Ann widdecombe really let the EU have it today in her maiden speech , her thoughts on the EU idea of democracy were brilliant and she cetainly upset all the media snowflakes with her comparisons of the EU with oppression .
I must say my opinion of terrestrial TV has never , ever been lower ,I would not pay for the BBC as I virtually boycott it , if it went subscription. ITV can show good stuff but is mostly absolute garbage with soaps and reality crap.
BBC 2 and channel 4 , well , where do you start on those two gems ?
Wonder what the payoff will be for Juncker and co?
The EU parliament is voting?? on the nominations for the top posts today , great democracy when you have one candidate that none of us can vote for!
Germany , France and Belgium to get the top jobs , NICE!
All this talk of them being a crack Brexit squad is just that, talk, until they have actually done somthing they are no better than the rest in that they are saying what people want to hear, the proof as they say is what actually happens so far they talk a good game lets reserve judgment until, they have actually started playing and Brexit is done and dusted, until then I have no faith in that anything will change and that they will achieve anything.
The real problem they face was aptly highlighted by Dominic Grieve , shit house in chief Tory MP on the Ian Dale show last night on LBC .
This louse seems to think a deal to please him is impossible as we will actually leave and he is so democratic that he will never support it .
Why do the BBC and others for fairness think we watch a show for the presenters ?, have they done surveys or is it the old boy network still in force.
Oily Robbins, the rabid EU loving REMAINER who did his best to keep us in the EU will get a job in the city , funny that , I thought it was finished after us morons voted to leave the cradle !
I've long got passed the point of I couldn't give a fuck who the next PM is as long as its over and if I am honest the same goes for Brexit way passed the point where I give a fuck either way, all this has done is make even less interested in politics than I was before and I think a vast majority of the electorate will feel the same way too, certainly people I have spoke to are, people who had a passing interest in politics have now grown very bored with it and have no time at all for it and even people I know who were enthusiastic about it have grown weary too, the disenchantment with politics in the UK is spreading like wild fire and I expect the turnouts for even general elections to reflect that.
Problem is Ron , we have a media that collectively detests one of the men attempting to become PM that also on the whole wants to remain , this makes me like fidget even more interested in both outcomes.
But Ferrari isn't a lefty, he's just doing his job which is challenging Boris which is why he asked Boris that if his life is so personal, as Boris has claimed, then why is a picture of him and the g/f plastered all over today's papers which is clearly a plant. Fair point I thought.
There was no need to ask multiple times about a photo , how petty and trivial are the over important media going to get ?
Ask about things that actually matter to the electorate , plenty of topics to choose , defence , schools , industry , education and of course Brexit!
Boris has done a lot of media today and is starting to sound like the old Boris , Nick Ferrari tried to make some point about the latest photo but Boris wouldn't bite , still LBC made this their news headline all day !
The media really seem to have it in for him .
I sure Horizon is right that "pouring wine" over a sofa is not a nice thing to do. But did Boris do so deliberately or by accident/carelessness? Unless Horizon is trying to get a job in a left-wing rag I would suggest "spilt" would be a more honest description.
Boris will probably win the leader contest because it is being decided by Tory MP's and constituency local members. Thank heaven's it's not being decided by Britain's media or the easily-influenced morally-tight-arsed ignoramuses that make up such a large chunk of the UK electorate. Granted, there will be that day of reckoning in which Boris will stand or fall according the outcome of the next general election. But the Tory party (in Westminster and locally) are gambling that once Boris is leader, beyond the gauntlet of a biased or sensation-seeking media, he can bring home the bacon and, if so, then come the next General Election, the voters' perception of his foibles will melt away.
After all, most of us have more than one side to our character or personality, especially those who have a career that depends on public approval, of which very few have the courage or confidence or devil-may-care to present themselves warts 'n all; most either try to hide their flaws, or be so lacking in personality that that they would need to be a multiple rapist or axe murderer to even get on the radar, or be so mesmeric, fascinating , inspiring, decent, and entirely flawless, that the only position suitable for them is as The Second Coming.
