Posts tagged ‘question time’

January 10, 2014

MP warns of influx of time-travelling immigrants

by unpseudable

Every Slav could have had one of these by 1988. We can’t know for sure.

Conservative Member of Parliament, and ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ star, Nadine Dorries, used her appearance on Question Time this week to alert the public to the danger of mass immigration from the Eastern Europe of the mid-1990s. Or potentially chronologically even earlier.

Dorries’ stark warning came in response to an audience member asking if racist rhetoric might subside as the feared large-scale influx of immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria has failed to materialise. “There has been no tidal wave but there might be tomorrow, there might be next year – we don’t know – and that is the problem.” She asserted, continuing, “We could have a tidal wave from Yugoslavia.”

When it was pointed out to her that Yugoslavia broke up during the Yugoslav wars of the early 90s, Dorries continued, “Err, well, yes, of course.

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November 12, 2013

Born to Raise Hell: David Dimbleby

by philapilus
English: no original description

Another coke-fuelled harangue from the bad boy at the beeb

In this week’s ‘Born to Raise Hell’, our regular column about bad boys and dangerous girls, we interview TV hard man, David Dimbleby

David, you and your brother Jonathan have always been seen as real toughs, haven’t you?

Yes, I think so. This one time in 1972 we were in a car, and someone cut us up at the lights. Jonathan said ‘let’s get him’ and we drove really close to his bumper and shook our fists in the air. Madness. It was like we were the Krays.

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June 16, 2012

Dimbleby to set sail around Britain for new BBC programme

by articulatedsheep

Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby will sail around the British Isles for a major new BBC series investigating how essentially talentless people are given plum jobs because they had famous fathers.

This photograph of Richard Dimbleby shows the Earth behind him, to scale. The pioneering broadcaster’s head was significantly larger than the entirety of Western Europe, and his colossal bulk was used as an impromptu orbital defence against Russian ICBMs during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Dimbleby was formally launched by the Queen from a slipway in Southampton earlier this week in preparation for the trip, after undergoing last-minute fitting out, including the installation of a number of ties designed especially for the journey. The ceremony, attended by a selection of press-ganged BBC South journalists, climaxed as the Queen broke a bottle of champagne from Dimbleby’s own extensive cellar across his hull, saying “God bless this Dimbleby, and all who sail in him.”

It is expected that Dimbleby’s stately progress around the UK will be followed with the same fervent excitement as has greeted the Olympic flame, with cheering schoolchildren waving little BBC flags as the well-fed newsman’s bulk hoves into view from over the horizon.

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