BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Sunday, 26 July 2009


Andrew Marr's introduction to his friendly interview with Chancellor Alistair Darling went as follows: "Alistair Darling gave an interview, you may recall, last summer in which he warned us of very hard times. He was much mocked and briefed against for doing that but, of course, he was right, wasn't he?"

No wonder the usually expressionless chancellor had a pleased look on his face when the camera turned to him!

I would like to point out three things to Marr:

- Lots of other people were right too!
- The Chancellor has got lots of other things wrong!
- Wasn't much of the criticism, if memory serves me right, directed at the potentially damaging impact his comments could have on the then-fragile markets rather than towards the truth of his prognosis?

Incidentally, this is not the first time Marr has made this helpful point when interviewing Darling.

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