Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw


2:35 pm - October 27th 2010

by Sunny Hundal    


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This video is hilarious. George Osborne is asked four different questions and each time he just repeats himself.

Either Osborne has nothing else to say or that is some serious attempt at message discipline.

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Reader comments


That is quite funny. But I have to concede that it worked. One of those four answers – admittedly not sure which – was the soundbite on the news later…

I must say it was my brother who pointed this out to me.

That is message discipline (or idiocy), but how can the lady interviewing him not just scream “stop stop stop stop stop!”

Of course we are just aiding him getting the message out by taking the piss out of him, is there any chance he’s that clever?

No.

If he knows that all that will actually be used of the interview is a short soundbite, then it makes sense for him – for any politician – to just repeat the soundbite he wants used, regardless of the question. It’s up to the journalists to stop politicians using tactics like that, either by refusing to accept the same answer over and over, or by showing the interview in full so that they look stupid, as he does here.

Well, it makes a change from pointless waffle whilst avoiding answering the question – just use the same answer endlessly instead.

One day we’ll have a sensible interviewer and sensible answers – but I would predict about 2050?

If he knows that all that will actually be used of the interview is a short soundbite, then it makes sense for him – for any politician – to just repeat the soundbite he wants used, regardless of the question. It’s up to the journalists to stop politicians using tactics like that, either by refusing to accept the same answer over and over, or by showing the interview in full so that they look stupid, as he does here.

Tom Bradby told a story from back in the early 90s of interviewing Gordon Brown as Trade and Industry spokesman doing precisely the same thing – word for word identical answers – for precisely the same reason. He knew that all that would be shown of the interview was a 20 second soundbite, knew what he wanted that sioundbite to be, and so repeated it endlessly.

Of course the sensible thing would be to show a longer clip just to reveal that he kept repeating himself…

Good point all, I suppose this is ultimately not a post about politicians then is it, its about our press?

I can hardly imagine Osborne getting away with this with a vertebrate, but journalists appear to spineless to challenge politicians. Hey ho, I suppose its only soundbites journalists are interested in anyway.

If only there was another place to get your news… some sort of online community of interested amateurs. (I met someone who wanted to be a journalist last night, can’t say I was particularly polite to her about the profession she was joining, someone else off the Christmas card list).

Haha – now that’s funny. Did you know that we’ve had a double dose of goods news, we’re growing and the credit rating has been secured? Cos I think I’ve heard it somewhere.

Reminds me of the video of Alistair Darling where he did something similar.

What the interviewer should’ve asked was “Mr Osborne, how do you feel about the supposed double dose of good news today; strong growth figures, supposedly for a decade, and the credit rating, put at risk by the last government, underpinning a vote of confidence for the coalition government’s economic policy?”

A classic example of how blinkered, impotent and spineless the BBC has become.

I thought there was something odd about the clip they ran on the Beeb – could see it on his face.

Is he alright? It’s like a record that’s gotten stuck on a really shit song…

Is it just me, or are most of the posters forgetting that in ’97, ’01, ’05 and then in ’07, that Labour MP’s, and the PM’s kept repeating themselves by bleating on about “Education. Education. Education.”, ignoring what questions the media was asking at the time. Yet then the posters probably ate up the repetition, believing that it showed how committed and passionate they were to what they were saying. Yet now as it is someone who isn’t wearing a red rosette repeating themselves, it is a sign of their idiocy and a reason to panic.

The man of whom Forrest Gump would say “who’s the stupid fella?” does it again. How long will it be before the public realises there’s a moron masquerading as chancellor and how long till a major accident, I just hope its not only embarrassing but fatal.

16. Chaise Guevara

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“Is it just me, or are most of the posters forgetting that in ’97, ’01, ’05 and then in ’07, that Labour MP’s, and the PM’s kept repeating themselves by bleating on about “Education. Education. Education.”, ignoring what questions the media was asking at the time. Yet then the posters probably ate up the repetition, believing that it showed how committed and passionate they were to what they were saying. Yet now as it is someone who isn’t wearing a red rosette repeating themselves, it is a sign of their idiocy and a reason to panic.”

