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Eddie Mair | 12:16 UK time, Tuesday, 26 September 2006

didn't say "Well, that's a lie" - what DID she say?


  1. At 12:23 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Rach wrote:

    I'd like a pie

  2. At 12:26 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Phil wrote:

    Perhaps she noticed a familiar face in the crowd.
    Someone called Allister, known to his friends as allie?

  3. At 12:37 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:


    She undoubtedly said, “That’s A-Lie McCoist.”

  4. At 12:49 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Sara wrote:

    I reckon it's a shame she was so rudely interrupted, just as she was saying "Well, that's a li-kely future prime minister and excellent successor to my husband if ever I saw one!"

  5. At 01:06 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Dr Hackenbush wrote:


    “Well, that’s all I will stay and listen to for now, as I have my dental appointment looming.”

  6. At 01:10 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Rufus T. Firefly wrote:

    I think she said...

    "When the moon the hits your eye like a
    big pizza pie. That's amore",

    "When the world seems to shine like
    you've had too much wine. That's amore".

    "Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-
    ling-a-ling. And you'll sing"Vita Gordon".


  7. At 01:11 PM on 26 Sep 2006, big sister wrote:


  8. At 01:13 PM on 26 Sep 2006, big sister wrote:

    Hang on, I've just realised what Ed's on about - This all goes back to the delectable Kirsty (oh, how we've been misled!) So - Tell! - Just what DID Kirsty say to the papers about you? Implied? Hm, there's more to this than meets the eye, methinks.

  9. At 01:15 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Alfster wrote:

    "Well, that's a lie" ble action if ever I heard one"

    (Yes, I know verbal is 'slander' but I am sure she could argue it's her 'human right' to call it libel)

  10. At 01:26 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Lee Vitout wrote:

    She probably said,

    "Well he's a lying bastard!!"

    I think the Bloomberg reporter (She seems such a nice girl) cleaned it up for broadcasting.

  11. At 01:28 PM on 26 Sep 2006, whisht wrote:

    can't top Sara at 4.

    though Cherie could equally have said "dad, how're yer doin'?" and the woman from Bloomberg could be:
    a) cloth eared
    b) exhibiting journalistic Munchausen
    c) fibbing

    btw - that's twice now that Today have made me stop and listen - not leaving the house till a piece had finished - and making me late for work. Once through the honest outpouring of emotion and loss from a mother, and this morning through the honest (if calculated) outpouring of a Politician!

    c'mon PM..... what you gonna do to make me listen and perhaps miss the footy??

    also - can you be both honest and calculating..?

  12. At 01:33 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Chris the Pickle wrote:

    "That's a li -kely story"... Oh wait, that's the same as "That's a lie" isn't it? Oh well.

  13. At 01:42 PM on 26 Sep 2006, C Blair wrote:

    Actually, to put the record straight, what I said was, 'well, that's a lie...down for me'. You see, me sling backs were killing me. That Gordon....Bennet seems like such a nice chap.

  14. At 02:05 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Rachel wrote:

    Well, I reckon she did say it, but the media have failed to examine the syntax: GB says, "It's been a privilege to work with Tony" CB remarks "That's a lie - it's been a privilege for him to work with you, Gordon."

  15. At 02:27 PM on 26 Sep 2006, G Brown wrote:

    I think that she was suffering with a seriously imPrudent case of Post Neo-Classical Endogenous Gob Syndrome.

    She might have been more Prudent to observe my own Golden Rule, Borrowing other people to Invest in these attacks, while keeping herself aloof from the uproar that follows.

    As a Working mother with a Family she can Tax my Prudence, sorry I meant patience, but I give her Credits for supporting her husband throughout the recent upheavals, which I had nothing to do with. Honest. And Tom, thanks for the present for Fraser, and the little chat. There will be a Cabinet job for you once I take over the country. (Shouldn't we edit that bit out?)

    An Economic Approach to criticism of the man who will one day rule the planet, rooted in common sense and stressing the symbiotic relationships in Downing Street would be the most Prudent course of events from now on.

    And to those of you wondering who will be my Chancellor when I become Galactic Emperor, the Prudent answer is Balls. Ed Balls, of course.

  16. At 02:39 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Lissa, PM Blog Diva wrote:


    The Blog Wizard Tony tells me they disappeared earlier because in August the 26th day of the month fell on a weekend and this month it's a Tuesday.

    I'm taking your lovely postcards home to photograph tonight to put them onto the blog.

    And I'm still struggling with working out how to put audio online without breaking copyright rules, compromising BBC security or crashing the whole of BBC news.

  17. At 02:54 PM on 26 Sep 2006, anne wrote:

    I think she said 'I was only buying my son two flats for when he goes to university just like every mother does'.....oh no, sorry that was another occasion.

    In that case it must have been 'I can't put my robes on in there with all the other barristers because I am the PM's wife, and don't tell me i did it last year because that was before the election victory'...oh no, sorry that was another occasion.

    In which case surely it was 'It's a lie to say that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction able to wipe out the UK with 15 minutes notice'....oh no, sorry that was someone else. ALthough close.

  18. At 03:19 PM on 26 Sep 2006, whisht wrote:

    anne - thankyou

  19. At 03:41 PM on 26 Sep 2006, anne wrote:

    whisht - it was my pleasure!

  20. At 04:02 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Cynical R Charlton wrote:

    As the lady was allegedly departing the Conference I would suggest she was saying

    "Well, that's all I.... ...can stand of that lying bastard who's tring to steal my husband's job."

  21. At 04:14 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Artela wrote:

    I think she was caught out doing the one thing that lawyers and politicians are never supposed to be caught doing... you know, that whole "honest truth" thing.

  22. At 04:41 PM on 26 Sep 2006, Sir Huge wrote:

    How inclusive for Cherie to have said, "Well, that's Allah".

  23. At 06:22 PM on 26 Sep 2006, David McNickle wrote:

    Appareny, "I need to get by." Talk about spin.

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