Glitterballs was showered with TV offers after dad-dancing his way to stardom on Strictly. Today he’s done the dirty on Auntie and announced he will appear as “honorary man” on an ITV Loose Women special tomorrow. That’s a promotion from his occasional role as a guest on the show grinding Janet Street-Porter. Now for a whole hour of Balls…
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On ITV last night, Robert Peston and Emily Thornberry claimed the Leave campaign did not make clear that Brexit meant leaving the single market. Peston told Nigel Farage:
“I’m not sure that’s right. I really don’t think that’s right. It’s not what Boris said. It’s not what Michael Gove said.”
As anyone following the news in the last six months will know, Boris and Gove did say it. Peston completely wrong. Again.
Here’s what Shami Chakrabarti had to say about sending her son to an £18,000 private school while criticising selective education: pic.twitter.com/N5vVGcEQc3
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 9, 2016
Pesto asks Shami how she can square her opposition to grammars with sending her son to private school. “I live in a nice big house and eat nice food…”
Leave message: John Mann: We can create a more equal society if we Leave.
Remain message: Remain makes travel easier/cheaper.
Cut through: Boris interested in power, not Brexit.
Odds: Remain 1/3, Leave 14/5
Latest poll: Remain 43% (+2), Leave 42% (-3) (YouGove, online). Poll of Polls is now Remain 51%, Leave 49%.
Farage said we won’t be bullied by Juncker:
And he brought a prop:
This was Cameron’s toughest moment:
Cameron still doesn’t have a line on immigration – these questions reflect genuine public concern about strain on public services. Hard to paint them as Little Englanders.
Last night Cameron called Faisal Islam “glib” for asking about immigration, this morning he snapped at Kate Garraway:
KG: “You still haven’t answered how we would deal with [immigration] if we stay in.”
DC: “I am answering. Let me give you some answers. First of all, for people outside the European Union, we’ve closed down bogus colleges.”
KG: “So why didn’t we get the numbers under 100,000?”
DC: “You keep asking me a question and then literally not giving me a change to answer.”
Kate was right – Cameron wasn’t answering about EU immigration, he immediately deflected to non-EU immigration. This question is going to be asked time and time again and he cannot answer…
Sky News won the battle of the producers to book ministers for their programmes in April. The usually minister-heavy Today Programme drops out of the top three for the first time, while Newsnight rises up the rankings. Marr features a minister a week. The whole of ITV (The Agenda, Good Morning Britain, and ITV News) managed to get just three ministers in the entire month. Overall there were 44 ministerial broadcast appearances in April, expect that to ramp up when the referendum campaign gets going…
ITV’s scoop-getting political editor Robert Peston is annoying Tory spinners in more ways than one. When the other broadcasters film short interviews in Downing Street, they usually bring one camera with them to film the interviewee. Peston however insists on bringing two cameras, one to film the minister, the other to film himself.[…] Read the rest
Peston increasingly has a touch of the Faisals about him. ITV’s political editor exclusively learned this afternoon that UKIP and “Vote.Leave” are backing the Grassroots Out campaign. Two things here.
“Vote.Leave” is not a thing. And “Vote Leave” has not endorsed Grassroots Out.[…] Read the rest
ITV’s new political editor Robert Peston is pumping away promoting his big scoop: getting hold of Deborah Mattinson’s “secret” report on the Labour election defeat.
It would be impolite of Guido to rain on Peston’s parade, though the BBC did “reveal details” of the Mattinson report 24 hours earlier.[…] Read the rest
As rumoured last week, Newsnight’s Allegra Stratton is off to ITV:
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“BBC Newsnight’s Political Editor Allegra Stratton is to join ITV News’ line-up of specialist experts in the newly-created role of National Editor.
Allegra will work across ITV News’ full range of programmes, appearing frequently on News at Ten.
A sweaty Dave glistened in the summer sunshine as he video bombed ITV‘s This Morning, jogging past Amanda Holden and Gok Wan making a smoothie on the South Bank:
Ignoring shouts of “Dave” and “DC” from X Factor judge Amanda, the svelte looking PM refused to turn his head as he glided past…[…] Read the rest