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Dandontdare

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Re: The Big British Castle
« Reply #150 on: 07 July, 2015, 01:27:14 PM »
This governemnt seem very keen on giving away other people's money and property -  it was the govt, not the BBC that decided to give pensioners a free licence - then a few years later, they tell the BBC that the corporation must pay for the govt's generosity. Similarly with housing associations - they've sold off nearly all the stae-owned housing so now they legislated that HA tenants can buy their properties, even if they don't belong to the govt.

I find the shameless and continual Beeb-bashing from the tories to be shameful, egged on by the tabloid press (no conflict of interest there then...).

If they ever do go from licence-fee funding to adverts, it will probably see the end of my radio-listening days. I listen to a lot of radio (R4, 4extra & 6music and a bit of R2) but I cannot abide ads on the radio (don't know why they bug me infinitely more than they do on TV)

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Re: The Big British Castle
« Reply #151 on: 07 July, 2015, 02:13:11 PM »
This governemnt seem very keen on giving away other people's money and property

Hey, don't knock it - it means they know how socialism works.  Now if the poor could just have some we'd be getting somewhere.

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Re: The Big British Castle
« Reply #152 on: 07 July, 2015, 05:36:03 PM »
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If they ever do go from licence-fee funding to adverts, it will probably see the end of my radio-listening days. I listen to a lot of radio (R4, 4extra & 6music and a bit of R2) but I cannot abide ads on the radio (don't know why they bug me infinitely more than they do on TV)

Agreed. I live in America, and mainstream TV & radio stations here are genuinely headache-inducing to watch/listen to.

That's what it'll soon be like in the UK if the BBC goes.

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Oddly enough, when you talk to anyone from outside Britain, the two things they most associate with us, and admire us for, are the NHS and the BBC, both of which the Tories are hell-bent on destroying in order to provide additional profits for their already-rich-beyond-comprehension donors and supporters.

Word.

As comedian Rob Delaney put it on Twitter the other day (paraphrasing): "The BBC and the NHS are all that prevents the UK from being a grey Florida".

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Re: The Big British Castle
« Reply #153 on: 08 July, 2015, 09:10:42 AM »
I love the BBC - its a great institution - but I think they need a change in leadership.
Comedy and drama are dying a death on BBC 1 and 2.

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Re: The Big British Castle
« Reply #154 on: 08 July, 2015, 10:40:43 AM »
My generally positive view of the BBC did get coloured slightly by INDYREF where they seemed to me at least, to be in bed with the NO campaign; I'd love to see if there are papers that back that up.

But I'm still glad we have them.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/john-robertson/bbc-bias-and-scots-referendum-new-report

Fill your boots - study done by the University of the West of Scotland.



The idea that the BBC is an unbiased, non-partisan news source is nonsense.

Best you've ever had. Or ever will.