30 Degrees Centigrade to you and me in the UK very,very hot but you have to hand it to Skynews working on a fraction of the news gathering budget that the BBC has. They not only manage to find a bunch of news reporters who on the main scrub up well and refuse to take the Guardian style plain ugly pills (well, with one or two exceptions) but also collectively realise that you need to be well dressed on the Telly to convey authority and professionalism.
Unlike the motley crew the BBC tends to sport on national news stories but still miles better than the total Horlicks denied UK nationals inside the UK known as BBC World News. . I'm sorry for any brit stuck on a cruise ship and watching the BBC World News output. Dire is too good a word.
Martin Brunt who now seems to have found a good woman who is feeding him (we ended the 'Pies for Martin Brunt' campaign some time ago) but Martin is fully and expensively suited and booted, not even a top collar button undone, in 30 degrees, whilst reporting from darkest jungle terrritory in Rotherbury, Northumbria.
He is not alone, shadowed by the nations stock of sniper rifle armed police officers seeking the demented killer currently on the run. Seemingly able to outwit the police from several forces. Sadly this will all end in further killing and the police cannot be given a clean bill of heath.
Warnings ignored, tip offs delayed and a temporary female chief constable who sports garish 1970's blue green metalflake eye make up and a strange backcombed hair style. Coupled with a stilted "now listen children" drawn out vocal delivery...
Someone (please) has to urgently take her gently on one side and drill some media training into her, or at least the TV companies could offer her the services of a good make-up designer as they are called these days...
Meanwhile the parasols are up in the garden and breaking news the GMTV sofa is being drycleaned and the the programme renamed 'Daybreak' or as Sky has a similar offering how about GMTV being called 'Late in the day we pause for a break Mate....oh no own goal! Eh Childes? BTW Mr Childes please get a tie and white shirt.. open neck is very last governement...
Regrettably Mr Moat flushed out from a large storm drain, has as I predicted now perished with a shotgun aimed at his neck and Moats (ie his own), trigger finger seemingly contrived to blow the front of his face off.
As the News of the World video now suggests Moat was just sitting, moments before the end game was played out. A seemingly pea brained pair of "Expert" Taser instructed officers, then bored with the many hours stalemate and torrential rain each decided to independently shoot 10,000 Taser volts into the "nutter" (as described by a female police officer reading aloud a supportive letter and bouyed up by a barely supressed snigger from the acting chief constable) so that would be 20,000 volts (?) So would the resultant lightening bolt cause Moats trigger finger to twitch or contract? For legal reasons he was declared dead on arrival at hospital (no one ever dies in in transit in an ambulance) but news reports say Moats head was covered with a blanket.
The question is how much of the head actually made it to hospital? Was Mr Moat very dead before being conveniently whisked off from the crime scene with full blues and twos and unseasonable weather power washing the CSI site squeaky clean of all possible forensic? Only the Police Complaints Commission can tell.....admittedly a few years down the line.
Not a good outcome, expect heads to roll (oh dear, didn't really mean that) several resignations/retirements with full pension rights long before the complaints people come up with a possible answer...
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