Search

OPINION: Radio presenter Steve Allen looks at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:00 13 March 2017

Archant

I am being spied on, even Trump agrees

I am fairly sure I am being spied on.

Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Barack Obama tapped his phone calls. He gave no evidence to back that up and I have no evidence that I am being tapped, so it must be equally true.

Then all the security officials in America said it wasn’t true.

Why would you need to bug Donald?

If you want to record him saying something embarrassing just listen to his speeches.

When a White House spokeswoman was asked if Donald Trump accepted that he wasn’t bugged she said: “I don’t think he does.

“He firmly believes that this is a storyline that has been reported pretty widely.”

Of course it has, the press reported that he tweeted about it.

Just because something gets in the news doesn’t make it true.

It was pretty widely reported that Trump splashed out on some hotel room entertainment in Moscow but it doesn’t make it true, even though that would be funny if it were true.

Which leads me to my point. I am being spied on.

Also this week experts claimed Samsung TVs could be hacked by the CIA and MI5 and they could use the microphone on the TV to listen to everything you say.

Admittedly they would hear what you say while you’re watching TV, so it would include things like “ooh, what’s he been in before,” and “well, at least The Nightly Show makes the adverts look good”.

Do I really think the CIA and MI5 have bothered to hack my TV to listen to me?

Well, it’s been pretty widely reported.

Reported by me on my radio show and Twitter feed, but still, it’s been reported a lot.

So it’s true. I don’t mind though.

I’m happy to get anyone listening.

•Tune into Steve’s Friday show on Time 107.5FM each week from 2.15pm to hear the local paper review.

Latest Romford Stories

50 minutes ago

Former Arena-Essex Hammers promoter Peter Thorogood admitted it is heartbreaking to see the Raceway where he spent many years close down, writes Jacob Ranson.

10:00

Essex club look to extend four-game unbeaten run on Saturday

09:00

Everyone Active Raiders NIHL 2 captain Sam Roberts is excited for the new-look side’s home opener at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre against Bristol Pitbulls.

08:00

Romford’s Lauren Salisbury is hoping to make her country proud at the Youth Olympics in Argentina next month.

07:30

Gidea Park College teacher Lucy King took part in the Great River Race on the Thames, writes Lee Power.

07:00

A group of 10 friends from Havering Hockey Club set out on a new challenge at Campion School on Sunday.

5 minutes ago

An award winning play by the National Theatre has been adapted specifically for children and will be performed in schools in Dagenham and Havering.

A college student made it to the final of a prestigious fashion competition at London Fashion Week, showcasing her work on the runway.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now