Friday, June 01, 2007

A belated entry about Newsnight

I normally avoid watching Newsnight but I was more or less required to watch it last night as Richard wanted to sit through it - and frankly there was a distinct absence of anything else vaguely worth watching.

Sarah Teather put in one of her best performances and she certainly earned her right to be the party's representative on future editions of the programme.. But Caroline Spelman was all over the place and exhibited a shocking ignorance of history with her claims about Churchill not going abroad during the 2nd WW. Perhaps he had a lookalike attending Casablance, Washington, Cairo, Tehran and so on, but what staggered me more was the failure of the historian sitting next to her, Simon Sharma, to pick her up on her monumental historical gaff.

Still, watching her struggle to sell the Tories' latest u-turn on grammar schools was one of the most entertaining episodes of the evening. Back in Margaret Thatcher's days as education secretary, she wouldn't have taken all this nonsense and gobsh*t about demographics. She would have just closed down the gramar school and replaced it with a comprehensive!

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5 comments:

Martin said...

Newsnight or Question Time?

Martin

Jonathan Wallace said...

Err yes it was Question Time!

George Dutton said...

"But Caroline Spelman was all over the place and exhibited a shocking ignorance of history with her claims about Churchill not going abroad during the 2nd WW."

Well one thing is for certain had Hitler ever invaded Churchill would have been off to Bermuda with britains art treasures and entire stock of gold reserves. He and a few others?. The british people of course would have had to stay to fight on the beaches.

George Dutton said...

Churchill another british prime minister that got away with war crimes.British bombing raids killed at least a thousand German civilians a day when World War II was already won and he knew it.

George Dutton said...

Newsnight...Hmmm...Looks like NEW Labour have taken the BBC over since the Andrew Gilligan affair I don`t think the BBC can be called an independent broadcaster. For Kirsty Wark to have done what she did must prove that the board of governors at the BBC are in NEW Labours hip pocket...

You can view it here under "Blair defying the act of union over Libyan deal"...

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Some more goings on in Scotland and not nice ones I fear...

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