Sunday, January 21, 2007

BBC ignore Turner Arrest - Why?

The Sunday papers are full of the arrest of Ruth Turner, who works in the Prime Minister's office. This is serious stuff. So far, the police inquiry has been into whether peerages were handed out for loans. The issue now is 'perverting the course of justice'. The question now is "Has there been a cover-up?"

But there was no mention of the issue on Andrew Marr's programme - and only a secondary slot on the BBC news web-site, which is where I get my news. But we had plenty from the Beeb on John Reid's plan to split the Home Office, which was exactly the hope of the Government spin doctors when this plan was suggested. Thank goodness for the blogosphere - where the top stories get top billing.

And in passing, I really cannot see Tony Blair lasting until July. I reckon it will be March.

6 comments:

Chanticleer said...

To be fair to Andrew Marr, he did ask Lord Goldsmith about the arrest but he point blank refused to comment on the story at all.

"Thank goodness for the blogosphere - where the top stories get top billing."

Top stories according to the blogger's own agenda, of course.

Glyn Davies AM said...

Chanticleer, I remember the 1990s. I don't think a polite acceptance of refusal to answer would have been tolerated. The BBC has not yet fully recovered from the Hutton fallout.

Anonymous said...

"And in passing, I really cannot see Tony Blair lasting until July. I reckon it will be March."

Rhodri Morgan might get his wish after all then!

I was rather hoping the MET might arrest Blair on one of his visits to Wales during the election.

Glyn Davies AM said...

I would rather see Blair go asap - even if his going may help Labour a touch in Wales and Scotland before the Assembly election. He has become such a peripheral and discredited figure that his hanging on just damages all politicians.

paul jones. said...

ted - dream on,

Anonymous said...

I agree- there was little coverage of the Turner affair on the news. The arrests must go to Number 10. It's far too serious for Blair not to be questioned.
Blair staying until May would be the preferred option..and yes, a Blair arrest in Wales would be very interesting!