Did I really hear Alistair Campbell on Chiles tell us that the IRA were actually really nice chaps and that the real problem is that we have created a misleading characterisation of them, we have invented the stories about them that label them as terrorists? Might have just been the drains burbling away venting off gaseous vapours.
Chiles was on form today as he chopsed on about May and her interview which she did with a 13 year old…entirely uneventful and not a thing controversial or newsworthy and yet Chiles went off the deep end claiming it all went downhill after a while. May answering a question about whether she liked Bake Off or Strictly was her sitting on the fence avoiding the answer…apparently not wanting to offend Bake Off or Strictly fans in case they might vote for her. Yes Adrian, we’re all agog about that question…never mind the economy or Brexit. Another question asking if she had a pet supposedly received a macabre reply….May had a dog, it got run over and lost a leg. Dreadful, shocking, traumatizing….and of course macabre. Chiles was clearly on dinner party mode and thought he was back home with his BBC chums all chortling about the simple pastoral Maybot when not being witty about Trump.
Chiles for all his right-on, dyed-in-the-wool BBC credentials does let some things slip occasionally that are totally at odds with the orthodoxy. A week or so ago he admitted that when he was back in the homeland, Brum, and he spoke to a lot of Black and Asian people, they said they had voted for Brexit in order to limit the number of East Europeans coming here…so two things there….as we know the lie about Brexit voters all being white, old and racist is just that, a lie, and two if the Whites are racist in the BBC’s eyes then why is the BBC not saying the same about the BAME Brexit voters?
Chiles also admitted that his London friends thought Leave voters were too stupid to be allowed to vote. Chiles said he didn’t like that sort of attitude from Remainers…however his two guests, Remainers, just ploughed on slagging off Leave voters and he said nothing.
Maybe Chiles is a bit disgruntled as he is shunted to the Friday spot and is rebelling by letting the inconvenient truths out bit by bit. If the BBC eventually relegates him to the dead zone at 3 AM what will he say? Maybe brilliant and hard hitting but will anyone be listening? Perhaps that is the idea…when a presenter gets a bit too old and starts turning right politically, as people do apparently, shunt them out of the way where there’s no one to listen to their heresy….or no one that matters…it’s all thick lorry drivers and working class shift workers…uneducated, bigoted, racist peasants.