Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Cycle Jerk

Guido Fawkes asks --

Did James Naughtie really just describe Gordon [Brown]'s political situation as "a circle out of which he cannot jerk himself"

He sort of did. Here's the sound file. The action begins at the 23 minute mark. Naughtie is actually talking about the news cycle. But a cycle is somewhat circular and for the casual listener, it's hard to tell the difference.

Incidentally, Gordon did get one bit of good news --

The [WPP] chief executive [Sir Martin Sorrell] also denied recent reports that indicated Mr [Mark] Penn would be advising prime minister Gordon Brown.

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