I DIDN’T see Andrew Marr’s interview with Do-Nothing this morning, but according to Rosa Prince at The Telegraph blog, Dave’s insistence on doing it live from his London home may be a cause of regret. Technical difficulties resulted in those “charming, throwaway” lines Do-Nothing likes to employ being revealed to be entirely rehearsed and scripted.
Not the first time the BBC gremlins have struck Dave. His New Year interview with Jeremy Vine (which I did listen to) was interrupted at least once by a loss of the live feed between the studio and the radio van Dave was sitting in (cue accusations of BBC bias, pinko lefties wasting licence-payers’ money, etc…).
His handlers shouldn’t get too uptight about broadcasters’ preference for interviewing the Prime Minister in Downing Street. That’s been the practice for many years, as far as I know. And refusing to make his way to the BBC to be interviewed is hardly going to add to Dave’s gravitas, especially since technical issues are more likely to intervene.