Saturday 15 February 2020

30 Conservative MPs spurn Radio 4's 'PM'


It's a while since I've listened to an episode of (The Evan Davis Show) PM all the way through. 

Does it always have two items on climate change these days?

I learned along the way that Our Evan is quite the Banksy fan. He declared the graffiti artist to be "a national treasure", and wished aloud that Banks would do something on the wall of his house some day. (And so say all of us).

Meanwhile Polly Toynbee revealed that the programme had called up to 30 Conservative MPs to come on and discuss the Government with her, but none of them accepted. A chap from Unherd (Freddie Sayers) appeared instead. 

7 comments:

  1. Well that must mean there are at least 30 sensible Conservative MPs in the House of Commons, so that's a good start.

    I wonder how many times Multi-Millionairess Polly Toynbee has appeared on the BBC? Surely it must be in the thousands of appearances by now! :)

    If she's appeared 5000 times over the last 50 years (twice a week - certainly not impossible in her case) and been paid £100 each time that's £500,000 - a nice little earner!

    This is an interesting website for fees guidance:

    http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php?section=Broadcasting&subsect=BBC+and+national+TV

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    1. She used to be a BBC correspondent on social affairs, I believe. That was a long time ago, before she became a Guardian resident.

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  2. Nightmare in a W1A has a little attraction on a west weekend.

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  3. Evan will be disappointed by the vandalisation of Banksy's Valentine's day offering. Someone has pinched the flowers and sprayed 'kers' over it. Not the F1 variety either.

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    1. I think the vandal had something rude to say about BCC (Bristol City Council). Just one letter changed would have really ruined Evan's day.

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    2. The BBC report:

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-51515557

      refers to the girl in Banksy's 'artwork' using a catapult. Another triumph for this site? Previous stories referred to the Americanisation - 'slingshot'.

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    3. Well done. Why would they write that anyway? It's not a familiar word. I'd have to guess the meaning.
      It must be the BBC teenagers again.

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