Monday, March 07, 2005

State broadcaster puffs nationalisation

I really must stop listening to the Today programme before breakfast- my blood sugar level is far too low to cope with such a massive rush of euro-statist-eco-pc-wiffle.

This morning at 6.50 Carolyn Quinn ‘interviewed’ Bob Crowe, head of the RMT rail union, about his plans to renationalise the railways. I actually have a bit of a soft spot for Bob, who on his day is one of our top stand-ups, better even than Arthur ‘you can’t help laughing’ Scargill in his prime.

But public servant Ms Quinn is something else altogether. Her idea of grilling Bob was to enquire politely if he really thought his campaign would succeed. Wasn’t renationalisation ‘an idealistic dream’?

There was no attempt to challenge his wild claims about cost savings and better customer service. And even though we wouldn’t expect Today staff to know anything about such mundane real world details, surely they could have found someone to explain the facts.

Hmm…yeah, and pigs might fly out of my butt.

Roll on privatisation.

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