It’s just you. Nobody’s claimed that this is a Tory disease.

Oh, and “education, education, education” is dramatic rhetoric and a joke on “location, location, location”. It’s a bit different to using the same soundbite to answer four different questions in a row. Kthxbye.

@ Chaise Guevara

By the “location, location, location,” rhetoric in relation to the “education, education, education”, are you perhaps referring to the educational postcode lottery which Labour appeared to have basically instituted.

If you honestly believe that Labour never engaged in soundbyte politics, then what the hell?! Have you been living under a rock for the last 13 years?

Can’t blame Oik here.

WTF is the Beeb hackette doing. I can imagine her off camera just eyeballing her Blackberry loosely pointing the mic at him not giving a toss.

If the BBC is having cuts thrust upon it, save a few quid by sacking her. Shameful journalism.


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  24. Left Outside

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  26. Richard Jones

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  27. Aled-Dilwyn Fisher

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  28. Allan Siegel

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  29. manishta sunnia

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  30. billshankly

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  31. Nina

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  32. Matt Hayler

    George Osborne managing to be utterly terrifying in under two minutes by revealing that he's actually an automaton – http://retwt.me/1PoqK

  33. andrew

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  35. Pen

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  36. Chris Coltrane

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  37. safefromwolves

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  38. Liz Buckley

    George Osborne is asked four different questions, same robotic answer. Scariest thing I've seen all weekend: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  39. Captain Disco

    Osbornebot fail…OSBORNEBOT FAILLLLLLLLZZSSTZSTS! http://is.gd/gwDbv

  40. Tom McLaughlin

    ha! RT @captaindisco: Osbornebot fail…OSBORNEBOT FAILLLLLLLLZZSSTZSTS! http://is.gd/gwDbv

  41. Sarah Blakey

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  42. FreeArtLondonList

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  43. Scott Lovegrove

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  44. Van Badham

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  45. David Molloy

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  46. Rachel Hubbard

    RT @vanbadham: OMG! George Osbourne, UK Chancellor, is actually a ROBOT. No human being, of course, could have made the cuts: http://bit.ly/bnYZce #ukuncut

  47. Antony Crossfield

    Oh dear, I think the needle got stuck.
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  48. Mark Jones

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is unintentionally hilarious: Osborne robotically repeats himself 4 times during questions http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  49. Thomas Williams

    @greglovelluk We knew this, didn't we? See also here: http://is.gd/eNQBxl

  50. UoE Occupation

    @zone_styx Here's the older one: http://bit.ly/cMoeox. Today's was almost as robotic though!

  51. Annie Mc Cartney

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  52. Lee Durbin

    @TimMontgomerie oh come on, he's not the first to pull that stunt http://is.gd/cuW0EY

  53. hackeryblog

    Anyone watching that vid of #Miliband repeating himself, watch the same thing happen to Osborne. Crap media training. – http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  54. sunny hundal

    @Glinner there's a precedence to this by the way. Osborne started it http://t.co/xDOaz24

  55. Goybo

    @Glinner Seen this one from a year ago? http://t.co/9vGD73Q Maybe they think we're goldfish…

  56. 404

    @danwells92 Haha, in that case George Osborne has been on strike since October http://t.co/p145Tbv

  57. sunny hundal

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  58. Luke Pollard

    RT @sunny_hundal: Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme -Osborne does the same http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  59. Greg Eden

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  60. Terry Allen

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  61. Jill Hayward

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  62. Ben Cooper

    *That* Ed Miliband interview reminds me of this awful George Osborne one: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  63. Rob Carr

    *That* Ed Miliband interview reminds me of this awful George Osborne one: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  64. EducationInvestor

    @toadmeister @IainDale A common problem among today's politicians. Osborne did the same last autumn. http://j.mp/b9qm4y

  65. House Of Twits

    RT @BenCooper86 *That* Ed Miliband interview reminds me of this awful George Osborne one: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  66. Lisa Egan

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  67. Neil Inglis

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  68. Chris Addison

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  69. Sali Hughes

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  70. Lee Durbin

    @mrchrisaddison about as mad as George Osborne doing exactly the same thing last October http://is.gd/cuW0EY

  71. Lee Smith

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  72. Moose Allain

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  73. Ed Errington

    @mrchrisaddison George Osborne doing the same thing: http://t.co/iSxEF8H

  74. Jeremy Duns

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  75. Nathan Jones

    I'd never seen this before – it's almost unbelievable: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y And this man runs our economy.

