The TV news build-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was ruined for many today, when a BBC reporter stood outside Number 10 Downing St. in error.
Alec Fairchild, a man who usually gets his political insight from the Mail and Sky News, tuned into BBC today, by mistake, and was completely thrown by finding himself staring at Theresa May’s front door.
“Typical bloody lefty BBC, all that public money and they still can’t get it right,” fumed Fairchild, a pub bore from Harold. “this is exactly why I don’t pay the licence fee.”
Fairchild says he simply couldn’t engage with Giles Dilmot’s piece for BBC2’s Daily Politics and so turned off his TV off, in protest. Without seeing the Chancellor Philip Hammond holding up his little red box outside number 11, says Fairchild, the whole experience was a farce.
“I’ll just have to read about it in the Mail tomorrow. Hopefully, it won’t have affected the value of my house, otherwise there’ll be hell to pay at the BBC switchboard at coffee time.”