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Let's hive this off to its own thread.

They are getting better, it looks like they have stopped reading out contributors' surnames in case they miss some joke names - so when they got an email from Tess Tegel, they read it out as from "Tess in Stoke on Trent".

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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,146
    Interview with Sunak here

  • ProssPross Posts: 28,205
    Is that the set everyone's been talking about? It looks like one of those rooms where they interview people who want to remain anonymous. I'm surprised they haven't pixellated Sunak's face and used an actor for his voice to protect his identity!
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,681
    It does deserve it's own thread I guess but most of the posts about it were quite funny, so it didn't seem too out of place.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,780
    I'm surprised they're not wearing Guido Fawkes masks. The edgelords.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,095
    any linkies to the original bits pleeeeaaasse
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,681
    MattFalle said:

    any linkies to the original bits pleeeeaaasse

    Last few pages of the "trivial things that cheer you up" thread
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,205
    Sounds like Chris Morris is back in business

  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,095
    pangolin said:

    MattFalle said:

    any linkies to the original bits pleeeeaaasse

    Last few pages of the "trivial things that cheer you up" thread
    grazie!
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,281
    edited 17 June
    I mean I know that GB News having some pretty amateur moments is red meat to you lot, but gaffes and technical issues aside, the Sunak interview was very good, as was the in depth analysis afterwards by Portillo and Liam Halligan who appears to be something of debt and inflation hawk and proffered similar arguments to those of Surrey Commuter. Enjoy the c0ck ups while they last, I suspect the production and technical issues will quickly improve.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,885 Lives Here
    shortfall said:

    I mean I know that GB News having some pretty amateur moments is red meat to you lot, but gaffes and technical issues aside, the Sunak interview was very good, as was the in depth analysis afterwards by Portillo Liam Halligan who appears to be something of debt and inflation hawk and proffered similar arguments to those of Surrey Commuter. Enjoy the c0ck ups while they last, I suspect the production and technical issues will quickly improve.

    I'm glad you've accepted you want to be in your own bubble, where you get token or straw man representatives of the other side of the spectrum to make you feel both like you're balanced and that they are indeed talking sh!t.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,977
    Too late for Hugh Jarse or Phil McCracken to call in then? :)
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,445

    shortfall said:

    I mean I know that GB News having some pretty amateur moments is red meat to you lot, but gaffes and technical issues aside, the Sunak interview was very good, as was the in depth analysis afterwards by Portillo Liam Halligan who appears to be something of debt and inflation hawk and proffered similar arguments to those of Surrey Commuter. Enjoy the c0ck ups while they last, I suspect the production and technical issues will quickly improve.

    I'm glad you've accepted you want to be in your own bubble, where you get token or straw man representatives of the other side of the spectrum to make you feel both like you're balanced and that they are indeed talking sh!t.

    Again - you're sounding ridiculous
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668
    Do you think Sunak got the job?
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,346
    shortfall said:

    I mean I know that GB News having some pretty amateur moments is red meat to you lot, but gaffes and technical issues aside, the Sunak interview was very good, as was the in depth analysis afterwards by Portillo Liam Halligan who appears to be something of debt and inflation hawk and proffered similar arguments to those of Surrey Commuter. Enjoy the c0ck ups while they last, I suspect the production and technical issues will quickly improve.

    Yes, I agree the Portillo and Halligan bit was good and tell me a platform that hasn't had it's issues from day one. As it's all about sound and vision problems can't be kept under wraps.

