", like something out of. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. His announcement comes as the BBC is under pressure from the government. — John Pienaar (@JPonpolitics) February 17, 2020. Please read our comment moderation policy here. Pienaar is also known for Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live. 3/3 Now, I’m beyond excited to be part of the newest digital venture under the oldest and greatest title in journalism. :), Another transcript for your delectation, this time from last night's. And you find the idea of being a racist party, or extremist, offensive?" Personal news: after nearly three decades at the BBC I am leaving to join the soon-to-be-launched Times Radio as Drive Time presenter. Gerard Batten: This election is about the European elections and whether people want to remain in the European Union or leave, and what I've said to the crowd today, and you've heard it all, if they want to leave the European Union then Ukip is the authentic party of Leave. (A classic. John Adrian Pienaar (born 2 October 1956) is a British journalist who is currently Deputy Political Editor for BBC News, and presenter of Pienaar Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live. Didn't VP2 look and sound too well-educated to be that vague? BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar is leaving the broadcaster to join Times Radio. Please see our. For a while, politics seemed almost easy for Ukip. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. THE majority of the BBC’s top earners are white, a breakdown of ethnicity revealed yesterday. 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Commenting is not currently available, but don’t worry! — John Pienaar (@JPonpolitics) February 17, 2020 He warned, in a column in The Daily Telegraph, that the corporation “should not be a target”. Pienaar is also known for Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live. Pienaar tweeted: “Personal news: After nearly three decades at the BBC I am leaving to join the soon-to-be-launched Times Radio as Drive Time presenter. Dear Keir, walk to the tailor next time, Eight in 10 EU care workers in UK wouldn’t have been eligible under new immigration system, study finds. More details of that to come. We have been fighting against an establishment that is trying to shut us down. 1/2, — John Pienaar (@JPonpolitics) February 17, 2020. and the 'pro' man (a late middle-aged white man) was just quoted saying ", Brilliant. Pienaar, 63, said he was quitting after nearly three decades at the BBC. This means that, of the 96 names earning more than £150,000, 88.5 per cent are white. Agreed. Watch for updates on the Microsoft News Blog. Much like the old ones, exactly what their target audience want to hear. The BBC’s accounts for 2018/19 said Pienaar earns between £160,000 and £164,999. You must be logged in to leave a comment. More details of that to come.”, It’s been an enormous privilege and pleasure to report and present for the Beeb, and I’ll miss having many of the best people on the planet as colleagues.2/3. I should have pointed out how low LK's stock had sunk in my book a few months ago! © Canary Media Limited 2015-19. Company registration number 09788095. 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If playing the patriotic card guaranteed success, this would be a landslide for Gerard Batten's party. Please feel free to agree or disagree with us.

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