My main disappointment with Boris is that he failed to stand up to invasive, unprofessional or inquisitional interviewing during these contests. Even though it is not in his nature to be rude he could in his affable way have told these interviewers where to get off, eg "good question - love to answer - any chance of doing so for at least 10 seconds without being interrupted? From you I'd find that an agreeable novelty". Or "Emily, I do appreciate that you have to follow BBC's "Get Boris" policy, but do you have to make it so obvious and unrelenting?". I hate to conclude that Boris's timidity in this regard is because he wants the job so badly that he has lost his devil-may-care aplomb. Or maybe the poor bastard just need the money to pay for his domestic infelicities. At least in a rent-free pad at 10 Downing Street he won't have any left-wing neighbours pressing their Iphone recorder against thin walls
No, just a load of leftie civil servants to report on everything!
It's central London. It's a different planet to the rest of the country. Everyone reads The Guardian, buys £6 loaves of bread from Waitrose and drinks skinny lattes.
Unfortunately you are 100% correct , just add they think they are more important than everybody else and it' job done.
Do not forget, Jeremy Hunt is a REMAINER , he may claim to have changed sides but the proof is there for all to see .
They want to give the Remainers a chance to destroy Boris and plant another remainer PM.
Just listened to classic BBC bias on Radio5 , presenter asking a friend of Boris if Steve Bannon is behind Boris ?, why are his children not being talked about more and why are so many negatives about Boris not??? being mentioned , UNBELIEVABLE !
Auntie Fogarty on LBC seems to be getting really worried that the luvvies darling Rory Stewart is looking like getting the chop, unfair and gerry-mandering apparently .
If the WA is not passed (almost certain) and the clock runs out on 31st then we leave with no deal which remainer MPs will try to block.
So try this scenario: The only way to dissolve parliament and prevent such shananigans is either by royal perogative, unlikely as her majesty remains aloof, of by the government loosing a vote of confidence.
So a deliberate loss of the vote and parliament is dissolved BEFORE MPs can do anything about it or leaving the EU. The existing legislation ensures that happens.
It's a nuclear option but by such a course of action a Tory leader could then claim to have delivered Brexit in the subsequent GE campaign and hope that disaffected Tory voters will return from the Brexit party to the fold in sufficient numbers to prevent Corbyns mob from getting into #10.
Your scenario is our ultimate weapon , one side cannot stop us leaving , as long as we do not agree to anything , we will leave on the 31st.
They'll choose Boris who can beat both Farage and Corbyn. Whether he delivers Brexit, though, is another matter entirely. Only Javid committed to the 31st Oct leave date.
Call me naive but why do these journalists think they should know what you are going to do before you actually do it ?
As proven yesterday, I now see this with Rory Stewart. His behaviour was so odd during the debate, I can only assume he must have been sniffing something before he came on. He's finished, regardless.
I don't trust any of them now and remember how long I've been saying that I do, including May....
The Iman was a interesting stunt for this reason. It showed how duplicitous Boris can be. He should've defended his own comments, rather than banging on about his Turkish great-grandfather.
The presenter was crap. It needed somebody like Andrew Neil there to do it properly.
Anyway, by the end of this week, it'll just be the two candidates left and hopefully it will be a Brexiteer that wins.
I thought Gove was the clearest on the show, but he is so highly strung...
Emily Maitlis is a luvvie of the first order , look at her being taken apart time after time on YouTube and you have to wonder , was she a box ticking exercise?
Dreadful show full of the usual BBC Bias , who thought we needed a contentious and radical imam to try and setup Mr Johnson?,with all the talking over each other and Mr Johnson being interrupted by the presenter continuously ,who the hell thought that would work ? , Rory Stewart must of destroyed himself with his no deal at any price revelation , he is Mrs May's little stooge , nothing else.
No more of these shows please , a waste of time and Mr Johnson is fully vindicated in missing the Channel 4 and reporter events.
Watched the result on SKY news , Beth Rigby's contempt for Boris couldn't be more obvious is she wore a "i hate Boris" T-shirt, pretty piss poor neutrality in my opinion.