Friday, 29 November 2019

Well done Boris

It is enormously pleasing to see that Boris Johnson declined an invitation to debate climate change on a fourth rate TV channel called Channel 4. Good for him.

Downing Street and Channel 4 are at war this morning after Boris Johnson snubbed an election debate and the broadcaster decided to replace him with an ice sculpture.

The Tories sent Michael Gove, the minister for the Cabinet Office and a former environment secretary, to represent them but Channel 4 insisted the event was for party leaders only and turned him away...

Beforehand, Channel 4 news editor Ben de Pear said: 'These two ice sculptures represent the emergency on planet earth, not in any human form but are a visual metaphor for the Conservative & Brexit parties after their leaders declined our repeated invitations to attend tonight's vital climate debate.'

To put this into some kind of perspective, Channel 4 currently has only one entry in the top 50 programmes on TV based on the size of their total viewing audience over week 46, November 11 - 17. Source.


Sam Vega said...

"Empty-chairing" someone in a debate is a calculated insult designed to show that they are frightened to take part. But why should any individual, private or public, be required to attend the making of a TV programme? I would have thought that the PM might be rather busy, and have rather more important things to do.

Scrobs. said...

Boris did exactly the right thing, ignore the silly lefties' 'demands' and get on with the job of winning the GE.

Those progs do absolutely nothing to sway voters, unless they are mental lightweights, in which case they watch avidly in case someone starts dancing, or baking a cake!

'Open the box Michael'...

A K Haart said...

Sam - I agree. TV people seem to have an absurd notion of their own importance.

Scrobs - yes he did exactly the right thing.