Saturday, August 26, 2006

Talking Politics at 11am

Talking Politics on Radio 4 at 11am today features a half hour discussion on political dirty tricks between Bruce Anderson, Madeleine Bunting from Demos and myself.

11 comments:

Michael Hoskin said...

"Bloggers are more responsible in what they write than some journalists."

Was that a dig at Bruce Anderson?

Prodicus said...

Bruce still a dinosaur, then, Gawd bless 'im. Good of CIF woman - didn't catch her ID at the start - to acknowledge the complaints that she gets paid while others (a grudging 'equally good' implicit?) don't, and all that might imply for her future. Good show, Iain.

Anonymous said...

Gordos alleged comment on the Ecclestone sleaze ( "I lied, I lied , they'll get me for this.." ) was mentioned. Rawnsley apparently repeated it in print 3 years ago and interestingly has never retracted ..or been sued. Bruce The Beast said it has never been fully explored. And of course Al Beeb was backpedalling furiously from when he opened his mouth so we didnt hear anything more on the program.

So come on Iain, give us some background - WHAT would BTB like explored?

beethoven writes said...

"there used to be this image of bloggers at home in their pyjamas with nothing better to do"

chillingly accurate! blair's state police haven't been monitoring my apartment have they?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the discussion on corruption - I had to laugh when everyone agreed that it didn't exist.

Coming from Bradford which my MP describes as being like a cash and carry democracy gives one a slightly different view. The same level of corruption is endemic in parts of Birmingham, Blackburn, Burnley among many other places.

I wonder if anyone is aware of what all these areas have in common.

Lynda said...

Is that the Madeleine Bunting that writes for the Guardian ? I'm afraid I find her views incredible, and so far to the Left she leaves me speechless.

Rick said...

Is Madeleine Bunting attractive ? I was trying to see if she had any merits.

Rick said...

Coming from Bradford which my MP describes as being like a cash and carry democracy gives one a slightly different view. The same level of corruption is endemic in parts of Birmingham, Blackburn, Burnley among many other places.

I wonder if anyone is aware of what all these areas have in common.


Mountbatten's Folly I should have thought..............only the British could disengage in 1947 and like Uncle Remus' tar baby get more and more entangled in perpetuity

The Randomaniac said...

Interesting discussion about political blogging and blogging in general. The arguments vs bloggers and blogging seem jurassic to this blogosphere convert.

Good programme.

Scroblene said...

Well done Iain, good prog!

I think that blogging looks a much better bet now after hearing how the lady columnist has given up! That is real progress.

By the way, Kings Hill may be a great place to play golf, (houses abutting the course = very expensive), but I am often reminded that there are some real social situations there - must be something to do with the Nu KCC from the early nineties and a US firm teaching us something?

Beachhutman said...

Yes, I heard it as I motored in the sun towards the Hockney Gallery in Saltaire. I thought you sounded rather sane, which was a disappointment.