Nick Robinson’s Early Morning Jolyon Jibe

Guido almost can’t help feeling sorry for Jolyon these days. Not only is his judicial review empire crumbling around him, he’s now firmly established as a household name for one thing only: his fox murdering. Such is the entrenched perception of the touchy barrister, when Nick Robinson joked on The Today Programme this morning of his recent garden fox prevention improvements, he clarified all he needed was a fence and that Jolyon’s services “were not required”. If even the Today Programme considers you a go-to punchline, maybe it’s time to hang up your barrister’s wig. 

mdi-timer 27 April 2022 @ 08:59 27 Apr 2022 @ 08:59 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Nick Robinson Sneers at GB News Viewership

Nick Robinson used a Today Programme interview this morning to sneer at GB News’ viewing figures, entirely unprovoked. During a chat with Big Jet TV –who shot to fame yesterday livestreaming planes arrived at Heathrow mid-Eunice – he compared the channel’s one-day peak with GB News’ figures:

“Robinson: And you got 200,000 viewers at one point?

Jerry Dyer: 238,000 live viewers at one point

Robinson: They dream of that at GB News, I’ll tell you that”

Perhaps most awkwardly this sneering jibe got no reaction from the interviewee. It’s not just Guido who thinks this inappropriate; the Mirror’s Rachel Wearmouth described it as “Really unattractive attitude. Arrogant, even.”

It’s one thing for Robinson et al to leech off the licence fee taxpayers for their jobs, it’s another to sneer at independent rivals putting in hard work and taking risks to plug a gap in the broadcasting market – work that’s paying off as their latest Sky News-beating viewership proves. Time will tell whether Robinson reflects on the tone of this high-handed snobbery…

mdi-timer 19 February 2022 @ 09:02 19 Feb 2022 @ 09:02 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Raab Struggles to Explain Boris’s Savile Attack

Another rough media round for Dominic Raab this morning, this time with Nick Robinson on the Today Programme. It was never going to be easy explaining why Jimmy Savile’s name appeared in Hansard yesterday – despite Boris’s best efforts meeting MPs last night in PCH, it was still one moment many on his own benches found distasteful. Raab’s response this morning probably didn’t help: apparently it was just the “cut and thrust of politics”. Something Nick Robinson wasn’t going to accept and move on from quickly…

mdi-timer 1 February 2022 @ 09:09 1 Feb 2022 @ 09:09 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Burley is Global’s Latest Hire

Swiftly following their new star signing in the form of Andrew Marr, Guido can reveal Global’s newest BBC hire: ex-politics editor Rob Burley. The last Guido heard of Rob, his name was being floated among the shortlist to take over as Labour’s director of communications – now he’s clearly committed to staying in the broadcasting tent.

Guido’s co-conspirator spotted Burley’s name appearing on the internal system as the most recent person to have a Global email made for them, and is currently attributed with the title “Launch Editor”. Provided he’s not planning on starting a new Heart breakfast programme with Amanda Holden they presume he is set to help launch Marr’s new LBC show.

mdi-timer 28 January 2022 @ 18:52 28 Jan 2022 @ 18:52 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Frustrated Raab Says UK Won’t Trigger Plan B in Clash with Nick Robinson

With Sajid Javid last night claiming the government is “leaving nothing to chance“, and that Omicron could “knock us off our road to recovery” as it spreads rapidly across the UK, alarm bells were ringing overnight that the UK could be heading for Plan B restrictions very soon. Appearing on the Today Programme to calm public nerves, Dominic Raab managed to work himself up in a testy exchange with host Nick Robinson:

“We’re doing everything that can be done to tackle the risk that we face, and we’re doing it in a proportional way…”

“We don’t think Plan B is required. Why? Because of the success of the vaccine programme […] based on the data, and the other measures that we’re taking, including in relation to travel, we believe that we’re taking a targeted and a proportionate approach.”

It didn’t help that the now-Justice Secretary was being grilled over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal back in August under his former brief, with a whistleblower this morning claiming the process was “chaotic” and disorganised. No wonder Raab lost his cool…

mdi-timer 7 December 2021 @ 09:03 7 Dec 2021 @ 09:03 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Today Programme Evacuated Mid-Broadcast

The Today Programme went off-air for about 15 minutes this morning as a fire alarm – broadcast live on the airwaves – forced Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney to evacuate the building and start out in the cold for the duration. Listeners were instead treated to blissful periods of silence, followed by a World News report on t-shirts. Thankfully it was a false alarm. The broadcast of the Today Programme is one of the official measures the Royal Navy’s nuclear command uses to prove that the United Kingdom still exists. Thankfully they can stand down…

mdi-timer 29 November 2021 @ 08:22 29 Nov 2021 @ 08:22 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Previous Page Next Page