Nick Boles ‘owned’ on BBC Breakfast for defending David Cameron

Nick Boles: He was humiliated on BBC Breakfast; perhaps the Corporation is finally regaining some of its lost impartiality?

Nick Boles: He was humiliated on BBC Breakfast; perhaps the Corporation is finally regaining some of its lost impartiality?

It can’t be very often that a BBC Breakfast presenter gets to ‘own’ a Tory minister in the Urban Dictionary-defined way that Charlie Stayt managed yesterday (Friday).

But then, as Mr Stayt reminded Nick Boles during the interview, “This isn’t about a game.”

Tory minister Nick Boles was torn apart on BBC Breakfast on Friday when he tried to defend David Cameron’s failure to reveal offshore funds.

The business minister was told by presenter Charlie Stayt that he was “deluding himself” if he thought that this week’s evasive answers from the Prime Minister did not reflect badly on him.

When Stayt asked whether Cameron “got anything wrong” in the past few days, Boles replied that it was “natural human instinct” for the Prime Minister to deflect the “cacophony of attacks” on his late father.

Stayt said: “Well you must be deluding yourself if you think that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday the way this has come out has reflected anything other than badly on the Prime Minister.

“So on Monday this was a private matter – he wouldn’t speak about it at all. We were told officially ‘private matter’, no comment.

“On Tuesday ‘I have no shares, no offshore trust, nothing like that’. That’s a very clear position.

“Wednesday, ‘the Prime Minister will not benefit in the future’.

“And then finally we get the real story.

“Now you, surely, as a human being, you talked about human instinct earlier on, you can see full well what that looks like. It look like he didn’t tell us the truth in the first place – didn’t give us the whole picture.

“That’s what it looks like and that’s what it feels like.”

Boles replied: “Well you can talk about the process and we are all in this game as our jobs, you and me.”

Stayt interrupted: “This isn’t about a game.”

Source: Nick Boles Torn Apart On BBC Breakfast After Defending David Cameron Over Offshore Funds

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9 thoughts on “Nick Boles ‘owned’ on BBC Breakfast for defending David Cameron

  1. lawrencesroberts

    You really think that we got the real story on Friday? A lot of money is involved here and it should have been in a blind trust. Also this is one law firm in one tax haven.
    Keep digging.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Did anyone say they think they got the full story? More information emerged later that day!

  2. Dez

    did they get the whole story?? Or was this just the usual Camoron deflection tactic ie give them a half truth and they will go away missing the really big picture that has not been uncovered yet…..involving god knows who

  3. Phil Lee

    How many more lawyers in how many more countries setting up accounts in how many more tax havens?
    Only one single lawyers data has been revealed so far – and I bet the shredders and disk scrubbers are working overtime – with the internet connection unplugged – at all the thousands of others.
    What we have here is the tiny tip of a huge iceberg, and Cameron only admitted to it long AFTER he’d been found out.

  4. mrmarcpc

    Wow, the BBC showing some spine, have they finally woken up and realised that the tories are out to get them, should stand up to them more!

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