'OMG. Overslept this morning': BBC's Peston 'busks' live on Today after climbing out of bed late on day RBS posts £2bn loss
Speaking live on Today, the business specialist, who cut his teeth at the Financial Times and made his name during the crisis of 2007, tried to hide behind technical language.
'Well I suppose the biggest operating, erm er, trend has been the fall in the profits of the investment bank, er, by, erm, where we saw operating profits last year more than halved,' he said.
That's quite articulate for Peston. He's not popular with the mob:
One of the most annoying people on TV and a hardcore supporter of the BBC's social engineering agenda via its support of Labour. When the BBC finally do come out and admit that, yes, they are nothing more than a Labour propaganda channel this guy will be front and centre. I wonder what his party trick is when he's at Labour indoctrination camp; my guess is that him and Ed Miliband ask everyone to close their eyes then guess which one of them is speaking.
- muzza, Stevenage, 24/2/2012 14:39 Rating 8
Funny, because I heard him defending RBS and Lloyds' bonuses. A true Marxist! And Evan Davies' interview with Stephen Hester, which followed Peston's busk, began with Davies saying "Now I don't want to be anti-business…". Then he lobbed Hester a soft question about £800 million of RBS bonuses and allowed him the rest of the interview to talk bollocks about the bank's losses.