  76. Paul Richardson

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  77. Fiona

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  78. Richard Brooks

    Are all our politicians broken?! @mrchrisaddison http://t.co/KRrx0oD

  79. Jaime Campbell

    @Natural_Light He's taking lessons from the master http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  80. Daniel Inglis

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  81. Guy Walters

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  82. Chris Oates

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/10/27/watch-osborne-the-robot-repeats-himself-4-times/

  83. Owen Elton

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  84. Clare O'Neill

    Fucking hell. http://t.co/UVeorkH http://t.co/V41iqbg

  85. Iain Anderson

    Miliband interview – don't they think we'll watch whole thing? http://bbc.in/mLMrZR Here's gideon http://bit.ly/99ttId via @mrchrisaddison

  86. Duncan Stott

    Ed Miliband repeats the same answer over and over http://trunc.it/hb5eo George Osbourne did the same a few months back http://trunc.it/gj97k

  87. Si MacKenzie

    @wordsnthat same thing here with Osborne http://t.co/E3dTTSc

  88. Jamie Laing

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  89. Craig E

    @Glinner You will certainly enjoy this, it's maybe even better than the Miliband clip. http://t.co/a7FrZQd

  90. chantal freeman

    I'd never seen this before – it's almost unbelievable: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y And this man runs our economy. (via @nathjones)

  91. Simon Palmer

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  92. Favstar Pop

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  93. Sarah Murison,

    Did Ed's PR people talk to Gideon's PR people on this whole repeat your message thing? haha. http://bit.ly/b9qm4y v ADuncanStott

  94. mattgoold

    @Herring1967 Its not an isolated (or Labour) thing: Gideon is a bot too: http://bit.ly/jZTFIP

  95. Owen Smith

    @robhastings1000 It's awful. Though for balance you might remember this: http://t.co/LVemppA

  96. glosocial

    http://t.co/S6MipZ4 what was that you said george? could you repeat that?

  97. Bradley Colmans

    @Herring1967 Osborne did same last year http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/10/27/watch-osborne-the-robot-repeats-himself-4-times/

  98. Sean Gittins

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  99. anna banana

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  100. Karen

    I'd never seen this before – it's almost unbelievable: http://bit.ly/b9qm4y And this man runs our economy. (via @nathjones)

  101. Chris Coltrane

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  102. Double.Karma

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  103. Rooftop Jaxx

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  104. stinkyflute the lost

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  105. Other TaxPayers Alli

    RT @chris_coltrane As we mock Ed M's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at Osborne doing the same thing http://t.co/Ini02kB

  106. chris carr

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  107. spamsac

    @spamsac For partisan balance… http://bit.ly/jcs96y They're all at it. Part of the media training, apparently. "Message discipline".

  108. Eileen Allen

    RT @chris_coltrane As we mock Ed M's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at Osborne doing the same thing http://t.co/Ini02kB

  109. wilfgilbert

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  110. Jonn Elledge

    @thejimsmith @SawbonesHex Quite. Here's George Osborne doing it: http://j.mp/b9qm4y

  111. Mathew Hobson

    Proof, if you need it, that our leaders are automatons! http://t.co/zlKPylD & http://t.co/7LMJOob .Be afraid, very afraid!

  112. antigherkin

    RT @chris_coltrane As we mock Ed M's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at Osborne doing the same thing http://t.co/Ini02kB

  113. Jim Smith

    @blissedoutjo Here's leaked video of Osborne doing it in 2009. It's a common technique. Genuine mistake or ambush? Dunno http://t.co/bbiMila

  114. tomstandage

    To be fair to Ed Miliband, here is George Osborne sounding like a stuck record too: http://t.co/FDhRA2p

  115. Duncan Stott

    @MarkJLittlewood George Osbourne used the same technique a few months back http://trunc.it/gj97k

  116. Drunk George Osborne

    That swine Millibot has been copying my "answer every question the same" trick http://t.co/bUpmRgx I'm still best at it though.