    Look at all the recent problems the BBC have been having and they have had nearly a hundred years to refine the organisation. We've had thirty six years of EastEnders, a new set costing eighty million and they still can't figure out it's dire negative drivel.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,923
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668
    I didn't really think much of Neil launching it with the phrase "we won't forget what the B in our name stands for", then one day later being outraged at a BBC reporter getting hassled.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,275
    edited 17 June

    Drew Peacock

    Slightly more family friendly:
    Not sure if he's still running the same joke today:
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668
    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,146

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    I only saw a few minutes, and I thought Neil was being a bit foolish around boiler replacements and who will pay. I mainly posted it as it is quite a high profile interview to have landed.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,281
    Stevo_666 said:

    Too late for Hugh Jarse or Phil McCracken to call in then? :)

    Lol, or maybe Rudolf Hucker? Anyway it's good to see that our resident premature ejaculator is getting so worked up about it all, it probably means they're annoying the right people.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    I only saw a few minutes, and I thought Neil was being a bit foolish around boiler replacements and who will pay. I mainly posted it as it is quite a high profile interview to have landed.
    I guess he needed to tread a fine line between "not interesting" and "nobody else is going to volunteer for this treatment because they don't have to". We already know Johnson ran away as fast as his legs could carry him from being interviewed by Neil at full throttle.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668
    Stevo_666 said:

    Too late for Hugh Jarse or Phil McCracken to call in then? :)

    I believe Farage wished Hugh Janus a happy birthday for £50.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,281
    edited 17 June

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    Sure and Halligan and Portillo both commented that Sunak gave a consummate performance without answering a single question. Plus ça change. The point of it for me was that the pundits gave the responses that Sunak wouldn't in their analysis.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,885 Lives Here
    shortfall said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Too late for Hugh Jarse or Phil McCracken to call in then? :)

    Lol, or maybe Rudolf Hucker? Anyway it's good to see that our resident premature ejaculator is getting so worked up about it all, it probably means they're annoying the right people.
    I'm much more excited about going after you than GB news - honestly, there is real hypocrisy in your position.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,116
    shortfall said:

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    Sure and Halligan and Portillo both commented that Sunak gave a consummate performance without answering a single question. Plus ça change. The point of it for me was that the pundits gave the responses that Sunak wouldn't in their analysis.
    But isn't that just conjecture or indeed spin?
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 20,128
    shortfall said:

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    Sure and Halligan and Portillo both commented that Sunak gave a consummate performance without answering a single question. Plus ça change. The point of it for me was that the pundits gave the responses that Sunak wouldn't in their analysis.
    Is that really useful, though, given neither are anywhere near the levers of power? I thought the whole point of a Neil interview was that he got answers to his questions.
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  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,281
    edited 17 June
    elbowloh said:

    shortfall said:

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    Sure and Halligan and Portillo both commented that Sunak gave a consummate performance without answering a single question. Plus ça change. The point of it for me was that the pundits gave the responses that Sunak wouldn't in their analysis.
    But isn't that just conjecture or indeed spin?
    Call it what you want. Analysis? Comment? Sunak knows he's fvcked and has his hands tied by various manifesto pledges not to raise taxes and so on. He also has a PM who likes spvnking money everywhere. Neil pressed him on all this but he played a straight bat as politicians do and just stonewalled the interview. The pundits then gave their opinions on what in reality he would have to do to balance the books. The answer was that he would have to break several manifesto promises and even then he will still be fvcked, particularly if interest rates move up and the rise in inflation turns out to be more than a temporary spike. I think the interview is now in YouTube if you're interested.

  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,281
    rjsterry said:

    shortfall said:

    Not a great interview with Sunak, I thought. Started with "How are you going to pay for all this?", then later went on to "why haven't you given out more money?". Didn't actually answer either half.

    Any difficult question got the answer "I can't comment about fiscal policy".

    Sure and Halligan and Portillo both commented that Sunak gave a consummate performance without answering a single question. Plus ça change. The point of it for me was that the pundits gave the responses that Sunak wouldn't in their analysis.
    Is that really useful, though, given neither are anywhere near the levers of power? I thought the whole point of a Neil interview was that he got answers to his questions.
    Sometimes he does, sometimes he is just very well briefed and asks difficult questions and we're left to fill in the blanks ourselves when someone like Rishi bluffs his way through.
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