BBC Scotland’s new ‘Question Time’ show spurns numerous talented women and gets the ‘Sofa Lothario’ it deserves?

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Stephen Jardine is to host the new BBC Scotland ‘Question Time’ titled Debate Night’ on Wednesday 27 February at 22:45.

‘Housewives’ favourite’ at STV and regular presenter for the BBC for years now, Jardine writes on food and drink for the Scotsman and has presented on his other areas of expertise, clothes and cars. On leaving STV, in 2011, Jardine reflected:

‘I totted it up and I’ve sat on the sofa with 25 female co-hosts. That’s quite a tally. I guess that makes me a bit of a sofa lothario! I’ve loved them all in different ways.’

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/archives/news/50239/stephen-jardine-looks-back-on-his-career-as-he-quits-stv/

Jardine, 56, will need to watch his words now with probable guests like Kezia, Ruth or the First Minister.

He is also founder of a PR company where wife ‘Sheila Jardine’ is on the staff:

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Like all PR companies, Taste is prepared to defend companies against the work of real journalists who have investigated and exposed their dishonesty:

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http://tastecommunications.co.uk/about/who-we-are/

How would Taste help with stories of health risks from their products? Scottish Rapeseed Oil is one of their customers. The controversy surrounding rapeseed oil is extensive and heated at the moment. The Taste client list is saturated with many producers of alcoholic drinks. What role have they played in the debate on minimum pricing?

So, steeped in food, alcoholic drinks, cars, business interests and with a pro-business mindset, does Jardine possess the impartiality not to mention the intellectual depth required?

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7 thoughts on “BBC Scotland’s new ‘Question Time’ show spurns numerous talented women and gets the ‘Sofa Lothario’ it deserves?

  1. gavin February 16, 2019 / 11:52 am

    He claims he was asked to stand firstly as an MP, then later as an MSP.
    I cannot find a party link, but assume it was the Tories.
    Whoever party it was must have been made aware of his political leanings.

    I never listen to his broadcasts so don’t know much about him.
    If its BBC Scotland, then its highly unlikely he will be for Indy!

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      • gavin February 16, 2019 / 1:57 pm

        May/June 2011— Jardine makes the claim in several news outlets (including the Express, Scotsman, Sun etc). It is interesting that some sites show a later update to the interview, with large blank areas, where presumably there was content.
        I wonder if Jardine has had stuff removed( as you are allowed these days) to protect his political “integrity”?

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  2. johnrobertson834 February 16, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    I was of course joking about three of the four ladies above being talented. Isobel, at the end, stood up, to that bear, Ian DAvidson.

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    • annraynet February 22, 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Isobel has integrity.

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  3. heisker February 16, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    “Jardine told how he had been approached by a political party on two different occasions – once to stand as an MP for Westminster and more recently to become an MSP at Holyrood.”
    I’m sure the BBC will know which Party.
    Socialist Worker? Perhaps not!
    Someone must know. He clearly had aspirations and was well-connected back in 2011.

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  4. Jon February 16, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    Google Stephen Jardine Jack Mcconnell friends, theres plenty of links.

    Cracking car. Btw, is it his!

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