If, unlike me, you missed the first half-hour of this morning’s Today programme on Radio 4 here’s a summary of the main points. You may detect a theme.


That was as much as I could take on a frosty morning. On the plus side – shouting expletives at the radio wakes you up, so there is that at least.

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13 Responses to WAKE-UP CALL

  1. Pat says:

    Half an hour of the Today programme in 2 minutes – could you offer this precis service more often.  It would do wonders for  our blood pressure.


  2. cjhartnett says:

    Is is the turn of old Climate Change again?
    Thought he was due to go up the BBCs nightdress once the clocks had gone back.
    My “WorryWart Beeboid” schedule clearly says here that we are still due to be worrying about all those Pallys that had their human rights violated by being given threee square meals in Israeli jails these last few years!
    Poor old Gilat looked like they`d not been feeding him over at Hamas…
    Is old CC the third or fourth man of the Apocalypse?
    If only Muggeridge or anyone was around to leave them a Gideons at reception…the paper is great for rolling weed if that helps them!
    Once you stop worrying about God…well, you end up on the high stool and squauking about all those bugaboos that so bother deal old Auntie.
    Believe we`ll not be funding her winter worries with that licence of hers for too much longer…Rupert seems better able to look after his money! 


  3. cjhartnett says:

    Having heard it , I think I get the point!
    Loads of hideous white males without their thermals, and having had to scrape the chauffeurs window to get into Bush House.
    Luckily a Womans Hour refugee pops up at 2.00…hurrah for the girlis!
    Sexist maan! 


  4. My Site (click to edit) says:

    After reading this:

    I was thinking that the Green Party must be very upset at Cameron’s Socialist Alliance stealing all their policies and killing all these people before they could even get a look in. So what they should do is pinch one of Cameron’s slogans then give it a twist:



  5. Jeremy Clarke says:

    Spooks (Sunday): drama as MI6 pursue a gang of Mossad-backed climate-change sceptics suspected of kidnapping and beheading Muslim environmental activists. Last in series.


  6. Paddy says:

    To quot Miss Anne Elk

    I have a theory, which is mine

    A herrrrrhem,

    It is my considered belief that the beeb have a little thermometer app on their free MacBooks. Every time the temperature goes a little above average they publish climate alarmist twaddle. When it’s colder than average they hide under a stone and only publish contradictory bollocks to muddy the water. Thus reinforce peoples anxieties and rubbish their cynicism. Black probably invented the propaganda that bears his name.


  7. John Horne Tooke says:

    Remember Labours abuse of crime statistics – seems that the conservatives (I think they need renaming) are doing the same with “fuel poverty”.


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Why does one suspect that as relative levels go, this one will be deemed ‘necessary and valid’, as others remain iviolate as they suit the narrative?


  8. ChairmanofSelectors says:

    this is absolutely astonishing. I mean that in all seriousness.


  9. Giles Game says:

    OK. So the household sector in Britain is in recession; there’s the possibility of a referendum on our EU membership; the supremacy of our courts is under discussion; the City may be taxed out of existence; political scandal has claimed a Cabinet minister; our eurozone neighbours are in crisis; Colonel Gaddafi has been butchered; inflation is at a 20-year high; Wayne Rooney may be back for the Olympics – and all the BBC echo chamber wants to talk about is Anthropogenic Global Climate Boiling!

    Unluckily for us, the demographic listening to this midnight nonsense pretty much equals Chris Huhne, who most likely believes it.

    We’re finished. Go live abroad.



  10. John Horne Tooke says:

    “It is quite evident that news reporting/commentary is no longer a matter of providing dispassionate and, as far as possible, carefully verified, accounts of matters of current concern. Rather, BBC news coverage is effectively little different from any other form of ‘reality television’. ‘Journalists’, laughably so termed, are no longer content to provide principally facts for listeners/viewers to absorb and interpret for themselves. On the contrary, instead they consider it encumbent upon themselves to pontificate. They do so, moreover, often with an arrogant disregard for the basic courtesies of civilised exchange. Indeed, impertinent interruption of interviewees now constitutes a mark of supposed independent thought and a tough interrogatory style.”
    Rupert Wyndham -about the BBC World Service “On the Fracking Frontline“:

    This was written in response to a BBC programme ““On the Fracking Frontline“, but could equally apply to any of the BBCs “factual news ” programmes


  11. My Site (click to edit) says:

    The genetic kind, presumably…


    (OT dropped off again)