Mandy deserves another post all to himself following his interview on Newsnight, but we should first discuss Nick Robinson’s career development.
Robinson has been first class anchoring Newsnight this week. He chaired an excellent debate on the NHS on Monday and last night we get an interview with the real prime minister. The BBC should take note. Is Nick in the right job? Last year, in a summer slot, he was superb on Today and this year we have a repeat performance.
Newsnight could do with some new presenters and what better than to have Nick Robinson in the lead up to the election. He and Paxman with the gorgeous Emily Maitlis, to boost the ratings on dull news day, would be a fine trio. Wark and Esler could be despatched at anytime without anyone noticing their absence.
That leaves us to find a new political editor. James Landale anyone?
Newsnight could do with a shake up and the slot after the 11pm news needs a complete revamp.
Let’s hear it for Nick Robinson.