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Good luck, Eddie

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    Eddie Mair leaves the BBC with 'no fuss or faff'
    BBC.co.uk, 9th August 2018.

    It has been reported that Eddie refused to take a pay cut to his BBC salary following claims of disparity between male & female presenters. Those men who took the cut also cut back on their work commitments to the BBC. Eddie's departure is a great loss to the BBC, as his punishing and revealing interview of Boris Johnson demonstrates:

    Away to LBC in September, Eddie will take many listeners with him.
    Scintillant, Nanook_rubs_it and nomad like this.
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I was just about to post something on this.

    I shall miss his dry wit during the drive home. I often used to wait until 5pm to start the journey.

    Wishing him well.
    racroesus and Vince_Ulam like this.
  3. bishbashbosh3

    bishbashbosh3 New commenter

    An excellent interviewer. Not sure I will leave PM, though.
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Apparently he offered to take a cut.

  5. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I'm not a big fan and thought he was beginning to be a bit too obtrusive as a personality. I do like Paddy O'Connell though and believe he is stepping in.
  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  7. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    I have listened to Eddie Mair for years but had never seen a photograph of him; I did not expect him to look like that!
    lindenlea likes this.
  8. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Why take a pay cut? Why not increase women's pay???

    (I'll go and lie down now....)
    lala24 likes this.
  9. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    @friedgreentomatoes he does look a bit weird in that picture I think. Like he's made of wood.
    friedgreentomatoes likes this.
  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    He seems to have aged a lot recently. For years he looked like this:


    With regard to @Vince_Ulam 's link to the Boris Johnson interview above, watch from 10:10 on. :)
  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    As the BB
    As the BBC is publicly funded it has limited financial resources. Simple really.
  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    More Eddie and Boris:

    Scintillant likes this.
  13. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Thanks nomad - that's a big help.
    nomad likes this.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Always liked Eddie... he was good company on the drive home.

    Not sure I can get LBC instead...
    nomad likes this.
  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It's a good thing that we were all brought up not to judge other people by their appearance.

    Here is a more recent photograph of Eddie Mair:

    LBC.co.uk, 2nd July 2018.

    I am sure that his presence at LBC will more than make amends for O'Brien & Farage.
  16. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Lovely man. Very dry but very sharp.

    I hope he enjoys his new job and perhaps a bit more freedom.

    Thanks for the thread @Vince_Ulam

    His look at 0:15 is priceless. A bit Brass Eye too.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018

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