  117. Paul Garrard

    That swine Millibot has been copying my "answer every question the same" trick http://t.co/bUpmRgx I'm still best at it though.

  118. rob thomas

    @Mr_B_Wool it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/YtVgfIH”

  119. yorkierosie

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  120. Josie Fraser

    @mrchrisaddison it's mental. For balance though, here's a video of George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year. http://t.co/N7WSwtl

  121. Emma Burnell

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  122. Gary Dunion

    @robertflorence It *should* be, but the problem is all of these buggers do it. Here's Osborne for example: http://t.co/5c9lazL

  123. Lily Summers

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  124. Phil H

    That swine Millibot has been copying my "answer every question the same" trick http://t.co/bUpmRgx I'm still best at it though.

  125. Emily Davis

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  126. Alan Law

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  127. Benjamin Ramm

    Re: Miliband's repetition, Osborne did a similar interview last October: http://t.co/GsHUmMi The banal logic of soundbite politics.

  128. Benjamin Ramm

    @Sarah_Crown Osborne did a similar interview last October: http://t.co/GsHUmMi The banal logic of soundbite politics.

  129. Chris Drew

    This is also brilliant : http://t.co/UZEIzCN

  130. Norma Moore

    This is also brilliant : http://t.co/UZEIzCN

  131. Paul Trembath

    Re: Miliband's repetition, Osborne did a similar interview last October: http://t.co/GsHUmMi The banal logic of soundbite politics.

  132. Gerry McLaughlin

    The Old 'NOD&LOOP' is it boys? Osbourne: http://t.co/5zHfwMN Miliband: http://t.co/http://t.co/M

  133. Rob Williams

    George Osborn does the 'repeat the same thing 4 times' too. Robot overlords! http://tinyurl.com/2ak3a5j

  134. Lee Killeen

    George Osborn does the 'repeat the same thing 4 times' too. Robot overlords! http://tinyurl.com/2ak3a5j

  135. sunny hundal

    @jessbrammar I don't know… I think Osborne does the same here, no? http://t.co/UdfNopN

  136. garyswilkinson

    Looks like SKYNET can't completely take over yet as the Osbot has been malfunctioning as badly as the Millibot http://t.co/NmFFyZr

  137. keita

    @charityclare Terrible but it wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't so off message.Have you seen this one from Geroge Osborne? http://t.co/hnH5B5n

  138. Molly

    As we mock Ed Miliband's robot repetition, let's also find time to laugh at George Osborne doing exactly the same thing http://bit.ly/j69fg9

  139. Duncan Stott

    @paulmasonnews The exact same technique was used by George Osborne back in October, to much less comment http://trunc.it/hdj9d

  140. Duncan Stott

    @paulmasonnews The exact same technique was used by George Osborne back in October, to much less comment http://trunc.it/hdj9d

  141. Duncan Stott

    @paulmasonnews The exact same technique was used by George Osborne back in October, to much less comment http://trunc.it/hdj9d

  142. Owen Blacker

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  143. Owen Blacker

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  144. Owen Blacker

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  145. Graham Linehan

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  146. Graham Linehan

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  147. Graham Linehan

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  148. Edward Clarke

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  149. Edward Clarke

    Message to Tories trying to turn "Ed repeats himself" intvw into a meme – George Osborne follows the same practice http://bit.ly/bnYZce

  150. Broken Remote

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  151. Broken Remote

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  152. Fr Paul Butler

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  153. Fr Paul Butler

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  154. WardRuther

    “@Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/ddCBcMs”

  155. WardRuther

    “@Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/ddCBcMs”

  156. WardRuther

    “@Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/ddCBcMs”

