Friday, July 21, 2006

A Message from Emily Maitlis...

"You'll be relieved to know we've secured a Bucking Bronco on College Green. We just thought we couldn't let you ponder the complexities of the Commissioner on Standards in Public Life's findings on John Prescott without one.

When I mentioned to our producer I was going to tell you this in the Newsnight email he became alarmed it might attract a huge crowd down there. Please reassure him you have other things to do this Friday afternoon. He is easily excitable. I think he may even be expecting a cameo appearance of the DPM in full cowboy regalia. If you're reading this, DPM, you might indeed consider it.

Downing Street has now declared the matter closed, but some MPs are - like the Idaho python that ate an entire electric blanket - finding this a little hard to swallow. We ask what the point of the enquiry was if the committee has no real teeth. But enough digestive metaphors... "

I think I shall be watching Newsnight tonight.


10 comments:

tapestry said...

Did you notice Prescotts denials of wrongdoing in Parliament yesterday included dening the receipt of any 'payments'? Funny thing to mention, as it has not been alleged against him as far as I know.

ian said...

Yeah, me too. I never realised their reporters were that cute.

That's not what you meant, is it?

Anonymous said...

Ms Miatlis really is a chipolata off the old block is she not? Interesting her thoughts regarding the Lewinsky postulation (One swallow doesn not make a summer). As long as it is a Bronco, not a Franco, is all I can say: we do allow children near Parliament (as long as they don't demonstrate of course!)

phone cam foolery said...

Emily maitlis on a bucking bronco?
wearing a cow girl outfit?
Iain I know you would prefer Montgomery Clift or James dean (+:
but lord , i am drooling at the prospect.
Oh to be that saddle.

Anonymous said...

Phone Cam Foolery - can we please stop encouraging Emily Maitlis. She is a waste of space on Newsnight - Martha Kearney is far better, and to be honest, a lot more attractive, despite not being quite as youthful as the dippy EM.

beethoven writes said...

It was all a bit disappointing really, wasn't it?

paul p said...

I can't agree with anonymous @ 10:07, having missed newsnight I shall be googling for more pictures of Emily later.

Manjit said...

I have my doubts if the Newsnight presenters actually write these e-mail's that go out to our inboxes each afternoon. Judging by Ms Maitlis interview style I doubt she has the ability to construct the above e-mail. Far more likly the messages are produced by some lowly Newsnight researcher.

Maitlis performances on Newsnight have been awful thus far, she is simply out of her depth in interviews. Could anyone really imagine her interviewing a future PM such as Gordon Brown or David Cameron? Let's face it she was only promoted from London News because she was nice eye candy as 'paul p' confirms.

Anonymous said...

Just seeing Martha on screen makes me feel all dreamy. She's deffo top tv totti for me.

Chuck Unsworth said...

Nice to see Emily offering relief...

I can hardly wait to see the video.