Poacher AND gamekeeper…

THE Tele followed up on Private Eye’s highlighting of the curious double role of Mike Cairns the other day. On one hand, as Commanding Officer of the RAF’s 7764 (public relations) squadron, he’s responsible for producing military propaganda. And on the other, as Editor Newsgathering for local issues in BBC Northern Ireland, he’s responsible for questioning, um, military propaganda. The Beeb doesn’t believe there is a conflict of interest.

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