I bought my 81 year old mother a new TV for her birthday as she couldn’t cope with the new digital channel change on her old TV. Result is that she’s been glued to the Conservative Party conference, sending me daily snippets by email.
Today’s one liner sums it all up better than any other blog post or news report I’ve seen elsewhere as follows –
no mention of Duncan Smith on the main news or Michael Gove—-BCC—-stinks—-just going on about cuts.
She should have worked in the communications industry. Her emails are rarely more than a line long, pithily giving the story for each day. Why do her phone conversations always last half an hour, though? That’s the puzzle. Her writing is only limited by poor eyesight (BCC = BBC), and is nothing short on understanding.
By the time great grandmothers can see that the BBC is trying to hijack the news agenda, and not tell the story, it is surely getting close to the moment when Cameron can take a big axe to the corporation, and no one will shed any tears.