Tag Archives: BBC

Impartial Beeb

I’ve never seem anything like the coverage of yesterday’s Epsom Derby. What happened was this: the Queen owned the favourite, Carlton House. Carlton House ran well and came third, so was beaten by two horses, one of which, Pour Moi, … Continue reading

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Barnet jargon

Should I be giving my debt mountain a short back and sides or a curly perm? This is from Stephanie Flanders’ BBC blog, Stephanomics (Not sure this is quite hubristic enough, Ed) explaining something about Ireland. Or possibly not explaining … Continue reading

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Vine Watch

Jimmy Young may have been semi-derelict, but Jeremy Vine is the most annoying tool on the radio even taking into account the existences of Steve Wright and Colin Murray. Unfortunately, I find his insane intonations and his various ‘caring voices’ … Continue reading

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Norman Beresford Tebbit

I woke up this morning to hear Tebbit giving his recipe for apple pie on the Today programme. It’s been gathering pace for some time, but this, for me, was the moment when I came to realise that the media … Continue reading

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Do Not Adjust Your Sets

Essential maintenance may be taking place on this blog. Meanwhile here is the testcard.

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