Wednesday 27 May 2020

Emily Maitlis must be fired, not Dominic Cummings

The BBC says a monologue by Emily Maitlis on the Dominic Cummings affair last night on Newsnight

 "did not meet our standards of due impartiality".

She opened last night's Newsnight programme with the words: 

"Dominic Cummings broke the rules. The country can see that and it’s shocked the Government cannot.”

She went to my college, after my time, and she reminds me a lot of annoying women I knew at Cambridge, but in my undergraduate days and for years afterwards I was open minded about leftists and admired them for eschewing convention. A Tory Cambridge woman friend however was right when she said the left-wingers were just as conventional in their own way. In fact they are more so - very closed minded, very hive minded.

My Cambridge Tory friend made it to a big house in Belgravia but ended as the most moaning of Remoaners. She voted Liberal Democrat in the last election.

Miss Maitlis behaved appallingly to the sainted Rod Liddle and the admirable Hungarian Foreign Minister. For these performances and her words about Dominic Cummings she should be fired

She also gave a touching but clearly left-wing speech about inequality and the virus, but the right seem to have accepted that inequality is for some reason a bad thing.

Ann Coulter told her less than 24 hours before the US presidential election in 2016 that Donald Trump was the only candidate who was standing up to the ruling class at his rallies. Miss Maitlis asked, with the patient look of someone trying to understand the mating habits of an unfamiliar species of grasshoppers, if it was the personality of Trump which made him an attractive option to voters.

Ann Coulter: 

“I think I just said the exact opposite. I’m talking about his issues. No-one is voting for Trump because of his personality.”


  1. Emily Maitlis broke the rules - but this is win-win for her, lose-lose for the BBC


  2. Emily's consistently left-wing tweets.