Biased BBC Clameur de Hero writes…
“Could anyone fail buthear Naughtie giving virtually uninterrupted air-time on the Today prog thismorning to the whingeing bleat from David Walker, the (thankfully soon to beex) spinner-in-chief of the Audit Commission?
Walker clearly felt that his politically-charged rant last month in the journalPublic Finance against the wise decision of Eric Pickles to scrap Walker’snon-job hadn’t resonated enough, hence the second go this morning, courtesy ofthe ever-sympathetic Beeboids. He seemed so distressed at what he thought wasthe exaggerated misrepresentation of the number of press officers at theCommission, and appeared particularly troubled at the odium heaped upon him forthe Commission’s staff away day at the races. In the private sector, he said,events like this happened all the time.
But did Naughtie think to ask him why on earth it was that a body like theAudit Commission even needed 48 communications wonks in the first place? Nope.
Did Naughtie point out to him that if private sector organisations have awaydays, they’re not paid for by the taxpayer? Nope.
Strange. But then of course, in his day job, Walker is none other than Mr PollyToynbee, isn’t he, so not much chance this side of Hell that the Beeboids wouldask him any awkward questions.