Thursday, July 19, 2007
Just in case anyone needs a translation from BBC Speak into plain English...
When the Director General of the BBC announces that 16,500 of his staff, including himself, will be attending compulsory training courses on the subject of...
...what he is actually saying is that he feels the need to send all his staff on courses to remind them not to lie and steal
Which, no doubt, will piss off those of the 16,500 who don't make a habit of lying and stealing immensely and leave those of the 16,500 who do feeling quite relieved
But don't worry, everything is going to be OK now and it's worth remembering that only a small fraction of the BBC's vast programming output has been been caught lying - and if they haven't been caught they can't be doing it can they?
And I have no doubt that our police will be taking the matter of financial fraud perpetrated on a national scale very seriously and banging up the perpetrators in due course
/ waits patiently
/ doesn't hold breath