Awe – you should have posted this earlier.Closing date for application was yesterday – that wee job would have topped up my pension just nicely :)Its sounds like a nice easy wee job for an auld man like me – there’d be nae work involved – for I doubt if the Labour party has a single thought worth analysing.No doubt, being the unbiased organisation that it is, the ‘BBC News, Analysis & Research’ unit has ‘Political Analysts’ for all political parties with an elected representation, ie –Conservative and Unionist Party; Liberal Democrats; Democratic Unionist Party; Scottish National Party; Sinn Féin; Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales; Social Democratic and Labour Party; Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; Green Party of England and Wales, and of course the Respect Party.That is a fair sized staff to analyse each of our parliamentary parties.I wonder of the BBC could not make some considerable savings by having a single, all–party Political Analyst.
Auch JRB, so sorry you've lost out. Completely my fault as I was sent it the day before by a kind reader.I did notice that they have someone for every party. Surely that's unnecessary? As you say, one overall political analyst should suffice.
Ahhh... you beat me to it SR. I read about it on Wings Over Scotland and thought it an interesting post for tomorrow...Brilliant. I wonder though that the Tories who seem to want everything run by private enterprise, haven't though of selling off the BBC. It would bring in a few bob to make Osborne's schoolboy calculations look a bit more realistic. So what is in it for them, that they keep this massive state owned enterprise with bloated fat-cat Labour lovies afloat?
The BBC is definitely biased SR ( esp in Scotland against the SNP) but this is a red herring. They have done similar adverts for Tory 'experts' and want someone to be able to tell them what's going on in each party.
I would have thought its obvious that looking for experts in specific political parties are going to garner applications from members of that political party.Presumably, as mentioned above, someone with a knowledge of political life across all parties would be less likely to be biased?For what its worth though and in the interests of saving public money, if any one from the BBC is reading this, let me offer my analysis: They're all a bit shit.
May I suggest that the BBC economises by merging the posts of political analysts and farming correspondent. Both jobs require a deep knowledge of sheep and manure.
At birth I was given life membership of the local Hang The Kaiser Association. Will that one do instead of the Labour Party?
It needs someone with work experience.......
Ah Tris, don't tell me I beat a multi-blog.:)I don't understand why either, unless all politicians feel they get more out of the BBC than less. We certainly get little.
Is that expense necessary though RM, especially when nobody is going to mention the negatives in any party?
Lupus, see my reply to RM please.
Can't fault your analysis pa_broon!
Great idea Brian. :)
Demetrius, I couldn't say. I doubt if the BBC would either!
Good point Barbarian. It doesn't mention that does it? Then again, is politics work experience?
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