36 Responses to Today Prog’s Speed Dial Numbers

  1. hippiepooter says:

    DB, Dick Emery had a phrase for people like you!


  2. Martin says:

    Just tuned in to hear Scabby Logan and see if the BBC were poiting out the grilling the one eyed tool got today. But no, instead a load of halfwits calling in tlaking aobut voting Liebour and Limp Dems.

    Go Liebour!
    Go Limp Dems!


  3. Manfred VR says:

    What about Shammy?


  4. Rueful Red says:

    And Shirley Williams? Not to mention Ken “Loser” Livingstone


  5. Martin says:

    Sky News hammering McCretin for his Spanish hub when sweet FA is happening.

    The BBC? Hammering some Tory council for not letting the lobby fodder into a school with the jock twat.


  6. Grant says:

    Haven’t really been following the story about Doncaster Council .  Reported on BBC website.  But can’t seem to find which political party is “in control”.  Not Labour surely ?


  7. Martin says:

    Classic BBC in action. Radio 5 just now. They did a piece on the black Jesus and the fact that Poland is not happy he was out playing Golf on Sunday as they buried their President.

    So of course the BBC just HAVE to find away to spin this story for the black son of God. But how? When in fairness they do mention that he’s played MORE rounds of golf in office so far than GWB ever did. So the BBC JUST HAVE to play the bit from Michael Moore’s film where Bush is talking about terrorism and then hits a golf ball.

    But then the BBC applies so much spin Shayne Warne would be proud. They interview some American ‘golf coach’ (and you will see why they selected HIM) to discuss St Obama’s golf swing (note they drop the political insult story now) and our American friend instantly goes into a rant about GWB being a buffoon and he apologies to us here for that comment from Bush.

    We then hear lots of BBC sniggering after this comment from said American guest as the BBC ask about “who had the best swing of a US President”

    See, we have totally forgotten about the fact black Jesus is never at work and that he insulted yet another long term ally(something Barry seems to do a lot)


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      The Obamessiah has insulted or disrespected every major ally of the US yet has bowed to, embraced, and appeased every major enemy and troublesome country.  This is the “smart diplomacy” Justin Webb was so enthusiastic about last year.

      Sacrcasm aside, this is standard practice at the BBC when reporting on the current US President.  He can do no wrong.


    • John Horne Tooke says:

      You don’t get it Martin – when the right play golf they are neglecting their duties. When the left do it – they are cool and in touch with the real people. Peace brother.


  8. Foxy Brown says:

    I’m saw she’s a nice lady, but I really don’t get Bonnie Greer.


  9. hippiepooter says:

    The questions that the TODAY programme doesn’t like to ask, Brown treated like a Tory on TODAY:


    Gives one hope for the future of our country and the future of the BBC!


  10. Martin says:

    Notice how the BBC are in full defence mode of the one eyed prat this morning? It’s not Gordon’s fault it’s that nasty Willie Walsh bullying Gordon!!

    I don’t blame the Government for the banning of flying initially, there engine manufacturers in particular have never issued guidelines for safe levels of ash being ingested by aero engines.

    However, where Brown is at fault is his grand standing regarding using Spain as a “hub” for British travellers when the Spanish Governmetn clearly hadn’t been consulted, not only that but his lies about the royal Navy being deployed and hundreds of coaches being sent to collect people are also just hot air.

    Interesting that the BBC are now looking to change the story, attacking the Tories and saying how we should be sympathetic to Gordon as he had a difficult job.

    What like the BBC was sympathetic to George Bush after 9/11 or Katrina?


  11. George R says:

    “Brown savaged by young Radio One listeners over Labour’s record on immigration”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/election/article-1267522/General-Election-2010-Brown-savaged-Radio-One-listeners-expense-claims-Labours-record-immigration.html#ixzz0liVkQYbq

    Scroll down for:

    “Hung Parliament? Not on BBC”.


  12. Umbongo says:

    As a supposedly disinterested econonomic commentator Today chose Will Hutton to cast an “expert” eye over the IMF proposals to impose a global tax on the banks (BTW guess who actually suffers the tax – that’s right you and me and the rest of the banks’ customers).  Was Will the only “expert” available?  Did Today approach anybody else?

    Will is, of course, hardly a neutral observer.  Not only is he forever writing dubious crap in the Guardian, he is also executive vice chairman of the Work Foundation (a fake charity and one of Labour’s favourite think tanks) but a visiting professorial fellow at the Centre for Global Governance at LSE.  In other words he is an advocate of the global authoritarianism so beloved of the Great Helmsman.

    Not only – as a matter of good journalism – would it have been interesting to hear someone knowledgeable lay into the IMF’s proposals but it might have been in line with the BBC’s statutory duty to be impartial.  But no, as has become boringly predictable, the “consensus” of lefty economists is taken by the BBC as the last word on this (and every other financial) matter: sceptics and their unsettling views are entirely unwelcome.  The BBC doesn’t want to upset the punters by suggesting that our political masters and their paid lackeys are dishonest as well as incompetent.


    • Jack Bauer says:

      But don’t worry.

