It’s been a busy morning for the thoroughly impartial Justin Webb. Just after 7.18am he was “breaking the traditional “mood of the conference” at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Birmingham, by taking in A4 sized close-up photos of some senior Conservative cabinet ministers and seeing what reaction it would cause”. Nice one. Then @7.55, he was back to interview the “great” Vince Cable. Justin has evidently decided that Vince is back again and is prepared to cut him some slack but ONLY if he keeps serving up BBC-approved policies such as “limiting” what “executives” can earn. Vince wiggled his way around the totalitarianism implicit in his policy, trotting out his dodgy statistics to support it, without retort from Justin. It’s clear that so long as Cable seeks to bash the Private Sector, he will get a largely favourable response from the BBC and obviously a Lib-Dem conference is not exactly a friendly environment for those who create the wealth that keeps the bloated State sector afloat. Webb makes little effort to disguise his anti-Coalition impulses and if this is what it is like for the Lib-Dems conference, just WAIT until Labour host their conference. Will the BBC play the Red Flag?  (Sorry there are no links to the items quoted but despite their £££billions the BBC cannot apparently provide something so simple as of time of writing @ 9.23am)

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10 Responses to JUSTIN-IT FOR THE AGGRO!

  1. My Site (click to edit) says:

    taking in A4 sized close-up photos of some senior Conservative cabinet ministers and seeing what reaction it would cause”‘

    I enjoy a genial (welll… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh7Nz4bIwss ) US comedy called ‘Better Off Ted’, about a clearly insane corporation and how it conducts its ‘business’. At least it is just unique, and not uniquely funded too.

    Yesterday was a story about a ‘focus group’ being rigged to get a desired result.

    Didn’t end well. 

    I’d reccomend most episodes:



    • Reed says:

      ‘Better Off Ted’ has been a gem of a discovery in the last year or so. Almost(but not quite) a replacement for the much missed Frasier. Thanks for the links.


  2. Derek Buxton says:

    Is there a more hypocritical manm than Cable?  He wants to tell the owners of private Companies what they can pay their Directors, meanwhile we see, everyday, local government CEOs etc walking away with huge sums of money just for failing in their job.  Their pension is of course still intact as they move to yet another council sinecure.


    • Jane Tracy says:

      Actually the BBC plugging Cable is a good thing. It shows him up as the fool he is.

      Perhaps spmeone should tell him that he is in Cabinet now ans is supposed to do things other than waffle…


  3. Derek Buxton says:

    Apologies, it should read “hypocritical man” tha….”


  4. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Rhetorical question:  Is the BBC really supposed to act as an instigator?  Especially at political conferences?


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      No. But then, the difference between what the BBC is meant to be/do is what makes it so… ‘unique’.


  5. sue says:

    Funnily enough the A4 portraits Justin and various LibDem supporters were sniggering at were the very same ones, (with the addition of jokers Eric Pickles and Ken Clarke) who were mentioned in a certain article by Tim Montgomerie in the Telegraph.

     I was asking the other day, on some long-gone thread, if anyone knew the identities of the MPs Melanie Phillips was referring to as “an informal group of MPs who were trying to prevent David Cameron throwing Israel under the bus altogether.”

    Tim Montgomerie’s article about the Palestinian bid, as per the thread above, gave the answer.

    “At the top of the Government, Iain Duncan Smith, Liam Fox, Michael Gove and George Osborne are steadfast supporters of Israel and they are joined by many Conservative backbenchers. “

    That’s odd. I wanted to hear the item again to make sure that the tory MPs Justin ridiculed were, in fact, that very same group of scoundrels.
    Lo and behold,  media selection request failed. 🙁


  6. RCE says:

    The piece from the conference was an outright disgrace.  How on earth does that constitute news?

    But I thought Justin Webb gave St Vince the sort of petulant, obnoxious interruption treatment normally reserved for Tories.  Why can’t these idiots understand the concept of letting the subject of the interview speak?  And why does no-one ever put them in their box and refuse to go on unless they desist?


  7. John Horne Tooke says:

    The Lib Dems are wetting themselves. They never ever dreamed of being in a government. Now they are they are distancing themselves from that government. Its not as if its a conservative government – almost all the policies are Cleggs.