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Old 29th Aug 2020, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Brewster Buffalo View Post
Hopefully there would be a leadership contest first....I think Rishi Sunak would be strong candidate. Only person in the Govt to come out of the Covid crisis with his reputation enhanced.
He hasn't looked well for some time.
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 15:31
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Not sure re Robert Peston, but Laura's background is politics' not Business so it would be unusual choice for her, and she was quite well paid at the BBC but doubtless more money at ITN. If it is Business I bet there will be a big sigh from a number of MP,S just like when Paxman hung up the microphone.
As for Bojo and Raab maybe only possible candidate that they would all back, lesser of two evil's so to speak, we will have to see what the festive season brings but the ex MP who told me was quite sure on the Bojo illness and his replacement.

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Old 29th Aug 2020, 16:50
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Not sure re Robert Preston, but Laura's background is politics' not Business so it would be unusual choice for her, and she was quite well paid at the BBC but doubtless more money at ITN. If it is Business I bet there will be a big sigh from a number of MP,S just like when Paxman hung up the microphone.
As for Bojo and Raab maybe only possible candidate that they would all back, lesser of two evil's so to speak, we will have to see what the festive season brings but the ex MP who told me was quite sure on the Bojo illness and his replacement.

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As far as I'm aware the move to ITV was in 2011, after which she returned to the BBC in 2014 - it's a VERY old news article.

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Old 29th Aug 2020, 23:53
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And you may well be right.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 06:47
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All the WokeBC employees get a refresher in Trotskyite thinking every year.
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It is interesting that she is such a left wing journalist in your view, that when she attended the Labour Party conference last year she apparently had to have some form of muscular protection due to threats from Momentum supporters, as they believe she is too pro Govt and Tory. The poor women then had to do the Tory conference, where she was told before attending that the right wing parts of the Tory party where also equally convinced she was too pro Labour, and also made some vailed threats resulting in the "Muscle" also being required there as well. I personally think it is alarming that this journalist, and the BBC, had to provide protection to her to allow her to do her job within the UK at party conference's. This says an awful lot about what is wrong with the UK rather than anything she has done IMHO. As we all know or should the left and right meet each other if taken to extremes. I hope that where ever she goes, or indeed does not go, that she continues in the same forthright manner, and keeps upsetting politicians and indeed their followers, by asking the awkward questions which need asking of all parties be they in govt or opposition.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 07:01
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Not sure re Robert Preston
I think his name is actually Peston?
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 07:30
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 07:42
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He is nearly as often mis-named / spelled as "Stanstead"!
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 07:49
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He was certainly a Pest on the BBC...

Haven't heard him in ages but as I recall he used to s p e a k v e r y s l o w l y and then suddenly starttogabbleatnineteentothedozen...
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 07:55
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He was certainly a Pest on the BBC...

Haven't heard him in ages but as I recall he used to s p e a k v e r y s l o w l y and then suddenly starttogabbleatnineteentothedozen...
Similar trait to that of Jeremy Vine - can't stand him either.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 08:56
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Yes, it's JB, so the politically unthinking (Left, Rght and Centre) will criticise Kuenssberg for asking awkward questions, but, mocking Peston's uncontrollable stammer, and speech pattern efforts to control it, smacks of the unedifying displays of prejudice from a long-gone era of ignorance.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 09:30
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Indeed. To some people anyone trying to hold their icons to account must be evil - the same suffered by (just to pick some at random) Brian Redhead, John Humphries, Jeremy Paxman, Robin Day etc.

FWIW a friend who is a deputy head in a secondary school refers to Laura as "Tory Fan-girl Kuensberg". Similarly the BBC is simultaneously attacked for being institutionally left wing while being the Establishment prejudiced against Labour. I would be happy if they WERE continually attacking Momentum because they were a bunch of tossers (just like Militant before them), but they weren't any more against them than they were against ERG on the right. What the BBC worked to expose was mendacity and bullying in both groups.

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Old 30th Aug 2020, 10:23
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Similar trait to that of Jeremy Vine - can't stand him either.
Me neither. Especially when he puts on his very special soapy and insincere invoice for talking down to the victims of any form of illness, injury, ill-treatment or bereavement.
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Indeed. To some people anyone trying to hold their icons to account must be evil - the same suffered by (just to pick some at random) Brian Redhead, John Humphries, Jeremy Paxman, Robin Day etc.

FWIW a friend who is a deputy head in a secondary school refers to Laura as "Tory Fan-girl Kuensberg". Similarly the BBC is simultaneously attacked for being institutionally left wing while being the Establishment prejudiced against Labour. I would be happy if they WERE continually attacking Momentum because they were a bunch of tossers (just like Militant before them), but they weren't any more against them than they were against ERG on the right. What the BBC worked to expose was mendacity and bullying in both groups.

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The great thing about the BBC is that it is clear that as a news organisation it is clearly unbiased since it gets attacked from both sides in about equal measure. It's a shame our print media aren't so even handed.

What annoys be about the organisation is just how PC it has become. They have taken the term to a whole new level.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 14:14
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The great thing about the BBC is that it is clear that as a news organisation it is clearly unbiased since it gets attacked from both sides in about equal measure. It's a shame our print media aren't so even handed.

What annoys be about the organisation is just how PC it has become. They have taken the term to a whole new level.

My view has evolved in the same way. It is the viewers/listeners that are extreme left/right, not the BBC.

However, if being PC means not being racist/sexist/homophobic etc, then I can see nothing wrong with that. After all wasn't a man nailed to a tree 2000 years ago just for suggesting that everyone be nice to each other for a change?
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After all wasn't a man nailed to a tree 2000 years ago just for suggesting that everyone be nice to each other for a change?
Arguably he was nailed to a tree because he was deemed to be a destabilising threat to the Establishment, with growing popularity amongst the hoi polloi. Supposing he showed up today. Here's how Laura K might report the proceedings:

"This man is creating waves amongst the powers-that-be. His background is largely unknown and he appears to be advocating policies too liberal for many politicians. As one government source told me, this chap is considered to be some sort of socialist from a part of the world where Western culture is frequently attacked. There is plenty of criticism from across the Atlantic. Many Americans judge his claim to be the son of God as blasphemous and the National Rifle Association have stated that his views violate the provisions of the Second Amendment. Apparently he has received many death threats on social media."


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Old 30th Aug 2020, 15:12
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 16:48
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
My view has evolved in the same way. It is the viewers/listeners that are extreme left/right, not the BBC.

However, if being PC means not being racist/sexist/homophobic etc, then I can see nothing wrong with that. After all wasn't a man nailed to a tree 2000 years ago just for suggesting that everyone be nice to each other for a change?
No, what I meant was that they appear to be more keen on meeting quotas than getting square pegs in square holes. Either that or their selection panels need some retraining.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 17:14
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Kuenssberg is a curiosity to me. I'm right wing but I find myself agreeing with her, even when questioning Tory politicians. I loved her even more when she would skewer Corbyn, Abbot and their ilk. She is a dying breed at the BBC unless the new DG realises that there is life north of Watford.
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