Sod the rules, let's get political - Huq


Brian Coleman, Barnet and Camden's Conservative GLA Member, has complained to the BBC after Konnie Huq, a Blue Peter presenter, appeared alongside Ken Livingstone at a press conference.

She appeared at an event to promote cycling despite the Corporation telling her agent she should not take part.

Brian, quite rightly, said the Labour Mayor had turned the event into a "political rant", breaking BBC impartiality rules. Ms Huq's agent, Jonathan Shalit, said she had attended "with goodwill", but the BBC has apologised for allowing her to attend, and her work contract has now been re-written.

Livingstone's spokesman denied there had been a "political rant", adding: "There was no party political element to Konnie Huq's involvement in the launch."

Well, let's look at the facts: Konnie first interviewed Neil Kinncock at the age of 14 for Newsround, was given special access to interview Tony Blair at 10 Downing street and her older sister, Dr Rupa, was shortlisted as Labour's parliamentary candidate in Bethnal Green and Bow. The Huq family is Labour - through and through! It shouldn't surprise anyone that she supported a fellow lefty in Red Ken! But who was Jonathan Shalit trying to kid?

4 comments:

Tom Mason said...

Konnie wasn't bad, but I always fancied Liz Barker more...

Norfolk Blogger said...

I agree with you 100%. Now that will shock you !

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

No it does't, actually. When you're not yaying into Conservatives for the sake of it, you can be quite smart.

Anonymous said...

Screen captures and vids of Konnie are regularly posted at alt.binaries.tv.shaggable.babes. Or so I have been told.