Friday, May 05, 2006

Gordon Brown promoted to PM...

... by Ed Stourton on the Today programme this morning.
"Forgive me Mr Prime Minister..."
Listen here (5 second clip).


Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...

Actually, the media appears to be blaming Labour's poor showing almost entirely on Blair.

If it weren't for Blair, the pundits say, Labour would be loved by all and sundry. It is almost as if media is trying to tell us that this is a fine Labour government but it needs a new leader (i.e. Gordon).

I do sense that the Today programme in particular has such an editorial slant.

11:19 am  
Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...

Note to self: remember to complain to DfH that a Scottish MP has left Defence (Reid) and been replaced by another Scot (Browne); and at the Home Office, a Scot (Reid) has been appointed as Secretary of State in place of an English MP (Clarke).

All this, a day after Labour has been decimated in English local government elections.

12:26 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

I know Clematis. I'll be updating my Scottish Raj list when the full reshuffle is known.

12:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Stourton, who is frightfully ignorant at the best of times, addressed the prime minister as "Mr Prime Minister"? Like the American usage of "Mr President"?

God, I hate these BBC ignoramuses. In fact, I'd like to send an email to Ed Stourton. Does anyone know the formula for sending an email to a particular person in the Beeb?

3:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:05 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Yes, "Mr Prime Minister" isn't the conventional form of address, not even when directed at the actual PM. Far too servile. Perhaps Stourton tugged his forelock too.

5:25 pm  

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