Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Unacceptable Face Of Banking

I’m not precisely sure which is the most surprising aspect of “Libor-gate”, that it happened at all or that so much of the Anglocentric press is surprised that it is Barclay’s being found with their fingers in the till – in a metaphorical sense of course.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Chloe Smith & the Quality of Scottish Based Political Interviewers

You have to feel for Chloe Smith.  The Government she’s part of performs the umpteenth u-turn and she is chosen to be the front person for this, and face not just Jon Snow but Jeremy Paxman.  I saw bits and bobs of her interview with Paxman and never thought she was that bad.  That hasn’t stopped people from claiming her moment as the biggest car-crash interview in some time, despite Danny Alexander (for example) performing even more badly any time i've seen him up against Paxman.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Quid Pro Quo?

On Sunday morning, Radio 5 Live’s “Double Take” programme discussed the weeks proceedings at the Levenson enquiry, which saw the current Prime Minister, Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minster appear as well as two former prime Ministers and our First Minister.  The person they had on described the appearance of Salmond as a side show, which probably infuriated most of the MacBloggosphere and pleased Team Salmond in equal measures.