OFF MESSAGE BUT BRILLIANT!

I listened to this interview with Terry Smith on Today this morning and chuckled all the way through it. His analysis is spot on, I agree with every word. There was a stunned silence when he politely explained to the BBC interviewer that the so-called Public Sector cuts have not impacted to any significant degree, yet. He excoriated the Eurozone folly that Merkel and Sarkozy are seeking to pull.  Make sure you listen – I am sure this was NOT what the BBC were looking for!!

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25 Responses to OFF MESSAGE BUT BRILLIANT!

  1. john in cheshire says:

    At least he wasn’t constantly interrupted. Mr Smith sounds like a sensible man.

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  2. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Yes, it made me smile.  Deal with reality?  Shocking.  I enjoyed Montague trying to blame loose lips for causing a recssion.  “If you say it enough times, it will happen.”  The Beeboids really do live in a fantasy world.

    Can we have Mr. Smith talk to Mardell about the US next?

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  3. PacificRising says:

    I could not believe my ears.
    Do the BBC not have a time lag button to cut people who start unexpectedly spouting the truth during interviews?

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    • noggin says:

      They needed one of those, Kim Jong Il trapdoors or a  ”Dr Evil” chair, push a button & Whoosh!….normal service resumed as soon as possible.

      “WE who is  the we”  classic

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  4. ROBERT BROWN says:

    Superb, i reckon that was an  ambush of the highest quality, or like, for the wretched BBC, a huge army suddenly watching the cavalry on either wing riding over to the enemy and then charging back to destroy it’s floundering former employer! Hope the boy Miliband was listening, as well as all the Trade Union wasters.

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  5. Grant says:

    Superb interview. I think Sarah was so stunned to hear what Terry Smith was saying that she couldn’t remember to interrupt.
    An unusual dose of reality on the BBC. Be sure he won’t be asked back and some junior intern will get a rollicking.

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    • noggin says:

      yes she did sound flustered, can happen when slapped around the
      mouth with the “wet fish of truth” ;) .

      bet she hasn t heard anything like that for a long long time.

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  6. NRG says:

    I tried to have a listen but it seems “This content is not working”. Funny That!

    I saw the head of the CBI on BBC World last night debunking the anti-cuts agenda, superbe grasp of the detail – Beeboid demolished. Excellent stuff

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  7. 1327 says:

    I suspect there must be a UKuncut activist out there called Terry Smith and that was who they thought they were getting and the mistake was only realised as he was being introduced.

    Whats the betting the researcher responsible will be signing on for the dole on Monday morning :)

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    • Henry says:

      There’s a UKuncut person called Tony Smith who has been incfront of Paxman before – quite an artiiculate chap – definnitely the cleverest of the UKUncut kids

      So not far off

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  8. hippiepooter says:

    Was the this the first time Terry Smith has cropped up on TODAY as an expert guest?  Surely the first and last time?  Well, no actually.  You’ll see in this part of his blog he’s popped up there before:-

    http://www.terrysmithblog.com/straight-talking/terry-smith-in-the-media.html

    And if you poke about in his archive you’ll find he was on TODAY in April.  Dont know what a really good bit of poking about might turn up.  If this is typical of his contributions on the BBC i’m surprised he gets invited back.  If this is his most forthright contribution to date, maybe he wont be.  Hope I remember to check …

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  9. Umbongo says:

    As hippiepooter notes, the last time Smith was on Today was 11 May 2010 – also picked up in this B-BBC thread http://biasedbbc.org/2010/05/bbc-goes-lib-dem-crazy.html by commenter ap-w.  I’m amazed Today had him on again but, as 1327 implies, it was probably a mix-up on the BBC speed-dial.  Why isn’t this guy on more often?  No, don’t answer that: we know why.

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I dont think his media section is up to date.  If you check out his archive he was interviewed / featured on BBC’s TODAY in April as well.

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  10. john says:

    I suspect that the BBC’s finest will be wondering which Terry Smith they have on their speed-dial.
    After a few glasses of Antartic wine, bottled by Richard Black, one of them might arrive at the conclusion that his surname is, well, er, common and a ghastly mistake has been made by one of the new interns.
    Regardless of their quadruple first qualifications, Shit happens with underlings !

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    • Millie Tant says:

      …his surname is, well, er, common…

      Which may be why I don’t know who he is. 
       I haven’t been on the vino, mind. :-D

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  11. Scoobywho says:

    At least he wasn’t constantly interrupted. “

    Not much chance of that, she was too busy trying to figure out whether that when she retires, her BBC pension is going to be worth the wind turbine it is written on.

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  12. John Horne Tooke says:

    We were hailing it as a turning point…” The EU and the BBC is the “we” and you will find it throughout BBC “news and commentary”.

    Next time you hear the word “we”,  ask “who are we”?

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Just as Terry Smith did!

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    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Next time you hear the word “we”,  ask “who are we”?
      There was the Royal ‘we’.
      Now there’s the BBC ‘we’.
      The problem with the latter is the delusion the BBC and it’s £100k+army of spokespersons really speak for anyone other than themselves.

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  13. Roy Stirred-Oyster says:

    “Not much chance of that, she was too busy trying to figure out whether that when she retires, her BBC pension is going to be worth the wind turbine it is written on.”

    That’s given me an idea – in order to solve the BBC pension shortfall, maybe beeboids should be allocated the income from their own personal wind turbine.

    This would not only save money, but would be an affirmation of their faith in the AGW project.

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  14. Alex says:

    Terry Smith is a megastar in the City.  Not one of the biggest earners but he always tells it like it is.  He wrote a classic book “Accounting for Growth” 20 years ago about the wide use of accounting scams by listed companies and got fired for his trouble.  Legend.

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  15. London Calling says:

    Terry Smith was correctly identified at the outset by his company name. UK Uncut are a bunch of ex-public school and uni faux-class warriors under age 25 whose grip on the real world is decidedly tenuous (Murdoch being “greedy” rather than “successful” says it all. Economics, fail)

    Smith says we are all going to be much poorer in future than we expect to be, and it will be worse than it need be, because our politicians are living in fantasy land. Sucker-punch.

    Without needing to labour it, he implied the BBC and MSM have been lying to us all along, or are too economically illiterate to tell us the truth.

    I almost felt sorry for the Beeboid £90k+ poppet trying to hold her own, but I thought, nah, not sorry at all. Slap her again Terry, she deserves it.

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  16. Will says:

    From Terry’s firm’s assessment of the parlous economic state of the UK

    The conduct of the economy
    under ‘Team Brown’ was a tale of
    grotesque incompetence which began
    in hubris and ended in blame-shifting.
    Just as pertinently, where the future
    outlook is concerned, New Labour
    peddled a spurious moral absolutism
    and created an almost surreal sense of
    individual and collective entitlement,
    and it is this blend of moralism and
    entitlement which is the largest
    single stumbling-block on any road to
    economic viability.”

    And doesn’t the BBC continue to preach of  NuLabs nirvana?

    http://www.tullettprebon.com/Documents/strategyinsights/Tim_Morgan_Report_007.pdf

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  17. cjhartnett says:

    Was on holiday when this was first run, so a sheer joy to find it, what with the new layout of Biased BBC!
    Brilliant-a masterclass in BBC pretentions and presumptions when it meets someone who actually produces wealth( as opposed to pissing it up our walls and flicking V-signs at us!).
    Will have to study this as the showcase of when the liberal elite meet reality…lost for words, spluttering , inept, vacant, vacuous, incomprehending…and in need for that Ayurvedic head massage at nannys!

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