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The stock markets are still crashing around our ears and the BBC says it's picking up just cos the FTSE 100 has stabilised.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4992930.stm

The BBC is so clearly in Gordon Brown's pocket.

MattLG

If Brown ever gets to being PM - an official body should investigate the conflict of interest, as Browns' brother Andrew Brown is a political editor in BBC News

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If Brown ever gets to being PM - an official body should investigate the conflict of interest, as Browns' brother Andrew Brown is a political editor in BBC News

Well well! I didn't know that. How convenient.

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If Brown ever gets to being PM - an official body should investigate the conflict of interest, as Browns' brother Andrew Brown is a political editor in BBC News

Is that true?

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Did anyone notice when the FTSE was in the green this morning the BBC had the market data box on the BBC news main page then as soon as the FTSE went back into the red it mysteriously dissapeared.

Now down 0.5%, but that's still "Markets Rallying" according to them :blink:

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Is that true?

Think so

Was a Channel 4 News Political Editor, then in 2003 went to PR Firm Weber Shandwick: Shandwick hires Chancellor's brother

PR Week Worldwire 5 Jun 2003 12:10

LONDON - Weber Shandwick has recruited Chancellor Gordon Brown's brother, TV political editor Andrew Brown, as the latest in a string of high-profile journalists to join its strategic media relations division.

Since then he went to Europe's largest energy company, which coincidentally plans to bid for UK's new nuclear power plants.

Andrew Brown to head media team at EDF Energy

13 Sep 2004

EDF Energy has recruited Andrew Brown, Director of Media Strategy at Weber Shandwick, as its first Head of Media Relations in the UK.

Andrew, who started his new role this week, is the latest appointment to the new communications unit based at EDF Energy’s headquarters in London.

Before moving to Weber Shandwick in June 2003, Andrew had a distinguished career in broadcast journalism with BBC and ITN. During his time at ITN, he was Editor of Channel 4’s political programme, ‘Powerhouse’, from 1996 to 2003. Before that, he worked in various senior roles on ‘Channel 4 News’ - as a programme editor, chief sub and as business & economics producer. At the BBC, in the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked on news and current affairs programmes including ‘Newsnight’. He also worked as a researcher in the House of Commons in the mid-1980s.

Heard he's recently come back to BBC News again. Only web reference I could find

It has intotality a socialist bias and should not be permitted to employ someone such as the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's brother, Andrew Brown, as the Political Editor.

The BBC has a charter since the early part of the 20th Century to provide entertainment etc, with no specific indication that news be included as far as I understand. However, in general British people expect an unbiased reporting medium in the BBC something which has been lost intotality since the recruitment of Gregg Dyke (and thankfully his departure)and is still not apparent with employees such as Gordon Brown's brother, Andrew.

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