Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jacqui Smith on the BBC's This Week

On November 4th former MP and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith appeared alongside Andrew Neill and Michael Portillo on This Week. You remember her, the one whose husband worked for her and put porn movies on his expenses? The one who ripped us off by 'flipping homes'? Yes that one.

So I complained to the BBC that my taxes were abused by her and now my licence fee money, another tax, is being abused. Should you ever feel like complaining to the BBC, about abusing your tax money, or their political bias to the left, then this is the response you are likely to get. Not that I expected anything different:

Dear Mr Beaman

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Thanks for contacting us regarding ‘This Week’ broadcast on the 4 November.

We understand you felt that Jacqui Smith was an inappropriate choice of guest.

As the former Home Secretary, we felt that Jacqui Smith was an appropriate choice of guest to discuss the topic of ‘When do we tell the PM about a bomb scare?’

Jacqui Smith explained how to deal with a bomb scare and when to tell the prime minister. She debated the political week with Michael Portillo in the aftermath of the printer cartridge scare.

Nevertheless, we appreciate you may continue to hold a different view and we would like to assure you that we’ve registered your comments on our audience log. This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are circulated and considered across the BBC.
Thanks again for contacting us and we hope you continue to watch ‘This Week’.

Finally, I have attached an invitation from BBC Audience Services' Head of Communications & Complaints, asking you to participate in our customer survey. We would welcome your views on our service.

Kind Regards

Gemma McAleer

BBC Complaints

Thanks Gemma, but no, I won't be watching This Week in future.

Here is a link to see the other fiddles Smith was up to when she was a Member of Parliament.

Funny how it only takes two complaints about Jeremy Clarkson and there is a national outcry and the BBC apologise.

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