  157. Andy Connell

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  158. Andy Connell

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  159. Andy Connell

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  160. Avid Reader

    In it for the soundbite. Must watch/read RT @Glinner George Osborne & Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  161. Avid Reader

    In it for the soundbite. Must watch/read RT @Glinner George Osborne & Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  162. Avid Reader

    In it for the soundbite. Must watch/read RT @Glinner George Osborne & Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  163. Emily Richardson

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  164. Emily Richardson

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  165. Emily Richardson

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  166. Niamh Foley

    Politicians & journalists should both be ashamed RT @Glinner Osborne & Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  167. Niamh Foley

    Politicians & journalists should both be ashamed RT @Glinner Osborne & Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  168. Niamh Foley

    Politicians & journalists should both be ashamed RT @Glinner Osborne & Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  169. Jason Brown

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  170. Jason Brown

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  171. Jason Brown

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  172. Stuart Astbury

    amazing RT @Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://bit.ly/krbHeI

  173. Stuart Astbury

    amazing RT @Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://bit.ly/krbHeI

  174. Stuart Astbury

    amazing RT @Glinner: George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://bit.ly/krbHeI

  175. Lansbury's Lido

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  176. Lansbury's Lido

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  177. Lansbury's Lido

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  178. Matt Brown

    Who said George Osbourne has nothing to say… http://t.co/jRFlGxP

  179. Matt Brown

    Who said George Osbourne has nothing to say… http://t.co/jRFlGxP

  180. Matt Brown

    Who said George Osbourne has nothing to say… http://t.co/jRFlGxP

  181. Rob Manuel

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  182. Tim Walker

    It's not comforting that Tories also kill interviews by repeating the same thing 4 times. But it is quite funny. http://t.co/de0OXyL

  183. Crispy Frontboat

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  184. Bill - RP Blog

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  185. Trudi Tilley

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  186. Heather

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  187. Dan Watson

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  188. Alex Salzedo

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  189. john miller

    Edbot & Georgebot w/ the same media Adviser? Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times http://bit.ly/l8zNtq

  190. Steve Webster

    @Alicelumley …Osbourne too: http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/10/27/watch-osborne-the-robot-repeats-himself-4-times/

  191. Daniel Howarth

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  192. Henry Path

    Of course they all think we're idiots. Gideon's Groundhog Interview. http://t.co/HfahkNZ

  193. Famous Crab

    Man I'm glad I left the UK all the politicians have been replaced by robots http://t.co/YQ0vmYZ

  194. gast!

    @vasilis Dat herhalen van hetzelfde antwoord bij verschillende vragen… http://bit.ly/b9qm4y TREND!

  195. ???????

    @RealDMitchell just a reminder this exists http://t.co/7tY4lT8

  196. Colin Ferguson

    @GavinDoig @bengoldacre He's suffering from the same software fault as George Osborne http://t.co/EOvvyr6 British workmanship, eh?

  197. Jonathan James

    To everyone going a bit crazy at Ed's interview, remember this: http://t.co/4mgXNty

  198. Ian Gilbert

    To everyone going a bit crazy at Ed's interview, remember this: http://t.co/4mgXNty

  199. Alex Kyte

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  200. Peter Finegan

    George Osborne and Ed Miliband evidently have the same media advisor http://t.co/vqh3yFX

  201. Allan C. Lloyds

    Crikey, Osborne as well: http://t.co/lV2wr0t via @libcon

  202. Morag Lloyds

    Crikey, Osborne as well: http://t.co/lV2wr0t via @libcon

  203. Darren Reynolds

    @nickinko Bizarre interview, isn't it? Watched it in disbelief earlier. Saw a link to this too – http://t.co/l00KHaA

  204. Harriet Elena Clarke

    You know the Ed Miliband repeating himself clip? Here's George O doing the same thing: http://t.co/i7UNY1w

  205. Jeremy Wagstaff

    http://bit.ly/jNIert and http://bit.ly/lhtSmt the absurdity of staying on message (and covering UK politicians) #journalism

  206. Simon Wright

    Here's the same thing done to Osbourne: http://t.co/btep4CG

  207. Simon HB

    @darrenhayman – oh, that sort of shitty inability to do anything other than repeat soundbites is no bar to high office http://t.co/hEOuu5A

