And so the utterly useless feverishly pro EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns from his position as UK Ambassador to the the EU in what can best be described as an extended hissy fit and the BBC is right there – rallying to his side. The Today programme has been to the fore today in painting the loss of this ..coughs …wise old cove.. as a body blow to the UK government and proof that the Government has “no plan” for Brexit. The BBC is stuck in June 22nd land. It can’t accept that the UK voted to LEAVE and that the primary focus of the Government and the Civil Service is to get us OUT as quickly and efficiently as possible. The exit of Rogers is a blessing, he won’t be missed. The BBC chooses not to focus on his appalling record as Cameron’s point man in the 2015 “negotiations” with the EU. Nor have they been too concerned about Sir Ivan’s recent proclamation that it could take “ten years” to fully exit the EU. This man is symbolic of the BBC, it too has to go.

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36 Responses to SIR IVAN…..

  1. engineerdownunder says:

    Ivan’s resignation has been BBC’s headline news all day. Including his “email to staff” which has been “seen by the BBC”. Do they think we are that dumb? The whole story has been clearly stage managed by the Remain forces. There’s a lot more to come.


    • Guest Who says:

      That’s a new one.

      Usually it is ‘the BBC has learned’ for rush delivery of PR as news.


  2. StewGreen says:

    News = when a new info is broadcast
    News-verts for Remain = when Beeb open each half hour news for 20 hours with this same story that is not new.


  3. StewGreen says:

    Good twitter thread by Digby Jones


    • Mice Height says:

      We need people like him at the head of negotiations, not career parasites who’ve no experience of the productive sector.


      • DWBuxton says:

        I assume that he is in favour of the EU as he seems to have done little to act in our interests. But then, he is Camerons man, another fake conservative who also did not act in our interests or those of the Country.


        • Amounderness Lad says:

          Just do a check on his profile for the last 25 years. He has been sought out for high position by every senior fanatical Europhile Politician who has help power in this country. He was sought out over that period by Kenneth Clarke, Leon Brittan, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron for high positions in connection with the EU and whilst in those positions has been deeply involved in facilitating just about every sell-out to the EU that they engaged in. I rather think the above list exposes perfectly where his loyalties and aims really lay.


    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Yep, we like Digby Jones here in Brum.
      Calls it as it is-his ill-starred stint with Brown scarred him in 2010-and he seems ever since to be sticking it back to the London smugs who screw his great city as ever.
      Good man.


  4. StewGreen says:

    Tip go down the bookies and put money on Sir Ivan starting work for Remain Campaign.

    OK he’s been their player all along, but I mean officially.


  5. JosF says:

    Sir ivan may have gone but will he be replaced with a treezar may [be] hand picked “remain” poddle or will we actually get someone who is fit for purpose and will get us out of the EU disaster ASAP


  6. GRIM REAPER says:

    The boy Clegg was orgasmic this morning at the news of this useless man resigning, predicting hellfire as usual…moron. Loved the ‘Vulcan’s’ quip that Roger’s could not negotiate his way out of a paper bag…that has got to sting!!! Forty years in the EU has rendered our Civil Servants pointless and inept…they just rubber stamp the directives from Brussels…they have got lazy and over-fed…Now the default excuse of Europe is fading, their uselessness will be highlighted as never before. The BBC winding Clegg up and trucking out the has-beens will make no difference…….instead of implementing policy, easy, these moth-eaten civil servants will have to innovate..and they are not up to the job….i fear we will have to hire experienced staff to get going…look at the Home Office and Foreign Office…haha…not fit for purpose, stuffed with time-wasters…..drain the swamp here too….


    • StewGreen says:

      Is Clegg one of those with their own set of BBC studio masterkeys ?
      He was on R4 from 9-9:45 this morning as well.


      • ToobiWan says:

        Clegg hasn’t been too busy, Stew, since May, 2015 for some reason and must have a lot of time on his hands. Another plus is the BBC knows it will not get a cross word out of him, him being fully on board with the agenda.


      • GCooper says:

        The BBC has been hugely over-inflating the importance of the LibDems since just after John Major’s time, when it hoped to see a Left and even further Left Parliament with the Right reduced to a small group of Tory MPs representing the ‘hopeless cases’.

        Given the performance of the LibDems at the last election (particularly when contrasted with the number of votes UKIP achieved) it is unreasonable for the LDs to have even a tenth of the airtime they actually get.


      • Englands Dreaming says:

        Yes, when this story was top billing on the World Service’s News Hour (one of the better bits of WS programs) Cleggy was given top billing, though he was referred to as the “former deputy prime minister” , rather than former LD leader, foreign listeners could easily think he was a Tory. Clegg got more air time than all the other commentators put together!


  7. RJ says:

    The European Union’s man inside the Foreign Office has resigned. This is a major blow for Junker’s team who’ve lost a key source of intelligence on British negotiating tactics. The BBC are very sad.


