Brown crony accusses BBC bosses of poor leadership.

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    "Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw launched an attack on BBC chiefs today as the battle over the licence fee escalated.

    He accused director-general Mark Thompson and Sir Michael Lyons, the chairman of the BBC Trust, of poor leadership which had left many staff in "despair". The Cabinet minister hit out at BBC bosses for retreating to their "bunker" in opposing "top-slicing" the licence fee - redistributing a share of it to rival broadcasters."

    He (whoever the fcuk he is) may or may not be right but for any of Brown (an idiot)'s cronies to accuse anyone else of poor leadership or of retreating into a bunker is the most breathtaking cheek hgiven the total lack of leadership, integrity or awareness of reality that we have from this treasonous government.
  2. Hopefully Brown will retreat into a bunker and shoot himself, like another of histories tyrants.
  3. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I doubt if any one would give him a pistol - mores the pity.

    Would you give a slack jawed blubbering idiot a pistol?
  4. Bradshaw - ex-BBC reporter, parachuted into his constituency in 1997 at behest of Blair. And recently told to shut up by Gordon -Downing Street slaps down Bradshaw possibly because No.10 can see the fun to be had with a minister banging on about a prominent public body being led badly...
  5. So, no axe to grind there then!

    Does reek of pot, kettle, black syndrome.
  6. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Unbe-fcuking-lievable from the Downing Street slaps down Bradshaw article.

    Asked for Gordon Brown's response the Prime Minister's spokesman said: "Ben Bradshaw is clear that he views the BBC as a unique and high-quality broadcaster. Ben Bradshaw is a champion of the BBC and is fully committed to its future. The specific issue in relation to the BBC that came out of the Digital Britain report was 'How do we ensure the future of local and regional news?'

    "We know this is something that is much valued by the public and we have put forward our proposals as to how we think the future of regional news can be secured by using a small fraction of the license fee. We were always clear that, if other people have other proposals, of course we will look at those, but we are not aware of any such realistic proposals being put forward."

    Bradshaw was pretty clear in what he was saying but Brown (an idiot) has altered reality to change the meaning of what he said... Brown (an idiot) has truly retreated into a bunker.
  7. Pots and kettles,spring to mind!
  8. Reminds me of Newsnight last night, when someone said that the troops were fighting for a corrupt and incompetent covernment..

    Wasn't sure if it was the Afghans or Broon they were talking about!
  9. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    At least there is a certain honesty in the corruption of the Afghans. They are not really pretending to be anything else. Brown (an idiot) covers himself in the flag of integrity and honesty but I'm not sure if I've ever heard him knowingly telling the truth. He dishonours any flag he comes in to contact with.
  10. Not directly related, but I happened across this story earlier - Stephen Sackur (BBC reporter) grilling Boris Johnson over his wage.

    Couldn't help but spot the irony in an overpaid and publicly funded BBC reporter grilling an overpaid and publicly funded politician over his wages.
  11. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Double irony becasue the people of London overwhelming choose Boris to receive that pay. The people who pay to read what he says in the articles he write choose to pay to do so. The only choice you get with the BBC is to choose to watch/listen or not. You pay for it either way.