Mikey's Tent - back to Main Front Page

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Slightly scary" Julia

Having been cleared of any impropriety over the free flights issue, Julia Bradbury returned as a presenter on Watchdog yesterday. Julia, who is now 2 years older than was previously thought, was the first female presenter on Channel 5 in 1997. She is also known for her opposition to inheritance tax and her heavy periods. And she is also on Countryfile, and spends lots of time walking along old railways.

In the new Radio Times, TV editor Alison Graham describes Bradbury as "slightly scary". Er, this is Alison Graham talking.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wait for Darling

Although it is later in the year than usual, the Chancellor Alistair Darling will not deliver his Budget for another couple of days. But that hasn't stopped speculation or spin masquerading as news in the media. In the past, there was no advance notification of what would be announced. Like the Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth, there was rightly great secrecy before the announcement.

But those days appear to be gone. What's the point of all the advance bluster? Let's just wait until the Budget speech is actually delivered. Some might suggest the premature leaks are a deliberate Government ploy to distract attention from all its failings, which are far too numerous to list here.