off the hard decisions and switched to neo-Keynesianism whilst spinning¬†austerity rhetoric. Lying about Greece doesn’t help his case…

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