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When the Oxegen and Babs nonsense hit the fan back in July, there was one notable absentee from the gallery of pundits having a go. Joe Duffy was on holidays and the nation wept tears of relief. But he’s back …

Thu, Aug 9, 2007, 14:17

   

When the Oxegen and Babs nonsense hit the fan back in July, there was one notable absentee from the gallery of pundits having a go. Joe Duffy was on holidays and the nation wept tears of relief.

But he’s back and today, the Liveline host got his chance to have a tussle with MCD Concerts spokesman Justin Green, our favourite gold-chain wearing PR supremo.

Justin came on air to defend the support acts for the Rolling Stones gig at Slane Castle next week (hey, The Hold Steady and Tinariwen! You just have to put up with The Charlatans), but he must have realised he was going to get a belt in the gob about Babs.

You could tell that Joe was just gagging for a row. Joe had missed his chance in July (actually, where was Justin when people were fuming about Babs?), but he now had a chance for retribution.

He plamased Justin for a bit (he didn’t mention the gold chain, which was a shame) before he went on the attack about Babs. You could tell that Joe was getting excited because his voice went all high-pitched and squeaky. Joe even started talking about Gordon Brown and foot-and-mouth. No, it didn’t make any sense.

Naturally, Justin just batted it all away. It must be the gold chain.

Best radio since the weather forecast on Morning Ireland yesterday.

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