Mum, I’m on the telly

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Lucky readers in the Peoples Republic of the West Midlands have the opportunity to see my ugly mug on the telly today.

It’s not Crimewatch, Britain’s Most Wanted Terrorist or a documentary on devastatingly handsome young bloggers (for obvious reasons).

I was interviewed the other day by the West Midlands edition of the BBC Politics Show on the Tory pledge to abolish the regional development agencies.  I’ve only got a bit part but the main guest is Mick Laverty, the current unelected Chief Exec of Advantage West Midlands – the man who decides how they spend their £300m budget (yes, three hundred million – about £100 for every taxpayer in the West Midlands).  I got interviewed because of the anti-regionalisation campaign I started a couple of years ago.

The programme is on at 12 noon today on BBC1 and it’s the usual BBC current affairs format – national programme with regional variences part way through.

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  1. IanPJ (6 comments) says:

    Well done Wonko,

    Hope you gave them hell and put your case across in your usual succinct manner.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    It’s only a bit part, I didn’t get to go head to head with Laverty.

  3. IanPJ (6 comments) says:

    Shame, but its a good start.

  4. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    Well done wonko – “media whore”

  5. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    I’m not a whore, they didn’t pay me. 😆

    There was a shot of us walking towards the camera, a soft focus shot of us walking past the camera and then me saying that a regional quango can’t make policy that is equally relevant to both ends of the spectrum – ie. England’s 2nd city at one end of the scale and England’s most rural county at the other, both of which are in the West Midlands euroregion.

    I’ll put something on West Midlands NO! about it later.

  6. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    You media tart you.

    Well done anyway, p.s when will you be signing autographs.

  7. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    I’ll be signing autographs on Saturday at the CEP mini-rally in Shrewsbury.

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