Londoner’s Diary: Gary Lineker sewage remarks kick up stink on the BBC

Londoner’s Diary: Gary Lineker sewage remarks kick up stink on the BBC


ARY Lineker has been advised to “get off” the BBC by a senior colleague for his political tweets.

Match of the Day presenter Lineker, who’s paid £1.35m a 12 months, criticised MPs for letting sewage get onto seashores. In response, Residence and International Information editor Neil Henderson tweeted: “The BBC lives or dies by its impartiality. In case you can’t abide it, get off it”. Lineker replied that he’s freelance, and has a special contract to these in information. Henderson later deleted the posts.

In 2020, workers had been advised to not share views on controversial topics in the event that they labored in information, in addition to advised to not assault colleagues. Ex-BBC worker Emily Maitlis, who later left the Company, was advised off for her tweets.

An insider on the Beeb tells us many assume that “it’s not useful for Lineker to maintain spouting stuff at a time we’re consistently underneath assault”.

Why the French will like Chagos Islands ebook

LAWYER Philippe Sands’s newest ebook, The Final Colony, is in regards to the Chagos Islands, that are claimed by Mauritius. Sands tells us International Secretary and certain PM Liz Truss will get the problem, saying: “I’m hopeful that change is imminent”. He provides Boris Johnson was one thing of a “secret weapon” when preventing the case, as a result of poor “handing of the problem”. Sands thinks the tome will promote higher throughout the Channel, as “the French love a Brit-bashing ebook”.

Cupboard or Metaverse for Matt Hancock

Since he broke lockdown guidelines final 12 months Matt Hancock has been within the political wilderness. However he’s hoping for a return to Cupboard if underdog Rishi Sunak turns into PM. Sunak is so eager on the previous Well being Sec he has requested him to step in at a disabled Tory members hustings on Friday. If Liz Truss wins, Hancock can retreat into the digital realm: right this moment he was the primary MP to disclose his hunky avatar on Fb’s Metaverse.

Hugh Bonneville’s comes by to inform us about his newest villain

Kelly Macdonald and Hugh Bonneville launched their Netflix movie I Got here By on the Ham Yard Resort in Soho final night time. It appears Hugh doesn’t thoughts being typecast as the luxurious villain, telling us: “I feel that is only a barely completely different shade of the identical characters, actually”. Influencers Freddy Cousin-Brown and Janice Joostema had been there too. In Mayfair, actor Imogen Poots and mannequin Frankie Herbert had been at Scott’s with wine model Hen In Hand.

William Orbit plans noise in Venice

William Orbit Launches New Album “The Painter” At Blacks Membership

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Producer William Orbit’s music fuelled London nightlife for years, however now he’s taking the occasion to sleepy Venice. “I’m residing there now,” Orbit advised us on the Soho launch of his new album final night time. “Everybody goes to mattress early — however I’m going to vary that!”

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