Monday, October 01, 2007

Is Stephanie Flanders a bit of a lefty ?

After her red dress in the Cameron interview on Newsnight and the pointed question she asked about single parents ( she apparently is one, but not married ) I started to wonder about her.

Having just seen her on Newsnight trying her hardest to do Labour's job for them on the inheritance tax proposals from the Conservative party I'm getting suspicious. She makes some very strong assertions.

Now from internet sites it appears she was a speech writer for US Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers, members of the Clinton administration . And then worked for the New York times ( now I believe they are seen as left of centre ).

Odd the BBC employing someone with a left wing view point - surely not ;-) .....

Maybe I have this wrong, but the tone of her voice when discussing Conservative proposals suggests to me she has a strong opinion.

Update: Here are a few article by Ms Flanders for Prospect magazine - should gave a few clues to her line of thinking.

5 comments:

Lord Higham-Johnson said...

Maybe I have this wrong, but the tone of her voice when discussing Conservative proposals suggests to me she has a strong opinion.

But does this ncessarily mean a leftist opinion?

Man in a Shed said...

Not by itself, but I'm plotting a line between the few points of information available.

Her attitude to various Conservative proposals could have a large impact on how well received they are. If she has an axe to grind then its going to be significant.

UK Daily Pundit said...

"Is Stephanie Flanders a bit of a lefty?"

Is a fish's head waterproof?

Mark Heenan said...

I believe I heard somewhere reliable that she used to date Ed "Balls by name" Balls... Does that answer your question?

Man in a Shed said...

Its certainly smoke if not the flames. A search on Google on the lines you suggest brings further such comments.