... it's always the foreigners who get the fun? One sees, however, that these are locally retained staff. One was a Palestinian holding a Syrian passport, just the sort of person you expect the BBC to employ. You don't get the London-based staff risking their lilly-white skins on reporting the news. They'll be back in the studios, watching the coverage and interviewing each other – waving their hands around in that irritating fashion of theirs, which makes them unwatchable.