Friday, November 24, 2006

The Curse of 18 Doughty Street

You know the urban myth that any celebrity who appears in Hello Magazine showing off their gorgeous homes is almost certain to end up divorced within months? Well, it seems 18 Doughty Street has developed a similar curse. Appear on our channel and you end up losing your job, it seems. It happened to Bernard Jenkin and now it's happened to Don Brash, the leader of the National Party in New Zealand - until yesterday, anyway.

If I were Nick Clegg, Francis Maude or Damian Green, I'd be worried, as they're due on soon! I'd be glad to know that appearances on 18 Doughty Street for previous guests have opened new doors and allowed them to go on to conquer entirely new challenges. [is that enough spin?] With thanks to raincoaster

11 comments:

Chuck Unsworth said...

The skids are under Maude already, Iain - as you know! All that aerial manure at the Conference didn't help, either...

raicoaster said...

Niiiiiiiice marketing there Iain. Now how do you suppose you'll get anyone to go on?

How about editing it to something like "appearances have opened new doors and allowed our guests to go on to conquer entirely new challenges"

Paul Burgin said...

Well perhaps it is due to the fact that some of them, Hello and Doughty Street, realise they are in trouble and are trying to dampen speculation. However if you are right then I am worried about my good friend Kerron Cross, who has worked in Westminster for Andy Reed MP for nearly a decade now!
Also I hope this curse does not extend to roving bloggers associated with Doughty Street, otherwise I am in trouble! :(

wrinkled weasel said...

And this year's Lembit Opik award goes to....

18 Doughty Street.

Anonymous said...

can you explain the 'lembit opik' award please?

Teri said...

D'ya think you could appeal to Bliars Inner Tosser and get him on Doughty Street?

machiavelli said...

In that case, have you got any plans to invite Tony Blair to appear? :¬)

Anonymous said...

I can think of a couple of Icelandic businessmen who have recently invested in this country - they could be interviewed about the UK economy, youth culture etc etc, plus are they sure they have made a good investment. How about it, Iain?

Praguetory said...

Following his moves to provide cover for Labour's politics of envy please can you get Greg Clark on?

I'd like to see him grilled on his contribution to ensuring the most successful people, companies and sectors will leave the UK.

Anonymous said...

What's happening to Nigel Farage is what I want to know- how long before there is another ruption in UKIP to fulfill the curse of Doughty Street.

ian said...

Iain - is 18 Doughty Street your only employment? Are you worried?