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By youngian
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#565963
Humphrys quit dairy farming in 2010 because he felt like an amateur. He became an amateur Brexit interviewer instead.

VETERAN broadcaster is turning his back on farming after 30 years.

The Cardiff-born journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, is giving up farm life because he feels like an “amateur”.

The former Western Mail reporter bought a 134-acre holding and 100 cows in the ‘70s, but his rural Carmarthenshire base is now on the market.

Despite selling the herd and more than 110 acres shortly after buying them, Humphrys held on to the farm and 16 acres for his own personal use.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wale ... rm-1925757
 
By Boiler
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#586046
Sadly, I didn't hear this (apologies for the source):

https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2019/ ... his-place/

I do find myself shouting "why haven't you fucked off yet?!" at the radio a lot, but I understand he leaves at the end of the month.
 
By youngian
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#586082
"He doesn't let go," Sands said of Humphrys on Radio 4's The Media Show. "He's a terrier, so I think you should expect something exciting."

Not letting go by repeating trite points (‘but the people have spoken..’) fills up time when you’re not well briefed to tackle complex arguments. His pathetic cosy chat with Liam Fox this morning a case in point. The nutty NeoCon was essentially advocating bombing Iran but it all passed Humphrys by. Good riddance.
 
By Oblomov
#586141
youngian wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:11 pm
"He doesn't let go," Sands said of Humphrys on Radio 4's The Media Show. "He's a terrier, so I think you should expect something exciting."

Not letting go by repeating trite points (‘but the people have spoken..’) fills up time when you’re not well briefed to tackle complex arguments. His pathetic cosy chat with Liam Fox this morning a case in point. The nutty NeoCon was essentially advocating bombing Iran but it all passed Humphrys by. Good riddance.
He got halfway to a decent point with hamface this morning about lazy campaigning for the Brexit referendum and him dragging the Queen into Indyref when the undesirable result there was gaining momentum but then completely overlooked the gammon robot's miserable attempts to control the rabid element in the Tories (and allowing him to spout off some bollocks about compassionate conservatism unchallenged). I guess elements that have come to light since then such as Putin's interference and the blatant self-serving machinations of the ERG were beyond Cameron's control at the time but it might have been interesting to see his reaction to the new propulsion of the Brexit discourse but nope, he just gets more finger jabbing about dragging Brenda into politics 5 years ago.
 
By Oblomov
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Anybody catch it this morn? One of the new interviewers made a promising start taking the Conservative party chairman to task over Boris last night. Fleet of foot and needling the slimy git with several angles of attack. I found it a breath of fresh air after Humphreys stodgy tenure.
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