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Jul 3, 2015 at 7:53 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Sorry to bang on but
Jan 2014 BBC announce PENSION fund deficit so they will top it up by £740m over 4 years = £185m/yr, instead of asking staff to fix deficit themselves.
July 2015 BBC announce LICENCE fund deficit = £150m/yr and 1000 redundancies to fund it. (6% of staff)
* no one else see a connection ?
* no one else wonder if BBC licence payers are compensating BBC pension fund for failed "green investment strategy" ?

* It would have been OK if there hadn't been an "unexpected" failure in increasing new paying viewers by 1m

Jul 3, 2015 at 5:31 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@michael hart, yep worth highlighting but look at top right of the screen to the "Seen Elsewhere" column and you'll see that story has been there for a while.

@Tomo - There are RELATIVE hyperlinks and ABSOLUTE hyperlinks
In html links that begin http are detected as absolute
..if you miss the http:// off then the link gets process as a relative hence

BTW this connects to an issue when for speed you enter the BH site via and suddenly find yourself on
- The post headlines and blue menu bar links are RELATIVE, so click them and you stay on
- but some of the links on the page were set up as ABSOLUTE so can end up on eg. when you click Bishop Hill main header or the RHS columns marked "Recent"
.......(I said touching forelock I am just a humble hanger on here)

Re BBC "An unexpected increase in the number of households saying they do not watch live TV "
UNEXPECTED cos they so accustomed to ignoring viewers/listeners complaints.. and are not in touch with sentiment towards them

Jul 3, 2015 at 4:37 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Matt Ridley discusses climate change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. An hour-long podcast, June 29th 2015. Not a lot new for regular readers here, but Ridley puts the luke-warmer case very well and I find him an enjoyable speaker.

Jul 3, 2015 at 12:23 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Another own goal but not by the Footie teams

However, in response to the petition Lord Hall said that the word Daesh risks giving "the impression of support" for the group's opponents and "would not preserve the BBC's impartiality".

38 dead and they still talk about impartiality when on other subjects they are anything but impartial eg Climate Change.

Jul 2, 2015 at 3:17 PM | Registered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air


that link thing is odd - some work some don't I wonder what I'm doing wrong to get prepended to the links....

The InsidetheEA twitter feed is still popping the occasional item - I hope it's simply a billing oversight ..... I've emailed "Henry" asking.... aiui has some arcane methodology for recording stuff so it's not entirely reliable.... I have specifically submitted stuff over the years.

I know it was causing discomfort at Horizon House and I've been receiving a separate steady drizzle of anecdotage from disgruntled / indignant insiders and victims. This is one bureaucratic predator that isn't going to give up without a (dirty) fight.

Jul 2, 2015 at 2:59 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Tomo corrected link Inside The EA is off
but Wayback Machine shows last scan on June 11m shows the last update from the author was on 20 Dec 2014
..maybe the EA poisoned his/her Christmas pudding

Jul 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

An unexpected increase in the number of households saying they do not watch live TV so do not pay for a licence has been blamed for the shortfall."

So I'm blamed for 1000 people losing their jobs? I'm happy with that.....just a shame that so few of the bloated "bridge crew" of "our" broadcasting Titan will be joining them eh?

Watch out though - they are still pushing v.hard in the corridors of power for an Internet levy.

three in a row - enough!

Jul 2, 2015 at 2:32 PM | Registered Commentertomo

In other news (or ... not maybe) the online plagiarism checker seems to have gotten amnesia / withered on the vine.

Perhaps one shouldn't be surprised as it was a "Hacked Off" vehicle which started out getting hoisted by its own petard.

That said - anybody know of a similar service? - there was one iirc that was very useful tracking BBC stories in a split column format.... ?

Jul 2, 2015 at 2:09 PM | Registered Commentertomo


The EA whistleblower site Inside The EA has gone "off air" (DNS fails)

Some relief at the palatial Horizon House in Bristol and Millbank Tower in London if it's a permanent thing - and if it is - it'll be a shame. The EA being the epitome of a toxic, dysfunctional overspending out of control bureaucracy 'n all... cache

Jul 2, 2015 at 1:18 PM | Registered Commentertomo

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