  208. David Cameroon

    George says at least he's not the biggest dweeb in Parliament, now there's Ed Miliband: http://bit.ly/cMoeox

  209. Ali Mason

    @LynnFFS Sickening, isn't it? Have you seen the George Osborne version too? http://t.co/wmo4AOm

  210. Harry Rickards

    Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/GxuCBDc via @libcon

  211. Alexander Zatman

    Ed Mili may be a complete fruitcake but at least Osborne's head is also in the clouds http://t.co/Do4cYFP

  212. CassandraTroy

    George says at least he's not the biggest dweeb in Parliament, now there's Ed Miliband: http://bit.ly/cMoeox

  213. Tom Campbell

    George says at least he's not the biggest dweeb in Parliament, now there's Ed Miliband: http://bit.ly/cMoeox

  214. Mike Hickman

    George says at least he's not the biggest dweeb in Parliament, now there's Ed Miliband: http://bit.ly/cMoeox

  215. Cory Hazlehurst

    For the sake of balance, here's how Osborne doing the same as Ed M was spun on Lib Con. http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  216. johnhiggs

    @meandmybigmouth They all do it Scott, eg http://t.co/UPuU2AY (but yes, he wont be there come next election)

  217. Derek Boateng

    @Alan_M_D this is also ridiculous http://is.gd/cuW0EY

  218. Cyril Washbrook

    @jessradio – commonplace practice, mind you – http://t.co/uBKCkeQ – as delineated here – http://t.co/8QfkItu (first 50s)

  219. Simon Mason

    @distantcities Here you go http://bit.ly/b9qm4y

  220. robotinfo

    Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw | Liberal …: http://bit.ly/kBQ8Sm

  221. Michael Moran

    Ed Miliband's inability to think of anything beyond the script is hilarious, but just for political balance: http://tinyurl.com/2ak3a5j

  222. Jack Bowman

    Ed Miliband's inability to think of anything beyond the script is hilarious, but just for political balance: http://tinyurl.com/2ak3a5j

  223. Jonathan Pelham

    Osborne stuck on loop. Absolutely fucking astounding!: http://t.co/XDwRvHh

  224. flostn

    @weiserjo mittlerweile kein einzelfall mehr. mehr schon eine eigene disziplin: http://t.co/RA4r81v

  225. Johannes Weiser

    britische politiker gefangen in einem message-loop #politicalpr #brainfuck http://bit.ly/jlkO1A http://bit.ly/b9qm4y via @flostn

  226. Kaya Burgess @ Times

    @carrieapples The one that was almost exactly like this, you mean? – http://t.co/3YOnO5F

  227. Nik Drou

    For balance, here's George Osbourne doing the same thing Milliband did last week. http://t.co/pUkI1Px

  228. Alex J. Thomas

    Remember that video of Ed Milliband repeating himself? Here's George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year: http://t.co/d9IGKZR

  229. Ben Naylor

    Remember that video of Ed Milliband repeating himself? Here's George Osborne doing the exact same thing last year: http://t.co/d9IGKZR

  230. Hans-Joerg Schulz

    This English politician is a robot – MUST watch! http://itm.im/go1 + http://itm.im/go2 #georgeosborne #itm #numbersign

  231. Paul Thompson

    Watch Osborne (idiotically) give a lesson in the misuse of message discipline – http://t.co/TuXTV2DC

  232. A Week in Politics – Strikes, Reforms and the Media | The Vibe

    [...] it’s his advisers that deserve the brickbats, given that George Osborne was caught doing exactly the same thing last October.  They should have seen that incident and ensured it would never happen to their [...]

  233. Owen Nagle

    osbourne is relentlessly bad. replies to 4 different questions with the same answer http://t.co/qU6EbIr5

  234. suerose

    Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/tSrKbWC9 via @libcon

  235. Katherine Smith

    Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/tSrKbWC9 via @libcon

  236. suerose

    Watch: Osborne repeats himself 4 times in intvw | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/tSrKbWC9 … via @libcon





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