Archive for February, 2014
I’ve got a job at last! Blogging to end immediately…I’m hunting out my suit…Listen to this – BBC Scotland wants a public affairs adviser, someone with intimate knowledge of Scottish politics, who understands broadcasting and can advise senior management at PQ. It’s made for me…
They’re advertising for a good communicator – duh! – who can sort through a mass of information quickly and produce a coherent synopsis and tell the managers what to do to improve their image. Why did they bother to advertise? Must be able to talk with politicians (Johann will forgive me) and find out what’s happening in the corridors of power to tip off Kenny McQuarrie in advance. It’s made for me.
Of course I’ll miss this sharing my thoughts with all of you from the Maryhill Media Centre but it was only a stop-gap until I walked back into the Beeb as a…
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Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C: Hello, “M Mother” are you there?
Flight Lt. J.V. Hopgood, DFC: I’m here, Leader
Squadron Leader H.M. Young, DFC: Here, Leader.
Flight Lt. D.J.H. Maltby, DSO, DFC: Here, Leader.
Flight Lt. D.J. Shannon, DSO, DFC: Here, Leader
Squadron Leader H.E. Maudslay, DFC: Here, Leader.
Flying Officer L.G. Knight, DSO: Here, Leader.
Gibson: Hello, all Cooler aircraft. I’m going in to attack. Stand by to come in in your order when I tell you….
He points the nose down towards the dam wall. Cue music…
Isn’t it telling that the Coalition is calling the latest stage of its terror campaign The Dambusters after a Second World War murderous attack that flooded the Ruhr and killed over a thousand? Identifying a political campaign with the British war effort is one of those unthinking moments that provides an insight into how the British…
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