Monday, February 05, 2007
David Blunkett & the BBC
I nearly choked on my cornflakes. Well, I would have done if I had been eating them, but when I read in the Daily Mail that David Blunkett had ruled himself out of the race to be Chairman of the BBC Trust I thought I must be reading things. It got even more bizarre when I read on and found that Peter McKay was suggesting Blunkett would make a rather good, independent minded, Chairman. Bit early to be on the sherbert, isn't it Peter? Anyone who has read a few chapters of Blunkett's Diaries wouldn't let him near a whelk stall, let alone an institution which gets £3 billion of our money each year. The man in completely unhinged. I have now struggled to page 813 of his diaries. Only 43 pages to go, thank God.