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Sunday, February 14, 2010
Podcast: The Seven Days Show: Episode 12
The latest edition of the Seven Days Show is now online.
In this weeks show we discuss the situation in Westminster North; why the left have got it in for Lord Ashcroft; Christians in the Conservative Party; what sort of election campaign it is likely to be; and the Surrey East selection.
To listen to the podcast click HERE, or you can also subscribe to the show in the Tory Radio section in the podcast area of Itunes.
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Chew on that:
Piers Morgan's Life Stories
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14 Feb 2010 22:15
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Tonights Piers Morgan interview with Gordon Brown contravenes just about every element of section 5 of the OFCOM broadcasting code but particularly 5.8, 5.9 and 5.10.
The interviewer is a friend of Gordon Brown, and the interview was planned as a pre-election political broadcast "I had asked him three or four times and he'd said no, but then they went away at Christmas and he and Sarah talked about it and about other things they might do in the run-up to the election, and after that he said yes." (Piers Morgan source Independent on Sunday 14-02-2010).
In my opinion the impartiality of the interview and the obvious and blatant political usage of the broadcast airwaves in this manner contravenes section 5. It does so with complete disregard for due impartiality or reason.
I urge OFCOM to investigate this with all due haste and I make this complaint in good faith as an independent, non-aligned viewer.
Re Joanne Cash's travails in Westminster North, the classic example of a candidate and agent totally failing to get on was Dennis Potter and his agent Ron Brewer when Potter fought East Hertfordshire for Labour in 1964. The resulting play 'Vote, vote, vote for Nigel Barton' saw Potter forced by the BBC to tone down his portrayal of Brewer as 'Jack Hay'. Potter was so disillusioned by party politics that he did not cast his own vote in the election.
Another great show from Jonathan & Iain.
Now what I'm really looking forward to is 'An Audience with Jenny Tonge' hosted by Iain Dale, am I going to have a long wait?
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