Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Newsnight causes "outrage"



The closing discussion on last night's Newsnight - which discussed Mrs May, the Tories and Brexit - drew the following pair of tweets from Tim Montgomerie:


The Daily Express has an article about it with the headline:


The Remain-backing panellists were Jenni Russell, Danny Finkelstein, Heidi Allen MP and Andrew Rawnsley.

The main interview of the programme, however, was with David Gauke MP, another Remain-backer, and Evan Davis spent quite a bit of time discussing Brexit with him too, asking him (anti-Brexit) questions like:
These are brave face word you're putting on. Can you think of another act that a government has taken that would make us permanently 4% poorer - a single action other than going to a world war?
 That doesn't sound very impartial to me either.

6 comments:

  1. Didn't see it as gave up on "GuardianNewsnight" long ago. But it is very troubling that we have a state broadcaster so clearly trying to reverse Brexit.

    Of course, Evan Davies trying to liken Brexit to a World War repeats some of the Project Fear statements from the referendum campaign, but comes across as over- -emotional hyperbole.

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  2. Remainiac Davis let the mask slip in his interview with Gauke. He had a semi decent point (why was his fellow Remainiac, now Chancellor, Hammond still using the discredited Treasury forecasts?) but he laboured it so much and appeared to identify with the absurd 4% figure so much that he lost all credibility as an interviewer.

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  3. "Permanently"? That's beyond credulity. There is no basis in fact for such a statement. Isn't a Newsnight interviewer supposed to robustly challenge his guests' views?

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  4. On a, not unconnected, tack, another Remainiac, Laura Kuenssberg, just told Theresa May on the PM programme that the IMF is a 'highly respected body.' I'm afraid I missed most of the rest of the interview because I was driving & trying not to dissolve into hysterical laughter - not a good idea on the motorway!

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    1. Currently led by Christine Lagarde soon to appear in court on corruption related charges in France. Previously led by Dominic Strauss-Khan!

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  5. Oh its the BBC.
    Stop fussing-they only have a few floppy levers on their dummy dashboard of lights and colours.
    When you stop paying for the license fee -and give any Beeboid the Diane James treatment when you see them-then you`ll be worthy to join the REAL Rebellion.

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