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Mail names BBC NI Director as the weak link in latest crisis…

Mon 12 November 2012, 11:54am

Tweet Suddenly the vast and inscrutable machine of the BBC is under intense investigation, and the hunt is on for whomever it was at Director level that signed off on the Newsnight. The Daily Mail believes it has found the weak link in the chain. The person they now claim was responsible for sign off […] more »

Jeremy Paxman: “This is an ex-email”

Wed 2 February 2011, 5:25pm

Tweet BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman has had fun signing off on the last ever Newsnight daily email.  Here is the text Good morning. And good afternoon. Or possibly, good evening. Welcome to positively the last Newsnight daily email. The time has come to put this exercise in fatuousness out of its misery. It gives me […] more »

Euro debts: “Purge the rottenness out of the system” – Hugh Hendry channels Andrew Mellon

Fri 28 May 2010, 12:18pm
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Tweet An interesting discussion on the problem of, and solutions to, sovereign debt default on Newsnight. Everyone’s favourite, um, “clinker-bag” is back, this time being rude to Columbia University’s Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Gillian Tett a journalist at the Financial Times also in attendance. Kent Brockman, from the Simpsons said it best in Homer the Vigilante. […] more »

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