  8. Flexdream says:

    The BBC has been hoist by its own petard. Having bewailed the loss of Rogers, who it reminded us is a knighted career civil servant, it is unable to criticise his replacement, Barrow, who is likewise a knighted career civil servant.
    The BBC clearly planned to run Rogers’ resignation as its main story for a few days, maybe it was even tipped off so as to prepare. But those rumours may have reached other ears. Number 10 has shown will, ability and speed in replacing Rogers, to the chagrin of the BBC who thought they would have days to play in front of an open goal.


  9. Dave S says:

    Whining pathetic snowflakes. The BBC makes me sick. It is really too much to take now and it is bordering on the treasonable in that the BBC now undermines this country’s efforts in any way it can.
    No reform is possible or desirable. Outright closure is the only course left now.


  10. Deborahanother says:

    I for one am celebrating his resignation. If the BBC thinks its bad ,then it must be really good news.

    Ambassador to the EU. Why do we need one anyway if we are part of the EU.?

    Aren’t there enough Brussels appointees wasting tax payers money on our behalf.


    • rockefella says:

      … “who (even) knew”, a week ago that we had an ambassador to the EU and that he would be negotiating for us? We were told it would be the 3 Brexiteers.

      This crescendo of c***k ups and fake bad news, is a confection created specifically for our European neighbours to witness, so as to persuade them not to even think of voting this year, to follow us, OUT !


  11. joeadamsmith says:

    Having said all this, Sir (???????) Ivan IS correct. The current UK position is incoherent! May is procrastinating on this issue…..


    • Dadad says:

      Agree with what everybody says here, but, he was correct when he said it will take up to 10 years to completely extricate ourselves from the EU’s clutches.

      After 40+ years of membership, there’s no way we can just pull up a drawbridge in an instant.

      Read every day to get the full facts.


      • johnnythefish says:

        That would be 40+ years of increasing subordination to the EU, with not a single opportunity to vote on any of it. Oh, until June last year.

        Merkel and the arrogant, dismissive Brussels bloatocrats that no-one has elected need to know there is a Plan B if they persist with their procrastinations and childish grandstanding. Like it or not that Plan B should be immediate withdrawal, the consequences of which the UK will be able to bear far more comfortably than the sinking, stinking EU.


    • Grant says:


      Treezer is a waster but, if we can get rid of her and get the right people , we can get out soon. Just stop paying the money to the EU ! We don’t need Article 50. This job could have been done before Christmas. I see no problem .


  12. The Highland Rebel says:

    Ivan the Terrible and Rasputin Cameron promising unicorns.
    And they wonder why they lost.


    • johnnythefish says:

      Not only that, HR, but Juncker and co. treated Cameron’s requests with the usual arrogance and disdain we’ve had to suffer from these bloatocrats for over 40 years.

      And Cameron thought we wouldn’t notice.

      With that and earlier performances, Juncker was Brexit’s star player.


  13. Oaknash says:

    Joe – I think you are probably correct.

    I think the Teezer is procrastinating – I cannot understand why “Sir” Ivan was ever appointed into this critical position in the first place. It was obvious his heart was never in it. (was the “Sir” for services to the EU?)

    What you need is someone who does not mind cutting through the Euro bullshit – something like “Claude this is our position – take it or leave it” – not someone who washes his face in Euro excrement twice a day and loves it!

    I am afraid the Prime Minister will only do the barest minimum she can get away with, to comply to brexit – You just have to look at her cabinet to see how committed she is to getting a proper, meaningful separation from the EU.

    Despite her speeches I think underneath everything Theresa is just like these other EU wives (like Cleggy, Eddy, Peter and Little Timmy) who are being taken away from their EU home by Papa Lazarou and are whimpering and losing bladder control on the BREXIT cart. Fortunately for her, Theresa like all sensible girls just keeps stumm and keeps her tenna ladies to hand!

    Still every cloud has a silver lining – At least “Sir” Ivan can now slip seamlessly back under Guys sheets without ever again, having to keep on guiltily glancing at the door and wandering whether Nigel is going to burst in with a big camera.


  14. Cassandra says:

    Sir Ivan reminds me of the brave Sir Robin from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’….


  15. seismicboy says:

    I shouldn’t worry too much about the knighthood. They hand them out like confetti these days. He probably picked it up off the floor at some wedding he gatecrashed.


  16. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Truly spooky!
    Was JUST about to put this up-and then I saw you`d done it!
    Well done-synchronicity or what.


  17. Cassandra says:

    Good grief Alicia, I thought I was an only twin!


  18. Cheris The Leatherman says:

    I am reminded of President Harry Trueman’s remark about General MacArthur. He is not resigning I want to sack him


  19. s.trubble says:

    You wonder just how many of these Anthony Blair, papal knight, plants are around the place in the Service.

    One notable who floated to the top was Gus O,Donnell once voted the most influential roman catholic………..and head of a large chunk of the Service…

    When you consider the state they left the country in you can at least accept as some compensation……………..the foundations for…………Jeremy Corbyn!!


  20. NISA says:

    Ivan’s departure from the Civil service followed him looking on in envy at the career possibilities that open up for the friends of the BBC, e.g. Giles Fraser. Expect him to eke out a living writing for theguardian/Independent/Times and on speed dial for BBC appearances.