Nick Robinson went tonto on Rishi Sunak this morning on the Today programme, by far the most aggressive and abrasive interview I've ever heard croaky Nick deliver. It wasn't really an interview, as Sunak wasn't allowed to answer anything without being talked over or interrupted, it was closer to an attack. Robinson spent at least five minutes carping on about a fictional Teaching Assistant who he accused Sunak of effectively reducing the wages of in real terms, coming back again and again until he finally conceded (to himself) he wasn't going to get the Gotcha soundbite he so desperately sought. Then he was off sermonising on overseas aid and Defence spending, Gawd help us.
Sunak did okay, but it sounded to me like he was taken aback by the ferocity of the attack from Robinson.
As per usual, nothing was learnt from the interview, apart from the fact that Nick Robinson is very, very cross with the Tory Government, who he thinks are all very nasty.
Funnily enough, I listened to Today from 0745 to 0900 this morning, and didn't hear mention of Cat Lady Cadwalladr's inelegant climb-down over her allegations of Russian money funding Brexit (Guido link below):
Late last night with the Banks v Cadwalladr hearing scheduled for 10:30 this morning, Carole Cadwalladr finally admitted what we all knew, there was noorder-order.com
I wonder why?
If there is an agenda...
...I'd be very interested to hear how it's implemented .
I did my bit! I shot about 20 mins worth of rushes including interviews with a group of Old Paras... ...Nobody was doing a 'package' on the story that day so none of it was used.
He's actually a pretty decent bloke who will, if he's in the building, come and sit and chat in the crew room. He's also a Tory.
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