      Brown promises an elected House of Lords… whilst planning to piss away even more of our limited sovereignty to even more unelected supra-national, one-world-government a-holes.

      Frackin’ wonderful.


    • Backwoodsman says:

      That is , as we all know, standard bbc practice. If Toady shared the phone with Farming Today, they would have Sid & Doris Bonkers, also known as the Badger Trust on it. 


    • Martin says:

      Hutton is a neutral as far as the drug addled beeboids are concerned, they probably couldn’t get anyone let wing on to provide ‘balance’.


    • hippiepooter says:

      TODAY rustled up some guy from the UBS as well to rubbish Ken Clarke’s comments on a possible IMF intervention if the economy suffers the effects of a hung parliament.  Amazing how the ‘independent’ opinion they solicit always supports the left.  The Tories need to have less dignity and more courage to start laying into the BBC for this sort of thing.


  13. Umbongo says:

    Oh and by the way, Naughtie interviewed a bloke who lost his job when Corus was closed.  Funnily, neither the (carefully selected?) interviewee nor Naughtie mentioned that the prime reason for the closure was the impact of carbonism lunacy and that the steel formerly made in North West England is now being made – by the owners of Corus – back home in India.


    • John Anderson says:

      also no mention that Patchouri,  the discredited leader of global-warming HQ at IPCC (whose discrediting the BBC has failed to report) has close links with Tata, the Indian owners of Corus at Redcar.

      Now is Naughtie ignorant of all this – that carbon trading caused the closure of Corus ?  How can he be ignorant – it is widely known.

      If not ignorant – it is bad reporting to represent the closure of Corus as some sort of sob-story arising from world recession.


      • dave s says:

        At the back of my mind is a feeling that Tata loaded the Corus balance sheet with debt as a result of over extending to buy it. Carbon credits get them out of a hole rather nicely.


  14. Will says:

    Reporters on the BBC News Channel are using language provided to them by Lab Dims in refering to  Clarke’s IMF warning as  “Tory scare tactics”


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      I was just about to say the same thing.  That’s going to be the BBC narrative for the rest of the day.  It’s the one thing they highlighted from today’s little debate, even though Andrew Neil’s exposure of Vince Cable’s economic policies as being full of holes should be more important.

      The only clip they have on the Daily Politics page is about the IMF and it’s all Tory-bashing.  This seems to be run across the spectrum of BBC broadcasting.  It’s an editorial decision that this is the most important topic of the day and not the fact that the St. Vince doesn’t have a solid economic policy after all.

      The BBC sees a good opportunity here.  The Tories know that it’s just as likely that the election will result in a hung parliament but with Labour still in charge, so they need to play up the “Vote Yellow – Get Brown” angle.  So it’s a perfect way to attack the Tories without appearing to support Labour.  Even though it obviously does.


  15. Will says:

    The reporter I quoted above is Collette Macbeth – young & daft & obviously has that visceral attachment to the Left (as identified by Jeff Randall)


  16. Gerald says:

    I think you missed the fast dial to YouGov on the illustration.

    Look out for an early change of leader for the Green Party. Caroline Lucas was absolutely hopeless trying to defend their manifesto on PM this afternoon, and what a manifesto. I live in a constiuency where they have reasonable hopes and many councillors so hope they will be along soon.

    One example to remember. They want the minimum wage to be around £8.50 or 60% of the average. Can some mathematician explain how the minimum wage can be 60% of the average wage without it causing the average to rise so needing to put it up again to keep it at 60%? Employers would apparently be able to pay for this by a cut in corporation tax, but if you do not make any profit because of the wages you have to pay you don’t pay ANY corporation tax.


  17. Martin says:

    Don’t know if anyone else saw tonight’s ‘Campaign Show’ on News 24? On the good side it had Kelvin Mackenzie on and the sex on legs Andrea Catherwood.

    however, the BBC just couldn’t resist the Cameron ‘egging’ and a chance as the always drunk John Sopel said “to show some more eggings”

    Funny that I saw clips of

    Ted Heath
    Maggie (of course)
    John Major
    Michael Hesseltine
    Jonathan Aitken

    (Notice a trend here people?

    Oh and we did see Mandy getting a face full (no not from his over excited boyfriend you naught lot)

    But where oh where was the most famous egging incident of all time? You know “John being John” you know Mr micro penis.

    No sign of Prescott and no other politicians.


  18. cjhartnett says:

    Can only hope this awful “Toady” programme soon gets to be put out of our misery!
    Heard half an hour of it this morning before giving up.

    Why are we paying Jim Nightie to see his old new Labour pals up in the North East?
    How does Evan Davis allow the Governments “top scientist” to display his lack of expertise in basic maths regarding the volcanic ash?
     How do the Electoral Commisssion get minutes to tell us all that the “yoof of Camden are queuing up to vote Cleggie after their Facebook strategy-paid for by us of course?

    In short an absolute scandal that these gilded lilies can`t ask a decent question.They can only hope(never pray of course!) for more of Broon to line their nests with our money and their receipts!

    Wake up England…this sewer pipe of liberal effluent is running beneath your floorboards every morning! The foundations are rotting whilst we pay Naughties Opera box and Labour Party subscriptions without complaint or query!