“So this isn’t scientific,” said Laura Kuenssberg” It’s just a slice of conversations going on around the country about Brexit” (not verbatim)
“I don’t want you to think too hard, but I want you to put down the first three words that come into your mind when you think about Brexit” said the lady in the green dress in a patronising tone as she handed out pieces of paper. Like a party game.
“Lies?” volunteered one participant eagerly.
Well, if that panel is representative of the audience the BBC has been informing, educating and entertaining for the last 70 years, no wonder everything is dumbed down to accommodate the educationally subnormal. And obviously even that wasn’t dumbed down enough. The panel was inarticulate and flummoxed, and they expressed their flummoxedness as incoherently as a flummoxed panel could.
Where did they get this panel, who was the lady in the green dress and why oh why did anyone think this was worth putting on air? They could have left it on the cutting room floor and put it down to experience. You know, you win some, you lose some. I felt genuinely sorry for Laura Kuenssberg.
For my part, any criticism I’ve directed at the BBC for dumbing everything down - I take it all back. I understand.
Oh God oh God, oh God.