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    What's happening at the Beeb?

    No Norman Smith, no Laura Kounsberg, and now Andrew Marr is seemingly gone, too.
    Were they too costly, or has Gigolo finally cast his curse?
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    Smith retired last week

    And if they've finally removed Kuensberg (which i very much doubt) that would be a victory for journalism and news reporting

    Mind you, Boris Johnson is advertising for a spokesperson to do the sort of job that someone does for American Presidents. Perhaps Kuensberg might apply for it and get paid for doing what she actually does anyway, in an unexpected show of honesty
    Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly. _ Harry Limes

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    Thanks, Warbler.
    Your wish may have been granted viz Laura Kuensberg, as I reckon they had someone new in her post this last week.
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    No Parliament. No briefings. Probably on holiday.
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    Can't see that's a reason to appoint a new 'chief political corespondent' though, Archie?
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    I believe that Kuenssberg is the Political Editor.

    Chief Political Correspondent is listed as Vicki Young (appointed 2014) and Gary O'Donoghue (Washington).

    Smith was the Deputy Editor. This position is currently shown as vacant.
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    Is it Vicki Young you're referring to Reet?

    She has been the 'Chief Political Correspondent of BBC News' for some years; Kuenssberg is 'Political Editor of BBC News'

    Which presumably means that the latter gets the best gigs and a thicker wedge

    I prefer the pleasantly calm Young to the brash Kuenssberg but prefer Sky's Beth Rigby to both; infact I prefer Sky News' hacks all round

    If you want thoroughly impartial news then CNN's daily dissing of Trump is splendid; and if you want decent coverage of under-the-radar world news then Al Jazeera is worth a gander

    Edit: apologies Archie, crossed post
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    Vicki Young is on holiday in Cornwall, she comes from Truro.

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    Marr is on hols
    Baby maybe better come back next week, can't you see I'm on a losing streak

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    Thanks,Guys - all clear and accounted for; guess I was confused between 'chief political correspondent' and 'chief poliitical editor'.
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