UTV now to provide all NI parties with celebrities

Fearghal McKinney
standing for SDLP
Now its getting very interesting in politics. 

First we had Mike Nesbitt standing for the UUP/Conservatives in Strangford constituency, and now we have Fearghal McKinney looking to stand for the SDLP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

UTV has gagged Lynda Bryans (Mike's Wife who still works in UTV) because regulations on coverage of elections meant Lynda could not present the programme until after the election.  OK, understand the need to be politically neutral and be seen to be politically neutral.  But is it a difficulty for UTV that its ex-presenters are becoming more political?

In a bid to remain completely neutral, UTV could extend its neutrality by providing the other parties with a list of Ex-UTV presenters, so that all political parties can have an equal shot of having a UTV personality on their election tickets.  And will the BBC also step in help by providing a list to every party of their own ex-BBC personalities?

I had suggested May McFettridge could be the SDLP celeb, but she may now be picked up by some other party.  Any takers?

Suggestions on who could be on the UTV and BBC lists for parties to pick from in the comment box please.


Alex said...

Whoever the next one is, please don't let "wee Hugo Duncan" anywhere near Stormont.

It's bad enough that he has a public platform on the radio, but if he's standing in Stormont, who knows what'll happen up there...

"awk ya will, ya will, ya will vote for me..."

Ivor Whitten on 11:33 am said...

:) He could bribe potential voters with cream buns and bounty bars.


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