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Our money wasted, on a showboating QC.

One more from the Brooks TV coverage and this time a couple of questions. Given that the taxpayer is footing the bill for the shambolic and grotesquely expensive Leveson Inquiry, 1) what was the cost to the public purse, of the inquiry counsel asking Rebekah B how Dave Cameron signs off his text messages and 2) was it in any way, shape or form relevant to the tribunal’s remit?

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  1. May 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I’m glad you thought that too. It was nonsensical as a question, entirely irrelevant, and solely aimed at ridiculing the PM. I don’t hold a torch for him any more than any other politician, but the way that the question was asked, and then the deplorable BBC repetition at every news broadcast afterwards, did not inspire confidence in the enquiry or in the media. Arses!

  2. May 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Yes indeed, but Boris has laid it on the line for them. My dealings with the BBC go back to the 70s. It was overwhelmingly left of centre then, and I perceive little change. ‘Editorial independence’ has always meant ‘Bash the Tories’, and since we’ve had 33 years of pretty much centre-right government they’ve been having a high old time. If Boris has his way that will all stop. It will be interesting to see who gets the DG job.

    • May 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      I did think it was astonishing how long they continued their love-in with Tony Blair when he got in, even while the corruption and dishonesty was being brought into the limelight with men like Mandleson etc.

  3. May 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    You and Mandy and I share an agent, mate, so he can’t be that bad. I don’t believe he was corrupt, just naive enough to keep setting himself up for his enemies to knock down. When Red Ed crashes and burns, and Labour are faced with the prospect of the hugely unlikeable Balls or his equally charisma-free wife as leader, don’t be too surprised if they look to Mandelson and cry ‘Help!’ Have you read his book?

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