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Kelvin MacKenzie cleared over 'Jockestan' jibe about Nicola Sturgeon

12 October 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former Sun editor’s description of the Scottish first minister on BBC’s The Daily Politics show will not face investigation despite nearly 80 complaints

The media regulator has decided not to launch an investigation into Kelvin MacKenzie referring to Nicola Sturgeon as the “lady who runs Jockestan” on BBC2’s The Daily Politics show, after deciding that the comment was “justified by the context”.

Ofcom received almost 80 complaints from members of the public who found the comment about Scotland’s first minister offensive.

Related: Kelvin MacKenzie scorns the Conservatives in favour of a new party

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Nick Clegg calls for Prime Minister's Questions axe: 'It's a farce'

19 January 2015 2:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nick Clegg has called for Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) to be axed.

The deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader branded the weekly session, in which the prime minister takes policy questions from fellow MPs across the political spectrum, "an absolute farce", and said that it isn't a good use of parliamentary time.

During his appearance on John Pienaar's Sunday Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday (January 18), Clegg was questioned about his "uncomfortable" appearance during a discussion about TV debates at PMQs.

"Well, awkward? How much more awkward can you get? You have to sit to listen to your two main rivals tear strips off each other, and you're not allowed to say anything! Of course it's awkward," he replied, chuckling.

"It's ridiculous, the whole thing is ridiculous. The whole thing should be scrapped. It's an absolute farce, Prime Minister's Questions."

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